I'm an OFSTED registered childminder, recently at my 1st rating I have been rated Good with Outstanding areas in children’s development and welfare. I’m living at Wilton Road in Crumpsall North Manchester, not far from North Manchester General Hospital and Crumpsall Metrolink station. The premises are clean, warm, inviting and very spacious. We have generous sized gardens on 3 sides of the house, 2 rooms for activities (playroom and a sizable lounge), a large kitchen/dining room and downstairs toilet facilities.
Happy Days Childminding is ...?
A fun fantastic place for young children, a home away from home, where children can grow, develop and learn within a relaxed, safe stimulating and nurturing environment.
?Lots of activities provided to cover the EYFS 7 areas of learning, which take account of the child's interests and developmental stage such as...
?Communication and language - books/comics, story time, chatting to adults and other children, library visits, listening games, role-play and letters/sound games.
?Physical Development - arts and crafts, stamping, rubbings, play dough, construction, cooking, learning about self care and school readiness, mark making, threading, throwing and catching, outdoor play, park visits, visiting playgroups such as wiggle and move and outings such as Snakes and Slides.
?Personal social and emotional development - songs, pointing and naming games for body parts, people, stories and games to encourage empathy, dressing up, group games and songs, helping with jobs, sharing, taking turns, sitting, listening and concentration games, time to speak, think and reflect, school readiness activities.
?Literacy - alliteration rhymes, phonetical sounds/letter/shapes games, poetry, reading signs, singing songs and rhymes, story times, writing, mark making.
Maths - cooking, counting and number games, jigsaws, matching, sorting, money, puzzles, number rhymes, positional language quantity language, size games sequencing, ordering, shapes, time, weight activities.
?Understanding the world - lots of time outside to experience nature, people, seasons, walks in parks, map making, inclusion, disability and multicultural awareness through learning about different people and festivals, experimenting, ITC, plants, animals, relationships, family and friendship, role-play and small world.
?Expressive arts and design - child led play with open ended resources, creating with playdough, pictures, collages, colouring, dancing, gluing, pretend play, messy play, music, outings, painting, sensory learning, textures, small world play and using their own ideas.