My name is Penny Webb , I am a registered childminder and my childminding setting is called Penny’s Place.
I am mother to four, now grown up daughters and granny to eight grandchildren, 5 boys and 3 girls.
I am passionate about childminding and it is more than just a job to me. Within my childminding setting I aim to provide every child in my care the opportunity to not only reach his or her full potential, through a play based curriculum which is planned around each child’s interests, likes, stage of development and family experiences.but also to experience a warm, loving, home based environment.
My passion for childminding extends beyond my setting and the children in my 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. More recently I have produced my own newsletter for childminding colleagues called ‘News from Penny’ which is sent to about 200 people.
Now I think I am ready to venture into the world of blogging, so that I can share information, ideas with a much wider audience.
Above I mentioned that I thought I might be ready to start blogging – well it seems I was! My blogging now is part of my practice and judging from the number of people reading and commenting I am doing something right!
One issue though is that I am using up a lot of available ‘space’ on my blog – and so have decided to delete information posts that are about events that have now happened / not new news now / out of date. This will be an ongoing process and does mean that some comments will also be deleted as needed.