During that time, I have cared for over a dozen children, mostly long-term. Over the years, I have refined my practice and have introduced policies and themes, as well as attending various training courses to improve the care I provide.
I have passed the ICP (Introduction to Childminding Practice), the first part of a level 3 certificate in childminding. I am currently studying the NVQ3 in Early Years Care and Education and hope to finish in the summer of 2004. I am also working towards the *Darlington Kitemark Quality Assurance scheme and have already passed three modules.
During my free time I have also attended various other courses, including paediatric first aid, behaviour management, child health, child protection, arts and crafts and Birth to 3 Matters.