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Sonia Carofalo -Bright Stars Childminding

 

Childminding Setting. Helping children to grow and develop through fun and play

I am an Ofsted registed childminder located in the Goldington area in Bedford. I received an Outstanding In my last Ofsted inspection. I have plenty of referances that support my person and the high standard of childcare I provide.

I offer a friendly home environment to children where they feel safe and secure. They are encouraged and supported in a postive enabling environment which allows for children to develop successfully in all areas of learning and development to their full potential. I follow the EYFS accordingly, and put my years of experience and expertise gained as a childminder in helping children to thrive whilst in my care.

I aim to be as flexible and as helpful as possible in order for me to meet the needs of parents as well as children.

I have been childminding for over 24 years now and my setting reflects the experience I have gained throughout that time in a positive and productive manner.

In my practise I aim for children to progress and develop in a positive manner that enables them to develop emotionally, physically and socially whilst in my care, that is supported by the routines, activities, structures and play that are all organised according to each child's individual requirements and needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sonia Carofalo
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
E-mail
scaro79@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Bright Stars Childminding
Address
79 Wendover Drive
Bedford
Postcode
MK41 9QX
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Other Details

Costs

Details
contact for latest minding fees

Availability

Qualifications
I have gained many additional qualifications that support my childcare practise. I have up to date First Aid certificate as well as Safegarding and Child Protection, and many additional certificates and training which include; children's Speech and Language, Health, Safety and Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Children’s Development, Child Behaviour, Early Years Curriculum, Enabling Environments, EYFS training, Children’s Well-being, Children’s Schemas, and many more. I additionally have a BA Hons degree in learning as well as a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home based Childcare and a NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
Age Bands
0-4 years old

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I have experience with children with speech and language difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
I have a full time vacancy available as of September

Funded Places

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

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.00am 5.00pm
Tuesday 7.00am 5.00pm
Wednesday 7.00am 5.00pm
Thursday 7.00am 5.00pm
Friday 7.00am 5.00pm
Facilities
Messy Play Area
Sandpitsand play
Multicultural Themed Play
Meals cooked on premises
Ride-ons
Role play dressing up
Nappy changing facility
Sensory Play
Construction toys
Secure Access
Music time
Cookery
Sleeping Area
Other
DVD
Small world toys
Out-door Play
Open Space
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Full cooked lunch
Toys
Accessible Parking
Games
Pet Dogs
Swing
Themed Sessions
Healthy Eating
Arts & Crafts
Treasure baskets
Garden
Picnics
House based activities
Water play
PuzzlesJigsaws
Books & Storytelling
Heuristic play
Visit & Outings
Baby Facilities
Baby toys
Home Corner
Walks to local park etc
Kitchen Facilities
Reading
Refreshments
Internet Connection
Quiet Area
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Kitchen