All About Little Wiglets
Located in the leafy city suburb of Chester Green, I have been a qualified teacher since 2000 and have taught all age groups from Reception to GCSE. I am also experienced in supporting children with special educational needs and my skills cover a wide range of ages, needs and requirements. I have recently gained Early Years Professional Status and am a mentor for prospective Early Years Professional candidates at the University of Derby
I am registered with OFSTED (August 2007) and was last inspected in October 2011 where I was judged to be an outstanding childcare provider (my report can be found here). I am First Aid Trained and proficient in the use of Makaton/Baby Sign Language. I am also accredited by the Derby City Childminding Network.
A 'normal' day with Little Wiglets might include...
- Messy play activities, including paint, jelly and spaghetti!!
- A wide range of toys suited to individual child's developmental needs.
- Trips out to local parks and amenities, baby and toddler groups.
- Home-made food sourced from organic and local produce wherever possible (Sample Menu).
- Dressing up, dancing and pretend play!
- Quiet time, jigsaws and stories.
- ...and much, much more!!!
Our Mission Statement"Our aim is to provide opportunities through which children can grow and develop their individual skills and interests in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. We also like to have lots of fun along the way!!"
"Children benefit from the childminder's superb knowledge of their individual needs. She offers children an inspiring welcoming home environment in which they feel safe and secure." - Ofsted (2011)
"T really enjoys his day with Little Wiglets. He really looks forward to it, and benefits from all the creative activities and homely environment" - T's Mum (2009).
"We are very, very lucky to have found you, it gives me great peace of mind knowing I can leave J in an environment where she is so happy and well cared for. Thank you!" - J's Mum (2009)