Giggles childcare is built around one single mantra, and it is reflected in everything we do.
“Every Child an Individual, Every Child Unique, Never A Number”
At Giggles we take immense pride in providing a locally unique blend of childcare.
We value bonding with each and every child and learning about them and their interests. We encourage them to share their likes and dislikes. We believe that by telling us about themselves as individuals, builds and enhances the social skills that enhance and effect their development.
Children learn best by actively participating in their world through a variety of experiences that enhance decision-making, imagination, and discovery.
Giggles Childcare strives to provide a safe, caring atmosphere for children from infancy to school age. We believe Children learn best through play, by being guided through the EYFS curriculum as they Investigate, explore and develop at their own individual pace.
At giggles consideration for others is developed through sharing. We teach children to treat others as they would like to be treated and model appropriate behaviors around learning, in a fun and safe environment.
Our playroom was purpose-built from the ground up, to provide and enhance the experience of the children in our care. Located only a short walk from St Columb Town Centre.
Being open plan with panoramic views of green gardens, Talskiddy hills, and our outdoor learning areas, every child is always visible, and never enclosed or separated.
We encourage mixed age socializing where appropriately possible, and believe that younger children are able to learn by copying their peers. And likewise, older children can gain the social experience of responsibility and caring by demonstrating their experiences and skills.
Our single aim is to build confidence, to foster the love of learning, and provided a solid foundation for a happy, healthy and successful future
My name is Kirsty, I am 29 years old and have lived in St. Columb Major all my life. I met my husband 13 years ago and we have been married for 6 years. We have 2 children, a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 1 years old.
The past 8 years of my life I have worked within a Nursery/Pre-school and breakfast/Afterschool club. The age range was from 3-months to 11 years. I have also worked with children on a 1:1 basis with Special Educational Needs from the age of 3 until school age. I found working on a 1:1 basis with a child extremely beneficial and very rewarding.
I made the decision to become a childminder, as my main ethos in childcare is nurture. I Aim to provide a home from home setting and will take care of the children as I would my own children. I will help your child grow and develop into a happy, confident child, in a safe and caring environment, whilst working towards The Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Qualifications & Training
- Level 3 in Childcare and Education
- Level 2 in Childcare and Education
- Paediatric First Aid
- Basic Child Protection Training
- Level 2 Food and Safety in Catering
- Level 3 Multi Agency Child Protection – Safeguarding
- Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant
- Makaton for Parents and Carers
- EYFS24 Becoming a Childminder training
- EYFS25 Early Years Foundation Stage for Childminders
- Enhanced DBS 2017 ( Update Service Registered )
All our staff are DBS Checked and registered with OFSTED as employees of Giggles Childcare.
All Staff are registered on the Enhanced DBS Update Service with OFSTED