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Tara Thompson - Tinker Tots at The School House

Coronavirus Support

Setting is open to offer childcare places to children of key workers and for vulnerable children. Closed Bank Holidays

General Details

I have been a childminder since 2009, I was rated Ofsted Outstanding in 2015 and I currently offer both Funding form 15 and 30 hours. I live with my two daughters who are 12 and 10, they love my job and are wonderful with the children. Helping and playing with the mindees, my house is always full of laughter and love and all children are provided with an environment to learn and thrive. 

I have my paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding certificates. I also have qualifications in Childrens and Young Peoples workforce (NVQ LEVEL 3), a Foundation Degree in Children's Care , Learning and Development, BA (Hons) 2:1 in Early Learning and a Post Graduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies.

I live in a quiet cul de sac, with my daughters and 2 dogs, cats and guinea pigs.

Who to contact

01473 724058
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Venue Details

Parking available
Parking details

Yes-bus routes on Nacton and Landseer Roads



30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Tara currently has limited availability from September 2018.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 8:00 - 18:30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Yes - Multi-cultural toys, bi-lingual books and resources.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - I can cater for all dietary needs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - For children who need additional support, I will ask relevant support groups for help and guidance
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 for under 5's Per hour
£4.50 for over 5's Per hour
£4.50 for Saturday's Per hour
* Fees include all snacks. * Before and after school care is £4.50 p/hour. * I am willing to discuss discounts for siblings. Food is additional

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Computer, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet cats, Pet dogs, Pet small mammals, Pets, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Swings, TV, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
School pickups
Murrayfield Primary Academy (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
Any local primary school on discussion.The Tree House Day Nursery, Happy Tots Pre-school
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 14 Year(s)
Age Groups
Children (5-11)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/08/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/02/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

I am Ofsted registered childminder and I follow the EYFS and I aim to provide a fully inclusive environment for ALL children and families. I also am required to comply with the Equality Act (2010) and the SEND code of practice. I have an updated copy in the setting and it is available to all parents and careers.

I will ensure the children in my setting with medical conditions get the required assistance to meet their needs and to keep them healthy. I embrace and value childrens individuality and help to achieve the best in life.

The following procedures are in place when caring for all children 

I work with parents and carers to listen to their views so as to build on children's routines at home, their likes and dislikes, family cultures and religions, previous experiences, knowledge, understanding skills and provide opportunities to develop in 

Personal, social and emotional development

Communication and language



Physical development

Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

I am able to adapt activities to enable all children to take part by providing a wide range of resources and activities which reflect the diversity of the local area. My aim is to support each child to enable them to achieve the very best they can and become confident and independent to the best of the child she abilities. 

I carry out observations daily and regularly monitor and plan to help children achieve their next steps. I use an online learning system to monitor the children's learning and development which parents are able to read and contribute to.

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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