My name is Gillian and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder, I live in the Bill Quay area of Gateshead, with my husband John and 2 daughters Sam and Eve.
I offer childcare for children from birth to the age of 16.
For all children coming into my care I offer a friendly, warm and welcoming environment.
As a mum I understand the presures of finding, good quality and reliable childcare that compliments your beliefs and principles. It is therefore my aim to provide a stimulating and fun environmentfor children of all ages.
I aim for all children to feel safe, secure, happy and comfortable in a home from home environment, where children can join in with a range of exciting indoor and outdoor fun and educational activities.
Because I have my own family, my home and garden is a safe and happy setting to suit the needs of little people. I have a range of age appropriate toys together with a large garden complete with a selection of garden toys for outdoor play.
I also provide each child with a healthy balanced diet.
I have completed Gateshead Council Childminding Introduction programme, which includes how to implement and meet the requirements of the EYFS 2012.
I have completed a 2 day paediatric first aid course and a safeguarding children course, both of which require updating every 3 years.
I also have certificates in:
Cache level 3 Diploma for Children and young peoples workforce
Food & Hygiene Level 2
I am also registered with the ICO
I provide activities such as:
Indoor - Baking, arts & crafts, singing, dancing, reading & free play etc.
Outdoors - In the garden with toys etc, toddler groups, soft play, picnics, walks, & trips.
My working hours are:
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
I offer full time, part time, term time, holiday only, before and after school care.