Keeley Palmer

My setting is within my family home and is within walking distance of a variety of schools as well as drop-in centres.

I aim to provide a home from home style setting which feels comfortable, secure and fun with opportunities to learn and develop and make friends.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Keeley Palmer
Telephone
0118 9413639
07891965013
E-mail
k_palmer3@sky.com

Where to go

Address
19, Clanfield Crescent
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG31 6QN

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour
Details
Reduced cost for siblings.
Before and after school available including school drop off and pick up.

Availability

Age Ranges
0-1
1-4
4-11

Age Range Notes

From 0 years 0 months to 11 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Vacancies for all age groups, please enquire, over 5's depends on requirements. Although open during COVID-19 for key worker children, I have no additional space.
Date updated
29/03/2021
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
1 0 1
3 1 4
2 5 7
2 8 11

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
Westwood Farm Pre-School  Other settings can be considered, please contact me to discuss further.

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Westwood Farm Infant School And Nursery Classs
Westwood Farm Junior School
any local pre-school/nursery
Westwood Farm Community Pre-School
Westwood Farm Infant School
Details
We walk to and from school. We can travel by car depending on number of children.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
117024
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/03/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
23/02/2007CareGood

Local Offer

Description

My setting is within my family home and is within walking distance of a variety of schools as well as drop-in centres.

I aim to provide a home from home style setting which feels comfortable, secure and fun with opportunities to learn and develop and make friends.

SEN Provision Type
Medical, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
Needs Level
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Getting to know a child and by using the EYFS framework enables me to make observations of a child's development that may help towards identifying any additional needs or SEND, along with working with the parents/carers who play an important part as their knowledge and understanding of their child is essential.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

I use a diary for communicating with a I use an online Learning Journey profile which is based on the EYFS framework and records a childs achievements and developments. This is available for parents using a secure individual password and enables them to see how their child is developing and to advise me on events at home and of any suggestions that will help to assist their child further. The journal is also used to record daily details such as eating, sleeping times, toileting etc

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Each child is unique and may develop at different rates, therefore I would adapt an activity so that they can achieve goals relevant to them but still be included whilst planning to progress their development by enhancing/changing the activity in the future.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

I would work with the parents/ schools or learning centre so that I can learn and understand from them how they have approached or planned strategies.

If it is an area that I haven't had experience in then I would seek advice or courses that would help me learn and put into practise the skills I have learnt enabling a child to reach their goals and potential.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

I am happy to work with a family and their child along with any professionals who are also working with the family and participate in any training I may need to enable me to give any additional support a child and their family may need.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

By the use of daily online diary and Learning Journey profiles which are available each day and online by the parent/carer. Verbal communication at a convenient time or by appointment with the parent/carer to discuss their child's progress and how we can work together to ensure we are all going in the same direction to enable their child to achieve, progress and develop further both in my setting and at home.

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

Any activity or trip can be adapted to ensure that everyone is included. This may require forward planning and an additional adult to help. Part of the planning will include imput from the parent/carer as their knowledge of their child is important to the success of an activity or trip and to their childs inclusion, development and overall well being.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

Unfortunatly my home is not adapted to help children with mobility difficulties or wheelchair users.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

By talking and listening to your child on how they feel about going to school and about the children we take and pick up from school can help ease anxieties or worries. Also by the use of visual aids such as books, TV programmes or apps/ stories on an iPad.

I can also assist with visits to the new setting or school.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

By monitoring a child's development and recording the progress made by a child. An example of this is repeating an activity that has been extended to enable a child to reach new goals. With the parents imput of achievements/struggles at home we can discuss and also record in their Learning Journal, this will provided vital information to enable planning the next steps and assess if the provisions I am providing are meeting all of the child's needs.

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Direct to myself or via details on the West Berkshire website, Family Information Centre.

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

Parents can either speak to me directly, send me an email or use their daily diaries, parents can also make comments in their child's online learning journal and/or my comments book.

If they would prefer to inform Ofsted then they can contact them direct using the details given to them at the start of their contract with me or from the poster displayed in my setting.

Should they feel the need to make a complaint which could not be resolved between ourselves then I have the appropriate form and procedure available for them to use/follow.

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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