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Mrs Amanda Pearl Otway-Ruthven

I  am a registered childminder with over 29 yrs experience, with upto date First aid and Child protection certificates along with other training in all areas of childcare.


I offer a warm safe friendly environment where children can learn and develop using toys, games and outings. We enjoy all sorts of crafts, activities and cooking.


 We attended groups and children's centre to socialise with other children and have fun.


We enjoy the local parks regularly and I have a large garden ready to explore and run about, as well as sand and water play.


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Otway-Ruthven
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
01622750626
E-mail
otwayruthven@virginmedia.com

Where to go

Address
Maidstone
Kent
Postcode
ME15
Notes

Family home with large garden

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 2 month(s) to 3 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Other Availability
Not open fridays

Other Details

ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Schools covered
Loose Primary School
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Vacancies Details
None at present
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
6mths 11 yrs 1
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
01/12/2021
Facilities
Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Swimming, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Life Skills
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
126309
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/02/2006IntegratedGood
10/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/10/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
19/02/2020Inspection (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 can offer both 15hrs and 30hrs funding where applicableĀ 

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Observations and using EYFS guidelines 

Regular discussions and photos via WhatsApp 

Observations, planning and assessment. 

Being a small setting i can concentrate on each child's needs and set activities to meet them.

Pin pointing any additional needs early is easier with such a small group.

Daily contact with parents, following the EYFS and any other programs in place.

Working in small setting may give more time to concentrate on a particular need.

Experience in child development and using guidelines to see where the child is struggling 

I would take on parents advice and work with any professionals the parents wish to involve.

 

I work alone, and would have daily contact with parents  

Also send photos of activities via WhatsApp weekly 

Risk assessment on all activities and outings, planning the outcomes for the individual child.

Setting is all ground floor based. But isn't adapted for full wheelchair use.

All activities and outings would be discussed with parents at initial meeting

The setting is a home first, there is ground floor assess to toilet play areas and garden.

Any additional needs would be discussed at parent visits to see whether my setting would be suitable 

Information shared  where necessary 

Observations from setting

Conversation with parents and professionals 

Information shared appropriately 

Amanda Otway-Ruthven 

Open discussion 

WhatsApp weekly up dates

Parents WhatsApp 

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