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Jennifer Schol (Little Poppets Childcare)

My provision offers care, education and a family atmosphere where children thrive through strong bonds and relationships they form here. Children attend for long hours so my aim is that each child is happy and confident in their surroundings through feeling at home in the setting having their own place for their things such as their own lockers, bathroom cases, own embroidered bathroom towel, feeling empowered to choose activities and resources, ask questions and share their ideas.    Children often start as babies and stay until they start secondary school.  School children have support with their homework after school and parents love this service we provide. Many parents wish to  book my service in advance of starting back to work so their child can have a good settle in period as well as being able to secure their place.  I also offer a waiting list service.

We are a vegan setting and have many animals.  Children learn compassion and care for animals and this extends into the food we eat. Children have breakfast, lunch, hot dinners and of course puddings and healthy snacks. We make our own home made baby foods, use reusable nappies, we wash all nappies here at the setting and we make our own eco-friendly wipes all to help our environment for our future generations. Children grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs and we have just purchased an allotment to extend their learning in this regard.

I listen to childrens ideas and everything goes into my planning, they are offered outings and activities of interest to them. We use the community as an invaluable resource and holiday times are fun as the children write their wish lists.  As a setting if parents are unable to do certain trips with their child i.e. to forests, beach, aquariums, castles we endeavour to do that here.  I use Babys Days Outstanding software for all paperwork and communication and parents say they 'love it' as they can access information at any time rather than await book/paper diaries at the weekend.

I am well qualified and have many qualifications which you are welcome to see on meeting me, my main ones are BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies, NVQ Level 4 in Advanced Practice, Accredited Special Educational Needs Coordinator Level 3.  I have a current First Aid certificate.  On contacting I am willing to answer any questions you may have and I have a setting leaflet and prospectus which will give you further details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jennifer Schol BA(Hons)ChildYthStud(Open) & CertEYP(Open)
Contact Position
Registered Childminder and Setting Manager
Telephone
01708 726356 Home
07932730659 Mobile
E-mail
jd.schol@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Jennys Little Poppets Childcare
Address
Romford
Essex
Postcode
RM7

Other Details

Availability

Other notes

I am a Buddhist meditation teacher (Kadampa tradition) and parents are pleased that we offer meditation for their child which helps them to manage their feelings and emotions and allows them to maintain a happy mind.  Parents often attend my evening meditation classes for themselves which are held on Wednesday evenings that are run locally in Gidea Park. 

 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No
Details
Are willing to adapt setting if this was required.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Visual impairment
Downs syndrome
Severe dietary needs
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Emotional needs
Details
We have worked with children with various SEN - please speak to us to discuss further.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
We are a vegan setting and provide all food. We have worked with children who have certain food allergies.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes

Funded Places

2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
Yes
3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
Yes
.
Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30am 6pm
Tuesday 7.30am 6pm
Wednesday 7.30am 6pm
Thursday 7.30am 6pm
Friday 7.30am 6pm
Facilities
Games
Treasure baskets
Garden
Home Corner
Walks to local park etc
Water play
House based activities
Healthy Eating
Visit & Outings
Kitchen
Kitchen Facilities
ICT Facilities
Internet Connection
Messy Play Area
Meals cooked on premises
Nappy changing facility
Multicultural Themed Play
Open Space
Nature Exploration
PC's & Game Consoles
Out-door Play
Outdoor Playspace
Pet Reptile
Pet Dogs
Picnics
Allotment Plot
Playroom
Accessible Parking
Pet Small Mammals
Pets
Baby toys
Push-alongs
Arts & Crafts
Baby Facilities
Quiet Room
CCTV
Reading
PuzzlesJigsaws
Books & Storytelling
Quiet Area
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Role play dressing up
Childminding Group
Sandpitsand play
CCTV security cameras
Refreshments
Ride-ons
Cookery
Sensory Play
Schools
Computer
Construction toys
Sleeping Area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Events parties
Small world toys
Soft Play area
Environmental Area
Themed Sessions
Full cooked lunch
Toys

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Parklands Infant School
The Mawney Foundation School
Parklands Junior School

Ofsted

Ofsted URN
118885
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
29/04/2019 17/05/2019
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Local Offer

Description

Little Poppets Childcare are based in Romford near to the town centre and offer care and education for people with special educational needs or a disability.  We are very open to discuss how we can cater for your childs needs / disability.

There are three Registered Childminders working from our setting and we are all SEN Accredited. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Name
Mrs Jennifer Schol, Manager. (Ofsted Registered Childminder - graded Outstanding)
Contact Telephone
01708 726356 or 07932 730659
Contact Email
jd.schol@gmail.com
Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
5-11 years
Needs Level
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal
Targeted
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