Deedee's House: Term-time Childminders
Deedee's House truly is a home from home for your child, providing stimulating activities in a nurturing environment. It has a warm, open plan living area with lots of space for the children to learn and play. We have small world play, role play, exploration and discovery, construction and activity toys, a cosy reading den and much more! There is also a large, spacious kitchen which is perfect for eating, baking, messy play and creative activities, of which there are plenty to take part in! Every day at Deedee's house also includes song time and story time.
Also on the ground floor level is a quiet, comfortable bedroom where the children are able to take their naps, with babies sleeping in a secure travel cot and toddlers/older children on special sleep mats, listened to with an Angelcare baby monitor and regularly checked in person.
The secure garden is split across three levels, with a lawn area and paved areas for outdoor fun and games. The garden is also home to the very popular giant chalkboard which can be seen from indoors enabling the children to admire their latest masterpieces! We are very lucky that the garden also backs on to a field, giving us an amazing view of the changing crops, horses and the occasional tractor or combine harvester!
A selection of photos from Deedee's House.
Children will go outside every day, (unless there is a severe weather warning in place!), whether it be in the garden, out for a walk or somewhere further afield such as the park, beach or farm. This not only provides them with beneficial fresh air, but also enables them to explore different surroundings and enjoy a variety of activities, extending their learning opportunities.
I usually set loose 'topics' which our activities may be based around. These will vary depending on the children's interests and stage of development, the seasons (we always do an Autumn and a Spring topic) and also whether there are any special days/times of year, e.g. Christmas/Diwali/Chinese New Year/ Easter.
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How to find Deedee's House
Deedee's House is based in Portslade/Mile Oak, just a 2 minute drive from the A27 bypass, making it an ideal location if you need to commute. It is directly on the 1/1A bus route, with the 6 also stopping nearby, making us easy to get to for families in Portslade, Brighton, Hove, Hangleton and Fishersgate.
Mile Oak Primary school is only a 5 minute walk away and I offer drop offs and pick-ups from there too.
I am also lucky to be within walking distance of Mile Oak Farm as well as several parks and a library, all of which we visit regularly.
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