I am an experienced, qualified, childcare professional with an Ofsted Outstanding grade. I offer a flexible, high quality childminding service based in Great Shefford. I am open Mondays 8am - 4.30pm,Tuesday to Thursday from 8am to 6pm. I offer full or part time day care and a “before and after” school service that includes school/pre-school drop off/pick up, a snack, home cooked meal, fun and stimulating activities and outings.
I plan a variety of exciting activities around the children’s interests to support and challenge the individual child, taking into account their differing needs and routines. This enables them to progress in their unique development at their own pace. The children are taken on outings to local groups, parks, woods, cafes and exploring the local environment as well pickups from local preschools and schools. Children feel secure within the family group benefiting from learning together with both older children and adult support. Transitions to preschool and school are supported with school collections, enabling the children to become familiar with staff and environments.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Donna Folland (Home from Home Childcare)
- Contact Position
Where to go
- Home from Home Childcare
- RG17 7DB
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.60 per hour £18.50 per session £8 per session
- £5.60 per hour for under 5's.
£7.50 per hour for under 5's term time only.
£8 before school, £18.50 after school. This includes all meals and a range of outings and activities.
- Has Provision
- Immediate vacancies
- Contact me for vacancy details and waiting list. .
- Date updated
- Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s) Places Start Age End Age 1 0 1 2 1 4 1 5 7 2 8 +
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
- Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
- 30 Hour Partner Summary
- I am happy to work with any other provider to support the extended entitlement.
- Do you have a waiting list?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 8am 4.30pm Tuesday 8am 6pm Wednesday 8am 6pm Thursday 8am 6pm
- Offers pickups
any local school
Brightwalton C Of E Primary School
Chaddleworth St Andrews & Shefford c.e (vc) Federated Primary Schools
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 06/02/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 18/07/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
I am an experienced, qualified, childcare professional offering a flexible, high quality childminding service based in Great Shefford. I am open Monday 8 - 4.30, Tuesday to Thursday from 8am to 6pm.. I offer full or part time day care and a “before and after” school service that includes school/pre-school pick up, a snack, home cooked meal, fun and stimulating activities and outings.
- Contact Name
- Donna Folland
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
- Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
- Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
- Needs Level
Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings
All children are supported to reach their individual potential. When children start with me parents give details of there childs development to date and starting points are recorded. Observations and assessments are carried out to identify individual next steps. These are shared and agreed with parents together to support the children. Carefully planned play activities, outings and experiences support the childrens learning.
Communication is tailored to each individual families needs. This can be be verbally, email, text messages, daily diaries and learning journeys. Working closely with parents ensures the best outcomes for the individual children.
All play activities and outings are identified through the observation, assessment and planning cycle. Activities are adapted to ensure all children can participate at their stage of development. Working closely with parents children are supported to reach their full potential.
All children are supported to participate in carefully planned activities at their individual developmental stage. I work closely with relevant professionals and parents to ensure children's needs are supported.
All children are supported to participate in carefully planned activities at their individual developmental stage. I work closely with relevant professionals and parents to ensure children's needs are supported appropriately.
Daily Dairies and learning journeys record children's development and participation in activities. Observations and assessments are carried out to identify individual next steps. These are shared and agreed with parents and together carefully planned play activities are agreed.
All children are supported to participate in carefully planned activities at their individual developmental stage. I work closely with relevant professionals and parents to ensure children's needs are supported. Risk assessments are completed and outings planned that all children can participate in.
The downstairs of the house is used for the childminding business, making it accessible to most users. There is a step into the front of the house and steps to the garden which would make access for wheel chair users more difficult. Please contact me to discuss access requirements.
I work closely with parents and will work closely with any new settings the children attend. I welcome visitors to my setting and will happily visit new settings, to support children's transitions. A transition report summarising the child's development will be produced and transition stories shared to support each individual child.
Regular self evaluation of the provision and activities and outings are carried out. Feedback from parents/carers is used to inform the self evaluation process through daily diaries, learning journeys, summaries of development, emails, face to face discussions and a questionnaire about the provision.
Please contact: Donna 07826527764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or email: Homefromhomechildcare2@gmail.com
Working in partnership with parents is key to my business practice. ;Parents are encouraged to provide feedback, verbally, by email, or text message if they prefer. Please see my complaints policy for further details.
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