About Little Turtles

Hi, my name is Hayley, and have been childminding for over 12 years.  I am an Ofsted registered childminder and have been CRB checked.  In my last 3 Ofsted inspections I have received a 'GOOD' grading and my latest one can be viewed on:  www.ofsted.gov.uk

 

I can offer the government funded hours from the term after the child's 2nd or 3rd birthday.

 

I hold a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young People's Workforce, Paediatric First Aid certificate and I have also attended other courses to make sure that my Child Protection, EYFS, Food Safety, Speech and Language & other childminding related topics are kept up to date.

 

My husband's name is Andrew (he is also CRB checked), we have 2 daughters Hollie & Rubie, a cat called Pippin and a small dog called Monty who often joins us on our trips. The small numbers of children I care for means they receive lots of individual attention whilst enjoying and interacting with other children of various ages. I encourage new experiences and a sense of fair play whilst building self-confidence, all within a loving environment.

 

I feel it is important for children to spend time outside to exercise, be healthy and to have fun together. We have an enclosed back garden, which is home to a trampoline, playhouse, slide, footballs, chalk board and ride ons. We also go on outings to the park, beach, farms, toddler groups and soft play centres.

 

I believe that all children deserve and have the right to love and affection and therefore I will always put the children's needs first.

 

My Service:

The children in my care have a big influence on the sorts of activities we do, my setting is very much child led with the guidance of the EYFS. I carry out ongoing observations on the under 5's which I will share with you on a regular basis. Below are some of the activities we do:

 

  • Cooking - maybe you will get to try some of our tasty treats!!
  • Arts & Crafts - Drawing, Painting, Sticking, Sand and Water play.
  • Toddler Groups - Magic Minders, Little Teds, Poppets, Family Centres
  • Trips to the Park, Beach & Farms - Goring Gap, Patterson's Walk, Littlehampton, Brooklands, Ferring Farm.
  • Quiet Time - Story time, Puzzles, Children's DVD's, Lego & Dollies.

 

I will set a termly theme which I will incorporate into my everyday routine, such as different seasons, colours, homes, animals, mini beasts & different religious festivals.  

 

As a member & vacancy co-ordinator of the local Worthing Magic Minders group we meet up to provide children with a wider circle of friends and lots of stimulating activities to aid development, whilst supporting childminders with training and new ideas.

 

I hope your child will be incredibly happy here and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to me.