We are an expereienced couple team, both fully qualified Childminders,
having graduated from First Aid and Introduction to Childcare Practice
courses set by CACHE. In addition, our premises have been approved by
Ofsted, we have satisfied health, social services and CRB (police) checks.
We belong to PACEY and adhere to the highest possible standards. We
regularly go on approved courses to update and improve our skills on a wide
variety of relevant issues such as food hygiene, Epi-Pen, and Equal
We have both gained our NVQ3 in Childcare Learning & Development
qualification. We are both fully qualified Fire Marshals, trained by St John
Ambulance and our premises are well equipped with fire safety products.
We also have a thorough fire escape plan and teach fire drills to the
children in our care, as well as road safety skills and management for other
We are delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles framework,
using the 6 areas of Learning to inform our assessments and planning for
supporting your child's development and identify where support is needed.
We conduct risk assessments for all new activities and maintain robust
security systems for your child's protection, including CCTV for the garden
which is totally enclosed, baby monitor in the home, distance monitors,
personal alarms and identity tags for your child when out and about.
Smoking is prohibited on our premises
We both hold full, clean driving licences
We take children on outings, eg to London Aquarium, Natural History
Museum, garden centre, Willows Farm where your child can say hello to
Farm animals, ride a trailer, use the bouncy castle and fairground rides for
We teach hygiene, safety, health, good manners and sharing.
Daisychain provides meals and transportation (eg school run) where required.
We have full public liability insurance. We also have full business insurance
for our comfortable car which is equipped with approved, adjustable child and
Through Homeminder Insurance/Axa we have full home and contents
insurance suitable for our Childminding premises.
French tuition* is available to give your child that head start at no extra
* Sarah has a BA (Hons) 2:1 in French Studies from London University and
speaks the language fluently.
We have a great children's French library to support your child's love for
learning the language.
Full Policy documents available upon request.