Lorna Marie Moore Childminder

I offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’ in partnership with other childcare in my area.

I can offer 15 hours free nursery education on request for two, three and four year olds.

Do you need childcare or have a child that will be eligible for two play and learn sessions or 30 hours supported funding?

Book and secure your childcare early as your little one may miss out on coming to play and learn in an ‘outstanding’ setting.

I am located in Crook and I was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in December 2018. I am willing to care for all children after any care plans have been discussed with parents/carers, and any information obtained from outside agencies.

I have completed Level 3 Child Protection training. I hold a full First Aid certificate, Equality and Diversity certificates and other training certificates related to childcare. Please ask to see these on your visit to the setting.

Flexible care offered, half and full days, nursery wraparound, before and after school, funded education subject to terms and conditions. Full day sessions include all meals and snacks.

If you require any further information, get in touch and I will be happy to discuss your childcare needs.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Session information
Full of fun, laughter and a touch of learning all rolled into play!
Part or full time and flexi care minimum of two hours placement.
Sessions minimum of 3 hours and a minimum of 2 days per week
All sessions are to be paid for in advance

Who to contact

Contact name
Lorna
Contact position
Childminder
Telephone
07761 802 191
E-mail
l0rna-m00re@hotmail.com

Where to go

Address
Crook
County Durham
Postcode
DL15

Other details

Cost description
To be discussed when you visit the setting to ensure best possible costs and arrangements.
Age range
From 0 years 3 months to 13 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
Crook Primary School and Nursery

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Do you need childcare or have a child that will be eligible for two play and learn sessions or 30 hours supported funding? Book and secure your childcare early as your little one may miss out on coming to play and learn in an ‘Outstanding’ setting.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Crook Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Crook Nursery School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

I am the Mam of a 18 year old son as well as having 11 years' experience working as a childminder. Within that time, I have cared for children who have additional needs.

  • I have experience of supporting children and their families with needs relating to Autistic Spectrum.
  • I have supported children who have additional needs due to social and emotional development that had a direct impact on the ability to communicate using spoken word or have the understanding of body language.
  • I have worked with children who have a hearing and visual impairment and understand the impact these can have in relation to day-to-day tasks.
  • I have worked closely with children and families when the child with additional needs have attended a mainstream school. Working closely with the school and staff to ensure a smooth transition from the setting to school.
  • I have gained many years of experience supported by outside agencies to ensure the best outcomes for the child and their families.
  • I currently support a child with speech and language delay. I am working closely with the Speech and Language Team (SALT) and the school he is going to attend, ensuring that the child has had more visits so that transition is a little less daunting.
  • I have supported children and their parents when a child has had a food allergy or intolerance, to ensure that their child still had a full and well-balanced diet.
  • I care for children and families who speak English as a second language, gaining much experience of diversity in relation to different cultures and beliefs.
Contact name
Lorna Moore
Contact telephone
07761 802 191
Contact email
l0rna-m00re@hotmail

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

When a child and family come to visit for the first time, I chat with them about the child and their needs.

If the family identify that the child has additional needs or needs support, I discuss where they feel my role would benefit both the family and child.

When the child is attending sessions and during observations and monitoring, if a gap is identified, I would record my observations and then talk to parents/carers about what I have observed and ask if they have noticed anything similar.

I will offer advice and give options that can be considered to support the child and family to address the gap in development. If after interventions are put in place, there is little or no improvement, I will again speak to parents/carers to see if they are happy for me to contact outside support agencies for advice and/or a formal assessment.

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

As a Childminder with 11 years' experience, the needs of all children are considered in everything that I do. Activities are adapted to allow all children the opportunity to develop and reach their full potential.

The EYFS requirements clearly state that each child is given the opportunities and environment to reach their full potential. This is something that I hold dear and adapt and amend activities so that the setting is truly inclusive.

I will source advice and support from the Education and Additional Needs Team at the council, to ensure that I am contacting the correct and appropriate agencies to give maximum support for both the child and family/carers.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?
  • Families with English as a second language
  • Speech and Language
  • SEN
  • Audiology
  • Health visitor team
  • Family support

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

Having worked closely with outside agencies, I have gained substantial SEND knowledge. I have also completed relevant courses to ensure that the approach used to identify need is timely to ensure the best outcomes for the child and family.

 

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

The front of the property is wheelchair accessible and the doors within the property are wide enough to allow access to all downstairs areas.

There are two steps to the rear of the property to access the outdoor space, but should the need arise, adaptions to include a ramp would be implemented.

Within the playroom, toys and resources are at a low level for easy child accessibility.

There is a downstairs toilet that is wheelchair accessible, with its door opening outwards to maximise the floor space.

The outdoor area is on two levels - a paved patio area and then a lower grassed area. Again, a ramp would be obtained to allow access to this area.

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

Children regularly go to school as part of our daily routine and become familiar with the routine of some of the children attending school.

When it is time for the children to attend their next educational establishment, they are introduced to teaching staff and visit the classroom they are going to be in. I have forged excellent links with the local school and the teaching staff have also visited the children here, so that the children meet them in a familiar and emotionally safe environment.

Disclaimer

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
Powered by Open Objects