Debbie Grieves - Debbie's Little Rascals Childcare
Personal DetailsMy name is Debbie Grieves and I have been an Ofsted registered childminder for over 17 years. I live in Littlehampton within walking distance of local schools, the beach and the town.
I have 4 grown up children of my own and 3 grandchildren.
I also have 4 cats and 3 guinea pigs
I offer a warm and inviting home from home environment to encourage your children, to grow and develop and to feel safe and secure
I am a member of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) and also have my Public Liability insurance with them. I hold a current Paediatric First aid certificate and keep up to date with safeguarding courses. I also have a level 3 NVQ in Early Years Childcare and Education.
I currently use my dining room and conservatory for the children to play in although we do use the kitchen under supervision. I also have a large fully enclosed, well equipped garden
I take approx. 18 days paid holiday per year. You will be given a list of my holidays when contracts are signed. Any holidays taken by yourself or if your child is off sick are charged at full rate.
Please note I do not work bank or public holidays.
No charge is made if I am unwell and unable to work.
If due to an emergency I am unable to care for your child you may be contacted by Sam Boyd, also a registered child minder, who will look after your child until you are able to collect them.
In the even of a fire/flood etc my place of safety is again with Sam Boyd.
If your child requires medication during their time with me, you will be required to sign a medication form, each dose will be recorded.
Training & Experience
* Paediatric First Aid
* Food Hygiene
* Health and safety for childminders
* Data Protection
* NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education
* Working with children with special needs
* Elklan Speech and language support for under 5's
* Pacey Supporting children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
* Supporting childrens emotional wellbeing
Typical Weekly Activities
I try to ensure all children in my care are offered a wide range of activities during the day. These activities are obviously organised to suit the different age groups and individual needs of the children.
On arrival your child will have a period of free play to settle them into the day
At present I do a River beach school pickup and drop off
Children are offered a combination of constructive play, creative play,stories,songs and action rhymes using DVD's and books.
During the summer and good weather the children have supervised play in my back garden.
We take regular trips to the many local parks around us. We also visit the beach and local shops. I am a great believer in the great outdoors and believe children benefit from fresh air and being active. I have annual membership for Arundel Wetlands and the RSPB. The scouts very kindly let us use their woods area in Dappers Lane Angmering twice a month
We have regular play dates with other local childminders and visit local toddler groups.
I work very closely with my parents and try to follow any guidelines/routines that you and your child may have.
Open from 7.30am - 18.00pm Monday - Friday
River Beach School and Nursery
Any local nursery
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer