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What to expect whilst attending Peapods Daycare...
I will do all that I can to ensure your child is happy, safe, loved and nurtured whilst in my care. In addition, I have the pleasure of supporting your Child's development and learning throughout the first years of their life. One of the most important parts of each day will be to ensure I provide a rich environment with ample opportunities for learning and gaining new skills.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Allana Drennan
- Contact position
Where to go
We have adapted our conservatory into our very own playroom. The playroom offers ample natural light, a range of resources to aid your child's development and doors connecting to your back garden where we offer free flow. In our back garden we have a large mud kitchen, an outdoor maths area and a range of natural resources.
We set up a secure baby area with natural resources, support cushions and a range of other equipment in our living room that is connected to the conservatory, offering a more secure area for the under 1's.
We also have access to the front garden where our little fluffy animals live. We have 2 guinea pigs and 1 rabbit. The children will be given opportunities to join in with the animals care routines, learning how to look after them and learning about what the animals need to survive. On the other side of the garden we can offer some more physical activities, including a slide and tunnels etc. We also have a range of outdoor equipment that children will have access to.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per Hour
- £5 Per hour including healthy snacks and drinks.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- I have worked in a nursery previously and have worked with several children that had dietary requirements due to allergies and some due to religious reasons.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
Other furred animal
- Immediate vacancies
- I have vacancies for a child under 1 and a space for a child between 1 and 5 years old.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 0 years to 1 years (spaces available: ) From 1 years to 5 years (spaces available: )
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Tuesday 8.00 5.30 Wednesday 8.00 5.30 Thursday 8.00 5.30 Friday 8.00 5.30
- Offers pickups
- St Francis CE Primary School
- i will offer pick up services from Tuesday - Friday from St Francis school.
- SENCo name
- Allana Drennan
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
I will be working closely with all the children in my care. I will observe children on a regular basis and will be working in partnership with parents. I will be recording their progress on Tapestry which will support my knowledge of the child's development and could help identify possible need of additional support.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
I will be planning activities based on children's personal interests to ensure they are being provided good quality activities that interest them.
I will be using Tapestry to record children's development. I will also be working in partnership with the parents and encouraging them to add to Tapestry to see how their child is achieving at home in addition to in my setting. I will also be working in partnership with any other setting that the child may attend.
- Links we have to other agencies
I will link with any agency that can provide any additional support for the children in my care and their parents too.
- How we support children transferring to school
Any child transferring to school i will be working in partnership with any other setting the child may attend, I will also link with their future school. With parental support I will organise visits from the teacher to my setting, or visits from their key worker from another setting to discuss their developmental progress.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have worked closely with a child that had special educational needs for over 3 years.
I have experience from working in a nursery setting for 8 years working with children aged 3 months up to 11 years old.
I have attended training for speech and language.
Training for mindfulness.
Training for 5 to thrive.
Training for paediatric first aid
Safeguarding level 3.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Children flourish with positive relationships, a safe environment and a healthy lifestyle. Children need support with their emotional well-being, so providing them with an enabling environment is so important to me.
I will be working in close partnership with all parents forming a positive relationship with them in addition to their child. I will also provide boundaries and a flexible daily routine. I will promote physical development and the need for healthy eating and adequate hydration on a daily basis.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Parents will have access to their child's Tapestry account. There they will be able to see all of their child's progress when they are attending my setting. I will also offer daily face to face feedback in addition to a daily diary/communication book. This book will contain information about their child's day, what they have done in addition to any nappy changes, snacks, meals etc throughout the day. I also encourage parents to write anything they want to write in the communication books.
- Our complaints policy
I have a complaints policy that includes all information about how to complain and the process of what happens when making a complaint and who to make a complaint to. I also display the contact details for Ofsted in my setting.
In addition to my complaints policy I ask parents to complete a feedback form within the first 2 months of starting at Peapods Daycare, regarding my care and my setting and if there are any changes they would like to see. I also ask parents to note down anything in their daily diary/communication book. This way I hope to be able to resolve any queries or problems and to lessen any future problems before they arise.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
I am unable to do this as my only entrance has steps.
- Facilities we have for personal care
I have a downstairs bathroom with a toilet, sink, bath, shower, potty and a stall available to all that may need it.
For nappy changing I have an area in the living room that is a out of the way to give children some privacy during this time.
- Specialist resources we have
I have a variety of age and stage appropriate resources that will help to provide your child with opportunities to flourish whilst in my care. I am also willing to add some additional resources for individual needs.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
I will ensure that I plan any trips or outings to be age appropriate for all the children in my care. I will always try and visit the place prior to taking the children there to risk assess and check it is appropriate and beneficial for all the children attending. I will ensure all activities I plan will be easily adapted to suit every child's age and or stage of development.
Last updated: 12/04/2019