Salomi Ram

I aim to offer children in my care a friendly home setting. I have an enclosed garden with several toys, where children are always under supervision ensuring a safe environment. I attend mother and toddler groups several times in a week, as well as sing-a-longs at Tilehurst library, play days session & visits to the local parks for play/exercise and to promote physical development. As well as outdoor activities there is always time for indoor play: arts & crafts, reading books, colouring / drawing. I have 2 daughters aged 15 & 20 years old and i speak English, punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. Also picks up from Laurel's, Park Lane School and Blagrave Nursery. Recently completed refresher 1st aid course with ABC Medical services. I have completed the NVQ Level 3. Ofsted Inspection Grade: Good. Age range 0 to 12 years.

 

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Salomi Ram
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07443 874762 07443 874762
E-mail
salomi.ram63@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Tilehurst
READING
BERKSHIRE
Postcode
RG31 5AY
Directions to RG31 5AY

Costs

Costs
£5  Per Hour
Details
£10 drop off or school pick up fee, which can cover up to 2 hours. Anything over 2 hours will be charged at £5 hourly rate

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
No
Special Needs provision
No
Provision for special dietary needs
Yes
Can make special cultural provisions
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
2 places availble Mon,Tue and Friday all day from 7:30am 2 places availble for school drop offs and pick up's 1 Monday to Friday from (9:00am-2:50)
Updated
24/11/2022

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
Has 2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
Yes
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Monday to Friday
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
2
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
Not applicable

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30am 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am 6pm
Thursday 7:30am 6pm
Friday 7:30am 6pm

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Yes
Schools
The Laurels Infant School
Blagrave Nursery School
Park Lane Primary School
Details
£10 drop off or school pick up fee, which can cover up to 2 hours. Anything over 2 hours will be charged at £5 hourly rate.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY246847Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
DatetypeOutcome
04/08/2005CareGood
23/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/05/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/04/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Salomi Ram
Contact Telephone
07443874762
Contact Email
salomi.ram63@gmail.com
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
SEN Provision Type
Universal
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Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

Description

I am an Ofsted registered childminder since 2001. My last Ofsted inspection was good in 2017. I can accept children who are eligible for the 2 ,3 and 4 year funding.In my setting, I value each child as an individual and plan activities and experiences suitable for their individual needs and development as well as their personal interests and preferences.

Local Offer Updated - January 2022

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

I observe and assess the children regularly during every day routines and activities (All about me). I talk with parents frequently about any concerns they may have. I use the information to make judgement against The Early Years Outcomes. This allows me to share with families and concerns I may have about their childs development.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

As a childminder, I am responsible for all the planning for the children in my care. Once given permission by the family I will work with any necessary professionals to support an IEP of a child.I will keep families informed and consult with them to make decisions about best methods to support their child through regular meetings,ongoing assessments and monitoring and observations.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

As a childminder I do all my planning based on the individual needs of the children in my care. My goal is to set obtainable next steps, this is done through observations of current curriculum engaement, the childs development stages and the childs individual interests.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

All activities are based on the childs individual needs and adapted according to their development stage. I will work with families and other professional to best support the childs needs.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

 I am available and willing to work with local professionals, the local children`s centre and the early years team at the local authority.
I am prepared to attend training course and to work closely with other professional to best support any childs needs.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

 I monitor your child using the early year`s outcomes. This will be done through regular observations, termly assessments, Next steps, two years checks etc.
All information is available to the parents at any time. I will ask parents to review their childs learning journal, observations etc. and to provide feedback as a minimum of once a term.

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

 Safety and inclusion are my highest priority as a childminder. Therefore, I work within my ratio at all time, this ensure the safety of the children in my care and allows me to be available to support the individual needs of the children.again, because my ratios are low I can give the children lots of individual attention help and support the needs of the children so they can join in with any appropriate activities.I will also complete a risk assessment for any outgoings or trips. I will also work with parents and other proffesionals on how to best support any child`s participants and outings.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

 My home is not wheel chair accessible.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

 Transition to a new setting is a team effort. I am happy ( when possible) to visit the new setting with your child, create a transition / good bye book and share any relevant information regarding the child`s needs with the new setting ( with the parent`s permission)

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

I invite the families to complete a yearly questionnaire, this document allows families to comment on their overall reactions to my work with their child. I also ask parents to give feedback whenever they feel is needed.
I undergo statuary Ofsted inspections and compliance visits from the local authority. I also, formally self- evaluate the effectiveness od all aspects of my regulary and make changes and improvements frequently.

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

You can get in contact with me directly by email or by telephone.
Email: dalip@dalipram.plus.com Tel. 01189422504 Mobile 07443874762
If you are interested in 2,3 and 4 year funding please fill out the application available on the early years website in the link below.
http://beta.reading.gov.uk/article/2637/Funding-for-Two-Year-Olds-Application-Form

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

I encourage families to share any questions or concerns with me, at all times.
I have a formal complaint policy which I follow.
There is a yearly questionnaire, this document allows families to comment on their overall reactions to my work with their child.

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