Mariposa is an Ofsted Registered Childminding Facility. We are based in a beautiful rural setting near beaminster in Dorset, where your children will thrive and have fun!
Our cosy cabin has everything required to care perfectly for your child. Spaces to play, eat and rest!
Hola, my name is Regina, I’m originally from Mexico, but Dorset has been my home for almost ten years.
I have over fifteen years of experience teaching children languages, including English, Spanish and French.
After having my daughter, I realised there was a lack of childcare in the local area. And indeed no real facility with a bilingual early years education. So, I started running Baby Spanish, a Baby & Toddler group where I taught Spanish to parents, carers and their children.
The group was an enormous success and so, I decided to open this dedicated childminding facility in a beautiful rural setting.
With a lot of hard work, part-time studying, part-time working and part-time parenting, I am delighted to have opened the doors to Mariposa.
Mariposa means “Butterfly” in Spanish. There are a few reasons why it is named after this tiny yet special creature:
- 🦋 The butterfly conservation area where the setting is located in
- 💙 The love for nature that the children will learn
- 🐛 The growth the children will have while they play in the setting
- 💚 The Spanish they will learn here!
Just like the mariposa emerges and grows, so will the children I am trusted to care for in this wonderful setting nestled in the glorious Dorset hills.
CARING FOR YOUR CHILD
I am well-qualified to care for your children, having studied a CACHE Level 3 in Early Years Development. This year and a half of study was truly enlightening. I enjoyed the challenges and enjoyed learning from the very best about how to be a great practitioner to the children entrusted to my care.
Mental health is one of my priority topics in the curriculum of Mariposa. I believe children must learn about their emotions in order to manage them in later years. I have a certificate sponsored by the American Guidance Service in Early Childhood STEP Leader Training. This training permits me to guide parents and children to understand their emotions and learn about how to be responsible for their own actions. The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting STEP) Program was developed by American psychologists D. Dinkmeyer Sr, D. Dinkmeyer Jr and Gary McKay.
The certificate has given me the correct tools to understand children’s behaviour and guide them to a more positive response.
I believe in nurturing the early years as they are the future generations which we must help to thrive with compassion.