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Hi my name is Ellen and I have been registered as an Ofsted childminder since December 2009. On my last inspection I was graded good in all areas. Within my portfolio of completed courses is NVQ level 3 in childcare, Dbs, first aid, child protection, food hygiene and safeguard certificate. Please feel free to message me with any enquires.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Ellen Jordan
- Contact position
Where to go
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.00 Per Hour
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 0yrs years to 5yrs years (spaces available: 2) From 5yrs years to 8yrs years (spaces available: 2)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 7.30am 6.00pm Tuesday 7.30am 6.00pm Wednesday 7.30am 6.00pm Thursday 7.30am 6.00pm Friday 7.30am 6.00pm
- Offers pickups
St Petroc's School
St Petroc's CE VA Primary School
- SENCo name
- Ellen Jordan
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
I offer settling-in sessions of which the parent may stay on the first session. An informal discussion will be held to gain information about the child's likes, dislikes and what they are able to do. The parents will also have a starting point questionnaire to fill in. A two year progress report will be complied to share with the health visitor and a copy for their learning journal.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Learning journals are completed for all children and trackers are highlighted to show what stage the child is at with their development. I use the EYFS to plan for each child's next steps in their development. Learning journals are shared with parents and daily communications are had to explain what the daily routine has been and how the parents can support with the child's development at home.
- Links we have to other agencies
Feedback from the health visitor is asked for when the 2 year old progress check takes place.
- How we support children transferring to school
School runs takes place with the older children which helps the younger children to be familiar with school building and grounds. We talk and read stories about going to school as well as developing their independence with self care like going to toilet, washing hands, getting changed and being confident to ask for help when needed. Transition report on each child is completed for the school.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
I ensure my first aid, safeguarding children and food hygiene training are kept up to date. Should any other training be needed in addition to all the courses already completed then the relevant training will be sourced to aid a child's developments or needs.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Good hygiene routines are practiced within my setting. Daily exercise takes place within our routine like playing in the garden, parks, walks, exploring the local country woods. Children are encouraged to talk about how they are feeling and what actions of other makes them feel. Road safety is learnt and practiced when out and about. My setting has been risk assessed and reviewed on a regular basics, fire drills are practiced and when out a first aid kit is present and visual risk assessments are carried out. My setting is home based and provides a cosy, caring and home like place to support and nurture a child's development.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Daily talks happen when a child is dropped off and collected. If needed communication may occur via a text message or telephone call during the day. Learning journals are completed for every child and available to view any time as well as being encourage to take home every term. Parents are also encouraged to add to the learning journals. Questionnaires are given out to be completed by parent for feed back on both my practice and the child's development.
- Our complaints policy
Parents are always welcome to give feed back whether via an informal chat or when the questionnaires are sent home. I do have a compliments and complaints book which is available for parents to fill in. I have on display the Ofsted parents poster for their information. My policy on complaints is given to all parents for their information and records.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Access to my home is made via two steps with plenty of light and parking.
- Facilities we have for personal care
In my setting I have a down stairs toilet and if need a step for the children to get on the toilet easier as well as potties and changing mats. These items are cleaned with antibacterial wipes and sprays.
- Specialist resources we have
I have a wide range of resource to aid development such as books, lights up toys, musical instruments, musical toys, ride on, pull along, construction toys, fine motor skill resources and multicultural resources. Weekly routine consists of trip to playgroup and the library.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All activities and resources are adapt to suit ages of the children. Car seats are provided to match legal requirements of the child. Outings and activities are carried out by myself and some times within a group of other childminders.
Last updated: 03/12/2018