Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Song and Dance

Posted by Sarah Hamed on Sunday, April 12, 2015, In : Activity Ideas 

I’ve been considering the way the Jellybabyz develop their co-ordination and concentration over the weekend and I can honestly say the most enjoyable way is to dance! As part of our regular routine, we plan a singing and dancing session every day. Before each planned session the children are encouraged to check the physical environment by making sure the floor is clear of toys so they can move around safely or (weather permitting) we take ourselves into the garden where we can move around f...


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Promoting British Values

Posted by Sarah Hamed on Sunday, April 12, 2015, In : Planning 

It's been a while since Nicky Morgan (the Education Secretary) said that early years providers must teach ‘fundamental British values in an age appropriate way’ to children from the age of 2 - Guardian article.

David Cameron backed her up, saying that we need to teach ‘freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions’. The announcements followed concerns about extremist views being taught to children in...


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About Me


Sarah Hamed I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and a qualified Early Years Professional. I am also a mother to 3 fantastic girls; my eldest two work with me as a childcare helper and a registered assistant during school holidays. My husband works full time but is also a registered assistant and works with me after school and on his days off! I currently care for lots of little people...and they are all absolutely amazing! Our regular routine means we spend lots of time outdoors enjoying all nature has to offer throughout the changing seasons. We are regular visitors to the wonderful Washington Wetlands Centre, local parks, woodlands and farm which means my charming charges become familiar with their local wildlife and community. There is no other job in the world that I would rather be doing...I LOVE my job!