I am an Ofsted registered eligible childminder in Minster-On-Sea, Kent, close to Oasis academy school. I can offer the free for two, and three and four year old funded places for 15 or 30 hours a week. I am married and have 5 children - a 24 year old son, 21 year old daughter, a 10 year old daughter, an 8 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. I have lived on the island for 13 years and absolutely love living in a seaside town. I also have a dog, 2 cats, rabbits and chickens.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Nicki's Island Nippers
Minster On Sea
- ME12 3JH
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only, Open All Year, Shift Patterns, School Holidays Only, School Holidays
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 15 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 7:30 17:30 Tuesday 7:30 17:30 Wednesday 7:30 17:30 Thursday 7:30 17:30 Friday 7:30 17:30
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Schools covered
- Minster in Sheppey Primary School
- Cost details
Fees include breakfast and a PM snack. I also provide nappies
wipes and suncream.
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Vacancies Details
- Please contact me for updates/vacancies
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 0
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Books, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Childminding Link Group
I spent 5 years working as a teaching assistant with 11-16 year olds; this was mainly on a one to one basis with children with special educational needs. For the next 3 years I worked as a teaching assistant in a local primary school working with year 2, year 4, then finally year 5/6, then I began childminding in April 2016. I absolutely love working with children and with the birth of my third child I knew I didn't want to leave her, but also didn't want to stop working with children, so a career in being a childminder seemed the perfect option. I have done lots of training in my school roles including child protection, English as an additional language, autism training, fine motor skills, I have a current paediatric first aid certificate and in my primary TA position I took individuals and small groups for phonics intervention so have training in that, but also lots of resources available I made for these interventions. I thoroughly love working with the little ones and now I've started childminding and caring for them I can't imagine doing anything else.
GCSE's: English language, English literature, Maths, Science, French, Geography, Keyboarding, Drama.
A'Levels: English literature, Media studies, Theatre studies.
BA (Hons) English literature and Language.
NVQ level 2 Teaching Assistant.
Pacey childminding pre-registration.
Paediatric first aid training.
Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
Early years children supported, we will help support you with any concerns and take appropriate action to put referrals into place, but following the EYFS with achievable targets for the children and one to one support with a key worker.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Working in partnership with parents/carers enabling us to gain a bigger picture of each child. Every child is important, and we want them to fulfil every single learning goal to the best of their ability. We use the early years outcomes to monitor how well they are doing and also WOW moments on Tapestry.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Through Tapestry observations and constant updates in person. End of term updates, an individual education plan with the key worker having that focused support.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
With a mixture of ages from 0-4, we differentiate across all children, so every activity has many options. Children with SEN will be encouraged to join in but this may be at a different time or with some changes to make it more accessible or exciting for them.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
We use Tapestry which is an app. Communication can be both ways on this, photos can be added, reports can be created, parents can see what children are doing throughout the day. Things they are doing can be linked to areas of learning. There is always a chance to speak upon pick up, and parents are always able to phone and speak to us.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
Personal care is done in private to maintain a child's privacy. We use a quiet corner with books and cushions for any child that feels they need some time away from any situation.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Through Tapestry and early learning goals. Staff undergo training regularly to increase their knowledge.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
All children's needs are taken into account, when trips occur reins are used, wrist straps, the telephone number of the setting is on wrist bands, anything to keep the children safe. All children will always be included in the planning.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
There is a step, unfortunately we don't have a ramp for wheelchair access.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
Telephone call to the person responsible for transition. Then lots of trips to the new setting prior to them starting to begin to familiarise them.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Parent questionnaires are regularly sent out. Results of these are discussed in team meetings.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Anonymous questionnaires. Signposted to Ofsted if a complaint is to be made, poster showing Ofsted's details in the entry door.