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Nicola Jane Wood


Registered friendly childminder with over 10 years experience 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicola
Contact Position
registered childminder
Telephone
07540 593877
E-mail
nicola.childminder@googlemail.com

Where to go

Address
Faversham
Kent
Postcode
ME13

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 4 month(s) to 0 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Friday 07:00 18:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Minimum 5 hours session daily
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
1
Vacancies Details
Vacancy for Tuesday for more up to date information please get in touch
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
baby 4 1
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
18/09/2021
Facilities
Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Slide, Library - Children's Library
Notes

I am a fully inclusive setting

Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY347515
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 30 hours of free entitlement for parents in receipt of their funding code

I offer funding up to 10 hours a day

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

As a childminder, I follow the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Childcare register. i aim to create a fully inclusive environment for all children and their families which is also welcoming. I aim for parents to feel that they can approach me about anything relating to their child. 

Parents are welcome to chat to me anything time if they have any concerns about their child. 

I am also required to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) code of practice 2014 

When children first start with me, we have some settling in sessions, which will help me to assess their starting points (also with parent/s) in order to plan for their progress in the EYFS 2021. Of part of my usual practice I will watch to see how the child is progressing while they are playing. I will also carry out a 2 year progress check and share this with parents. If I or parents feel that their child is not progressing well, I will have a chat with parents and work out the best way to support the child.

I also have informal chats at the start of each session to see how their child has been. 

i welcome any feedback from any health care professionals, such as speech and language therapists or health visitors in order tat I can plan for their child's individual needs.

Early identification of SEND is very important to ensure the best support can be put in place. 

Special Needs Support

If I think a child in my care has SEND, I will start to observe them, and start to write down some notes and share these with the child's parents/carers. I will do some research to find out what help is available and relay this information to the parents. I will keep all information confidential. Also work with parents to decide what action to take next. 

When the child first starts with me they are offered some settling in sessions (due to Covid 19 no parents are allowed in my setting, we would have had regular chats on the door step before child has any settling in sessions). while settling in the child would get to know me, my setting, other children and my family.

The parent would have filled in a booklet called 'All about me' which includes the child's strengths and needs, likes and dislikes and the parents can chat about any concerns or requirements their child may have.  

I am the key person for my setting, this means I am always available to your child and i will be aware if I have any concerns and be able to support the child to reach their full potential. 

i will ask parents to be as fully open to me about their child needs and let me know either verbally/email or whatsapp if they have any concerns about their child. If i have any concerns I will chat verbally with the parent. 

As i am the only person at my setting I will oversee and plan an educational programme with the parents input to help their child. I will be working with the said child when ever the child is at my setting. As a small setting their is usually only 3 children here most of the time. So their will lots of opportunities to support the child. 

As a small setting i can plan for individual needs. I take on all the key persons roles for all the children I look after. i take responsibility to ensure all my activities are planned which reflect on all the childrens needs, interests any schemas they may have and their own abilities.

 

I will know your child really well and will be willing to chat any time which is good for you and me. i will give the parent regular updates on what they are achieving whether its on the door step (due to covid 19) or by email or whatsapp. We can discuss further how to support your child at my setting. I will follow EYFS 2021 to help me with my planning to see where the child needs extra support. i will suggest some home learning which can help support the child 

I have some forms in my medicine folder which include forms for continuous treatment, which could include asthma pumps or antibiotics, or epipen. whatever medicines I could give to your child, I might need extra  training by a doctor or nurse. I will keep any medicines in a high cupboard in my kitchen. I will be able to support the child's behaviour by having boundaries which are suitable for their age and stage of development. Any issues with behaviour I will set up an behaviour sheet to try and spot any behaviour triggers and learn how to avoid them, while working with their parents. All children have the right to have their own views and being able to contribute to their own views.  i give all children time for this.

I support children's emotional wellbeing by making sure I am always available for them. being a good role model eg being kind/polite and by being consistent.

As the EYFS 2021 has changed, I will still look at Birth to 5 Matters and Development Matters Curriculum 2021 for extra support and guidance to see where their child is. I will also keep the parents informed when their child has achieved new things and ask pany thing changed at home. 

We have just started to do trips (after Covid 19) and regular outings are planned in my local community  (library/messy play at the community centre/toddler groups/play grounds and some trips further out of my town including trips to Wildwood/Whitstable castle and beaches. When planning trips i take into account how many children are here, their individual needs and weather they are walking.  I have got various car seats for all ages and singe/double buggy and a buggy board for the children. All outings are risk assessed to make sure they are safe for all children. 

Indoors and outdoors I can adapt all activities for all children. 

The front of my house, there is an open porch with a very small step to my front door. My setting is arranged to be as inclusive and accessible as much as I can. My setting is all one one open planned floor. There is step down to my kitchen which leads on from my front room and dining room. After the kitchen by the back door is my downstairs toilet. Next to my toilet door is the door in to my garden. I have a patio, then a small step down onto the grass.

If the child needs any help available, I will be there for extra support. I always involve parents in my planning of trips and activities. I also ask parents if they have a favourite place or activity their child enjoys.

I will work with the child's family and any professionals to identify and get any specialist equipment I might need to help the child.   

 

 

When children move on to a new setting, with parent's permission I will work with their new setting and exchange information they will need. Any written records I have got, any medicines and extra support the child may need.  I will also check (in my opinion) whether the new setting has got the facilities the child requires. 

If it requires meetings can be arranged with new setting to make sure all the relevent information is passed on. I can also set up some activities to preapre the child for their move. 

I access my setting daily to make sure it fits the best for the child I look after and change any thing that needs doing. I also send out parental questionnaires where parents can write their own views on what I offer. Parents can also say verbally daily when they drop off or collect their child, or email or whatsapp.  

Nicola Wood

If parents want to give feedback to me they can do it verbally, email, whatsapp or through my childcare.co.uk account. 

Parents all have access to Parents Poster displayed on my wall which has all the details about how to make a complaint

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