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Childminder
Lees, OL4

Contact phone

07872 181 913

Contact email

littleowls7@hotmail.com
Ofsted URN: 2512789

Ofsted rating

Awaiting first inspection

Age

From 3 months to 14 years old

Vacancies

1

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm

Cost details

Per day: £38 Per week: £165 Before school £7.50 / hour, after school £9.00 / hour

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

Times are negotiable as I am to be flexible

Special diets offered

On discussion with parents

Provides for different cultural needs

Yes

How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

I aim to know the children attending well and by observing, tracking and monitoring their development identify any areas of concern. I would discuss this with parents and their Health visitor with parent’s permission.

How do you involve parents/carers?

I work in partnership with parents and plan regular discussions about their child and his/her development and progress. An online system allows parents to be fully involved and view their child’s learning journal. Parents and I can share the child’s current interests, experiences and any challenges. All documents and strategies regarding the child would be shared with parents to provide consistency for the child.

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

My knowledge and training would allow me to create individual learning plans with areas of focus and strategies to be used. This would be shared with parents so that we can work in partnership and provided consistency for your child. I also offer a lending library scheme so resources can be taken home where learning can continue. Any useful literature will be shared with parents to support the child’s learning and development.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

By knowing your child well and having regular discussions with parents I aim to meet each child’s individual needs. I will provide open ended resources and plan activities around children’s interest to fully engage them into their learning. I will track and complete termly reports to highlight next steps and share these with parents and other professionals. Advice from other professionals will be followed to support learning and development.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

By reviewing individual plans and completing termly reports will show progress and any areas of learning that need some support. All documents will be shared with parents and access to the online learning journal will provide evidence to ensure children are meeting their outcomes.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

My setting is all inclusive with furniture and resources at child height. Open ended, natural resources allow children to participate in well planned activities that meet the needs of all the children. Any further resources or equipment will be purchased.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

Access to the setting is via two flights of stairs which have hand rails. The setting inside is fully accessible with a downstairs toilet and hand washing facilities. All furniture and resources are at child height and fully accessible. Outside consists of a large three-tiered garden, the lower level fully accessible to all and the upper two tiers providing gross motor and risk assessment opportunities.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

All activities outside and outings will be planned around the children’s interests. Each new location/place will be risk assessed beforehand to ensure safety and accessibility for all children. If required may contact venues beforehand to discuss suitability. To ensure all children can take part a suitable adult may accompany myself on trips with prior consent or parents will be invited to ensure all children can take part.

How do you work with other organisations?

I work in partnership with other professionals considering their advice and training opportunities. I have previously worked alongside speech and language therapist’s, additional educational needs workers, physiotherapists, moving and handling team, health visitors, community nurses and epilepsy nurses. I also like to share good practice with other childminders and settings.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

An initial transition meeting may be required for all professionals and parents to discuss and agree a transition plan. On starting and leaving the setting a transition plan would be prepared and any resources such as photos and visits would be arranged. All families and children have an initial visit to discuss their requirements and suitability of the setting. If needs can be met a settling period will commence where further visits will be arranged. I aim to be flexible with visits for children with additional needs as some children may require longer visits or more regular shorter visits. I will ensure any relevant training is undertaken as soon as possible to help aid a smooth transition.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

I have SENCO training alongside a level 3 award in Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication, Signalong phase 1, Epilepsy awareness, moving and handling, Elklan Speech and Language Support and Wellcom training. I have experience with Asthma, tube feeding, mild autism, global developmental delay, hearing impairment, eczma and Di George syndrome. I attend regular Sen network meetings, keep my training up to date and prioritise my continuing professional development.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

You can make a compliment, concern or complaint to myself verbally or written via parent feedback. I will follow my policies and procedures and aim to resolve any issues effectively and efficiently. In the event that you are not satisfied with my response I will direct you to Ofsted, all contact details can be found displayed on my parents notice board.
Updated: 09/07/2020