Hello, my name is Pippa and I am a professional, caring and enthusiastic person. I provide flexible, affordable, and high-quality homebased childcare. I pride myself on being a friendly, approachable, supportive and patient person, with a passion for working with children.
I am registered with Ofsted and I have 6 years of experience in childcare. I gained my Level 3 Diploma in 2013 after working for 3 years in my family’s private nursery. Pippa’s Barn has now been open a year and I have 5 trained professionals working with me.
As a team we all have current safeguarding and first aid training, and between us we have attended a range of additional training courses which have further extended our childcare knowledge.
Our house is largely open plan and made safe for children. We have implemented risk assessments for each of the rooms and the gardens within our setting, and also for the equipment and materials. We have a wide range of toys and play equipment both inside and outside. The garden is fully enclosed and able to be enjoyed in all weathers. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, planning for each child’s individual learning and developmental needs (EYFS further details can be found at education.gov.uk).
We offer a broad range of activities and experiences to help children reach their full potential in all 7 areas of learning.
Our house is on the children’s farm where I grew up and is easily accessible both on foot from Lechlade, or by car direct to a generous parking area just outside my gate. In addition to the garden we are readily able to take walks along the grassy trackways past our friendly farm animals to the woodland play areas.
We also have a seven seater car, which is fully insured to transport children both to and from school and further afield, should we occasionally choose to take a brief outing to the Library or Garden Centre.
If you have any questions about what I offer, or would like to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.