Amy Connolly

Coronavirus status: OPEN

My aim is to provide a welcoming, caring environment for your child and to become a home away from home while they are with me. I provide fun and interesting activities to engage your child covering all areas of the EYFS, for example, I have a mud kitchen in the garden and encourage sensory, messy play. From my experience of working in a nursery, I always have fun activities planned.  Activities are a happy mix of planned and child-led, all based around your child’s individual needs and interests. I aim to provide an inclusive environment for all and encourage independence.

I believe learning through play is vital for a child’s development and I ensure that each child has ample time to explore, play and be physically active.

I’m a creative person and love to use this to influence my planning, from arts and crafts, cooking and dress-up fun. I also enjoy being outdoors and encourage outdoor learning as much as possible.

All meals are planned in advance and I cook with fresh ingredients to minimise waste and to promote a healthy lifestyle with special dietary requirements catered for.  We love to bake as a family and I will have planned weekly cooking activates for your child to engage in-for all ages.

I am trying to do my bit to help reduce waste in the home. I use natural homemade cleaning products as much as possible. I believe teaching the next generation to look after the world today will save their futures and I actively promote this in my setting.

My qualifications:

I hold a CACHE NNEB qualification, CACHE level 3 in Home-based Childcare and a level 4 in Childcare Management. 

I hold a valid Paediatric First Aid Certificate and Basic Food Hygiene.  To continue my professional development I attend relevant courses (such as Safeguarding) and relevant online training.

I worked for several years in a Nursery as a Nursery teacher and whole school coordinator, before becoming a Mother myself to my two wonderful children.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amy Connolly
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
E-mail
amyjenner@hotmail.com

Where to go

Address
Chalfont St. Giles
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP8
Venue Notes

Family home with lovely sized garden catering for all ages.

The garden is kitted out with a climbing frame, swings, sand pit, mud kitchen and play house.

We are in easy walking distance of two parks and the Village schools.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
All Ages 6.00 Per hour
5 to 7 years 10.00 Per session
5 to 7 years 15.00 Per session
All Ages 60 Per day
Cost Description

Before School with drop off: £10

After School pick up: £15

Age Related Price Differences

Includes all snacks and meals

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 0 years (spaces available = 1)
From 1 years to 4 years (spaces available = 2)
From 5 years to 7 years (spaces available = 2)
Details

Newly registered Childminder in Chalfont St Giles.  Full availability now. I have vacancies for 2 full time children under 5 and 2 children before and after school.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places
Yes

Age ranges
From 0 years to 8 years
When is childcare available?
Half term
Full Time
Part Time
After School
Before School
Weekdays
Term Times
No. of weeks a year we are open
46
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00
Other Availability

A late fee will apply.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
Yes
Schools
Chalfont St Giles Infant School and Nursery
Pre-School/Nurseries
Chalfont St Giles Infant School & Nursery
Details
Chalfont St Giles Junior School will become a drop off/pick up option later

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2563021
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

I aim to provide an inclusive environment for all children.  I will provide appropriate age and stage toys/activities to meet all needs in an inclusive environment.

Although I have touched on SEND training in my last job, I feel this to be slightly out-of-date, and I am keen on attending new courses in the near future to help me in my own personal and professional development.

I will work closely with parent to provide the best support needed for each individual child.  Where needed, daily communication books can be provided and regular meetings with parents to discuss progress or share ideas.

Progress checks at 2 will be done and regular progress trackers kept which can be viewed at any time from parents/careers.  I am happy to share information with any external support workers and will provide as much help and support I can.

My home provides an easy access driveway to the front door and the downstairs in on one level with and lovely garden also on one flat level.  I aim to provide separate areas both inside and outside of different types of play, for example, a sensory mud kitchen in the garden.

Transition periods for all children are done on an individual basis.  We can take as much or as less time as each child needs in order for them to feel happy with me and in their new environment.

Contact Name
SENCO

Early Years Local Offer Response

1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?

New training required.  Previous training out of date.

2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?
  • Learning Journeys will be created for your children.
  • Daily feedback.
  • Private WhatsApp communication set up between ourselves.
  • Stay and play sessions when convenient.
  • Daily communication books for your child.
3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

Progress checks done at 2 years old.

Progress monitored throughout your child stay with me.  This information will then travel with your child to the next stage to their education provider or kept by yourselves.  Any concerns that arise from my assessments will be shared with parents/careers to help aid your child's development.

Photos shared with parents of their child's progress. 

Parents meetings arranged.

4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?

Qualified Nursery Nurse up to Cache level 4.  Several years of experience working in Nurseries as a Nursery Teacher and Nursery Coordinator.

Vast experience in messy play offered, for example- Mud Kitchens and an endless supply of songs for all.  Music and dance sessions. Treasure baskets, puppet play and story sacks.

5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?

Private drive with path.  Step up tp front door. Downstairs toilet. Large garden.

6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?

I believe a child should be happy and settled before they start with me for the arranged hours.  This will mean a 'settling in' period will be arranged between ourselves and will be individual for every child needs.

To start your child will have already been introduced to myself while the parents or careers are there.  After this a short visit alone will take place.  Depending on how well the settling in period goes, we extend each visit until we feel happy the child is settling well. 

7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?

Training to be arranged.

Last Updated
26/05/2020

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