I offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

I am a Childminder and I work in partnership with my wife who has been a Childminder for eight years.

We have two sons, 28 years old and 8 years old, so we provide an experienced family environment. Our main objective is to create a safe and healthy, caring environment with homely surroundings.

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

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session information
Monday to Thursday 7.00am - 5.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Stuart Forster
Telephone
01207 501 153
07923 391 984

Where to go

Address
Consett
County Durham
Postcode
DH8

Other details

Age range
From 0 years 6 months to 11 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes

Other details

School drop off/collection
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School Consett
Beechdale Nursery School
Consett Infant School and Nursery Unit
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

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?

Through the childminder's experience/knowledge of caring for children with SEND.

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

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

Through working with other groups and professionals to work out the best outcome to the problem.

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?

There are a wide range of specialist services and expertise available for Health Visitors, Teachers, nursery staff, Speech and Language Specialists and most of all parents and carers.

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?

I have completed an NVQ 3 which covers all aspects of children with SEND. I have also attended many seminars on certain aspects such as Autism, behaviour and speech etc and recently attended one on the recent changes to the way we deal with children with SEND.

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

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

Childminder is very proud of his setting and its wide range of resources to engage children's minds in play and activities. 

There are steps coming in and leading to the garden.

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?

Strengths and weaknesses are identified. Work is done to build on strengths and find ways to make weaknesses a strength through working alongside parents and carers and other professionals.

I work out the best way forward then shares information with the next educational establishment to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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