Emma Stradling

  • Type of childcare: Childminder

Description

I am a qualified primary school teacher and have spent the past 11 years teaching many year groups across KS1 and KS2. I loved my job and found supporting children as they grow and develop extremely rewarding, but felt it was time for a change. This year I made the bold move to leave the teaching profession and set up on my own, with the aim to provide high-quality, fun and educational childcare for 1 to 8 year olds, from my family home. I have all the required qualifications for childminding including a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate. My family and I live on our farm in Cossington. We are a working farm that produces beef, so there are always plenty of tractors, hay bales and calves to see. We also keep a variety of other animals including chickens, pheasants, peacocks, geese, ducks, rabbits and goats, so children will have many opportunities to get stuck in with feeding the animals and collecting eggs. Living on a farm means we have lots of fantastic outdoor spaces, and that we spend a great deal of time outside. As well as the large garden, we also keep a small vegetable patch and greenhouse in our orchard, where children can help grow their own fruit and vegetables throughout the year, and get involved with apple and blackberry picking in the autumn. The orchard is also a great space for building dens. Inside, we keep a dog and two cats as well as two boys when they are not at school. The children in my care will have access to their own playroom stocked with a variety of toys and games and use of the open-plan kitchen for meal times and messy activities, including baking, arts and crafts and painting. I deliver the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage to all children in my care and focus on the seven areas of development. I provide a wide range of experiences in the form of interactive, fun and challenging activities, tailored to each childs interests, to enable children of all backgrounds and abilities to develop and learn through play, in a caring, supportive and happy environment. Part of our daily routine will include using the different outdoor spaces for activities such as den building, egg collecting, gardening and feeding the animals. We will also go on regular outings to visit the farm and surrounding countryside, local parks, the Quantocks and National Trust locations.;

Special educational needs and disabilities information

  • Wheelchair access

    No

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General info

Opening times

  • Mondays

    7:30am to 6:00pm

  • Tuesdays

    7:30am to 6:00pm

  • Wednesdays

    Closed

  • Thursdays

    7:30am to 6:00pm

  • Fridays

    7:30am to 6:00pm

Availability

  • Minimum age 0 years 0 months
  • Maximum age 8 years 0 months
  • Sibling discount No
  • Overnight care No

Capacity

  • 0-1 year olds

    1 spaces

  • 2 year olds

    2 spaces

  • 3-4 year olds

    2 spaces

  • 5-8 year olds

    1 spaces

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Cost details

  • Charge per hour:
  • 0-1 year olds

    £6

  • 2 year olds

    £6

  • 3-4 year olds

    £6

  • 5-8 year olds

    £6

Funding information

  • 2 year old funding

    Yes

  • 3 and 4 year old funding

    Yes

  • 30 hours funding

    Yes

Ofsted information

  • Ofsted number 2566372
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