I have been a childminder since 2004. My setting is Little Stars Childmimding and I am registered with Ofsted. I live with my daughter in Portishead. I also co mind with another childminder in Portishead so that the children have a wider friendship group. I attend various soft play groups and we like to visit places further afield such as slimbridge, wild Place, Noah's Ark and National Trust during the holidays.
I undertaken training with North Somerset to become a Specialist Childminder (SEND). This scheme is run by North Somerset Council and aims to develop childminder’sskills and confidence in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
I currently attended North Somerset inclusion training, and have a commitment to attending further training to support the needs of children with additional needs. I will have access to the Specialist Childminder coordinator who is available to provide support and guidance around meeting the individual needs of your child. In addition, I will have access to a North Somerset Area SENCO from the Early Years and Childcare service for advice and guidance.