Wilkins, Mrs Lucy
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)
First registered in 1991, I live with my husband and my grown up son who works as an IT recruitment consultant in Truro. I have an enclosed garden which is used for outside play. I hold NVQ 3 Early Years Care & Education, First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Makaton, & various other childcare qualifications. I am a member of the Trevithick Childminding group & with other minders I visit local attractions on group outings & we meet regularly at local Childrens Centres. My setting is a 'home from home' environment & the children regularly visit the shops, libraries, woods, parks, post office etc. I can provide funded places for 2,3 & 4 year olds. My last two Ofsted Inspections have been graded as 'Outstanding'.
Choosing childcare is a very personal and individual matter and I prefer to meet families in person and discuss all aspects of my childcare face to face. Please contact me to arrange a 'no obligation' meeting and have a chat over the phone.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Lucy Wilkins
Mobile: 07816 415473
Where to go
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.10 Per Hour
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Have cared for children who had a gluten free diet
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for further information or to reserve a place.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From Birth years to 5 years years (spaces available: 1)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Tuesday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Wednesday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Thursday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Friday 08:00:00 18:00:00
- Offers pickups
- Portreath Community Primary School
- Portreath Pre-school can also be included as drop off/pick up.
- SENCo name
- Lucy Wilkins
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Parents complete an ‘All about me’ form at the start of placement. Extensive observation and assessment records are in place to monitor all areas of development. I have an extra tracking form for Communication & Language development. A statutory 2 year development check is completed to coincide with Health Visitor visit. Termly assessments are completed and shared with parents. Parents are encouraged to communicate with me verbally and through a daily diary.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
By using all of the above systems it is easy to identify any learning/development needs. As my Adult:Child ratio is small, 1:3, I have a very close relationship with all children and this helps me to make decisions concerning the next steps required for each individual child.
- Links we have to other agencies
My initial contact would be to discuss a child’s development with the parents. A joint decision would then be made as to any external help that may be required. A first stop would usually be the child’s Health Visitor and also to work together with any other setting that the child may also attend e.g. pre school. Through the Health Visitor there would be links to other professionals e.g. Speech and language therapists, portage workers etc.
- How we support children transferring to school
I have a strong link with my local primary school and the reception teacher visits my setting when I have children about to attend her class. I also provide a transition form, which would give a summary of the child’s development. I have taken children to ‘Learning together’ sessions at local schools.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have attended various training workshops regarding nutrition, food safety/hygiene, Paediatric first aid, child protection, healthy attachment and brain development.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
All children have opportunities to rest/sleep as required. I have a clear illness policy to reduce the risk of cross infection if children become ill whilst at my setting. There are sufficient facilities for personal care. Healthy eating options are always encouraged. There are plenty of opportunities for Physical and Gross Motor play.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Termly assessment sheets, together with Next Step plans. I have a close relationship with all families and exchange information verbally on a day to day basis and through a daily dairy.
- Our complaints policy
I have a clear complaints policy which is given to parents when joining my setting. It is a condition of my registration to investigate all written complaints relating to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and I will notify the complainant of the outcome within 28 days of receipt of the complaint. I will keep a written record of all complaints and their outcome for at least 3 years, these will be provided to Ofsted if required.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
A side entrance through my conservatory has reduced the number of steps to my property.
- Facilities we have for personal care
A full bathroom with toilet and a separate toilet with hand wash basin.
- Specialist resources we have
I have all resources required for all children under the age of five years, including babies, apart from the rearward facing carrying car seats. Most parents provide these. These resources include car seats, travel cots, bouncer seats, high chairs, chair safety straps, buggies, safety harnesses, wrist straps etc.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
I have sufficient car seats for all children and a double buggy. I have a variety of safety harnesses and wrist straps. Consideration is given to each trip as to the ages and stages of development of each child attending and adjustments are made as necessary. As a childminder I take the children out and about on a daily basis and so my risk assessments are made on a continuous basis.
Last updated: 03/11/2018