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Friday, 6 March 2015

Lisa becomes Best Practice Childminder

Milford on Sea resident, Lisa Lynk of Little Poppins, has been recruited by Action for Children as a ‘Best Practice Childminder’.

Lisa qualified as a primary school teacher before in 2011, moving on to become a Childminder, and to run the very successful Little Poppins in the village.

Lisa said; "It is the best move I ever made! The little ones I look after become like part of the family and I enjoy watching them grow and develop in my care. We have lots of fun exploring the countryside, playing outside and learning in my home and through play, nurture and encouragement they grow and thrive."

Little Poppins is fully subscribed, and Lisa hates having to turn people away, so in becoming a Action for Children ‘Best Practice Childminder’ she is looking to help local parents in other ways.

This includes:

1) Making parents aware that there is funding available for childcare (free early years education) for all 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds through OFSTED registered childcare providers e.g. approved nurseries, childminders, pre-schools etc. 

Two year old funding is a national scheme that allows children a head start! An opportunity free of charge to play, paint, read, cook, climb, sing and dance, dress up, run around, build, play outside and most importantly to learn alongside other children. It allows up to 15 hours a week for parents/carers to work, have a break, get things done, study or to look for work. (The criteria for 2 year old eligibility can be found by clicking here.)

Good early years education from a young age can help boost your child’s development, giving him/her the opportunity to learn, thrive and play.

2) To promote childminding as a career - if you love children it could be the ideal job! Just some of the benefits are: Being your own boss, Flexible working hours, Working from home, Being at home with your own children, making a positive contribution to children learning and providing a valuable service to your community.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of funding, or to talk about childminding as a career, please contact Lisa as below:

Lisa Lynk
Outstanding Ofsted Registered Childminder
01590 642925 / 07710 174869

Little Poppins

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