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Alison Cook, Childminder

Summary
I provide home care for children in the Stannington area. I care for under fives all day and provide wrap around care for school children at Stannington Infant School and Nook Lane junior school


Description

For the past 30 years I have enjoyed a variety of activities with children including teaching and outdoor pursuits. However, once I  became a mother I discovered I held a deep love of family life and I believe children thrive best within a home. For the past 17 years I have dedicated my working life to childminding, giving children the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive home environment.

We share a number of family pets including 2 dogs, a chinchilla, sugar gliders and hedgehogs. Children have appropriate contact with these animals.

I have a large garden designed for children's exploration and discovery. There is a climbing frame and mud kitchen, trampoline and sandpit, a safe pond where we have watched dragon flies emerge and a wealth of other spaces and play equipment. Children are able to play inside or outside as they choose in all weathers if they choose.

When possible we go for walks to the park, woods or to town.

I enjoy music and encourage children to join in songs, music and dance. I particularly use son gs with actions by Fischy music which encourage children's social and emotional development. 

My home is organised so children can play independently, there are spaces for role play and craft activities which children can access independently or with adult support.

I plan for children's activities through their individual interests, seasonal changes and stories, particularly through traditional fairy tales but also including modern classics such as Julia Donaldson. I also support the local library by providing the library story time for under 5s.

My care of children continues once they go to school. My home is a place they can come back to after school, they can relax and play with their friends, have tea or share board games as they might do at home.

There does appear to be a persistent fault with my TV which only works when it's dark or on a Friday afternoon. However, I find the children are unaware of this. they are too busy playing. 

 

NURSERY EDUCATION FUNDING FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS WELCOME. Graded 'OUTSTANDING' by Ofsted, 2011 and 2015 Accredited with the Charter for Quality Award.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Cook
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
0114 234 3463
E-mail
alison42cook@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Stannington
SHEFFIELD
Postcode
S6

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday to Thursday 7.30- 6.00 Friday 3.30-5.30
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No
Wheelchair access details
There are two steps into our home however I am happy to negotiate possibilities
Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Gluten free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities details
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Dyslexia
Hearing impairment
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
No
Additional culture/ethnicity information
A Christian based setting within which I teach the children about celebrations e.g. Hannukka, Holi, Chinese New Year, Christmas & Easter, and look to develop their spiritual awareness.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.25 Per hour
Details
I am able to provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea at a small additional cost. Snacks & drinks provided in cost. Employer Supported Childcare Vouchers accepted.
Age Range
0 months to 15 years
Facilities
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Musical Instruments
  • Changing facilities
  • Garden
  • Secure setting
  • Days out/visits
  • Outdoor play/equipment
  • Pets

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
Thursdays for one under 5
Date updated
22/09/2014

Funded Early Learning

Registered to provide Funded Early Learning Places?
Yes
For 2 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)
Yes
For 3&4 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 5.30
Tuesday 7.30 5.30
Wednesday 7.30 5.30
Thursday 7.30 5.30
Facilities
IndoorOutdoor Play
Musical Instruments
Changing facilities
Garden
Secure setting
Days out/visits
Outdoor play/equipment
Pets

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Nook Lane Junior School
Bradfield School
Stannington Infant School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
300693
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
07/06/2007IntegratedGood
15/02/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
03/12/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Last Updated
10/12/2018
Keywords
Childminder, childcare, day care, children
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