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Christine O - Childminder

Childminder

Hi, My name is Christine and I am an Outstanding Ofsted registered Childminder.  I have been childminding now for just over 8 years and I have gained experience working with children across the age range and with a wide range of abilities.  I absolutely adore the children I currently work with and their families.

I can guarantee parents that whilst their child is in my care they will have access to learning experiences through EYFS delivery that will encourage and enable them to learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colours, music/dance, about other cultures, arts and craft and the environment around them in a loving fun home from home.  I offer a safe environment for children to learn, grow and their well-being and happiness if of the utmost importance to me.

I am located in Highams Park in a warm, clean welcoming home with a garden.  My home is located near to two local parks, the lake and forest.  I only pick up and drop off from Handsworth Primary/Nursery School. The before/after school children at my setting are supported with reading books, homework and have access to a huge range of activities that are planned around their interests.

All meals are freshly cooked for the children, and they are encouraged to eat healthily and any dietary requirements are catered for.

Training and courses attended:

- Ofsted Registration

- Waltham Forest 6 week Training Programme for Prospective Childminding (included EYFS, Welfare

   Requirements, Policies and Procedures, Are You Ready for Inspection, Ofsted Registration,

   Business and Tax Workshop)

-  Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

 - 12 Hour Paediatric & Youth First Aid Certificate  

Safeguarding and Child Protection

-  Physical Development

-  Communication and Language Development

-  Individual Planning

-  Outside Play in the Early Years

-  Mark Making

-  Multicultural Britain

Transition to School

-   Learning Through Play in the Early Years

-  Training Progress

-  Schemas

-  Working in Partnership

-  ABA Tutor (Applied Behaviour Analysis for Autism)

-  Play and Communication Training

-  Working with Families Training

-  Previously volunteered as a Play Leader at Handsworth Pre-School

-  Food Hygiene

-  PACEY Member

- Training through continued CPD

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Christine O
Telephone
07501318769
E-mail
chrissieo_childminding@btinternet.com

Where to go

Address
Highams Park
Notes

Bus: 275, W16, 212 Train: Highams Park Station.  

My setting is based on the ground floor of my home with access to the garden

Other Information

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
6.50 Per hour
Details
Parents to contact me for daily rates and before and after school session rates

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
Unfortunately hallway access not large enough for wheelchairs.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Ezcema
Asthma
Aspergers
Speech Delay
Serious allergy
Behaviour problems
Heart Condition
Autism spectrum
Epilepsy
Blind
Details
Have ABA training to work with children with Autism.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Parents will be asked to complete a form to specify the dietary needs required before contract commencement. However, all food is freshly prepared and cooked as I am aware of the importance of being able to list all cooking ingredients when preparing food. I am able to cater for children with dietary restrictions and will, on a daily basis, offer a appropriate savoury snacks, lunch, fruit and vegetables. Water is available for children to access freely throughout the day.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
I am from a culturally diverse family and this is reflected in my home with the resources provided for children to play with, the food I prepare which reflect the diversity within our community. I offer arts and craft which also reflect the diverse world we live in and the environment around us through toys, books, foods, celebrations, outings etc

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy Ranges
8 months - 3 Years: 1 places
Has future vacancies
Yes
Contact provider for vacancy
Yes
Details
I currently only have any vacancy for 1 under 3's 1 day (Wed/Thurs) term time only.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 09:00
Friday 15:30 17:00
Facilities
Outdoor Playspace
Visits and Outings
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 drop off and collect from Hansdworth Primary School only. Parents to contact me for information.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY435414
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection Grade
Ofsted Outstanding
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
29/09/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
17/04/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

At present I do not have facilities for wheelchair access as home is restricted structure wise (very narrow hallway). I have basic SEND training but however I have attended the Peach ABA training proramme for children with autism.

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