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About the team

About Maman Marie
Marie is an experienced French Childminder who has been accredited Leading Childminder in 2013.

With 10 years experience of working as a professional Childminder and French Tutor, she provides comprehensive care for all children from babies to children aged 11 and more.

As a mother she recognises the need for good quality childcare that reflects the needs of individual children and their families.

You can see her Ofsted report.

She value the importance of a healthy lifestyle and give quality home-made meals. She provides fun, stimulating  activities within her home and to go on trips and days out as well as opportunities to learn French  

She follows the Early Years Foundation Stage for children aged 0 – 5 years, and work in partnership with St Robert RC schools to provide support with homework and extracurricular activities.

She is qualified in Childcare Practices (CACHE Level 3 certificate), member of professional association for childcare and early years (pacey n. 00048343)  and has also attended many additional training courses including paediatric first aid.

About Fabienne,

Hello my name is Fabienne and the children call me Tati Fab, I am half French. I had the pleasure of becoming a part of the Happy Frogs family in June 2014. Maman Marie offers a fantastic setting for me to pursue my profession with the added bonus of using my French language skills.

I have an artistic background and I like to be active outdoors. We all enjoy many structured and free play activities such as going on outings or reading sessions, but my favourites have to be the singalongs and baking!

In September 2014 I have completed my Paediatric 1st Aid Training and my DBS checks. 

About Katy,

Hello my name is Katy, I work with Les Happy Frogs when Fabienne or Marie has a day off. I enjoy working with children and have a great interest in educating and helping them to develop and learn.

Whilst volunteering for a charity that was committed to providing learning opportunities for children in economically deprived communities, I was able help provide a summer play scheme programme that enabled children to gain lifelong skills through fun and stimulating activities. At Les Happy Frogs I speak French to Maman Marie and the children and I organise a great variety of activities all day long. My favourites activities at the moment are stories and helping the children to draw and write.

Whilst in France I taught English as a foreign language and provided personal tutoring.

Fabienne and Katy have now both done their Paediatric 1st Aid training, therefore as a team will be able to offer school pick-up and drop off from Willow Tree in Wetherby Road and from St Roberts RC School in Ainsty Road.

Marie Parker,
13 Feb 2013, 06:46