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Theobald, Miss Sarah Jane
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)

 I live in a large house with separate playroom and use our outside space throughout the day with a very child led approach in my setting.
 We have a large outdoor garden and decking space with many toys & bikes to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Large trampoline sunk into back lawn and playhouse with slide.
2 child-friendly dogs, house rabbit, 2 guinea pigs and fish make up our family as well as my partner and 12 year old daughter.  
Do many structured activities with the children as well as free-play. Take them to soft play, library outings, the park and other local walks to the woods etc. I often go on trips to the beach, heligan, Eden and the zoo.
I have been a childminder for 20 years and am a qualified first aider, fully insured. I was a  nanny for many years before becoming a childminder.  I am also a level 4 accredited with the council run programme Healthy Under 5s
I attend regular training sessions to update my qualifications including:

Hygge accreditation
Emotion coaching and birth to thrive,
Healthy eating for toddlers
Sing & Sign
Child Development
First things first- unique child
Child protection level 3 multi-agency training
Food Safety Certificate
First Aid
Birth to three matters
Managing childrens behaviour - 2 day training
Senco training
Multicultural - exploring cultures
Makaton training
Completed  NVQ3 qualification

Member of Cornwall Community Childminding Network and QCC member

Who to contact

Contact name
Sarah Theobald
Contact position
mobile 07572232311
Home 01726 822150

Where to go

St. Stephen
St. Austell

My setting is on the main bus routes to Newquay, St Austell and Truro.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40.00 Per Day
£30.00 Per Half Day
£17.50 Afterschool Club
From £5 Before school
Reductions for siblings.
2,3 and 4 year funding
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
Catering for all diets if needed.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Welcome all cultures, religions, etc.
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

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

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Various vacancies - contact provider for details.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
st stephen churchtown academy nursery
grampound with creed
grampound road preschool

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07:30:00 17.30
Tuesday 07:30:00 17.30
Wednesday 07:30:00 17.30
Thursday 07:30:00 17.30
Friday 07:30:00 16.30

School pickups

Offers pickups
St Stephen Churchtown Community Primary School
Brannel School
Grampound-with-Creed CE School
Grampound Road Village CE School
Drop off/pick up from St Stephen Playgroup and Nursery.Will pick up form other Schools/Nurseries if necessary.Lunchtime pick ups as well

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
sarah theobald

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

I would gather information from parents and from observations of the child. I implement a two year check and make assessments through out each term.  I provide 2 and 3 year funded places.

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

I have done makaton training and use Makaton symbols and pictures in my setting, but would do further training if needed to meet the needs of a child. I have done positive behaviour training and communication training.  I have attended sensory training and workshops. 

Links we have to other agencies

Nurseries and Pre-schools, social workers and inclusion workers and any other professionals required for the best outcome of the children.

How we support children transferring to school

I visit the local schools and offer learning journeys and assessments that I have for each child.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Senco training is up to date.

Makaton training

Network with other childminders and professionals to share advice.

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

I offer a safe well risk assessed setting, that caters for all children with lots of space.  My safequarding and first aid is up to date and constantly updated.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Parents have a daily diary to use.  Children and parents can take their learning journeys home any weekend they would like to add to or just look at. I am available to parents to chat or arrange a time to chat when ever suits.  I give out  questionnaires. Parents and I discuss targets verbally with each other.  I hope to gain a close relationship with all parents with a respect for each others confidentiality and work.

Our complaints policy

All parents receive my policy on complaints to read.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Free access to inside and outdoors for inclusive play.

Facilities we have for personal care

All self-care routines are promoted such as hand washing after toileting.  Nappy changing facilities in the bathroom to promote privacy.  Help is offered where needed and equipment can be obtained where necessary.

Specialist resources we have

Large accessible playroom with many resources to meet all ages needs.  I will obtain any resources if needed.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

The children and I talk about any trips we will be going on and use photos and books to give them information.  I risk assess the outing and use buggies, reins and wheelchairs where needed so that all children can be included and they will all benefit from the experience.

Last updated: 18/05/2021

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