Sarah Kathleen Beattie

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Beattie
01228 810104

Where to go

Eden Street

Other details

Maximum places
Age range
0 years 4 months to 7 years 0 months

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sarah Beattie
Contact Telephone
01228 810104
Age Bands

Schools Extended Local Offer Response 

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

As a childminder, I follow the EYFS guidlines and recommendations, continually assessing and observing progress and development. On induction of our setting I will discuss with you your child's needs and routines to be followed and and any special requirements needed.

If your child needs further developmental help, I will discuss with you and outside agencies (if needed and permission given) an action plan to be put in place to work with you and the other agencies to give your child the support they require.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

At our setting, we use handover diaries that are filled in with detailed information of the day. We also communicate this verbally at the begining and end of your child's session. Developmental checks are carried out every term and parents are encouraged to attend parent meetings and reviews to discuss your children openly and confidentially. Any concerns will be raised confidentially with you and if needed (with your permission) the revelent professional agency for further advice. 

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

Myself and my assistant will work closely with the children at the setting to help encourage and support development. I communicate daily with parents and set attainable goals to help improve children's confidence, skills and development ready for full time school.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Our role is to ensure all our children are safe, happy and secure in our setting and help children develop in a fun inclusive way.

Our developmental planning is based on events and themes that our children are interested in, which we can develop  and explore. We use our observations and progress checks to build on the skills a child has and set achievable goals for them to aim to.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

I encourage the children to participate in activities by stimulating them with their interests and likes. I give praise and encouragement to allow the children to gain confidence in skills in different environments ie on school runs, trips to the park, soft play etc.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college

Outside agencies are available to the setting if needed and required by the Parent for specilaist help/advice.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

I acess specfic training for myself and assistant  as the need arises to ensure our proffessional knowledge and development is contnued.

We are trained in first aid, safegaurding and are both level 3 qualified. We also attend other  regional and online training.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment

I have 4 large steps to my front door and steps into the garden.

Our toilet area is upstairs and our doors are not wide enough for wheel chair accessibility.


How will the seting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life

I have an admissions policy which I follow for all new children attending our setting. We have meetings with parents and child, this gives us the opportunity to meet each other and get to know each other better - this creates a good environment and relationship for future discussions.  We will arrange a settling in time for your child, convenient for both you and your child.  This settling in period gives your child the opportunity to become familiar and comfortable with myself and my assistant, meet other children in my care, my family members and to feel confident  and comfortable in their new surroundings.

How are the seting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

In my service I can provide Government funded Early Years Education for 3 and 4 year olds.This is a maximum of 15 hours per term week.I will work with the family to identify and obtain other specialist equipment where required, linking in with professionals and the child's educational needs.


How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will recieve?

Through our observations/ developmental checks we can flag any specialist help that might be needed and direct parents to the right external agency for that specialist care/support.  In addition we will work with both Parents and Agencies to give the child the best support needed. 

How are parents involved in he setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

In our setting we do termly newsletter of events and themes we cover and also developmental areas that we are focusing on.

Parents are encouraged to share with us any special events that are happening in their family/life. We also send home interests at home sheets for parents to fill in, detailing new achievements, interests and events. We will then try and incorparate this into our planning.

Parents are encouraged to have regular meetings with us every 3 months or when needed to discuss any issues/concerns etc.

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Address: 78  Eden Street  Carlisle  Cumbria

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