Welcome to my website, I am a well established Ofsted Registered Childminder and have been awarded "Outstanding" by Ofsted in 2013. My setting is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and I am working towards gaining my Accreditation with The Curiosity Approach which will make me one of the first Childminders in the Country to be awarded this. For more information please see www.thecuriosityapproach.com
We are based on the South side of Rushden in a large 4 bedroomed detached house. We are just a 5 minutes walk from Southend Infant and Junior Schools.
I have been childminding for 15 years. I am able to drop and collect from schools (Southend Infant and Junior Schools) and nurseries within Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Wymington including Denfield Nursery.
I have a happy and fun loving home and all children are treated as part of the family.
I cater for children from 6 months to 14 years of age.
I keep a Learning Journal for each child where I record what we have done, any special moments, and how each child is progressing etc and this is to share with parents. I work within the guidelines of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
I have a group on Facebook where we update pictures of our day (with your permission of course!)
I welcome children with disabilities or additional needs and my house has a downstairs bathroom/toilet and no steps. I have experience of caring for children with ADHD, Asbergers Syndrome, ODD, ADD, Autism and OCD as well as diets for children with nut allergies, type 1 diabetes and Coeliac..
I was awarded 5 Stars by Environmental Health in January 2019
I offer both full and part time, occasional minding, short and long term contracts as well as respite care.
I currently care for 9 children at various times, their ages range from 10 months to 12 years.
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy my site, please feel free to contact me with with queries or for an informal chat.