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McAllister, Elizabeth

I am a mother of a 13 year old boy, and have lived in Bracknell for 15 years. My son is now at Secondary School. I believe children learn through play, learn from one another, should enjoy new experiences and have lots of fun. It is also important to have consistency and teach good behaviour. I regularly attend play groups, some soft play areas, parks, and meet with other childminders. I do other at home activities as well such as baking, painting, decorating biscuits, crafts relevant to the time of year/special occasions and sticking. I presently look after two boys and one girl. I am Ofsted registered, and have all my qualifications necessary. Please feel free to call if there are any questions. Ofsted rating: Good (November 2017)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elizabeth McAllister
Telephone
01344 222698
07973 752813.
E-mail
lizz200@yahoo.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Forest Park
Bracknell
Berkshire
Postcode
RG12
Notes

I have a garden with patio area for the children to play.  There is a slide, rockers, scooters and balls just to mention a few items to play with. 

Other Details

Costs

Details
Cost dependant on how many hours you require.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
No

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Funded Places

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

Vacancies

Range of vacancies
Vacancies
Age rangePlaces
1 – 4 Years 1
Details
One space Monday Tuesday Wednesday Full time OR Monday to Friday Term time only
Date updated
29/05/2018

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 16:30
Thursday 08:00 16:00
Friday 08.00 16.00
Facilities
no smoking household, Messy play, Colouring, Baby Toys, Have a car, Visits & Outings, Learning through play, Baking, Painting, Books, Songs & Rhymes, No Pets, Toys, small trampoline, TV/DVD, Homework assistance, Arts & Crafts, Puzzles, Ball games, Garden & apparatus/toys, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No
School Pickup
School Pickup
SchoolAMPM
Harmans Water Primary
Harmans Water Primary
Harmans Water Primary

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY423487
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/07/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
18/07/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Local Offer Description
1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

I record observations and complete the 2 year development checks

I hold discussions with parents before a child starts in order to identify where the child is as a starting point for their learning journal. I maintain open and regular communication channels so that any areas of concern can be discussed and any additional support put in place.

I keep daily diaries, learning journals and observations for each child in my care. Achievements and next steps are shared with parents.


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

I keep daily diaries, learning journals and observations for each child in my care. Achievements, planning and next steps are shared with parents to keep them informed of their child’s progress.

 


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

All planning is child led using their interests to promote development and allow them to achieve outcomes at a rate appropriate to their age and stage of development.

Gaps highlighted in my observations are used to plan activities to promote development, providing 1-1 support where need.


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

Currently I don’t have experience of caring for children with additional needs, but would treat each child as an individual and adapt activities to meet their needs.

 

Again, I would approach my local early years team at Bracknell Forest, for any addition advice or support I needed.

 


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

I currently have no experience or special provisions in place for caring for a child with SEND, however I would contact the BF early years team for support if needed.

 


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

I record observations and complete the 2 year development checks

I maintain open and regular communication channels with parents to keep them up to date with their child’s progress and discuss any areas of concern in order for additional support to be put in place.

I keep daily diaries, learning journals and observations for each child in my care. Achievements and next steps are shared with parents.


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

I am aware of the equality act and carry out risk assessments for any planned outings, pre-visiting to ensure they are suitable, where possible. I would not choose an outing or activity that would exclude any child.


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

My setting is a family home and doesn’t have ramps, wide doorways, accessible toilets or handrails, making wheelchair access difficult.


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

I can offer transitional visits and support, home visits and would share/pass on learning journals to the new setting.

 

I would acquire library books that focused on ‘starting school’ or something relating to ‘change/new places’ in order to prepare the child and help by talking through any anxieties they might have.

 


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

I get feedback from and work with parents and other professionals at my LA to monitor the effectiveness of my practice.

I record children’s milestones to track their progress and development to ensure my planning is appropriate and meeting their needs.


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

Elizabeth McAllister


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

I have a complaints/compliments book and display the Ofsted parent’s poster.

I have questionnaires for parents/carer’s and children to feed back their thoughts and keep all references and thank you cards.

 


Last updated: 13/07/2018

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