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Lindsey Brown - Registered Childminder in Blyth Northumberland

Hello, my name is Lindsey and I am an OFSTED registered Childminder. I have been working with children since qualifying as a BTec Nursery Nurse in 1995.

I accept enquiries from parents with children aged from 6 weeks to 16 years;

I am an CCF Network & Accredited Childminder, which means I can offer eligible 2,3+4 years olds their free nursery education. I was the first Childminder in Blyth to become accredited and offer this service.

Please ask if you think you may be entitled to a funded place. You can take your child's traditional nursery education with me, which could in turn reduce your childcare bill if you are a working parent.

I use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to help me observe, assess and plan for each child’s individual learning and development;

I meet the requirements of the EYFS at all times;

I work closely with parents to ensure each child reaches their full potential;

I have a dedicated indoor play area and a large, child-friendly garden;

I take children on regular outings and they have daily access outside;

I plan for a wide variety of group and individualised activities for each child, every day.

I am a Portage Approved Setting.

The ‘Portage Stamp of Approval’ is a quality assurance award given to early year’s settings who have demonstrated they deliver inclusive education based upon Portage principles and the Portage model.

Northumberland Portage service has supported this new initiative, identifying early year’s settings that offer high quality provision for children with special needs and disabilities. Again I was one of the first settings in the Country to have been awarded this accolade. I am very proud to work in partnership with parents and other professionals.

Babies - it may reassure you to know that I have taken many of my charges from babyhood to age 5 and still see them now, in school uniform - some having left High School!

Schools - I currently pick-up/drop off at St Wilfred RC School, Bede Academy and Croftway. If you require a child picked up from another school, please ask as I may be able to accommodate.

I employ an assistant who is Level 6 Qualified.

I am inspected regularly by the Early Years Team in Northumberland to ensure my standard of care and education is of a high standard. I meet the same standards and requirements as a school or private nursery. With the flexibility and wide ranging activities of a Childminder.

In my second inspection by Ofsted  (June 2015)  my setting was rated as 'Good'.

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