Looking for high quality childcare to give your child the best start in life? Have you considered using home-based childcare such as childminders?
@Home Childcare is an Ofsted registered childminder agency. We operate as a professional childminder network.
Our childminder educators are self-employed childcare professionals. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, just like nurseries and nursery schools. They ensure children have equal access to fun learning experiences that challenge their knowledge, skills and interests.
We believe childminding is the best type of childcare for young children because they develop and thrive when cared for in stimulating, nurturing home environments where their needs and security comes first.
Childminders are a great alternative to nurseries, if you prefer your child to feel safe and cherished in a homely childcare setting with small groups of children.
Unlike many nurseries, childminders offer more flexibility to parents. They often open 7am - 7pm and some even provide weekend and overnight care. Childminders ensure your child access outdoor activities such as musical play groups, outdoor parks/woodlands and childminder groups allowing children to regularly socialise with other children. They are definitely not babysitters!
Most parents do not realise childcare providers are generally inspected by Ofsted 4 - 6 years. Our registered childminders are different. They undergo annual inspections, regular training and monitoring to assess their quality of care. Each of our childminders have a personal mentor to provide professional support to help childminders develop and improve.
We are proud to say we know we know each and every one of our childminders because we personally train, register, support and inspect them on behalf of Ofsted.
You can choose to have home-based childcare in the childminder's home or in your home.
We recently received a very positive Ofsted inspection, the full report can be viewed here: @Home Childcare Inspection Report
Some remarks from the Ofsted inspectors include:
“The strong focus on securing good quality teaching and learning are hallmarks of the agency’s work.”
“The agency is focused sharply on improving the quality of childminder’s practice.”
“Parents are equally complimentary about the quality of the childminders’ work and the impact on their child’s development.”