My name is Jill Rickard. I am an Advanced Accredited, Registered, Quality Assured Network Childminder based in the Canford Heath area of Poole in Dorset. I am a member of the National ChildmindingAssociation (NCMA) and have been registered as a childminder since July 1996. I am registered to look after six children under eight. We are a non-smoking household. I undergo regular training to keep my standards to a high level and have completed an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.
At our friendly children's nursery, we offer a caring and safe environment for children to play and learn. We treat every child as the wonderful individual that they are and are extremely passionateabout helping your child to develop at their own pace, both in the classroom and in our safe and secure outdoor classroom and playground areas. Currently, we are registered to offer care for up to 26 children over the age of 12 months.
Our accommodation includes bright and spacious classrooms and a safe kitchen area for the children to cook. We have an attractive garden where the children enjoy daily outdoor activities includingimaginative play in a well equipped wooden house, large sand pit, water play, nature study and gardening.
Our daily routine will always be roughly the same so that your child feels comfortable and they know what to expect each day. However, activities will change daily so that the children are keptinterested and busy! Everyday the children will be provided with snacks and drinks where required. The children will walk or be driven to take children to school, nursery and playgroup, and to collect them again. Children will have a rest time during each day.
Thank you for considering Sandcastles to meet your childcare needs. This website has been put together to give you an insight as to how Sandcastles cares for the children who attend. Ofsted registeredSandcastles Daycare opened in 2006 in Parkstone, Poole and offers full day care for children aged from 8 weeks to 5 years, in 3 age groups. It is open each weekday from 8:00am to 6:00pm for 51 weeks of the year, including Bank Holidays.
Why is Little Stars so special? At Little Stars Day Nursery we believe we have something unique to offer your child. Firstly, Little Stars is owned and run by two qualified teachers having BA Honoursdegrees with Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional Status. We are both specialists in Physical Education and received our training at the University of Warwick.
Tops Day Nurseries is a family of 15 nurseries across the south, with nurseries in Boscombe, Bournemouth, Charminster, Corfe Mullen, Newport on the Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, SturminsterNewton, Taunton, Wareham, Wimborne, and Winchester. Our trained and qualified staff are passionate about nurturing the children in their care.