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Wendy Butterfield Monster Minders
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)

We run a large happy family where everyone is encouraged to develop to their full potential.A happy child is a healthy child.

All children are encouraged to take part in all activities,we try to provide an enabling environment which is welcoming to everyone.It is essential that parents feel they are getting the best for their children and this is what we try to achieve,while providing flexible care.

i have been childminding for nearly thirty years and have extensive knowledge of children including those with special needs. At present  I employ my daughter,who is also registered as a childminder,and three,very well qualified assistants all of whom work well together as a team and have tremendous empathy for the children in our care.

We are lucky to have two large garden areas and an indoor heated swimming pool all of which are used by the children and also their families. The children are taken to school and back, younger children walk to school in the afternoons to collect the school age children. We often visit the local park and go on outings at least two days a week to the Eden project, Newquay zoo, Tehidy woods, Jungle Jacks etc..

The setting is closed on bank holidays, two weeks at Christmas, may half term and the week before August bank holiday weekend.

Who to contact

Contact name
Wendy Butterfield
Contact position
Owner
Telephone
01872 573182
E-mail
monsterminders@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Monster Minders
Address
Eden Manor
Goonhavern
Truro
Cornwall
Postcode
TR4 9NW

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
4.50 Per Hour
Details
We charge £1 each for lunch and evening meal.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
we will respect the dietary needs of all our children.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
we look after several mixed race children and have had numerous children with english as a second language.
Languages spoken

English

We actively encourage makaton with our under fives.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
Yes
List of pets
Other furred animal

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Variable times available - please call for current availability
Date updated
01/02/2019

Funded places

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

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 7am 7pm
Tuesday 7am 7pm
Wednesday 7am 7pm
Thursday 7am 7pm
Friday 7am 6pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Goonhavern Primary School
Details
Goonhavern Pre-school

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
wendy butterfield

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Observation and discussion with team members and parents.


We use tapestry to monitor the progress of all under fives.

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

Observation, monitoring and aid from outside agencies, parental and medical advise.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the pre-school and any professionals involved with the children.

How we support children transferring to school

We take all the children to collect the older children from school and pre-school so that they are very familiar with the school also we ensure that they go to activities at the school and all introductory days.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

21 years experience with children with additional needs


Makaton training.


Senco training.


Moving and handling.


Epilepsy training and use of Madazalin

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

We encourage healthy eating, outside play,fresh air and indoor and outdoor activities,we try to swim every child once a week.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We discuss children with their parents on a daily basis,have learning journey's and individual daily diaries. where necessary

Our complaints policy

Our policy is in -line with Ofsted recommendations and available for parents to read.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Full ramped access to large extension.

Facilities we have for personal care

Changing room,toilet off play room.

Specialist resources we have

Heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We ensure all activities are compatible with everyone.

Last updated: 01/02/2019

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