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)
We are able to deliver the full 15 or 30 hours over any week, using up to 10 hours per day. There are no strict delivery patterns at Ria's Giggles so do enquire for more information on using your funding hours with us.
We welcome all children into our Giggles Family, we work closely with our families to ensure their child's needs can be met fully throughout their time with us.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
We have some experience in previous jobs working with children with additional needs and SEND. We form strong relationships with our families and there is always time to discuss any concerns we might have and work closely together to get the support your child and your whole family might need. We have links with our local Children's Centre so would be able to involve outside agencies should your family welcome some extra support. We have small adult to child ratio's here to enable us to get to know your child really well, helping us to identify their needs and act upon them nice and quickly.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Ria (Maria Stolton) is the owner of Ria's Giggles and she will work very closely with you to enable your child to get their need's met. You will have a show-around of our setting and make sure it is right for your little ones needs. We create learning Journey's for all children at Ria's Giggles so you can see your child's progress. We use Baby Days, an online system to create an instant sharing of information between us and you, again to ensure you are well informed of what is happening and how we can all support your child's needs both at our setting and at home.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
We work very much on a personal level with each and every one of our children in the Giggles Family, we plan termly to suit each and every child's current needs.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
All staff at Ria's Giggles are available to discuss your child's needs every day your child attends. We also offer termly reports where we share more detailed info from your home and from your childs time at Ria's Giggles with each-other.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
The staff at Ria's Giggles will be regularly updating and building their knowledge by attending different training courses to enable them to consistently be providing the best care they can, in order to meet your child's individual needs.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
We observe your child on a day to day basis and we keep little records on Baby Days, then each term we gather all these achievements together and have a little reflection time on how your little ones are achieving and what we can do to support them over the next term. Then we plan some exciting and engaging activities to support those needs.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
As we plan on such an individual basis termly we can ensure we provide inclusion in all areas and make plans to make the environments and activities accessible to your child's individual needs.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
We currently aren't a wheelchair accessible setting, however we welcome all families into our Giggles Family and so would welcome you for a visit to see if we can meet your child's individual needs.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We make sure we have contact with all other settings your child attends. We write to them to share your child's termly report and with your permission we share ideas and next steps to ensure a consistent flow between us all. We write a record of transfer for your child as they leave our setting to school. We share all we have learnt about your child and their need's to give them a nice head start on getting to know your child, this initiating a smoother transition between settings.
We would welcome a family with English as an additional language and we would plan for your families needs accordingly. We might access sign language training/ introduce some visual aids in order to make the communication more accessible for us all.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
We send out questionnaires on BabyDays to give you lots of opportunity for feedback, we want to work closely with you and strive to improve our setting in order to be the best we can be, we want to know what works and doesn't so we can update and change our practise accordingly.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Contact Maria Stolton
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Compliments and complaints are sent to us via email ad we respond to these as soon as possible.
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