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Claire Louise Barrett

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Barrett
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
0791 9493949
E-mail
clarebar33@btinternet.com

Where to go

Address
Margate
Kent
Postcode
CT9
Notes

My name is Claire & I live in a quiet road in Westbrook near Margate. I share my home with my husband Kevin & our 4 boys now aged 25, 23, 20 & 18. We have two small dogs & a cat.
My setting is open 48 weeks of the year. 

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 15:00
Tuesday 07:30 15:00
Wednesday 07:30 15:00
Thursday 07:30 15:00
Friday 07:30 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Vacancies Details
Currently have no vaccines
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 4 years 0
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
27/04/2022
Facilities
Swing, Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Stories, Childminding Link Group
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
No
Wheelchair access details
All on ground floor.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY372162
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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'm able to offer funded hours between 07:30-15:00 Monday-Friday.

I'm open for 48 weeks of the year closing for two weeks during the summer a week at Christmas plus some additional days. 
wrap around care available £5 per hour 

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Before taking up a place within the setting I invite both parents/carers & child/children to come along for a visit giving us the opportunity to discuss any additional or special educational needs.

I will listen to any concerns a parent/carer has regarding their child's development. Once a child starts at the setting I will carry out a baseline assessment to see at what stage of development they're at, if any additional needs or SEND is identified I'll discuss  with parent/carers & together we can plan how best to support your child & next step.

The progress check at 2 is a statutory assessment which I will try to complete in line with their 2 year check with the health visitor and this may be a time when any delay in development can be identified.

 

Parents/carers are Kept well informed each day verbally face-to-face at drop off & collection time, information is also shared electronically via WhatsApp on a regular basis.
Parents/carers are more than welcome to call/text I'm happy to speak with them at an appropriate time. 
If needs are identified that require additional support i will signpost you to relevant agencies, i will ensure that daily our plan's reflect what we are doing to provide support in those areas & I can also suggest things you can try at home to further support your child's learning & development.

I'll start using your child's baseline assessment "starting point"

I will observe your child and plan a range of exciting and challenging activities and review their progress. Parents/carers are welcome to contribute any ideas giving me the chance to get to know their child's interests, this enabling me to provide suitable resources & accessible activities that help work towards their next steps. I will ensure that the environment is inclusive & accessible for all children. I'll suggest ideas for activities to develop learning at home to reinforce the partnership between home and my settings.

My setting is small where I follow a mainly child lead learning with some adult lead activities. I will work closely with parents keeping them informed of their child's  progress & some ideas how they can further support their child's learning at home.

Children are encouraged to explore the environment choosing their own toys, activities or stories which are at low level so accessible to all. I'm very much involved making suggestions to extend & support each child's speech & language and learning development.
We have a regular routines in place helping the children to feel more secure, they include lots of varied outings to playgroups, animal parks, libraries, beaches, museums & parks ensuring we cover all area's of the EYFS.d

You may like to read my SEND & equal opportunities policy which sets out the approach I use when supporting children. If your child's making insufficient progress through a targeted plan your child's key person "myself" will discuss with you the need to refer to other services. If your child starts receiving support from outside services, the targeted plan then becomes a personalised plan. Your consent is required for any referrals.

able to provide any specific equipment or resources required to care for any children with additional needs or SEND. I'm willing to access any extra training required to ensure I have the skills & knowledge to care for your child.

I am available daily to discuss your child's progress or any concerns you may have. photographs will be sent via the WhatsApp app.
I will complete the statutory progress check at two, which will form part of your child's two year progress check with yourself & your health visitor. This may form the the basis for early intervention if particular concerns have been identified. I will review your child's progress and development and will share this with you. If your child has a targeted plan because of an identified need, this will be reviewed and shared with you to ensure that we are meeting the targets and planning next steps.

I will ensure that any planned activities are suitable and adapted to meet the needs of all the children attending the setting. 

The setting is based in a residential property so it's not purpose built, but with slight adjustments a ramp for access will ensure all children can access the setting and it's facilities. All facilities are on the ground floor & I only care for children up to five years of age so any planned trips could be adapted to meet the needs of the child.

With parents consent the child's new key worker is very welcome to visit us at our setting for a meeting, where we can share any relevant information that can help the transition go smoothly as possible. This would helpful as I'm unable to visit the new setting due to caring for other children at the setting.

 

My policies & procedures are updated annually.

Self evaluation helps me to understand the effectiveness of my practice & see if there's any gaps in my knowledge, enabling me to access training to help me gain the necessary skills.

 
Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's settling in process, with visits to the setting to discuss their child's needs, routines and how I can best meet them.
All feedback from parents is most welcome.

 

Initial contact would be through myself, all details can be found above. If you leave me a message I will get back to you. 

once you contact myself we can arrange an initial visit for you to come along meet myself, discuss your child's needs and see the setting.
If you wish to take up a place at the setting I will provide you with our policies & procedures to read & give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. There will be some forms to fill in child details & permissions to sign etc.

I work in close partnership with all parents/cares to meet the needs of the children in my care, parents are told verbally where we have been, nappies & sleep or if there's been any incidents throughout their day.

They can if they wish to write any post a review on my childcare.co.uk page if they wish, usually compliments are received in cards/ letters.

Parents should immediately bring to my attention any aspects of my service they are not happy with so that every effort can be made to resolve the matter. If they prefer they can set out the issue in writing or by sending an email or text message to me.

if I receive a formal written complaint, I will inform Ofsted's within 14 days that a complaint has been made. 
I will keep a written record of all complaints and there outcome for at least three years.

It is a part of my registration ti investigate written complaints relating to the EYFS and I will notify the complainant of the outcome within 28 days.

I also display a parents poster which gives Ofsted's contact details, if you feel you can't discuss this with myself you should contact Ofsted 0300 1231231

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