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All planning, activities and routines are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage
I have many play and learning activities to suit all ages and stages of development including construction (i.e. magnets, lego etc) small world toys, role play, tent & tunnel, puzzles, board games, lots and lots of arts and craft materials, dressing up clothes, dolls, musical instruments, junk modelling, playdough etc.
To encourage child-
The younger children have access to toys appropriate to their age and stage of development, ie shape sorters (both bought and home made), sensory games/books and lots of one-
I have a large range of reading books covering all ages cared for.
Outside, my small garden is fully enclosed, with access to Foxey Leyes Copse, a lovely nature reserve and various parks within a short walk. This gives us endless opportunities to climb trees, play poohsticks in the stream and generally just run around in a traffic-
I attend a toddler group once a week and regularly meet up with other childminders and their children.
Tel: 01869 570556
Mob: 07584 566716
Breakfast. (Examples include milk, wholegrain cereals, toast, mini pancakes, bagels)
10am Snack, then morning activities: Adult-
11:30 onwards Lunch
12:30pm Sleep/Quiet time activities
2pm onwards Freeplay, story time (we count and talk about colours and shapes in our everyday activities), visit to park
4pm onwards Teatime or snack for those children who have tea at home
5pm We start to wind down and tidy up for the day
5:30pm onwards Parents start to arrive. Parents are welcome to come in at the end of the day. We use this time to have a general chat (with extra time set aside for anything confidential). All parents have access to the Babysdays system where photos and diaries are uploaded every day.
An example of an average day