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Bronkhorst, Gizelle Terreblanche

A mother myself of a delicious little girl of 3 years old, who has been working in the childcare sector for the past 20 years. I consider myself a proactive, responsible, gentle and a fun caregiver with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge. I strive to help and encourage all children to learn and develop to their full potential.  I provide a loving home from home childminding setting, where outdoors and play groups form a fundamental part of our weekly learning experience and meeting up with other childminders and parents, contribute to providing a well-rounded safe place to explore, learn and develop. Visits to the library, walks in the park and feeding the ducks are just some of the exciting and fun excursions that we all look forward to doing every week. We often attend ‘special’ days out, which the children can’t wait to attend.

I believe in following a predominantly child led learning environment, which develops confidence and life skills. When choosing which arts and crafts to set out for the day, I always have a themed unit of enquiry which I try to incorporate across all our activities to provide a learning experience simultaneously. Storytime is an important part of learning and I combine story time and quiet time to create the perfect wind down experience for nap time.  Music and dance, baking and cooking, gardening and building are all integral to learning and we provide a wide variety of stimulating activities to maximise the development and learning of each child.  I have a wonderful outdoor area with lots of grass to play on. I have a smart, gentle and loving Yorkie-Russell terrier dog that is so good with children; we also have guinea-pigs and try to encourage children to be comfortable with animals.

I am an OFSTED registered and home-based childminder and am happy to work with children whose first language is not English as I am TEFL (Teaching English to Foreign Language) qualified. I am a believer that knowledge is so important and continue to develop my skills continuously whether it is directly related to childcare or personal development.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gizelle Bronkhorst
Telephone
+447454569691
07956416735
E-mail
g_terreblanche@hotmail.com

Where to go

Name
Gizelle Bronkhorst
Address
Bracknell
Berkshire
Postcode
RG42

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per Hour
Details
Including food for full time daily

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
All meals are prepared fresh by myself. I have a great deal of experience cooking for all allergies or food preferences.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 2 year funded places
Yes
Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
Yes
Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places
Yes

Vacancies

Range of vacancies
Vacancies
Age rangePlaces
0 – 11 Months 1
1 – 4 Years 1
8+ Years 1
3/4 years (30 hrs) 1
3/4 years (15) 1
Details
Full time position available After school position preferred from Meadowvale
Date updated
06/12/2018

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times Details
7am-7pm
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 19:00
Thursday 07:00 19:00
Friday 07:00 19:00
Facilities
no smoking household, Colouring, Off-site trips, Open Space, Visits & Outings, Childminder Drop-ins, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, Very homely setting, Visits To The Lookout, Constructive Play, Walks, Outings, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Wendy House, Cooking, Outside Play, Computer Learning/video games, Visits & Outings (Local), Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, Outdoor Play Area, Visits To The Library, People carrier, Pet, Pets, Daily organised activities, Paddling pool/waterplay, Woodland Area, Woodland walk, Painting, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Creative area, Picnics, Dedicated Playroom, Play Area, Detailed report of childs day and meal plan., Play Equipment, Play House, Pets (in garden), Playground, Playground and field, Educational games & activities, Playgroups, Enclosed Garden, Playhouse, Play kitchen, Play Park, Dog(s), Play Room, Playdoh, Prentend kitchen, Puzzles, Refreshments, Ride on toys, Games, Quiet Area, Quiet Room, Free Play, Quiet time, Freeplay Toys, Safety surfaces in outside play area, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., Sand and Water Play, garden toys, Sand and water play area, Sandpit, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Garden & apparatus/toys, Safe Play, Garden Apparatus, Garden Play, Have a car, Seasonal Activities, Secure Garden, Slide, Homework area, small trampoline, Homework assistance, Hot Breakfast, Singing/Music, Home cooked food, Sleeping Area, Home Corner, Sleeping Room, Home role play area, Indoor Play Area, Activities, Activity equipment, Interest Table, Activity table, Hot meals provided, soft play visits, I.T., Access to computer and internet, Access to public library, Songtime, Storytime, Structed Play, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Supervised indoor & outdoor games, Junk modeling, Baby Toys, Learning about nature, Learning through play, Baking, Baby changing, Baby Corner, Baby Garden, Large outdoor sandpit, Baby room, Bedroom cots, Library Visits, Toddler groups, Literacy & Numeracy activities, Board Games, Lego building, Ball games, Lending Library & Videos, Toys & equipment, Messy play, Breakfast available, train set, Book Corner, Local Park, Books, Local visits & outings, Bottle Warming Facilities, Toys, Lunch, Music & Movement, TV/DVD, Musical Equipment, Chalk and colouring board, Musical Instruments, Changing facilities

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
School Pickup
School Pickup
SchoolAMPM
Meadow Vale Primary School
Binfield CofE Primary School
Details
I have my own vehicle and can travel to collect children from any nearby school or nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY551339
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Contact Name
Gizelle Bronkhorst
Contact Telephone
+447454569691
Contact Email
g_terreblanche@hotmail.com
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Junior (7-11 years)
Local Offer Description

g_terreblanche@hotmail.com

A mother myself of a delicious little girl of 2 and a half years old, who has been working in the childcare sector for the past 19 years. I consider myself a proactive, responsible, gentle and fun caregiver with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge. I strive to help and encourage all children to learn and develop to their full potential.  I provide a loving home from home childminding setting, where outdoors and play groups form a fundamental part of our weekly learning experience and meeting up with other childminders and parents, contribute to providing a well-rounded safe place to explore, learn and develop. Visits to the library, walks in the park and feeding the ducks are just some of the exciting and fun excursions that we all look forward to doing every week. We often attend ‘special’ days out, which the children can’t wait to attend.

I believe in following a predominantly child led learning environment, which develops confidence and life skills. When choosing which arts and crafts to set out for the day, I always have a themed unit of enquiry which I try to incorporate across all our activities to provide a learning experience simultaneously. Storytime is an important part of learning and I combine story time and quiet time to create the perfect wind down experience for nap time.  Music and dance, baking and cooking, gardening and building are all integral to learning and we provide a wide variety of stimulating activities to maximise the development and learning of each child.  I have a wonderful outdoor area with lots of grass to play on. I have a smart, gentle and loving Yorkie-Russell terrier dog that is so good with children; we also have guinea-pigs and try to encourage children to be comfortable with animals.

I am an OFSTED registered and home-based childminder and am happy to work with children whose first language is not English as I am TEFL (Teaching English to Foreign Language) qualified. I am a believer that knowledge is so important and continue to develop my skills continuously whether it is directly related to childcare or personal development.

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Through interactive play and observation I will be able to identify where the child is in their development, if the child does indeed have any additional needs. At this point it will be documented where the child’s strengths are, where support is needed and the plan for support which might include other professionals being involved. I may have to contact SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) or other professionals (with written consent from parents) if I deem it necessary for added support for children which may have special needs or disabilities.


2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Regular interaction with parents develops trusting relationships, and it’s important to always keep parents informed about possible concerns. Confidentially is important and discretion will be maintained at all times. Parents will be kept up to date with all developments and concerns. Using the secure online baby’s day’s application, is just one way that communication is upheld and will be accessible at any time to monitor your child’s day to day activities and development through their online learning journal, but if you are not familiar with online technology, everything is available on printed format.  I will require an all about me form which will help the transition of coming to my setting and to help me get a better understanding of each child to help us build a closer relationship and understanding of one another. A settling in class or classes may be necessary to ensure that your child is comfortable and that they will be content and happy in my setting. Newsletters will go out every month to inform parents of the unit of enquiry which we will cover over that month as well as all planned trips. If needed I will call on parents to have a meeting to discuss issues which I think are important with regards to the child’s development and progress.


3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

I regularly provide feedback with parents in the form of a daily diary describing the daily events. If the child has done something special, they will receive a wow moment report, and at the end of each term, the parents will receive a formative assessment explaining what milestones the child has reached as per the EYFS and the Childcare Register, and what developments need to made and how carer’s and parents can support this development. Also after their 2nd birthday I will complete a 2 year check which I will ask parent’s to give to their health visitor. Once I have written permission from the parents, I will share relevant information with other professionals if I believe it to be in the best interest of the child to help the child identify their next steps and help with development further.


4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

I believe in a child led learning environment to optimise learning and development and will try to assist children with reaching targets that are set to achieve specific outcomes and take into consideration each child’s rate of development, which may be different, therefore setting different targets for different children. If necessary I will work one on one to support children where I think it necessary. I may have to contact SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) or other professionals (with written consent from parents) if I deem it necessary for added support for children which may have special needs or disabilities.


5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

As all children develop at different stages, I will assist development in providing learning and play with age and stage appropriate resources and will acquire added resources if I find it will assist in the development of any child. I do not have any experience caring for children with additional needs, nor do I have training to care for such children, but I would be willing to undergo any training necessary to support children with additional needs.


6: How will the setting monitor my child’s progress and how will I be involved in this?

Once I have received the information that I need from the parents or previous carer’s to identify where the child is with regards to the child’s learning and development, I will then be able to start a learning journal for that child, where I will be able conclude reasonably quickly, through interactive play and observation where the child is in their development, if the child does indeed have any additional needs and whether or not additional support is needed.


7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

I am committed to provide equality opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring every child is included and supported within my setting and out whist in my care. My ethos is to ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference, so that every child is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability.


8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

The building that my setting is based on, is in fact not very suited and accessible for wheelchair use, and I cannot unfortunately make alterations to the building as i am not the owner.


9: How will you support my child’s transition to a new setting or school?

When your time with me has run its course, I will help and support the transition to their new place of learning as best as I am able to through talking about fears and reading books and looking at photos and help to child to be more relaxed about this change. I will also share records and information with other settings or schools if you give permission for me to do so, to ensure that your child will have a smooth settling in period in the new setting and that all new care providers will be prepared and give your child the best start.


10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

As a registered childminder I aim to work in close partnership with all parents, to meet the needs of their children.  I hope that you would be happy with the service that I provide, but I appreciate there may be times when you feel that I may not be offering you and your child/children the service that you require.  I hope that you will feel able to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have with me directly, enabling me to resolve any matters as quickly as possible and expand on any training and resources that you feel would be necessary to further help your child. I will risk asses my setting regularly to make sure that support is given to children with additional needs and continue to update and acquire added resources to ensure the ongoing learning and development of such children.


11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Who to contact

Gizelle Bronkhorst

g_terreblanche@hotmail.com

+44 (0) 7454569691

 

Where to go

 9 Emmets Nest

Binfield

Berkshire

RG42 4HH

 

Vacancies

Under 12 months:  Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – No present availability

12 months to 3 years:  Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – Availability on Tuesdays

1 x full time Monday - Friday position available 

3 years to 8 years:  Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – Availability for over 5’s

After school care: Monday – Friday 15.00pm to 18:00pm - Availability

 Vacancy Information Last Updated:  19 July 2018

 

School Pickups

 School pickups and drop/off services available from all local schools and nurseries please enquire

Crown Wood Primary

Church of England Primary Binfield and Warfield on All Saints Rise

Meadowvale Primary

 

Inclusion

Wheelchair Access: No

Cater for Special Dietary Requirements: Yes

Special Needs Experience: No

Cater for Cultural Requirements: Yes


12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

I have a Complaints and Compliments Policy as well as a Parent feedback form which regularly gets sent out to parents to ensure that I am providing the best possible service and that all parents are satisfied with the service that I am providing


Last updated: 06/12/2018

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