Experienced Childminder, looking after children age 0 to 11.
I have been a childminder since 2001 providing a safe, welcoming, stimulating and fun environment for all children in a home setting. I have a son, Sam, who works for the Department for Education. I also have a small dog, Bella, who is very sociable with children. I offer various activities and experiences to cater for each individual child and their physical, social, intellectual and emotional needs
My emphasis is on the children learning through play, as well as gaining valuable social skills. I am a member of the Woodseats childminding group. We meet on a weekly basis and take the children on trips to play centres, petting zoos, farms, parks, garden centres and out into the countryside. This enables interaction with other children, adults and animals and gives them the opportunities to spend some time outdoors on as many days as possible. The childminders within the group are available to help out with holiday cover, sickness, and are always on hand to help with any emergency that may arise.
If you would like references I can give you the contact details of parents of children I am minding now, or you can look through the written references I have from parents of children I have previously minded.