Hi, my name is Sally and I am a fully qualified, insured, registered childminder based in Hitchin. I am married to Christophe and have 3 children, aged 13, 16 and 18.
I have been childminding for 9 years and feel passionate about providing a warm and friendly environment where the children can feel safe and secure as well as have lots of fun. I work closely with parents to ensure I provide a home-from-home environment with play experiences adapted to each child’s interests, likes and stage of development.
I have up-to-date Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Certificates and have achieved a Grade A in the Level 3 ‘Diploma in Home-based Childcare’. I received ‘Outstanding’ in my last Ofsted inspection in May 2015 and the full report is available here: Ofsted Report. Here is a brief summary from the report:
“The well-qualified childminder demonstrates an excellent use of observations and incorporates children's next steps in learning into future planning. She identifies children's interests and integrates these into a range of activities, with clear direction for extending children's learning. The childminder has an excellent relationship with all parents. She consistently promotes superb opportunities for them to be involved in their children's learning. Furthermore, parents are fully encouraged to share children's progress and achievements from home and they speak very highly of the childminder. The childminder consistently evaluates her setting, and takes into consideration the views of others, to promote continuous improvement. She creates ongoing action plans to assist her in encouraging children to excel in their learning and develop."