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Hi, I'm Vic
A little bit about me...my name is Victoria (known as Vic) and I am an Ofsted-registered childminder based in Moortown, Leeds 17. I was born and raised in North Leeds, so I know the area and all it has to offer young children, very well. I have been married to Adam for 14 years and we have a wonderful, bright, caring 4 year old daughter who absolutely loves other children, particularly babies! We live in a quiet, safe cul-de-sac close to Harrogate Road. I am therefore also able to provide before/after school care for pupils at Immaculate Heart of Mary Primary School.
Having a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, I understand how children learn, the importance of play, and the stepping stones required to ensure that every child develops to their full potential in all the areas of learning. I therefore provide a wide range of activities, tailored to the needs and interests of the individual child. Ofsted commented on my extremely extensive range of quality resources, which children find stimulating and fun. I fully appreciate the need to plan the provision, to ensure there is a good balance of child-initiated exploration and investigation, and adult-led activities.
I am fully insured, enhanced DBS checked, hold a current paediatric first aid certificate, and am CPD certified in the following areas; Safeguarding Children, Understanding and Working With The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Developing Children’s Learning, Recording Children’s Development and Food Hygiene.
I made the decision to become a childminder because I have always wanted to work with young children, completing my high school work experience in nurseries. Following my degree in Psychology my career went in a different direction into the corporate world, but since having my daughter 4 years ago and hosting countless play dates for her friends, it is clear where my passion really lies. I also come from a family of teachers, with my Mum, who lives locally, having been an outstanding teacher and Headteacher, including nine years teaching Reception Class.
From my work at University, my experience as a mother, and from the thorough training I have undertaken to become an Ofsted registered childminder, I feel I have the right skills, attributes and credentials to provide an excellent level of care for your child. In my setting I will ensure that your child is nurtured, encouraged to build relationships, stimulated in all areas of development, read to and listened to, and is able to relax and have fun.
The most important person in a child’s life, their very first educator, is their parent/carer and I will ensure that I work closely with you in partnership, to make sure your child feels comfortable and secure, and home from home.