Wendy Ann Elliot

Coronavirus status: OPEN

This setting is professional and well organised.  The main responsibility is to make the children feel safe, comfortable and happy including those who come from a different culture, have learning difficulties or speak English as a different language.

The children in my care at present do not need extra help but the setting is prepared for that eventuality.  Each child is unique therefore I cater for their needs depending on their age and development.

I registered as a childminder in 2009. I live in Mortimer and have done for 15 years, in a semi-detached house which is close to local parks and playing fields, and a short distance from local shops and school/preschools.

I use the whole of my home for childminding, I have a fully enclosed garden available for outside play, I walk to and from the local school. I have completed my paediatric first aid training and I am a member of PACEY.

I am currently open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, I am flexible and will change my opening and closing times to suit individual parents’ needs and requirements. I am happy to work outside these hours to support the heavy demands on parents to work late or early shifts.

I have a play room. I also have a large family dinner table where the children can sit and complete arts and crafts. There is a play kitchen, table and Chairs (we use for Role play or for the children to read books, Lego, farm, books, cars, dolls and many more toys including multicultural for all ages.

I have a garden which has an enclosed area for babies and I have many outdoor toys and a gazebo if it rains so we can still play outside. There are cars, a sandpit, water-pit,  free-flow toys, buckets, spades, swing-ball, a hula hoop and other toys for many ages.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wendy Elliot
Telephone
07900957773
E-mail
mail@wendyschildcareservices.co.uk

Where to go

Address
22, Stephens Road
Mortimer Common
Reading
Postcode
RG7 3TU

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour
Details
This includes nappies , snacks and lunch

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Date updated
16/04/2020
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
0 1 4
0 5 7

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
None

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Mortimer Pre-School
Mortimer St John's C of E Infant School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY400867
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/03/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/08/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
09/04/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

This setting is professional and well organised.  The main responsibility is to make the children feel safe, comfortable and happy including those who come from a different culture, have learning difficulties or speak English as a different language.

The children in my care at present do not need extra help but the setting is prepared for that eventuality.  Each child is unique therefore I cater for their needs depending on their age and development.

I registered as a childminder in 2009. I live in Mortimer and have done for 18 years, in a semi-detached house which is close to local parks and playing fields, and a short distance from local shops and school/preschools.

I use the whole of my home for childminding, I have a fully enclosed garden available for outside play, I walk to and from the local school. I have completed my paediatric first aid training and I am a member of PACEY.

I am currently open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, I am flexible and will change my opening and closing times to suit individual parents’ needs and requirements. I am happy to work outside these hours to support the heavy demands on parents to work late or early shifts.

I have a play room. I also have a large family dinner table where the children can sit and complete arts and crafts. There is a play kitchen, table and Chairs (we use for Role play or for the children to read books, Lego, farm, books, cars, dolls and many more toys including multicultural for all ages.

I have a garden which has an enclosed area for babies and I have many outdoor toys and a gazebo if it rains so we can still play outside. There are cars, a sandpit, water-pit,  free-flow toys, buckets, spades, swing-ball, a hula hoop and other toys for many ages.

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
Needs Level
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

When families first register with the setting they are asked to supply information about any identified needs. If parents have any ongoing concerns. All concerns are taken very seriously and advice can be sought from outside agencies if needed.

 

If I identify a possible SEN we would immediately arrange a meeting with the SENCO and parents to discuss my concern and help to direct them to the correct advice service.

 

We use the Early Years Outcomes and Development Matters as a guide. We complete a 2 year check in line with the Health visitors check to look at their overall development. Children are observed closely to check their progress and recorded in their individual learning journals. Parents are able to access this through my online system at any time which is password protected.

Children’s progress is recorded and tracked using their next steps and through the weekly planning.

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

Discussions are held regularly held between the parents.  Parents are always asked to be involved in the child’s learning and I ask the parents to fill in their childs achievements if they want to on the online system. 

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

Through initial assessments when a child comes to me, I am able to determine the child’s capabilities. I ask the parents for information on the child’s needs during the registration and induction process. We would put enough support in place for the individual child and would seek further advice from other professionals as and when needed.

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

I may need specialist equipment and we would speak with outside agencies if necessary. I would seek advice from other professionals where necessary. I would always allow access from other professionals into the setting.

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

I would always encourage other professionals and organisations to come and spend time with us.

 

Individual children may have varying needs and therefore we welcome support and advice from everyone.

 

I would use the local children's centre for advice or other agenciess.

 

Parents are always involved in decisions about their child’s needs through regular meetings.

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

The children's progress and development is logged on an oline system which parents have access to and are able to read and add comments.

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

All the children all treated the same and are included in all activities.  All children will be included in outings and trips as long as all risks assessments have been carried out.

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

The building is accessable and can easily have a ramp installed if needed.  I have downstairs wash and toilet facilties and the garden can be accesses through the kitchen again with a ramp and the garden is all flat with patio paths.

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

The school or setting will be contacted and I will have a discussion with them before the child starts.  Learning Journey's will also be shared with parent's permission.

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

I regularly sends out parent questionnaires to assess the overall effectiveness of my provision. I have a comments box for parents to express their views on my online system within the child's daily diaries and I have an open door policy and have regular discussions with parents.

 

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

Wendy Elliot

07900957773

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

Compliments and complaints are detailed in my policies which are available on my website or on request.

The Ofsted poster is on display for all complaints to Ofsted.

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