My name is Penny Webb , I am currently a registered childminder and my childminding setting is called Penny’s Place. However, I am now planning to resign as a childminder at the end of March 2016. My reason for resigning are outlined here Click to read blog
I am mother to four, now grown up daughters and granny to TEN grandchildren, 5 boys and 5 girls.
I am also now a foster carer (along with my husband Garry). We currently have three children in our care and although sometimes challenging, I am enjoying this new role.
I am passionate about ensuring that all children experience enabling environments, that enable them to reach their full potential, whatever that might be, through following their interests, supported by interested adults who know when to become involved and when to stand back.
I am totally against tick boxes, criteria check lists, bench marking, and labelling children. I believe that children should learn through play, in their own time and free of stress. It is because of these views that I am an active campaigner against what I consider to be inappropriate Government policy.
My passion extends beyond the children in my direct care as I believe that it is important to share good practice, ideas and information, which I have always done through my voluntary work and by always being happy to talk to people about my experiences. I now use this blog to share information as well as my two professional Facebook Groups.
Readers need to be aware that I have recently been diagnosed as dyslexic, which has been a shock at my age. However, it does explain the mistakes in my writing, such as spelling, grammar, typo’s that I don’t spot, using completely the wrong words sometimes (that I also don’t spot), missing words and so on.
I hope readers of my blog will be able to focus on the content of my blogs and the information and opinions that I am sharing.
Once I have resigned from childminding, I will continue to blog and express my personal opinion, but for obvious reasons I will need to rename this blog – so watch this space!
I have deleted some of my out of date blogs, especially ones about documents that are now not in use, and ones about events planned that have now taken place, however I have left old blogs that contain my opinion or have examples of practice as I hope people will still find these interesting.