Welcome to Grant's Childcare - Provider of High Quality Childcare & Peace of Mind
I hold a current Enhanced CRB
I have both Level 2 and Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and Education
I hold a current First-Aid at Work and Paediatric First-Aid Qualification
Extensive experience with special needs
Many checkable references
I am Ofsted Registered and Fully Insured
I have been working in childcare since the age of 14 when I would provide childcare for friends and family. From the age of 16 I have worked in a range of settings with children that include;
Nurseries, Playgroups, Church Holiday Clubs, Primary schools, Special Schools, Managing and Running Summer Camps for 50+ Children, Private Tuition, In Home Behavior Support, Respite Care, Children's Entertainment, Helping to Lead St John Ambulance's Youth Programme, Youth Clubs, Enablement Advocate, Teaching Dance to Children and Young People With Various Special Needs.
As you can see I have worked with a wide range of children and young people of different ages and with individual needs. I pride myself on being child and family focused in all my work. It is because of this that I like to meet the parents and the children before the first sit/event. This gives you a chance to ask me any questions and for the children and I to meet beforehand. In my experience this lessens any anxieties the children may have about having a new carer/sitter for the first time. This also gives me a chance to ask you questions about your child's individual needs and any other information I may need to make the sit/event run as smoothly as possible.
Whilst in my various jobs I have undertaken many courses, both internal training and academic training including;
Autism and Behaviour Management, Behaviour management in Dance, Behaviour Management in School, Child Protection, Children and Anger, Manual Handling, Mentoring and Communication with Children and Adolescents.
Benefits of having a male childcarer A lot of people express suprise when they hear that I as a male care for children for a living. A lot of peoples suprise is based on a socialogical sterotype deeply rooted in women historically providing care, whilst men went out to work. Thankfully todays society is becoming an environment of equality with more women working and men taking a greater role in childcare and work involving children. In fact numerous studies and texts advocate the numerous benefits of hiring a male as opposed to a female childcarer.
- Male childcarers are able to provide a good positive male role model for children who are often in a predominantly female environment.
- Male childcarers are often more able to be authoritative with children and deal with challenging behaviour.
- Men are just as able as women to care for children and some are even better.