I have a first class honours degree in Business Studies and Sociology which was put to very good use in my years as a Project Manager.
As a childminder I am fully qualified/trained in the following areas:
· Paediatric First Aid
· Safeguarding Children
· Childminder registration course
· Understanding and Managing behaviour
· Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (effective from September 2012)
As a mummy of two under-fives I am in tune with young children’s needs and have the patience, understanding and encouragement which is essential to helping little ones develop (not forgetting the important sense of humour!).
In July 2012, I was inspected by Ofsted. I am very pleased to share that overall I was graded ‘Good’ with three ‘Outstandings’ awarded in areas linked to learning and development. Here is a snippet from the report:
"Children's learning is undoubtedly supported by the excellent levels of support and interaction they receive from the childminder. Alongside engaging in children's play and asking challenging questions, she is skilful in utilising spontaneous events to extend children's learning." (Ofsted, July 2012)
If you would like to read the report in full please follow this link:
References from parents are available on request
© August 2012 - Joanne Rice