The setting is located near to Woodlands Primary School.
When is it on?
When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year, Flexible, School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
Woodlands Infant School Woodlands Junior School
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3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Please contact me for more information, currently one space available on a Tuesday for a 3 or 4 year old. I am happy to accommodate part time hours.
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, See-Saw, Songs, Sleeping Area, Stories, Childminding Link Group
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
I meet with parents and have settling in sessions with the child or children. I ask parents to fill in a questionaire about their child before they start. I make regular observations. I use daily diaries, share information on babysdays and chat with parents informally.
I make 2 year Progress checks, and plan transition activities based on the child's needs.
I will refer parents to their GP, and share resources to support parents.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
As childminder I will speak almost daily to parents about activities, sleep, diet, behaviour so that we can both be aware of the child and their needs.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
My setting uses the child's needs and interests as a basis for our daily activities. We have a very strong routine in place with lots of visual cues and verbal reminders. We practice a gentle approach to children's needs and believe in strong attachment principles. Two days out of four we spend outdoors, in natural wooded areas that are beneficial to all in a forest school approach.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
We use a caring familial approach with lots of visual cues and verbal explanations. We have a strong routine in place which the children quickly adapt to.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
We offer choices, a visual choosing board for activities, we use 123,Magic as a basis for encouraging positive and caring behaviour.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
I am a qualified teacher of primary school with four children of my own. I have personal experience with children with autism, dyslexia, OCD, and behavioural issues. I have worked in school with children with SEND in mainstream classes.
My assistant has recently qualified with her EYE (Early Years Educator) Level 3.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
Our setting is inclusive, we only take trips if all the children are included. This is a home setting with a family environment and as such we make accommodations all the time to ensure that all the children will benefit and enjoy the activities on offer from the littlest baby to the confident little chap going off to big school.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
We visit new areas on the weekends with our own families to explore the setting and risk assess. I speak to parents about the trips and activities coming up. I do not currently have a ramp however my setting is on the ground floor including a downstairs toilet.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
I am a qualified TESL teacher with 10 years experience teaching English as a Second Language. I am very confident I can support parents and carers and children whose first language is not English. I have experience with children with Autism, behavioural difficulties, OCD and dyslexia. I am confident I can provide support with sharing information with parents.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
We have open discussions frequently and I send out a questionnaire to parents asking for feedback and evaluation.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Please contact me at the number listed above.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
I send out a questionnaire to parents asking for feedback and evaluation.