Prospectus For Parents
My name is Debbie and I have been
a registered childminder since 2002 and was previously a nanny in Italy for seven
years. I am married to Glenn who is also a childminder we have one daughter
whose name is Mollie 15 years old and goes to Poole High School, we have two dogs one called Millie and Michael and two Guineas pigs called Bambie & Buttercup, We offer quality
childcare, in a welcoming and stimulating home environment.
My name is Glenn and I have been
registered as a childminder since November 2006 working alongside Debbie.
We are members of the PQI (Poole Pathway Quality Improvement
Scheme). We also value the ongoing opportunities for training and support that
the PQI gives us.
Training and Qualifications
Debbie has passed her ICP, DCP
& ECP equivalent to (NVQ3) Qualifications.
Debbie is an Advanced Accredited
Level Childminder, which means that she can offer the 3 & 4 year old free
entitlement; also she is a mentor for childminders.
Glenn is at Advanced level and
has passed his DIHBC level 3, and the (NVQ3) Qualification.
We are both competent First
Aiders and have attended many children learn through play courses.
We both received (OUTSTANDING) Reports for our recent OFSTED Inspection, which was in January 2013
We are committed to ongoing
training and personal and professional development. Please see our personal
training record, all details of training we have undertaken, and of training
which we plan for the future.
The Service We Provide – Aims
We aim to provide children in our
care with the opportunity to develop at their own pace, to feel valued and
secure, and to develop positive self-esteem and confidence in themselves and
We aim to do this by providing a
safe, welcoming and stimulating environment with quality play experiences,
encouraging interaction with adults and children, and provide opportunities for
children to make choices, to explore, and to communicate their ideas.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The (EYFS) Early Years Foundation Stage really covers all that
we do with the children, including regular routines, planned activities and unplanned opportunities and
includes group experiences. We plan to provide varied and stimulating
activities according to individual needs and preferences and to use spontaneous
opportunities as they arise.
As childminders, working in a home
environment, we have the flexibility to use and value such
events as the birth of a new baby in the family, changes
in the weather, and interest developing from new books or items brought in by
the minded children. We are able to take advantage of local events,
to visit places of special interest, and we aim to offer the children in our
care a wide range of experiences.
The (EYFS) is from birth to 31 August
after their 5 birthday, with children progressing through the six
Areas of Learning and Development. We aim to plan a flexible curriculum,
supported by the accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage and to provide learning opportunities within these Six Areas
of Learning, these being:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
Problem Solving, Reasoning
Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Physical Development
Parents are welcome to view and
discuss their child’s learning journal. The regular activities plan will be on
display at the notice board for parent’s information.
Learning Journals of Children's Progress
playing and interacting with the children we are continually observing and
assessing. We aim to work in partnership with parents and will share with
them in daily diary news about our day’s activities.
photographic records of activities, and children have individual records of
their progress to share with parents. We aim to use
observations to inform our planning, to build on achievements and
interests and to support children's ongoing development in all areas.
WE USE THE BABY'S DAYS ON-LINE PROGRAM KEEPING PARENTS IN-TOUCH WITH THEIR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT
(There is more information of our Confidentiality Policy on request)
As Registered Childminders and
members of the (PQI) Poole Pathway Quality Improvement Scheme, we believe that by
providing a happy well-managed environment, the children in our care are
encouraged to develop social skills that will help them to be accepted and
welcomed in society as they grow up. We recognise the need to set reasonable
and appropriate limits to be consistent and help children manage their
(There is more information of our Behaviour Management Policy on request)
We will ensure that each child is
treated with equal concern and plan for their individual needs and to welcome the
diversity of backgrounds from which they come.
(There is more information of our Equal Opportunities Policy on request)
Special Educational Needs
Children with special needs, as
all children are welcome in our home, after consultation with parents and with
due regards to the needs of all children in our care.
(There is more information of our Special Needs Policy on request)
Debbie's Little Angels is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry
Debbie’s Little Angels
Debbie Timothy & Glenn Timothy
Member of PQI
As registered childminder, we have many different policies in
place to help parents/guardians understand the procedures we
will follow to ensure their children's safety and well being.
These policies also help us to keep to a high standard of health and
care for your child.
We have a full list that is detailed on our BABY'S DAY'S Website for Parents.
Please find below a list of the main policies that we support :
- Raising a Concern or Complaint
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Special Educational
- Lost or Uncollected Children
- Children’s Sickness Policy
We follow the Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2012 (early years Foundation Stage) We will be happy to
email you a copy of all our policies and procedures or a hard copy, if you wish to visit us in person.
Our recent OFSTED
We both received: