Hello my name is Mary Spooner. I live on the north side of Calne with my husband Martin and daughter Maisie. I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder since November 2008.
I am fully insured with PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years). My husband and I are both CRB checked (now DBS check) and we both hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I am Group leader of the Cheeky Monkees Childminding Group in Calne and we meet every week to support each other and for the children to socialise and learn through play. I also run the Hilmarton Toddler Group.
I have a NVQ Level 3 in Childrens Care, Learning and Development. I also have experience with working with children with learning difficulties such as Aspergers, speech and language difficulties and Autism. I am also able to take the 15 hours free entitlement vouchers provided by the Government after a child’s 3rd birthday. This also means I have unannounced visits to check that I am looking after the children to a high standard.
Whilst children are in my care I can offer a wide variety of activities, both indoors and outdoors. Activities include painting, playdough, sticking and gluing, craft, cooking, sensory play, sand/water play, gardening, going to the park, soft play, wellie walks, library, feeding the ducks. We also attend local toddler groups.
I have policies and procedures in place to help with the smooth running of my business.
I work in conjunction with EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which sets the standards for all childcare, nurseries, childminders, pre schools and reception years. I will provide a learning journey for under 5’s in my care. If you would like to see an example, please ask me.
At present I drop off/pick up from Hilmarton Primary School and St Edmunds in Calne. I charge £3.75 per hour and can offer full/part time or term time contracts. I do not charge a retainer for school holidays if a term time contract is taken.
At present I have no vacancies until September 2017.