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Jones, Karen Elaine


Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

I am a Level 3 qualified. I also have an assistant who works for me, so 2 adults at all times, I also have previous experience working in a nursery. I am an accredited childminder so able to offer 15 hours a week when your child is 3.

Who to contact

01256 391851

Where to go

Secure environment

Childcare Information


Contact provider for vacancy details?

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
When is childcare available
All Year
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 18:30
Thursday 07:30 18:30
Friday 07:30 18:30
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area
Outdoor Play

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/07/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs.



Age Ranges
5 to 8 years, 0 to 5 years

Time / Date Details

Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
45 Weeks or More Per Year
5 Days or More Per Week
All year round
Weekday All Day

Local Offer

Local Offer
How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

When your child starts with the setting, we will give you an “All About Me” to fill in for your child. This will help us to get to know your child’s routine and what they like/dislike etc. to make their transition to our setting smoothly and make them feel secure. They will then be allocated a keyworker who will work on a one to one with your child to assess their progress.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

We use an Early Years Foundation Tracker to assess the age/stage of development your child is at. We learn through three types of planning and assessments. We do child led activities, which will then take us to next steps to focused observations. We then do a monthly topic where all the children get to work together as a group on the same theme, sharing their ideas and interests together, which is adapted to each of the children. From these observations we can see if the child needs any additional support.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We use a daily communication book which will tell you about your child’s day including food, toileting, sleeping, activities and observations, you are able to comment in this book, or talk to us at the start or end of each day. You will also get to see the child’s learning journal at the end of each term, this will be sent home along with reports for you to read and make any comments and suggestions. We are happy to share ways with you to continue to support the activities we do at home to extend the experience further.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

We are a large family orientated setting, with three carers who are all parents As we are a larger setting the children become their own little family, looking out for others ad taking care of each other. '''In our setting we love to do fun, really loud, respect, sorry, hugs and most of all as a family we do LOVE.'''

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

n the past we have worked with Portage, SALT, and other settings. We also have the support of a Prospects co-oridinator and share thoughts with other professionals and carers.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

All three carer’s are level 3 qualified and first aid trained. We have food hygiene and basic Makaton. We all have level 3 safeguarding and 2 carers have level 4 safeguarding. For the new tern September 2016 we are looking into doing Senco training and behaviour management training.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

>We will always inform parents of any forth-coming outings in advance, these outings will be risk assessed before we sent out notification of a trip. All children will be included, unless you do not want your child to be taken, and then this will be planned when your child does not attend the setting. If you child is attending then we will need to know any up to date medication your child may need or any travel conditions.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

We are based in a residential street in Basingstoke, we are based in a four-storey house, and the setting is based on the ground floor, so all the amenities are accessible for the children. We have a step into the setting front and back, however are looking into alterations for a slope for pushchairs/wheelchairs. This will be looked into in September 2016. We have a secure back garden with an area for the children to enjoy with Astro turf, chalkboards and garden toys. We then have a gated area for the rest of the family to enjoy, which is locked and secure from the children. We are based near local schools, and preschools where we can do collections from and have access to local parks and shops and are able to use public transport.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Once you have visited our setting and have decided it is the right setting for your child, we do settling in visits. We start with an hour visit and then on the 2nd visit we do two hours including Lunch, which will help us to get to know your child and your child to get to know us, which will help with a smooth transition and make them feel secure. When they leave the setting to go to another carer we will do a transition report of all the developmental areas of the EYFS. When your child leaves to go to school we will do a school transition report for you to hand to the teacher. We also liaise with other settings if it involves shared care for your child. We will do a communication book so we can support each other with observations to keep in line with the child’s development.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

We provide government funding for eligible 2 year olds and for all 3 ad 4 year old. We can also claim for funding (EYPP) for eligible families and additional funding for children with special educational needs, this funding will be spent on additional equipment to support your child within the setting.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

After all observations, reports and feedback have been discussed, and has been decided to seek further outside professional help I will contact my Prospects co-ordinator to help arrange the support needed.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents and carer’s are included in the setting by communicating at the start and end of the day. We share the child’s day by a communication book and the parents have access to the learning journals and these are sent out at the end of each term with reports. We offer meetings outside setting hours if there is a need for this.

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