Hello, my name is Pippa and I am a professional, caring and enthusiastic person. I provide flexible, affordable, and high-quality homebased childcare. I pride myself on being a friendly, approachable, supportive and patient person, with a passion for working with children.
I am registered with Ofsted and I have 9 years of experience in childcare. I gained my Level 5 Higher National Diploma in 2016 after working for 3 years in my family’s private nursery. Pippa’s Barn has now been open for three years and I have 6 trained professionals working with me, as well as 2 apprentices.
As a team we all have current safeguarding and first aid training, and between us we have attended a range of additional training courses which have further extended our childcare knowledge.
Each of our rooms are largely open plan and made safe for children. We have implemented risk assessments for each of the rooms and the gardens within our setting, and also for the equipment and materials. We have a wide range of toys and play equipment both inside and outside. The main garden is fully enclosed and able to be enjoyed in all weathers. Each age group also has their own outside area designed specifically for them.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, planning for each child’s individual learning and developmental needs (EYFS further details can be found at education.gov.uk).
We offer a broad range of activities and experiences to help children reach their full potential in all 7 areas of learning.
Our setting is on the children’s farm where I grew up and is easily accessible both on foot from Lechlade, or by car direct to a generous parking area just outside our gate. In addition to the garden we are readily able to take walks along the grassy trackways past our friendly farm animals to the woodland play areas.
We also have a seven seater car, which is fully insured to transport children both to and from school and further afield, should we occasionally choose to take a brief outing to the Library or Garden Centre.
If you have any questions about what we have to offer, or would like to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.