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 TEN grandchildren, 5 boys and 5 girls.
I am also now a foster carer (along with my husband Garry) and although sometimes challenging, I am enjoying this new role.
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. 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, completely the wrong words used 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.
Regular readers will have noted that I have changed the background colour on my blog, this is because during testing for dyslexia it became clear the the best combination for me, is black text on a white background.
Some of my blogs are now ‘out of date’, and so readers should check if still relevant. I have decided against deleting then, as they provide evidence of how my practice has developed and indeed my CPD. There also show how the requirements from Ofsted have also changed. I would urge anyone reading blogs about Ofsted requirements ensure that those documents are still being used (and usually they are not, because things are changing all the time)