Sara Maccuish - Childminder
Hi my name is Sara, I am a friendly and happy individual who lives with my 16 year old daughter and my 9 year old son. We enjoy days out to local parks and long walks whatever the weather.
I offer a home from home setting where all children are made to feel welcome. My home is nicely adapted to children of all ages. The living room has ample toys and room to play in. I also have a large play house at the end of the garden .The garden is a good size. I have a small area where I grow herbs and vegetables. Also I have pets who are friendly and very good with children.
I have a 7 seater car that we use to go on adventures ie soft play, toddler groups and BEAR HUNTS. I have a full UK (clean) drivers licence and am fully insured.
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.
I can offer flexible hours. My service is reliable and competitively priced for the area.
Who to contact
- 07577 301100
Where to go
- Please call for more infomation.
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Experience with
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- Has Provision
- Immediate vacancies
- I have full and part time vacancies
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Extended Entitlement
- Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
- Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Opening Times & Facilities
- Offers pickups
- Lynch Hill Primary
- Pick ups and drop off available. Please ask me for details
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
Extended Local Offer Response
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 withby 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.
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.
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.
I have done an autism awareness course.
I have experience with children with HFA and SPD.
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.
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.
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
Modern slavery and trafficking
All this coupled with regular meetings with my local authority worker.
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.
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