About Groovie Tots

I am a qualified childminder and have been running a child minding service from my home in Rushall since 2015.

Experience

I have professional childcare experience since 1998 working with children and young people from birth to 18 years of age in numerous childcare settings:

  • Overseas in children's holiday clubs
  • Crèches for a UK tour operator for 10 years
  • Managing several childcare services abroad
  • Schools
  • Day Nurseries
  • Home Environments
  • Children's Residential Care Homes
  • Children's Centres - Early Years Play Groups, Stay & Play sessions

I have a great amount of knowledge and understanding of children's needs and development. I keep my knowledge updated with courses and weekly webinars. Children learn from play and exploring their own experiences & discoveries so I provide activities and opportunities for the children in my care to achieve and develop to the best of their ability and developmental stage.

I carefully plan activities; indoor and outdoor, outings & visits and follow the child's individual interests and needs while following EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) guidelines and legal requirements with all children 5 years and under.

Location

I live in the Rushall area of Walsall in a semi-detached house. I have an open plan kitchen/diner and living room (which is currently partitioned off due to Covid-19 precautions). The diner is re-purposed as an indoor play area.
Outdoors, I have a large secure garden with a new patio for water and chalk play. There is also a fenced and sheltered childrens play area on the garden with outdoor play equipment and toys.
I am planning to develop the garden further to have a nature garden/trail and grow vegetables with the children.
In addition to the garden play area I have easy access to local parks, nature walks & playing fields.

I am close to Radleys, Greenfield and Rushall Primary Schools and Rushall Park.

Transport

Street parking available.
Bus stops are easily accessible to Walsall, Aldridge, Birmimgham, Brownhills, Walsall Wood, Shelfield, Cannock and Lichfield.

Please see my Covid-19 page for precautions put in to place that supersede usual setting requirements and practices.

Qualifications

  • NNEB Diploma in Childcare. (1999)
  • Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care - Children and Young People (2009)
  • Childminding Level 3: Understanding How To Set Up A Home Based Childcare Service

Skills & Training

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Healthy Eating
  • Child Protection & Safe Guarding
  • Child Protection & Behaviour Management
  • Oral Health
  • Weekly Webinars: Kinderly/Pacey

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