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Boyd, Carol Ann


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01489 796313

Childcare Information


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Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
When is childcare available
Term Times
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 19:00

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/01/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding



Age group - 0 - 12: 3.6 per hour


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
All year round
Weekday All Day

Local Offer

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

I get to know the children in my care well. I understand their interests. I continuously involve parents in activities completed throughout the child’s day and how the child has moved on. I work closely with other professionals involved with the children in my care and liaise with these, e.g. pre-school practitioners. I follow my policies and procedures and believe in a calm and positive environment to help children to progress.

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

I will assess your child using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum as a guide. I believe if your child is interested in an activity then they learn better. Therefore my toys, resources and activities are based on your child’s interests and strengths. However, activities are changed on the day if another interest is made known to me. I have a large variety of toys and activities and an enclosed back garden to encourage exploring and investigating.

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?

Through constant observation, assessment and planning. I will keep you informed through daily diaries and talking with you at the beginning and end of your child’s day with me. I am happy to discuss your child’s progress at other times through discussion on the telephone, or, by meeting up at a mutually convenient time. Your child will have their own individual learning journal which shows evidence of their achievements through photos, observations and work. If after discussion with you and with written permission we both feel other professionals need to be involved, I will seek further advice from my professional association for childcare and early years (PACEY) coordinator.

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

It is my responsibility to make sure that your child’s overall well being is taken care of. I continuously check my provision to make sure that it is a safe and secure place to play, learn and develop. I believe in praise and encouragement and positive words to build confidence and self esteem. I risk assess my outings. My husband and two children have had Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks done on them. Medication is stored as advised on the packet and out of reach of your child. I am first aid trained and renew this every three years. I have a full range of policies and procedures which are emailed to you when you join my services. I complete courses to either renew or update my knowledge or to gain more knowledge of themes either of interest to me or of relevance for the well being of the children in my care.

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

am in contact with my Professional association for childcare and early years (PACEY) coordinator who can advise me on any aspect of my work. I have a good network of childminding colleagues and as well as childminding I also work at a local preschool . I find that my two roles compliment each other well. Through the preschool I am involved with teacher training days and lectures from other professionals invited in to talk to myself and my colleagues.

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

I complete a first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding course every three years. I then access specific training that is relevant to the children in my care or that particularly interests me. I have completed and obtained a level three in childminding practice and more recently have completed a course introduction to children diagnosed with A.S.D. (Autism) and also a makaton course. In April 2016 I also completed a level 1 training course in Picture Exchange Communication System.

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

>Excursions outside of my childminding setting are risk assessed and with all of the children in my care able to benefit from the excursion. If I have not taken your child there before I will discuss the excursion with you first to confirm that your child will benefit from it.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

My setting is my own family home which is a four bedroom semi-detached house. At the front and back of the property there is one step into and out of the property. Your child will have access to the whole of the downstairs area which includes a lounge, kitchen, full width conservatory and downstairs toilet, which are all on one level. There is a frame at floor level separating the conservatory to the main house. The conservatory leads off of the lounge and the kitchen. The garden is flat and on one level and is enclosed with no back access. My doorways are of average size.

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?

Our first meeting will be with yourself and your child, so that we can get to know each other, and you can decide if you are happy with myself and my setting. From here another visit for you, and your child, if preferred is arranged so that all paperwork can be discussed and signed. My policies are emailed to you and a tick list provided for my records once the policies have been read and understood. An all about me form is sent home with you for you to complete so that I can get to know your child better. From here we can discuss a settling in period. I am always guided by you. Generally you would visit again for an hour to stay and play and then another visit is arranged for your child to stay with me without you. If your child is ready then your child can be left for a full session. If we feel your child is not ready then we shall discuss the next step to ensure that your child is ready before staying for a full session. If your child is starting a new early years setting or school, I will with your written permission talk to the other professionals involved, and, possibly visit your child there (once settled) in their new environment. I also discuss with your child their new setting and perhaps read relevant books to your child to reassure your child and to help them be confident and ready.

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

I have a range of activities and resources for all age children. I believe that if a child is interested then then learn better. Therefore if your child has a particular interest then I will try and access that resource to compliment the interest. If your child needs specialist equipment then I will seek your help and other professionals to obtain that equipment.

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

I will discuss with you how much support your child needs after observing and assessing your child. I complete a 2 year check on all 2 year olds in my setting and complete termly reports on all children who have not yet started school. These reports help to confirm their progress and identify any extra help that is needed. If we both feel that your child would benefit from extra help , then, with your written permission, I will seek advice from my Professional association for childcare and early years (PACEY) co ordinator. For financial help I can provide Government funded early years education for eligible 2 year olds and also 3 and 4 year olds. This is a maximum of 15 hours per term week.

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

I complete a daily diary of a snapshot of your child’s day that goes home with your child. This enables you to write about your child’s interests and activities for that week and any concerns that you may have, or advise that you may need. I also complete a learning journal of your child’s achievements. These achievements are documented through observations, photos and work. Working together is always beneficial.

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