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Louise Taggart

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based in Willesborough Ashford Kent. I have been a registered childminder since March 2001. I was last inspected by Ofsted in May 2019 and received my third Outstanding grading. I offer a warm, caring, inclusive, and fun learning environment - a home from home for children 0-4yrs. I hold a level 3 qualification in Home based childcare. 


References available.


Please contact for further details.


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Taggart
Contact Position
Eligible Childminder
Telephone
01233 365438
E-mail
lctaggart@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Willesborough
Ashford
Kent
Postcode
TN24

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 4 year(s), 5 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00 18:00
Tuesday 8.00 18:00
Wednesday 8.00 18:00
Thursday 8.00 18:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Details
Not offering school drop offs or pickups at this time.
Cost(s)
Cost details
Please contact for more information.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Vacancies Details
Next anticipated vacancy September 2023
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
22/04/2022
Facilities
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Fishing, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Books, Sewing, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Stories, Childminding Link Group, Library - Storytimes For Pre-School Children
Other facilities information
We enjoy getting out and about on foot or in the car. We often visit our local Farm, local Parks, Woods, Leeds Castle, Beach, Wildwood, Little Street to name but a few! We also enjoy meeting with other childminders and making new friends.
Notes

 

I cater for all needs including children with special educational needs.  

I have experience with Autism spectrum disorder, Speech and Language, Asthma, Food allergies and other allergens - I am Epi pen trained. 

Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
158915
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/03/2008IntegratedOutstanding
03/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
05/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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 the free early years entitlement for eligible 2, 3 and 4yr olds. 

This is based on a core offer of 570 universal hours a year - taken over no less than 38 weeks and a maximum of 47 weeks a year. Monday to Thursday 8am - 6pm. I can provide this term time only 38 weeks per year or stretched over the year 47 weeks a year. 

The universal offer is 15hrs per week and an additional extended offer is 15hrs per week for eligible children (based over 38wks) - More information is available at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. No more than 10hrs can be offered a day. 

I charge an optional voluntary payment when in receipt of funding which will be discussed upon signing contracts - this is to cover extra curricular activities eg. outings and additional resources. 

 

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educationalneeds/about-the-send-local-offer ashford

Special Needs Support

Before your child starts at the setting, I will collect information by asking you questions about your child and asking you to complete an 'all about me' document which will include for example - their likes, dislikes, routine, and any concerns you may have. This will give us a baseline assessment from which I will use to plan and implement routines and activities for your child. 

I will work with you to identify any additional needs or Special Educational Needs by means of continuous observation, assessment and planning for their next steps. 

I complete a Progress check at 2 years using the Kent Milestone Assessment Tool, I will discuss this with you and provide you with a copy to share with your health visitor at their 2yr check - This may highlight any areas of delay in your child’s development. I will tailor a targeted plan to support your child if this is the case. 

I will be continuously observing and assessing your child and discuss routines and activities with you on a daily basis - at drop off and collection. I will share photos of your child’s day and any other relevant information via WhatsApp. Please feel free to share photos and information of what your child is doing at home. 

I/you can arrange a mutually agreed time to discuss any concerns I/you may have about your child’s progress. 

 

As a childminder I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and can plan and adapt activities to suit your child's needs and abilities across all areas of leaning and make them inclusive of my practice. 

I am a small setting and can be flexible, tailoring activities and experiences to suit your child. This ensures that every child gets the most out of the routines and activities offered in the home environment. 

Your child will have a targeted plan which we will use to work towards their goals. If your child requires additional help, I will refer your child with your permission for additional support. 

I update my knowledge of SEND through regular training. 

I have over 20yrs of experience working with children I can offer personalised support to you and your child. 

I offer a graduated approach supporting children with SEND and this is set out in my SEND policy. I will make observations and set targets in relation to the child and from here I will make an assessment to see if further invention is required. This may be from outside agencies including speech and language therapists, the inclusion officer or advice from the local Early Years LIFT team. I will obtain consent from parents/carers before taking a child to LIFT, thus enabling us to seek advice and support from outside agencies. If outside agencies become involved targets will be set in the form of a personalised plan. Personalised plans are reviewed regularly, and new targets may be set if progress is being made. Regular meetings will be arranged with parents to review progress and set new targets or interventions.

If your child has additional needs that requires additional training, I would be happy to discuss prior to your child starting at the setting.

I have good working relationships with all my families supporting them with their child’s important early years. 

I will speak to you on a daily basis and keep you updated verbally and with photos and information via WhatsApp. Share Observations and my assessments regularly as well as completing the statutory 2yr check.

I love to hear about what your child’s been up to at home what they have achieved, recent and ever-changing likes and dislikes. Working together gives your child a holistic experience and achieves the best outcomes in their wellbeing and development.

 

 

I am a small setting and can easily adapt and tailor activities, routines, and outings to suit a child’s individual needs. My practice is inclusive of every child and I'm able to adapt my practice to suit the needs of all children on a daily basis having regard to age, stage, disability etc. 

All activities and outings are risk assessed taking into consideration all the children’s needs and abilities. 

I work on the ground floor of my property and have a separate playroom - reasonable adjustments could be made and the property could be accessible if a ramp was used to access. A toilet is located on the same floor. 

I will provide a transition report of your child’s progress for you to share with your child’s new setting. Support your child by talking about their transition to the new setting, reading books and sharing experiences. I am happy for your child’s new school or nursery to visit my setting. 

I am happy for you to share my contact details should the new setting require any further information. 

 

I am continually reviewing and assessing what my setting has to offer. Policies and procedures are updated annually.

I send out an annual questionnaire to parents and children to complete.

I keep up to date with relevant training. 

Please contact me to discuss and arrange a time to meet.

Once the initial meeting has taken place and you wish to accept the vacancy, a second visit will be made, this will be to complete paperwork and discuss any requirements your child may have. I offer 2hrs free settling in - you may want to stay with your child for a short period then do an hour at first and build up slowly... I am happy to play this by ear - each child is different. 

I have a Complaints procedure of which is given to parents/carers when registering for a vacancy. 

Compliments and any previous complaints (confidentially/if appropriate) are openly shared on initial visit to the setting.

References are available on request and with permission my past and existing families may be happy to speak to new potential new families. 

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