Diane Walker - Diane's Childminding Service, Willington

I offer full time, part time, term time and school holiday places. I also offer 15 and 30 hours childcare for working parents.

I have ten year's experience of working in a private day nursery as a practitioner. I am also a mother to two children aged 13 and 16 years.

My home is spacious with a good size rear garden, a trampoline, and garden resources.

Educational activities are provided for your child to ensure they meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) developmental outcomes. Activities and resources just for fun are also organised. I will ensure a fun, friendly and safe environment is provided for your child. I have attended, and continue to attend many training courses, both on line, and face to face offered by the local authority.

I offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. My Ofsted inspection was held on 14 March 2017. I was graded 'Outstanding' on my first Ofsted inspection.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Session information
Full time and part-time sessions available.
Times to be arranged to support parental needs.
Full/part time 2, 3 and 4 year old funded places.
Closed all Bank Holidays.
Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs Diane Walker
Contact position
Childminder
Telephone
07739 881 963
01388 343 034
E-mail
d_walker3@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Willington
Crook
County Durham
Postcode
DL15

Other details

Cost description
Hourly, daily and weekly rates are available.

Availability

Childcare availability
Term time
School holidays
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
Witton-Le-Wear Primary School

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
No
Other information
No space available at present (November 2019)

Other details

School drop off/collection
Our Lady and St Thomas Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary
St Stephen's Church of England Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Our Lady & St. Thomas Primary
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

I have worked with children with physical and developmental delays and have experience working with outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Contact name
Diane Walker
Contact telephone
07739 881 963
Contact email
d_walker3@hotmail.co.uk

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

From the onset, the childminder has discussions with parents/carers about development of their child, any areas for concern, and working in partnership with other settings caring for the child will support assessment. Through regular observations and assessments, children with special needs can be identified. Once a child has been identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) the SEND code of practice will be followed. Activities will be created that promote the development of all children and adjusted to include any special need children.

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

By observation, planning, assessment and tracking, the childminder can see where a childs' level of development is progressing, and where extra support is required.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

Working in partnership with Durham Early Years Team and Durham Families Information Service (FIS).

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

Experience working one to one with children with SEND, and experience working with outside agencies such as SALT and OT. I have also worked in outreach, and have nursery experience.

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

The outdoors can be accessible as and when required to an enclosed rear garden. The 'play room' has access through patio doors, and the kitchen leads into the garden also. The local area has allotments, community garden, community pond, park, library and pet shop as well as other shops.

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

By supplying parents/school with a 'Transition to school' document showing the developmental areas achieved. With permission, taking the child on visits to look around the school. Meeting with the child's teacher and discussing the child's learning and development. Creating a booklet of the child's school displaying photographs from the school website. Creating 'school uniform' dressing up boxes.

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