I live on a quiet road, with good parking both on the drive way or on the road. I am within walking distance of several parks, the river, library, toddler groups, music groups and a weekly food market. I love taking the children to the food market so they can choose vegetables or fruit for activities.
I have a wide variety of resources for exploring and playing, all of which are accessable to the children. I have a lovely enclosed garden that the children can run about and have fun in with a wide range of toys.
from £7 per hour
I have a bus stop 2 minute walk from my house, that takes you to High Wycombe or Bourne End. There is a train station about 15 minutes walk from my house which will take you to Bourne End or Maidenhead.
House・Quiet road・Outdoor space・Pets・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas・Near public transport・Easy parking・Sleeping area
Marlow, Bourne End, High Wycombe.
from £7 per hour
Hours of Business
08:00 to 17:00
Ages catered for
Under 1s, 1-2 years, 2-4 years
Open all year
About my home
I live in Marlow with my husband, I have 3 grown up daughters and 4 wonderful grandchildren. I have over 30 years professional experince in childcare, looking after children from 3 months upward, working as a nanny, in a nursery and assistant childminder for my daughter. I have my NVQ level 3 in childcare and a full Peadeatric First Aid certificate. I have personal and professional experience with children and adults with Downs Sydrome and I have also cared for a child with autism.
I have a brother with Downs Syndrome and when I worked at a pre school I was key person for a Downs Syndrome child, because of this I can communicte a little using makaton.
I have a small vegetable patch in my garden, where the children help to plant seeds, and are encouraged to help nurture them by watering them when needed, we talk about what they need to help them grow and when they are ready the children can pick them and try them.
Looking after wildlife
I have a bird feeder in the garden, with some help the children fill the containers when they are empty, they then enjoy watching the different birds come and feast on the food. This encourages the children to look after animals.
I love being outdoors, and I live in walking distance of the river, parks, train station, library, so weather permitting we go out once a day into the town so the chidren can run about, watch the boats, have fun in the park. I take them on the train to Bourne End where they can walk along the river or go to soft play.
I have a lovely enclosed garden that children have access to every day, there is a wide variety of toys including a mud kitchen, swing, playhouse, sand and water play.
The children learn a lot through messy play, through textures, smells, bright colours, I enjoy all aspects of messy play, from shaving foam, ublick ( cornflour and water ), painting, mud play. It is wonderful to see the childrens expressions the first time they try anything new.
To help each child settle in, they will have a few visits where parent/ carer can stay and play, then a few visits where parent/carer stays for a little while with the child, then we gradually lengthen that period, then some vists without parent/carer, each child is different so sometimes it might take a little loner to settle, thats not a problem. Children also have their own pegs with their picture and name to help them feel they belong.
I have a space where older children can build with construction toys without little ones knocking their creations down. I have a dining room where there is a book corner for children to chill out in. Sitting room where children can play with a variety of toys. I have an enclosed outside area this is where toys and resources are kept , all accessible to the children, this is also a perfect place for the children to play if the weather is so bad that they can't go for a walk or in the garden as it provides them with fresh air. We do a lot of messy activities out here and role play e.g cooking, doctors.
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I live in a lovely town, which has a library, a few parks and a river all of which are within walking distance.
There are a few toddler groups and music groups in town aswell so the children get a lot of outdoor time and there's a variety of different things to do. Within about 20 - 30 minutes driving time there is Odds Farm which the children love, and National trust places Clivedon and Hughenden which being a member I can take the children to. Here they have lots of places to run around and explore.
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