Outstanding Childminder in Shirehampton, Bristol 

Welcome to Hannah the Childminder. I am an Outstanding Ofsted registered childminder based in Shirehampton, Bristol, providing quality childcare in a safe and friendly home environment. I cover not only Shirehampton but also surrounding areas such as Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston and Sea Mills. 
Thanks as always, Hannah 

Further Courses and Qualifications 

I hold The Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification along with a valid Paediatric First Aid Certificate and a valid Food Hygiene Certificate. Under new Safeguarding regulations both myself and partner have completed an enhanced DBS (criminal record checks) disclosure. I also hold a 5 star rating from the Food Standard Agency & Bristol City Council. 
My own professional development is very important to me as I feel it is important to keep up to date with current academic thinking and changes in government policies. 

The Curiosity Approach 

I am delighted to announce that I have embarked on The Curiosity Approach accreditation scheme. I am working towards gaining recognition for providing beautiful play spaces and learning opportunities for the children within my setting. The Curiosity Approach is a wondrous ethos that focuses on Curiosity, Awe and Wonder in Early Childhood. I am excited to start this incredible journey and am thrilled to share it with you. 
Over the coming year, I am looking to reflect on my current practice and standards and strive to make changes to our environment. Looking to use even more authentic resources, loose parts and an approach that provides wondrous learning opportunities for my incredible little learners. The Curiosity Approach is an ethos/approach where I will be focusing on and celebrating magical moments in early years, providing passion, and the invitation to learning, which will promote Curiosity, Imagination, and Awe and Wonder for the children within my setting. 

Some of the courses I have completed are:  

Making the most of mealtimes (February 2020) 
Domestic Abuse Awareness (June 2019) 
Interacting or Interfering (June 2019) 
Safeguarding (renewal March 2019) 
Basic baby Signing 
Baby Massage 
Observation Assessment & Planning Training (June 2014) 
FGM Recognising & Preventing FGM (March 2016) 
Keep Them Safe - Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation (March 2016) 
Maths is Fun Workshop (March 2018) 
OPAL - Observation and Planning (October 2021) 
5 to Thrive (March 2022) 
Wanderlust Child: Nature Study (July 2020) 
Education Inspection Framework (EIF) Information Session (September 2019) 
The Curiosity Approach Seminar (March 2019) 
The Bristol Characteristics of Effective Learning (February 2019) 
Schemas (March 2016) 
First Aid (Renewal June 2016) 
Raise Awareness of Prevent WRAP (June 2016) 
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (March 2016) 
Loose Parts & Schemas (July 2017) 
Understanding Impact & Trauma (September 2021) 
Tackling Domestic Abuse (November 2021) 
First Aid (Renewal May 2022) 
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