Joslin, Mrs Michelle Louise
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)
My last inspection in November 2015 rated my childminding as 'Outstanding'.
I live with my 3 sons, aged 19, 7 and 4.
I attend local toddler groups regularly, and we go on several outings each week, such as the park, duck ponds, trips to Crealy, Eden, Kidz World etc.
I am an accredited childminder, and also work with an assistant, who is also a registered childminder. Working alongside her has benefited my setting hugely. I plan & carry out activities to include all areas of the EYFS.
I have plenty of toys, puzzles, dolls, cars, bricks etc.
I have an enclosed garden with a Wendy House (Roleplay café and workshop), several outdoor toys, water wall etc.
I have been childminding for 15 years now.
Member of St Austell College Childminding Network.
HND in Education & Science
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Michelle Joslin
- Contact position
Where to go
My setting is a home from home setting. The children benefit from a warm caring environment with many advantages.
We were granted a SEND loan last year which enabled us to buy some great new resources catering for the needs of children with SEND. We were able to buy a new access ramp, many sensory toys and some better suited equipment such as car seats and chairs.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.00 Per Hour
- Out of hours fee is £5 per hour. Out of hours is before 8:00am and after 5:00pm
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Each child's diet is catered for and monitored carefully. Children are asked to bring their own packed lunch, but breakfast and dinner are included in prices, depending on times the children require care. We currently have children in our care with egg, dairy, beef and soya allergies but have dealth with other dietary requirements in the past.
- Has provision
- Our planning covers several festivals & I have an extensive range of have multi-cultural toys, books etc.
- Languages spoken
I currently only care for children with English as their spoken language, but have experience in working with those in which English is an additional language.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancies for any age will be available from September on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 7:30 18:00 Wednesday 7:30 18:00 Thursday 7:30 18:00 Friday 7:30 18:00
- Offers pickups
- Roche Community Primary School
- Drop off to and collection from Roche Community Primary School, Monday-Friday. No other school drop off or pick up available.
- SENCo name
- Michelle Joslin
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Our extensive documentation enables us to continuously monitor children's learning and development. Our milestone charts will show a detailed indicator if there are any concerns in any areas of development. Alongside this monthly observations, termly reports and our own identification can contribute towards identifying children that may require additional support. Both myself and my assistant keep up to date with relevant training to aid our abilities in being able to identify any issues or concerns.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
If our detailed documents and careful observations identify any areas of concern or highlight areas whereby a child needs support for their learning and development, we will act upon this as soon as possible. We have several strategies in place for providing support to both the child and their families. Our excellent knowledge of the local services available to help families and children with additional needs means we can help seek the right support for parents/guardians. Extra planning may be required to provide a more detailed support system for the children in my care, specific to each child's individual needs. I also have extra documentation, which provides a more detailed observation of the child and his or her needs and abilities. If required I can provide more resources, toys and apparatus to suit the needs of the child and aid them in their learning and development.
- Links we have to other agencies
One of our main support agencies is our local SENCO who we have worked closely with to help identify and support children with additional needs. We also have several local agencies of which we can contact to further support children's learning and development needs. These include; support for behavioral issues, dyslexia support, equality and diversity support, hearing and vision support and dietary services.
- How we support children transferring to school
We aim to support each individual child and to ultimately prepare them for starting school. We have several strategies used to aid this, firstly starting with enabling to children to understand the changes in going to school and what going to school means. Through stories, videos and trips to a school children gain a sense of understanding about the differences between my setting and going to school, helping them to feel at ease. We also fill in a 'Transition Document' which has been created by us to give the school information about the child, their current level of achievement etc. It also provides sections where by the child and parents can contribute their thoughts and opinions. The document features an additional page for any children with SEND to give information to the school about the child's main area(s) of need, Individual Education Plans and the name and contact details of any Other Professionals working with that child.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have had several years experience of working with children, and during the years have cared for many children with additional needs. On top of this, both myself and my assistant always keep our child protection and safeguarding training up to date as well as researching new and upcoming relevant training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Both myself and my assistant have recently undergone Paediatric First Aid Training and have an adequate measures in place to support this training, such as First Aid box, Individual medical cards etc. We are both also trained in food hygiene, and always aim to ensure children are as active and healthy as possible. Drinking water is available at all times and fresh fruit is given as a snack each day. The children are very active through their time in my setting, making use of the local parks, soft play areas, toddlers groups and the outdoor area. My setting is also a ‘Healthy Early Years Setting’. Our ‘Healthy Early Years training’ also supports us with many aspects of the Healthy Early Years with focus on individual needs, culture, intolerances etc. We ensure to keep this up to date and incorporate it into our practice when possible.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We provide plenty of opportunity to share information with parents on a regular basis. This may be done through face to face conversations, text messages or emails. We also send out regular newsletters and ask parents to regularly keep up to date with their child's learning journals and individual files. Questionnaires are also used to gain feedback from parents about the level of support and information they receive from myself.
Each child has an online page where we can share photos and information.
- Our complaints policy
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 the receipt of the complaint. If I do receive a formal written complaint, I will inform Ofsted within 14 days that a complaint has been made. I will ensure I investigate all complaints and notify the complainant of the outcomes of the investigation within 28 days. I will make sure I keep a written record of all complaints and their outcome for at least three years. These will be kept confidential but, as required, I will provide Ofsted, on request, with a written record of all complaints within a specified period and the action taken as a result of each complaint. I will retain all records for a minimum of 3 years.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Access to the building at current is done via the front door, which has a step up to enter. If children require I can put in place a ramp to ensure access for wheelchair users.
- Facilities we have for personal care
I have a downstairs toilet room with toilet and hand basin which is used by the children as required. The room also has a potty, and additional toilet seats with a step to aid independent use of the facilities. The children use the towels from the paper towel dispenser to dry their hands, and dispose of appropriately.
- Specialist resources we have
The lounge is used for the children to play in. I have a variety of different toys which the children have access to, which include a choice of multicultural toys, sensory toys etc. We have recently spent a grant of £500 to buy new sensory and SEND toys and equipment
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
I always ensure that my practice and my environment are always inclusive, in which all children have a sense of belonging and security, and feel that their contribution is valued. We take into account families and individuals varied life experiences and needs. I ensure to promote the individuality of all members of the setting, wherever this is possible and reasonable, irrespective of ethnicity, religion/belief, attainment, age, disability, gender or background. This includes; dietary and dress requirements of religious groups, additional physical requirements, dietary and allergy requirements and language and cultural requirements. Children with additional needs are supported to participate in all activities with the other children, but I also aim to include some more specific games and activities for the child to enjoy which the other children can join in with too. When visiting places and going on trips, the places are risk assessed to include all children. We also complete a document of planning for these places, which includes a section on how we include any child with additional needs.
Last updated: 03/07/2019