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Karen Ramplin

Childminder

The provision of my service, which I offer, requires knowledge and understanding, with professional values, skills and abilities, and a personal commitment to children. I feel children are unique individuals and you should be aware of how to work with a range of children with varying needs, which including understanding that children will have different dispositions with different ways of playing and learning, and understanding what additional support a child may need from time to time. I do feel that communication is an important tool when looking after children, but should be aimed at age appropriateness, which can be done by language, characters, stories, music and positive interaction with the child. I believe there are five different ways of providing provision for play, learn and development. These are: motor/physical play, social play, constructive play, fantasy play and games with rules. All these are addressed according to the play and development stages of ages. From Birth to 18-months I provide stimulating and educational activities like sight, sound, touch, taste and smell as these are the ways babies learn about the world. This is why the best infant toys are usually bright coloured noisemakers and provide pleasing effects for the child. 18 months to 3 years I provide provision action play games as toddlers are delighted when they are running, jumping and climbing, so a toy to ride and zip around is a sure hit whether it is a tricycle, bus or car. Three to six years children are provided with more imagination and interaction play roles, which includes play telephones, kitchen appliances, baby dolls and vehicles. Also, art materials are another favourite with most children this age group. I provide good, healthy and nutritious meals for the children in my care and encourage all the children to eat the ‘five servings of fruit and vegetables a day’. Through the provision of play, learning and development, with all these factors built in, we have ‘a happy child’.

Who to contact

Telephone
07796 842880
Email
ramplins@btinternet.com

Venue Details

Address
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Parking available

Vacancies

Last updated
23/04/2014
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Karen has 4 spaces available for children under 8 years of age on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting fuklly complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Would follow any dietary requirements as instructed by parents.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes

Costs

Details
Reduction for siblings.

Other Details

Facilities
Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Homework support, Out-door play, Playroom, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Swings, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Trampoline
Further information about pick-ups
Various Schools, pre-schools, playgroups and nurseries in Lawshall and Bury St Edmunds.
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 8 Year(s)
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11)
Last Updated
30/10/2017

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY450107
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
07/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/10/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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