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Frances Fitzgerald

Childminder

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My name is Fran and although I am a newly registered Ofsted Childminder, I have been a qualified teacher for over twenty years and have experience of working with children across the age range and with a wide range of abilities. In my last job as Head of a Key Stage 3 alternative provision, I achieved Outstanding in all categories at my last Ofsted inspection. I love working with children and I am fully committed to the provision of safe, quality childcare that puts the well-being and happiness of your child at the centre.

I live with my husband, a serving secondary Head teacher and our three sons aged 10, 13 and 15 years. We are located in Highams Park within walking distance of Highams Park railway station and the 275 bus route stops close by. We are also in close proximity to local parks, the forest and lake and within walking distance of Handsworth Primary School/Nursery where my youngest child attends and I mostly pick up and drop off from. We live in a clean, spacious house with a secure garden and access to parking. I have a wide variety of resources to enable me to deliver all aspects of the EYFS and also make use of amenities such as the local library and age appropriate playgroups.

As a teacher, I am able to support children attending after school in their learning and development through thoughtfully planned activities and have a wide range of activities to cater for children’s wide range of interests and needs. I believe in a healthy, balanced diet and provide meals that cater for individual dietary needs, are freshly cooked and encourage children to make healthy eating choices.

As previously stated, I love working with children and strive to provide the highest possible quality of childcare, creating a safe and warm environment in which children feel happy and confident to play and learn in. I also pride myself on being warm, friendly and professional and look forward to discussing how I can support your and your child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Fran Fitzgerald
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07519633507
E-mail
franfitzgerald@sky.com

Where to go

Address
London
Postcode
E4

Other Information

Costs

Details
Daily/hourly rates on application. I currently have no EYFS vacancies.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
My setting is based on the ground floor of my family home and is wheelchair accessible although there is one step to be navigated at both the front and back of the house.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
ADHD
Speech
Ezcema
Social development impairment
Asthma
Hearing Difficulties
Aspergers
Downs syndrome
Serious allergy
Epilepsy
Sickle cell
Severe dietary needs
Emotional needs
Deaf
Physical impairment
Diabetes
Behaviour problems
Language impairment
Autism spectrum
Learning difficulties
Details
Having previously worked as a teacher at a children's hospital school in London for 10 years I have gained invaluable experience of working with children with a wide range of medical needs. I am also a trained SENCO and have previously carried out the duties of a SENCO as well as managing the work of others.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All food is freshly cooked and I am able to cater for children with dietary restrictions. Parents will be required to complete a form, specifying their child's dietary needs prior to commencement of contract. Appropriate savoury snacks are on offer each day along with fruit and vegetables. Water is available for children to access freely throughout the day.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Ours is a culturally diverse household and this is evident in the resources provided for children to play with, the food offered which reflect the diversity within our community and the art and artefacts within the environment collected from around the world.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Contact provider for vacancy
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 8.00 6.00
Facilities
Visits and Outings
Outdoor Play Area
TVDVD
Quiet Area
Pets
Cooked Food
Sleeping Area
Books
Garden
Toys
Songs & Rhymes
Dressing up box

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Handsworth Primary School
Details
I do not offer drop offs but can collect from Handsworth Primary School. Parents are welcome to contact me for information.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY545143
Inspection Grade
Not Inspected

Local Offer

Description

Having previously worked as a teacher at a children's hospital school in London for 10 years I have gained invaluable experience of working with children with a wide range of medical needs.  I am also a trained SENCO and have previously carried out the duties of a SENCO as well as managing the work of others.

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