A step above childminding

A step above childminding

A step above is a small family run childminding service with over 25 years experience in education.

Operating as usual

Photos from A step above childminding's post 12/07/2023

This morning we have made starfish pictures using real life materials ⭐️

10/07/2023

Painting on different textures today 🦑🐳🐠🐙

06/07/2023

All ready for our new topic 🐚🏝️🌊

28/06/2023

🎤 A little bit about us 💞

A step above is a small family run childminding service with over 2️⃣5️⃣years experience in education.

We are ofsted registered and all staff are paediatric first aid trained. ⛑️

👩🏼‍🏫The team consists of a qualified teacher (who has 10 years teaching experience) and a nursery manager/ learning support practitioner (who has 15 years experience in a school setting). There are also two fabulous assistants: one of which has 16 years experience as a primary school learning support practitioner and the other has 8 years experience working in a day nursery.

💞Our main priority is to make sure that the children in our setting are happy and enjoying their learning. To achieve this, we spend time with each child building strong relationships to ensure that they are comfortable in the setting. All learning is bespoke to the intake of children that we have and will change regularly to keep all children engaged.

📚With our experience in schools, we know what is needed to provide opportunities for your child to achieve.

🏡All of our activities will be both indoor and outdoors in line with the EYFS framework.
We will be providing nutritious meals and healthy snacks throughout the day which have been carefully designed for by a local nutritionist. 🍐🥕🍓

We strongly encourage visits to our setting, please feel free to contact us to get yourself booked in.🏡

28/06/2023

We have made suitcases to celebrate Windrush Day! 🧳

Do you know why Windrush Day is celebrated❓

🎉This is a day to celebrate the arrival of the Empire Windrush in Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948. The ship carried 1027 Caribbean people who had come to the UK to help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Photos from A step above childminding's post 28/06/2023

Today we have visited Tunnel Tots! 🛶📸
The children have loved it! 💞

26/06/2023

💭This afternoon we have followed the children’s interests… they have created their very own bath for the baby.

One child said “I need a scrubbing brush” 🧽
Another child said “we need water and shampoo” 🧴

22/06/2023

The Elves and the Shoemaker 🧝🏼‍♀️🧝🥿👠🥾

15/06/2023

Our ‘Once upon a time’ topic is well under way! This week we have made castle pictures using different shapes. 🏰🔴🟧🔷🔺

Photos from A step above childminding's post 14/06/2023

Outside activities in the shade today. 💧

14/06/2023

Using different resources to make a castle! 🏰

13/06/2023

Water painting! 🖌️💧Developing fine & gross motor all in one 😎

12/06/2023

Drawing lying down on our tummies today to help strengthen our core. 💪🏻🖍️

07/06/2023

Our new topic is… Once upon a time. So far we have looked at ’The Three Little Pigs’ 🐖🐖🐖🐺

31/05/2023

All set up ready for tomorrow’s learning 🪵

31/05/2023

With today being the last day of the month our Minibeast/ Growing topic has come to an end… I wonder what our next topic will be 👀

Photos from A step above childminding's post 31/05/2023

The children have throughly enjoyed our morning out at the Dudley Canal Trust! 🛶⚓️🛶

Photos from A step above childminding's post 03/05/2023

All set ready for our King’s Coronation Party! 👑

Everything is ❤️🤍💙

27/04/2023

Minibeast drawing 🖍️✏️🕷️🐌🐛

26/04/2023

All of our children love using the outdoor vehicles. The big children love to engage with the little ones’ play. 🚗🚔

24/04/2023

Minibeast maths 🕷️🐛🐌

21/04/2023

Literacy minibeast style 🕷️🐌🪱🐛
Looking for sounds whilst developing fine motor with tweezers 👏🏼

20/04/2023

Our topic this month is minibeasts 🕷️
The children have made a minibeast hotel… hopefully it attracts some 🤞🏼🐛🐌🪱

06/04/2023

Happy Easter to all of our lovely families! Have a lovely Easter break 🐣🐰

06/04/2023

Easter Hunt! 🐇

Hopefully someone leaves some chocolate treats for the children today 🤞🏼

Wishing everyone a great Easter break! 🐣

04/04/2023

Easter Egg Hunt! 🐰🥚

30/03/2023

Developing our fine motor skills, sorting and identifying colours today. 💚❤️

29/03/2023

We often visit our local library 📚 We love that our children have a keen interest in books. 🥰

23/03/2023

Can you guess our story of the week❓👀

12/03/2023

This is our finished ‘I can cook’ display board 👩🏼‍🍳👨‍🍳 The children have worked so hard 👏🏼

Photos from A step above childminding's post 20/02/2023

Today we are making pancakes! 🥞 ‘I can cook’ is the topic for February 🍳

02/02/2023

Our children love seeing their work displayed on the wall 🥰

26/01/2023

There are so many different ways to mark make ✏️✍️

23/01/2023

Chinese New Year Activities! 🥢🥡

19/01/2023

Our coffee shop is open for service ☕️🫖🧋

Photos from A step above childminding's post 18/01/2023

Weather isn’t a barrier for learning ❄️☃️

17/01/2023

It’s snowing at the train station 🚂❄️

12/01/2023

One of today’s activities is creating our own snowflakes. We are learning to open and close the scissors to make snips in paper.

11/01/2023

❄️Winter Wonderland is our new topic.

👀Keep your eyes peeled for our children’s lovely work to follow. 🥰

27/12/2022

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