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Alice Richards (Saplings Childminding)

My name is Alice and I am a fully qualified registered childminder. I have set up Saplings to childmind at my home after working in two nurseries over the past four years. My experience there was exceedingly rewarding as I assisted in the growth and development of the children in my care. I am qualified and experienced in all childcare ages and as room supervisor I was fully responsible for all day to day planning and organisation.My family home has a warm and welcoming presence with a light and spacious playroom and an abundance of age appropriate toys books games etc. It offers a sizable kitchen for cooking activities messy play arts and crafts. Independent of the playroom there is a secure free flow outside expanse with sand and water play as well as ride on toys.I offer a large enclosed purpose-built garden which has interactive boards water play area mud kitchen and den making along with numerous other activities. As I live adjacent to the forest I can provide a similar ethos to that of Forest Schools by enjoying woodland activities and walks regardless of the weather.The children are taken on adventures to local parks and places of interest such as the library soft play and farm parks. I strive to make the most of the picturesque countryside in which I live where the children can be happy and entertained whilst also learning.My Ethos My aim is for every child to feel safe happy and secure whilst playing in a positive environment which nurtures confidence independence and creative learning.My Qualifications > NVQ3 in childcare> NVQ 3 in Playwork > Pediatric first aid trained > Level 2 and 3 safeguarding > Basic food hygiene trained.My Availability I am adaptable with the hours I work and delighted to discuss covering hours before and after my working schedule alongside the occasional weekend if parents request.My working roster is as follows: Monday - Friday 08.00 to 1800.Thank you for taking the time to look at Saplings Childminding. If you would like to discuss any childcare needs please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 07931087834 or 01594 836344.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alice Richards

Where to go

GL16 8PD

Other Details


Additional Charges
Age 0 - 11 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 4.30;

Childcare Information

Childcare type

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN

Opening Times

Childcare times
Monday to Friday : 0800 to 1800
Number of Weeks Open
The setting is open : All year for 50 weeks For overnight stays During the weekend

Vacancy Information

Vacancy information
Bank Holidays if required = £5.50Before and after school £5.00Holiday Care £5.00Due to COVID we now provide Main meal and a pudding at a cost of £1.75

Schools/Nurseries Pick-up

Is pickup available
Collect from/Deliver to : St. John's C of E Primary School 3097;

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary School)
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

NVQ Level 3 childcare

NVQ Level 3 playwork

Paediatric first aid trained

Level 2 and 3 safeguarding

Basic food hygiene

Fostered SEND cildren for many years, wheelchair, autistic and down syndrome children

Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
b) young people who use alternative communication methods
c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
Please add any further information you feel may be of use for the SEND local offer.

I am adaptable with the hours I wokr and delighted to discuss covering hours before and after my working schedule, alongside the occasional weekend if parents reques

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