My husband Paul Muttitt and I childmind together full time. Before childminding together, we were Foster Carers for 13 children aged 0-10 with Sheffield Social Services.
Our whole family adore young children and we are determined to make their experience with us a positive and exciting one. We have a daughter Kat aged 13, and a son, Nathan aged 18 who works as a Nursery Assistant at Abbeydale Cottage Nursery.
We are committed to working with the whole family, not just the child we look after, which involves offering flexible hours and being there in times of crisis at no extra cost. We have an amazing relationship with all our families, holding regular Saturday coffee mornings, so that those who wish to get involved can get to know one another and make friends. We encourage an open, honest relationship with parents, where they can offer suggestions and freely share any concerns or ideas at any time.
We provide varied and structured activities in line with the Early Year's Foundation Stage framework, which will help children to develop at their own pace, indulge their own interests and stimulate their curiosity, whilst widening their knowledge and experience of the world around them.
The activities we provide include singing, nursery rhymes, reading a variety of educational books and visiting the library, educational games and jigsaws, messy play, art and craft activities, painting, play dough, role play, dressing up, dance and music (making instruments), trips to local parks, toddler groups and soft play areas, country parks, farms and other places of interest.
We go on outings EVERY DAY at no extra cost to parents, including to Matlock Farm, Queens Park and Cliffe Park, Rother Valley, and Longshaw.
WE CAN OFFER THE FREE 15 HOURS CHILDCARE PLACES TO 2, 3 AND 4 YEAR OLD'S. All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for these, and they can be split between other settings (e.g. nursery/preschool) and childminders who are accredited. We can offer 15 hours per week x 38 weeks (school term time), or 12 hours per week x 47 weeks. We also offer FREE 30 HOURS places, subject to availability.
We do not charge during the holidays for Term-time only children, and have spaces for those who just need care during school holidays.
Private & government childcare vouchers accepted.
If you are interested please call me or email. OUTSTANDING REFERENCES AVAILABLE from current and previous clients.