We are a husband and wife team and live on the Eden Park development next to the Bodyshop roundabout just off the A259, in Littlehampton. As there are two of us working together we can give 100% attention and support to any child that requires it and are extremely reliable.
If you have a future full/part time vacancy requirement please do still get in touch as we may be able to accommodate you (children moving on to nursery/school etc)
We offer a warm and friendly family environment, with a dedicated bright spacious play room, a fully enclosed and well equipped garden including a full size ex hire bouncy castle!
We are delighted that the vast majority of children we care for are from word of mouth and recommendations from existing and past parents and still care for children of school age we have had from birth.
We are very flexible and also very reliable and have references from current and past parents. Ofsted inspection was "GOOD" in December 2013. We are OFSTED registered and are members of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)
Our own children are 23, 21 & 14. We have no pets and are non smokers.
I have been childminding for 13years previous to childminding I was an au pair and nanny in the uk and also overseas.
Alan has worked with me for the last 5 years and has a background in the security industry and banking, he is also a coach for the under 12's rugby team in Chichester.
We also have our own experience of raising 3 children.
We have a Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog who is nearly 2.
Training & Experience
* We hold a paediatric first aid certificate updated every 3 years both completed in Feb 2016.
* Level 2 in food safety
* Cache level 3 in childminding practice.
* Both up to date in child protection 2016.
* Alison has completed a diploma in home based child care, completing all parts with A's.
* We go to regular training courses to keep up to date with any changes.
* EYFS training.
* Alan completed level 3 in supporting children, young people's speech, language and communication in February 2016.
Typical Weekly Activities
Fun and educational activities include, singing and musical instruments, painting, playdough, sticking, cooking, board games, reading and indoor and outdoor toys to meet all age groups.
We do various activities which include toddler groups, beach and park outings, sing and sign language classes, picnics and what ever else the children would like to do.
As a larger than normal setting it offers excellent social interaction opportunities with children of different ages.
We have a rota of planned activities to meet EYFS requirements, these are always changing so no two days are ever the same!
Our opening hours are typically 7am - 6pm but we are very flexible and will try and meet the needs of any parents.
We don’t offer night time or weekend care.
We also do not work on (and therefore do not charge for) UK Bank holidays.
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