About Me

My name is Camilla Moreau. I live in the Southchurch area, close to Hamstel School, with my two daughters aged 13 and 15 years old and my lovely husband of 20 years, Regis.   Regis is French and we have lots of French books, toys, CD’s and DVD’s.  I am from a mixed background - my mother is English and my father is from Mauritius.  I encourage my daughters to speak French as well as to explore other languages and cultures. 
 
My Background
 
I worked as the Professional Services department manager at Hill Dickinson Solicitors in London co-ordinating three offices in London, Liverpool and Manchester.  I had to be super-efficient; dedicated and willing to go the extra mile.  Daily dealings with solicitors, barristers and clients was a balance of being respectful but firm, and friendly but professional.  I had to prioritise and plan for a hectic day but be flexible and adaptable; be able to multi-task and deal with stressful situations all whilst keeping calm and smiling.  After having my second child, the cost of childcare and commuting forced me to leave and I joined the Royal Bank of Scotland's evening fraud team.  I had to be vigilant; sympathetic, and know how to read between the lines.  Both of these roles equipped me with valuable skills which I now use as a childminder. 
 
My Qualifications
 
I have been Ofsted registered since March 2010. I have CRB Enhanced clearance and a current paediatric first aid certificate.

I am always seeking to develop my skills and further my knowledge.  Some of the courses I have completed can be found on the 'Training' section.

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
(previously known as the National Childminding Association - NCMA)
 
I am fully insured with and a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.  
 
PACEY is the standard-setting professional association for childcare professionals, including childminders, nursery workers and nannies.  There is a helpful page for parents looking for childcare too. 

Membership of PACEY involves signing up to a set of professional standards, helping members demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their career and their professional development. Members commit to undertaking at least 15 hours of continuous professional development per year as well.

To find out more please visit:  http://www.pacey.org.uk/news/news/march_2013_news/pacey_launches_today.aspx

Quality Assurance Scheme
 
I am a member of Southend's Childminding Network which is a nationally recognised quality assurance scheme.  It means I am monitored regularly by my network co-ordinator to ensure that I am consistently providing high quality childminding services, in line with PACEY's Children Come First Quality Standards (see 'What is a Network Childminder?' heading for further details.
 
Accreditation
 
I am accredited and able to obtain government funding for early years education sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year old.  All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free early years education of 570 hours taken over a minimum of 38 weeks (term time only) or maximum of 47 weeks (over the whole year).  From 1st September 2017, eligible children will be entitled to a further 15 hours in addition to the free early years education funding (30 hours childcare).

 

Free entitlement is for early education only and does not include the cost of food or outings.

 


My Experience
 
The youngest child I have minded was two weeks old when I first looked after her.  I have also cared for a premature baby.  I am very happy and confident looking after young babies.  I also care for a number of toddlers and pre-schoolers. 
 
Aims & Objectives

 

I aim to provide a wide range of opportunities in the form of interactive, fun and challenging activities to enable children of all backgrounds and abilities to develop and learn through play in a caring, supportive and happy environment.

 

I am guided in my routines and policies by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and am registered and inspected by OFSTED.

 

I recognise the importance of parental involvement in a child’s early years and look forward to working together as a team to meet your child(ren)’s full potential.

 

My objectives for the children include the following key points:

 

  • To develop the social skills necessary to help build friendships
  • To learn to work in harmony alongside their peers
  • To develop their social skills, mental and physical skills and knowledge of the world around them to help prepare for the transition to school and the life challenges ahead
  • Each child will be treated as an individual and their needs addressed from a holistic perspective
  • I aim to offer a balanced curriculum, in a home environment of stimulating and constructive play and activities to develop creativity and imagination.

I have a strong community spirit and endeavour to work in association with my local schools; pre-school settings and children's centres.