Witsend Childcare - Mrs T King - Ofsted Registered Childminder. Southend on Sea
About Us

I knew from a very young age that all I wanted to do is work with children and of course have loads of my own!

In 1992 I become a mum and in 2000 I became an Ofsted Registered Childminder.
I pride myself on providing the children with a friendly, happy and safe "home from home" environment where children can learn through play and develop at their own pace in a safe yet challenging environment.

All children are welcomed into my home and we encourage the other children to support us with this. The needs of all the children are paramount and we aim to meet these as best as we possibly can by providing a wide range of exciting activities and new experiences that will engage them.
 

We encourage the children to have respect for others and to understand the boundaries that are in place for their well-being. We help children to think of the implications of their own actions on themselves and others around them and encourage the use of manners and sharing. We celebrate different Cultures, Beliefs and Festivals from around the world which aids mutual respect for one another so that our setting remains inclusive and diverse. We are happy to care for children with special needs or requirements providing we feel we can provide the care they need.


Location:
Milton Ward, Southend on Sea. SS1
 
Public Transport
5 minutes walk from Sainsbury and Argos bus stops and also Southend Central and Victoria train stations
 
Training/Qualifications
First Aid. 
Use of EpiPen. 
Fire prevention. 
Advanced Child Protection
Fire and Safety Management. 
Food and Hygiene Safety Level 2. 
Parental experience. 
Level 3 Diploma in Homebased Childcare. 
Manual Handling
English as an Additional Language. 
Makaton. 
Awareness of Autistic Disorders.
Elklan Speech and Language.

All relevant training is regularly updated and additional courses taken
 
School/Nursery Collections
Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery


Other schools/playgroups considered:
Barons Court Primary School and Nursery
St Helen's Catholic Primary School
St Mary's Church of England Primary School
Westborough Primary School
Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery

Hours:
We have a very flexible approach to working hours - we may be available for late nights or early mornings (out of normal working hours) We are also registered for overnight care. 
 
Additional Information;
Ideal location for Southend University.
Childcare vouchers,  NHS Bursary and Student finance accepted
2, 3 and 4 year old Government Funding accepted
Child friendly garden, outdoor play encouraged. 
 
 Fees:
Fees are dependant on individual circumstances/requirements and are discussed personally when introduction visit takes place.
 
Discount given to NHS staff, Carers, Emergency service, Civil servants and Royal Mail staff.
 









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