About Custard Kids Childcare
Childcare with a child-led focus
As a mum of two young children who has juggled family with the 9 to 5 I know how difficult it can be: practically and emotionally. I have experience as a parent trying to find the right childcare: which ranged over the years from private and subsidised nurseries, a childminder and Montessori pre-school. I know how important it is to find the right, safe, nurturing place so that you can leave your child with complete confidence.
I have a child-led focus in my childcare setting with the little ones choosing activities and the way they want to learn. Most of the toys and resources are at child height so they either get them out themselves or point or ask for what they want. I am simply there to guide, facilitate and observe. I follow Ofsted’s Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. This sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
‘School-readiness’ is a phrase used by Ofsted as an aim of early years educators in preparing little ones for a life of education and Custard Kids assists this journey with opportunities to use a wide range of resources across the prime learning outcomes of:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
- Physical Development.
- Communication and Language.
Numbers are kept very small here – with a maximum of three under-fives at any one time – so to help socialise with larger groups we enjoy trips to classes such as Messy Monsters craft and activity group and go to play zones like Fun House and Manydown Family Fun where we also look at the animals. I have a small group of local childminders who meet regularly and whose children enjoy play dates with each other.
I offer a babysitting service in and around Basingstoke, from babies to teenagers. See Lisa’s Babysitting Facebook page for reviews.
Wedding and events creches
I arrange creches to look after and entertain little ones. I can oversee meal times, organise a disco, chill-out area, dress up box, toy zone, crafts table and instant camera photo booth for children to stick their photos in an album and decorate...or bring to life any of your creative ideas!