Hours and Rates
My usual business hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. I offer both all-year contracts and term-time only contracts. I strive to provide flexible childcare and so additional hours outside of these may be negotiable, subject to a separate fee structure.
Parents can provide the meals for their children themselves, or I can provide your child's meals. All meals will be in conjunction with my Healthy Eating Policy.
If I provide meals then my fees will be varied to take account of this. If you chose to provide your child's meals, then I'm always happy to serve your packed lunches or reheat cooked meals that you've made at home. If I cater for your child then I will provide healthy, nutritious meals and can agree a menu and meal options in advance with you (including provision for any special dietary requirements).
I am registered as a professional childminder with Ofsted, the childcare regulator. Registration is a legal requirement and allows me to care for up to six children under the age of eight. Like all registered childminders I am regularly inspected by Ofsted and on my most recent inspection I received a 'Good' in all areas.
I am also registered with Plymouth City Council, the local authority, and have regular contact with one of their Early Years Advisory Teachers who helps me to ensure that I am up-to-date on the latest childcare training.
Copies of my Registration and Public Liability Insurance certificates are on display in my home at all times and I can provide copies on request.
As a professional childminder I strive to maintain a safe, supportive and caring childcare environment at all times.
The following policies set out my approach to this:
- Accident and Illness Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Complaints Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
- Equality Policy
- Healthy Eating Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Lost Child Policy
- Medication Policy
- No Smoking Policy
- Outings Policy
- Pets Policy
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Special Educational Needs Policy
- Uncollected Child Policy
- Working with Parents Policy