Indoor Activities

All of our activities are designed to develop the children’s motor skills, socialible and learning experiences. Some of the activities include:

• Sand, water and messy play

• Creative play and modelling

• Shape sorting and puzzles

• Rhymes, counting and singing

• Number and letter recognition and sorting

• Storytelling and book corner

• Painting and gluing/arts and crafts

Cooking

Significant Annual Dates:

Here at Swiss Valley Childminding we encourage children to celebrate & experience significant annual dates. We do this through decorating the setting, creating arts & crafts and eating food relating to the event. 

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Pancake Day
  • World Book Day
  • St David's Day
  • Birthdays
  • Halloween
  • Comic Relief
  • Remembrance Day
  • World Habitat Day
  • World Food Day
  • Valentines Day
  • Earth Day
  • Bonfire Night

Outdoor Activities

(please see our 'gallery' section for more  images of what we do)

We believe that the outside play areas are equally as important as experiences provided indoors. With this in mind, in addition to the large outside toys that you would expect to see, such as bikes, a slide & seesaw; examples of other things we have are planters for growing vegetables and flowers, a mud kitchen, a water table for the children to explore and a sandpit. Wherever possible staff take activities outside for the children.

Outings

Here at Swiss Valley Childminding, going on outings are at the forefront of what we do & is something the children enjoy doing the most. These take place as often as possible (up to 3-4 times a week)


Day trips include:

  • Visiting our local beaches
  • Visiting local parks 
  • Visiting castles
  • Day trips to Tenby/ Margam Park
  • Visiting the Wetland Centre
  • Day trips out to Parc Y Bocs
  • Walking through our local revine to pick blackberries and other little treasures
  • Sandy Water Park
  • Parc Howard
  • To visit our local horse, Mr Bumble.
  • Tractor rides


Daily Routines

(please note: routines are subject to change to suit your child's needs)

Toddlers:

8am – 9am Breakfast

9am – 10am Free play (indoor/outdoor)

10am – 11am story time/Nappy change

11am – 12pm Activities/sleep time

12pm – 12.30pm Dinner time 

12.30pm-2pm adventure in the local area

2pm – 3.00pm Activities & nappy change

3.00pm– 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm- 4.30pm  messy play/music & movement

4.30pm– 5.15pm story/wind down time ready for parent collections. 

Babies:

8am – 9am Breakfast

9am – 10am Free play (indoor/outdoor)

10am – 11am story time/Nappy change

11am – 12pm Activities/sleep time

12pm – 12.30pm Dinner time

12.30pm-2pm Adventure in the local area

2pm – 3.00pm Activities & nappy change

3.00pm– 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm- 4.30pm messy play/music & movement

4.30pm– 5.15pm story/wind down time ready for parent collections. 

Birthdays

We can't think of anything better than celebrating your child's birthday with us all at Swiss Valley Childminding. Please feel free to bring a birthday cake or whatever else you feel you may need. We supply the food, balloons & bunting!


Vehicle​

Our Vehicle is:
  • Fitted with the appropriate car seats & seat belts
  • Activated child locks
  • Fully insured
  • Taxed
  • MOT'd
  • Serviced regularly 
  • Safety checked daily 
  • Full breakdown membership
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