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Kid's "4" Us
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Tel: 01424 851791

Mission Statement

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Our aim at Kids "4" Us is to give children a safe and happy environment where they can grow in confidence and independence in preparation not only for school, but for life.

We work towards the 'Every Child Matters' outcomes, helping children to be healthy, stay safe, and make a positive contribution while enjoying and achieving.

We are committed to working with the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which are:

At Kids "4" Us, we treat each child as an individual, we value each individual for what they bring to the setting, be it their different levels of ability, their religion or different cultural backgrounds.

We recognize that parents are the child's first educators. We respect and value our parents and we aim to have an open, honest and supportive relationship with the families of our setting.

We believe that children and adults flourish best in a welcoming and inclusive environment with appropriate learning opportunities. At Kids "4" Us, we follow a play based curriculum, where each child is free to develop at his/her own pace, guided by Jenny, Ian and Julie. The indoor and outdoor environments are aimed at providing the children with a variety of early experiences, enabling them to achieve while enjoying themselves. We use a wide range of resources to support the children's learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Jenny, Ian and Julie take time to observe the children, so that their individual interests and strengths may be recognized and developed appropriately. Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person. We develop warm and caring relationships with children, encouraging them to make safe choices whilst not overprotecting them, by letting them learn to assess risks.

We believe that children and young adults flourish best in an environment where everyone knows what is expected of them, and where children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop their self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement. For this, we set clear boundaries, and will, through simple 'ground rules' maintain consistency for our children.

We promote a healthy lifestyle and by meeting the physical and emotional needs of our children, we create a clean and safe environment for them to thrive in. At Kids "4" Us, we work together to promote children's welfare and protection. It is our duty and responsibility to protect the children in our care from harm.

Childminders

When you find a good childminder, one that you feel comfortable leaving your child with every day, it becomes a wonderful alternative to other forms of care. Your child has all the comforts and security of a home setting as well as other children to play and learn social skills with. If you have more than one child, they will be looked after together, with us continuing to provide care as your child or children move on to school.

Childminders are the second most commonly used form of childcare, after relatives. Using a childminder often appeals to parents who want to keep their child in a warm, friendly, homelike environment but can't or don't want to use a nanny or a relative.

Our numbers are smaller than they are in nurseries, the homelike environment we offer is comforting and reassuring, children have a single, consistent caregiver (Key Person). The flexibility we have over a nursery means that we often have more opportunities to take the children on trips out of the house, for example to playgroups, the park, a library or even shopping.

Childminders are registered and inspected by Ofsted. We must meet the national standards for under-eights childminding.

In addition, as experienced, childminders we are able to draw upon many of our parents, both past and present, who will be happy to give references. Ask for telephone numbers of our current Parents and ring them up for an informal chat. You will soon pick up a feeling from them. Take your own first impressions into account. Are you comfortable with us and our home? What is your child's reaction? Use your judgement to weigh up your own instincts.

You should accept that there will be different levels of familiarity in our household, at least for a little while, until your child becomes part of our family. But you should be able to feel that your child is treated equally from day one when it comes to issues such as discipline, conflict, resolution or attention.

About Us

Kids "4" Us are 3 registered childminder's (Julie Rayment, Ian Braisby and Jenny Braisby) who work together in Ian and Jenny's house.
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Together we have over 26 years experience in professional childcare, Ian and Julie have a level 3 childcare qualification and Jenny has a degree in childcare.

Jenny and Ian have 3 daughters, Madison aged 12 together with Nyah and Willow who are 9 year old twins. Julie has 2 sons, Jordan aged 13 and Ollie who is 6. Before joining Kids "4" Us Julie trained and coached children in gymnastics with a local independent club.

Opening Hours

Our Standard hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, but as many of our parents already know we start work whenever required and continue on until whenever the last child goes home.

We are available on some Saturdays and Sundays and we can also help with overnight care should an emergency or work commitment require you to be away from home.

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