Monday, 14 January 2019

Tracking a child's development

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document is the National Framework that all registered childminders in England work to.  Just like nurseries, childminders are required to observe children and track their development.  

In the past I have created scrapbook style learning journals for the children I care for.  This is time consuming for me and parent’s do not have daily access to the books.  For these reasons, I have subscribed to Tapestry.  Tapestry is an online journal, it can be viewed through an internet browser or by downloading an app on a phone/tablet.  With parent’s permissions, I set up an account for their child.  Whenever I add an observation the child’s parent is sent a notification.  They have immediate access to whatever I have added and have the option to click ‘like’ or add a comment.  This means parents are kept up to date with their child’s progress and can even add their own observations.  

Thursday, 3 January 2019


Apologises, this website tends to be a little neglected.  To keep up to date with my current vacancies or to find out about the service I offer, please visit my Facebook page.

I am returning to childminding on 14th January 2019 after a short break.  In June I became level 6 qualified when I completed the ‘Integrated Working with Children and their Families in the Early Year’s course with Pen Green/Hertfordshire University, gaining a First Class BA Hons degree. 

I have both full and part time vacancies for children aged 0 - 5 years.  I do daily drop off/collection from Corby Old Village Primary School for older children.