I offer children enjoyable, quality childcare. I believe in learning through play and offer a relaxed homely setting where we try to go out as much as the weather permits. I try to maintain a healthy, active approach to life and childcare with a consideration for and an awareness of those around us, our environment and the natural world.
I encourage individuality and promote self-confidence and self-reliance through developing abilities and praise of achievements. I believe children should be free to be themselves and express themselves as much as possible without restraint or suppression. I also like music / song time as well as quiet / reading time, usually after lunch or before a nap.
I like to allow children to challenge themselves physically as a crucial part of developing and exploring. For this I like to partake in outings, visiting places with soft padded areas such as Softplay at The Parish Wharf for little ones and outdoor playgrounds and grassy areas for sporting games and activities for all ages. When we are to go somewhere that charges for entrance, I will discuss with the parent?s prior to the day and if they would like me to go on a day when their children are with me then the parent?s will be asked for the entrance fee up front. This also includes trips such as Bristol Zoo and other facilities.
I have a vast range of games and activites to offer, a wonderful way of combining fun with mental development. When there is more than one child taking part, this also promotes their social skills. We also visit toddler groups from time to time for further socialising.
We have a pet hamster and we also recycle and compost so there is the opportunity for children to help and learn about caring for animals and the environment. I am more than happy to use re-useable nappies at parents? request. Some of the activities I plan tie in with events in the yearly calendar such as National Safety Week, National Pet Week, the seasons and religious ce...