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Anne Marie Graves

Who to contact

Telephone
01795 876711
E-mail
anne.graves06@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
16
Brambles Close
Minster On Sea
Sheerness
Kent
Postcode
ME12 3GD

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 12 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
Hours at my discretion

Other Details

ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Schools covered
Minster CEP School
St George's CEP School
Details
I also have collections and drop offs to Thistle Hill Academy, and can collect and drop off from other local nurseries and schools.
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
3
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 1
5 14 2
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
28/01/2020
Facilities
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Swing, Parks/playgrounds, Trampoline, Slide, Messy Play Area, Library Visits, Toys/dolls, Quiet Room, Visits and Outings, Garden
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY234652
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/06/2006CareSatisfactory
01/05/2008CareGood
02/11/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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 offer free early education spaces for all 3-4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds.

Please contact me for more information and availability.

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission, I ask you for information about your child - their strengths, areas where you feel they may need additional support, and their interests at home to incorporate these into my planning and the activities we undertake, so that each child learns and develops in a way which is unique and personal to them.

Your child's development is continually assessed with documents such as Progress Checks and Development Matters.  These documents help us to identify and discuss any appropriate next steps i.e. planning for additional opportunities for your child which target a specific area of development.  These steps will be documented and shared with you, to ensure you are happy and comfortable.

I am open and willing to work closely with other settings, schools and specialists, to ensure that your child's needs are met.

  • I am available for daily informal contact
  • I can arrange a sit down discussion with you should it be required
  • Your child's learning diary, which is filled with observations and photos is available for you to browse - this details your childs development within my setting
  • I will work in collaboration with yourselves on any and all further planning we put in to place

The EYFS is a statutory framework which allows me to plan for you unique child.  They areas I can expand on are:

  • Communication and Language - this can be adapted to suit the current needs of individual children
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development - this can be adapted with the aid of local specialist provision
  • Physical Development - I offer an accessible environment which can be adapted, I am aware of environmental factors that may impact children, I provide frequent and regular access to outdoor spaces, and can work with you on special dietary requirements.

As a childminder, I am in a good position to ensure that my activities are tailored to the needs of the children in my care, and that each childs has the potential for greatest learning and development, as well as continuing with their home from home routines.

I have a continuous professional development account, and I will undertake all courses relevant to the children and families in my care.

Each childs progress will be documented in their learning journals, and your childs learning journal is available for you to look through.  We can also have an informal talk as little or often as you like.

We take trips to the beach, and parks, I regularly revise my Health and Safety Risk Assessment to take account of any new conditions or considerations.

I am fortunate enough to have off road parking and my premises is adapted to be wheelchair friendly.

I am happy to attend transition events with your child, should these occur during our sessions if this would be useful to you, and can provide themed activities such as stories about change i.e. starting school or for other life events such as becoming a brother or sister.

I review my Policies and Procedures and update these to ensure they remain relevant.

Feel free to contact me 

I have an open door policy for positive comments and welcome constructive criticism, as these may highlight areas that could positively benefit my setting.

 I also appreciate any concerns or complaints being brought to my attention, so that we can work together to constructively resolve the issue which could be as simple as removing tactile experiences that distress a child.

"We adore Anne! Our son has speech and language difficulties and wouldn't talk or interact, and we'd had to pull him out of nursery because he was too self-conscious to be in a crowd.  Since being placed with Ann, he has blossomed into a child who will talk non-stop about dinosaurs, and loves attending Anne's setting excitedly waiting to see what dinosaur themed activities await him!"

"My daughter loves her "Nannie Anne" and I love that it really is a home from home setting - we're treated like family.  The only problem I find that I have is that Y***** never wants to come home!"

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