We are a family of four childminders consisting of husband and wife and two daughters. We operate from our home which gives children the home from home feel. We are within easy access to Wakefield by bus or walking, for motorway M1 o rM62. We have parking at the front of premises. The premises consist of a secure safety gate which is the entrance and paved play area. At the home entrance is notice boards and the children's toilet. Followed by the kitchen that doubles for activity and mealtime area, also houses the cloakroom. Through to the lounge we have all the toys and play activities. Outside we have a paved area for wet/dry weather and the rest of the garden consisting of tower/swings, early exploration of garden and other play.
Our day starts early, so children have choice of activities and this is part of the continuous play available. Later they have breakfast.[see menus] Some children will go to nursery/school, the local schools we drop off/pick up from are Heathview, Greenhill, Pinders primary, St Austins and St. Mary's. Others now arrive for play. Indoor or outdoor play is planned to meet each child's needs under the Early Years Foundation stages. Lunch is provided followed by naps or more play. These children go home and the afternoon pick ups from schools start. These children do their homework then have afternoon snack time. Activities are available or the children choose their own games/activities. Home time is varied before we close at 5.45pm.