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Victoria Sims - Little Ducklings
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Hi I'm Victoria. I am an ofsted registered childminder, I live in Crowntown, Helston with my partner, our 2 children, our dog and cat.

I offer a home from home setting where children learn and develop in life skills. I have a dedicated play space in my home with a variety of resources for the children to explore, I also have a nice garden with outdoor toys and a vegetable patch.

I like to have a focus on outdoor learning. I enjoy taking the children out for adventures and help them grow in confidence using nature.I believe children thrive when they are offered the freedom to learn.

While home we also enjoy lots of arts and craft, baking, stories and song time and our wide range of toys.

I also take the children to a large socialising group once a week so they able to make new friends and play and learn in a different environment.

I myself regularly attend meetings and training courses to keep myself up to date.

Who to contact

Contact name
Victoria Sims
Contact position
Childminder
Telephone
07540 176298
E-mail
littleducklingschildminding@yahoo.co.uk
Facebook
Victoria Sims - Little Ducklings's facebook page

Where to go

Address
Crowntown
Helston
Cornwall
Postcode
TR13

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Gluten free
Vegan
Dairy free
No food provided
Details
I have cared for many children with cmpa and my youngest also had this.

Cultural provisions

Languages spoken

English 

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
Yes
List of pets
Cats
Dogs

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Date updated
02/07/2019

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8am 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am 5:30pm
Thursday 8am 5:30pm

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Victoria Sims

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Regular observations and by having a close relationship with the children i care for i can identify differences in theirs behaviours and actions.

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

Regular observations and by having a close relationship with the children i care for i can identify differences in theirs behaviours and actions.

Links we have to other agencies

As a newly relocated childminder I am still making connections with relevant bodies.

How we support children transferring to school

I build a close relationship with the school the child is leaving my setting for to ensure they have enough information on the child. i also encourage lots of independent play and allow children to make choices about the day and how it will be for them.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

I am a registered childminder currently doing my level 3 forest school leader qualification.

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

I have a large focus on outdoor learning, and the scandinavian approach to early years. I believe treating a child as an individual will encourage them, nurture them and promote a healthy well being.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Regular conversations and a daily diary.

Our complaints policy

I have a formal policy with in my setting i am happy to share on request.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

none

Facilities we have for personal care

I have a large family bathroom.

Specialist resources we have

i would purchase what  is needed for the individual.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

As a setting that regularly goes out, i ensure all my activities are suitable for all children in my care.

Last updated: 01/04/2020

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