Through play I encourage all children to reach their full potential
I live with my husband, our two children, (eldest flown the nest), Pop the Gerbil and Archie the Bichon Frise, in a 3 storey town house, with an enclosed garden in Highbridge, Somerset.
I love working with children of all ages, I like to provide a home away from home where your children will be able to continue their development while also having lots of fun and making new friends.
I offer children the opportunity to take part in free play, planned activities and various outings in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework to promote development and well being.
Free Entitlement Funding Offered 2,3 & 4 year olds
Tax Free Childcare
Why Choose a Childminder?
Registered childminders offer flexible home-based childcare in a family environment rather than the more institutional environment of a nursery
Registered childminders are inspected regularly to ensure they meet or exceed The National Standards and are fully insured
Childminders and family members aged 16+ are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Small numbers of children with a childminder means that each child can receive the individual care and attention that they need and children can thrive in a small group, usually of two or three children, a ratio that nurseries can not hope to achieve
Parents have the satisfaction of knowing that both they and their child will be forming a relationship with just one carer
Recent research has shown that children benefit from care in a family style environment, where they can bond with a regular caregiver
Brothers and Sisters of all ages can be looked after together. Childminders can look after children from babies to teenagers offering an unrivalled continuity of care
More flexibility around meal times, sleep times and planned activities. Hours can also be far more flexible than those of a nursery, especially valuable when parents work part-time or unusual hours
Childminders offer greater flexibility because they work at home. If you have unusual hours, special needs or irregular work patterns, childminders are often the best option
Many parents prefer their children to be in the less institutionalised setting of a childminder's home, rather than a nursery
All childminders are different, and parents can choose the one they find most suitable for themselves and their child
Some childminders are registered to provide overnight care, although this is not a service that I offer at this moment
The Families, Children and Child Care study (FCCC) says that Childminders are the next best thing to being at home with Mother
A registered childminder has the advantage of being able to offer good quality care for children in a secure, loving, home environment