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 firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively call me on;
0790 1811919 / 0191 422 4896