Welcome to Little Tigers Childminding
Hi my name is Kineta, and I am a Ofsted registered Childminder of 4 years running Little Tigers Childminding. I live with my partner of nearly 9 years and we have two not-so-little children, my son who is aged 11 and our daughter aged 8. We have 2 family pets, our dog Bella and out latest addition Wiggles the rabbit (pictures below).
Ofsted graded me as "GOOD" in all areas at my last inspection (March 2019).
I have a Facebook page (little tigers childminding) which shows what we get up-to with regular updates about the setting. please feel free to have a browse.
I am very passionate all children within my setting grow to become extension of my own family and right from the very start, are offered a stimulating environment in home from home setting where they unknowingly learn through exploration. By offering challenging yet exciting environments and situations. children develop into confident and inquisitive individuals and most of all, have LOTS of fun both indoors and out in the big wide world.
Children's development progress is individually planned for and exercised in accordance with my curriculum guidance, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the child's individual likes and dislikes, building on their own skills and interests.
Link to my Ofsted report
At Little Tigers Childminding, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning.
Little Tigers Childminding is situated just a few miles outside of Norwich within the lovely village of Hethersett. We are surrounded by parks, shops, local groups, and all the village amenities.
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. I follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) inside the setting as well as outside. I am very flexible, reliable and approachable.
Outside the setting.
We enjoy attending regular sessions at toddler groups, soft play centers and visits to other friends and childminders with young children. When we can we like to spend as much time as we can outside the house as possible, visiting places such as the beach, library, parks, local zoo's, countryside walks, museums and other places of interest (weather permitting).
Inside the setting
We enjoy getting messy and having fun with various activities some of which are: playing with play-doh, shaving foam, painting, sand pits, water play. arts and crafts, baking and much more.....we also use various types of foods to explore sensory play ( rice, pasta, cereals etc)
We have various learning games / puzzles / and provide lots of different toys for all different ages
We like to make use the whole of the ground floor for childminding. I also have free flow to a secure garden with lots of outdoor play equipment for all ages.
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. Therefor, I am always keen to update and refresh my knowledge through relevant training courses. I have completed he following courses below.
Level 3 childcare Diploma
Pediatric first Aid Course
Child protection & safe guarding
Norfolk Step on Training
Level 2 in food Hygiene
Safeguarding Lead practitioner (SLP)
We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships with the children.
Monday : 7:30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5.30pm
Please enquire / call / text during working hours only, due to my work phone being switched off for family time.
Times are flexible! Please ask I may be able to help.