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Susan Ann Gallagher

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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Susan Gallagher
Contact Position
Registered childminder
Telephone
01959 522 619
07432 472605
E-mail
neilsue58@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Otford
Sevenoaks
Kent
Postcode
TN14
Notes

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
DayOpening TimeClosing 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

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5:50 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Discuss before and after school rates with provider
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 5
5 7 5
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
03/09/2019
Facilities
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
Notes

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
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY302878
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/02/2006CareGood
11/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
03/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
27/02/2020Inspection (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 am registered with Kent County Council for the 30 Hour Free Entitlement

Local Offer

Description

See Below

Special Needs Support

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please se Q3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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