Della Raven Childcare Services
I am a childminder who offers a home from home setting, providing care and early years education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
I have been registered from 2001 having provided care for over 35 different children between age 8 months and 13 years.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Della Raven
- Contact Position
Where to go
I am a loving Ofsted registered childminder who has a homely family setting of a three bedroomed detached house with large garden in Pamber Heath with extensive outdoor play toys and a play house. I have a designated playroom where toys are stored. However children prefer to play in the lounge area or large hall area with toys. I have been providing childcare for several families since 2006 when I had my second child. I provide care for pre-school aged children and do before and after school care for children who are at Silchester School and surrounding pre schools.
I have enjoyed working with children for many years, having worked and been paid or on a voluntary basis working with children for swimming lesson, judo lesson. I am also a leader in girlguiding and have run a unit for over thirty years locally and have been involved in guiding at Division and County level.
I originally registered as a child carer in 2001 when I had my first child. I returned to my professional work as well as part time childminding as I could not pick up much work. Hence taking up the opportunity of childminding full time when my second child was born in 2006.
I have studied the Diploma in childcare level three qualification and
completed all my assignments with an A grade for each module..
I have provided childcare for 30 plus children from over 12 families since 2001 and previously did some childcare with other families. I have retained and seen some families from pre school into school and continue to provide the family based setting the parents like. I have cared for babies from 6 months old up to 12 year olds who have reluctantly left me after more than 8 years care to allow me to focus on younger children. However I cater for mixed age range and we have a close working family setting with all children working together like a family setting and helping each other achieve independence with help and guidance all round. The children love coming here as we have stimulated trips/outings and play for all age children. I currently provide care for twins and other children the same age that are schoolers and started with me between 6-12 months old and have been with me since for 3 or more years. I have experience of working with other twins from a young age of 6 months with another child of the same age on some days along with the regular school children.
Diploma in Childcare. level 3 Grade A
Basic Food and Hygiene qualification/Food Allegen awareness course
Paediatric Childcare Qualification
Child safety awareness courses
Child Protection and safeguarding courses attended
EYFS courses attended
CAF courses attended
Health Safety in the Workplace
7.30am - 6.00pm (Preschoolers Mon-Thursday only) (Schoolers all week)
Out of hours can be negotiated
Also registered for overnight care too for occasional needs.
Contact for availability - Some availability for ADHOC holiday care in Summer Hols
Also potential schooler place for part time space and/or for under 5's
(Cover Silchester Primary School & surrounding preschools)
- Accessible changing, Secure environment, Level access, Accessible toilets
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type TBC special offer see 'other info'
- Fees to be discussed inline with current fees
- Other notes
Care is subject to availability of space and needs dependent on current customers I care for.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Open Monday to Friday 7.30 - 6pm
- Time of day
I have engaged and worked with children with autism, speech and language needs and ADHD. Each child is individual and I have worked with them to improve and develop their abilities whilst in my care.
- Contact Name
- Della Raven
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- What does your service do?
Home from home envirnonment with other children of varying ages
- Who does your service provide for?
Childcare for children 0 - 13 years
- How can I start using the service?
Contact to ascertain availability of space
- Where is it located and what areas does it cover?
Tadley area servicing customers from Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading Area
- How are decisions made about who can use your service?
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
- Is your service fully accessible?
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?
Personal experience and training for basic signing with young children
- How will I know my child is safe?
Visit and assess the setting
- Which of the following applies to your setting?
Our service is delivered in the home
- What communication methods are you familiar with?
- Does your service include children and young people with:
- Who can I contact for further information?
The setting - Della Raven Childcare Services