Here at CKC we have fully trained staff whom are CRB checked. Since starting the business as a childminder in September 2011, things started to take off very quickly, meaning by March 2012 I needed more space for all the enquires I was getting.....
So in April 2012 CKC moved to 20 School Road, Bedlington. Officially opened on 21 April 2012 by MP Ian Lavery and the local Parish council. On 1 May 2012 CKC threw open its doors officially with childcare for children of all ages. Ofsted were impressed with their viewing of us in January and they awarded us a 'Good' rating.
Myself – Manager/ Owner, previous childminder and before that over 20
years in construction and the family business.
I also have Rebecca who started in 2013, Ben an apprentice who started April 2015, aswell as Kirsty,an apprentice, who the children all love.
I say to all parents and carers we are a different type of nursery to what you may have viewed.
Then they ask “ why”??? We have full time staff and the day nursery is like a house so very homely, with a loving feel to it from the staff. You will see from the many photos what sort of an impression you gain from this.
We care for children from babies to 12yrs old. We are open all year round and can accommodate children from 7am-6.00pm Monday to Friday. All foods are cooked on the premises and are all healthy with plenty of fresh fruit available all day. We work alongside the EYFS for children up to 5 years.
We complete daily diaries for the younger children and babies so parents are aware of what they have been up to through the day. Files are available with children’s information in for parents to view at any time of their own child.
Children do many activities from play dough – gloop, art, chalking and planting flowers – to watching the cycle of the butterflies. We also offer outdoor play in our double fenced yard for various activities with our little house there for role play. We even offer outings to softplay and visits of interest during school holidays.
We offer childcare from a minimum of 4hrs to full days at a childminding rate. We are Ofsted registered ,so if you are able to claim tax credits we can help. Younger children are offered a 1hrs taster session to see how they like it. Older children just want to come in and play. The hardest part is getting the children to go home they just want to stay.
We work alongside parents keeping children’s routines the same as at home. We also enjoy talking with our parents whom are our friends and are able to offer help and advice when needed. After all they are trusting us with the care of their precious children. Ohh not forgetting our mammy nights we have like Chocolate parties etc.
Our motto here is “because we care”. And we do care and love all the children we play with. Come and see us any time you’re more than welcome.