Day or after-school care for children from 3 months to 11+ years in a welcoming, family environment. Ofsted inspected. School runs to Sedgefield Hardwick, Hardwick Nursery and local playgroups.
I’m Elaine and I live with my husband Ian and son Charlie. We have lived In Sedgefield since 2001. I have been a quality assured Ofsted Registered Childminder and early years provider since 2010. At My last inspection I was awarded a ‘GOOD’, with outstanding areas for my safeguarding, caring, attention and well being for my children.
My highest priority is for the safety and happiness of each individual child whilst also offering them lots of opportunities to interact and play with other children of various ages. My main aim is to encourage and enable the children to develop and learn so that I can be sure that I am giving them the best possible start in life.
I love the outdoors so the children get lots of opportunities to experience their natural environment where they can explore the world around them. I offer free childcare for eligible two-year-olds and all 3 to 4-year-olds.
Do Childminders accept Childcare vouchers? Yes we do. Fees are paid in advance from a weekly, monthly or termly basis, cash, cheque or directly into bank accounts also accepted.
What sort of snacks and meals can you provide? After school snacks may include sandwiches, selection of fruit, yoghurt's, crumpets, bagels, pizza, toast, raw vegetables, wraps and many more. For children staying after 5pm, we can offer the option of a small meal, beans on toast, scrambled egg, pizza and a price of cake, yoghurt's, fruit etc.