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Helen Short – Funtimes Childminding Services

I can offer your child a home from home experience in a safe, fun environment, with real life learning experiences. At the present time during the current coronavirus pandemic we are limited to the number of activities we can do.  My daughter owns a horse so we have during the summer holidays spent time at the yard learning about the horses, helping to feed and groom them and then having a picnic in the grounds.There are number of lovely woods near by and we have been busy picking plumbs, pears and blackberries, den building and bug hunting.  Before the pandemic during the day you could often find us cooking, we had fun trips to the supermarket and the children took their own shopping lists, we planted flowers and vegetables in the garden. We regularly visited public play areas, took part in story time at the library, local community and toddler groups and we regularly went to Soft play areas including the John Bunyan Centre, Kidsworld and Jungle Jims, I have membership to the Woburn Safari Park and Herringsgreen Farm which we visited on a regular basis. All these activities enable your child to mix with other children in the local community and have access to different resources and play equipment. We also attended Forest School sessions at the Marston Vale Forest Centre.  Until the pandemic I worked closely with 2 other childminders and usually spend most days of the week with both of them so all the children could play together.We could often be found at the river or local brook feeding the ducks, having picnics in the park, and we also taking the bus and train rides… just because its fun!

As restrictions are easing we are now starting to do some of these activities again.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Short
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
E-mail
david.short3@ntlworld.com

Where to go

Name
Helen Short
Address
Elstow
Postcode
MK42 9FX
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
7am to 6pm

Other Details

Availability

Qualifications
CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development Paediatric First Aid Food Safety Training Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness
Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-10 years old

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
All dietary needs are catered for

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Elstow School

Care Quality Commission Inspection

CQC overall rating
CQC report date
See the report