Hand In Hand Childminding

CELEBRATING CHILDRENS ACHIEVEMENTS IN A CARING HOME ENVIRONMENT

I offer a warm, caring, home-from-home environment where your child can feel safe and secure. My home is child friendly, meeting OFSTED regulations - inspected every 3 years (or as necessary).  I can care for children who attend Clervaux Nursery School, Jarrow Cross (CofE) Primary School, and possibly St. Bedes Nursery School (please ask).

I keep up to date with new information via "professional" publications - such as Practical Professional Child Care (www.professionalchildcare.co.uk), Nursery World (www.nurseryworld.co.uk)  and Nursery Education (www.scholastic.co.uk).  All of these publications supply a wealth of up-to-date knowledge for me, as a registered childminder, but also support learning / informing children of different topics - they also provide parent guides which I am able to copy and give to parents of children in my care.

I am registered to accept Busy Bee vouchers and care-4 vouchers - www.care-4.com (in conjunction with the N.C.M.A.)

Whilst your child is in my care, we do many things together.  The following are examples:

  • We look at books together
  • We sing songs and play music
  • We go to Parent & Toddler Groups
  • We go to the Park and local "Farm"
  • We use "Beat Baby" to interact with
  • We learn to recognise numbers and letters
  • We go to the local library to choose books
  • We go to the local Toy library to access more equipment 
  • We go to the shops, and children help to choose purchases
  • I live close to a number of parks
  • I can offer both full-time and part-time places
  • I DO NOT USE PHYSICAL DISCIPLINE