Mindful Childminding

What is 'Mindful Childminding'?

Mindful Childminding is about: 

  • Being present with the children 
  • Giving them our full attention 
  • 'Water the positive seeds' within them through the environment and activities I offer
  • Caring what we put 'on' and 'in' the children i.e gentle natural cleaning products and home-made natural organic food
  • Doing activities with the children that teach them to be mindful to other people, animals and the planet

Mindful Children:                            
  • are better able to focus and concentrate
  • experience increased calm
  • experience decreased stress and anxiety
  • experience improved impulse control
  • have increased self-awareness
  • find skilful ways to respond to difficult emotions
  • are empathetic and understanding of others
  • have natural conflict resolution skills
Mindful Carers:
  • have an awareness of themselves and are attuned to their children
  • are responsive to children's needs
  • maintain emotional balance
  • nurture an environment where children can flourish emotionally, socially and academically
  • know how to manage and reduce stress
                                                      adapted from 'Planting Seeds' by Thich Nhat Hanh