I have been minding since 2005 and very much enjoy working with little ones of all ages. I plan on a daily basis and have regular theme based planning so as we can have a variety of fun. I love going out and about with the children and socialise with a number of other childminders and their children on a regular basis as well as attending various groups. I very much work in partnership with parents.
Susan Ann Gallagher
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Susan Gallagher
- Contact Position
- Registered childminder
01959 522 619
Where to go
Within 7 mins walking distance of Otford Station.
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 08:00 18:00 Tuesday 08:00 18:00 Wednesday 08:00 18:00 Thursday 08:00 18:00 Friday 08:00 18:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5:50 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
- Discuss before and after school rates with provider
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 0 1 1 5 3 0 5 5 5 7 5
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Table Tennis, Computers / It, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Internet Connection, Ball Pit, Kitchen, Songs, Slide, Library Visits, Stories
I provide dinners, snacks and drinks but if your child has an intolerance or allergy please discuss this with me so as I may cater for them.
I take childcare vouchers as payment both from the Government and through work.
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 27/02/2006 Care Good 11/03/2009 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 03/11/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 27/02/2020 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
At first meeting we can establish any concerns parents may have concerning their child’s development including what their interests are.
I will create a baseline referring to a document called Development Matters.
I will carry out a Progress Check at 2 which is a statutory assessment and this may be a time when any delay in development may be recognised and can be discussed with a plan on what next steps to take.
I have had previous experience with identifying children who may need extra support.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
I will give constant feedback via face to face contact (daily) Diaries (Contact book) and Whats app.
Photos and observations are given termly via a detailed report in all relevant EYFS areas.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
In order to adapt the EYFS framework to the specific need of your child I observe, assess and plan for your child in three prime areas up to the age of 2 and four more specific areas from the age of 2 to 5 years.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
If I have a child with additional needs I will assess my setting. As a childminder I can tailor activities to ensure that your child gets the most learning from both planned activities and from helping in the home , helping with their confidence and helping them become as independent as possible to help build upon their confidence as well as self esteem.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
If, after a discussion about your child’s progression, we feel they are making insufficient progress we (parent, myself) may jointly decide to refer to other services such as Language and Speech Therapy and tailor a personalised plan for your child – I will need your consent for any referrals made.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Please se Q3
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
I regularly take trips around our local environment such as parks, nature trails and reserve. I revise our health and safety risk assessment taking into accounts the needs and possible risks for both existing and new children.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Whilst my home is accessible for children I would have difficulty accommodating a wheelchair due to the structure of my home - I would need to discuss this with parents.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
I complete progress/transition reports for children transferring from my setting to school which I give to the parents to pass on to the relevant teacher. I welcome any visit from the school the child is transferring to in order for them to see the 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?
The way I intend to assess the overall effectiveness of my SEN provision is to include any parents in my evaluation, keep informed of any LIFT meetings (Local Inclusion Forum Team) and attend if required, review my policies and procedures accordingly and have regular parent contact.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
If the parent and I decide I am the right setting for their child, we would agree sufficient settling in days over a set period of time to ensure their child is happy and I am the right setting for their needs
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
I welcome feedback from parents and pride myself on the relationship I have with parents. If there is a concern I have a specific complaint procedure to follow in my policies of which parents will be given a copy on completion of contract.