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Curry, Joann

I have been in the childcare industry for 15 years caring for children from birth to 5 years. I have also managed nurseries during this time. I am NVQ4 qualified and CYPOP5. I believe in active, healthy children and promote outdoor activities as much as the weather permits. I also encourage outings further afield by use of my 7 seater.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Telephone
07885 680 967
E-mail
joanncurry@sky.com
Social Media
Facebook

Where to go

Address
Southampton
Postcode
SO19
Children's Centre Areas
Thornhill

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Early Morning
Evening
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.75 Per Hour
£33.00 Per Day
Details
Lunch/Dinner £1.50

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 years 0 months to 15 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Asthma

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
I have both full and part-time vacancies available. Closed 1 week at Christmas. Open Bank Holidays by arrangement.
Date updated
06/11/2017

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 18:30
Thursday 07:30 18:30
Friday 07:30 18:30

Vacancies

Maximum number of Vacancies
2

Vacancy Age Ranges
Vacancy Age Ranges
Age RangeVacancies
0-1 1
2-4 1
5-7 1
8-11 1

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Weston Park Primary School
YMCA Weston Park Nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY473536
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

The Services for Young Children, Children’s Centres and Health Visiting Team would all be able to provide information and advice.

I have an open door policy and parents and carers are welcome to come in at any time to discuss their child’s progress, face to face.

Other Education Extended Local Offer details from Curry, Joann

How does your education setting know if children/young people need extra help and what do I do if I think my child has special educational needs?

All children attending my childminding service are monitored and observed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). A two year old development check is carried out and shared with parents and any concerns regarding development will be discussed. The needs of the children who are new to my provision are identified through discussions with their parents/carers and any other professionals involved with the family - this enables me to identify the starting points in your child’s learning journey.

Parents are given their child’s observation folder on a term by term basis and we will meet up regularly to share progress, and discuss appropriate next steps.

How will the education setting staff support my child / young person?

Working alone: I give continuous care, supporting children whilst they are away from home. This helps build confidence and positive self-esteem, helping children to feel secure both emotionally and physically. I share each child’s observation folder with their parents or carers, communicate regularly and answer queries. I offer reassurance and inform the parents or carers of their child’s progress and ensure they are provided with all necessary information.

On starting at my service I observe the children so that I can focus on their strengths, areas for development, interests and language which helps to identify the types of activities or support that should provided.

How will the curriculum at your education setting be matched to my child / young person's needs?

The planning for each session is ‘child led’, so that their learning is built around the children’s interests with guidance from me for their individual next steps. I provide activities for children to learn within their area of need. I use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as a guide for the children’s development (https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage).

I allow them to explore and investigate, in a rich environment, with support, ensuring safety and extension of experiences as well as offering fertile ground for developing potential.

Observations are taken on children and an assessment is made which will highlight areas of development that may need to be focused on. Planning will be addressed within these areas of learning.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child / young person's learning?

Every child has their own individual needs and to cater for this, I observe them during play and evaluate the observations in order to take their learning forward. Any concerns are shared and discussed with parents on a regular basis. If a child is not making progress, I can access further support from my Development Officer, the Local Authority or seek advice from other professionals.

Where English is not a child's first language I can work with my Development Officer to access resources to support the child in my provision.

My service has a range of resources which your child can access which are age related and support the various developmental stages.

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

I am responsible for ensuring your child is safe and secure, both emotionally and physically throughout the transition from home-based care to pre-school and later to full time education.

I maintain an inclusive service. My provision is risk assessed before each session for safety. I help the children to check for broken toys at the end of sessions.
House rules made by the children are put in place as required.
I am trained in first aid. All medication is stored in a secure place. A record book is kept of all medications held and dosage required, time of administration is recorded and signed by the parent.

My husband and I are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked. I have trained in safeguarding which is updated regularly.

My service policies include safeguarding/child protection, special needs and equal opportunities/inclusion.

I do not use photographic devices unless all other parents and carers have given their consent.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by your education setting?

I have as a parent worked with a speech therapist for both of my own children.
I have a strong network of support from other childminders.

I can access further expertise from my Development Worker, the local authority or seek advice from other professionals.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Training is undertaken regularly to ensure necessary knowledge and to enhance my professional development as the need arises.

I am always happy to work closely with parent carers and outside agencies to learn specific skills to support children with additional needs.

I am first aid trained.

How will my child / young person be included in activities including trips run by your setting?

When planning any activities or outings which will involve children, I will always welcome parental input and feedback.

I try and make sure all areas which we visit are wheelchair/buggy accessible and a risk assessment is carried out prior to the outing to ensure each child's requirements are met.

How accessible is your education setting? ( indoors and outdoors)

I work from my home in Thornhill, Southampton.  Access through the front door has steps and there are also steps at the rear of the property to enter the garden. I have no wheelchair access. The ground floor of my house is used for childminding and I have downstairs toilet facilities.

I have a secure, enclosed rear garden for outside play and I am close to local parks which we frequently visit.

How will the education setting prepare and support my child / young person to join the education setting, transfer to a new setting and or the next education stage and life?

I ask new children and families to attend settling-in sessions before they start. This gives an opportunity for parents to meet me and my family, which in time will help settle the child when the parents decide to leave them. For children moving on to primary school, transitions are supported in the same way. Primary school teachers come and visit your child in the home environment and are welcome to visit my provision too. Each child has the opportunity to visit their school on more than one occasion before starting.

How are the education setting resources allocated and matched to children and young people's Special Educational Needs and disabilities?

I ask new children and families to attend settling-in sessions before they start. This gives an opportunity for parents to meet me and my family, which in time will help settle the child when the parents decide to leave them. For children moving on to primary school, transitions are supported in the same way. Primary school teachers come and visit your child in the home environment and are welcome to visit my provision too. Each child has the opportunity to visit their school on more than one occasion before starting.

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

I will observe and make a decision on whether your child will benefit from extra support with the additional information from the two year check when necessary. This will be discussed with my Development Officer and progressed from there.

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be devised for your child with your input. This is reviewed over each term to learn what impact the support has had on your child, and what should be put in to place next.

How are parents / young people currently involved in your education setting? How can I be involved?

Parents will be consulted whenever possible and kept up to date with their child's progress and care.

They are regularly asked for any ideas for activities to extend their child’s individual interests through play.

I ask all parents to work with me on their children’s learning and development.

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