Fun Days is a large childminding setting, registered for 16 children. We are a team of five, with two of us registered as childminders with the CIW. We are all childminding professionals with a wealth of experience of caring for children of all ages.
Choosing for a setting with 2 childminders and 3 assistants will have enormous advantages for you. It means that if any of us are taking a holiday, it does not mean that you also have to take your holidays or if a childminder is ill or has to spend time in hospital, it will not stop your childcare arrangements as it would do with a lone childminder.
I am lucky enough to live in a lovely rural property with a big garden which is made use of almost every day regardless the weather. The children are all supplied with an all in one weather suit and wellies to be able to enjoy the outdoors without getting too wet and dirty. They are regularly taken into town or the library to learn to hold on to the buggy and some road sense ;) because as we all know, these are not the children's strongest points and especially for children who are with us full time, those are skills that will have to be taught.
We have more than 15 years experience of running a childminding setting (ages 0 to 3), school holiday clubs (ages 4 to 12), after school clubs (ages 4 to 12), a baby-sitting service and a mobile creche service.
Our friendly staff possess a wealth of experience together with an in-depth knowledge of child development and early education.
We have worked for 3 years towards an Accreditation of Healthy and Sustainable Pre school Scheme National Award. This makes us the only accredited childminding setting in Powys.
All staff have either a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies or are studying towards a Degree in Childhood Studies, NVQ Level 4 or NVQ Level 3 in Child Care Learning and Development. So you can rest assured that your child is always in the best of hands.
All staff are CRB (DBS) checked and have had Paediatric First Aid training. Many of the staff have had behavioural management, autism awareness and child protection training.
"Fun Days at Esmes'
Our little boy started at Fun Days when he was 9 months and is now 2 years old. It’s a warm and friendly place for children to grow and develop and we have been extremely pleased with everything during this time. We really hope that he will stay with them until he starts full time school. My job can be a bit manic at times so it’s great to know that my little boy is well looked after and that they are flexible, if I am delayed he is always safe. The team is really great and has taken the time to get to know my son and his funny ways. He is quite energetic so their large outside play area is perfect for him to run around with his friends. On sunny days they get out the big bottles of sunscreen, paddling pool and water slides whilst on rainy days when there is a hint of sunshine they get out in the fresh air in waterproof suits and wellies to splash in some puddles or feed the ducks. In addition to playing with the numerous toys at the setting they enhance the children’s experiences by taking them out to visit local parks, playgroups and the library. The biggest thing for me is how happy my little boy is; he runs in smiling, laughing and enjoys his busy days. I would recommend them without hesitation."
Childminder and Owner
Registered Childminder, Diploma in Home Based Childcare level 3, Childcare Learning and Development Level 4 Management, Language and Play and Numbers and Play, First Aid trained, Child Protection, Autism Awareness, Level 3 in Speech and Language Support for under 5's and Multi Sensory training, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and Leadership V5.1 and FGM training course completed.
Registered Childminder, Level 3 in Child care, Learning and Development and a Degree in Childhood Studies, First Aid trained, Food hygiene, Playwork level 2 and 3, Autism awareness, Language and Play and Numbers and Play and, Child Protection.
Level 3 in Child care, Learning and Development, First Aid trained, Food hygiene, Child Protection and working towards Playwork level 3.
"Esther and her caring staff and family have been a God send. Esther and her staff are genuinely caring professionals and I know this is more then a 'job' for the,. I can't thanks them enough"