Dellybears is a family run childminding service based in Heworth, Gateshead. We are set within a real home offering comfort and familiarity whilst not being overwhelming.
Should you choose us you will discover that we are committed to taking care of your children with love and respect. As a family we work together to ensure smooth running on a day to day basis. We promote values such as respect and tolerance for others, sharing, responsibility, flexibility and perhaps most importantly... ensuring that all children leave happy and fulfilled.
We believe that when it comes to your children, nothing less than the highest standards will do. Our childcare provides a safe environment for your child or children to not only explore and fulfill their potential, but to also feel as comfortable as they would in their own home. If you’re looking for professional, friendly, affordable childcare then look no further!
Here at Dellybears we believe in child centered learning and work on the understanding that each child develops and blossoms in their own unique way. We encourage the children within our care to explore the world around them though play led activities based around their own interests, as well as expanding on their knowledge through outings tailored to suit them. Working in a home based environment also allows us to be more spontaneous with regards to following your childs' imagination, whilst following the EYFS government guidelines for development and learning.
As parents ourselves we understand how important it is for to make the right choices with regards to childcare. Leaving your children with people you are unfamiliar with when returning to work can seem daunting, however we try to make the transition as simple as possible. We have an excellent record of care with both current and previous parents and can provide testimonials on request. We consider ourselves to be very approachable and will always attempt to accomodate childcare requests so please feel free to ask.
We provide updates and diary entries for younger children (EYFS) so that you can see what we are doing and of course we are happy to discuss the older children with you too should you have any queries.
We are happy to assist after school children with homework and school reading if required, although we tend to promote more of a relaxed approach with them, encouraging the use of board games, books and computer equipment as well as outdoor activities allowing them to unwind after school.