I am a qualified teacher and have undertaken training in Paediatric First Aid (and a refresher course), gained a Heart Start certificate and achieved the Introduction to Childminding Practice .I am currently registered for a Foundation Degree in Early Years through the Open University, I have a Certificate in Early Years Practice ( Level 4)
I attend local Sure Start toddler sessions,childminding groups,Rhyme Time and Footsteps into Books sessions.During the school holidays I try to plan arts and craft activities , trips to the Memorial Park,museums,soft play centres i.e Wacky Warehouse, go swimming, have picnics, go on seaside trips etc
I have a garden with a house,swing,slide,ride on toys etc.I also have a large green in our close for ball games etc and also live close to the local park.
I liase with parents regarding the family's diet,child's allergies,preferences etc, if very specific needs I ask parents to provide meals and keep a food diary.
My main priority is to cater to the needs of all children in my setting and promote activities/outings etc that appeal to different age groups. I work with my Mother who is my full-time registered assistant.