Westy's Wonders Childcare

Local Ofsted Registered Childminder

Operating as usual

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 28/05/2024

Our caterpillars have arrived! ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“

24/05/2024

Thankyou for letting me be a part of your journey โค๏ธ

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 20/05/2024

Happy world Bee day. We headed to forest school where we read a book about a bee and made our own bees using yellow flowers and leaves we collected this morning.

20/05/2024
Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 09/05/2024

The last couple of days we have made the most of the glorious weather and ventured to our forest school area where we have had lots of fun with our water wall ๐Ÿ’ฆ and the dinosaurs ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful area to go for the children โค๏ธ

08/05/2024

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸAbsolutely lovely review by one of my parents ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

It's always nerve-wracking leaving your little one with someone new, but from the first drop off, Stacey has been so wonderful, warm and caring. She has been very understanding of our constantly changing work patterns and has been incredibly flexible and accommodating. We love how varied each day's outings are and to hear about all the lovely outdoorsy things that our little one has done. It is clear how much Stacey bonds with the children she cares for and the twinkle that our daughter gets as we approach the front door is magical. We can't thank Stacey enough and would recommend Westy's Wonders to any parent needing an excellent childminder to take care of their child/children.

19/03/2024

Get a grip !
When children go onto school, theyโ€™ll be expected to hold a pencil, write their name, open their lunch box, put on their shoes!

Even earlier, in some Early Years settings, sadly children are โ€˜expectedโ€™ to follow the dotted line with their pencil and formally practice name writing completing worksheets in anticipation of moving onto school. Itโ€™s formal table top planned lesson!

But earlier is NOT better, why are we expecting 3 & 4 year olds to participate in planned lessons that replicate a school?
They are not school age children.
Let them be little, letโ€™s take the pressure off and recognise handwriting and writing their name needs so many other skills and development FIRST

Dexterity, a good grip, fine motor skills and the ability to use strength,force.
Not just in their fingers their whole body too.

Movement is essential for learning
Movement IS learning!

Fine Motor Skills
Manipulation
Coordination
Dexterity
Attention
Pivotal joint development
Auditory discrimination
Force, or grading of movement
Balance vestibular
Gross motor skills
Bilateral coordination
Body awareness
Visualisation
Hand preference
Body position
Postural reflexes
Tactile discrimination
Eye-hand coordination
Muscle tone
Postural stability
Visual discrimination
All the senses
Power. agility, strength

All these are essential in order for a child to write their name!

A child writing their name is NOT an indication of how well theyโ€™ll do at school!

Letโ€™s stop the focus on being able to write their name before getting to school and turn our attention to playing, movement, getting outside. Big scale movements that require, strength, GRIP.

If a child is moving, PLAYING, lifting things, free marking, painting, scribbling, vertical painting, digging, climbing, crawling along the ground, swinging, hanging upside down, rolling, stirring, pulling, stretching, kneading, pushing, pulling, proding, poking. Running, jumping, climbing trees!
MOVING ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ PLAYING โค๏ธ They WILL be laying the foundations for handwriting skills, prerequisites for writing their name.

Letโ€™s set children up with the skills necessary to achieve.
Letโ€™s all get a grip ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ check out



19/03/2024

Spaces available, please share! โ˜บ๏ธ

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 10/03/2024

Happy mother's day to you all ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 22/02/2024

Random act of kindness day!

What did you do as a random act of kindness?

We gave some beautiful bright daffodils to some strangers and some special people to make their day brighter ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿซถ

26/01/2024

I have some spaces becoming available from September start due to little ones leaving for school

9 months,2, 3 &4 year old funding, tax free childcare excepted โ˜บ๏ธ

Based St Georges near town St16 3wt

Please contact me either through Facebook messenger or WhatsApp for more details

Many thanks
Stacey xx

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 18/01/2024

Even though it has been quiet on social media this year so far it doesn't mean we haven't been busy!

We have been having lots of fun from baking, playgroups, forest school and so much more.... โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

01/01/2024

Happy New year! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 28/11/2023

The Christmas pine! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Absolutely loved this activity,and this story! lots of imagination and creativity to create their own Christmas tree using loose parts at our forest school.

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 28/11/2023

Poppie cookies and some Rangoli patterns using leaves,part of our Dwahli celebrations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 26/10/2023

Mosaic using coloured pumpkin seeds โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 26/10/2023

Pumpkin rice Krispie cakes, bit of adult help with the hot stuff but the rest was done independently, mixing, scooping and using an icing cutter for the leaves, very tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 24/10/2023

Love a bit of messy play ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 19/10/2023

Lovely Autumn tomato soup ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‚

๐Ÿ… Shopping for our ingredients
๐Ÿ…Helping prep and cook our soup
๐Ÿ… Enjoying what we have made together

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 29/09/2023

We have had such a busy fun filled week, with playgroup, Wolseley and forest school!

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 18/09/2023

We have had a fabulous week with lots of different activities to keep us busy!

Photos from Westy's Wonders Childcare's post 09/09/2023

So Important to make sure children's food is cut the correct way to minimise choking!

Always encourage your child to sit still whilst eating too.

08/09/2023

It is always sad to say good bye to a little one, but so thankful to be part of their journey โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

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