I have been childminding for over 11 years now. I hold all relevant qualifications/insurances. I have completed my level 2 and 3 in childcare, training in cerebral palsy, observation and assessment, elklan training ect.... i am pro active in expanding my knowledge and training. in march 2014 i was graded outstanding in all areas and thrive to keep this standard up. within the setting we attend lots of toddler groups and outings, we are very creative with our daily crafts and hold a theme/newsletter for each month to follow and work on. i care for every child equally and have a close one to one relationship with each child to allow them in feeling secure and happy within the setting.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Mrs Kimberley Stacey
Where to go
- Kim's kiddies
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per Hour
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- will follow childs diet as required and take training where needed.
- Has Provision
- Offers 2 year funded places
- Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
- Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- Range of vacancies
Vacancies Age range Places 0 – 11 Months 1 1 – 4 Years 1 4 – 8 Years 1 8+ Years 2
- Date updated
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07.00 18.00 Tuesday 07.00 18.00 Wednesday 07.00 18.00 Thursday 07.00 18.00 Friday 07.00 18.00
- DVD, Colouring, Computer, Visits & Outings, Enclosed Garden, Childminder Drop-ins, Baby changing, Dog(s), Children work to the early years foundation stage, Dressing up, Construction toys, Bikes, Bird Watching, Cooking, Board Games, Face Painting, Computer(s), Conservatory as Playroom, construction, Outdoor Play Area, Barked Play Area, Activities, Activity equipment, Activity table, Book Corner, Books, Songs & Rhymes, Bottle Warming Facilities, Freeplay Toys, Access to computer and internet, Crafts, Toys, Access to public library, Decking area, Dedicated Playroom, Kitchen, Arts & Crafts, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Chalk and colouring board, TV/Video, Audio Equipment
- Offers pickups
- School Pickup
School Pickup School AM PM Owlsmoor Primary School Owlsmoor Pre School Owlsmoor Pre School
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 20/03/2009 Inspection (Early Years Register) Satisfactory 31/03/2014 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Junior (7-11 years)
I have been childminding for just under 11 years now, I live in a 3 bed semi detached home in owlsmoor sandhurst with my 3 children, my husband and our 2 bassett hounds. a garden contains decking, woodchip, artificial grass, playhouse, outside toys ect...
I take alot of training to develop my knowledge and understanding of caring for children and young people, im part of the orchard and am able to draw down funding for vunerable children and 3/4 year olds, I find my job very rewarding.
- 1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
within the setting i undertake a 2 year old check of each child, regular comunication with each childs parents/carers is key to being able to provide the best care needed.
when each child begins we identify any needs the child may have and put in place a plan of action with the parents/carers. an all about me form is completed for each childs learning lournal and a daily diary is produced to share information between the setting and parents/carers.the learning journeys are sent home termly to allow parents/carers to input if they wish, observations/next steps are within the folder also to show the childs development and areas where help is needed it will be shared with other proffessionals for which i have permission to share. i work closely with other proffessionals where needed and also have visits to the setting to help the child develop and show their abilities to practitioners, eg: paediatricians, therapists, speech and language ect....
- 2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
i have a very good relationship with each of the childrens parents/carers, we communicate via daily diary, texts, emails, whatsapp, phone calls and chats on drop/collection. i provide a monthly newsletter to each parent/carers enabling them to see what is planned for the month and which celebrations we may be looking into. at the end of each day a detailed summary of the day and how the child has been is sent home via a daily diary for the parents/carers to read at their leisure and should they wish to they are able to communicate through this book also. learning journeys are also sent home with parents on a termly basis, this also show the areas of development that we have met during our activities.
if there is a need for me to share information with other proffessionals i have permission from each parent/carer to do so, they will be informed unless i think there is cause for concern safeguarding the child.
care plans are developed where needed and shared with parents/carers and other proffessionals, these are updated and regularly reviewed.
- 3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
all of the planning that is done within the setting is all related and planned around the child and the childs individual needs, using the develpment matters documents allows me to view where the child is sitting within development and use this to plan for the childs next steps pushing their development forward. targets/goals are in mind when planning is done to help each child develop the areas needed.
all activities allow each child to be able to take part, if things need to be altered to allow a child to take part then this will be done before the activity is used and one to one time is set asside to give each child individual time and attention.
i am aware that i can contact my local sen team and my support worker to help in any way needed for myself or the child. i am aware of my duties within the eyfs (2014) and adhere to them.
- 4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
i currently have a child within my care with additional needs, the child is treated equally to others and activities/routines are adapted for the child to always be able to take part/help. we use visual aids to help the child to communicate and resources have been purchased to use within the setting. iam aware that my local sen team and childminder support team can support my self and the child where needed.
i have undertaken training within cerebral palsy/ elklan/ behaviour and pro actively attend training when it arrises, i work closely with other proffessionals and where needed i can be provided with equiptment that will support the child in my care.
- 5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
there is a variety of support to help a child with additional needs and these can be of great support to myself and the setting also: speech therapist, paediatricians, occupational therapists, family, sen team, pacey, ofsted, childminder support team.
i care for a child with additional needs so have experience and took training within this area to support the child and their parents/carers, this course also taught me the things i needed to be aware of with the particular need. specialist equiptment is not needed but if and when it may be needed this will be in place for the child to help him/her develop and be supported.
all resources within the setting are inclusive and send policies and procedures are in place.
- 6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
progress of each individual child is shared regularly with parents/carers, tracking this information on development matters forms allows me to highlight where the child is sitting within their development and shows me where extra learning opportunities may be beneficial. these are then put into planning for the childs next steps and moving them forward with their development, 2 year progress form are completed with parents/carers and asked to share with their health visitors on their 2 year review appointment.
i work closely with other professionals to provide the best care i possibly can for each individual child, meetings withparents/carers also allows me to plan forward for the child.
- 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 how i must follow it to ensure each child within the setting is equally cared for and all outings reflect this as we visit places that cater for the needs of each child in my care. we have risk assessments in place within the setting and also on outings allowing me to make sure every child is safe.
i do not have staff that work for me but i at all times make sure that my ratios are never exceeded to ensure the safety of the children in my care and for the requirements within the eyfs.
- 8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
the setting is very accessible and has wide enough doors to fit pushchairs/slim wheel chairs through, the garden is also accessible to everyone allowing a free flow area to the outside.
a large range of toys, natural resources, messy play and free flow play allows each and every child to explore the surroundings and enjoy free play as well as child led activities, these activities are accessiable to all children within my care.
reasonable adjustments can be made in order to follow and stay in line with the equality act 2010.
- 9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
transitional visits are encouraged to allow the child to adjust to the setting and changes that are being made suitable support is also offered, i dont currently do home visits but this is something that can be done where needed.
when a child moves on from the setting their learning journey goes to their new provider to allow them to see where and how the child is achieveing and where support may be needed, this will also help the child to feel more at ease as the new carer can provide the appropriate care/planning needed. liaising with the other setting/proffesionals will help the child to settle also.
books and materials are used to help teach the children in my care about new experiences they may need to prepair for, a transition bag may be used or a collage showing different areas/things they may see/ do and learning in the weeks/months ahead.
if a child has a particular anxiety about their new experiences allowing the child to speak and comfort them whilst doing so will help greatly, also chatting with parents/carers and the child will help everyone work together in the best interests of the child.
in cicle time/story time we all share our experiences and show and tell is done to encourage the child to develop lifes skills through speaking out and communicating with others through language.
- 10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
reflecting on childrens development is important to plan for further development, this is something that is done on a daily basis changing things at last minute when the child takes a particular interest in something. a review and observation is undertaken when we have achieved/not achieved something withing the setting, monitoring if the child develops more in a particular way allows me to plan for a more succesful outcome. ( plan do review)
feedback forms/ questionaires are sent home with each childs learning journal termly, the feedback helps to change things that could change or leave things as they are if they work well, this is also appropriate for other proffessionals as they can help with the imput of the setting to better the individuals development.
- 11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
i am a lone childminder and contacting me directly by phone/email is the best way. you will also find my details on the childrens information services lists for childminders and the childcare website.
- 12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
within the setting we have a compliments/complaints book, this is for any parents/carers to complete and can be done so alone to allow privacy.
i display the parent poster for all parents/carers to see, they are made aware of this incase they wish to use.
a questionaire is sent home termly when the childs learning journal is sent home, this allows me to recieve feedback and put anything in place that is needed or required by the parent/carer. parents/carers can also give feed back in the childs daily diary or on discussion on drop/collection of the child, if a more discreet discussion is needed then an appointment can be made to have a chat/discussion.
i have recieved many cards/ letters/ comments/ references, these are all kept and treasured.
Last updated: 14/05/2019