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Allen, Mrs Karen Linda
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)

Coronavirus status: Closed - COVID-19

Able to provide funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
Member of PACEY. Member and mentor for Quality Childminding Cornwall group. Graded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted at last inspection (Feb 2020) Member of Healthy Under 5s
Attend regular training - courses to date include NVQ 3 Childcare, Learning and Development; Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Level 2 Understanding Challenging Behaviour, ICP, DCP, ECP, Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Awareness, Birth to Three Matters, Child Nutrition, Child Development, Sing and Sign, SCHEMAS, Food Hygiene, Exploring Cultures, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Learning Language and Loving It, CAF, Autism Awareness and many others
Family environment with large playroom, safe outside play area and many arranged excursions to play groups, beach, woods and local attractions.

Who to contact

Contact name
Karen Allen
Contact position
01726 65088
Mobile: 07477598834

Where to go

St. Austell

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 07:00:00 - 18:00:00
Tuesday : 07:00:00 - 18:00:00
Wednesday : 07:00:00 - 18:00:00
Thursday : 07:00:00 - 18:00:00
Friday : 07:00:00 - 18:00:00

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£33.00 Per Day

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Egg intolerance
Dairy free
All welcomed - healthy meals and snacks provided. Allergy training undertaken.

Cultural provisions

All welcomed and diversity celebrated.
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact provider as part-time spaces may become available.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07:00:00 18:00:00
Tuesday 07:00:00 18:00:00
Wednesday 07:00:00 18:00:00
Thursday 07:00:00 18:00:00
Friday 07:00:00 18:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Sandy Hill Academy
Will consider other schools as well

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Karen Allen

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Continual observation and assessment against EYFS Development Matters and ECAT monitoring tool

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

Assessment against EYFS Development Matters, regularly attend training sessions to increase my knowledge of how to support children's needs

How we support children transferring to school

Will support children's transitions by providing clear and detailed assessments and reports for parents to hand on to school. Prepare children for transition to school by making sure they are emotionally prepared and ready for school. Assist in transition sessions to school as school requests.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Level 3 NVQ Childcare, Learning and Development, attend SENCO cluster meetings termly, network with other childminders regularly to share advice.

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

Member of Healthy Under 5s scheme - information given to parents re:healthy eating, physical activity, emotional well being and dental hygiene. Allergies and cultural dietary requirements considered and catered for.  Children provided with activities to keep them physical for at least 3 hrs per day, indoors and outdoors.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Daily diaries provided for all pre-school age children to let parents know what the child has been doing, what they have eaten, etc. Tapestry online learning journals.

Our complaints policy

Complaints policy in place and shown to all parents. Ofsted poster/phone number on display board in porch


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

None - garden accessible from 2 sets of double doors to allow outside play opportunities

Facilities we have for personal care

Normal bathroom/washing facilities. Any extra equipment required will be purchased as required.

Specialist resources we have

Large accessible playroom with low level play table and varied choice of resources available at child level.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Booster seats at table and buggies for trips. All children encouraged to partake in activities with help provided as required so they can enjoy it and benefit developmentally .

Last updated: 01/03/2020

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