I provide high quality, home based childcare and education for up to three children in the 0-5 age group (1 of those can be under 12 months old) and occasional after-school care. I was rated 'good' by Ofsted at my last inspection.
I provide a warm, nurturing and fun environment where children can explore many new learning experiences. I have a well-equipped playroom where a variety of resources are available for the children to access independently. For example, a child could choose between playing with the small world farm or train track, dressing up, mark-making, puzzles, looking at books or exploring a treasure basket. At other times, there are opportunities for playing with play-doh, making a craft, painting or messy play. Activities are often linked to the seasons or to cultural celebrations.
I have a large, private fenced off garden at the rear of the house which includes both paved and grassed areas. There's also a vegetable patch, playhouse and fruit trees. Regular features of the outdoor area include ride on toys, a small climbing frame and slide, a small trampoline, a sand and water table and mud kitchen. I am a Forest Childcare Provider and believe that spending time outdoors is very important.