Shelagh Hawley (She She's Superstars)
I am an experienced childminder with over 18 years working in the town centre area of Barnsley close to motorway access, my daughter also works alongside myself as my assistant. We were last inspected by Ofsted in May 2018 and received a GOOD outcome.
We both hold an up to date paediatric first aid certificate and have completed current safeguarding training and we both hold a Level 3 qualification in early years childcare and education. Other training is completed when relevant.
We offer full and part time childcare places plus some wrap around for older children who currently attend Wilthorpe Primary School. We are currently providing 3/4 year old funding for some children in the setting and we do provide Two year entitlement if needed.
Parents are asked to provide a packed lunch for their child to eat at lunch time, children who are accessing two year old funding have a meal provided as part of their entitlement. Snacks such as fruit/veg and yoghurts are provided within the price, as are snacks for the after school children.
We offer a fun and relaxed experience for all age ranges of children within the playroom with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both parents and children. The playroom then filters off for added experiences into the living room, dining room and an outdoor area. Children are taken on walks, to the park, attend playgroups, libraries and museums to name a few. We provide lots of loose parts play and have reduced our plastic resources drastically over the past two years.
Activities and experiences are planned inline with the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage) and recorded in individual learning journals, child led planning is also in place to reflect the current interests of individual children. Basic Makaton is used daily in the setting. For an example of activities provided please search She She's Superstars on Facebook
Who to contact
Where to go
42, Prince Arthur Street
- S75 2AR
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.50 Childminder cost per hour
- There may be certain reductions in some cases so please ask Shelagh
- 0 years,4 months
- 11 years,0 months
- Immediate vacancies
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- Offers pickups
- Wilthorpe Primary
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
How will you support my child or young person's Special Educational Needs or disability?
Shelagh is our settings Special Educational Needs Co- ordinator. Observations are carried out on every child within the setting and from these we are able to establish if there are any specific individual needs which we may have concerns about. Should there be any particular needs identified through our observations against the Early Years Foundation Stage document we will discuss with parents and then decide which will be the best path to take.
Should any training need to be accessed we will do our upmost to access the relevant training as soon as is possible. Should your child arrive at our setting will any specific needs, training if not already accessed, will be attended at the nearest most convenient time. We will work with parents, put care plans in place and if needs be reduce ratio's.
Should any other service/professionals be involved in your child's care we will liaise with them and pass on any information we have in order for the child to have consistency and continuity of care.
What training have the staff had?
Training is always on going. Any specific training will be attended to at the earliest convenience.
How accessible is the setting?
Two floors are used for childminding purposes with two flights of stairs. Steps up to the front door, not accessible for wheelchair users.
How are parents involved in the setting?
Open door policy, all parents are encouraged to be involved through information sharing (emails, face book, questionnaires, verbally, notice board, text messages). We feel relationships with parents are of paramount importance for every child's development so we aim to communicate with them as regularly as is possible.
A learning journal will be completed for each child with documentation of their development so we can all see the progress the child is making and any areas where we need to put specifics in place. These journals are sent home several times throughout the year and parents are asked for feedback. We ask parents periodically if they would fill in a short questionnaire.
These include things such as child's current interests, questions about the setting i.e. is there anything we could be providing for your child which we currently do not, things they particular like/dislike about the setting.
Do you know about Barnsley's Local SEND Offer?
The local offer is accessible through the Family Service Directory
http://fsd.barnsley.gov.uk and includes informationabout:
Early Years, childcare, education and training.
Social and health care.
Specialist SEND services, organisations and support groups.
Family centres and early help support.
Short break provision and things to do in the local area.
Travel and transport.
The website is just a part of the offer. They also have a dedicated family involvement and information officer for disabled children and young people who can get help and access Local Offer information and give specific support.
Give them a call free on 0800 0345 340 or email infoFIS@barnsley.gov.uk