Childminder, Rachel Adam, is making sure one of her four-year olds doesn’t miss out on his learning and other activities, while he’s at home during lockdown.   

Rachel explains: “I’m only able to look after some of the children whose parents are key-workers at the momentSo, although William currently isn’t in my careI wanted to make sure that he can still keep up with his learning while at home. Every fortnight, I put together a pack with various activities for him to do. He loves them and he’s doing a great job.”  

Rachel keeps in regular contact and gets photographs from his parents showing William completing the activitiesShe links activities to his alphabet and numbers and other interests and things he likes to do. Rachel then awards certificates to mark his achievements.  

 Rachel said: “It’s more important than ever to stay connected during these unusual timesI didn’t want William to feel left out and miss things just because he wasn’t able to come and see me and the other children each day. It’s good for us all to stay in touch and let each other know what’s happening.”  

Sandra Robinson, inspector said: “It is lovely to hear how Rachel is continuing to support the child and their family in an innovative way so that they continue to feel included, respected and valued.