Hi, my name is Katie Henry and I am a fully registered childminder in the High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire area. My Ofsted rating is 'Good'.
I have been childminding since Jan 2013 and have two beautiful young children of my own, which has given me lots of joy and experience in the care of young children.
Our home is fun, comfortable, light, spacious and perfect for children. We have an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, with options to divide them off if needed, making it a very social and friendly living space. There is a downstairs toilet with wash basin for the children to use and a quiet baby/young childrens bedroom upstairs for naps.
Our garden has beautiful views with double doors leading on to an enclosed deck area. The decked area has soft play mats to cover the floor for crawlers and young babies, seating for children and adults, toddler slide, seasaw, water play/messy play, an outdoor chalkboard and a mini growhouse for planting seeds/vegetables.
Past the decked area there is another patio with seating, a grassed area for ball games and picnics, a covered child safe gold fish pond with waterfall, an outdoor playhouse with kitchen and an area with a double swing (both baby and older child seats available) and large slide.
We love to walk if we can avoid using the car (7 seater, so spacious if needed) and we have toddler groups, childminding groups and 3 playgrounds within a short stroll of our home. We also have the advantage of living down a quiet cul-de-sac, so learning to cross the roads safley with the children can be practiced often.
We are local to St Andrews Playgroup for local drop offs and pick ups.
ave been childminding since 2013 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am confident and happy in how I have raised my own children so far and my relations with children who are not my own are always great. This has given me childminding as my number one choice of career, as I feel your child will not only be happy being in my care but also develop as a confident and unique individual.
Both myself and my husband have been CRB (Criminal record bureau) checked and our home and garden have been inspected and passed by an Ofsted inspector. I am first aid qualified and have an up to date first aid certificate. I have attended and passed the required childminders course, Children and young people’s diploma – option 5. I have also passed the cache achievement – Understand how to set up a home based childcare service. I have a smile award also, promoting healthy living and eating and I'm also registered as a food business and hold a level 2 in Food Hygine.