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Helen Cox


I first began working as a Ofsted registered childminder in 1994 and have continued to enjoy my work (and play) ever since! My main priority is for children to be happy, safe and secure and also that parents are happy in the knowledge that their children are well cared for, happy and settled.
I live in a quiet road very close to Sidegate Lane Primary School. The local area provides a good range of shops, play areas, bus routes, a number of toddler groups and a childminders drop in group. I have a good range of toys, books and play equipment able to meet the interests and stage of development of individual children, together with a good range of baby equipment. There is a safe enclosed garden for the children to play in.
I aim to provide the best possible care as well as fun, enjoyable activities for your child as part of a very important partnership between us all.

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

registered childmind
Sidegate Lane catchment
01473 716157

Venue Details

Sidegate Lane Catchment
Parking available

Bus Routes 6, 6A and 66



30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
from immediately I have one full time space. From September I have three full time spaces.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Yes - English as an additional language.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Dietary needs are met through knowledge of individual children and working in partnership with parents. Consulting the food standards agency and keeping up to date records.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Motor impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 per hour (daytime)

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, TV - DVD, Take children on outings
School pickups
St John's CEVAP School (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
Noah'Ark Pre-School
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 14 Year(s)
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
19/10/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
19/05/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/07/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Met

Local Offer

Local Offer
Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Summary of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy

1. Talk to parents/carers about the individual needs of each child. 
2. Talk to children about their likes/dislikes and interests. 
3. Support each child through sensitive observation, regular assessment and individually planned activities to achieve their full potential. 
4. Provide individual support depending on the child’s needs. 
5. Using the 2 year progress check to highlight if i believe a child is falling behind in any of the prime areas of learning. Intervention would not be delayed until the 2 year check if I believed there to be a concern.
6. Focus on the positive things that each child can do. 
7. Lead by example and challenge any form of prejudice. 
8. Sharing Information about children’s learning and development – and providing ideas for home learning – with parents/carers as required by the EYFS 
9. Seek permission to ask for support from outside agencies where appropriate. 
10. Attend appropriate training to ensure I have the skills and knowledge needs to support children and their families. 
11. Encourage children to respect each other as individuals. 
12. All children will have equal access to appropriate facilities and activities. 
13. I will not refuse admission of a child or family due to any social, economic, cultural, disability, additional need, or any other discriminative reason and I will always try to make reasonable adjustments to the provision to ensure all children are supported to meet their full potential. 

14. Challenge stereotypical ideas.

I will always follow the Graduated approach system of: 

1. Assess 
2. Plan 
3. Do 
4. Review 

Specialist training 
I have already accessed a wide range of training courses and will continue with this training to help and support each individual child in their development 
Some of the courses undertaken include: 

Early years SEND reform  
Autistic spectrum disorder in the Early Years 
Supporting young people with SEN and disabilities 

Supporting Communication

A Positive Approach to Behaviour

Working in Partnership with Parents

The legal framework for this policy is 
1. Equality Act 2010 
2. Children and Families Act 2014. 
3. Children Act 1989; and 2004 Every Child Matters 

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