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Childminder
Failsworth, M35

Contact phone

0161 682 1772 or 07801 140 780
Ofsted URN: 301399

Ofsted rating

Outstanding

Age

From 2 months to 12 years old

Vacancies

2

Vacancy details

Fees for an early years full time weekly place are currently £145 however fees for all part time places would be arranged upon discussion with us.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm (Friday 5.pm)

Cost details

Per week: £145

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

South Failsworth C.P. School

School drop-off/pick-up

Willing to pick up and drop off midday at local schools and childcare settings

Description

Registered for 30 hours free childcare

Both John and Debbie are Ofsted registered Childminders

To view John's Ofsted report click on the following link Ofsted URN: 980398  

We are a husband and wife team who have been working together since 2001. We we are both registered Childminders and hold a level 3 certificate in Childminding Practice. We provide a safe, loving and homely environment where all children are encouraged to learn through play as well as through their enjoyment and experiences of fun activities. Music, singing and rhyme times are an integral part of the children’s week accompanied by Uncle john on his guitar. From the playrooms we have direct access to our large, extremely safe, well planned garden comprising of a substantial paved area, a larger all weather soft play area with a child friendly sensory garden.

Back in February 2004 we achieved from Ofsted an " Aspect of Outstanding Practice" in the Play, Care and Learning Environmentand since then have received overall Outstanding grades in all our inspections, the last one being in November 2015.
We were several years ago approved members of Oldham's Early Years Childminding Network, which was a Quality Assurance Scheme. We were assessed by a network co ordinator  to ensure that we continued to work to the National Childminding Association Quality Standards. Sadly due to government funding cuts this network no longer exists. However, all the quality and training gained through the network is used throughout the setting. 

Special diets offered

On discussion with parents

Provides for different cultural needs

We will ensure due regard to the cultural needs of all children and work with parents to ensure that the child's needs are fully met

How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

We would use our expertise, knowledge and chaps document to identify a child with special educational needs.

How do you involve parents/carers?

We involve our parents in all we do regarding the children in our care. Once again using our tracking system and chaps, once we had identified that there may be a concern with a child in whatever area of their development we would suggest that we have a meeting with the parents/ carers and discuss briefly our findings. From then on we would advise parents to involve in the first instance the health visitor and / or AEN specialist.

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

We would work in partnership with any other professionals involved i.e. AEN specialist and yourselves in conjunction with the eyfs framework and any other special requirements that your child may need.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

We would work in partnership with any other professionals involved i.e. AEN specialist and yourselves in conjunction with the eyfs framework and any other special requirements that your child may need.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

We would continue to use our tracking system as well as the chaps document in conjunction with any other development plans that may be implemented by other agencies.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

We use our in depth knowledge of the child and tailor there needs appropriately where possible, for example we would use visual prompters to assist a child with speech and language difficulties.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

Our setting is very well designed for most young children, however we would probably encounter a problem accessing the outdoors with a child in a wheelchair as we have a number of small steps leading onto the main play area.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

We will obviously adapt our outdoor provision (where possible) to ensure that all children can access the play areas. Risk assessments would be carried out as part of our normal day to day work but we would ensure that any additional requirements to meet the specific needs of your child would be included on that risk assessment. All outings are risk assessed anyway so as already mentioned above, the specific needs of your child would be given maximum consideration for trips out.

How do you work with other organisations?

We would always work in partnership with any other professionals /agencies involved i.e. AEN specialist and yourselves in conjunction with the eyfs framework any other special requirements that your child may have.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

We, wherever possible adhere to our policy for settling children into our setting. This, again where possible, involves as many visits at different times over as many days as we can with a parent or carer, well in advance of the start date. We ask that the child visits our setting at different times so that they become accustomed to the different routines over the day, i.e. mealtimes, naptimes, activity times etc. Regarding a child leaving our setting, should they still be an early years child we would ensure that a transition document is completed and made available to the next practitioner document the stage of development that the child is at. We would additionally help to reassure and prepare the child to aid as smooth a transition as possible

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

We have undertaken send training as it has become available to us. In addition we have attended several training courses around speech and language, moving and handling and inclusive practice.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

You can talk to us anytime about any issue, good or bad however should you have a concern or complaint and the problem remained unresolved we would signpost you to our regulator Ofsted. We would always endeavour to deal with a concern or complaint effectively however it may not always be possible to and in this case we would operate within the terms of our complaints procedure.
Updated: 18/10/2019