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Geraldine M. Kennefick (Huggie Bears Family Childcare)

*Graded OFSTED 'OUTSTANDING' in all areas*

I am a Professional Ofsted Registered Childminder with over fifteen years experience working with children from birth to early teens inclusive with experience to Nursery Manager Level. I hold a BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Hons), Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Mont. Dip.), C.A.C.H.E. Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB), National Certificate in Childcare (Level 3) and Advanced Forest Schools Leader. In addition, the current highest professional accreditation, ‘Early Years Professional Status’ (EYP) from University of Kingston.

I consider myself to provide high quality childcare within a happy, nurturing, safe and stimulating home environment offering inclusive, well planned, resourced, challenging and engaging play opportunities for all children to develop positive relationships and to reach their full potential. 

For children in the early years, the Early Years Foundation Stage is used to plan activities through observation and assessment to meet children’s individual needs and plan for the next steps in their learning and development. School Age Childcare is focused on learning through project work and individual interests and lots of outdoor play! 

We focus on being active in the community attending Childminder groups, Forest School, library as well as exploring the great outdoors in the use of the many beautiful parks and exciting day trips such as to the farm and zoo.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
info@huggie-bears.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Huggie Bears Family Childcare
Address
Wandsworth
LONDON
Postcode
SW18
Notes

Huggie Bears Family Childcare is centrally located to local transport networks. Direct access for the A3 for Central London and Surrey. Southfields, East Putney Underground stations and Putney and Wandsworth Town Overground Stations are within a ten to fifteen minute walk. Buses: 39, 93, 156 and 170. Both the number 39 and 156 bus stops are located at the end of the road.

Costs

Details
We offer a fully inclusive service. Fees include: Meals, Baby Formula, Nappies, Wipes and Creams. Please contact us for our current fee structure.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
House is on two levels.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Emotional and behavioural difficulties
Serious allergy
Emotional, behavioural and social difficulties
Social difficulties
Social development impairment
Emotional&Behavioural difficulties
Emotional needs
Severe dietary needs
Emotional and social difficulties
Global Delay
Speech and language support
Speech and language communication needs
Speech and Language
Epilepsy
English as an additional language
Special needs
Language impairment
Allergies
Language delay
Spina Bifida
Hydrocephalus
Speech Impairment
Hearing impairment
Speech delay
Mild cerebral palsy
Asthma
Aspergers Syndrome
Anaphylaxis
Learning difficulties
Behavioural Problems
Multiple disabilities
Motor impairment
Behavioural Difficulties
Mobility Impairment
Autism spectrum
Mild disability
Physical impairment
Communication development
Challenging Behaviour
Cerebral Palsy
Multi-sensory needs
Multi-sensory impairment
Development delay
Quad spastic CP
Communication needs
Details
I am confident and have experience of caring for children with: behavioural management, administering general medication, toilet training. Please contact me to discuss specific needs.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All meals are home cooked using organic ingredients and local produce where feasible. Emphasis on Healthy Eating and Nutrition.Comprehensive Dietary policy and procedure in place for children.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
I welcome children from all backgrounds. Activities reflect wide range of cultures. Cultures are reflected in toys, books, and images. Positive relationships with parents are developed.

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
NEW One vacancy for a child in the early years on a Thursday and Friday from September 2019*.

If you would like more information, please kindly fill up your details on the 'Contact Us' page of our website. Please see link below.

https://huggie-bears.co.uk/contact-us

Full days only - no half day sessions available.

We offer a collection service from the Roche School, West Hill Primary School and a limited number of other schools will be considered.

If you require different to the availability above, please use the 'Contact Us' page of our website and state you wish to be added to our waiting list.

Minimum of two days per week for children in the early years.

Date updated
23/05/2019

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
St Joseph's RC Primary School
Riversdale Primary School
St Michael's CofE Primary School
West Hill Primary School
The Roche School
Details
I provide drop off and collection to a number of local schools, particularly The Roche School,St Joseph's RC Primary School and West Hill Primary School.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY449390
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Last updated: 22 Aug 2019

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