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Little Chicks Childminding
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I am an Ofsted Recognised 'Outstanding' Early Years Setting Provider.  I am currently in my 30th  year of happy and rewarding Child Minding.

In September 2017 I decided to reduce my hours to rap around school hours and school holidays. 

I live in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Tintagel in Cornwall. Designated rooms on the ground floor are used for childminding. There is a fully enclosed garden for outside play eg wendy house,duplo table with bricks, sandpit & water play.

I provide a welcome environment where children's welfare and development is met.

The  premises are safe and suitable for children before/after school care and school holiday provision.

 The space is organised to meet the children's development & welfare needs. Heating, ventilation, natural light & cleanliness

is provided in all areas. lt is  my job to provide a safe & fair environment in which children are aware of consistent boundaries are valued and have opportunity to take responsibility.

I have many resources to occupy the children. Games , Toy farm & animals, Zoo with wild animals, jig-saws, colouring

painting, playdough, train sets, Duplo, dolls/babies. Worksheets - Farming in Cornwall, Fire safety, Beach Safety &

Road Safety. 
















Level 2 in food safety in catering, October 2018 7 hours.

Safeguarding Children Partnership Level 3.   11/12/19  =7hrs.

Emotion Coaching. 3/2/20= 7hrs.

Level 3 paediatric first aid September 2018 7 hours.

Level 3 multi-agency child protection 1 day October 2018 7 hours, sexual exploitation.

Awareness of prevent (wrap-3 ) February 2019 2 hours.

Expectations of Behaviour 2018.

Safeguarding children 2018.

Fire Extinguisher practical Training 2018.

Anaphylaxis Awareness and Auto Injector Training updated ( 2017)

EYFS10-Quality Childminding in Cornwall Network Meeting

Making Numeracy Fun (2016)

Writing an Effective SEF (February 2017)

Level 3 Multi- Agency Child Protection Training with a focus on Neglect (2017)

 Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace (September 2016)

Emotional Coaching (January 2016)

Communication Counts - Play for for Language (February 2016)

Improving Practice for Two Year Olds (Spring Conference 2016)

Ready for Writing (March 2016)

Implementing the Welfare Requirements (May 2016)

Channel General Awareness - To prevent children being drawn into terrorism (May 2016)

New Ofsted Early Years Inspection Briefing Session (2015)

Getting to Good in Early Years Inspections (EYFS Summer Conference)

Learning Throughout the Day - Using Daily Routines to Promote Learning (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage for Childminders (EYFS)

Supporting Children's Progress Through Transitions (EYFS)

A Guide to Assessment, Tracking and Learning Journeys (EYFS)

Food Allergen Awareness (Level 2 Award)

Multi-Agency Child Protection Training (Level 3)

First things first (unique child)

Using Visual Support in the Early Years

Learning Journeys (EYFS)

Social communication

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (Updated Autumn 2015)

Lets Celebrate Training

Child Protection

Manual handling - Level 2 award

Safeguarding Children

SEAL (getting on & falling out)

How to Understand and Manage Young Children's Behaviour

Makaton Foundation Training

Risk Assessment Level 2

Anaphylaxis awareness & auto injector training (Updated Autumn 2015)

NCMA conference with workshop (heuristic)

Healthy early years cluster training

Eating well for under 5's

Progress matters

Letters & sounds

Sounds Fun

Talk to me! (EYFS)

Making a difference in Early Years EYFS conference

Paediatric First Aid (Updated Autumn 2015)

Review and update on policies & procedures

Many others undertaken - full list available on request!

Who to contact

Contact name
Kim Climo
Contact position
01840 770834
Mobile: 07789 967286

Where to go


The Premises are safe and suitable for children.

Also the spaces is organised to meet the children's development and welfare needs.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.50 Per Hour
£3.50 per hour per child.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
No food provided
Children provide their own food and I have had Epipen training to deal with food allergies.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

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

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 11 years (spaces available: 2)
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 09:00:00
Monday 15:00:00 18:00:00
Tuesday 07:00:00 09:00:00
Tuesday 15:00:00 18:00:00
Thursday 07:00:00 09:00:00
Thursday 15:00:00 18:00:00
Friday 07:00:00 09:00:00
Friday 15:00:00 18:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Tintagel Primary School
Tintagel pre-school

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Kim Climo

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

The first stage is to meet with parent/carer and discuss the child's needs and complete the personal needs form.

Child record forms are completed any special likes and dislikes.

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

I complete a 'Development Matters' Assessment Sheet linked with the Early Years Foundation Stage, with the child to monitor their individual needs four times a year. I also use the Child Monitoring Tool for 'Communication and Language' to plan and provide more accurate support for each child to make good progress. Each child has their own personal 'Learning Journey' book which contains observations, pictures and work done by the child.

Links we have to other agencies

I work together with 'Tintangels' Pre-school at Tintagel, Tintagel Primary School and the Early Years Service, and Health Visitors. I regularly attend courses run by the Early Years Service.

How we support children transferring to school

Liaise with the Primary School and take the children to events at the school such as Sports Days, School Plays and Harvest Festivals, in order to familiarise the child with the school. The younger children will get to socialise with school age children attending for afterschool and holiday care in order to build up relationships. The child will share their 'Learning Journey' with the new school teacher on commencing school. I have attended a course with the Early Years Service 'Developing Transitions.'


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Anaphylaxis Awareness and Auto Injector Training for Food Allergies; Epilepsy Awareness; Paediatric First Aid Training updated regularly; Food Hygiene Certificate; Safeguarding Children Training; Training on general awareness to prevent children being drawn into terrorism.

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

Support parents in ensuring dietary instructions are followed; physical activities; healthy eating education; hygiene policies including use of antibacterial hand gel and hand wash and availability of tissues; changing mat regularly santitised; fire safety drills regularly performed with fire exits and plan in place; car seats for all ages; risk assessments performed; child protection policy in place.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Parents are shown around the childcare setting and informed of all the policies and procedures in place. 

Our complaints policy

The policy is for parents to discuss their complaint with me in person or in writing in order that it can be resolved. I also have the Ofsted poster displayed with the telephone number to whom complaints can be made should parents wish to do this.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

None needed, fully accessible

Facilities we have for personal care

Bathroom facilities fully acccessible and changing facilites available.

Specialist resources we have

Tactile and stimulating toys for all ages and abilities. Bright lights and musical toys.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

 Trips are organised taking into consideration the needs of the children taking part.

Last updated: 22/04/2020

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