Little Paws is run from our family home, which is located on a quiet lane.
All of our house is registered for Childminding, along with Garden. Although generally we only use the downstairs, especially for younger children.
We have a downstairs toilet for the children to use, which is equipped with children's toilet seat and steps.
Upstairs older children have access to a resource and study room, which houses the personal computer, older children's craft materials and many books (fiction and non-fiction), and allows older children a quiet area to do homework or just chill after school. There is also a bathroom, and a bedroom, used for younger children who require a daytime sleep or when I have children staying with me for overnight care.
Outside we have a large secure garden for with a dedicated play area for children and a large plot for children to help grow vegetables and fruit. The garden is not accessible from the street.
I have a large driveway, allowing off road parking for parents when collecting or dropping off their children. Please feel free to park on the driveway.
All equipment and resources are checked daily to ensure it is safe, and any which is not safe is removed and replaced or repaired as appropriate.
We have several pets, all of which are regularly wormed and are up to date with all their vaccinations.
We have a dog, she is very friendly, especially with children. At no time will I leave her alone with children, and she will spend a lot of her time away from children. She is not able to soil the area of the garden used by children.
We have one cat, she loves children, but is sensibly cautious and tends to avoid younger children. Again at no point will they be left alone with children, especially babies. They use litter trays which are in an area of the house not accessible by children in my care.
The cat and dog are not at anytime allowed to enter the bedroom used by children in my care.