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Amanda Evans - Childminder

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Amanda has been a childminder since September 1990. She has four daughters, three grandsons and four grand-daughters. She is a member of and insures with PACEY, she has a current First Aid Certificate and is CRB checked and has current Safeguarding Certificate. Amanda has appropriate car insurance for childminding and a range of car and booster seats to cover all ages. Amanda provides good quality care for all children & a warm and welcoming environment with a home from home setting where children learn through play. She takes the children to parks, libraries, outings etc and they are always out and about. Amanda has a non-smoking setting. Amanda does many activities like cake making, picnics, art & craft, walks, parks and outings. A daily diary is completed for each pre-school child, detailing food eaten, fluid intake, naps taken, nappy changes, activities done, outings and visits, milestones reached, etc so parents are kept up to date with their child's development. References available. Recent /past Ofsted reports available to read. Both parents and childminder's holidays are charged at half fee, childminder sickness no fee charged, child /parent sickness charged at full fee.

Fees do not include meals.

Fees to be paid weekly/monthly in advance on Monday am.

Who to contact

Name
Amanda Evans
Position
Childminder
Telephone
07858091987
Email
amanda20451@hotmail.com
Notes
Please email your requirements e.g. days hours etc., required and I will get back to you. It is not always easy to answer phone when minding, we might be busy doing activities, be out and about or just be busy having fun!!

Where to go

Address
Langley
Slough
Berkshire
Postcode
SL3
Notes

Bus 78. Langley train.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour (full time)
£6.00 Per hour (part time)
Details
Meals not included in fees. Payments to be made monthly or weekly in advance. Accepts childcare vouchers.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Delayed Development
Eczema
Trained to use an EPI Pen

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Would be willing to do this with guidance from parents

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Every child is treated equally regardless of race, religion, beliefs, disability, gender etc.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
1 Under 5’s vacancy 5 years and over - currently no vacancies for school pick ups
Date updated
03/09/2020

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

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

Tax Free Childcare

Signed up for tax free childcare?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Availability
Weekdays
Facilities
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Games
Dressing up
TVVideoDVD
Childminder Drop-in
Reading
Library Visits
Quiet Room
Toys
Computer
Walks to local park etc

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Foxborough Primary School
Details
Foxborough Primary School only - currently no vacancies

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
105467
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)

Extended Local Offer Response


Special Educational Needs Policy

It is a requirement of SEND 2015, the EYFS and the Discrimination Act 2010 that my childcare setting provides a Policy and procedure which outlines the support structure in place to provide suitable care and facilities for children with additional needs or disabilities. 

My setting is based in a first floor flat and may not be suitable for some children with additional needs or disabilities, there if no lift access, so therefore for example children in wheelchairs would be unable to access my setting without some difficulty. 

Children's needs will be assessed at beginning of care and all parent/children/carers will be involved in any discussions to provide for child's individual  needs.

I will always obtain permission from parents to discuss the child's ongoing needs with other professionals concerned with the child's care to gain advice or help if needed.

All children will be treated with respect and their individual needs taken into consideration at all times. 

Assessments are undertaken at regular intervals and discussed with parents. Concerns will be addressed as they arise and strategies discussed to ensure the child's needs are being met. 

I am the SENCO for my setting.

Teaching and Learning

Children are given opportunities to play in a warm and welcoming environment, to do their best and interact with other children.

All children regardless of race, religion or disability will be treated fairly and equally. 

Teaching and learning will be tailored to each child's stage of development.

Identifying and Assessing Special Educational Needs

I will work closely with parents to identify a child's individual achievements and areas where they might need some more support. through regular discussion we will be able to talk about any concerns either myself, or parents have. I follow the Early years foundation stage and make regular   observations and assessments to track children's learning journey and progress.   

If I think a child in my care has a special educational need I will keep observational notes, share these with the child's parents, discuss/find out what additional support is available, keep all matters confidential and work with the parents/carers to decide what action to take. 

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

I encourage parent to discuss any concerns with me. I will discuss any concerns I have with parents, we can then plan and review progress the child is making in my setting and if needed access additional support. 

Parents are welcome to talk to me at any time. 

Additional Support

If I feel a child needs additional support, with parents permission, I will contact my local area SENCO. I will work alongside any other professionals involved in the care of a child, eg speech and language therapists etc.

Keeping Up to Date with Knowledge and Skills

I have completed training including

  • Delivering the EYFS - PACEY
  • Paediatric First Aid (renewed every 3 years)
  • Safeguarding Children - PACEY
  • Understand Observation Assessment and planning 
  • I Talk
  • Child Sexual and exploitation course - Keep them Safe
  • Chanel General Awareness Course
  • Support Children's Health - Asthma
  • Schemas - PACEY
  • FGM recognising and preventing
  • Expectations of Behaviour - PACEY
  • Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in schools and other settings
  • Prevent Training and refresher courses
  • Disability Awareness 
  • Supporting Children with ASD in Early Years - October 2019

 

Transitions

I will work closely with parents and any other professional to support children with transitions to nursery or school. I will help to prepare children for nursery or school through activities and helping them develop their skills to enable them to flourish eg being able to put shoes and coat on, go to the toilet independently, wash hands after toileting, before eating. I will encourage children to carry own bags, lunch boxes, care for their belonging so they know where they are, generally encourage them to do as much as they can for themselves safely. 

Helpful Contacts

SEND Code of Practice (2014 - updated 2015)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Equality Act (2010)

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents 

SEND Guide for early years settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-early-years-settings

Supporting Children with SEND;throughout the early years

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2017/10/supporting-children-with-send-throughout-the-eyfs/ 

Slough Family Information Service - 01753 476589

https://www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk/kb5/sloughcst/directory/home.page

Autism Berkshire - 01189  594594

Admin@autismBerkshire.org.uk

Early Years Service - 01753 476554

 

 

Last Updated
03/09/2020

Disclaimer

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations