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Benson, Mrs Jacqueline
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)

NVQ3 Childcare & Learning Development,NVQ2 Teaching Assistant.

I have been working with children for 30 years and childminding for 8 of those years. My daughter is registered as my assistant if needed. Two cats  share our child friendly home with an enclosed garden ideal for messy play leading from the well equipped playroom. We have lots of fun times outdoors, (waterproofs and wellies are a must!) picnics, parks, moorland, and woodland walks, as well as activities at our allotment.  We regularly attend toddler groups to meet and make new friends.  Children learn to share, take turns and care about each other and the environment through organised activities with plenty of time allocated for free play and using their imagination.

Who to contact

Contact name
Jackie Benson
Contact position
01579 362351
Mobile: 0797 1657937

Where to go

Upton Cross

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£4.50 Afterschool Club
£4.50 Breakfast Club
from £20 Per Evening
Reduction for siblings in wraparound care
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Access to playroom/house via ramps through garage. Downstairs toilet is not wheelchair friendly

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
willing to discuss

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
I aim to meet the needs of the family
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Some Part time vacancies from Sept 2019 Please contact provider to discuss needs.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
Upton Cross Ace Academy

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07.40 19.00
Tuesday 07.40 19.00
Wednesday 07.40 19.00
Thursday 07.40 19.00
Friday 07.40 19.00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Upton Cross Primary School
12 or 1am pickup from Preschool 3.15pm pick up - walking/pushchair (all weathers)

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Good relationships with parent/carers      Good relationship with local EY unit.    2 year check.    Regular observation and assessment

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

As above

Support with appropriate activities based around the child's interests

Links we have to other agencies

Contact numbers for advice and information. Have had previous contact with local Health Visitor, Speech and LanguageTeam, Special School, Contact a Family, Direct Payments, 

How we support children transferring to school

"Talk about School" with story books and photo's of staff and premises. Support "School Ready" skills.

Visit the premises, when joining  in community  activities with Little Links and Little Minions Preschool.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Mandatory training: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Food Hygiene. I regularly attend cluster meetings and training opportunities to keep up to date and gain fresh ideas from Colleagues.

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

In depth discussion of childs needs with parent/carer on registration. Detailed health records and requirements. Settling In Period and good attatchments. A risk assessed and safe environment.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Daily verbal feedback and diary. Individual planning. Learning Journey and written assessment

Our complaints policy

Included in welcome pack . If an issue cannot be resolved verbally then it would be put in writing.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Ramp access through garage to rear entrance

Facilities we have for personal care

Downstairs cloakroom - not wheelchair friendly

Specialist resources we have

I would source as required. I have a sensory garden, and an allotment with wheelchair access, high level beds and playhouse where we do Forest School type activities.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Discuss options with parent for example one parent loans us their adapted car. Risk assessment will ensure parking, access, toilet facilities are appropriate to needs.

Last updated: 20/09/2019

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