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At Safe and Sound childcare, Darwen, myself and my childminding assistant, recognise the importance of finding reliable, high quality Darwen based, child care for your child and are committed to offering an affordable, hassle free Darwen based childminding service, that meets the needs of busy parents and children. This is evident in our offering of extended opening hours 7am – 6.30pm monday to friday, a full evening meal and homework help all inclusive of the price of £3.00 – £3.50 per hour. Myself and my childminding assistant provide childcare monday to friday 7am to 6.30pm all year around, with the exception of christmas, new year, bank holidays and boxing day. If required myself and my childminding assistant, can offer additional childminding hours around our usual childminding operating hours. Within our Darwen based childminding setting we are happy to provide emergency and occasional care, just give us a ring.
It is myself and my childminding assistants mission, to enable every child minded child within our childcare to reach their full potential in all aspects of their development in particular, personal, social and emotional development, physical development and cognitive development. Through our Darwen based childminding practice, we facilitate this by offering child care in a warm, safe and homely childminding environment, providing a listening ear and being sensitive and responsive to children’s individual needs and child care requirements within our planning across all aspects of our childminding setting.
At Safe and Sound childcare, Darwen,, myself and my childminding assistant strive, to provide an environment which is inclusive for a vast age range of children and very much child led. The children dictate the toys, activities and food menus that they want to see implemented, through informal staff observations and through regular children’s meetings.
Safe and Sound childminding service, Darwen, provides affordable home based child care, for children aged between 0 and 11 years old within the Blackburn with Darwen area. All staff at Safe and Sound Childcare, Darwen, are CRB cleared and hold or are working towards a relevant qualification in child care.
please note as mentioned on the about us page, I do have a small dog, he is a two year old Cavadoodle or Cavapoo, which is a mixture between a King Charles Spaniel and a Toy Poodle. He is a very friendly dog and has a lovely temperament. My dog is used to being around children including babies and behaves very well around them. I have a clear policy in place when chid minding with my dog. During minding hours my dog will be kept seperate from the children via the use of a safety gate and a high level of supervision will be maintained at all times with the help of my childminding assistant. During childminding I use two rooms my kitchen diner and livingroom. My dog will be allowed in one of these rooms when vacant of children and the two rooms will be seperated via a safety gate. If both rooms are being used my dog will be kept upstairs and secured their, via the use of a safety gate. If I have to leave the room for example to go to the toilet, I will bring my dog with me. This is a practice that I am accustomed to due to having a baby and primary aged child of my own. My dog is renowned for being non moulting so is perfectly fine around people with allergies. My dog has up to date health checks and vaccinations, is clean and frequently groomed approximately every six weeks. He has his own outdoor dog toilet which is frequently cleaned.