The childminder provides a safe and caring environment for children. Relationships they forge are strong and this supports children’s well being and confidence effectively. The stimulating and enjoyable activities provided, ensure children make good progress in their learning and development. There is a strong partnership with parents, who are confident their children are progressing well. This is because the childminder keeps them well informed by regularly sharing children’s progress information with them. There is a strong partnership with other early years settings, and local primary school that children attend this ensures children are ready and prepared for the time when they move to the next stage of their education.

Some of the benifits include:

Fully trained staff. (N.V.Q. Level 3, paediatric first aid and child protection)

Flexible start and finish times to accommodate parents shifts.

School Drop off and collection.

Employer voucher schemes.

Accredited child minder qualified to deliver early years funded education.

Government funded 2-3-4 year old places.

Healthy balanced meals.

B.S.L. Qualified, to embed early language skills.

Soft play and Outdoor play.

Because we have a small adult to child ratio, childminders are ideally placed to care for babies and under-2s, giving them the individual attention and attachment young children need. Caring for mixed age ranges also means brothers and sisters can be cared for together, making life easier for the whole family. And being with others of different ages helps children learn to work and play together.

Michelle registered in 2005. She lives with her husband, who is also a registered childminder and on occasions, works as her assistant. They have two children aged nine and 15 years of age. They live in Cinderford and the whole of the downstairs of the house is available for childminding, with an upstairs bedroom for sleep arrangements.  There is a secure garden available for outdoor play. Michelle is registered on the Early Years Register, and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. Michelle is able to support children with special educational needs and or/disabilities. She employs two assistants on a part time basis, both of whom holds a National Vocational Qualification.  Both the childminder and her husband hold National Vocational Qualifications at level 3