Little Chicks Childminding
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I am an Ofsted Recognised 'Outstanding' Early Years Setting Provider. I am currently in my 28th year of happy and rewarding Child Minding.
In September 2017 I decided to reduce my hours to wrap 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.
They enjoy many trips to local places of interest;Camelford Library, strawberry picking in the summer, local beaches,Tintagel,Camelford & Boscastle play parks, Bodmin Fire Station & sunflower picking. Also Teddy Bears picnics in Cardinham Woods.
Lots of courses attended recently:
Level 2 in food safety in catering, October 2018 7 hours.
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)
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (Updated Autumn 2015)
Lets Celebrate Training
Manual handling - Level 2 award
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
Letters & sounds
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
Mobile: 07789 967286
Where to go
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £3.50 Per Hour Funded Places N/A
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- No food provided
- Children provide their own food and I have had Epipen training to deal with food allergies.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Other furred animal
- Immediate vacancies
- 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 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
- Offers pickups
- Tintagel Primary School
- Tintagel pre-school
- SENCo name
- Kim Climo
Early Years Local Offer response
- 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. Observations by the childminder are done regularly. For two-year olds I complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development Summary Sheet.
- 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.'
Learning and development
- 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. Diaries are kept for communication purposes on a day to day basis.
- 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
Push chair and car seats in use. Trips are organised taking into consideration the needs of the children taking part.
Last updated: 11/03/2019