Carolyn Allen

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I live in Wendover, Buckinghamshire with my husband, 3 children (all over 21), and 3 cats. I have been childminding since 2001 and have seen children through all the ages and stages of their development.  

I am Ofsted registered.  I offer a warm, welcoming, homely environment for the children in my care. I look after children from birth to 12 years old. I collect and drop off from all Wendover pre-schools and schools. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Development and also various certificates including Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.

Both my husband and my daughter (when back from university) are my assistants and assist with before and after school sessions.  I prefer not to have too many children or babies in the daytime as it can become more of a nursery setting rather than a home setting so the daytime sessions are usually only with myself.

I will endeavour to meet all cultural and dietary requirements.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carolyn Allen
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
E-mail
pcallen1@virginmedia.com

Where to go

Address
Wendover
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP22
Venue Notes

The number 50 and 8 bus stops on my road and we have a train station in the village which runs to Aylesbury and London. There is parking on the road outside my house for drop offs. We are within easy walking distance to both the high street and all the schools and pre-schools

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
Under 2s 6.00 Per hour
2 years 5.50 Per hour
3 to 4 years 5.50 Per hour
Cost Description
  • Childcare vouchers accepted.
  • Sibling discount available.
  • no food (except fruit snack) provided
Age Related Price Differences
  • Under 2 years old £6 per hour, 2 years and over £5.50 per hour. 
  • Prices are per child and increase by 25p each Easter. 
  • Sibling rate may be available depending on requirements.

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 = 1)
From 5 years to 7 years (spaces available = 0)
From 8+ years to years (spaces available = 2)
Details

Please phone, text or email for up to date vacancy details as all days may not be available.

Age ranges
From 0 years 3 months to 11 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Half term
After School
Summer Holidays
Before School
Weekdays
Term Times
Easter Holidays
No. of weeks a year we are open
50
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Friday 07:00 18:00
Other Availability

Am flexible on times (within reason), please feel free to ask if you need anything different than offered.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
Yes
Schools
Wendover CE Junior School
John Colet School
John Hampden Primary School
Pre-School/Nurseries
Little Acorns Kindergarten
Wendover Pre-School
Jack In The Box Pre-School
Details
Pick up/drop off from any Wendover school or pre-school available.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
162113
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

I currently have only limited experience of working with children with SEND and their families. However I welcome any family who wishes to join my setting and will work with the families to provide the best possible care for each individual child.

I will attend courses relevant to SEND to improve and develop my understanding, making it possible for me to adapt my practices to suit children with SEND.

I will work in close partnership with parents, other carers, medical professionals, Buckinghamshire Council and those who have knowledge about the relevant SEND.

I will seek advice and guidance to ensure I am offering the best possible care to develop each child's learning and development.

Contact Name
Carolyn Allen
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
pcallen1@virginmedia.com

Early Years Local Offer Response

2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?

All parents are encouraged to share relevant information regarding the individual needs of their child.  If there is any additional training that would enhance my ability to care appropriately for their child then that would be undertaken. Only with frankness and openness can we fully understand each individual child’s needs.

3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

I am always available for private talks or meetings to discuss their child’s individual needs.

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

Our local council run courses are available to cover a variety of different subjects. If they do not cover a specific course then I will try to obtain a course through a different body, either in person or online.

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

Our setting is an end of terrace Victorian 3 bed property with all living rooms and kitchen and dining room downstairs.  We have a downstairs toilet and our cot area is also located in a separate downstairs room.  Additional rooms for cots are available upstairs if needed.

We have a lovely sunny patio and garden for outside play.  We have a couple of steps going into the property but otherwise the downstairs is accessible for all.

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

We offer settling in sessions in the weeks before starting to ensure both child and parents are happy and comfortable for the child to remain.

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

This is always an ongoing situation and will be adapted as and when the needs arise.

Last Updated
25/08/2020

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