Charlie Childcare - Childminder Christine Harle

We have an immediate vacancy for full or part-time hours.

We offer 30 hours of funded childcare for working parents of eligible 3 and 4-year-olds.

15 hours free funded play and learn sessions for eligible 2-year-olds. Places available from September 2019.

Please contact Christine on 07974737323 

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder in Willington with over 19 years of childcare experience. a member of PACEY.

I work with my husband Bobbie to provide childcare in a warm and loving home environment. 

I work closely with parents to maintain routines and continuity for your child. My practice is play based providing play opportunities, ensuring learning and development, by building on and complimenting the work you are already doing with your child. Meeting the requirements of Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Ofsted achieving 'Good' overall and very proud of achieving outstanding for children's wellbeing during our last Ofsted inspection.   

If you think that our setting can meet your child’s needs please contact us and arrange an initial meeting to discuss your requirements further.

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

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session information
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Other hours considered

Who to contact

Contact name
Christine Harle
Contact position
Childminder
Telephone
07974 737 323
E-mail
charle1@btinternet.com
Website
www.charlie-childcare.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Willington
Crook
County Durham
Postcode
DL15

Other details

Cost description
£4.25
Age range
From birth to 10 years

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)
St Stephens School Nursery and Willington Chapel Street Primary School Nursey.

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Immediate vacancy. If you require a place please do not hesitate to call.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Willington Primary School
St Stephen's Church of England Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Willing to drop off and collect from nurseries in the Willington area.
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

I have extensive special needs experience with children who have complex needs, disabilities, learning difficulties. I have also attended SENCO training.

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?

I use parent's information gathered at at our first meeting, I then carry out my own initial assessment and use an online system to document, track and assess all childrens' learning within the Early Years foundation Stage.  

I also complete a child's 2 year progress check to identify and provide evidence to show development delay and any early needs.

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

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

Childrens' interests, experiences and abilities are constantly observed so play based activities can be provided reflecting these current interests and inspire new learning that is tailored to each child’s needs and stage of development.

Children's learning journeys reflect their progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Next steps planning shows further activities that are planned to further support and challenge each child’s individual learning.

 

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?

We work alongside all professionals and services that may be involved with your child, all of whom are welcome to visit our home at any time. As a childminder in County Durham I have worked alongside Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Portage services, Health Visitors, Early Years Advisory Team, One and have access to:- Educational Psychologist and SEND.

We will seek your consent before contacting specialist services.

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?

As a childminder, I continually access and refresh my knowledge with training and ensure my assistants are updated regularly with training. I have taken training in all of the following:
Single Assessment Framework
First Aid
Safeguarding
SENCO Related Courses


Two of us have  Level 2 Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health


Two of us have  Level 2 Knowledge with Understanding Autism 


Other training will also be accessed and attended as the need arises. A record of staff training is kept in the training file.

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

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

Access to the front is via a drive with one step in the front and one step out to the back patio with a decked area and three steps to a lawn and gravel garden.

Within our home, I have a wide range of toys and resources and play and activities that are set up to support and engage children in play and learning.

 

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?

We have very good relationships with Chapel Street and St Stephens nurseries and have developed a transition book using our empathy doll which is to share with the children before starting, talking about the routines of the nursery, talking about their feelings and what will happen when they arrive at nursery.

As a childminding setting we focus on children's independence in dressing and self care such as washing hands and toileting. Children become very familiar with these nursery buildings through daily pick ups and drop offs we do as part of our daily routine to support children to have a successful transition to nursery and school.

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