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)
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
I take professional development very seriously and 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. I am also a member of the Early Childhood Mathematics Group and have started a professional development programme in Language and Literacy for 2-4year olds. I believe in child led play and learning involving outdoors and nature as much as possible and am near completion of the Hygge In The Early Years accreditation. We have a very friendly cat, free-ranging rabbit and two African Land Snails, all of who are very much part of the children’s day to day fun and learning.
I have a large playroom with lots of resources to have fun with and to promote everyone’s learning and development. I have recently updated and refreshed my outdoor provision so have areas for children to learn, engage and have fun with their friends including safe grassy and decked areas, spaces for growing flowers, herbs and vegetables, play house, patio and messy play area and well-resourced play den. I have taken hygiene and the risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic with the utmost care and attention and all areas and activities are thoroughly risk-assessed with facilities for regular hand washing, sanitising and cleaning whilst children still have the freedom to have fun and take part in the activities they enjoy the most.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Karen Allen
- Contact position
Where to go
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.60 Per Hour £36.00 Per Day
- 2, 3 and 4 yr old funding accepted
Various voucher schemes and tax-free childcare accepted
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All welcomed - healthy meals and snacks provided. Allergy training undertaken.
- All welcomed and diversity celebrated.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
Other furred animal
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact provider as part-time spaces may become available.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 07:00:00 17:00:00 Tuesday 07:00:00 17:00:00 Wednesday 07:00:00 17:00:00 Thursday 07:00:00 17:00:00 Friday 07:00:00 17:00:00
- Offers pickups
- Sandy Hill Academy
- SENCo name
- Karen Allen
Early Years Local Offer response
- 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.
Learning and development
- 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, Level 2 Understanding Challenging Behaviour, Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Role of the Early Years SENCO
- 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
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
None - garden accessible from 2 sets of double doors to allow outside play opportunities, level path around property to entrance area/back yard play area
- 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. Lots of low level tables and play opportunities outdoors
- 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: 04/10/2021