Ofsted Registered Childminder

About Me

I qualified as an Ofsted registered childminder in 2005 and am able to care for up to six children under the age of eight, of which no more than three can be under five years old and only one can be under a year old as well as over older children. I live in Litchborough which is a rural village about five miles from Towcester and am married with two daughters, aged thirteen and eleven. Before becoming a childminder I was a Secondary Science teacher for eight years. My elder daughter was cared for by a childminder so I have a good understanding of the relationship needed between families and their childminder and the requirements of working parents.

My Qualifications & Aim

I aim to provide children with a safe, relaxed home environment which they enjoy attending. I meet all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and work in partnership with parents / carers to give high quality care which maximises the learning and development of each individual child. I am also a member of the National Childminding Association and Northamptonshire Childminding Association. I was graded "outstanding" in my latest Ofsed inspection and I have many relevant qualifications including:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate (Level 2)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Behaviour Management
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Diploma in Home-Based Childcare (Currently Studying)

Activities
Spacious playroom equipped with a wide variety of resources and toys. A large garden for fun and games outside.
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Fun Visits
Regular visits to toddler groups, library, childminding group, Towcester Toy Library, soft-play areas and local parks.
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School Runs & Meals
Pick up and drop-off at Blakesley Pre-School & Primary School and Maidford Nursery. Meals available to suit all needs.
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Ofsted Approved: Outstanding Category

The provision is outstanding. Children thrive in a setting that is very child-friendly and meets the needs of children of all ages, clearly recognising their uniqueness and individuality. Each child receives support according to their individual needs enabling them to take part in all activities in a fully inclusive way. The children make rapid progress and greatly benefit from the professional skills of this secondary school science teacher. She is continually striving to offer the very best possible care and education to the children.


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