Home from Home offers a childminding service run by a qualified Montessori teacher and qualified in NVQ 3 in Children and Young Person's Workforce, for a small number of children in Hammersmith and Fulham. Home from Home is a home based childcare enviroment which is ideal for parents who are looking for quality child care for their young pre-school aged children in a safe, caring, friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere.
I live in a ground floor flat with its own enclosed private and reasonable large garden, i offer many out side activities from growing their own vegtables, digging for buried treasure, riding bikes, sand and water play as well being able to bring anything they are doing from inside to outside whilst they are in the setting. They will also benifit from the fresh air, making choices and loosing that vital energy that small onces have! I am close to 3 parks and opposite another, which we also visit on a regular basis. The setting incorporates the comforts and flexibilty of a childminders in a caring, safe and family enviroment with the experinces and learning of a nursery.
I offer many activites including trips out to the library, softplay, children's centres, parks, local shops, and any cultural or things of interest at that time. I also do sessions which include Football, French, music, tennis, danicing and gym. I also interact with other childcarers and nannies so the children are experiencing socializing with other children, as well as the other children in the setting. This will give them the those vital social skills including turntaking, sharing and negiationg. This is preparing them for when they start school.
As well as being involved in many fun activities i do focus on many Montessori elements for example Practical life skills, pouring their own drinks, putting on their own coat/ clothes ( sometimes with help),encourging table manners as well as general manners. Older children i hope by the time they are ready for school they will have gained the basic skills ( hold a pencil, know simple shapes, colours, numbers and letters.) so all they need to worry about is have fun and make friends!!!!!!
We can only accept 3 children under 5 years old plus a further 3 children aged over 5 years old (ideal for school holidays) - so places are limited!
Located in W6 near the SW6 border not far from the Charing Cross Hospital and convenient for the Fulham Palace Rd with Buses 190, 211, 220, 295 about a 3 mins walk. We are also only 7 mins from Barons Court tube (Piccadilly & District lines) and 15 mins walk from Hammersmith and close to local shops.