We are a child minding service opened on September 1st 2012.  We are graded Ofsted Outstanding in our last inspection (November 2nd 2016).

Our aim is to build a reputation as one of the top childminders in the local area - by working hard to provide a safe, happy and stimulating child centric environment. 


OPENING HOURS:

Our core hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, extended hours with prior arrangement.  We close on National and Bank Holidays.


 OUR TYPICAL DAY:

 Sounique Child - Typical Term-Time Day

The below schedule may vary due to weather and other factors.  Below gives an indication of a typical day.

 

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

08.00-08.45

Welcome, Breakfast, story time and individual play

08.00-08.45

Welcome, Breakfast, story time and individual play

08.00-08.45

Welcome, Breakfast, story time and individual play

08.00-08.45

Welcome, Breakfast, story time and individual play

08.00-08.45

Welcome, Breakfast, story time and individual play

08.45-09.15

School run

 

08.45-09.15

School run

 

08.45-09.15

 School run

 

08.45-09.15

 School run

 

08.45-09.15

 School run

 

09.15-12.15

 

Morning Activity: Learning through Play session



Including mid morning snack

09.15-12.15

 

Morning Activity: Learning through Play session


Including mid morning snack


09.15-12.15

 

Morning Activity: Learning through Play session


Including mid morning snack

09.15-12.15

 

Morning Activity: Learning through Play session


Including mid morning snack

09.15-12.15

 

Morning Activity: Learning through Play session



Including mid morning snack


12.15-13.00

 Lunch

12.15-13.00

 Lunch

12.15-13.00

Lunch

12.15-13.00

 Lunch

12.15-13.00

 Lunch

13.00-14.30

Story time, Nap, Quiet play

13.00-14.30

Story time, Nap, Quiet play

13.00-14.30

Story time, Nap, Quiet play

13.00-14.30

Story time, Nap, Quiet play

13.00-14.30

Story time, Nap, Quiet play

13.00-14.30

 (non nappers)


Individual activities

13.00-14.30

 (non nappers)


Individual activities

13.00-14.30

 (non nappers)


Individual activities

13.00-14.30

 (non nappers)

Individual activities

13.00-14.30

 (non nappers)


Individual activities

14.30-14.45

Circle and Snack Time

14.30-14.45

Circle and Snack Time

14.30-14.45

Circle and Snack Time

14.30-14.45

Circle and Snack Time

14.30-14.45

Circle and Snack Time

15.15-15.45

 

School Run

15.15-15.45

 

School Run

15.15-15.45

 

School Run

15.15-15.45

 

School Run

15.15-15.45

 

School Run

14.45-16.00

 

Free Play

14.45-16.00

 

Free Play

14.45-16.00

 

Free Play

14.45-16.00

 

Free Play

14.45-16.00

 

Free Play

16.00-16.45

Dinner

16.00-16.45

 Dinner

16.00-16.45

 Dinner

16.00-17.45

 Dinner

16.00-16.45

 Dinner

16.45-18.00

 

Outdoor/Gardening and home time

16.45-18.00

 

Outdoor/Theme of the week focus and home time

16.45-18.00

 

Outdoor/Garden play and home time

16.45-18.00

 

Outdoor/Forest School and gardening and home time

16.45-18.00

 

Outdoor/Garden play and home time

 

 OUR BUCKET LIST:

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 OUR NATURAL THINKERS 'FOREST SCHOOL'  COMMITTMENTS

 

10 Quality Commitments to Natural Thinking

 

1.     50/50 ratio of natural resources/space and commercial resources/space outside

We have our garden with grass, plants and plastic

 

2.     Children have opportunities to grow, pick and taste produce

We grew our summer crop, we are preparing our winter crop

 

3.     A gardening or digging area available at all times

We have our raised planter and will create a digging area at the rear of the garden

 

4.     Evidence of children caring for their natural environment

The children tend their crop, collect leaves and feed animals at Deen City Farm when we visit.  

We also feed ducks at Tooting common.

 

5.     Evidence of children engaging with weather and the seasons

We are up and out everyday in all weather, I provide wellie boots, all weather clothing and 

children know to select boots to go into garden

 

6.     Evidence of children engaging with wildlife

We visit the swans and animals at the local common; visit Deen City Farm, mobile farms and 

hatched butterflies this year. 2014 we will hatch chicks from Deen City Farm.

 

7.     Children have daily access to the outside

We have a secluded contained garden with free flow curtains between inside and 

outside allowing children to go outside when wanted.

 

8.     Settings are committed to inclusion ensuring no child is excluded from outdoor activities

I provide age appropriate tools for gardening, all weather clothing (regardless of whether parents 

provide their own) and outings/visits costs are included in fees

 

9.     At least 1 staff member must have attended the natural thinkers training Engaging with families to get involved

That’s me! I will continue to have Forest School activities on our weekly schedule and forward 

communication to families to get involved.  I have also received help from families in correct crop management.

 

10.  A commitment to developing the natural spaces within the setting and taking children to visit natural places of interest.

Hoping to collaborate with local nurseries and children centres to provide Forest School activities with the children.  

To visit Stockwell Oasis Garden, Horniman museum gardens, The Rookery and other local places