HAND IN HAND PROFESSIONAL CHILDCARE - Celebrating Childrens Achievements in a Caring Home Environment

Hi, my name is Jacqueline White  and I have been a Registered Home-based Childcare Professional since 1999.  As you can imagine, during this time I have cared for a number of children - all of various ages, temperament, demands, etc - patience, love and flexibility are an important part of the care I provide.
I have my First Aid Certificate and Certificate in Food Hygiene, alongside my Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years. 
I live with my husband Andrew and son (my daughter lives in London) My daughter was born in June 1991 and son in December, 1995.
I am Registered to care for 6 children from birth to eight years of age, but can also provide care for children over and above, whilst at Primary School or Secondary School.
I have gained a lot of pleasure, and experience, in caring for children and appreciate that each child is unique, and has a lot to give.  

I have been a member of the Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years - (PACEY (formerly the National Childminding Association (N.C.M.A.)). since registering, and have supported the N.S.P.C.C. for a number of years.   I also volunteer for PACEY as a Champion, and on their Advisory Committee - providing support for local Early Years practitioners.

I have ran Park Methodist Foxy Club (parents and toddlers),  and Clervaux Nursery Schools Parent & Toddler group,   where I was previously Chair of Governors.  Experience as a parent Governor at Hebburn Comprehensive School has ensured I have experience of children across ages.   
Due to my previous involvement with Clervaux Nursery School, I became interested in the High Scope Approach to Learning and Care.   This led to my attending a High Scope for Childminders evening course.  High Scope recognises that all children are unique, and encourages them to make informed decisions, from a very early age.  I am also extremely interested in the work of Reggio Emilio, believing in child led learning (you may have heard of the "100 languages of children" exhibition).
I have lots of activities and resources to help your child have an enjoyable time - Learning through Play - some of which can be seen via link.

Please have a further look at my website for further information - if you have any queries please e-mail me at jacqui_white1@yahoo.co.uk, alternatively call me on;
0790 1811919 / 0191 422 4896
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