I aim to continually keep up to date with training and on-going legislation, reflecting on and improving my practice in order to offer the best possible childcare. Some are compulsory part of becoming an Ofsted registered childminder, others of my own choosing. Staff members employed will be encouraged to do the follow the same path.

Certificates awarded for training courses and workshops completed:

Cambridge University Preliminary English Test
Cambridge University First English Test
British Airways Cabin Crew Training
CACHE level 2 NVQ & level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care learning & Development
Early years 1ST Aid (training attended every 3 years)
Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering (I am registered with the Food Environmental Health)
Safeguarding Children
Child Protection Awareness
Basic Food Hygiene Programme
Assertiveness for Childcarers
Reflecting Multicultural Diversity Through Play
Supporting Parents
Practical Ways of Tackling Discrimination in the Early years
Diploma in Home-Based Childcare Unit 1
The Emergent Writing Journey: From Mark Making to Writing
Can’t Listen or Won’t Listen
Maths in the Foundation Stage
Craft Workshop
Supporting Children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
Organising & Managing the Foundation Stage Environment for Teaching and Learning
Signs, Songs & Symbols
Getting to Grip with Planning and Observations for Childminders
Making Chatter Matter-Prioritising Conversation for the Under 3’s
AGM Somerset Childminding association
How to become a Nursery Education Funded Childminder
Circus skills
Christmas Craft
Recycling craft creative project
Advanced Childminder
Working with young Disabled People
Spring Craft
Forest Skills in the Garden
Early Years Entitlement Funded Childminder in the County of Somerset
Childminder “Get together” meetings:   1,2,3 & 4
EYFS – Context and Principles for Early Years Provision
CACHE- Context and Principles for Early Years Provision
Safer Food Handler Level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering
Early Years Craft Ideas
Developing Early Writing
Letters and Sounds/Making a nursery Rhyme bag
Observations, Assessments and Planning
Winter Craft
Winter wonderland workshop
Environmental Health: Food Hygiene rating 5 (very good)
Introduction to Child Protection
12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course
Making it with Clay
Somerset Total Communication
Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
Early Child Development- Foundation
Infection Prevention and Control V2
How Children Learn
Heuristic Play
Early Years Dance, Story and Imagination
Building Self Esteem as a professional
Musical Story telling
PACEY VOLUNTEER’S Week Facilitator
Early Years Dance and Imagination
Caterpillars and Butterflies
Excellence in Continuous Professional Development
Autumn Painting
Managing difficult Behaviour in Young adults
“All about me”
Christmas Craft for Kids
Christmas craft
Managing your OFSTED Inspection
Love Matters
English as an Additional Language
Cluster Meeting
Quality Choice Aspiration
Maths in the Early Years Project
Observation and Planning
Fun, Confidence and Development through music
Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
Core’s Kindling Training Course (Forest School)
Music and Storytelling
GCSE Maths
Performance Management
Grants and Marketing
Annual Childminder Conference: Communication
Literacy/Expressive Arts
Food Hygiene Rating: 5
Pediatric First Aid
Employment Responsibilities
Child Protection
Self Employed Childminders & HMRC
Child Protection for the designated lead role of the childminder
Approve Lead Childminder Services in Somerset
Lead Childminder Standardisation Meeting
Get Together Peer support meeting
Volunteers Week PACEY
PACEY local Facilitator
Currently working towards: NVQ3 Speech, language and communication