I am a early years practitioner that has decided to childmind from home. As a registered childminder my approach is warm and understanding to the growing child, the environment is homely and screen free, with wooden toys and learning through seasonal songs, stories, puppet plays and crafts. I have worked in a Kindergarten for 8 yrs and have 2 teenage boys so have plenty of experience. I am based on the A28 Thanington road, if you feel my setting will suit you and your child please feel free to contact me.
Clair Susan Hickey
Who to contact
- 07542 156 802
Where to go
- CT1 3XD
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 5 year(s), 5 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing 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
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 5.50 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 3 5 8 3
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 0 0 1 1 5 3 1 5 3
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Books, Sewing, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Climbing Frame, Stories, Life Skills
- Other facilities information
- We go for a weekly woodland walk or a river walk to feed ducks, look at the trains and the wildlife around us.
All food and snacks will be provided by me.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 13/05/2021 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
I have completed training in helping to identify children who may need extra support which enables time to work with other settings and professionals.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
As the key person you would see me daily where I would inform you of the day to day routines and activities along with daily photos, and opportunities for meetings at you request throughout the year.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Communication and Language: I provide a language rich environment which is delivered through songs, poems and books I can also provide Ideas and re courses for parents to use at home. Along with speech and language advice from professionals.
Personal, social, emotional development: By providing small group activities to promote well-being and resilience also linking with local advisers and health professionals.
Physical development: By providing a natural sensory rich environment which is accessible for parent and child with regular access to outdoor spaces.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
As a childminder I am able to tailor activities and crafts to ensure your child gets the most out of the environment.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
With communication and consent between the parent and me, a referral would be made to the specialist teaching and learning service. If accepted a specialist teacher would visit your child and refer to other services if required.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
. I will monitor your child’s progress 3 times a year with a termly report if the child is under two there is a two year check progress check which normally will be completed in advance of your child’s health visitor. The check gives us an opportunity to discuss your child’s starting points and progress they have made since starting at the setting. If your child is delayed in any area of development this will be discussed with you and the health visitor.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
. A commitment to inclusive practice that enables all the children to be included is at the heart of my work. I also take regular woodland walks but will revise the health and safety and risk assess to take account of any new conditions that may arise.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
I have a drive on which you can park and a side gate to which you can gain access through the kitchen and downstairs is all open plan
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
My unique progress / Transition report which incorporates information about characteristics of effective learning, the relevant paperwork such as the progress check at the age of two passed on with parent’s consent. And activities such as dressing up in school uniform.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Annual questionnaires and surveys, evaluation of training and workshop content. With reviews of policies and procedures.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Applying for funding under the disability access fund and more than one home visit and additional settling in visits.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
All parents receive a policy on my complaints procedure, I have an Ofsted poster with there number on, This is on the notice board by the front door. I also have an open door policy and welcome constructive feedback as well as a yearly questionnaire.