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Listening to children

Posted by Sarah Hamed on Thursday, August 27, 2015, In : Enabling Enviroments 

During the summer holidays I decided to do some light reading and settled down with a copy of Listening to children’s perspectives: improving the quality of provision in early years settings. I then met up with some colleagues and our usual ‘chit-chat’ evolved into a discussion relating to ‘listening to’ little ones, especially before they can communicate effectively, as they often struggle to tell us what they are thinking. We jotted down ways to clue into their non verbal communic...


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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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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!