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Charmaine Sherine Isaac

Hello! My name is Charmaine, and i have worked in childcare for 23 years. Previously working in schools and nurseries before taking the decision to become a childminder 4 years ago.  
Most resources are made with natural materials and are at the children's height, so they can freely pick and choose and add to their play.
Weekly we attend playgroups, parks and libraries. We also go on bike rides and walks through the forest.
I very much follow the children's interest so we may also have a cooking session, or jump in muddy puddles (Paddle suits provided)


I have a passion for working with children and also a sound knowledge of childcare practices gained both from academic study and on-the-job experience, which was reflected in my inspection report  as i was graded "Outstanding" by Ofsted.


I accept all children between 4 months and 4 years old.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Charmaine
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07845 795 272
E-mail
homefromhome2017@outlook.com

Where to go

Address
Canterbury
Kent
Postcode
CT1

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 16:30:
Tuesday 08:00 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 16:30
Thursday 08:00 16:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
6 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
1
Vacancies Details
Full and part time places available from September 2022.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 3
5 8 3
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
18/07/2022
Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Bouncy Castle, Internet Connection, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Childminding Link Group
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY556053
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

I offer free early education/childcare for two, three and four year olds.This is based on a core offer of 570/1,140 hours of FREE early education over 38 weeks. The offer is for 15/ 30 hours of FREE childcare per week during term time only between the hours of 08:00 - 16:30. The sessions can be no more than 8.5 hours a day. 

 

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Before your child starts, you will be asked to fill out an “All about me” form which will give me more of an insight to your child’s likes/dislikes, etc and potentially show me areas they may need extra support with. 

Once your child has settled, a “baseline assessment” will be made. From this information “Next steps” will be generated.  There are two statutory assessments e.g., progress check at two and E.Y.F.S tracker. The progress check will be ready in time for your child’s development check with the health visitor at two years old. Before this appointment we can go through the report and if your child is delayed in any area of development i can answer any questions or concerns and you can also discuss this with your health visitor.

The tracker will be updated each term and can be viewed whenever you wish.

From the outset I will begin to form a relationship with you and your child through various ways eg, settling in sessions, daily feedback, weekly /monthly planning.

I provide a language rich environment tailored to the needs of my current children, providing ideas and resources for parents to use at home (Which reflect current interest/topic) while offering an accessible environment with daily access to outdoor spaces. 

My teaching starts with planning and risk assessing the environment to ensure each child can thrive in the setting. The playroom is flooded with natural light and the walls are painted neutral to promote a sense of calm.

   

 If a targeted plan doesn’t seem to be helping us to move forward, I may need your consent to refer to outside agencies, e.g., speech and language, therefore now meaning the targeted plan will change to a personalised plan.

I am always happy and willing to further update my knowledge by completing training were necessary.

Once your child has settled, a “baseline assessment” will be made. From this information “Next steps” will be generated, and this may be shared with you. Using my E.Y.F.S. tracker this will be updated each term. There are two statutory assessments e.g., progress check at two and E.Y.F.S tracker. The progress check will be ready in time for your child’s development check with the health visitor at two years old. Before this appointment we can go through the report and if your child is delayed in any area of development, I can answer any concerns and you can also discuss this with your health visitor.

I ensure I provide an inclusive practice that enables all children to be included and all activities are suitable to meet the needs of everyone in my care. When it comes to outings, I will always risk assess to see if there are any new risks and how and if we can work around this.

Unfortunately, I do not have wheelchair access.

I’m happy for reception teachers to attend my setting to see how your child plays/learns in a familiar and comfortable environment.

A transition report will be written for you to give to the new teacher. This report will include any strengths and or weaknesses. As well as where I believe they are according to the E.Y.F.S

In the setting we will start to focus on what it may be like at school and will build activities around this.

* Review policies and procedures each year or when a new child starts to ensure it's still relevant.

*Informal meetings with parents to ensure we are working on the same page

*Attend any relevant training via online/face to face/reading books

*Parent questionnaire

If you are considering a place, please do not hesitate to contact me via email me with your requirements and we can go from there.

*I welcome all constructive criticism and pride myself on always being very approachable and professional.

*All policies and procedures can be made available at anytime

*Annual feedback forms

* Previous compliments left via online platforms eg Facebook, childcare.co.uk

*The setting complaints procedure along with Ofsted’s can be found on the notice wall.

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