Hand In Hand Childminding


I hold a current First Aid Certificate - Paediatric and  Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene.

Other Qualifications I have are:

  • The Diploma in Home-based Childcare (Grade "A" throughout each Unit)
  • Level 3 in the National Childminding Associations QUALITY FIRST - Quality Assurance Scheme
  • Level 3 NVQ in Child Care Learning and Development
  • Level 4 Certificate in Early Years (Open University)
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (Open University  - to continue to  BA (Hons))
  • Introduction to Counselling (with the Open University)

A few of the Workshops / Conferences / Training Courses I have attended:

  • Child Protection (plus Advanced)
  • Desirable Learning Outcomes
  • Heuristic Play  
  • Child Development Course
  • Listening to Children Reflecting Practice
  • Working with Hearing Impaired Children
  • MAKATON (Stages 1 to 4)
  • Play with a Purpose (Schemas)  
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Birth to Three Training for Childminders
  • Special Educational Needs  
  • Maths All Around
  • Time to Talk Conference
  • N.S.P.C.C. / Educare - Numerous Distance Learning

Training is on-going -  I have attended a High Scope for Childminders.  I am currently working towards another level 4 Certificate in Higher Education with Sunderland University which includes the Early Years Foundation Stage, Behaviour Management, and Children with Additional Needs, alongside an Open University Course in Autism.