Little Explorers Childminding in Hellaby offers a stimulating and loving home environment.
Hi, my name is Claire and I'm an Ofsted registered Childminder (Little Explorers) based in Hellaby. I'm 31 years old and live with my husband Andrew, our 2 year old son Freddie, and our Cocker Spaniel Hugo.
After having my son in 2015, I decided to leave my job as an Intelligence Analyst in the Royal Air Force and retrain to become a Childminder as I didn't want to deploy overseas again. Good manners, respect for others and kindness are all values that I try to instill in the children I care for, as well as my own child, and I take a firm but fair approach.
I incorporate daily activities into our routine to ensure I follow the EYFS standards and aid in the learning and development of your child. A typical day might include the following (rough timings depending on school runs etc):
0800 - breakfast
0845 - school run
0915 to 1145 - outdoor/indoor activities or play group
1000 - healthy snack
1200 - lunch
1300 to 1500 - rest/nap time or free play
1500 - school run
1530 - activity such as arts and crafts or group games
1630 - dinner
Obviously the timings are flexible and it depends on the age and stage of the children I have on any given day.
For babies and children under 4, I provide a daily written diary so that you can see what they have eaten, what we have done and it gives you a chance to have an input into your child's learning. I provide breakfast, morning snack and evening meal (for children over 1) at no extra cost but ask that you provide a packed lunch for your child.