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Paterson, Mrs Sharon Ann
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)

Ofsted rated outstanding.  ICP, DCP, ECP, CACHE LEVEL 3 completed, Child Protection and Food Hygiene training. Doing working with children and familes degree course which includes working with disabled children, First Aid trained, Birth to three matters - training completed.EYFS Diploma.
I hold a full clean driving licence.I provide all appropriate car seats etc. I can provide overnight care and respite weeks. 
I have been working with children for 20 years in different settings and have 3 children of my own and a step son who lives with us. I have a garden so children can enjoy the freedom of safe, outdoor play.
I provide a warm, safe,friendly home environment where children can feel valued & can play & learn at their own pace.
We love messy play, country walks, trips to the park, role play, music & dance, gardening, cooking & baking, story time, puppets, puzzles & much much more.
The children are all given healthy snacks & fresh drinking water is available at all times.

I can provide 2 and 3 year old governenment funded places on request either as a sole or joint provider.

Who to contact

Contact name
Sharon Paterson
Contact position
Ofsted Outstanding Registered Childminder
Mobile: 07949099438
Paterson, Mrs Sharon Ann's facebook page

Where to go


Helston - Penzance - Truro - Camborne bus routes.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£40.0 Per Day
Daily rates are for the hours of 8.30 - 5.30
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
All childminding facilities are on ground floor - garden is flat.

Dietary needs

Has provision
In accordance with parents' guidance. I have sound knowledge of coeliac disease.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
In accordance with parents' guidance.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Part time vacancies Contact provider for more details.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.30am 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am 5.30pm
Thursday 8.30am 5.30pm
Friday 8.30am 5.30pm

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Sharon Paterson

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

I use the babysdays system which allows me to assess children's progress thoroughly and identify any areas in which children may require additional support of any kind. It identifies areas where children are excelling or having difficulty achieving their learning goals.

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

The babysdays system allows me to monitor progress and gives me ideas for how to help children to achieve their learning goals

Links we have to other agencies

I form links with other agencies as and when needed, normally starting with the individual child's health vsitor

How we support children transferring to school

I support children transferring to school in accordance with their parents guidance. We take regular trips to the local school and have a good link with the local school.


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

A good balanced diet is vital for children to develop healthily along with fresh air and regular exercise. I am happy to provide all children in my care with healthy meals, snacks and drinks, or to cook/serve food provided by their parents. If you want to supply food for your child for consumption on the premises, you must be aware of food hygiene when preparing packed lunches or snacks. This includes checking dates for consumption of both dried and perishable foods, and correct storage of food items when sent to the setting. As consumption of all food on my premises, inclusive of packed lunches provided by parents, is ultimately my responsibility, the following must be observed at all times. Any perishable foods inclusive of dairy and meat products must be identified and labelled with your child's name. These will then be stored in the refrigerator until required. Any food not consumed by your child will be discarded on the same day, subject to conditions below: Any out of date foods will not be given to your child, as they cannot be stored on the premises, they will be discarded and you will be informed. Food brought to the setting to meet your child's specific Dietary requirements can only be stored on a weekly basis and must be collected at the end of the week. Pre-packed baby foods will not be given unless provided by you with your written permission. This is to ensure the child's welfare with regard to known and unknown allergies. Babies formula milk needs to be provided in clean bottles, with your child's name and date stated clearly on them. I encourage children to choose healthy options and to experiment by trying new foods from other cultures. Older children are encouraged to help in the preparation of food and meals. I am happy to discuss menus with parents and cater for children with different food allergies and cultural/religious requirements. If your child has any particular dislikes or favourite dishes please let me know. I will record what your child has eaten and approximate amounts in their daily dairy, if you have any concerns regarding diet/menu/quantity please do not hesitate to discuss it with me. I am happy to support you if you are weaning your baby. I will supply a blender and am willing to make pureed dishes if required. I do not permit children to have fizzy drinks, unless it is a special occasion and parents have given permission. Children are offered water, milk or fruit juices. I do not encourage children to eat sweets on a regular basis, however I do sometimes offer sweets for special occasions. Please let me know what, if any sweets you permit your child to eat. The Health and Safety of your child is very important to me and I have, therefore, documented the following procedures that I have in place to support this. All toys will be checked and cleaned regularly to ensure they are safe for your child to use. Any broken or hazardous toys will be removed immediately. Children will only be offered toys and resources that are suitable for their age/stage of development I do a quick risk assessment of my home every morning before the children arrive to ensure that it is a safe environment for minded children All plug sockets not in use have socket covers All equipment will be checked and cleaned regularly. All equipment is fitted with the correct safety harnesses to prevent accidents, for example highchair and pushchairs. Car seats are checked regularly to ensure they are correctly fitted. I will never use a second hand car seat, as I do not know its history. My car is regularly serviced and MOT. I keep the safety locks on the back doors working. My car insurance is for Business use. I use safety equipment appropriate for the children in my care, ie: stair gates, cupboard locks etc. These are checked regularly. I will keep my front door locked with the keys on a hook up high to prevent the children opening the door to strangers. I have procedures in place in the event of a fire (see separate policy). I keep my kitchen very clean, following hygiene guidelines on the storing of food, keeping the fridge at the correct temperature etc. I ensure that the children do not have access to any waste, the bins are emptied daily and any used nappies are double wrapped and placed in the outdoor rubbish bin. Used Terry nappies when used in my setting are placed in a secure waste bin until collection day. I do not permit smoking in my home (see separate policy). I follow strict hygiene guidelines to prevent contamination (see separate policy). I have strict Child protection guidelines in place (see separate policy). I have emergency contact details with me at all times should I need to contact the parents. I will work with you to teach the children about safety issues like crossing the road and stranger danger. I will work with you to teach the children about making healthy food choices and physical exercise. Sleeping children will be regularly monitored and I use a baby monitor as well. I discourage the children from keeping 'secrets'. I will restrain a child if they are putting themselves or others in danger, for example running into a road. Head Lice - No Child will be excluded from my care unless treatment is not sought to help rid the said child of head lice, or that the child in question becomes overly infested and extra treatment needs to be sought I ask that all children and parents are sensitive and understanding towards the child. It is not their fault they have head lice. Please inform me immediately if you have discovered that your child has head lice. Sun Protection - I will do everything I can, working in partnership with you, to ensure that your child is protected from the sun's rays and for this reason will need you to provide me with: Sun Cream suitable for your child (high factor). Sun hat (preferably a legionnaires hat to protect the neck). A thin top/cardigan/t-shirt with long sleeves. I will ensure that your child uses the sun cream that you have provided and wears the hat. I will also avoid spending prolonged periods of time outdoors during the hottest part of the day, and when out will try and protect your child by finding shady areas and using a sunshade on the pushchair. I will encourage your child to drink water regularly to prevent dehydration. I will require you to sign a form giving me permission to apply the sun cream that you have provided. Swimming Pool - I have the following procedures in place: I will follow the guidelines of the pool regarding the ratio of children to responsible adult. I will be in the pool at all times with the children. All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow end of the pool and wear armbands or a life vest. Children will only be taken swimming once their parents have signed a swimming consent form. Children will be closely supervised in the changing rooms. If you have any concerns regarding the health and safety of your child please discuss them with me.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

All children have a daily diary that is used for communication between myself and parents. Everything regarding how children are being supported is written in the diary and can be discussed with parents at any time.

Our complaints policy

I hope that you are happy with the service that I provide, but I appreciate there may be times when I am not offering you and your child the service that you require. I hope that you will feel able to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have with me directly. If you would rather not talk in front of your child then we can arrange a more convenient time, for example in the evening or at the weekend. It is a requirement by Ofsted that all complaints are logged along with the outcome and any action taken, these records must be available to show an Ofsted Childcare Inspector if required. If you feel that you are unable to talk to me, or that after talking, the matter remains unresolved then you can put your complaint in writing, I will investigate the matter and reply to you within 28 days. If you wish to make a formal complaint then you can contact the Ofsted Complaints and Investigation Unit on Tel: 0300 123 1231 or contact Ofsted at: Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

I only use downstairs for childminding so all areas are easily accessible to all children and parents

Facilities we have for personal care

I have a downstairs bathroom where each child can store their own toothbrush if parents require them to brush their teeth after meals, each child has their own towel and the toilet is easily accessible.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All trips are planned in advance and a risk assessment undertaken before we go to ensure that wherever we go can be enjoyed by every chid

Last updated: 01/06/2020

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