- 1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Through interactive play and observation I will be able to identify where the child is in their development, if the child does indeed have any additional needs. At this point it will be documented where the child’s strengths are, where support is needed and the plan for support which might include other professionals being involved. I may have to contact SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) or other professionals (with written consent from parents) if I deem it necessary for added support for children which may have special needs or disabilities.
- 2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Regular interaction with parents develops trusting relationships, and it’s important to always keep parents informed about possible concerns. Confidentially is important and discretion will be maintained at all times. Parents will be kept up to date with all developments and concerns. Using the secure online baby’s day’s application, is just one way that communication is upheld and will be accessible at any time to monitor your child’s day to day activities and development through their online learning journal, but if you are not familiar with online technology, everything is available on printed format. I will require an all about me form which will help the transition of coming to my setting and to help me get a better understanding of each child to help us build a closer relationship and understanding of one another. A settling in class or classes may be necessary to ensure that your child is comfortable and that they will be content and happy in my setting. Newsletters will go out every month to inform parents of the unit of enquiry which we will cover over that month as well as all planned trips. If needed I will call on parents to have a meeting to discuss issues which I think are important with regards to the child’s development and progress.
- 3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
I regularly provide feedback with parents in the form of a daily diary describing the daily events. If the child has done something special, they will receive a wow moment report, and at the end of each term, the parents will receive a formative assessment explaining what milestones the child has reached as per the EYFS and the Childcare Register, and what developments need to made and how carer’s and parents can support this development. Also after their 2nd birthday I will complete a 2 year check which I will ask parent’s to give to their health visitor. Once I have written permission from the parents, I will share relevant information with other professionals if I believe it to be in the best interest of the child to help the child identify their next steps and help with development further.
- 4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
I believe in a child led learning environment to optimise learning and development and will try to assist children with reaching targets that are set to achieve specific outcomes and take into consideration each child’s rate of development, which may be different, therefore setting different targets for different children. If necessary I will work one on one to support children where I think it necessary. I may have to contact SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) or other professionals (with written consent from parents) if I deem it necessary for added support for children which may have special needs or disabilities.
- 5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
As all children develop at different stages, I will assist development in providing learning and play with age and stage appropriate resources and will acquire added resources if I find it will assist in the development of any child. I do not have any experience caring for children with additional needs, nor do I have training to care for such children, but I would be willing to undergo any training necessary to support children with additional needs.
- 6: How will the setting monitor my childs progress and how will I be involved in this?
Once I have received the information that I need from the parents or previous carer’s to identify where the child is with regards to the child’s learning and development, I will then be able to start a learning journal for that child, where I will be able conclude reasonably quickly, through interactive play and observation where the child is in their development, if the child does indeed have any additional needs and whether or not additional support is needed.
- 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 committed to provide equality opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring every child is included and supported within my setting and out whist in my care. My ethos is to ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference, so that every child is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, special educational needs, disability, gender or ability.
- 8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
The building that my setting is based on, is in fact not very suited and accessible for wheelchair use, and I cannot unfortunately make alterations to the building as i am not the owner.
- 9: How will you support my childs transition to a new setting or school?
When your time with me has run its course, I will help and support the transition to their new place of learning as best as I am able to through talking about fears and reading books and looking at photos and help to child to be more relaxed about this change. I will also share records and information with other settings or schools if you give permission for me to do so, to ensure that your child will have a smooth settling in period in the new setting and that all new care providers will be prepared and give your child the best start.
- 10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
As a registered childminder I aim to work in close partnership with all parents, to meet the needs of their children. I hope that you would be happy with the service that I provide, but I appreciate there may be times when you feel that I may not be offering you and your child/children the service that you require. I hope that you will feel able to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have with me directly, enabling me to resolve any matters as quickly as possible and expand on any training and resources that you feel would be necessary to further help your child. I will risk asses my setting regularly to make sure that support is given to children with additional needs and continue to update and acquire added resources to ensure the ongoing learning and development of such children.
- 11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Who to contact
+44 (0) 7454569691
Where to go
9 Emmets Nest
Under 12 months: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – No present availability
12 months to 3 years: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – Availability on Tuesdays
1 x full time Monday - Friday position available
3 years to 8 years: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 18:00pm – Availability for over 5’s
After school care: Monday – Friday 15.00pm to 18:00pm - Availability
Vacancy Information Last Updated: 19 July 2018
School pickups and drop/off services available from all local schools and nurseries please enquire
Crown Wood Primary
Church of England Primary Binfield and Warfield on All Saints Rise
Wheelchair Access: No
Cater for Special Dietary Requirements: Yes
Special Needs Experience: No
Cater for Cultural Requirements: Yes
- 12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
I have a Complaints and Compliments Policy as well as a Parent feedback form which regularly gets sent out to parents to ensure that I am providing the best possible service and that all parents are satisfied with the service that I am providing