Jennifer (Jenny) Humphrey
Childminder located in Stokenchurch. I have been a Childminder since 2003.
At the time of my most recent inspection, I did not have any Early Years children here with me so could not receive a grading for this particular inspection. Previous inspections when the children I care for were younger and in the Early Year's age bracket I received the grading of good.
In my childminding setting we do lots of craft activities, especially in the winter time, so lots of Christmas bits and pieces made. Craft is available all year if the child chooses to but when the weather is better they can enjoy the large garden we have here. We have a wooden swing/slide set with many attachments, playhouse (with toy kitchen, black and whiteboards), football goals and an entire shed full of outdoor toys and construction toys. During the summer months we have a 5 metre water slide and an above ground splash pool. This is heated by a solar heater so can still be quite chilly, the children are life-guarded by me at all times and if they are getting cold they have to get out.
We also have two full shelves of children's books, one is storybooks and the other is for reference books/poems/jokes/science experiments. We have many jigsaws, games and activities, dressing up, football table, train-tracks & roadways and many toy cars and a huge trunk of Duplo. They have use of DS's, Wii (with many, many games) and PlayStation2 (Not many games for PlayStation though). TV is not usually on; only if one of them is feeling under the weather or occasionally if one child left here after all others have been picked up. Or if we have a cinema day. Cinema days happen about once a year. However, if children are here for a half day for end of term or an entire day for an inset day, I may put a film on if they request it. TV is not missed or indeed not often even thought of in this house!
The children have the chance to grow vegetables and sunflowers to either grow here or take home or both.
We have a silly, soppy, old dog. A mad, bouncy, young dog. A geriatric cat and 2 chickens.
I plan ahead for times where we may go to a park, a garden or the woods so that all parents know not to turn up early that day to find us not here.
Many written references are available. Many cards from previous children that state I am the best childminder in the world for example. I also have been given permission by many parents, past and present, to give enquiring parents their numbers so they can sing my praises.
I hold a current First Aid certificate.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for Data.
I have completed an NSPCC Child Protection Awareness course and a PACEY 'Safeguarding Children' online course.
I am registered with Food Standards Agency as a food provider and have had an inspection from an Environmental Health Officer and passed with flying colours. No stars are given to private dwellings sadly, although I was assured I would have been a 5 star. I have completed a Level 2 Basic Food Hygiene course and renew my knowledge regularly with online courses on the subject.
I have completed online courses that are for: Expectations of Behaviour, Child Exploitation and Online Safety and G.D.P.R. training.
Naturally, I have a Criminal records check (now DBS) as do all over 16's living in my house.
I have my public liability insurance in place through PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) with Royal Sun Alliance.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Jenny Humphrey
- Contact Position
01494 48361507906 975316
Where to go
- HP14 3SQ
- Venue Notes
Bus 40 - Thame 103 - Oxford 275 - Wycombe
- Table of costs
Table of costs Age Amount £ Cost Type All Ages 5.00 Per hour - Before/After School All Ages 0.50 Per meal
- Cost Description
50p 'meal' is for an after-school snack, which all the children have, but, obviously, this is not compulsory. If you wish to provide your own then you could always put something in your child's school bag, for your child to have when the others have the snack.
Snack varies from day to day, week to week, season to season, for example, soup and bread, crackers & cheese and salad, fruit platter, fish-fingers, waffle and vegetables. Sounds like a full meal but it is a small quantity to make it snack size.
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 0 years to 0 years (spaces available = 0) From 1 years to 4 years (spaces available = 0) From 5 years to 7 years (spaces available = 2) From 8+ years to years (spaces available = 2)
I have 2 vacancies for children that are in full time education (over 5's usually, sometimes they are 4).
I have 2 spaces for Monday to Friday for before school. I have 2 after-school spaces available Monday to Friday. If you only need childcare for a couple or a few of these days, please feel free to contact myself and I can see what fits.
I do not take the number of children that Ofsted allow but the number that will fit in my 7 seater car. Therefore, it is a close group of 6 children here at any one time. The school I serve is within a walking distance and we do walk when weather allows but it is lovely to have the option to jump in the car when it does not allow. I can give them much more attention this way too.
Term-time only preferred, but the very occasional school holiday day can be arranged. I often provide care on the half day for end of term and occasionally on Inset days.
- Age ranges
- From 4 years to 12 years
- When is childcare available?
- No. of weeks a year we are open
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:30 18:15 Tuesday 07:30 18:15 Wednesday 07:30 17:15 Thursday 07:30 18:15 Friday 07:30 18:15
- Other Availability
- Any time used outside of normal opening hours (7.30am to 6.15pm) are charged at a double rate.
- All my holidays are taken within school holidays, barring the last term day before Whitsun Half-term and emergency days.
- Inset days can be covered.
- Pickups/Collections offered
- Stokenchurch Primary School
- I live within easy walking distance from the school. I also have a people carrier for times of bad weather.
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest Ofsted inspection report
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