are many play and learning activities
to suit all needs, ages and stages of
development for both indoor and outdoor
play. These include Lego, Puzzles, Games,
Craft Materials, Drawing, Dressing Up
Clothes, Educational Activities, Dolls,
Cars and Garage, Dolls House and Musical
Instruments. I have a wide range of
Books. For younger children and babies
there are Treasure Baskets, play gyms,
shape sorters, early learning toys,
and many other things.
my garden is fully enclosed and has
been safety approved.
I have a tiny tots car, a large Bouncy
Castle, Paddling Pool, Ball Pool, Trampoline,
Bats, Balls, Badminton, Footballs, Goal,
Skittles, Pushchair's and Child-sized
Chairs and Table. Plus internet via
live close to a number of parks, play
areas, and library which we use all
provide healthy snacks and meals and
will cater for different dietary requirements.
offer both full-time and part-time places,
and can cater for shift workers.
discipline will not be used.
This is a non-smoking household.
OUTDOOR PLAY IS CLOSELY SUPERVISED.
believe routine is important for a
child to feel secure in their environment.
In the morning the children are generally
having breakfast, followed by free
play and some singing and dancing.
For those on a full day or after school
we have many and varied activities.
I have books, toys, equipment, resources
and theme-based activities to stimulate
development in all age groups.
We also visit toddler/play groups.
Some parents/guardians like their
school age children to complete homework,
whilst also giving the children some
time to just relax after a long day
at school. If time and weather permits,
a trip to the local playground or
other places like to the park or Marsh
Farm, may also take place.
will try to vary the activities so
that the children will have the opportunity
to explore many new and different
things, whilst also giving them time
to learn to play with others and by
themselves. In addition, I will ask
children to help setting and clearing
the table at mealtimes and tidy up
Hopefully this will teach them that
to have fun you also have certain
chores that need to be done.
Working in Partnership With Parents/Guardians.
a childminder I recognise that
it is crucial that I build a
trusting partnership between
myself and the child’s
My aim is to achieve a strong
working partnership with parents
making time to discuss parent’s
concern about their children.
parents about their children’s
activities throughout the day
either verbally or written in
each child’s diary.
parents access to records kept
on their own children.
are requested to keep me informed
of any changes to personal circumstances
that may have an effect upon
their children e.g. change of
address, phone numbers, doctor,
Parents are also requested to
keep me informed of any circumstances
that may affect their children
emotionally e.g. bereavement,
separation or illness in the
will be made aware that all
information they provide about
their children are kept confidential
and treated on a strict need
to know basis. (See confidentiality