Your Child Is in Great Hands
Welcome to Amanda's Childcare, we are a South Shields home based childcare service who offers affordable childcare for your little angels. My name is Amanda Carr Brown, I work alongside my daughter who is also my full time assistant. I have been childminding for over 18 years, and I'm a South Tyneside Stanley accredited local pacey registered childminder, I'm also ofsted registered. I always promote positive relationships with parents and carers and knowing that you are leaving your child with me is a big step for both parnet and child. It will and does take time to adjust, so we provide a settling in period. It is very important for a smooth transition is introduced. I mostly encourage at least a one week settling in period for a couple of hours a day before you leave your child for there first full day, doing this will allow your child to have the chance to see how it all works and for us to learn about one another. However I do understand all children are different and may settle in better using different methods. It is up to you as the parent to make the final decision on how you would like to introduce your child into my setting period.
On your intial visit I would reccomend that you stay for the duration which enables us to assess the mindset of the child within home environment, during subsequent visits we recommend you leave your child with us for longer periods of time allowing them to adapt easier into a familer surrounding when before your daunting first full day arrives. We recommend that you gradually increase the length of time you are away until your child is comfortable within our care. For more information on how we work please browse around our website where you can find out more about me and what we get up to and how to contact me.
Health & Safety
Amanda's childcare has worked hard to ensure that the service we offer is the best available within the area and will always strive go that extra mile to ensure that your child’s experience with us is a happy one, stimulating and a very rewarding. We ensure that we offer nutritious, well balanced meals and snacks. The quality of foods served is such that we believe it will give them all of the energy needed for a busy busy day of fun, play, learning and development.
Promoting your children's learning and development
It is my professional job to ensure that your child's time within our care is happy and productive. I offer all the benefits of a nursery in a safe, child-centered home environment, offering a separate play room and with the added benefit of a multitude of outdoor adult lead activities where your little angels can do their crafts and activities.
I offer the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to all children from birth through to starting school, this enables me to ensure that all of the children are developing well in all seven areas of the curriculum and to provide extra support in any areas which may require it.