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Cartwright, Mrs Julie
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

CACHE Level 2 Playwork.
DCP Level 2 CCP.
ECP pass
Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate
NVQ Level 3.
Always out & about at various activities and centres with the children - please ask for information.

Large decking area for all year round play. I have 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Received 2nd outstanding on Ofsted inspection. I have been childminding for over 14 years.

Who to contact

Contact name
Julie Cartwright
Telephone
01326 569639
E-mail
firststepscartwright@btinternet.com
Website
www.firststepschildminding.com
Notes
  • First Steps Childminding

Where to go

Address
Helston
Cornwall
Postcode
TR13
Notes

Bus to Tesco - town bus stops at bottom of road.Number 38 bus.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£43.00 Per Full Day
£8.00 Bank Holiday Per Hour
Details
School Term time only contracts

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Easy access - wide doors, no step. light switches @ wheelchair height.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
Yes
List of pets
Dogs

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
For up-to-date vacancies please refer the 'Availability' section on our website.
Date updated
08/04/2019

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07:00 17:30
Tuesday 07:00 17:30
Wednesday 07:00 17:30
Thursday 07:00 17:30
Friday 07:00 17:00
Saturday - -
Sunday - -

School pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Nansloe Academy

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Julie Cartwright

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

I do regular observations as the children are playing to be able to build up a developmental picture on each child, they enable me to identify any areas that require additional help and also to create next steps for each child in order to enhance their development.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

These are normally identified by observations that I regularly complete on each child to evidence where they are developmentally. End of term reviews.

Links we have to other agencies

I have completed  training in regards to access additional professional help. I have links with local health visitors, social workers and i am a member of Quality Childminding in Cornwall. 

How we support children transferring to school

We work to ensure that each child is 'school ready,practice skills that are vital in school such as being independent to go to the toilet, ability to get changed and put their own coat and shoes on as well as their confidence in asking adults for help if they need to. I would  encourage visits from the school teachers to see the child in my setting and also share their learning journeys so they know where I see them developmentally - with parents permission of course! We also read lots of stories and have discussions about school. As we already have children in the setting attending school they talk about their day and what happens at school. 

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

I ensure that my child protection and safeguarding training are kept up to date. Level 3 Multi Agency Child Protection Course, continuity through online and CPD. 

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

I ensure that my setting is risk assessed and outings that we go on are too. I teach the children road safety and other aspects about keeping them safe from an early age. older children using computer to complete research for homework do so with adult supervision.  I offer healthy food and offer activities to support being healthy.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

My policies set out how I intend to keep their child safe. I talk to the parents and keep them updated of the topics that we are covering that support this. e.g. cooking sessions, growing our own food etc. Termly reviews, parents meeting and daily chats or diaries for younger babies/children. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to chat about concerns. 

Our complaints policy

All First Steps Childminding policies can be accessed via our website. Please visit: http://www.firststepschildminding.com/Policies


Procedure follows OFSTED guidelines 

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The building is fully accessible from road level and has wide internal doors suitable for mobility aids such as wheelchairs. 

Facilities we have for personal care

I have a downstairs toilet and wash basin which can be used for personal care.

Specialist resources we have

I am able to source equipment as required.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

I include all children in activities and will adapt the level of the activities offered based on each child's learning stage and ability.

Last updated: 06/04/2019

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