I live in Birch Hill, Bracknell and have two Sons. I have paediatric first aid training, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, a Health & Social Care qualification and a BA (Hons) degree. I am registered with OFSTED and the Local Authority. I love caring for children, encouraging them to learn and develop at their own pace and building their confidence.
I closely follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) guidelines which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. I monitor their progress and put next steps in place to ensure they are on track for their age range. This will be available to parents. I carry out development checks at 2 years old which will be provided to parents to take to their 2 year check with the Health Visitor. I am educating myself on festivals, celebrations and public holidays in other countries so that I can plan activities to involve those relevant to the children in my care. I provide a fun, caring environment for your child. I work closely with parents, Schools (with written permission from parents) and their children to offer care suited to their individual needs. We are out and about everyday exploring the world around us, visiting parks, farms, woods, toddler groups, library, mixing with other children and playing in the fully enclosed, secure garden. I live within a 10 minute walk to The Look Out and 15 minutes to South Hill Park with a number of other parks and play areas along the way. A variety of toys and books are fully accessible in the lounge area for all ages groups and messy play such as painting, crafts and other messy tasks takes place fully supervised in the kitchen/dining area or garden. Both indoor and outdoor toys are provided and outdoor activities are encouraged such as gardening, water/sand games, growing seeds, flowers and learning what happens during the process.
My setting will offer a mixture of adult led activities as well as child initiated play. I will concentrate on areas in the observations that may have gaps to ensure that all children have the chance to reach their full potential. I carry out risk assessments in the home setting and for each outdoor trip, monitor them regularly and update if changes have occurred. I am happy to offer transition assistance by sharing learning journeys with new Schools (only with written permission from parents) and work with children to overcome anxieties.
I have a compliments/complaints book for parents to fill out and feedback questionnaires available along with a parent pack which details all the information you might find useful about my policies and procedures. It is important to me to build good relationships with parents in order to meet the needs of their children. We will discuss planning, next steps and feedback by daily/weekly chats, emails, texts to diary notes and copies of observations that I make.