About me and my setting
My name is Claire Morrell and I live with my husband Phil and my two daughters Summer who is 10 years old and Daisy who is 7 years old.
We live in a semi-detached house in Wallasey where we have lived for the past 10 years.
We have a cat called Milly who is very child friendly and two rabbits Honey and Sophie.
I have converted my dining room into a playroom with lots of toys and educational resources, the playroom also has access to a toilet and sink and also a large outside area with mud kitchen and trampoline.
I have put up a children’s safety gate to separate my kitchen from the playroom but so I can still supervise children from the kitchen area.
I have carried out a risk assessment and fire safety assessment on the house and these have been checked by OFSTED. These will be reviewed regularly.
My Experience & Qualifications
I have my NVQ level 3 in child care and education and have over 20 year’s experience of working in child care.
I started working as a nursery nurse when I left college when I was 18.
When I was 23, I decided I wanted to open my own Nursery, so I set up Little Monkeys Day Nursery in October 2005.
I ran Little Monkeys for 13 years but then decided I wanted to spend more time with the children and less time in the office!
So I then decided to set up on my own as a child minder, so I set up Little Monkeys Child Care!
I am registered with OFSTED, I have an up to date paediatric first aid certificate and I have attended a WSCB safeguarding training course.
I will be updating and taking on new training courses as and when needed.
I am a registered member of PACEY.
My Aims and objectives.
- To provide the highest possible level of care for all the children under my
- To ensure that children feel content, happy and secure
- To ensure parents feel happy and reassured about leaving their child in my care.
- Create a warm, welcoming environment for children and parents
- Provide a varied selection of appropriate activities and experiences for children
- Ensure all activities and experiences are age-appropriate and enjoyable
- Ensure access to the provisions of toys and activities
- Treat all children equally and as individuals
- Conduct my childminding in partnership with The Early Years Foundation Stage and current policies and regulations.
Having worked with many families and having children of my own I understand what an important decision it can be deciding on the right person to look after your child/children.
Having had over 20 year’s experience in childcare I have a great understanding of the early years foundation stage which enables me to teach children and help them develop and grow into happy confident children in a safe and caring environment.
Hours and Days Open
I am open from 8.00am – 5.30pm Monday – Wednesday Term time only. 39 weeks of the year.
My fees are £36 a day 8.00 am – 5.30pm. Half day – £20 8.00 am – 12.45pm/12.45pm 5.30pm
Fees are still payable for holidays taken in term time and sick/general days off.
If I am sick and unable to provide childcare no fees will be charged.
I accept 2, 3 & 4 year old funding 15/30 hours.
Included in my Fees
My fees include breakfast, lunch and snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Trips out and classes.
What you need to provide
You just need the provide – Nappies/wipes/cream, change of clothes, sun cream and sun hat, baby formula/bottles, comfort toy/blanket.
All clothes and items should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.