I am a Ofsted registered childminder based in Kemsing. Working with an assistant. I have been a childminder for 11 years and worked as a nursery Room leader for 3 years prior to that. My assistant Bronwyn has been with me for 7 years and also worked at the nursery for 2 years before that. We both left to become childminders when we had our children. We pride ourselves on encouraging our children to be the best they can be and to be themselves. We encourage them to make their own choices, and learn through experience and understanding.
Louise Antoinette Gregory
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Louise gregory
- Contact Position
- 07787 448 067
Where to go
- TN15 6RU
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only, Occasional Childminding, Open All Year, Shift Patterns, School Holidays Only, Flexible, Overnight, School Holidays
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 6 month(s) to 12 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07.00 18.00 Tuesday 07.00 18.00 Wednesday 07.00 18.00 Thursday 07.00 18.00 Friday 15.00 18.00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 6.00 ph After School 6.00ph Before School 48.00 Per day
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Schools covered
- Kemsing Primary School
- and st Ediths pre school
- Cost details
I charge 6.00 per hour from 1 to 7 hours. 8 hours and over is charged at a flat rate of 48.00 per day
I offer an hours sibling rate of 9.00 per hour.
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Vacancies Details
- All day,part day or before and after school spaces available. Collection only from kemsing school.
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Drop In Centre, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Languages, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Bouncy Castle, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Ball Pit, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Childminding Link Group
- Languages Spoken:
- English, British Sign Language
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
I liaise with the child’s family as well as any other settings attended, to build strong connections and understanding of the child as an individual. I will pay attention to the information provided by parents/carers on the child’s registration form, as well as their ‘All About Me’ page on Kinderly (the online learning journal i use). I use written and video observations to record any concerns or improvements in their ability.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
As the designated SENCO I will attend the relevant training to learn more ways in which to help your child if needed, this will help me to develop a targeted Plan (TP). I Will pass on any relevant information via meetings with parents as well as updates on Kinderly (our online learning journal), parents/carers will be regularly informed about the support their child is receiving, as well as their progress and the effectiveness of the methods put into practise.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
I do set monthly or termly topics such as seasons, bugs and investigation, summer, Christmas, Easter etc, however day to day the children are able to play freely and they are encouraged to conduct activities that they want to do, using my knowledge of each child as an individual allows me to help them by differentiating activities to suit different age groups and abilities so that every child has an enriching and educationally beneficial experience.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
I use a variety of teaching strategies for children with additional needs or learning difficulties. Very frequently, I use visual aids and promos such as a picture exchange system, feelings tedies and sand timers. I use bsl with all the children on a daily basis using signs for feelings, please, thank you and basic instructions.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
I believe communication with the family is the most important part. I work hard to build and maintain good relationships with all families and other settings, to work as a team in supporting the child. This helps to keep the same strategies and targets consistent throughout the child’s different environments, making them feel more stable and avoiding any mixed messages.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
I use an online Early Years Foundation Stage journal (Kinderly together) to track every child’s progress confidentially, to share only between us and the child’s parents/carers. Kinderly allows me to complete observation in line with the EYFS Framework, marking off goals and targets being met as evidenced by the observation. These observations will be emailed to the parents as well as progress reports twice a year and 2 year checks.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
I ensure that all resources are accessible to all children with photos on boxes for children who need the visual aids. All sensory and messy play activities are conducted on a tough spot which can be on the floor or at different heights. All activities can be adapted to accommodate any childs needs.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Currently there is a step at the front door and from the garden however we do have a fold up ramp that can be used if needed, as well as support from myself.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
I will ensure that all relevant documentation is sent to the setting via kinderly. I am also happy to have face to face meeting with staff from a new setting to ensure a smooth transition.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Currently there are no children requiring sen provisions. however when required i will contact the local authority senco department to ensure i offer the best provisions for the child and will liaise with parent to ensure this is achieved.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Please contact myself via email or mobile number registered.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
I use a parents only Facebook group where comments can be left. I send out annual parental questionnaires and encourage parents to comment and add observations to their childs kinderly file.