31 Hampden Crescent
Hi, my name is Maria Hale, a childminder based in Brentwood, Essex.
I am an Ofsted registered and qualified childminder. I have been married for over twenty years and have 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl. Most of my children are now either working or at senior school with my youngest still attending St Helens in Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood. I love working with children and provide a home from home enviroment, offering plenty of attention, enriching and stimulating activities.
We live near the woods, parks and fields.
I always endeavour to form a secure bond with every child and work in partnership with parents/carers. We have small dogs which have limited and strictly supervised time with the pre school children. I have a safe and secure garden to play in and lots of stimulating resources both inside and out. I also have good understanding of conversational Spanish for anyone of dual nationality.
I am based in the Warley area of Brentwood.I am now extending my business and will be taking on an assistant from October 2016 to provide full time day care for preschool age children. I still offer the before and after school childminding service for children who attend St Helen's Infants and Junior school. I will start at 7am and finish at 6pm. I live in walking distance from Brentwood station and there may be some parking available.
I will provide breakfast, snacks after school and evening meal for children staying until 6pm. (evening meal is £2.50 per day).
I have previously managed a local preschool where l was also the safeguarding officer. I have experience working with children who have additional needs and IEPs.
I have a sound understanding of delivering the EYFS offering mark making, messy play, cooking activities, arts and crafts mixed with plenty of fresh air and exploration. Always aiming to feed a child's enthusiasm to make sense of their world and gain social skills as well as academic ones..... I take every chance to enhance their outcomes.
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