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Tracy Christine Hughes

Hi my name is Tracy And i have been a childminder for 12 years I have three children of my own, I recently have extended my childminding business to have two assistants working with me, of which there are 4 of them that share the weeks sessions. I have worked in a pre-school for 13 years as Deputy manager to, whilst I was a childminder, only after school.  The pre-school closed which encouraged me to extend. We run a happy, friendly safe environment and look forward to seeing any prospective children with parents.


We have a wide range of resources to help progress and develop the children while playing. We offer a session which is more structured for children that will be entering school, although all children are welcome.


Before and after school age children have the use of all resources and the WII, Play station, IPad/Computer, games and trampoline.


 


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracy Hughes
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
01233 712 006
07939 100 254
E-mail
hughest1@sky.com

Where to go

Address
Charing
Ashford
Kent
Postcode
TN27

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 4 month(s) to 13 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08.00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 17:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
£5.50 After School
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Schools covered
Egerton CEP School
Downs View Infant School
Downsview Primary
Charing CEP School
Cost(s)
Cost details
£5.50 per hour is to help with cost of travel for pick ups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
I only have before and after school places at the moment September 2016 I will have places all day
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 3
1 5 9
0 5 9
5 7 9
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Facilities
Computers / It, Swimming, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Trampoline, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Healthy Living, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Life Skills, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Paddling Pool, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Play Room, Pool, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bouncy Castle, See-Saw, Bike, Sensory Room, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories
Notes

Hi my name is Tracy And i have been a childminder for ten years I have three children of my own, I recently have extended my childminding bussiness to have 2 assisstances working with me, of which there are 4 of them that share the weeks sessions. I have worked in a pre school for 13 years as deputy manager too, while I was a childminder only after school, the pre school closed which encourage me to extend. We run a happy, friendly safe enviroment and look forward to see any protentual children with parents.

Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY342584
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/02/2007CareSatisfactory
26/10/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
04/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
14/07/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
03/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Observations of individual children. Talking to parents. Attend Local forum meetings and updating training regularly.

Regularly meeting. Contact books and learning journals. Guidance and framework are followed. Outside agencies/ help obtained through lift meetings. The DSL will over see all of this.

Observe the childs abilities and needs. Assess the settings suitable and put in additional help where nèeded

Targeted and personalised plans are made and followed. Regular meetings with parents. Termly progress reports. 

Everyone is first aid trained.  At circle time we discuss the rules and boundaries of the setting. Medication is written in the accident, incident and medication folder. How much, when and how is written down and then signed by the parent. Staff sign after given. Parents then sign when they pick the child up. To say they have been told the medication has been given. 

Rules are explained to the child. If persist, child is taken away from situation, to have time out. Positive behaviours are rewarded. Children are encouraged to share and take turns. Kind hands are encouraged also manners eg please and thank you are encouraged.

We use contact books, that are in their bags daily. Learning journals that have photographic evidence of how the child is learning and progressing.

Showing differentiation between age and ability of each individual child.

We differentiate activities to each and every childs needs and abilities. 

All staff attend relevant courses and updates.

The building is accessible. Only 2 steps that can be adapted to a ramp. Table top activities are out every day.

Manual handling course has been attended.

For trips parents will be asked if they wish to attend.

Transition reports and vists.

Tracy Hughes

Questionnaires are sent out regularly.

Parents can write in contact books. 

Parents know they can talk confidentially to any member of staff.

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