Claire Currie - Childminder

I've been described as bubbly and friendly by my children so thought it was the best description to introduce myself!

I've a three bed house with a driveway and rear garden. The living room has ample toys and room to play in, with the kitchen being our craft/creative area.

Our enclosed garden is a good size with sand pits, water play and cars bikes ect.

I've a 7seater car, fully insured with spare car seats (you are welcome to provide your own of course).

We have one furry family member 'Blue' our dog. 

I've a full week planned during term time with playgroups, soft play/park dates (depending on the weather) 

I've great links with local childminders and the school, taking every opportunity to ensure your child has a varied week of activities with time for free play and rest when needed. 

During the school holidays I plan activities to involve my children which include fun days, picnics to the park and farm visits. 

I pride myself on communication, taking photos at every opportunity. Communication is very important to a great relationship with you and your child.

I aim for a home from home environment for your child, with every child being cared for as I would hope for with mine. 

Who to contact

Name
Claire
Telephone
07816438189
Email
c_currie@sky.com

Where to go

Address
15
Gaveston Road
SLOUGH
Postcode
SL2 2HW

Ofsted

Ofsted URN
EY445979
Ofsted Latest Report
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Availability

Available places
1 under 5, full time place. 1 under five, part time place. Thursday and Friday all day after school care for Lynch Hill school.
Vacancy information last updated
02/04/2019
School/Nursery Pickups
Yes
School/Nursery list
Lynch Hill Primary
Pickup details
Claire is willing to consider collecting children from other local schools/nurseries if there was a need.

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Local Offer

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Special Educational Needs Policy

It is a requirement of SEND 2015, the EYFS 2014 and the Discrimination Act 2010 that all childcare settings provide a policy and procedure which outlines their support structure which they have in place to provide suitable care and facilities for children with additional needs or disabilities.

My setting is based in a private house and therefore may not be suitable for children with certain additional needs or disabilities. While I will endeavour to accommodate each child's individual needs this may not be practical or possible. If it is in the child's best interest to find care in another setting I will help parents in any way I can.

For children who attend my setting their individual needs will be assessed at the start of their care and all parties/parents/children and myself will be involved in discussions to ensure the care provided is in the child's best interest.

Permission will be sought from the parents to discuss the ongoing needs with other professionals concerned with the child's care or to gain advice or further help from them if needed. 

All children will be treated with respect and their individual needs given regard at all times through respectful sensitive interaction between me and other children in my setting. 

Assessments on all children will be undertaken on a regular basis and these will be discussed with the parents. Any concerns which may arise will be dealt with by introducing a strategy which will ensure the child's welfare and development needs are being met at all time.

I am the SENCO for my setting and will liaise with parents and any professionals. 

Teaching and Learning

I will give the children in my setting every opportunity to learn to be their very best in a caring environment where they can flourish both socially and academically. 

All children dispite race, religion or disability will be treated fairly. 

All of the above will be tailored to each child's stage of development. 

And most importantly will be done with as much FUN as possible. 

Identifying and Assessing Special Educational Needs

I work in close partnership with my local authority worker and the area SEN worker. I can (with the help of these people) help to secure any additional support a child may need. 

Involving Parents and Children and Young People in Planning and Reviewing Progress

I actively encourage parents of children in my care to stipulate any personal beliefs/cultural values and morals that are of particular importance to them as a family and endeavour to incorporate these as much as possible into my setting. It is through the partnership between the parents and myself that I believe we can help children reach their full potential/flourish and enjoy their childhood.

Extra Activities

Along with many toys /learning resources both inside and in my garden, I incorporate lots of sensory /messy play into my working week. This is something both I and children seem to enjoy.

We love to learn about wildlife (I get lots in my garden). 

I love to take the children out to parks and woodland pine cones collecting and of course bear hunts. We bring home lots of natural resources and use them in many activities (much more fun painting with a feather or printing with a Pine cone). 

I love to grow plants and I find children love to see their handy work ie sunflowers growing taller and taller. 

It is great for children to learn about the natural world.  

Keeping Up to Date with Knowledge and Skills

I have completed the following training along with the training I did to become a childminder:

  • Universal Safeguarding Children Awareness 
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • And Home Based Childcare Training course

I have also completed :

  • Progress Check Course 
  • Understanding Observation Assessment and Planning course 
  • And an Autism Awareness course 
  • I talk course
  • Child sexual and exploitation course
  • Equality and diversity 
  • Fgm training
  • Food hygiene 
  • Child protection 
  • Modern slavery and trafficking 
  • Coshh
  • Domestic abuse 

All this coupled with regular meetings with my local authority worker. 

Transitions

Starting school is a big step for you and your child especially if your child has SEN

You as a parent and I as a childcare provider have a duty of care to ensure your child is as school ready and independent as possible. 

I do this by encouraging children to do as much as safely possible for themselves. I write individual learning journals for each child that will outline any areas of the EYFS they are excelling or falling behind with.

I also provide Independent Education plans if needed.

I work to the same EYFS statutory requirements as schools so can provide essential guidance for your child which we can also share with any potential school.

Helpful Contacts

Slough Family Information Service - 01753 476589, www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk

Autism Berkshire - 01189 594594, Admin@autismBerkshire.org.uk  

IPSEA - Independent Parental Special Education Advice - 08000184016, www.ipsea.org.uk  

Early Years Service  - 01753 476554

Last Updated
30/04/2019

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