Schlussas, Mrs Alexandra
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)
I am a childminder based in Looe.
I offer a safe, homely, fun and caring environment. I am very involved with many of the local playgroups, which I attend during the week. I also like to spend time outside on the beach, at the park, in the woods, or whatever new adventures we can find!
I have my Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, ITC Level 2 award in Paediatric First Aid and my Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene. I also attend regular extra training to ensure that my setting stays completely up to date.
I am happy to drop/collect from any Looe Pre-Schools.
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- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.50 Per Hour
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- On request
- Has provision
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for current vacancy situation.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08.00 16.00 Tuesday 08.00 16.00 Friday 08.00 16.00
- Offers pickups
- Looe Primary School
- Looe pre-schools
- SENCo name
- Alex Schlussas
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
I attend regular SENCO training courses to keep my setting up to date.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
I form close relationships with the children in my setting so that I can monitor and track their learning and development. I complete a 'Learning Journal', where I include observations and photographs. I then link these to the EYFS so that I can monitor where they are at in their stage of development.
- Links we have to other agencies
I am a member of the Quality Childminding in Cornwall group, which is very useful to keeping up to date with regulations and local information. Once a month I attend a local Childminder's group where we can share ideas and offer each other support. I regularly attend local playgroups and have a close working relationship with the local pre-schools.
- How we support children transferring to school
I support and prepare children for school by having lots of communication about their next step. If it is a local school that has a playgroup, I attend these to familiarise the child with the setting. In the past I have had dress up days where they can wear their school uniform to my house and we can have a day, similar to how it would be at school. I would talk about different emotions and try to help with their understanding of how their emotions may change or become more complex at school. I may try and meet up with their friends who they maybe starting school with.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have my Level 2 qualification in Paediatric First Aid.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
I always pay close attention to a child's well being. I have a close working relationship with the parents of the children at my setting to ensure that I have the best possible understanding of a child's situation.
We regularly go out and about, spending lots of time on the beach, in the woods or the park. I always encourage a healthy diet and help to develop a good understanding about a healthy and happy lifestyle.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
I regularly speak to parents at drop off and collection. I also have a learning journal that the parents can view regularly. I also use text messaging to keep a parent regularly up to date.
I have recently bought 'Tapestry', an online learning journal. Once this is up and running, parents will be able to view their child's information whenever they like.
- Our complaints policy
As a registered Childminder I aim to work in close partnership with all the parents to meet the needs of their children. I expect that parents will immediately bring to my attention any aspect of my service they are not happy with so that every effort can be made to resolve the matter. Parents can make a complaint to me verbally, or in writing.
It is a condition of my registration to investigate all written complaints relating to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. I will notify the complainant of the outcome within 28days of the receipt of the complaint.
If I do receive a formal written complaint, I will inform Ousted within 14 days that a complaint has been made.
I keep a written record of all complaints.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
My house is not accessible for wheelchairs. I do have a downstairs toilet and so everything is on one floor.
- Facilities we have for personal care
A downstairs bathroom.
- Specialist resources we have
I have car seats and pushchairs and a variety of toys and play equipment.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
I offer a wide range of activities, including indoor, outdoor, activities that involve other children and other settings. This then ensures that every child will experience something that they enjoy.
Last updated: 06/05/2020