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)
I am an Ofsted registered childminder with an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) check. I live with my husband Craig and our three young children. We live in St Columb Minor and our home overlooks the rear playing fields of St Columb Minor Academy and Treviglas School. We have a fully enclosed garden, and a dedicated playroom.
Our location gives us easy access to the local beaches, the zoo, boating lake, the aquarium, woodlands as well as to the numerous playgrounds, playgroups and indoor play facilities in the area.
As a childminder I strive to provide a nurturing, fun environment that will support the learning and development of your child. I aim to be flexible and supportive of your child's and family needs to make our time together a secure and positive experience.
My most recent employment was with Penair School Truro where I worked as a Physical Education Teacher for 9 years. Prior to my employment as a teacher, I spent time working in nurserys/pre-schools, youth clubs and Special Education Schools. I have experience of working with children with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.
Able to accept 2,3 & 4 year old Funding
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Hayley Thomson
- Contact position
- 07736 068561
Where to go
Currently there is no Wheelchair Access
Parking is on road
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per Hour £40.00 Per Day
- Cost is inclusive of snacks and daily activities
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Space available for 0-5 year olds and for before and after school care.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 8.00 18.00 Tuesday 8.00 18.00 Wednesday 8.00 18.00 Thursday 8.00 18.00 Friday 8.00 18.00
- Offers pickups
- St Columb Minor Academy
- SENCo name
- Hayley Thomson
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Children are monitored and observed regularly. this aids with early identification of any additional support that the child may need
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Children are provided with a wide range of activities to match their age and stage of development. Activities are differentiated where necessary to match the child, when required an activities will be developed to ensure that they aid their development in specific areas.
- Links we have to other agencies
I have links with the local Health Visiting Team, St Columb Minor Academy, the school nursing team and the children's centre. I also have links to the Cornwall Hearing Team.
- How we support children transferring to school
Set the foundations of:
Sitting and Listening
Self Care, Hygiene, dressing themselves
Holding a pencil
Following routines and structures
Promote good and acceptable behaviours/Adhering to expectations set by adults
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Level 3 Safeguarding
Paediatric First Aids
Food Hygiene certificate
I have worked in a Special School for Children with Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties
I have experience of young children (under 2 years) with hearing aids and partial hearing loss
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Children are supported to learn and develop in a positive environment. Good daily routines are followed, healthy eating, manners, personal hygiene. Children in nappies are changed regularly and when necessary, potty training is fully supported whilst the child is in the setting. Children are encouraged to be physically active, through a wide range of activities in and outside of the setting.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Parents will see a daily ‘Home Book' which will outline what the child has been up to throughout the day.
Any moments of significant importance.
Food and drink intake.
Nappy changes/Toilet training progress.
This book will also be used for the parents to communicate with me.
Verbal feedback will be given at the end of each day
Parents will also receive a termly report detailing how their child is progressing in line with the EYFS.
A learning journey will also be created will contain all observations, and progress checks (see documents)
Parents will also be contacted if there are any developmental or safeguarding concerns.
Daily/weekly routine Plans will be made available to the parents.
- Our complaints policy
As a registered childminder I aim to work in close partnership with all parents to meet the needs of their children. Maintaining good communication between both parties will aid this. I expect that parents will immediately bring to my attention any aspect of my service they are not happy with so that every effort can be made to resolve the matter. Parents can make a complaint to me verbally, or in writing.
It is a condition of my registration to investigate all written complaints relating to the safeguarding and welfare requirements of 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.
I display Ofsted’s poster for parents which introduces Ofsted's childcare responsibilities and gives Ofsted contact details. 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
I will investigate all complaints and notify the complainant of the outcomes of the investigation within 28 days.
I will keep a written record of all complaints and their outcome for at least three years. Confidentiality will be maintained but, as required, I will provide Ofsted, on request, with a written record of all complaints within a specified period and the action taken as a result of each complaint.
I will record the following information:
- 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 you feel you cannot discuss it with me please 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
- Facilities we have for personal care
Ground floor toilet facilities, 1st floor toilet and bathroom faciltites
- Specialist resources we have
None at the present time
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Activities are planned and organised to match the age and stage of development of the children in my care. If there were any potential inclusion issues these would be checked and verified before taking such trip.
Last updated: 01/10/2018