My Setting

My name is Katharine Bowdidge and I have been looking after children since my son was little. He's now at 6th Form College! I live with my husband, son and our Collie dog Hobbes :)

Mindful Childminding is a home-from-home setting in a small Close on the edge of woodland in Fleet.

Before Childminding, I also worked with children at a Nursery and as a Nanny, as well as running children's relaxation classes through Relax Kids.

I love all things 'Arts & Crafts', so I'll always have craft activities available for the children and I enjoy helping them create their masterpieces!

We are lucky to live on the edge of Fleet, so we can walk through the woods and along the canal to get to and from school, feeding the ducks and playing in the 'dens' along the woodland path :)

We have lots of fun on Inset Days at places like Alice Holt, Wellington Country Park, Chobham Adventure Farm and other interesting places to explore.

I try to have a balance of adult and child-led activities and we often go off on tangents to follow topics the children are interested in!

I am Ofsted registered and hold Public Liability Insurance. I hold DBS certificates for myself, my husband and our son. I am registered with the Food Standards Agency. I have a 7 seater car.

My Qualifications:

Degree in Business Psychology and Marketing

Cache Level 3 Homebased Childcare

Level 3 Child Protection Safeguarding Training

Paediatric First Aid

Mindfulness for Teachers

Relax Kids Teacher

I undertake continuous professional development and have taken part in various training/course including - Effective Practice, Sing & Sign, Behaviour and Self Regulation, Irresistible Learning, E-Safety.