Little Lambs Childcare
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Little Lambs Childcare is a home based childcare setting based in Pentire, Newquay.
We are very lucky and the setting is on Pentire crescent which is a stones throw from the Gannel and Fistral beach, we are within walking distance of the town, all beaches and parks,and the boating lake.
We understand how important it is for your child to learn and develop and we hope to provide the best possible care and learning we can in a nurturing, home from home environment.
We do spend a lot of time exploring our local community, visiting different areas of interests to keep the children within our care excited and eager to learn.
We are a small setting but with a large space.
We operate from two playrooms, an under 2's area upstairs and over 2's downstairs, the children in our care will have access to a range of activities and toys for them to explore and enjoy.
We follow the Early years foundation stage and we are a play based setting, everything the children learn is through play and through their interests and ideas.
We have a garden which is well-appointed for the children in our care, with a climbing frame, bikes, mud kitchen, sand and water tray.
We have extensive experience with SEN.
We have extensive experience with food allergies and provide a dairy free and vegetarian menu.
We are all qualified or working towards childcare qualifications, DBS checked and First Aid trained.
Who to contact
Where to go
Located in Pentire, Newquay
Close to Newquay bus station
Close to Fistral beach and the Gannel
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £32.00 Per Half Day £54.00 Per Full Day
- What we Provide:
Care and learning opportunities for your children throughout the day.
Nappies and wipes.
All meals, drinks and snacks.
Outdoor and indoor space.
A great range of toys and equipment.
Trips to all the local amenities.
What you provide:
Formula or breast milk
Comforters for your child throughout the day
Clean bottles or a cup for your child to use throughout the day
Spare change of clothes
Essentials for: Autumn/winter: wellington boots, hat and gloves.
Spring/summer: Sun hat and sun cream.
Full day- £50.00 per child per day. 8am - 6pm
Half day- £31.00 per child per half day. 8am-1pm / 1pm-6pm
Closure for bank holidays = No charge
Child off for sickness or holidays = Full fee
We are able to offer 15 and 30 hours 2,3 and 4 year old funding.
Please note with prior arrangement we do not charge for school holidays
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Can provide for all dietary requirements
- Has provision
- Can provide for all
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We have a waiting list in place for September 2022
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- SENCo name
- Katie Lamb
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Regular observations & assessments on each individual child to identify any areas where extra support may be needed.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Plan for their development through the observations taken and providing relevant and achievable next steps.
- Links we have to other agencies
Links are made with outside agencies where necessary
- How we support children transferring to school
Children are helped to develop their personal, emotional, social and physical skills to prepare them for school. They are helped to be independent in self-care, learn how to negotiate with others and take turns and are introduced to early literacy through fun activities. Transition meetings are held with teachers and we share the child's Learning Journey and assessments with the teachers to help them make a smooth transition.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are trained in the relevant childcare areas or are in current training. All assistants have up to date paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Children are provided with a healthy menu. We head out and about a lot and we enjoy fresh air and physical exercise.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We speak to the parents face to face on a daily basis, and have an online system for the children which parents can access 24/7 to see their child developments as we upload them. Parents can use this system to communicate with us.
- Our complaints policy
Policy on complaints is available upon request. We follow the guidelines set by OFSTED.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
There is one step leading into the house, however a ramp could be fitted if required.
- Facilities we have for personal care
The playrooms, bathroom, and kitchen are accessible
- Specialist resources we have
None at present but will source as and when required.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All trips and outings are risk assessed, and thought is given for the children attending. Trips are planned and thought for every child.
Last updated: 01/03/2022