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Carter, Lisa ( Lisa’s Littluns)

As an Ofsted Registered Childminder, I am offering a fun, friendly, stimulating home from home environment for any child to come and enjoy.

I have been married for 16 years and I live in a 3 bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Warfield. I have 4 children aged 11yrs, 8yrs, 5yrs and 4yrs old. They all currently attend Holly Springs School in Bullbrook.

We are a strict non-smoking household and I’m fully paediatric first-aid trained. I promote the Early Years Foundation Stage using all different types of activities including story time, musical instruments, messy play, role play and arts and crafts.
We love nothing more than being out and about exploring new things! I provide a wide range of activities from arts and crafts, baking, puzzles, toys, playgroups, trips to the park, woodland walks, playing in the garden and the library.


I use the online babys days system which provides regular contact with the parents detailing updates, feedback and progression. The system is a fantastic way of keeping everything up to date, including any transitions or changes that may be happening so I can work closely with the parents/guardian and offer extra support. When a new child joins me, I like the parent/guardian to complete an ‘all about me’ questionnaire so I can get to know you all better as a family and also offer two free one hour sessions for helping the child settle in. I like to use the journal to find out each child’s interests to help plan activities they’ll enjoy, and share ideas for other children which helps develop and build more confidence in their own time.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Carter
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07980 962119
E-mail
Lisaslittluns@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Warfield
Bracknell
Berkshire
Postcode
RG42

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
No

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 2 year funded places
Yes
Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
Yes
Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places
Yes
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes

Vacancies

Date updated
12/06/2019

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
School Pickup
School Pickup
SchoolAMPM
Holly Spring Infant School
Holly Spring Junior School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY556559
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Description

I am offering a fun, friendly, stimulating home from home environment for any child to come and enjoy.

I have been married for 16 years and I live in a 3 bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Warfield. I have 4 children aged 11yrs, 8yrs, 5yrs and 4yrs old. They all currently attend Holly Springs School in Bullbrook.

We are a strict non-smoking household and I’m fully paediatric first-aid trained. I promote the Early Years Foundation Stage using all different types of activities including story time, musical instruments, messy play, role play and arts and crafts.
We love nothing more than being out and about exploring new things! I provide a wide range of activities from arts and crafts, baking, puzzles, toys, playgroups, trips to the park, woodland walks, playing in the garden and the library.

I use the online babys days system which provides regular contact with the parents detailing updates, feedback and progression. The system is a fantastic way of keeping everything up to date, including any transitions or changes that may be happening so I can work closely with the parents/guardian and offer extra support. When a new child joins me, I like the parent/guardian to complete an ‘all about me’ questionnaire so I can get to know you all better as a family and also offer two free one hour sessions for helping the child settle in. I like to use the journal to find out each child’s interests to help plan activities they’ll enjoy, and share ideas for other children which helps develop and build more confidence in their own time.

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

When a child starts with me I spend a few weeks observing carefully where I think they are in their EYFS development stage. This helps me to plan activities to help in their future development. I work closely with parents on this. If I thought that your child had an additional needs I would work with you to get the support that we need to help your child.
I complete 2 year development checks with parents - this is then shared with health visitors.
If children also attend other settings I liaise with them (with permission) so that we can achieve a rounded approach to the child's development.


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

I ask for information about your child before they start with me by completing an “all about me” questionnaire. If a care plan is required for your child I will work with you to develop it.
For babies I use daily diaries which the parents can have access to through baby days. I also text, call, use baby days and use e-mails to keep parent's informed. Each child has a Learning Journey which records observations, photos, etc of your childs time with me. I ask parents to keep me informed of anything relevant to their child's care and development.


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

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

I treat each child as an individual and adapt activities so that each child is included.
Where possible I will acquire resources relevant to your child's needs.
I will ask for training, additional help and advice if necessary from relevant authorities


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

If your child needs additional support that I do not have experience in I will ask my Local Authority for help in finding the relevant training/ support.


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

By keeping records of observations of your child I will be able to monitor your child's development. I will share this with you so that we can plan together for your child's future development.
I would be happy for other Professionals to also visit my setting with the Parent. Progress and ideas can then be discussed altogether.


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

Children are given support to ensure they can be included in the same activities (activities may need to be adjusted to suit). Careful planning and consideration are undertaken in advance by completing risk assessments to ensure the safety and suitability of any trip, in order to meet the needs of all children attending that day.


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

I have two steps leading down to my front door, and one step down into the garden. Unfortunately, I am unable to widen doors to allow wheel chair access.
The living room, and kitchen are flat open areas. The garden is also flat, having paving and decking laid.


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

I offer two transitional visits lasting one hour each. I would be happy to visit your home if it would help to settle your child. I would work with you to settle your child.

If a child is transitioning to another setting I will support the child and parent by sharing/passing on their learning journals. I will support the child through this transition by reading books regarding new places and looking at photos on their new setting. Role play will be activity offered to your to child to help them overcome anxieties.


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

Good honest communication with parents/carers ensure the overall effectiveness of my setting.
I would act upon any concerns raised by parents through self-evaluation and deal with them in a professional manner to resolve any issues.
I would seek support via Bracknell Forest Council Early Years Team regarding my SEN provision if I felt necessary.


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

myself – Lisa Carter


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

I ask parents for References, written feedback and keep any Thank you cards.
I have a complaints book and Complaints Policy.
An Ofsted poster is displayed for parents to ensure they know the procedure to contact Ofsted.


Last updated: 17/06/2019

Last Update: 27/06/2019

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