I appreciate that the parent’s are the most important person in the childs’ life and therefore work closely with parents, to establish a good working relationship which builds on the fabric of that care. I also liaise with other settings the child may attend in order to fully acknowledge all aspects of the childs’ development. This is all carried out with the parents’ permission and in the strictest confidence.
I have various toys available for the children to play with such as jigsaws, construction bricks and blocks, cars, dressing up clothes, doctors and vets set, dolls, action figures, pretend shop with till and a tea-set.
Outdoors, I have a variety of equipment such as balls, skittles, skipping ropes, a cricket set, slide, a sand pit, climbing frame, trampoline (Age 6 years+), swings and a play house.
I regularly take the children (in full day care) on outings, either by car or by walking to places such as:
Occasionally, when I have a small number of older children (usually school holidays), I may take them to places like the cinema
I offer a wide range of activities for the children I look after to promote their development. Some of these include: painting ,drawing, baking, cooking, play-dough, reading stories, playing board games, sticky pictures/collages, watching videos/TV programmes (age dependent), using the computer for games, learning or homework, singing and playing instruments, music and movement, dressing up/role play, sewing (supervised), ball games and treasure baskets.