Kelly Ann Middleton - Childminder

Monday - Friday 7am - 6 pm



Who to contact

Contact Name
Kelly A Middleton
01900 812310

Where to go

The Merrelles
35 Central Road
CA15 7EP

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday - Friday 7am - 6 pm

Other details


Each child is welcomed to the setting as an individual and catered for as required

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy (SEND) - formally equally opportunuties policy.

I aim to follow the requirements of the EYFS 2014 and the childcare Register 2012 and provide an inclusive environment for ALL children and their families.  I am also required to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code of practice of 2014.

I will:

  • Regularly talk to parents/ carers about the individual needs of each child.
  • Talk to children about their likes/dislikes and interests.
  • Encourage parents and carers to tell me about famliy culture/religion and beliefs.  In return I will encourage the children in my care to learn more about the cultures and religions including my own.  This can be done by reading, colouring, cooking and eating foods from around the world and celebrating any special festivals.
  • Encourage parents to share festivals, special occasions and anything that may enhance a childs learning and understanding.
  • Provide a wide range of resources and activities which reflect the diversity of our local area and further afield.  Including resources which challenge sterotypical ideas.
  • Support each child through sensitive observation, regular assessment and individually planned activites to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide individual support to a child depending on their needs.
  • Using the 2 year old progress check to highlight if I believe a child is falling behind in any of the prime areas of learning.
  • Focus on the positive things that each child can do.
  • Lead by example and challenge any form of prejudice.
  • Sharing information about childrens learning and development and provide ideas for home learning with parents/carers as required by the EYFS.
  • Seek permission to ask for support from outside agencies where appropiate.
  • Attend appropiate training to ensure I have the skills and knowledge needs to support children and their families.
  • Encourage children to respect each other as individuals .
  • All children will have equal access to appropriate facilities and activities.

I am the designated SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) for my setting.
If I believe a child needs addidtional support, I will speak to parents and ask their permission to approach agencies who will support their child.

I have read and understood the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy.

Contact Name
Kelly A Middleton
Contact Telephone
01900 812310 / 07859067317
Contact Email
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?

Each child will be given lots of exciting learning opportunities.  I will observe your child and make assessments regarding their learning and development.  You have the opportunity to share these observations alongside photos and pieces of your child's work.  I am always avaliable at all times to discuss any extra needs your child may have and if extra support is required we can work together to get additional support from outside agencies or organisations.  You can also telephone, text or email me. 

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

I offer a fully inclusive setting and have policies in place to ensure that all children have access to enriching and valuable play experiences .  I will use my professional judgement to plan a tailor-made approach; each child will be given opportunities to join in activities which will give them chance to explore at a speed that is appropiate to their own needs.

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

I use an online service called Tapestry this which tracks your child's development and I will expalin how the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' (EYFS) forms my judgement.  You can add things your child does/enjoys at apestry and any ongoing issues, etc.  I can offer advice or find out current infomation for you on request.

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?


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

Your childs day to day requirements will be met by myself or my assistants.  I am also a Level 3 qualified pediatric first aider. I am with permission able to administer perscribed medication.  I have policies in place for managing behavioural and emotional development.  I am trained in Safe Guarding and Child Protection.

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

I have training in areas of child development, should a specific training need arise I would attend/seek/recieve further training.  I would also seek the help from other professionals i.e. health visitors, speech and language therapists, inclusion team officers and early years teams.

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

I continually update my knowledge and regularly attend training.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

When I am planning an outside visit, I will fully risk assess to identify any specific areas of support that an individual child may have.  Parents will be invited to discuss ways to achieve full inclusion with trips and outside visits.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment

Wheelchair access may be possible, but I do not have hand rails or toilet facilities.

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

My setting is very flexible, I will take time to ensure your child is comfotable in my setting. Some children require shorter settling in periods than others but I will work alongside you to ensure your child settles well.  Each child will be offered settling in sessions until they can attend my setting independantly.  When it is time to move on to other settings, early years teachers and other members of staff could attend my setting in order to get to know your child and help with the transition.  Transition documents, a child's learning joural and other progress reports can all be shared with the new setting.

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

There is a possibility I could apply for some inclusion funding for children with extra needs then they can be supported.  I could also loan equipment from the local authority or school.

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

I would work alongside the Senco and other outside specialists and produce an individual play plan specifically for your child.  You would be invited to give your input into this.

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

I use questionnaires, social media sites, text messaging, informal chats, etc.  I would welcome any input a parent has and would love for them to be involved in any way - planned activites, outside activities, etc.

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Address: The Merrelles  35 Central Road  Dearham  Dearham  Maryport

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