Tingewick Pre-school has evolved over the years into a stimulating and happy environment run by skilled staff who work in high adult-to-child ratios. We are at the centre of the local community and wegive children aged 2-5 the chance to make friends, learn through playing and prepare for starting school.
Treehouse accepts children from age two until they join the school system at four years old. Our setting is nestled in the grounds of Winslow CE Combined School, putting us in the fortunate positionof being able to offer independent Early Years provision while aiding the transition to the foundation stages for our children through a close relationship with the school. We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and support them to fulfil their potential.
We offer home based childcare for children from birth to 16 years in a spacious 4 bed detached house, with an enclosed garden, playroom, downstairs cloakroom, conservatory and large open plan lounge,dining room and kitchen. We are very hard working individuals, who are loving, caring and sensitive to the children in our care and have achieved 4 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection grades.
I have been childminding since 2001. Before becoming a childminder I was a SNCO Statistical Analyst in the Royal Air Force for 17 years. On both my last 2 Ofsted inspections, the quality and standardsof care that I provide merited an award of Outstanding. I am insured with Michel Morton with whom I have my Public Liability and Legal Expenses Insurances. I regularly complete child orientated First Aid and Specialist Safeguarding Children courses and are CRB checked as required by Ofsted.
The courtyard is a privately owned pre school and is owned by Sarah Boucher who has worked in childcare for 13 years and is fully qualified. The Preschool has been running for over 33 years and isregistered by Ofsted and is also registered under the Children's Act providing places for children between the ages of 2 until they start school at 5 years. The Courtyard Preschool aims to provide all children with a welcoming, safe and happy environment in which to learn through play.
The whole of the downstairs of our house is dedicated to childminding including a playroom and living room. We have a back garden which is secure and childfriendly - it also has a great wildlife area.During the spring and summer months we will be planting vegetables and fruits in the garden to make into delicious treat to eat at the end of the summer.
I have used a childminder myself for a few years whilst working as a teacher and I understand how important it is for parents to know that their child is safe and happy while they go to work. I wasvery lucky with my childminder and I am aiming to provide such a safe and happy place for the children in my care. I feel that continuity and routine is one of the most important things for children to feel safe. Communication with parents is the key to provide this continuity and routine.
My name is Claire and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder. I have been working in the childcare sector for about 15 years and have hands on experience in a wide variety of roles. I started mychildcare training at a well known established day nursery and over my years in the industry I worked for two national nurseries and worked hard to become a fully qualified room manager, managing 4 staff and up to 20 children at any one time.
Our unique and intimate setting is a gorgeous farmhouse with large gardens close to Newport Pagnell along the Wolverton Road. We offer exceptionally high standards of care. Our nursery practitionersaim to provide a happy, loving atmosphere with praise, comfort and reassurance, enabling children to learn about themselves, others and their surroundings.
Toddler Time was created in 2005 to provide a fun introduction to music and movement. Over the years hundreds of babies and toddlers have had loads of fun bopping along to my unique mix of songs,games and props. I love to watch the children wiggle and giggle they don't realise just how much they are learning as they play. Why not come and have some fun with your little one, pop along and join us at a session new faces are always welcome.