My name is Debbie Broadhurst, I am an Ofsted Registered Accredited Childminder graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in July 2013 and situated in the village of Durweston, near Blandford Forum. My site will give you information on my policies, procedures and any additional information you need in relation to my child minding service.
A huge benefit of using a registered childminder is that children enjoy the freedom to be able to experience rich and stimulating activities in a variety of settings in addition to receiving an excellent standard of childcare.
As a mum myself I understand the pressures of finding good quality childcare that compliments your own beliefs and principles. In the past I have used the much valued services of a childminder and so understand fully the needs of a family seeking child care. It is therefore my aim to provide a stimulating and fun environment for children of all ages, yet keep it a relaxed place to emulate a home from home feeling.
Durweston is well positioned to take advantage of lots of different activities such as: Martin Down, Moors Valley, Kingston Lacy, Farmer Palmers, Cool Play, Blandford Childrens Centre, Crazy Monsters, Charlies, Oscars, Sharkies; in addition to a fabulous coastline nearby, expansive countryside for nature walks and excellent local groups in the village and beyond.
In addition to a variety of planned outings, I offer my home as a base for day to day care. I have my own family and so I consider my home and garden to be a safe and happy setting to suit the needs of little people. I have a dedicated playroom with a range of age appropriate toys and activities are on offer throughout the day together with a large outside space complete with a selection of garden toys for outside play, and a covered deck which offers all year round outside play. In addition I have a safe and quiet room to be able to cater for those children that need to sleep during the day.
My two daughters attend Durweston School, so I am able to drop off and collect from both Handy Paws Preschool and Durweston School should your child(ren) attend either of these. I can also provide cover in school holidays and in the event of school closure e.g. staff training days.
I hope that the information in this website answers many of your questions. However, I know that it will not answer all of them and so I would like to invite you and your child/children to come and visit our family.