Before becoming a nanny/childminder I worked full time in London as a training coordinator at the British Library. Having worked in adult training for over 6 years I decided I wanted to develop myskills and knowledge in infant learning and development. I now have the ability to look after children either in my own home or in their own homes and watch them grow and develop, which is extremely rewarding.
The Nursery is staffed by a team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners, committed to delivering the range of experiences and opportunities fundamental to children's learning. We workclosely with parents and carers to help the children make the most of their Nursery experiences. Staff are always on hand for a chat or to discuss any issues, and we have regular 'Open House' events such as our slideshows and sing-song sessions to which parents and carers are warmly invited.
Rocking Horse provides happy and reliable childcare in a fun learning environment for children up to 12. Rocking Horse is run by Ofsted registered Childminder Catherine Mason from her brand new,secure and spacious home in Crowborough. Catherine is a Mum of 2 daughters and has worked with children and families as a Nursery Nurse and Nanny for over 19 years! She holds the NNEB Nursery Qualification and is also a qualified Counsellor.
Beckie and Richard Stonebanks are a husband and wife professional, Ofsted registered, child-minding team who strive to offer a caring, nurturing, safe and stimulating environment whilst caring foryour child. We offer a fantastic village location which means that you know your child will receive the benefits of safe home based childcare together with exposure to a gentle, natural lifestyle.
Our planned nursery based in the heart of St. Leonards will be a unique place for your child to have great fun within 'urban eco' facilities. We'll focus on outdoor play and your child learning aboutthe local environment, including lots of great outings to the nearby beach and park. We plan, in time to come and when our customers want us to, to open our nursery from 06.30hrs in the morning and even on weekends!
The favourable staff / pupil ratio allows our experienced teachers to give personal attention to all children and encourages close liaison with parents. There is an ambitious programme of developmentin progress which will enhance our facilities even further.
We provide the very highest quality childcare in nurseries which are friendly, fun, secure and stimulating. Your child's happiness and safety are our absolute priority. We help all our children todevelop at their own pace, and to grow in self-confidence as they explore the world around them.
Our proprietor, Hazel Richardson has over 20 years of experience in child care, having gained her NNEB (National Nursery Exam Board) diploma back in 1991. In June 2013 our Sussex branch opened underthe management of Suzie McNally. Hazel and Suzie have worked in all areas of nannying and child care, even maternity nursing and personally oversee the interviews of each nanny on our books. Both being mothers, they understand the concerns faced by both nannies and parents.
I'm Gemma and a Ofsted registered childminder. I live at the setting with my partner Mike and our two sons Dylan who is 5 and Joshua is 10. I have a diploma in psychotherapy and counselling and I havevolunteered for a charity called Home start which supports families with children 5 years or under, who are experiencing problems.
We have been awarded 'outstanding' for our 2013 OFSTED report. This is the second time in a row that we have achieved the highest award and we are delighted that all our hard work has been recognisedagain. To find out what makes us the best, you can read excerpts from our new OFSTED report here. We also run the very popular and successful Haven Nursery School in Sovereign Harbour, BN23.