Kim Kirby

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My home is a three bedroom house situated on an off the road path and for the purposes of Childminding I use the Living Room, Dining room, Garden, Kitchen and downstairs toilet. My home is located on a residential estate, on a quiet walk way close to the A4, which is a major road providing easy access to the Town Centre and M4 motorway. I also have several pets – two rabbits and a cat.  As previously mentioned I have a garden to the rear of the property which can be accessed via a side gate from the front of the property or via a set of French Doors at the back of my Dining room and through the kitchen door. There are currently no lifts or ramps (however ramps can be provided) at access points to the property however, there is one step on both points. My current working hours are Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 18:00. There are no additional adults working as support staff at this time.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kim Kirby
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
0118 9410927
07826569272
E-mail
kim.kirby57@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Calcot
Reading
Postcode
RG31
Notes

My home is a three bedroom house situated on an off the road path and for the purposes of Childminding I use the Living Room, Dining room, Garden, Kitchen and downstairs toilet. My home is located on a residential estate, on a quiet walk way close to the A4, which is a major road providing easy access to the Town Centre and M4 motorway. I also have several pets – two rabbits and a cat.  As previously mentioned I have a garden to the rear of the property which can be accessed via a side gate from the front of the property or via a set of French Doors at the back of my Dining room and through the kitchen door. There are currently no lifts or ramps (however ramps can be provided) at access points to the property however, there is one step on both points. My current working hours are Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 18:00. There are no additional adults working as support staff at this time.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.25 per hour
Details
£4.25 per hour

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Ofsted Registered Childminder - full and part time vacancies available - Fords Farm, Reading.
Date updated
19/09/2018
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
1 0 1
2 1 4
2 5 7
2 8 14

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
N/A

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 17:30
Thursday 07:30 17:30
Friday 07:30 17:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Kennet Valley Pre-School
Kennet Valley Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
510253
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/09/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/07/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/08/2005CareGood

Local Offer

Description

My home is a three bedroom house situated on an off the road path and for the purposes of Childminding I use the Living Room, Dining room, Garden, Kitchen and downstairs toilet. My home is located on a residential estate, on a quiet walk way close to the A4, which is a major road providing easy access to the Town Centre and M4 motorway. I also have several pets – two rabbits and a cat.  As previously mentioned I have a garden to the rear of the property which can be accessed via a side gate from the front of the property or via a set of French Doors at the back of my Dining room and through the kitchen door. There are currently no lifts or ramps (however ramps can be provided) at access points to the property however, there is one step on both points. My current working hours are Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 18:00. There are no additional adults working as support staff at this time.

Contact Name
Kim Kirby
Contact Telephone
‭+44 7826 569272‬
Contact Email
kim.kirby57@hotmail.co.uk
SEN Provision Type
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
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

I have had training to look out for significant learning difficulties in a child. One being to closely monitor the child’s progress and can identify many issues against other children of a similar age and the Early Years Outcomes. I always make sure that I take parents’ concerns seriously when issues are raised around SEND. I make sure they know that I am committed to helping them, by giving my time for discussion whenever they need to discuss an issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

If I identify an issue, I will work with the parents to find a convenient time for them to visit me to discuss the issue. I will talk them through the observations and any assessments.

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

I will discuss all changes and additional needs with the parents, depending on the type of additional needs their child requires.

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

I will ensure that an activity/learning plan is put in place, that is achievable for the child but which also offers challenges. I am happy to work with the family discuss their feelings on the learning plan that I develop.

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

As the setting is my home, I can offer all the comforts that the child is used to and familiar with on a daily basis. This will hopefully make the child feel at ease and comfortable in my setting.

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

I will work closely with parents on this by having regular discussions and also providing a daily diary. If I feel that additional support is required (above and beyond what they may be receiving) I will discuss these with parents and let them know of any additional support.

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

I always carry out risk assesments for any new places of interest. I will make sure that the trips are always accessable and suitable for a child with SEND.

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

I have one step into my home, a ramp can be provided, should this be required. All facilities are provided downstairs and my patio doors lead out to a flat garden.

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

I will work closely with other settings to support transitions. I am able to set up and plan activities to prepare the child for 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?

I welcome input from parents on how they think I can adapt my setting to focus more on their child's needs and to make sure that the parents are completely confident in the care I am providing.

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

Kim Kirby 0118 9410927

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

Any feedback should be sent to West Berkshire child care services.

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