The childminder provides children with valuable and exciting learning experiences that
fire their enthusiasm and curiosity. The quality of teaching is excellent and shows that
the childminder has an excellent knowledge of how children learn through play. She
challenges them very well, ensuring that they are exceptionally well prepared for the
next stage in their learning.
The childminder uses focused observations of children to plan specific activities that
build on the next steps in their learning. Assessments are regular and precise. All
children make rapid progress from their starting points. The childminder knows the
children very well and takes their interests into account when she plans activities.
The childminder protects children's health very well and they are active outdoors each
day. Children's behaviour is excellent and they form close relationships with the
childminder. Children are very happy and settled in the childminder's care. The
childminder promotes healthy lifestyle choices extremely well.
The childminder is highly motivated. She works very effectively with her assistants and
the local authority to evaluate the provision and to maintain the high quality. She
monitors and reviews individual children's progress very successfully and shares the
information with parents.
The childminder shares ideas and best practice highly effectively with other early years
practitioners. She continually improves children's learning experiences. The experience
and qualifications of the childminder have a very positive impact on children's valuable