Nicola Coulthard

I am a Childminder in Middlestone Moor. I have a large family home with a purpose built playroom with direct access onto a well equipped garden. I follow curriculum guidance for holiday care.

I offer a wide variety of toys and equipment, loving family atmosphere and emphasis on high quality service and care in every aspect of the business. I offer home grown vegtables and locally sourced meat with food cooked fresh daily, and all diets catered for. 

I hold a Degree in Children's Education and Development and have experience supporting children with disabilities and special educational needs. I hold Level 2 Safeguarding and Level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering. I was also awarded by Bishop Auckland College in 2010  for 'Enthusiasm and Commitment' to 'Carry on Caring'.

I am a council appointed Governor with experience of nursery school and primary school, and constantly update my training through Durham County Council.  

I am a member of a formal childminding network and I am currently able to deliver early years education, working full time alongside long term staff. 

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
Evening
Session information
Monday to Friday 6.00am - 10.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Nicola Coulthard
Contact position
Childminder
Telephone
07917 755 470
E-mail
nicolacoulthard@aol.com
Website
littledarlingsdaycare.org

Where to go

Address
Middlestone Moor
Spennymoor
County Durham
Postcode
DL16

Other details

Cost description
Discount for siblings.
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 16 years 0 months

Availability

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

Other details

School drop off/collection
Kirk Merrington Primary School
Rosa Street Primary School
Middlestone Moor Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Can drop off and collect children with SEN from Spennymoor Comprehensive.
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Wheelchair access through large hall entrance to lounge into day room, large bi-fold doors straight out into garden, and a downstairs toilet.

I have experience working at The Oaks, Spennymoor, a special needs school. I also has a sister with severe disabilities. Several past children have had special needs.

One-to-one available and respite or care sessions for parents. Call for a relaxed chat regarding your families needs.

Contact name
Nicola Coulthard
Contact telephone
07917 755 470
Contact email
nicolacoulthard@aol.com
Links


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?

Close partnership working and planning for individual needs.

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

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

Extremely child-centred learning with individual planning. 

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?

Children with SEN achieve well here. (Ofsted report June 2015).

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?

Training tailored for specific needs.

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

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

Very accessible, wide entrances outside onto astro creates comfortable all year round outdoor environment.

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?

Educational support materials and visits, also consistency of staff from daycare through to wrap around school provision.

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