My name is Tracy and childminding is my passion. I've only ever worked in childcare and I love it. My husband Mark and I work together to provide the best possible care for the children who share our home . We have, and have only ever had, extremely happy families that we provided a service for and are often told that we go above and beyond. References from existing parents are available on request.
We have a dedicated playroom ,a new outdoor log cabin used as an additional playroom and a large, well equipped, secure, fun, garden. Our home is situated in a very friendly avenue away from passing traffic.
Living in our home with us we have our gorgeous son who is seven years old, and our two lovely dogs Milly and Willow. We have 4 chickens who live at the side of our garden in a fenced off area.
As a childminder it is my aim to give children individual attention and care so they feel safe to grow independence, confidence and skills. Our days are packed with fun activities that include, messy play, singing, playing in our mud kitchen, creating, investigating, digging in the garden, tending to our chickens, visit to parks and canals to feed the ducks and so much more.
As a childminder I follow the EYFS and ensure the children's seven areas of learning are met by following the child's interests, planning for them and delivering the teaching through play and focused activities. Each child under five has an online learning journey that parents have access to, this is where we share the child's achievement and track their progress.
Mealtimes are an important and enjoyable part of our day. All meals are lovingly home cooked by Mark and are delicious! We cater for special dietary requirements upon request.
We have experience in caring for children with SEND and work closely with Rodney House who support us along the way. We believe that every child should have the best start in life and aim to support all families the best way we can.
I have over 15 years childcare experience, this includes key worker in a nursery, teaching assistant, learning support assistant, and a manager of an out of school club.
I have been childminding for over five years and couldn't ask for a better job. I've worked along side my husband for over four years.
We have experience of working with SEND children.
As a mother and father of (between us) 5 grown up children and our 7 year old we have LOTS of experience when it come to caring for children.
NVQ LEVEL 3 CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION
L2 ESSENTIAL PLAY WORK
WORKING WITH DEAF CHILDREN
OFSTED GRADE; GOOD WITH OUTSTANDING AREAS
BSL LEVEL ONE