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 accept the 30 hours funding. Currently only partially/shared with pre-school.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Completion of Progress Check at age 2.
Termly progress summary reports.
Key person (myself) observations within the 7 areas of the EYFS. I do these regularly and share via Kinderly (online learning journey) plus wow moments and photos via WhatsApp to keep parents fully informed of their child's activities.
I attend Webinars via Kinderly for up to date information plus a PACEY member so receive publications and emails via this agency of any new important information I need to know in the childcare field.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Daily diaries emailed each day.
Photos of activities.
Terry progress reports (3 times a year).
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Planning for the individual child.
Planning next steps and tracking progress via Kinderly app.
Adaptations at the setting to suit the child's needs.
Referral to Health Visitor or Quality Improvement Partner for further assistance if required.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Planning for unique child.
I am qualified SENCo so will liaise with outside agencies to ensure therapist's recommendations are carried through.
Use of visual and sensory resources, additional space for calm and quiet, small group and one on one activities and support.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
Regular meetings with parents.
Further training and courses available on SEND and information available via Kinderly, PACEY and Childcare.co.uk.
Network of local childminders to source local help and information.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
I use Kinderly - an online early years tool which h allows me to process daily diaries plus observations and progress reports which parents can feedback on and input their comments.
I supply a quarterly newsletter encouraging parents to link from home with me in things that are important and current in their child's life. We share ideas and informative links and also resources.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
Reviews with parents.
Regular risk assessing of places we visit or plan to visit.
Research in advance of trips and feedback afterwards.
Visit with another childminder so back up support can be given.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Side access into house available through side gate and into playroom round the back. Small ramp would be needed to access but can facilitate this.
Main rooms are linked and all on ground floor.
Bathroom currently on first floor but home improvements planned (planning permission attained) for downstairs cloakroom.
Plenty of pace to park as we have a double driveway and on road parking available.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
Progress check at age 2.
School readiness activities and support.
Transitional report for ready for school.
Visit to the school or new setting.
Meeting with the SENCo there or teacher if required.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Annual questionnaires to parents plus settling in survey and other feedback surveys throughout the year.
Door step feedback and meetings called if any issues.
Opportunities at LIFT meetings.
SENCo forum meetings.
Review of SEF.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Please contact myself Victoria Bagley to plan an initial visit.
Trial sessions can be arranged
Further visits by any other adults or social service members supporting the child can also be accommodated.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Annual questionnaires and surveys throughout the year.
Opportunity to leave reviews on Childcare.co.uk if a member.
Leave a reference or write up at the setting for future parents.