Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mini Museum Childminders Achieve National Award


Five Torbay childminders have celebrated reaching top standards.

Annmarie Parfitt, Naomi Barret, Caroline Lane, Martine Philips and Samantha Maidlow have been awarded the Bristol Standard, recognising their commitment to improving the quality and effectiveness of thier childminding services.

They all met monthly for a year to achieve the Bristol Standard, which will help them to develop the quality of care and play through self evaluation.

Certificates, which last a year, are then awarded to settings or individuals who demonstrate thay have set appropriate challenges for improvement.

Torbay council is committed to improving the quality of services and its Early Years Team promotes The Bristol Standard to all early years settings in the Bay.

The council’s Executive Lead for Children, Schools and Families, Cllr Chris Lewis, said: “Well done to all five childminders. I am really pleased that all their hard work has paid off and that they have achieved the Bristol standard.”

“It takes a lot of time and commitment to do this, but they have all demonstrated that they are prepared to go that extra mile to give the children they look after the very best care they can.”