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Karen's Kiddicare
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Coronavirus status: Open for key workers and vulnerable children

I have been registered with Ofsted for the last 8 years and am part of QCC (Quality Childminders in Cornwall).  I am able to provide 2, 3 and 4 year funding which provides up to 30 hours free childcare.

I am married with 2 teenage children and have lived in Cornwall all my life, most of which has been in the village of Polgooth where I am currently living.  We have a small dog called Freckle who is very child friendly some chickens and a large back garden providing outdoor play and the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetable which provide a source for our home cooked meals and snacks.  

We make regular trips to the local park, playgroup, beach and Heligan Gardens.  There is still plenty of opportunity for the children and I to cook, enjoy arts and crafts and other indoor activities. Inclusive in the daily rate will be lunch, two healthy snacks and a cooked evening meal, if required.

I have gained – Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Level 3, Food Safety Certificate and CACHE Diploma in Childcare.
My aim is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all the children in my care, and to encourage them to reach their full potential physically, emotionally and socially whilst taking ito account the Early Year Foundation Stage.

Who to contact

Contact name
Karen Taylor
Contact position
01726 74049
Mobile: 07791 344 709

Where to go


27 bus from Trelowth

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£22.00 Per Half Day
£35.00 Per Day

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Aware of allergies & prepared to cater for special diets if required.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please call for current information on vacancies.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.00am 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am 5.30pm
Thursday 8.00am 5.30pm
Friday 8.00am 5.30pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
St Mewan Community Primary School
St Mewan Pre-school

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Karen Taylor

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Parents complete an "All about me" document before they start so I have an idea of the child's development and learning style. I regularly observe and assess each child to identify any area where they may need additional support. I also use a tracking sheet to see at what stage the child's development is against the EYFS outcomes. Two year checks are completed and shared with Parents who then take them to the Health Visitor.

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

Attend regular training to increase my knowledge and understanding of all areas of learning.

Links we have to other agencies

I am aware of how to get in touch with other agencies through Family Information Services.

How we support children transferring to school

I have a good relationship with St. Mewan School and I share my Learning Journeys with them so they can see each child's progress.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

SENCo Induction Training and Network Meetings,  Level 3 Safeguarding and Positive Behaviour Management training.

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

Risks Assessment are completed and regularly updated. I have a Healthy Eating Policy and share any concerns in the child's Daily Diary. I have a Hygiene Policy and ask parents to be respectful of illness and infection.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Daily diaries, Learning Journeys linking to EYFS, monthly newsletters and Parent Questionnaires. I feel it is important to have a good relationship with my parents and am always available at drop off and pick up times to share information, concerns or just have a friendly chat.

Our complaints policy

Parents are given a copy of my Complaints Policy when we sign Contracts


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible


Facilities we have for personal care

Husband, son, daughter and myself have DBS. Discreet changing area in the bathroom. Hand washing poster in the bathroom.

Specialist resources we have

None at this time but aware how to contact Occupational Therapists to put equipment in place.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All children are including in all activities and I use a buggy for younger children who are unable to walk. A Risk Assesment will be carried out to ensure I have identified any obstacles. Any trips will be including on the monthly newsletter so parents are aware and we can plan together any concerns they may have.

Last updated: 02/09/2019

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