About Kids To Go

Kids To Go
2 Windsor Court
Whitehaven
Cumbria,CA28 6UU

Tel. 07741 300266

jennifer@kidstogo.co.uk

 

 

Kids To Go is a partnership run by Jennifer Fishpool and Amanda Goode. Jennifer has been an outstanding childminder and Early Years Educator for many years. She comes from an arts and teaching background and has worked in a wide variety of different settings. She believes there is no better setting for young children than at a childminder so is passionate about helping childminders and promoting the profession. Her sister Amanda is passionate about nature and the outdoors and loves coming up with creative ways to help children learn. She helps with both the admin side of the business as well as the creation of some of the packs.

Kids To Go was started by Kay Woods in 2008 to sell childminding products. Her first product was a contracts, policies and forms which she sold as Word documents to fellow childminders.  With the launch of the EYFS, she introduced the 50 EYFS Art Projects CD, combining art projects with simple, guided EYFS observations.

Her products proved very popular, and good reviews from childminders encouraged her to create more easy-to-use products which she developed with the help of the children she was looking after. Her most unique product is the Diversity Awareness Pack, launched in 2012. The product took two years to make with the help of the children and many experts. Kay feels that making young children aware of ‘differences’ by talking about them is one of the most important positive contributions that childcare providers can make and is proud that she launched one of the very first resources in diversity aimed at Early Years providers.

In 2012, Kay was proud to have her first art project CD published by Tarquin into a book set for parents: Start Learning 1 & 2. In that year she also started the Forest Childcare Association to encourage pre-school child care providers to spend as much time as possible with young children in the great outdoors. In 2016 she started the Childminding Best Practice Club which aims to help childminders with themed monthly packs, new ideas and challenges childminders to continually improve the ways they work with children. 

Today the Childminding Best Practice Club and the Forest Childcare Association are both going strong, now led by Jennifer and Amanda. Jennifer and Amanda continue to provide new, creative and helpful products for childminders, not just to help them with Ofsted inspections, but also to inspire them to excel in the vitally important work that childminders do: looking after the next generation.

 

 

 

 

 

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07741 300266