My name is Betty and I am the founder of Betty's Daycare and a registered Ofsted child minder in Henley-on-Thames.
I was born In Cyprus but have lived with my family in Henley-On-Thames since 1990. I live with my husband Can and have 2 children, Yassy and Karl. Yassy now works alongside me Full-Time while Karl now lives in Hampshire following his university degree.
I know that the first few years of a child's development are the most important, that is why I follow the recommendations of nationally approved standards throughout my curriculum. I positively encourage learning through planned activities and via play orientated education. Unlike a Nursery, my home setting is cosy and is limited to fewer early years children at any one time, this means a better one to one bond with each child, a gain in their trust and ability to teach them and follow progress on a more personal level. Most of the children in my care stay with me from a few months old all the way up to School age.
I am constantly upgrading the space with the best books, IT equipment, toys and learning tools, as well as improving myself by keeping up to date in certificates or diplomas for my teaching skills.
Hi I'm Kriss and I'm the Early learning Assistant at Betty's Daycare!
I have been with the Betty's Daycare team since 2019. Before I became the Early learning assistant I studied IT, Computer Science & Engineering at UTC College. I then proceeded to advance my career by working at a corporation (Ultima) as an IT support engineer.
I consider myself to be a very imaginative, intelligent and organised individual, which helps me create fun and interactive games with the children. I think this is important during their early stages of brain development for healthy brain growth. I aim to help children progress in new skills so that they become more rounded individuals and become passionate about multiple subjects. It is important for children to not only experience creative subjects, but also theoretical, more educational subjects.
Furthermore, I strive to be fun and friendly so the children feel comfortable and safe here at Betty's Daycare. I want all the children to feel that they are in an accommodating and nurturing environment.
Hi I am Yassy! I am the Manager here at Betty's Daycare.
I have now been with the Betty's Daycare Team since 2017Just before joining, I was studying social care and photography at college. After completing my degree, I began work experience at The Old Station House Care Home in Oxford and then as well as The Rupert House Rupert Bears Nursery in Henley. From this experience, I realised that I enjoy being present for a child's first learning experiences and aiding them in becoming more educated and complete.
I am a very patient and caring person and I feel that this allows me to build good relationships with the children, their parents and work colleagues and aids in my ability to manage groups of children with mixed ability and behavioural patterns.
I am actively making sure the children in my care are in a consistently safe, secure and stimulating environment.
My hobbies include yoga, photography and interior decorating. I believe I have a very bubbly and positive personality which keeps me cheerful and hard working.
Early Years Safer Recruitment Workshop(18/05/2019)
Understanding behaviour in the Early Years and beyond - For childminders (27/04/2019)
Communication & Language (30/03/2019)
The importance of Communication & Language in Early Years Foundation Stage (09/03/2019)
A practical guide to the GDPR - Level 2 (19/02/2019)
Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting - Level 2 (19/02/2019)
An introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation - Level 2 (19/02/2019)
Equality & Diversity - Level 2 - (19/02/2019)
Autism Awareness - Level 2 - (19/02/2019)
ADHD Awareness - Level 2 - (19/02/2019)
'Being Ready for your next inspection' (26/01/2019)
Observation, Assessment and planning for childminders (17/11/2018)
Designated Lead Safeguarding (Early Years, Childminders and Childcare Settings) (14/07/2018)
Generalist Safeguarding (Early Years, Childminders and Childcare Settings) (17/03/2018)
Childminder Training Day (23/06/2018)
How to be an 'Outstanding' Childminder (05/05/2018)
Promoting positive behaviour Early Years Setting CPD Course (01/02/2018)
Ofsted Registered Childminder - Registration number EY429058 since 2011
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
Trio Childcare CRC Course
British Red Cross trained in First Aid and Paediatric First Aid (Level 2)
2017 Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Cache Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate (CPD Certified)
Fully Insured and a Member of the National Child Minding Association PACEY
Safeguarding Children Core Level Certificate NCMA (CPD Certified)
DBS - CRB Police checked (as are my partner and children) to enhanced level by Ofsted
Introduction to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PACEY)
PACEY professional development course : Delivering The EYFS 07/2015
OSCB Generalist Safeguarding Certificate 19/11/2015
OSCB Specialist level Safeguarding Certificate Designated Lead 12/12/2015
Getting to Good Certificate 23/01/2016
Phase One Phonics course 11/06/2016
British Values Course 11/06/2016
Stories and Puppets Early Years Setting CPD Course 05/12/17
Ofsted registration and PACEY registration plus Public Liability and insurance certificates