1.1. Nature of business
I am a Childminder who is registered with Ofsted. I am registered on both the Early Years and Childcare registers.
I completed the Local Authorities Pre Registration Programme in 2010 and registered with Ofsted in 2011. I am able to provide quality childcare for up to 6 children under 8 years old, of these 6 a maximum of 4 children may be under 5 years and of these 3, I am able to care for 1 baby under the age of 1year.
I offer both flexible and affordable, quality childcare for children aged 0-5 (0-8) years of age within my home. I have a current ‘enhanced’ CRB check and hold public liability insurance.
In addition I am a member of the PACEY and have close links with the Early Years and Childcare Team. The services I offer vary dependant on the needs of the parent / carer. This can be part time, full time places between the hours of 7am and 7pm. As an extra help to families, I also offer weekend care.
All my work is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your child’s development and progress whilst in my care will be recorded as part of your child’s Journal. This can be taken with you and shared with school when your child leaves. In addition, I will provide a written report to you on your progress at the end of each term, along with a daily diary on the ToucanLearn website.
2. Strategic Planning
2.1. Mission Statement
To provide quality childcare for children and their families at affordable prices.
Goals and Objectives
To maintain a high standard of childcare
To develop links with other childminders within the area Financial
To be affordable to parents within the locality
To become self-sufficient within my practice
2.2. Competitive Advantage / Unique Selling Points
I have been registered as a Childminder with Ofsted since January 2011
I offer quality childcare for children aged 0-11 years in a home environment
The service I provide is available between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm 6 days a week
My partner has also complete CYPOP 5 and works alongside me as my assistant so we provide a home from home experience.
There are currently other childminders within the area.
There are currently 3 primary schools within 1 mile with a new one being built and there is also 1 Children’s Centre.
There are also 3 private day nurseries.
Each school has a nursery that has children under the age of 5 years.
We aim to provide quality play opportunities to children throughout the day indoors and, where possible, outdoors.
In addition we will be visiting the local environment eg, park, supermarket, shops etc as much as possible, this with the agreement of parents. 2.4. Marketing and product objectives
Our service provides a wide and varied selection of activities within a home environment to support your child’s development and help them to enjoy their stay with us.
2.5. Target Market
All parents with children under the age of 11 years
Before and after school
2.6. Points of Difference
We are within walking distance of school; therefore we can take and collect your children from school and after school clubs.
Breakfast, lunch and high tea
Healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day
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