My name is Nicky Trangmar. I live in the Salvington/Offington area of Worthing and I am a Registered Childminder regularly inspected by OFSTED. I'm married, have two grown up sons and a cat called Callie.
I work Tuesday to Thursday but please do contact me as I am often willing to do ad hoc or temporary placements on the other days. I don't currently do school runs but am nearest to the Durrington First and Middle Schools.
I have 20 years childminding experience. I am registered to care for 6 under 8 and also over 8's. At my last Ofsted inspection in 2018 I received a "GOOD" grading.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework 2021 states 'Play is essential for children's devleopment, building their confidence as they learn to explore, relate to others, set their own goals and solve problems. Children learn by leading their own play and by taking part in play that is guided by adults.'
Your child will be cared for in a home-like environment within a family atmosphere. They will receive individual attention whilst also enjoying interaction with children of various ages (subject to how busy or full I am). I attend regular sessions at Toddler groups, soft play centres and visits to other friends and childminders with young children. When we can, we spend as much time out of the house as possible, visiting places such as the beach, library, park, zoo's, countryside, museums and other places of interest (weather permitting!)
Folders of photos taken throughout the years are available for you to peruse, as are my certificates, my policies and procedures and many lovely references from happy parents.
I take my chosen occupation very seriously and try to take any steps which I feel will increase my effectiveness as a Registered Childminder and improve the service I provide. Therefore, I am always keen to update and refresh my knowledge through relevant training courses. I have completed a Level 3 qualification "Certificate in Childminding Practice" by CACHE, a Level 3 Quality Assurance Scheme "Quality First" by NCMA and the Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice through the Open University. Please see my Qualifications page for further details of evening courses, online courses and webinars attended too.
I am a member of Magic Minders Childminding Group and various online forums which help keep me up-to-date with Childminding issues and gives support. Be rest assured as I have Public Liability insurance run by Morton Michel. I also have home insurance and car insurance including business use.
With your authority I will share photos of your child regularly on a private Facebook group to keep you informed of what your child has done and important information to keep you updated. Also for the under fives, I provide a daily diary which details events that have gone on throughout the day, food eaten, nappy changes etc. A 'Learning Journey' style folder will be completed during their time here which will include photographic evidence of the fun and learning. For the under 5's each month may revolve around a loose focus point including the Celebrations or Seasons within the year or a particular child's interest. We do activities and outings around that topic, ensuring the children get new and fun experiences each month!