We are wife and husband team Joanna and Mark Jones and we set up Springbank Childminding Services in October 2016.
We are based in a very convenient part of New Mills; close to Sure Start Centre, Arts Centre, Parks, Library, Leisure Centre.
We hold CACHE Level 3 Home-Based Childcare Award accreditation and we are both trained in Paediatric First Aid as well as both being Ofsted registered.
We offer a happy, friendly and homely environment.
Our setting is made up of a very spacious house which has the living room, kitchen and downstairs toilet with wash area all on the ground floor. Then we have a purpose equipped playroom, a family bathroom and an office on the first floor, the second floor is not used for our
Childcare business. We also have a good sized back garden which is securely enclosed.
We have a substantial amount of resources and toys available which allows us to accommodate all ages and stages of a child’s development.
With these resources we can provide opportunities for children to have a choice of free play and we are guided by the individual interests of the child.
As registered Childminders, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. This covers the stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first (Reception) year in school.
We offer planned and themed activities which incorporates the latest EYFS areas of the learning guidelines and we provide daily ‘All about me’ diaries which shows parents how our daily activities link back to the EYFS.
We spend time outdoors (weather permitting) and we go outside to play as often as possible. We also have Class 1 business insurance on our vehicle which enables us to provide transportation such as trips out or school / nursery drop-offs & pick-ups.
Our working hours are 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. We are flexible either side of these times to accommodate early starts or late finishes. We also offer weekends and Bank Holidays.
We provide childcare from 0 to 11 years old, dropping offand collecting your children from their schools. We hold a school holiday club for the school children and cater for most inset days.
We take 15 hours and 30 hours government funding for children aged 2 to 5.