Childminder - Clare Symonds

Childminder - Clare Symonds

Ofsted registered graded Outstanding 2016
First aid & highly trained
Fun & reliable, 21 years exper

Operating as usual

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 15/10/2021

A lovely autumn day yesterday starting with a walk and nature hunt at the park with friends ๐Ÿ˜Š
Looking, talking, sharing and moving around โ€ฆ lots of laughter and exciting things to find!

Followed by playing with our home made play dough, which worked a treat ๐Ÿ˜Š the children have done a great job with it and enjoyed playing with what they made

13/10/2021

Play dough making and covering the kitchen in flour !! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

It turned out ok we think ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I

Time to leave it and hopefully tomorrow we can play with it and itโ€™s not sticky ๐Ÿคž

Play dough making and covering the kitchen in flour !! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

It turned out ok we think ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I

Time to leave it and hopefully tomorrow we can play with it and itโ€™s not sticky ๐Ÿคž

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 08/10/2021

Nature tots was lovely as always, beautiful weather!

We listened to a story, made clay bowls and found glittery pinecones, we played on the hammock, did a bug hunt and found newts!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
We made a log pile and ran around!!

Lots of fun learning outside

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 05/10/2021

We have made bags to take home for collecting interesting items when out on walks with family, such as leaves, conkers, sticks and feathers

We have enjoyed conker rolling and counting

Going on walks to find items to make pictures with, make leaf men, count and look at sizes.
We had lots of fun out even in the rain!!

Lots of great discussions ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 02/10/2021

We have enjoyed various things this week but it hasnโ€™t included the RAIN !!
Itโ€™s not just rained itโ€™s poured ๐Ÿ™„

Weโ€™ve enjoyed making rainy day pictures, autumn collection bags, messy play with foam, weโ€™ve been the shops to see the Halloween displays and get more paint.
Weโ€™ve been to nature tots we enjoyed listening to the stick man story, we made our own stick man with sticks and clay, played in the hammock, did a bug ๐Ÿœ hunt and played hide and seek.
โ€œ1,2,3 weโ€™re over hereโ€

Lovely week of fun and learning

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 17/09/2021

It was great to be back at nature tots ๐ŸŒณ today after so long ๐Ÿ˜Š loved every minute โค๏ธ

We read one of our favourite stories super worm ๐Ÿ› , made our own worms, dug in the mud, played hide and seek ( 1,2,3 weโ€™re over here ๐Ÿ˜Š) and built a den!
Found a held a worm and found a newt ๐Ÿ˜

Great to see familiar faces, meet new friends and get messy ๐Ÿ˜œ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 16/09/2021

A lovely start to Autumn activities this week, with walks to find conkers talking about how they fall, when and how to open them. Looking at the spikes and the texture of the conkers inside.

Weโ€™ve played with a fabulous tuff tray today, with our findings, making faces and exploringโ€ฆ we found a baby snail ๐ŸŒ we talked about him and put him somewhere safe ๐Ÿ˜Š and looked at letter recognition.

Lots of child led play โ˜บ๏ธ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 09/09/2021

Such a busy day!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Playing at our friends in the garden Claire Wilkinson

Then back to get sorted and some had a brief snooze, to head out again to watch Tour of Britain come through kingsway.

Wonderful experience watching the police motorbikes, support cars and of course all the bikes, they went so fast!!

We had a play on Bruche park, then back to mine for a chill before home time

Fabulous learning day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 08/09/2021

Wow itโ€™s been warm !!! ๐ŸŒž

Weโ€™ve been out to feed the ducks ๐Ÿฆ† today and played in the garden this afternoon

We found a toad, ๐Ÿธ so we made him a wooden shelter and a water play area of his own ๐Ÿ˜Š. The children enjoyed finding things to make it more like home like mud, stones and shells

02/09/2021

We have had a really fun day today at Risley Moss with the sheets I created to find the statues and play with our friends ๐Ÿ˜Š
Followed by a lovely afternoon playing in the garden.

But ended in sadness as we said a fond fair well to one of our little friends, leaving for preschool.
Itโ€™s been an absolute pleasure being his childminder, we shall miss him dearly but feel lucky that he can see us in the holidays and when picking up his brother!
He will be amazing ๐Ÿคฉ at preschool and Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™ll grow to love him as much as I / we do โค๏ธ

Thank you for my amazing gifts, I especially love my hand crafted gift ๐Ÿฅฐ

We have had a really fun day today at Risley Moss with the sheets I created to find the statues and play with our friends ๐Ÿ˜Š
Followed by a lovely afternoon playing in the garden.

But ended in sadness as we said a fond fair well to one of our little friends, leaving for preschool.
Itโ€™s been an absolute pleasure being his childminder, we shall miss him dearly but feel lucky that he can see us in the holidays and when picking up his brother!
He will be amazing ๐Ÿคฉ at preschool and Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™ll grow to love him as much as I / we do โค๏ธ

Thank you for my amazing gifts, I especially love my hand crafted gift ๐Ÿฅฐ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 18/08/2021

Lovely visit to Walton gardens today

We saw a heron stalking the big fish in the pond ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Loved the zoo and played chase and climbing trees ๐ŸŒณ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 17/08/2021

School holidays and lots to do!

We are happy to have our friends back, who due to covid restrictions could not attend. Fabulous they are now back ๐Ÿ˜Š

We have been to Woolston park, Bruche park, Longbarn park, loving the play areas as well as some good walks and running down hills!!
Fed so many ducks ๐Ÿฆ† itโ€™s hard to say how many!!

We have been colouring in, playing in the garden and today made clay animals. Once they are dry we will paint them ๐Ÿ˜œ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 13/08/2021

This week we have been to Risley Moss for a fabulous nature walk and to Longbarn park to feed lots and lots of ducks and have a go on the play area ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday on our late afternoon walk at Bruche, we found a hedgehog that needed our help! So together we bundled him up and a helpful parent rushed him to the local vets ๐Ÿคž hope they can help him.
A super, impromptu, learning activity about hedgehogโ€™s and lovely to see how much the children cared and wanted to help.
There were four boys on bikes too, rushing around to fetch the hedgehog water ๐Ÿ˜Š lovely lads we didnโ€™t know, trying their best to help.
Community pulling together!!

22/07/2021

Thank you so much for our Fizz Book ๐Ÿ’ป

We are so very grateful and it will help support so many children in my care now and in the future.

They are already enjoying using it, learning and exploring ๐Ÿ˜‡

Extremely grateful โค๏ธ thank you to Lisa Newcombe for picking us and dropping it off so quickly

Thank you so much for our Fizz Book ๐Ÿ’ป

We are so very grateful and it will help support so many children in my care now and in the future.

They are already enjoying using it, learning and exploring ๐Ÿ˜‡

Extremely grateful โค๏ธ thank you to Lisa Newcombe for picking us and dropping it off so quickly

08/07/2021

Empty park today!!
So we played, had a picnic, chilled and laughed lots ๐Ÿ˜Š

Empty park today!!
So we played, had a picnic, chilled and laughed lots ๐Ÿ˜Š

03/07/2021

I know a lot, all my amazing families and my fabulous friends.
You donโ€™t need telling but YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB ๐Ÿ’

I know this because your children are WONDERFUL !! ๐Ÿ’ž

I know a lot, all my amazing families and my fabulous friends.
You donโ€™t need telling but YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB ๐Ÿ’

I know this because your children are WONDERFUL !! ๐Ÿ’ž

01/07/2021

A very important reminder following another accidental death in the uk.

A very important reminder following another accidental death in the uk.

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 30/06/2021

10 butterflies and cannot believe we caught one this morning coming out!!
I canโ€™t post the video as we are all chatting on it but Iโ€™ll send it to mummies and daddies to show ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weโ€™ve let some go this afternoon and will let the rest go Thursday โค๏ธ

Amazing butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 29/06/2021

Whilst weโ€™ve been out for a walk, 4 more butterflies have emerged!!! Missed them all ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ but amazed by them and happy we have 5 so far ๐Ÿ˜Š

26/06/2021

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ so me !!

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ so me !!

24/06/2021

All settled into their netting home, some we lost two but most seem fine ๐Ÿคž

Patiently waiting and hoping we donโ€™t miss them ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

All settled into their netting home, some we lost two but most seem fine ๐Ÿคž

Patiently waiting and hoping we donโ€™t miss them ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 24/06/2021

Last minute decision after watching planes from my garden, we packed up our lunches and went to Barton Airbase.
Lunch, play and ice cream ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš ๐Ÿฆ

It was just what we needed ๐Ÿ˜„

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 21/06/2021

Itโ€™s been a hungry caterpillar kind of day!! ๐Ÿ›
๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ

21/06/2021

Day 1 - Neglect ๐ŸŒŸ Neglect is a form of child abuse that can have serious and long-lasting impacts on a childโ€™s life. The definition of neglect is the persistent failure to meet a childโ€™s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the childโ€™s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse.
To report concerns about a child or young person call 01925 443322 or head to our website for alternative ways to report https://www.warrington.gov.uk/mars
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Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 19/06/2021

Caterpillars are now forming their chrysalis

12/06/2021

Growing so fast!!

Growing so fast!!

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 10/06/2021

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post

10/06/2021

THEY HAVE ARRIVED ๐Ÿ˜€

โ€œIโ€™m going to hold a butterflyโ€

โ€œIโ€™m so excited โ€œ

โ€œIโ€™ll look after them, love themโ€

Are just some of the comments ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

THEY HAVE ARRIVED ๐Ÿ˜€

โ€œIโ€™m going to hold a butterflyโ€

โ€œIโ€™m so excited โ€œ

โ€œIโ€™ll look after them, love themโ€

Are just some of the comments ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 09/06/2021

Lovely day today, talking to the local police in woolston park, stopping to say hello to other park users and watching out for wildlife , we saw birds and rabbits! ๐Ÿ˜Š
All mixed in with collecting interesting things likes sticks and feathers ๐Ÿชถ and colour matching ๐Ÿ–

Busy social butterflies ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 07/06/2021

We will get a special arrival sometime this week ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคž our baby caterpillars ๐Ÿ›

[05/28/21]   After a crazy busy week, we have chilled today playing in the garden ๐Ÿ˜Š and had a fab time.
Lots of free play and their own ideas coming out, rolling cars down the slope.

We dropped a card and present off for our great friend

Then it was over, a lovely week and now a week off to recover.

Have a lovely week to my lovely families, my great little friends and I look forward to seeing you all in a week

โค๏ธ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 27/05/2021

A lovely play, walk and picnic today at Runcorn Hill Park
The sunshine ๐ŸŒž was out and we had great fun.
Plus another cheeky ice cream ๐Ÿฆ

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 26/05/2021

Weโ€™ve been to Barton Airbase on Tuesday. It was freezing, we wore hates and gloves ๐Ÿ˜‚ but enjoyed watching the planes and a play on the play area.

Then today been to castle park in frodsham, out all day and had lots of fun running around playing football and in the sand play areas. Finished off with an ice cream ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 24/05/2021

Lovely day out to Speke Hall and we dodged all the rain!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Puddle jumping, climbing, nice walk through bluebell wood and completed the giants trail.

Then a lovely chilled picnic lunch ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photos from Childminder - Clare Symonds's post 18/05/2021

After an evening of prep, We have had a lovely morning meeting up with friends and creating letter art
A, J AND N

loving the โ˜€๏ธ

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