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Little Darlings Childcare

Little Darlings is a preschool, childcare located on Porth Way, Newquay, a short walk from Porth Beach. My name is Tania Stringer and I run a friendly, fun, educational, registered childminding service (CRB checked and OFSTED registered). I offer an educational, daycare service for toddlers and babies.

I live with my husband Tom and four year old little boy Leonidas. Before starting Little Darlings I worked in retail. I noticed that the most exciting parts of my working days were spent interacting with the children that came into my store. I took great pleasure in asking them their names and finding out what they had been up to that day. I found that children responded well to me and I believe that this was because I had a genuine interest in what they had to say. On my days off I also loved to volunteer at a local nursery to find out more about the learning processes of young children. I was fascinated by their outlooks, innocence and eagerness to learn when in the right environment and surrounded by the right people. It was here that I really knew what I wanted out of my career and life. I wanted to create a setting that provided an environment that best developed young children. I believe that a child’s early years are essential in shaping their character and morals for a successful and happy life.

MyQualifications:
Level 3 Award in Care, Health and Education
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate
Level 3 Child Protection Certificate
Full clean driving license

The Setting

Little Darlings Childcare has a safe, homely environment with specific rooms dedicated to different fun and educational activities.
Playroom: The playroom consists of a large variety of toys, games and puzzles. The playroom also contains comfy sofa beds for the children to relax or have an afternoon nap.
Reading Room: The reading room comprises of a selection of children’s fun, educational books along with a rug and cushions to sit comfortably whilst reading together.
Arts & Crafts Room: The arts & crafts room is a bright, spacious conservatory dedicated to crafts, messy play, drawing and painting. This room is also where the children enjoy their meals whilst looking out into the tranquil garden.
Garden: The garden has been equipped with a selection of outdoor toys including a water pit, sand pit, seesaw, slide, trike and trampoline. The garden is used for planting fruits and vegetables with the children and is also used to educate the children about the wildlife and plants, which live within it. The garden is safe and secure with a Yale locked gate. 

Outings : Regular outings are arranged for the children to fun places such as: the zoo, aquarium, playgrounds, the woods, the beach, the library and many more!

Daily Diaries
At Little Darlings Newquay Childcare a daily diary is kept for each child. Notes, observations, dietary information, comments, photos and videos are all part of each child’s preschool daily diary. All of this information can be viewed by you, the parent, online or via printed hard copy.

Children’s Education
As a Newquay Childcare service, one of our main objectives is to produce preschool learning that rivals the best local Nurseries. The Daycare that Little Darlings offers focuses on fun, educational learning. Each child has their own Individual Learning Plans (ILP), Next Step Goals, Learning Journeys (for each of the seven EYFS areas of learning), Progress Statistics, Medium Term Plans and Short Term Plans produced to best accommodate their individual interests to best develop their learning. All of this information, for your child, can be viewed online or via printed hard copy. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Tania Stringer
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
07969 353564
E-mail
taniaastringer@yahoo.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Newquay
Postcode
TR7

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40 Per Day
£25 Per Half Day

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
There is wheelchair access available through the back gate and into the back of the bungalow.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Organic
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Dairy free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
Children from all countries, cultures and backgrounds are welcome to our setting.
Languages spoken

English, Polish, Greek

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
We don't have any vacancies until September 2017 2, 3 and 4 year old funding is available. Please contact us for more details.
Date updated
15/12/2016

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8:00 18:00
Tuesday 8:00 18:00
Wednesday 8:00 18:00
Thursday 8:00 18:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No
Schools
Newquay Junior Academy
Details
Newquay Junior Academy

Last updated: 13/12/2016

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