I am a childminder in Sheffield
I have worked as a childminding assistant for the last 5 years, I became registered as a childminder in 2016. I work closely with the childminders in the area and get a lot of ideas and support from them. I look after children aged 6 months - 13 years and do school collection from Saint Patrick's school Mon-Fri, I also do nursery drop off at 8.30 AM and nursery collection at 11.30 AM. I take the children to a playgroup every day of the week and plan activities based on the world calendar, I provide messy play every day this could be things like cornflour, shaving foam, water, sand etc. I offer a welcoming, friendly, enabling and exciting environment for the children and work in partnership with all the parents discussing what is best for their children and keeping them updated on a daily basis. During school holidays I take the children on trips to places like The Deep, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Gulliver's Kingdom etc.
I provide the children with breakfast, lunch and an evening meal with snacks and water throughout the day, this is included in my hourly rate. I offer a sibling discount and I am registered to provide FEL (Free Early Learning) for 2 and 3 year olds. I am on the tax-free childcare scheme and work with parents who use coupons from work and university funding.