Welcome to my first Childminding newsletter, where I hope to keep Parents informed about my service, what the children have been doing and my plans for future activities and changes.

 What the children have been up to

Well recently we have been looking at animals, which has led us to have a couple of outings to Holmbush Farm and Tilgate Nature Reserve. Fun was had all round with the added luxury of nice weather. The children saw different animals from the large horses to the smallest mouse.

We will also be going on a mini beast hunt very soon and talking about vets and how they keep pets well. The children also had fun celebrating Easter by decorating cardboard eggs, colouring Holy Week hanging discs and making cornflake nests. 

 New Assistant

Paperwork is currently being completed by Ofsted in order for me to have an assistant, Leanne Evans. This will be so that Leanne is able to help look after the children with me and so that we can take on more children.  Leanne has worked in childcare for 5 years and holds a Paediatric First Aid licence. All parents will also be getting a permission form to sign in order that Leanne can supervise children on her own. I will give you all more of an update once all paperwork is complete and you will also be given the opportunity to meet Leanne.  

  Home Improvements

Also there will be some home improvements taking place in the very near future; we will be replacing all our front windows with better glazing. We will also be having our back garden landscaped and a dedicated children’s play area put in at the bottom, which will have either play bark or rubber matting for safety. On the new decking area where the patio is currently situated there will be an awning being added in order that the children will be able to do activities on the decking with the added protection from the sun. Risk Assessments will be carried out prior to work starting, with all workmen needing to sign in and out of the visitor book. Your children will not be left unattended during this work. I will also keep you all informed with regards to dates of when work will be carried out and thank you in advance for your patience during this time.

 Race for Life

This year I will be running in the Race for Life on Wed 23rd May, I have a sponsor form in the entrance hall; please sponsor me for this great cause. You can also go to my webpage