Ofsted registered childminder with over 17 years experience. I offer the children in my care a wide variety of experiences both within my setting and further afield. Within my setting I have a playroom for the children to explore, a large garden with many play apparatus including swings, climbing frame, slide, playhouse, trampoline, bikes, scooters, sand pit and water table and much more. My aim is to be flexible to meet parents childcare needs.
Karoline Anne Francis Mayne Longhurst
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Karoline longhurst
- Contact Position
- Registered childminder
- 01474 852 724
Where to go
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 6 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing 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
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Schools covered
- West Kingsdown C.E. (V.C.) Primary School
- West kingsdown pre school
- Cost details
- Contact provider for details
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Air Conditioned, Books, Bouncy Castle, Ball Pit, Bike, Songs, Slide, Library Visits
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Wheelchair access details
- After consultation with parents.
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
30 Hours Extended Entitlement
- Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
- 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 currently have children accessing both universal (15 hour) and extended (30 hour) funded childcare, I am also registered for the Tax Free Government voucher scheme via childcare choices.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
When first meeting with parents I discuss if they have any concerns they may have regarding their child's development, taking into account the child's individual interests.
Once a child has started with myself I will put together a baseline assessment using the development matters document through observations.
I also carry out a 2 year progress check, this is a statutory assessment along with continued observations, any development concerns or delays may be recognised and will be discussed with parents and a plan can also be put in place for next steps.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
I will chat/discuss with parents giving feedback on how your child is progressing, parents also inform myself of things that are happening at home.
Photos are shared via WhatsApp, I also keep a development photo book for parents to view when they wish.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Every child is unique and develops at a different pace, where I recognise this I plan daily routines in the EYFS areas to suit all the stages of development and will therefore adapt them accordingly for each child's needs where possible.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Once I've had a chat with parents regarding their child's needs I will assess my daily planning to ensure it meets the needs of their child.
I will discuss what works at home and my setting with regards to equipment, routines, favourite places, toys and to help the child within my setting, building relationships, confidence, self-esteem, and joining in.
I will seek additional training if I feel it is required.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
I will look at additional training in the interest of the children in my care. I will also look into other agencies if required.
I will also recommend parents have a conversation with the healthcare professionals (health visitor/ Doctor) if necessary I will write observations that can be passed on to others.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Daily face-to-face contact with parents and via WhatsApp.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
As I am a small setting all children are able to take part in the same activities.
All my trips and outings are inclusive, I risk assess trips and outings ensuring I have the correct equipment to safeguard children in my care.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Unfortunately my home layout is not accessible for wheelchair access.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
I will be happy to provide an up to date progress report for your child detailing their likes/interests and dislikes.
I also welcome any visit from schools or other settings your child is transferring to in order for them to see your child in my setting.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
I offer an informal chat to prospective parents, this is where we discuss and arrange settling in sessions where parents are welcome to attend to ease the transition.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Karoline Longhurst (see above)
To arrange an informal meeting at the setting.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Feedback is generally verbal from parents, complaints can be made to myself or through Ofsted details are displayed on a poster within my setting. I also have a complaints/concerns procedure that I follow within my policies of which parents are given upon completion of contracts.