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Rachael West ( Childminder)

I have been Childminding since 2014 and have cared for over 30 children in this time. I am Ofsted registered and was graded Good on my last inspection. I have a valid DBS, as do all members of the household who are over the age of 16.

I work from my home in Wombwell using the ground floor of my house including playroom, kitchen/diner, bathroom and private garden. I live with my husband, 3 children, dog and cat.

My assistant joined me in September 2019 and has a daughter of her own. She has 4 years experience working in nurseries prior to having her daughter. She is also Ofsted registered and holds a valid DBS.

I work Monday-Friday 7am-6pm.

I offer school drop off / collection at Upperwood Primary Academy, Darfield.

I offer:
2 Year Funded Places
30/15 Hours Funded Childcare
Short Breaks
Full time or part time places
Before and After School places
School holiday places
Term-time only places
Pre-school age places
Baby places
Short notice cover


I have completed a number of training courses including;
• Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2
• Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
• Learning through Play in the Home Environment
• Send Code of Practice 2015
• How to Promote British Values
• The Language Ladder
• Makaton Basic Training
• Senco Training for Childminders
• Prevent 2017 e-learning
• Basic Autism Awareness
• Paediatric First Aid

My Assistant has also completed:
• NVQ Level 2 Early Years Childcare
• NVQ Level 3 Diploma Early Years Childcare
• Paediatric First Aid
• Safeguarding Early Years


Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachael West

Where to go

53, Dovecote
South Yorkshire
S73 0LS

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Childminder cost per hour
£35.00 Childminder cost per day

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,6 months
14 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Upperwood Primary Academy

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

I use the EYFS framework to  assess development and plan next steps. Any cause for concern is raised with parents and I support them in seeking help from their health visitor or GP.

I work alongside parents and other professionals undertaking training when necessary to meet a childs specific needs.

Children's individual needs are met through observing, assessing and planning. Next steps are identified and activities are planned to support children in achieving these.

I use an online system to share information with parents. Progress trackers, daily diaries, medical and accident records are available for parents to view and contribute to 24/7. All pre-school children recieve a report once a term with a handover report completed once they start full time school.

Children are observed and assessed continually with a report completed termly.

I work in partnership with parents and carers to meet the needs of the children I care for. I work together with parents to make sure that the care of their child is consistent.

Though observation, assessment and working with parent and other professionals.

All children and adults are treated with equal concern and are made to feel welcome. Parents are provided with a copy of all policies and procedures, which detail how the setting is run. I keep parents regularly informed about daily routines and childcare practices and share information about children with parents verbally, though daily diaries, emails and development records. I informally share information when children are collected or dropped off.
As a child grows and develops, issues crop up that are very important for us to discuss in order for us to work together. Parents wishes are incorporated into my care routine for a child. These could include weaning, potting training, managing behaviour, starting (pre-)school etc.

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

I have experience in working with autistic children as well as children with physical disabiities.

Basic Makaton
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children for Early Years
SEND Code of Practice 2015
Language Ladder

How accessible is our setting?

Children are encouraged to participate in all activities whatever their ability. Outings and activities are risk assessed and have parental permission.

The setting is accessible by wheelchair.

Children are assessed to ensure their needs are being met and to identify any additional resources that may be required.

Last updated on 10/03/2021
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