With this welcome pack we would like to introduce you to the level of care your child will enjoy in our childminding setting.
The qualifications held by the Key Members of staff are CACHE level 3 Award to Work in Childcare. Every member of staff has completed a Health Check, Paediatric First Aid training, DBS Check, Safeguarding and Child Development training.
We hold Public Liability, Car and Home Insurance and are registered with ICO, in order to store Personal Data and photographs electronically.
We closely follow the guidelines of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) when working with children to provide the best outcome in their development and school readiness. Our main aim is to help children to develop Physically, Emotionally, Socially, Intellectually and Creatively.
We provide a wide, balanced and stimulating environment for children to develop in the Prime and Specific Areas. We Carefully plan, age and development appropriate activities to meet the Frame work as well as give children a variety of choices to develop independence.
Children learn better when they are happy, healthy and safe and every achievement makes a positive contribution to their self-esteem.
We set clear boundaries of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour from the beginning and teach children to respect the rules, the setting, staff and each other.
We encourage children to try new activities, explore new things; it helps them to learn, to be philosophical, encouraging to think for them-selves.
We give feedback and support them to learn together and from each other.
We offer children a choice of activities and observe the way they want to do them, which helps us to learn every individual child's interests and abilities.
We work to form a partnership with parents/carers by encouraging their involvement with regular updates on their child’s progress.Honest and supportive communication with parents as well as a warm, caring and respectful relationship with children is an essential part in creating a strong partnership with the child’s wellbeing at its core.
Mothers and fathers are their children’s first and most important educators. That is why, as childminders, we work alongside and in partnership with parents/carers in actively contributing in a child’s health and development in order for them to reach their full potential.
A designated wall area in the setting is dedicated to children’s creations and achievements. Parents are very welcome to look through, take home, contribute and ask questions, any feedback is welcomed.
We are confident and have strong leadership skills in running the business and the ability to communicate well in writing, and face to face with parents and other professionals. From the outset we let parents know of policies and procedures and remain professional at all time:
When working with children we must meet EYFS framework and promote:
We celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion in the setting, leading to every child feeling happy, welcome, included and comfortable to share their differences with other kids. We use imagination and enthusiasm to involve all of the children in learning and participating, breaking the boundaries of old assumptions, creating a close and caring environment where children feel valued and respected.
Children develop a sense of self from a very early age so it’s very important to build strong and positive self esteem in each and every one of them. We observe every child and learn their abilities, inspire them to learn and develop and offer challenges while following their lead.
Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment to their health or development, and providing an environment in which they can have consistent safe and effective care which helps them to grow, learn, develop and reach the best outcome. Every child wants to be heard, understood, respected and supported and as a practitioners we always remain vigilant.
Parents must inform us if your child has been ill:
In order to prevent infection from spreading to other kids, the ill child will not be able to attend the setting and will be allowed back 48 hours after vomiting and diarrhoea has stopped and they are clear of all symptoms
In the case of looking after an ill child, we would like to bring parents attention to applying common sense as well as consideration to other children in care and their parents. As long as your child has overcame the most contagious stages of their sickness, they are not running a fever or not advised by the doctor to stay in bed/home and it is not a case of infectious disease they will be allowed to attend the setting.