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I am a co-childminder at Giggles Childcare with Kirsty Hopgood. Giggles Childcare is a childminding service based in St. Columb Major with before and after school clubs, day care & holiday (half term/summer holidays) Club. Children's ages are from 6 months -10 years old. We accept 15/30 hours funding plus most voucher schemes. we are open 5 days a week 7:45-6 pm.we have a large garden area, outdoor toys and a purpose built 30ft playroom.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Samantha Spindley
- Contact position
Where to go
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 7.50 inc. Breakfast and school drop off Before school 6.00 per hour inc snack at 4:30pm Afterschool Club 45.00 per day session 8-6pm Per Day 5.50 per hour minimum for 4hours per day Per Hour
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Immediate vacancies
- Date updated
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 7:45 18:00 Tuesday 7:45 18:00 Wednesday 7:45 18:00 Thursday 7:45 18:00 Friday 7:45 18:00
- Offers pickups
- St Columb Major Academy
- SENCo name
- Samantha - Jane Spindley
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We work with the early years help hub plus keep in contact with health visitors and oht parents closely to ensure we can provide the best possible care of each childs individual needs.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
by making termly and half termly assessments on each child. We ask for parent input on assesments. Folow the EYFS and keep close links with the early help hub.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have had a couple SENCO visits to the setting with SALT.
- How we support children transferring to school
We arrange visits with teachers here and at school. We meet the teacher personally to do a hand over ( parents are invited to attend also)
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Personal famiy experience
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Healthy eating, hygine routines, eating with the children, tolieting and potty training.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Daily diarys, summertive assessments, open days, parents evenings - online diaries.
- Our complaints policy
Complaints Policy and Procedure
Giggles Childcare is committed to having high standards of care and working in close partnership with parents to meet the needs of their children. Maintaining good communication between both parties will aid this. Staff expect that parents will immediately attention to any aspect of our service they are not happy with so that every effort can be made to resolve the matter. Parents can make a complaint to staff verbally, or in writing. A written record of the complaint will be made.
All written complaints will be investigated relating to the fulfilment of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and/or the Childcare Register. I will notify the complainant of the outcome within 28 days of the receipt of the complaint.
You can complain or compliment my service to Ofsted by calling:
0300 123 1231
Or you can write to:
Applications, Regulatory and Contact (ARC) Team
Manchester M1 2WD
The manager, Kirsty Hopgood, will:
Investigate all complaints and notify the complainant of the outcomes of the investigation within 28 days.
Keep a written record of all complaints and their outcome for at least three years. Confidentiality will be maintained but, as required, Ofsted will be provided with, on request, a written record of all complaints within a specified period and the action taken as a result of each complaint.
The following information will be recorded:
The name of the person making the complaint.
The Early Years Foundation Stage requirement(s) or Childcare Register requirements to which the complaint relates.
The nature of the complaint.
The date and time of the complaint.
Any action taken in response to the complaint.
The outcome of the complaint investigation (for example, ways the service has improved).
Details of the information and findings that were given to the person making the complaint, including any action taken.
If the complaint cannot be resolved or if the complaint is of a serious nature and the complainant feels they cannot discuss it with staff, they can contact Ofsted on 03001 231231.
Ofsted produces guidance on concerns and complaints about childminders and childcare providers. This is available on the Ofsted website and provides guidance on the complainant’s right to contact Ofsted.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Wide door ways, front and rear access
- Facilities we have for personal care
Toilet and nappy area
- Specialist resources we have
sensory toys, makaton trained staff. We would access additional equiptment/ resources and training if required.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We ask for childs personal car seats, buggies etc.
Last updated: 01/08/2019