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 have been registered with Ofsted for the last 7 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
Mobile: 07791 344 709
Where to go
27 bus from Trelowth
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £22.00 Per Half Day £35.00 Per Day
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Aware of allergies & prepared to cater for special diets if required.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Immediate vacancies
- Please call for current information on vacancies.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing 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
- Offers pickups
- St Mewan Community Primary School
- St Mewan Pre-school
- SENCo name
- Karen Taylor
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" 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.
Learning and development
- 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 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: 30/07/2018