Hello, I am Rachael and I work as a childminder in South Lancing, close to the village centre.
I came to childminding from a teaching background, having five years experience in both Nursery and School settings, 12 years childminding experience and a degree in Early Years Education. I have two teenage children of my own. I hold a current, level 3 qualification in paediatric first aid and have a current DBS check. I also have a level 3 qualification in home based childcare.
My setting has public liability insurance and I am registered with OFSTED who carry out regular inspections. As an Ofsted registered Childminder I am restricted to the number and ages of children that I can care for at any one time. These details are on my Ofsted Registration Certificate, which is displayed during my minding hours.
I am registered to care for 6 children under 8 years of age. 3 of these children can be under 5 and only 1 may be under 1 at any one time. At the present time, due to Covid-19 I am limited to a bubble of a total of 8 children. This is a temporary measure, recommended by PHE to prevent the spread of the virus.
I am happy to take on any baby/child within my registered numbers and will not discriminate against children or their families for reasons such as race, religion, sex or ability. I have experience in working alongside children who have additional needs and my house is wheelchair friendly.
All children are welcomed into my home and I encourage the other children in my care to support me with this.