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Jennings, Caroline

I am an NNEB qualified nursery nurse with 27 yrs experience of working with children. I provide a safe and fun environment that your child will feel comfortable and able to thrive in. In addition to fun and educational activities at home I also take the children on various outings and attend various play groups. 

I live in central Sandhurst, close to the railway station, and only a short walk from St Michael's Primary school. I am married with 3 children aged 13, 16 & 19. I have a dedicated playroom and outside there is a large garden with extensive play area. We also have a very gentle, hypoallergenic, 2 year old labradoodle called Ozzy

I have a lifetime of experience in special diets as I am a Coeliac and my youngest son has various allergies including eggs, dogs horses, cats and dust and has anaphylaxis with various nuts. I have experience of working with children with additional needs. Ofsted - Good ( Sep 2016)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Jennings
Contact Position
Owner
Telephone
07973 765732
07973 765732
E-mail
caroline.jennings@btinternet.com

Where to go

Address
Sandhurst
Berkshire
Postcode
GU47

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per Hour
Details
10% discount for oldest sibling. Meal, drinks and activities included No charge during my holidays

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
Unfortunately we have a step to the front door and more steps to the garden

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Gluten, dairy, egg or nut free meals can be arranged. Individual dietary requirements can be catered for.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 2 year funded places
No
Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
Yes
Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places
Yes

Vacancies

Range of vacancies
Vacancies
Age rangePlaces
1 – 4 Years Wednesday between 8.00 - 3.00pm ONLY
4 – 8 Years Thursday, Friday
0 – 11 Months Wednesdays between 8.00 - 3.00pm ONLY
8+ Years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Details
Vacancies for ages 0-8+ from January 2019.
Date updated
03/01/2019

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Facilities
no smoking household, Climbing Frame, Colouring, Off-site trips, Visits & Outings, Childminder Drop-ins, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, Very homely setting, Visits To The Lookout, Construction toys, Constructive Play, Walks, Outings, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Cooking, Outside Play, Visits & Outings (Local), Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Area, Visits To The Library, Pet, Daily organised activities, Paddling pool/waterplay, Woodland walk, Painting, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Picnics, Decking area, Dedicated Playroom, Detailed report of childs day and meal plan., Play Equipment, Decking & jungle garden, Piano, Educational games & activities, Enclosed Garden, Play kitchen, Dog(s), Play Room, Dressing up, Playdoh, Prentend kitchen, Puzzles, Pram Shelter, Refreshments, Ride on toys, Quiet Area, Free Play, Freeplay Toys, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., Sand and Water Play, garden toys, Sand and water play area, Gardening, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Garden & apparatus/toys, Garden Apparatus, Garden Play, Have a car, Seasonal Activities, Secure Garden, Slide, small trampoline, Homework assistance, Home cooked food, Sleeping Area, Home Corner, Home role play area, Activities, Activity equipment, Hot meals provided, soft play visits, Songs & Rhymes, ICT Toys, Access to public library, Songtime, Storytime, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Large & Small construction toys, Baby Toys, Learning through play, Baking, Large Garden, Baby changing, Baby Corner, Large Out-door Play Area, Bedroom cots, Library Visits, Board Games, Lego building, Television, Tents & Tunnels, Barked Play Area, Toys & equipment, Messy play, Messy Room, Breakfast available, train set, Trampolining, Book Corner, Local Park, Books, Local visits & outings, Bottle Warming Facilities, Toys, Lunch, Music & Movement, TV, Chalk and colouring board, Musical Instruments, Changing facilities, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
School Pickup
School Pickup
SchoolAMPM
St Michael's (Sandhurst) C Of E Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY451007
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Junior (7-11 years)
Local Offer Description

I have a large well equiped playroom and kitchen which opens out on to a large garden backing on to a horse field. This provides an open and free flowing area for all activities, inside and out. I have a large downstairs toilet. 

There is one step in to the propery at the front and four steps down to the garden from the decking area leading from the kitchen.

I am available from 7am until 6.15pm but can be flexible

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

I regularly observe children in their play and document this in their learning journey's. These observations help to complete 2yr development checks to help recognise any discrepencys in their learning and development targets. This also gives clue's in to next steps in development.  Learning journeys are also sent home for parents to read. Comments are encouraged via a parents comments form to be included in their learning journey.  A meeting with parents, before the child has their first settling in session, is used to gain insight in to the childs progress to date, and gives a base line point. Permission is gained from parents at start to contact other settings involved with the child so that information can be shared with them too.


2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Good relationships are essential for communication, and conversations at the beginning and end of the day help this. Text and telephone conversations during the childs day also help to share infomation and childs achievments can be seen quickly be emailing pictures. All children have their own daily diary which is sent home for parents to read and are encouraged to add comments of their own.


3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

All activities are planned around the child's interests and play is child led as much as possible. All activities are adapted to the individual needs of the child and their capabilities


4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

Having two children of my own with different special needs and nearly 27 years experience of working with children and parents, many with special needs such as Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aspergers, hearing problems, speech and language delay to name but a few. I feel that i can confidently  support children in my care, and their families, with their individual needs. I also feel that keeping up to date with my own training is key in helping with support, understanding and encouragement. 


5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

I have had varied experience with children with differing needs and have had training in their different areas. This has givien me a good links and an insight in to where to go and how to gain help in supporting my families and the children i care for. I have risk assessments in place and an equal oppertunities policy. I have inclusive toys and resources available 


6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

Each child has a daily diary, which goes home with them at the end of the day. Parents and other settings are also encouraged to add enteries to share information. Good communication with all parties involved with the child is essential in their development and overall wellbeing. Through these conversations, the childs interests at home can then be followed through to my setting to help plan activities including the childs interests.Development is discussed regulary with parents and two year development checks are completed along with Learning Journeys to help give an overall picture of the childs development.


7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

I have an equal oppertunities policy and each child in my setting is important to me. Activities and outings are planned with the childrens interests in mind. Risk assessments are in place for outings and if necessary can be visited beforehand to check suitability. All activities are inclusive for all children in the setting.


8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

At the enterence of my setting, there is a step which would need a ramp for wheelchair access. Garden and outside space can be reached by a sloping path to the side of the property. There is a large downstairs toilet suitable for wheelchair users. Individual needs can be looked in too.


9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

I am happy to help with extra visits to help with transitions to new settings. Learning journals will be passed on along with a transitional report of the childs development to date. Home visits are welcome. Conversations with the child about moving on can help the child with anxiety issues. Books and stories can also help. 


10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

Any feedback is welcomed

Feedback forms are sent out with learning journals to help with this.

Children are also asked for feedback on the activities they take part in


11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Caroline Jennings NNEB

48 High Street

Sandhurst

Berkshire

GU47 8DY

01252 873474 


12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

Feedback forms are sent out with learning journals for parents to see how the child is developing

A compliments and complaints book is always available

References and thank you cards are kept for reference


Last updated: 02/01/2019

Last Update: 03/01/2019

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