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Hello Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and Carers :)
I am a Mummy myself coming out of working in nursery’s and child care settings. I have lots of experience working with children here in the UK & overseas, I spent some time working in Children’s homes in India & Africa before having my own child and settling here in Cornwall.
The outdoors is a big part of our day, we visit woods I have done some forest school training. We go to a lot of beautiful gardens, beaches, animal sanctuary’s & soft play. We take our craft and stories with us to enjoy being creative as we go about exploring and learning.We also attend sensory music and movement groups, I aim for each child in my care to have this opportunity once a week as part of our learning & we visit other play groups to encourage building social skills.
I also network with other childminders who are connected with “QCC network” (Cornwall Council Quality Childminding network)
Currently I have Children in my care from 7am-6pm Monday - Thursday(term-time) Friday is my admin day, Although I do aim to meet all family’s needs, so please discuss with me what your requirements are, if possible we could maybe come to an arrangement outside of these hours.
In the school holidays I do offer childcare on a Friday. I also have the facility to over night care should this be needed, I am registered and graded “Good” by Ofsted, I offer 15/30hour funded spaces. I network with and have children sharing weekly childcare needs with myself and other local providers, so I offer wrap around care, pick up’s and drop off’s to families looking at splitting their funding across settings. I have good working relationships with the local Nursery & School & Pre-School.
Please contact me for a parent information pack or to discuss your care needs.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Rebecca Jones
- Contact position
- 07599 766355
Where to go
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- Offers pickups
- Lostwithiel School
- Also Lostwithiel Pre School & Nurtured Nursery
- SENCo name
- Rebecca Jones
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Each term I track children's progress against the Early years framework. If any concerns arise I look to seek support for the child and families.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
I identify needs by listening to the parents and careers concerns through observation and tracking development, recording my findings.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have access to local SENCO groups with links to other professionals to gain advice and direction to provide the best care possible for every child.
- How we support children transferring to school
Meetings will be set up with the school and where needed a key person assigned to the child's welfare. Then we arrange visits for that key person to my setting to discuss transition and build relationships and familiarity before transition.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I have an awareness of special educational needs and experience of working with children needing extra support.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
I aim to link in with other local professionals to provide good quality of service and share best practice and meet every child's needs.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Il have open communication with parents and careers discussing the needs of the child. Updating them on progress and areas of development forming good links with the family to provide the best care possible.
- Our complaints policy
Parents and careers can request a complaints form from myself and we can work together to resolve the matter.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The front door is accessible with a wheelchair and the patio of the outdoor space, steps can be used to access the lower garden and fire pit area.
- Facilities we have for personal care
There is an upstairs toilet I can support a child to access this.
- Specialist resources we have
I have lots of sensory toys to explore and experience also happy to take advise from families to add resources as we go along.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
My car is large enough to have a folded wheelchair in the back and most of the public places we visit have ramps and good access.
Last updated: 30/11/2018