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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)

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
01726 65088
Mobile: 07477598834

Where to go

St. Austell

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost 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

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
Other furred animal

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 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

School pickups

Offers pickups
Sandy Hill Academy

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/11/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
12/02/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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, 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

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