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Jennifer Tindall - Childminder

Jennifer has been a registered childminder for twenty years, she is married with two children of her own, both currently studying at university. She is available all year round apart from Christmas, Easter and Bank holidays and she takes three weeks annual leave in August. She is a non-smoker and has no pets. She has a large range of toys suitable for children up to 5 years. She also has a variety of games, books, videos, story tapes, puzzles and dressing up clothes for all ages allowing them to learn whilst they play. She also has a safe secure garden with a good range of outdoor toys including a playhouse, bikes, cars, sandpit, waterplay, a paddling pool in the summer and lots more. Jennifer does painting, drawing and makes Birthday, Christmas and Easter cards with the children. She goes to various toddler groups, indoor play areas, parks and playgrounds. In the school holidays she has special days out for the children, including visits to Odds Farm Park. Jennifer offers a wide range of activities to suit your child. Jennifer's opening hours are from 7.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m. She offers hours to suit you. Parents to provide own food.

Who to contact

Name
Jennifer Tindall
Telephone
01753 823869
07380822383
Email
jtindall@btinternet.com

Where to go

Address
SLOUGH
Postcode
SL1
Notes

No. 8 bus into Slough. Between Burnham and Slough Railway stations.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour basic
Details
Sibling discounts. Parents to provide funds for day trips. Payments weekly or monthly in advance. Accepts childcare vouchers.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Speech Impediment
Allergies
Eczema
Asthma
Trained to use an EPI Pen

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Will provide whatever dietary needs as required by parents.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All children from various cultures and abilities are made welcome and all treated as equal.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
One
Date updated
06/11/2019

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
School Holidays
Half-term
Full Time
Part Time
All Year
Term Times
Facilities
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Games
Musical instruments
Reading
Quiet Room
Parent & Toddler Groups
Books
Toys
Walks to local park etc
Garden

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Cippenham Nursery School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
105498
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Contact Name
Jennifer Tindall
Contact Telephone
01753823869
Contact Email
jtindall@btinternet.com
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)

Extended Local Offer Response


Special Educational Needs Policy

I ensure that all children have access to everything they need in order to learn and develop, this includes educational toys and puzzles, all of which I observe and assist with. This enables me to actively monitor their progress as well as notice any potential problems which could effect their learning. 

Teaching and Learning

As I observe all children in my care, if I notice that one child was struggling with anything in particular, including speech, numeracy or literacy I would ensure that I spent extra time with them to try and aid them. If I was concerned with their development then I would advise the parent(s) to approach the relevant centres and would help them to find the correct ones. I would communicate with the parents to make sure that I follow any activities/care instructions they were given to assist them in their learning. 

Identifying and Assessing Special Educational Needs

As mentioned, my observations allow me to notice any abnormalities in a child's development. If a child was struggling with anything then I would make sure that they were not singled out and still joined in with the other children. For each child, I write a two-three year old progress report which is a written document sharing everything that I have noticed and the parents receive a copy of this. Alongside this, parents have the opportunity to discuss any concerns with me when they drop off/pick up their child and I make sure I am always available to contact over the phone so they have regular communication with me. 

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

I write a two-three year old progress report which is given to the parents and I follow the EYFS program to make sure that I can aid a child to the best of my ability. Any worries would be shared with the parent as soon as possible and together we could discuss further options and routes they may want to take to assist their child. I would not do anything without the parents approval and would ensure that I look at each childs needs individually so they can get the best out of my care. 

Additional Support

I make sure that any concerns are discussed with parents and I am familiar with all local service specialists so can advise the parents where to go. If they needed any particular alterations to my environment or my care, I would do this to the best of my ability. In any severe cases where I could not adapt in the way that they needed, I would help the parents find the relevant care in the local area to support their child. 

Extra Activities

Once any issues were found I would discuss with the parent what their specialist has recommended and ensure I have activities to suit their learning. This could include but is not limited to toys, games, puzzles and books.

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Children and Young People with SEN

If I noticed any abnormal behaviours or sudden changes of behaviour I would try and find the cause of the issue. If I suspected anything, a discussion would be had with the parents to try and find out if there had been any big changes at home including divorce or deaths. If I felt that there was any direct harm, emotional or otherwise, to the child I would investigate further and would contact the appropriate local services. 

Keeping Up to Date with Knowledge and Skills

I have regular visits from my development worker who keeps me up to date with any changes in EYFS and Safeguarding Children. 

Transitions

I usually have a week where the child spends a few hours a day in my care with the parent and we slowly cut down the hours spent with the parent so they do not experience any sudden changes and are comfortable in my environment. 

Helpful Contacts

Slough Borough Council, local drop in centres and local services. 

Last Updated
06/11/2019

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