SERVICES & OUR SETTING
FREE FUNDING FOR 2, 3 & 4 YEARS OLDS
TAX-FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
SECURE INDOOR & OUTDOOR AREA
HIGH STANDARD OF CARE AND EDUCATION
ALSO OFFER TEMPORARY, OCCASIONAL & EMERGENCY CHILDCARE
CHILDCARE FOR HOME EDUCATED CHILDREN
OPEN 7AM - 6PM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Childminding by Little Rascal offers a caring home from home environment, whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Working with children is something I have wanted to do since a very young age. That is reason why I decided to become a childminder. I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Clifton-Swinton Area, Manchester, and a member of PACEY.
Setting is based in 3 bedroom end of terraced house, with the childminding setting using the ground floor with access to the garden. I live with my fiance and our daughter Elizabeth. We are loving, playful and genuine people whose passion it is to provide childcare and support parents with any needs they may have with their child’s development.
My childcare caters for a maximum of 6 children per day, between 2 years to 8 years of age. The ages and numbers of children being cared for vary on each day due to the day of childcare that have been requested by parents. I feel I am a great option as I offer an environment that enables your child to express and develop their play and development. I have lots of toys and provide plenty of activities for the children to do. I also go out to local parks, attend playgroups, Rhyme time, visit local libraries and go to soft play centres, but also let the children have some time to play in a home environment. I do many educational adult-led activities and child led free-play on a daily basis which develops areas of learning in literacy, communication,
physical exercise, crawling and walking, pen control, numeracy, art and design, knowledge of the World,
personal, social and emotional development.
All children have use of a garden which has a range of outdoor toys – slide, sand & water tables, balls etc. The room is child orientated, colourful and filled with toys and equipment for children of all different ages. Childminding by Little Rascal
is situated close to Bolton Road, L.I.V.I.A Silverdale Park and The Funhouse (indoor children play centre).
BENEFITS OF CHILDMINDER
Why you should use a childminder?
When you are looking for a childminder, there are many things that you will be looking for and will want to consider.
To give you a better idea of what a childminder can offer and how your child would settle, you may want to visit a few different childminders before making a decision. You may find that the one you choose isn't necessarily the first you find or the cheapest.
It is all about finding a childminder who will meet the needs of your child and you.
You should try a childminder because:
They provide daycare in a home environment
Childminders may work flexible hours to fit a range of working patterns
Childminders can adapt to the child's routine
Childminders are family-friendly as they can look after children of different ages
With a maximum of three children ( under 5 ), childminders offer a more individual service
Children can enjoy real-life experiences like cooking and gardening
Childminders regularly go on outings to libraries, museums, parks and play groups etc.
Life long friendships with the childminder and other children may be formed
OFSTED inspect Childminders to make sure their practice is effective in delivering the EYFS
Childminders can provide a vital and high quality service for both you and your child. Many childminders are able to offer a flexible service to include school drops and pick-ups, part time care to cover a range of working patterns as well being able to provide care for possibly all of your children. Childminders can provide a caring, friendly and relaxed environment for each child, taking in to account any special needs or requirements, making the care they give individual to each child.
There are many benefits of using a childminder. Your child will be one of a small group as the most children any childminder can have is six under eight's. This means the childminder will be able to provide your child with care, attention and support that may not be available in other types of childcare.
Your child may form close relationships with other children and the childminder, creating a welcoming and secure environment. Many childminders care for children from being a baby right through to teenage years providing continuity for you and your child.
MY QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND COURSES
ALL DOCUMENTS INCLUDING OFSTED REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW.
Level 3 Award Nursery Nurse
TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (including Epi-pen training)
City & Guilds Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
Introduction to Childminding practice - Salford City Council / Starting Life Well
Child Protection Certificate - Salford City Council / Starting Life Well
CPD Early Child Development - Foundation
Development matters in the EYFS
DBS checked - Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB checks)
Early Years Foundation Stage
And many more, you will be able to check my folder for more information when you visit.
FREE CHILDCARE FUNDING FOR 2, 3 & 4 YEARS OLDS
Government funding runs along with school terms only up to 15 / 30 hours per week. If attending for 1 full day the maximum free funding is 10 hours. If attending for more than 2 full days the maximum free funding is 15 or 30 hours and minimum is 2.5 hours. If you choose to use the setting for more than 15 or 30 hours per week, an additional top up will be charged £5.00 per hour.
Lunch are not including in the funding allocation so you can choose to bring a packed lunch for your child. You also have the option to pay lunches in advance for a cost of £2.50 per meal. We aim to be as flexible as possible as to when the free entitlement can used between the hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm.
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