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Deborah Wood

Welcome to Twinkle Stars Childminding. My name is Debbie Wood and I have been registered with Ofsted as a childminder since February 2013. Before this date, I worked as an early years teacher in nursery, reception and key stage one, therefore I have a great deal of skills, knowledge and experience of working with early years children.

I have two children myself, aged 11 and 13 years. Being a parent, I know how important it is to find a childcare provider that you trust to do their very best with regards to your child's learning and development, welfare and safeguarding. 

I would consider myself to be a patient, creative and caring person with a strong will and dedication to make a difference to the lives of young children. I am fun loving with a good sense of humour, which as discovered from my past experience is essential when working with the early years.

I provide a safe and nurturing environment within my setting, where all children are valued. I make good use of the great outdoors, having a secure outside grassed play area and going on daily outings. These include the library for singing and story sessions, the local parks, soft play centres, boogie time music and movement classes and messy play sessions.

I trained as an Early Years Teacher in 1998 at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Since this date I have taught children aged between 3 and 8 years. However, I have always maintained a passion for teaching in the early years and for the past five years I have taught in a nursery and reception class and taken on the role of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) leader. 

Whilst working within the EYFS, I have developed an ethos which I continue to uphold whilst childminding. I strongly believe in child initiated play. When a child is engaged in an activity developed by themselves, their play has real purpose, enabling them to solve problems, make decisions, interact with others, be independent and explore their world in a safe and secure environment. I value every child as an individual and aim to encourage them to recognise and build on their strengths and interests, enabling them to reach their full potential. Also, I believe that learning in my childcare setting builds on the foundations already achieved at home, therefore I always develop a positive partnership with parents based on trust and mutual respect.

Currently, I have a vacancy on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. At all other times I am full, however I will have multiple spaces in September 2017 due to three of my minded children starting in reception. I operate all through the year apart from 6 weeks annual holiday. I am able to offer term time contracts or full year contracts depending on your circumstances. Unfortunately, I no longer do before and after school care for school age children.

My fees are £3.75 per hour. I am registered to provide Nursery Education Funding for three and four year olds and from September 2017, I will be able to provide 30 hour funding for three and four year olds.

Please contact me if you require more information or you would like to visit my setting.  Thank you for your interest in my service.

Who to contact

Telephone
07999 801017

Where to go

Address
LEEK
Staffordshire
Postcode
ST13

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.75 *Hourly for 0-1 years
£3.75 *Hourly for 2 years
£3.75 *Hourly for 3 to 4 years
Service is Free

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
House on split level.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Autism spectrum
Speech & Language Difficulties
Medical Disabilities
Hearing or Visual Impairment
Learning difficulties
Emotional, behavioural and social difficulties
Details
As an early years teacher I have a great deal of experience of SEN and working with SEN code of practive. I could not cater for a child needing a wheelchair due to my house layout being on a split level.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
All special diets catered for with healthy snacks. Parents provide lunch.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I will celebrate all differences and explore many faiths and festivals.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Details
Currently I have a vacancy on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. In September 2017, I will have 2 vacancies each day due to my minded children starting school. I am registered to provide NEF funding for three and four year olds and from September 2017, I will be able to provide 30 hour funding for three and four year old children.
Date updated
05/12/2016

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes
Vacant funded two year old places
0
Maximum funded two year old places
0
Registered to receive Funded Places
Yes
Vacant funded three to four year old places
0
Maximum funded three to four year old places
3

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 08:00 18:00
Facilities
Accessible Parking
Activities - Activities based on Early Years Goals

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY457333
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
08/08/2013EYR InspectionGood
11/01/2017EYR InspectionOutstanding
Last updated: 04 Oct 2018
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