Offering fun, friendly and educational childcare in Tonbridge. Before having children of my own, I was a teacher. I now enjoy the variety that comes with looking after little ones; lots of crafts, sensory play, outdoor activities and outings including library visits, soft play and local parks and farms. Please get in touch if you are looking for help with your childcare requirements.
Holly Nicola Crowhurst
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Holly Crowhurst
- Contact Position
Where to go
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year, School Holidays Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 6 year(s), 12 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 8.00am 6.00pm Tuesday 8.00am 6.00pm Thursday 8.00am 6.00pm Friday 8.00am 6.00pm
- Other Availability
- Ad hoc childcare may be available during school holiday times
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 6.00 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Shipbourne Primary School
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- Vacancies Details
- Please enquire to find out whether I can meet your childcare requirements
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Bouncy Castle, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills
- Other facilities information
- I offer a home from home childcare setting from domestic premises.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
I welcome all children into my childminding setting, and work closely with families to ensure their child's needs can be met fully throughout their time with me.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
I have some experience in previous jobs working with children with additional needs and SEND. I form strong relationships with my families and there is always time to discuss any concerns I might have and work closely together to get the support your child and your whole family might need. I have links with our local Children's Centre so would be able to involve outside agencies should your family welcome some extra support in identifying additional needs or SEND. I have small adult to child ratio's to enable me to get to know your child really well, helping me to identify their needs and act upon them quickly and efficiently.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
You will have a show-around of my setting and make sure it is right for your little ones needs. I create Learning Journey's for all children in my care so you can see your child's progress. I send information home daily to communicate your child's activities, food, sleep, toileting and also send photos/videos to parents throughout the childcare session.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
I work very much on a personal level with each and every one of the children I care for, I 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?
Having worked previously as a teacher, I have a wealth of experience in differientation with teaching strategies. I will review and plan to ensure each child is able to access the learning opportunities and make appropriate developmental progress. I am available to discuss your child's needs every day your child attends. I also offer parent consultations when the setting isn't open in order to allow a more focused discussion time should it be needed.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
I regularly update my professional development and knowledge of Early Years by attending different training courses. This allows me to consistently provide the best care I can, and to meet your child's individual needs.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Every child's progress will be monitored against the Early Years Foundations Stage and the seven areas of learning. I will communicate your child's progress verbally on a daily basis, via photo messaging, during parent consultation meetings and within each child's '2 year development review.' I encourage families to share with me their child's learning and meeting developmental milestones when they are away from my setting.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
I plan on such an individual basis I can ensure I 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?
I currently am not a wheelchair accessible setting, however I welcome all families into my setting, so would welcome you for a visit to see if I can meet your child's individual needs.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
I have contact with all other settings your child attends. I write to them to share your child's progress with your permission. I share ideas and next steps to ensure a consistent flow between us all. I write a record of transfer for your child as they leave my setting to school. I share all I have learnt about your child and their need's to give them a nice head start on getting to know your child, thus initiating a smoother transition between settings.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
I regularly reflect on my own practise and discuss with other professionals within the childcare sector. I send out questionnaires to give you lots of opportunity for feedback. I want to work closely with you and strive to improve my setting in order to be the best I can be; I want to know what works and what doesn't so I can evaluate and change my practise accordingly.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Compliments and complaints are sent to me via email and I respond to these as soon as possible.