Very enjoyable and fulfilling role
I greatly enjoy the varied aspects of the childminders role, no two days are ever the same. It has been a great joy to spend time with each child in my care and to help them through my observations, assessments, planning and provision to achieve their early learning and development goals.
I have learnt a great deal about my abilities to run a successful business, fulfilling all the duties within my self employment from budget management and forecasting, planning to marketing.
I have developed strong relationships with other childminders and have been part of the Bucks Buddy Team providing mentoring and support to newly registered childminders. I am an Accredited Childminder providing government funded early education places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, within this I have undertaken additional training and worked closely with a PACEY Co-ordinator.
The hardest part of the job is the long hours without a break, I currently work from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, due to the aspect of the work there is no opportunity for a break within the day.
There are so many aspects to the job that I enjoy, every child brings something different to enjoy. I take great pride and enjoyment from observing, assessing, planning and delivering learning and development opportunities for the individual child, documenting thoroughly and presenting a Learning Journey for each child. The business management and marketing aspects of running a small business I find to be enjoyable and challenging.
Exciting and varried job role