2nd January 2015 - All of our new starters have settled in really well and we are enjoying fun activities and visits to playgroups. No spaces currently available unless you're super organised and looking for an EYFS space for September. 4th January 2015 - We are looking forward to welcoming three lovely girls to our setting next week, and are getting everything ready for my return from maternity leave and Christmas! Part time EYFS spaces still available. 30th June 2014 - I am getting ready to start back at work in September. We're looking forward to welcoming a new child for before school care and still have availability for one EYFS child during the daytime. I am currently not looking to work a full week so am offering a part time place, but am flexible on which days I can work. 1st March 2014 - We are pleased to announce that our son Kieran arrived just in time for Christmas! He has 2 very besotted big sisters! November 2013 - I am now on maternity leave and will be returning to work in September 2014. September 2013 - We have been graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted! 1st August 2013 - I have officially been awarded Early Years Professional Status, the highest qualification/status currently available for working with early years children (0-5s). After an intense year at University my hard work has paid off! 17th July 2013 - Maternity Leave arranged. I will be on Maternity Leave from the end of November 2013 until the beginning of September 2014 so cannot take on any new children on a permanent basis until after this time, however I can offer a temporary morning place for 0-4 years and a school holiday place for 4+ years (see 'Availability' page). If you are looking for childcare for 2014, please contact me. 25th April 2013 - How Children See Us course attended. 13th & 20th March 2013 - Working with Vulnerable Families course attended. 19th March 2013 - Advanced Equality and Diversity course attended. 9th March 2013 - Childminder Matters Conference attended at Beaumanor Hall. 6th February 2013 - Supporting Individual Children course attended. 4th February 2013 - I have started my renewal course for my Paediatric First Aid (1 evening a week for 6 weeks). 2nd November 2012 - We're enjoying the extra space our extension has provided (new photos to follow soon!) and are now very busy with our Early Years children! The garden has also had a re-vamp and is now brilliant for all weathers ensuring plenty of outdoor play. I have started my Early Years Professional Status course at University and although it's hard to juggle the extra work I am learning a lot already. I still have spaces for school holiday care but am no longer advertising spaces for term time before and after school care. 20th August 2012 - We are looking forward to welcoming our new starter at the end of September! I have now filled my Early Years places but I still have availability for 4+ year olds for school holiday cover and school wrap-around care (Old Mill Primary School). 31st July 2012 - I have immediate vacancies for school holiday childcare (age 4+) 25th June 2012 - Early Years Foundation Stage meeting attended, regarding the confirmed changes to the EYFS which will be put in place from September 2012. 12th June 2012 - Equal Opportunities (Equality and Diversity in Childcare) course attended. 3rd May 2012 - Every Child a Talker (ECaT) and Confident Communicators course attended. 11th March 2012 - I have now filled my Early Years places except for Tuesday and Friday mornings. I still have availability for school holiday cover. I will begin school wrap-around care from September (Old Mill Primary School). 8th March 2012 - My Ofsted inspection last week went really well and I am very pleased to be able to say that I have been graded as 'Good' and given 2s across the board for all areas assessed (1 = outstanding, 2 = good, 3 = satisfactory, 4 = poor) especially as I have only recently returned to work following my maternity leave! I will next be inspected in approximately 3 years, unless the changes due to be made to the revised EYFS state otherwise. 28th February 2012 - Early Years Foundation Stage meeting attended, regarding the changes to the EYFS which will be confirmed later in the year and are due to be put in place in September 2012. 13th February 2012 - I am now working again, looking forward to our new starter who will join us next week. I have spaces available immediately, please see my 'availability' page and contact me for further details. 9th January 2012 - I am getting ready to return to work at the end of next month! I am looking forward to welcoming our new starter who will be a lovely new friend for Madison; and Imogen and I are looking forward to children returning to our setting from before my maternity leave began! 12th September 2011 - Website updated to include childcare places available for 2012 as I now have two confirmed children either starting or returning to our setting when I return to work in February. 29th June 2011 - We are pleased to announce that our daughter Madison has arrived! She is very gorgeous and her big sister Imogen is very impressed that she is finally here! 3rd June 2011 - I have received my certificate of completion and confirmation of passing my NVQ3. 12th May 2011 - I will be starting my maternity leave from Monday 16th May and will be returning to work in the middle of February 2012 (dates to be confirmed nearer the time). We will miss all of the children who have been attending Daizee Daycare and hope that we will see them again after my maternity leave. Only 4 weeks now until our new baby is due to be born so very excited and looking forward to meeting him/her! 15th April 2011 - Today we visited the 'Helping Hands Hedgehog Rescue Centre' in Queniborough and saw the great work they do there, helping sick or injured hedgehogs. Many thanks to the Centre for allowing us to visit, the children had a great time! 13th April 2011 - I have completed all the work for my NVQ3 and will hopefully have the full qualification approved by the moderators at the beginning of May! 27th March 2011 - We're all enjoying the warmer weather and the chance to spend more time outside in the garden. The children and I have visited a garden centre and have planted some flowers in the garden. We're also enjoying visiting the sand park after school collections! 23rd December 2010 - Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to everyone! 23rd December 2010 - Maternity Leave arranged. I will be on Maternity Leave from June 2011 until the beginning of 2012 so cannot take on any new children on a permanent basis until after this time (see 'Availability' page). If you are looking for childcare for 2012, please contact me. 30th November 2010 - Letters and Sounds Course attended. 28th October 2010 - Makaton Taster Course attended. Here I learnt 30 signs which I will be able to use with babies and children in my care who are learning to speak or who may have a speech delay. Makaton is a form of signing which is used alongside speech in order to provide additional clues about what you are saying, which will aid the child's communication. A popular television character, Mr Tumble, on 'Something Special', a CBeebies programme, also uses Makaton. 13th September 2010 - Our website is launched!