Outdoor play

down by the river
out in the woods
out in all weather
safety is paramount
space to roam
mud – we love mud
whoops to much mud!
watching the water and finding new life
looking for shapes and asking questions
watching the birds
watching nature blossom

Dinosaur hunting

we found them
great tracker dog we found dinosaurs
the children enjoyed the adventure as well
we discovered hidden treasures
very exciting they look great all over grown
unusual wildlife ….. it is real Herron

Updated Training

February 2018

The Prevent Duty

Managing Safeguarding

Digital Skills

Children’s and young people’s development in health and Social Care Settings

Health and Safety ICT

I made a unicorn

Developing Self-esteem in young children

An introduction to conflict management

October 2017 

An enabling learning Environment

updated IT Skills

March 2017

refreshed my Babysdays skills

October 2016

Prevent duty LA 2016

July 2016

FGM Training

March 2016

Ofsted Inspection Graded Outstanding ( 3rd time since registering as a childminder )

 February 2016

Safeguarding in lead professional and Early help assessment framework

safeguarding signs and symptoms

Food hygiene level 2

During January 2016

updated 1st Aid and eli-pen and anaphylaxis allergens

December 2015

I have taken part in some research as part of the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) project around quality of care that childminders provide. You can view the report by following the link below:


Thank you once again for agreeing to take part in this study and help create this invaluable piece of research.


I  also attended multiple network meeting to work in partnership with fellow childminders and local authorities sharing information and staying updated with relevant changes.


undertaken several on line training courses with regard to safeguarding  for The New Prevent Duty Guidance 2015 and produced certificates achievement .


Facilitated  training of  other childminders  using the childcare system called babysdays

which has enhanced my use of  the system


Graduated from  Royal Greenwich University with BA(hons) Early Years


Summer newsletter 2014

Last term we explored colours in our changing environment from winter to spring. Examined growing plants.
Outings – outside sandpit and playground – visited children centres accessing bikes, trikes and other riding toys.
All the children will be involved in these areas.

JUNE. OURSELVES. HANDS ~FEET.Making prints and art of our hands/ feet
JULY. SEA CREATURES. FISH Feeding and reading. about types of fish
AUGUST ANIMALS. FARM ZOO PETS where animals live and what they eat

School term ends 23rd July 2014
Closure from 28th July – returning to work 11th August
Angelina will be leaving us at the end of the school year. Joanna will leave us for the summer break returning in September.

POSSIBLE OUTINGS AND INFORMAL LEARNING- OURSELVES Hornimans museum to see displays, visit services in our community to see different people and see how different we are. SEA CREATURES water play. A trip to the beach too, an aquarium to see different sea life ANIMALS farm and zoo visits .Farm animals and noises, what do they eat? Where do they live? Different fur and skin

Working together, in this way is a valuable relationship for your child’s growth and their understanding of the world around them. This will enhance their learning in these seven areas of learning and development:-
Communication language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, Literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design
(EYFS updated September 2012). Thank you for your ongoing support

Spring news letter

LAST TERM – we explored weather, numbers , and healthy eating.
Outings ~ outside gym in the park, supermarket looked at healthy options visited garden centre to see decorations

Making weather board, Talk about the weather sun and rain for plants to grow

Looking under plants and rocks for creatures in the garden looking in books for information on mini beasts

Planning holidays looking at transport
Playing and making transport

All the children will be involved in these areas
Dates –
Toddler Easter party 3rd April
Good Friday – 18th April
Easter Monday 21st April
Bank holidays 5th & 26th May

With winter finished and spring here, we shall explore with fun activities the topics below.

POSSIBLE OUTINGS AND INFORMAL LEARNING- growing the ecology park, Marion Wilson park to see baby lambs, mini beasts – garden centre and book store transport – travel on various transports, transport museum.

As before your support is so very important to your child’s understanding about the environment in which they live If you could help by bringing things (nothing to large please) from home on a weekly basis to help cement your child’s learning at this vital stage of development, In the following subjects please try to explore these topics at home, to help promote continuity of care for your child.

Winter Newsletter 2013

 Winter Season

 Newsletter 2013

LAST TERM – we explored shapes, colours , and whats is in side builds.

Outings ~ farm, parks and visit local church shops such as butchers shop and different supermarkets to help support learning. Had rides on buses.

With autumn finished and winter here, we shall explore with fun activities the topics below.

DECEMBER – this months topic  WEATHER- WIND, RAIN, SUN, SNOW – Making snow pictures, and Christmas decorations. Talk about the weather cooler snowing sleet hail. coats gloves hats our changing clothing for this season.

JANUARY –  this months topic – NUMBERS – COUNTING SONGS – Playing counting games and building with bricks. There are numbers on our doors and count things , steps we step up, numbers in shops, prices, on buses etc

FEBRUARY – this months topic – HEALTHY EATING – GOOD FOODS & EXERCISE – Trying new fruits, prepare our own lunch exercise and healthy eating are important everyday.


Children centre Christmas party 17th Dec

Last day break up for Christmas friday 20th Dec 

Returning Monday 6th Jan 2014

POSSIBLE OUTINGS AND INFORMAL LEARNING- the Ecology park, Marion Wilson park to see reindeer, Ruxley garden centre christmas and ice skating display. Numbers explored through cooking and other science based play. Make smoothies from fruits we buy and try. Explore healthy options.

What do you do at home with your child ?

What can we learn from your activities with your child ? 

This information is vital for us in supporting your growing child.

Thank you for your ongoing support and working with us in partnership.

The seven  areas  of learning are listed and are  covered in every topic each monthLanguage and Literacy, Physical, Personal Social Emotional , Creative Art Development,  and Knowledge of the World, Maths (EYFS 12)


Finally Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year