Childminding Butterflies (Kirsty-Anne Spong)
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)
Childminding Butterflies in Newquay. Offering quality childcare for children. Butterflies is a home from home setting, where children can learn and develop in a safe and nurturing environment with a range of activities offered to enable them to reach their potential. Probably the closest childminder to Trenance Academy
Times can be flexible please contact for further information
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Kirsty-Anne Spong
- Contact position
- 07761 383227
- Childminding Butterflies (Kirsty-Anne Spong)'s facebook page
Where to go
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- I have been on a course to understand dietary requirements.
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
We welcome anyone from any back ground or culture in to our setting.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate 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 7am 6pm Tuesday 7Am 6pm Wednesday 7Aam 6pm Thursday 7am 6pm Friday 7Am 6pm
- Offers pickups
Newquay Junior Academy
Trenance Learning Academy
- SENCo name
- Kirsty-Anne Spong
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
I have undertaken an asperges and autism awareness course, I am a qualified person centred counsellor and during the course of my career I have participated in mental health training, safeguarding, domestic violence training have much experience in how to manage difficult behaviour and have a wealth of experience in working with children who have different SEND. During my working day I am constantly observing planning and assessing children’s development, using different formats that make up a part of the EYFS to create a learning profile. If I discover that there are any areas of weakness I will contact outside agencies which would be specific and relevant to enable children in my setting to meet their potential. I work closely with outside agencies such as health visitors, speech and language therapists and other professionals who work with early years children to enable children to fully reach their potential, equality and inclusion are important and I have developed a good relationship with the local school to ensure information which is in the child’s best interest is shared with schools to help them prepare to move on.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Through Child observation, I am confidently able to identify children’s additional needs and would aim to support those needs through great partnership with parents and other professionals working with the child. I am continually participating in my own personal professional development, I undertake training frequently and would endeavour to do what ever it takes to extend my knowledge on how best to support each and every unique child’s individual needs to support their learning.
- Links we have to other agencies
Through past experience I have worked with and gained an awareness of many outside agencies and know how to find the information I need to support any child. I currently work with a Speech and language therapist, have previously worked with an educational phycologist, Paediatric departments at Trelisk, Gp’s and would have no hesitation in working together to best support a child with other agencies.
- How we support children transferring to school
Working towards getting children school ready we contact the primary school they will be attending and try to create a relationship, visiting the school bringing the children along to familiarise them with the environment. The local schools contact me for EYFS profiles and where possible we will arrange a visit to our setting at least once and to the school to prepare the children and familiarise the children with the class and teacher they will be moving on to. We are constantly challenging children to support learning across all areas to ensure their school readiness through promoting their independence.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have completed an undergraduate qualification in Early years education and created a level 4 diploma in counselling studies. I have completed the relevant qualifications to become a childminder and done my level 3 safe guarding, food and hygiene certificate, paediatric first aid course. All of my staff have access to childcare.co.uk courses to continue their professional development.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
I ensure that the children in my setting have a really good nutritious diet, plenty of opportunity to exercise and provide lots personal little quiet areas where they feel they can have some time out for them selves, or a secret little meeting area with their friends, we have a good outside area for exercise and promote good routines and education to do with personal care, washing hands, making healthy choices, choosing healthy options and drinking plenty of water through out the day, nutrition and exercise is so important in well being. We incorporate dance, yoga art, water mud kitchen play and have a perfect setup for free flow play in and outside the house so children can freely choose where they want to go and what they want to do. I believe in freedom of movement and children being able to choose what they want, it builds self confidence and promotes independence. We have a great range of tools to create emotional intelligence, supporting children in understanding their big feelings and how to channel them and express them also. We talk lots also about people who help us, such as dentist, gp, police, firemen, to create positive role models for these kinds of experiences that they will encounter through life promoting great British values.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
I believe I am an extension of the child’s home life and get a great deal of information and a strong idea of what life is like for a child at home, I try and create a slow, organic and gentle transition from what life is like at home to what life is like here in the setting. I communicate with the parents through watts app, through baby days, through texting and great communication during the day, mainly at drop off and pick up. I send all the parents copies of the Development matters document and the early years out comes document and highlight what we and they can all be working on to enable their child to move forward. I ask permission to invite outside agencies to best support their child such as speech and language therapies etc. I fill out a monthly support plan for each child in every learning area so I can plan what activities to dot around the setting to best support the children but first and foremost I allow the parents to have influence on how and what happens during their child’s time with me as the parents being confident and secure in what I do, goes a long way to their children feeling confident here also.
- Our complaints policy
I have the OFSTED number on my parents board and inform all parents on registration that should they wish to make a complaint about me this is the number to contact. I have told them that I am happy to discuss any concerns or grievances with them but if they are not satisfied then they can take the matter further with Ofsted. I will record any and all complaints and outcomes and file them and will show Ofsted on my inspection when they come round to assess me.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
My building is accessible to most people.
- Specialist resources we have
The resources I have are specialist to each children’s individual needs. I have previously purchased an app to encourage a child with his speech during technology, materials for a bi-lingual child from his native language, I have worked in unison with a speech and language therapist to support learning I have bought an Elexa’ sound system device so I can play different cultural music through out the day for children. We have some SEND resources for calming down and relaxing purposes An led pebble to calm the children, some sensory lighting calming cubes, an infinity mirror. We have prams reigns, high chairs, traffic light systems, relaxing music through Elexa. What ever is needed for SEND, adapting always to suit the needs of each unique child.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Using what ever resources would be necessary to support any child during each trip, to ensure inclusion for everyone, if necessary we could employ extra staff members also on a particular day to ensure 1 on 1 where necessary.
Last updated: 26/08/2020