Hello, my name is Joanne Hall.

I am a highly experienced Childminder, registered in 2003, graded outstanding by Ofsted for my last three inspections, a finalist in the prestigious Nursery World Awards n the category of Childminder of the year.

"The childminder and her assistant are extremely calm and patient role models who teach children about right and wrong. Children relate extremely well to each other. They are exceptionally caring" Ofsted 2016

I work with my husband (an Ofsted registered assistant) to provide outstanding childcare and education in a family environment for children from 6 months old until age 13.

"Children benefit significantly from the exemplary working relationships between the childminder, her and parents. They settle very quickly into daily routines. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are excellent." Ofsted 2016

I have an extensive range of indoor and outdoor toys and equipment catering for every need and there is a free-flow arrangement from the house to the garden allowing children choice of playing environment. The garden is safety surfaced, allowing outdoor play all year round.

"The outdoor area provides exciting opportunities for children to explore and follow their interests."- Ofsted 2016

Using the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' Framework, planning and activities are personalised for each child. This ensures individual children's needs are met in the best way for them and that 'early years outcomes' are monitored closely. 'Next steps' in learning are set for each child and written into 'Individual educational plans' .These are continuously worked on in close partnership with parents.

 I have completed an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. In am currently studying for my BA(Honours) Early Childhood degree. I have a current paediatric first aid certificate and extensive experience of special needs. 

"The childminder has attended extensive training to enhance her teaching. She supports her assistant extremely well and gives him precise feedback on how to improve his skills. She tracks the achievements of all children to ensure they make rapid progress". Ofsted 2016

Older children who attend my setting are supported in learning to read using the very successful Reading Eggs programme, I also have very effect strategies in place to develop mathematical skills and PSE development to ensure pre-school children are "School ready".

"The childminder helps children to make outstanding progress in relation to their starting points. Children are exceptionally well prepared for the next stages their learning, including their move to school". Ofsted 2016

Feel free to contact me for further details, to discuss your requirements, or just for a chat about how child-minding works.