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Childminder
Springhead, OL4

Contact phone

07851 621 186
Ofsted URN: EY551937

Ofsted rating

Awaiting first inspection

Age

From 6 months to 14 years

Vacancies

3

Vacancy details

Vacancies Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Opening times

Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

Cost details

Per day: £35

Free childcare possible for 2 year olds

Yes

Free childcare possible for 3/4 year olds

Yes

Takes childcare vouchers?

Yes

Drops-off/picks-up from

Hey with Zion VC School, St Edwards RC Primary School

Description

Registered for 30 hours free childcare

Reduction for siblings

Willing to do a mid-day pick up from Hey with Zion VC School, St Edwards RC Primary School and local pre-schools

Special diets offered

On discussion with parents

Provides for different cultural needs

Yes

How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

Through regular observations and assessments of the children in my care, also to make sure I keep up to date with any training on offer to make sure I am offering the children the individual support they may need. Conversations with parents and any other professionals involved with the children in my care.

How do you involve parents/carers?

Through sharing the observations, next steps and any reports written on their child in accordance with the EYFS. Any concerns I would have a discussion with the parents/carers on what to do next for their child whether this be in my setting or to make a referral to the appropriate services.

How do you support a child’s learning and development?

Through always sharing your child's experiences in my setting with you, keeping you up to date with your child's interests and next steps that you could also be doing at home to continue your child's learning at home. To help you understand the EYFS.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

Through always following the EYFS and national curriculum and keeping up to date with any new training and changes. By providing a stimulating environment and always challenging your child to their needs making them feel safe in a secure in a safe environment.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

By continuous planning observations and tracking of your child, together we will have regular discussions about your child's development, I will also write reports for you to read and have your input and both agree on the next possible next steps for your child.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

I always look at every child as an individual so will always plan my activities and day so your child is always included. This could be through physical aids or just to make sure we are in the correct environment for your child to feel comfortable and safe and be able to be themselves and thrive.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

I would consider my house to be easily accessible, I have a long-ramped drive with one large step to get into the house the back garden has wide accessible gates which also leads to the back door with easy access with only one low step. The property is a dorma bungalow so everything is accessible on one level.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

Every day I go to a local play session mainly in the mornings, these include play groups, toddler groups, library sessions and the local children's centres. I also go to the local parks and the local bridal walks for nature trails.

How do you work with other organisations?

I come from a family support back ground in my previous job role so have very strong links with the local professional services, such as health visitors, AEN service and the speech and language team. I am also very familiar with the referral service for these types of services. I access the children's centres weekly also for any information and support.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

I will work with the parents and carers and treat their child as an individual when joining my setting and settle them in at the child's pace so they are not upset for any length of time and they can build their own confidence until they feel secure. On leaving my setting I will make sure all transition reports are all up to date and passed on to the relevant setting in which your child is going to attend I will also support where I can any transition for your child in to the new setting to ease them in and feel safe and secure.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

I will make sure I stay up to date with all relevant training in regards to SEND and also attend any briefing or training courses for any children with a certain need in my care to make sure I can support them to my full potential.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

Any compliments can be shared with me verbally, through cards or in the daily record books kept for your child. A concern or complaint can be followed through my complaints policy which you will have a copy of at any time and at the beginning of your child placement with me. I also have a complaints log book and resolution book. Information will also be displayed of Ofsteds phone number and the local authority if you wanted to contact someone further.
Updated: 01/11/2018