Ofsted Outstanding 2015 and 2019; Nursery World Childminder of the Year 2021.
I have 2 children of my own, aged 19 and 16 and, have been a registered childminder since 2009. I offer a homely, caring and nurturing environment where, through carefully planned play and lots of fun, children can reach their full development potential.
We spend a lot of time outdoors exploring all the gems Wallingford has to offer; the 'jungle' in the Kinecroft, the Castle Gardens, the Bullcroft, the 'potion den!' and the river. When possible we make use of some of the playgroups in Wallingford and the library. We spend a lot of time in our large garden and I'm excited to say that for 3 year olds and upwards there is a chance to have a go at woodworking, this offers so much opportunity for physical development, creativity, problem solving, self esteem and curiosity and massive levels of engagement.
I provide regular updates which include photographs and comments on your child's activities through the day highlighting how they are progressing within the EYFS.
I hold - Current paediatric first aid certificate. Specialist Safeguarding. Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce, Post Graduate Certificate Early Years and attend as many relevant training courses as possible.
I have completed enhanced SEN training for childminders, I am regstered to offer Nursery Education Funding and I mentor newly registered childminders.