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Caroline McIntyre

I am 42 years old and I live in Margate with my husband Daniel , two boys ages 16 and 12 and our friendly cocker spaniel Leo. I  have been working with children since leaving college at 18 years old. Over the years I've worked in nurseries but I've mainly worked as a sole care nanny before deciding to become a childminder in August 2019.  I've worked with children from newborn up until the age of 16. Over that time I developed a lot of childcare knowledge and dealt with different situations.  One of my proudest achievements is coming runner up in the BUPA carer   Of the year where I was up against other childcare professionals from every BUPA nursery and their nannies.  I've have up to date first aid, safeguarding and public liability insurance. I can also provide wonderful references from past and present parents. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Mcintyre
Contact Position
Ofsted registered childminder
Telephone
07572123076
E-mail
carolinemc23@icloud.com

Where to go

Address
Margate
Kent
Postcode
CT9

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year, Evenings
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 17:30
Thursday 07:30 17:30
Friday 07:30 17:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Schools covered
Birchington CEP School
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
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
0 8 1
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
01/09/2021
Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Swimming, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 2-4 Yrs, Songs, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 3-5 Yrs
Notes

Question1... HOW DOES THE SETTING IDENTIFY CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS?

I can cater for children with additional needs. When your child starts I will give you an 'all about me sheet ' . This gives me a chance to get to know the child and their particular strengths and areas where they may need extra support. When you child first starts I assess their starting points in line with a document called Development matters. At 2 years old I will complete a progress check, you will have a progress check with your health visitor so you can highlight any concerns your child has then. 
I have completed training in helping identify children who may need extra support . 


Question 2.. HOW WILL I BE INFORMED ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH MY CHILD IS BEING SUPPORTED?
I will support your child and you and will keep you informed of their development by daily informal contact , opportunities to discuss any concerns throughout the year, detailed observations and photos and collaborate with you should any extra planning be needed. 


Question 3......HOW WILL THE SETTING ADAPT THE EYFS FRAMEWORK FOR MY CHILDS NEEDS?


The EYFS is an educational framework which allows me to plan for your child.  I observe, assess and plan for you child in the 3 prime areas . 
Communication and language.... I provide a language rich environment tailored to the needs of current children. As a small setting each child's voice is always heard and listened to. 


personal , social and emotional development.... again as a small setting it's not so daunting for a child to come into who maybe nervous at leaving parents for the first time. 

physical Development..... frequent and regular use of outside space eg, garden, parks, beach. 
I offer an accessible environment and lay out to meet families current needs. 

Question 4...... WHAT TEACHING STRATEGIES DOES THE SETTING USE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS?

Working as a childminder puts me in a good position to ensure that I can tailor activities to ensure that you child gets the most learning from both planned activities and from help with routines in the home. 
My house has the benefit of a home from home setting with natural light and calming decor. 

Question 5..... WHAT ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DOES THE SETTING PROVIDE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS OR SEND?


If your child is making insufficient progress , I will then discuss this with you to see if a referral to other services such a speech and language therapy. Your consent is required in order for a referral to be made to a specialist teaching and learning service . If the referral is accepted a specialist teacher would visit your child to provide additional advice . 
I regularly complete training and recently went on a autism awareness course . 

Quesrion 6..... HOW WILL THE SETTING MONITOR MY CHILDS PROGRESS AND HOW WILL I BE INVOLVED IN THIS? 

I use an online system called Baby's days. When your child starts with me you will be given a log in and then can access only your child's information.  On Babys days will be all you child's observations and photos. Each observation is linked to the EYFS, I then track your child progress. Over the year I will let you know how you child is getting on. As a childminder I pride myself on my relationship with parents and have a lot more time to speak to each parent over and concerns . 

Question 7...... HOW DO YOU ENSURE CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS OR SEND CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME ACTIVITIES AS OTHER CHILDREN, INCLUDING TRIPS?

 

We regularly take trips to the beach, park, woods etc and whenever i have a new children i revise our health a d safety risk assessment to take account of any new conditions that may cause children to be at risk. Does child have road awareness etc 

Question 8.....HOW ACCESSIBLE IS THE BUILDING FOR CHILDREN WITH MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES/WHEELCHAIR USERS?

 

Wheelchairs uses can access my house via the side entrance. I also have a bath room down stairs . 

Question 9.....HOW WILL YOU SUPPORT MY CHILDs TRANSITION TO A NEW SETTING OR SCHOOL 

 

I can walk past the new setting/ school DJ your child is familiar with what it looks like, try to arrange a visit. 
Have uniform for the school that the children can play dress up. Read stories about starting school . Pass over a progress report to the new setting/school. 

Question 10.... HOW DOES THE SETTING ACCESS THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF ITS SEN PROVISION AND HOW CAN PARENTS/CARERS TAKE PART IN THIS EVALUATION? 

I can provide annual questionnaire to parents. Keep my training up to date.  Regular communication with parents/carers. 

Question 11..... WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I AM CONSIDERING REGISTERING FOR A PLACE AT THE SETTING?

 

You can contact myself Caroline on the contact number or email listed.  It might be that for than one visit to my setting before they start is needed. Also additional settling in visits with parents . 

Question 12..... WHAT ARRANGEMENTS DOES THE SETTING HAVE FOR FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS/CARERS , INCLUDING COMPLIMENTS AND COMPLAINTS? 

I always welcome feedback from parents . I offer and open door policy where people can view my setting at any time. I'm always open to suggestions from parents. I have a compliments and complaints book that is accessible for the parents to write in. I often receive cards/texts  from parents thanking me for doing such a good job. 

 

 

Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2518844
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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 provide 30 hours free childcare . I will provide a wide range of activities to help you child development and learn. I follow the EYFS to make sure that you child is learning in every developmental way. 

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

I can cater for children with additional needs. When your child starts I will give you an 'all about me sheet ' . This gives me a chance to get to know the child and their particular strengths and areas where they may need extra support. When you child first starts I assess their starting points in line with a document called Development matters. At 2 years old I will complete a progress check, you will have a progress check with your health visitor so you can highlight any concerns your child has then.
I have completed training in helping identify children who may need extra support .

I will support your child and you and will keep you informed of their development by daily informal contact , opportunities to discuss any concerns throughout the year, detailed observations and photos and collaborate with you should any extra planning be needed.

The EYFS is an educational framework which allows me to plan for your child. I observe, assess and plan for you child in the 3 prime areas .
Communication and language.... I provide a language rich environment tailored to the needs of current children. As a small setting each child's voice is always heard and listened to.

personal , social and emotional development.... again as a small setting it's not so daunting for a child to come into who maybe nervous at leaving parents for the first time.


physical Development..... frequent and regular use of outside space eg, garden, parks, beach.
I offer an accessible environment and lay out to meet families current needs.

Working as a childminder puts me in a good position to ensure that I can tailor activities to ensure that you child gets the most learning from both planned activities and from help with routines in the home.
My house has the benefit of a home from home setting with natural light and calming decor.

If your child is making insufficient progress , I will then discuss this with you to see if a referral to other services such a speech and language therapy. Your consent is required in order for a referral to be made to a specialist teaching and learning service . If the referral is accepted a specialist teacher would visit your child to provide additional advice .
I regularly complete training and recently went on a autism awareness course .

I use an online system called Baby's days. When your child starts with me you will be given a log in and then can access only your child's information. On Babys days will be all you child's observations and photos. Each observation is linked to the EYFS, I then track your child progress. Over the year I will let you know how you child is getting on. As a childminder I pride myself on my relationship with parents and have a lot more time to speak to each parent over and concerns .

We regularly take trips to the beach, park, woods etc and whenever i have a new children i revise our health a d safety risk assessment to take account of any new conditions that may cause children to be at risk. Does child have road awareness etc 

Wheelchairs uses can access my house via the side entrance. I also have a bath room down stairs .

I can walk past the new setting/ school DJ your child is familiar with what it looks like, try to arrange a visit.
Have uniform for the school that the children can play dress up. Read stories about starting school . Pass over a progress report to the new setting/school.

I can provide annual questionnaire to parents. Keep my training up to date.  Regular communication with parents/carers. 

You can contact myself Caroline on the contact number or email listed. It might be that for than one visit to my setting before they start is needed. Also additional settling in visits with parents .

I always welcome feedback from parents . I offer and open door policy where people can view my setting at any time. I'm always open to suggestions from parents. I have a compliments and complaints book that is accessible for the parents to write in. I often receive cards/texts from parents thanking me for doing such a good job.

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