My name is Joanne Edwards and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I hold full public liability insurance through the National Childminding Association (NCMA) of which I am a member. I hold an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check (CRB) and a Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I have a full E.U. passport and driving licence. I have my own vehicle which is fully insured for business use and fitted with appropriate child car seats.
I provide full or part time childcare for up to six children under the age of eight, of these no more than three can be under the age of four and of these no more than one can be under the age of one.
I live in Ruishton which is a small village just outside Taunton in Somerset. I've lived in Ruishton for six years and it's a lovely quiet village surrounded by fields, but it does benefit from its close proximity to the M5 motorway and the A358.
I provide a drop off and/or collection service to and from Ruishton Primary School, Woodlands pre school and Bushy Cross nursery, these are all within walking distance.
Within the gallery page of this website you will find photos of the large playroom which has been decorated especially with preschool children in mind. I have a wide range of toys, books and equipment spanning all ages and abilities. The toys in the playroom are regularly rotated and changed for the children's continued stimulation and enjoyment. We use the separate messy play area for painting, drawing, modeling and during the winter months when its too cold or wet outside we bring the sand and water inside to play. The separate computer/games room where the children have restricted internet access is a haven for some of my older childminded children. However, I regularly use the computer and internet with the younger children too.
My back garden is a secure space with no rear access which we use all year round. The children's playhouse is regularly changed into a café, a shop and even a music room. In the summer we often eat our lunch and sometimes dinner outside on the patio. I have a wide range of outdoor toys including a sand pit, slide, tricycles and for the summer a large paddling pool.
We regularly use the local park and playing fields which are fantastic for children of all ages, this provides the children and myself with lots of fresh air. The surrounding fields are fantastic with blackberry picking and conker collecting which all the children love. The Bridgwater-Taunton canal is in walking distance, it's brilliant for duck feeding.
I strive to provide a safe warm homely and stimulating environment for children to play learn and most importantly have fun.
Please feel free to browse my website. I have tried to make it as informative as possible. If you require any further information please contact in any of the following ways:
Telephone 01823 443550
Postal Address 30 Newlands Grove Ruishton Taunton Somerset TA3 5JJ