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Ami Underwood ( Underwood childminding with Ami )

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I am an ofsted registered childminder. I provide EYFS ( Early Years Foundation stage ) Learning for all children under the age of 5years.

I also provide after school care for Parsons Down infant and junior school plus Thatcham Park infant school.

I cater for all school ages and provide appropriate activitys to suit all.

I provide a safe,loving home enviroment of care for your child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ami Underwood
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07969099270
E-mail
underwoodchildminding@outlook.com

Where to go

Address
35, Ullswater Close
Thatcham
Postcode
RG19 3UJ

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour
Details
Sibling discount available

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
I am currently full however this can change at anytime so please contact regardless to get up to date information from myself about my availability.
Date updated
18/09/2018

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
            

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 17.30
Tuesday 7.30 17.30
Wednesday 7.30 17.30
Thursday 7.30 17.30
Friday 7.30 17.30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Thatcham Park C of E Primary School
The Colourful Caterpillar
Parsons Down Infant School
Parsons Down Junior School
Pied Piper Pre-School
Details
I have an assistant so am able to do two different school pick ups at the same time.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY495401
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Ami Nevin
Contact Telephone
07969099270
Contact Email
underwoodchildminding@outlook.com
SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 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

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

Every child has a diary, learning journal and this can be seen at anytime by the parents, individual achievments are detailed and can be seen by parents. I do this electronically. Parents are asked to contribute towards the early years framework and add their own observations and thoughts. I am always observing all the children in my care on a regular basis, I am also always available  to disscuss any concerns about the childs developmental progress.

 

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

I will continue to work closely with the parents to involve and liaise with them. I am always willing to learn more so I will follow advice from professionals and training. I am also a member of PACEY who offer me a range of extra course I can participate in.

I will give your child confidence, encouragement and as much support as I possibly can. I will help them achieve their learning goals and help them gain self esteem, Independence which will help with their school life ahead.

 

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

I use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as a guide for the children in my setting and refer to it from time to time. I look at  the age of the child and their abilities, every child is at a different stage. I plan accordingly to the age and stage of every child so that all can be involved. I use what the child is interested in to encourage the child's participation. I feel that it is very important for the children at my setting to explore indoors and outdoors so their learning is encouraged at every available moment.

I also take the children to groups, such as music, or gymnastics to help develop the childrens skill sets.

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

I  have never had any children at my setting with additional needs or learning difficultes but if i do have children with these needs I would bring in extra resources. I would work closely with professionals to give me extra advice and understanding in this area. I would also provide extra resource suited to a particular childin my setting could understand and communicate better.

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

I look at the age of the child and their abilities, every child is different and at a different stage of development. I plan according to the age and stage of every child so that all can be involved

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

Every child has a diary and learning journal and this can be seen at anytime by the parents, individual achievements are detailed and can be seen by parents. Parents are all asked to contribute towards the early years framework and add there own observations and thoughts

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

I treat every child the same but adapt activites and trips to there abilites, individual health and needs. All trips are risk assessed but before taking the child out on the trip I always seek advice and guidence from the parent so the child is safe, secure and able to benefit from the trip by enjoying themselves while learning

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

My home is not suitable for Wheelchair users as it is very busy and my bathroom is upstairs making access difficult.

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

Transition from one setting to another can be both worrying for the parents and the child concerned. As part of my job I feel that I should make the transition go as smooth as possible by being part of the child's settling in session to a new environment. This can be done by me dropping them off and collecting them plus being on hand for any questions they may have. Also I could take all their work and learning journal to their new setting.

 

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

My regular panning and observations helps me to meet each child's individual needs. Each child has their own daily diary on an app called baby's days.  I also communicate and talk to the parents on regular basis so the parents can give some input also to their child's development on pick up and drop off. Via message or phone when conviniet to parents. All the information I gain is used to plan enjoyable activities and experiences across all areas of their development and learning.

 

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

Ami Underwood on 07969099270 or email underwoodchildminding@outlook.com

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

Parents are fully aware of my complaints procedure, but I would rather that they would talk to me first to resolve anything that they are not happy with.

I gain regular feedback from parents with parent questionnaires and I also have complaints forms where they can let me know in what areas they feel that I could improve in.

I also recommend feedback while chatting to them as we have a very good working relationship where they know that I like to hear feed back and to hear what they think about my service to their child in my setting.