Loretta Youngs Childminding Services.
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8JG
Ofsted Registered Childminder offering professional home from home childcare.
I am a fully Insured NCMA/PACEY Member, with a CRB/DBS Enhanced Disclosure, Ofsted Registered and Inspected with 24 years of continuous Registration. I am extremely experienced, extensively trained. offering quality and fun childcare in a happy, home from home setting at sensible low ratios of adult to children. All childcare can be tailored exactly to your childs individual needs and your specific requirements.
I have undertaken extensive further training gaining over 50 Certificates and can provide numerous EXCELLENT parental references.
I am a fun person, very friendly and approachable and your child's learning and development and both your happiness are my main objective. Our days are fun and varied. We do lots during the day both inside and outside of my home. We visit various toddler groups, local library, community projects, music & rhyme times, soft play, numerous parks, a dance and movement group, go for nature walks, visit Sure Start Centres, a Childminder Support Group, we could go bug hunting, visit farms, garden centres and pet shops, occasionally we visit messy play sessions, we also go regularly to the local and main river for feeding the ducks which the children really enjoy. All our trips out, visits, past times and attractions are included within your fees.
At home I have numerous educational toys and resources and we do lots fun and educational activities such as singing and music, dressing up and role play, basic cooking, gardening, computers/iPads, arts and crafts with glue and paint, baking and cooking, projects, model making, free play and much more. My home is warm, large, clean and welcoming. My garden is fully enclosed and has various swings, slide, trampoline in addition to 'summer things' like play tents, paddling pools, golf, skittles, ride on bikes and trikes etc. We have free range guinea pigs and tortoises which the children love and also some very tolerant cats which love to be fussed. Please bear this in mind if your child may have allergies.
I would also 'boast' that I have never had a day off sick in 24 years......reliable! (though never say never)
All workplace childcare vouchers are accepted and as I am a Registered/Approved Provider you may be able to claim The Childcare Element of WFTC (This can save you up to 70% off your childcare fees) Please ask if you would like more information about this.
I provide all the essentials with regards to pushchairs, car seats, travel cots, car seats etc. All my toys, resources and equipment are regularly checked for safety and kept in a good and clean condition. Please ring to discuss your requirements or message me via this site.
I have been a fully insured Ofsted Registered Childminder for over 24 years. My own children are my son who's 25 and has left home and daughters aged 18and 20. Consequently from birth they have been used to my attention being on other children. They have always shared their toys and resources and welcomed openly all other children into our home.
I have numerous excellent parental references from previous parents some of which have used my services for several years and many of which I have kept in touch with. Many of these references praise my own childrens manners, behaviour and welcoming attitude. I have various 1st Aid Certificates of training especially tailored for babies and children in addition to many other Certificates for training undertaken within my field. I have vast experience of speech/language problems, asthma, hearing problems, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, along with clumsiness, walking into things, temper tantrums, wetting pants, hunger strikes, not sharing, you name it......I've had it!
I have a special interest in speech and language and can help your child with problems regarding this in order to develop them further should you have any concerns about this.
I have also minded babies from 3 weeks old, twins, children with behaviour problems, teenagers and special needs children.
(Certificates of further training in no particular order)
Paediatric First Aid (numerous renewals tailored especially to babies and young children every 3 years over 24 years)
Safeguarding (Refresher to the above with 100% passmark)
Home Fire Safety Training
Early Years Foundation Stage
Speech and Language Disorders in Pre School Children
Awareness of child abuse and neglect-core refresher R4MV5
Inclusive Play, Disability and Early Years Workshop
Common Assessment Framework
Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication-Introductory Level
Using Visuals to Support Communication
EYFS Planning Observations and Planning
Autism,Aspergers Syndrome and Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Nutrition and Oral Health
NCMA Behaviour Management and Emotional Development for 5-12yr olds
Policy and Procedure Writing
Allergies and Anaphylactic Shock
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (Food Hygiene)
ICP (Introduction to Childminding Practice)
EYFS Moving On
Inclusion and Diversity
EYFS Briefing Sessions
Administration of Epi-Pen
Under 5's Learning Through Play
CAF (Common Assessment Framework)
Early Learning Goals
Common Core of Skills and Knowledge
Developing Young Childrens Speech and Literacy
Advanced training on all aspects of Baby's Days system.
Observations of Childrens Learning
Teach the Foundation Stage (through Block Play)
Happy Handz Non-Verbal Communication
NCMA Activities for 5-12 year olds
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Birth to Three Matters
Using Visuals To Support Communication
Risk Assessment and Enabling Environments
How to Drug-proof your kids
Are you Ready for your Inspection?
CAF Raising Awareness
Awareness of child abuse and neglect-core refresher V4
Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication
Common Assessment Framework v3 e-learning course
Local Authority Registered Food Business Establishment for Food Hygiene (England) Regs 2006
Inland Revenue Small Business Support Team-Income Tax for Registered Childminders
Advanced Training covering all aspects of the Baby's Days system including: Progress, Observations, Planning, Next Steps, Policies, Permissions, Medical, Book keeping, Attendance, Contracts, Registers, SEF, Photographs, Risk Assessments & Diaries.
My commitment to ongoing training is very important to me as it constantly updates my knowledge and keeps me up to date with latest methods and legislation.
One immediate standard daytime under 5's place/one September 2016 standard daytime under 5's place/local before or after school care with holidays option currently available.
My preferred method of contact is by phone plus I feel human conversation is better than endless messages. However, if you would prefer to message me on this site-please clearly state your requirements in full including preferred days, times, childs ages and all other relevant details etc If you require school care please state which school with the same information please.
In addition to an immediate daytime childcare place being available (19/5/16) I am now taking enquiries or reservations for a new under 5's September 2016 starter. I am now in a position to also offer before/after school drops/collections for most local schools (INCLUDING GREAT DENHAM & KEMPSTON RURAL) and usually available for drop off/collections to most local preschools due to recently purchasing a new 7 seater car.
I'm situated in central Kempston just by Sainsbury's-8 minutes from J13 of M1 also with very close links to A1/A6/A421/A428
Fees vary depending on your requirements. Factors to consider are:
How many children
Long/short term arrangement
Early mornings, late nights, overnight care and weekends are available and offered in addition at enhanced rates. (Standard rates are between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday)
Please call to discuss your individual requirements or to arrange a no obligation visit to our setting.
Numerous excellent parental references, Fully insured NCMA/PACEY Member, Located in central Kempston , Over 50 Certificates of further training undertaken, Ofsted Registered Childminder
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