About Me

Joanne

I am a very caring and fun person with a bubbly personality and a likeable manner. I am extremely responsible, trustworthy, approachable and excellent at communicating at all levels. I have an NVQ level 3 in Child’s Care, Learning and Development and fully understand how children develop through the stages. My home has been fully inspected by OFSTED to ensure your child’s well-being and comfort. My husband and I have both had CRB checks.

I have completed many training courses including Early Years Foundation Stage, Eat Well, Baby Sign Language, Empathy Doll Training, Safeguarding Children, Successful Transitions, Heuristic Play, Phase 1 Letters and Sounds, Crucial Years, Influences Upon Early Brain, School Readiness Training and much more.

Before training to become a childminder I worked for EH Booths and was very proud to become their first ever female General Manager. This was a job where I had to manage large numbers of people. I am a very organized and motivated person and I have the ability to manage my time well. Each day is organized so that the children have a balance of child-initiated and adult led activities ensuring that quality time is spent directly working with the children. Through planned, purposeful play I will ensure that all the areas of learning and development are implemented. I am very hard working and always fully committed in what I do.

What Ofsted said (6th March 2018)

This provision is good

  •   The experienced childminder provides a warm and welcoming environment. She has good settling-in arrangements and obtains detailed information from parents to support her effectively in meeting children’s individual needs. Children’s emotional well-being is well supported.
  •   The childminder works well with parents to establish starting points for children’s learning. Parents’ written comments show how well the childminder keeps them up to date with their child’s learning and development. This helps parents to continue to support their child’s learning at home.
  •   Children gain very good independence. The childminder places equipment and resources in a way that children are able to make their own choices in their play.
  •   Children behave very well. The childminder has high expectations of children and provides a consistent approach to help children manage their feelings and think of others. She constantly offers them praise and encouragement for their achievements.
  •   The childminder provides a varied and extensive range of activities and outings. Children learn about other people, places and communities beyond their own.

To see the full OFSTED report click here.