Continuous Professional Development

I am continually undertaking training and am dedicated to improving my knowledge and the standard of my childminding provision by attending various training courses and seminars. Some of the courses that I have completed are:

  • Early Years Quality Improvement Award
  • Forest School Taster
  • Children's Food Trust - Encouraging young children in your care to eat well, meeting the food and drink guidelines for early years settings and Providing a healthy diet for young children
  • The Thrive Approach
  • Autistic Spectrum
  • Planning and Assessing for Home Based Childcarers
  • The Wonder Years
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguarding Children Refresher
  • Food Hygiene for Childminders
  • 12 hour Paediatric First Aid
  • Risk Assessments for Childminders and Home Carers
  • Feelings matter
  • Schemas
  • Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Language and learning, storytelling for success
  • Developing Play for under two's
  • Introducing Childminding Practice
  • Developing Childminding Practice
  • Observing Children in the Home Environment
  • Nutritional Meals for the under fives
  • Messy Play
  • Art Craft and Outdoor Activities
  • Makaton Part 1 and 2
  • Caring for Sick Children
  • Kidscape Bullying Workshop
  • Accelerated Learning Brain Training Workshop
  • Supporting Children in Learning to Read
  • Education through music
  • Boys will be boys
  • Festivals throughout the year
  • Flu Pandemic for Childminders
  • Across Diversity Workshop
  • The Revised Early Years Foundation Stage including the Two Year Old Progress Check
  • Enjoying Maths
  • Implementing Dance and Movement
  • Caring for children aged 5 and over in a home-based setting
  • Inclusion and the special educational needs (SEN) Code of Practice
  • Supporting Boys Achievements
  • Cooking with Children
  • The Mosaic Approach
  • Working with vulnerable families
  • Returning to work during Coronavirus
  • Rethinking children's behaviour
  • Hygge (the good feeling you get from a well-curated, cozy and aesthetically pleasing environment.
  • Attachment theories
  • Child Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Teach so children remember
  • Starting points

Providing loving, safe, professional, and appropriate developmental care for your children


This term we will be looking at:



sea creatures

the deep dark sea

on top of the sea

rock pools

the Queens Jubilee


Cold sea

Warm sea

Sea mammals


The coral reef

4th July



and our topic for this term is:

The Sea

I currently have no vacancies

I am registered to provide FEET
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