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Rifhat Ali

Little Munchkins Childminders consists of two Ofsted Outstanding Childminders with over 20 years’ experience in Childcare.

We provide a stimulating, fun and exciting ethos for children of all ages.

We provide childcare from 6 months to 10 years, including flexible timing and possibility of weekend work also. We do wrap around services such as Morning Breakfast Club and After School Club, School Pick up and drop off, as well as the usual full and part time care.

We are accredited to deliver 2, 3 and 4 year funding.

 

We are active members of the Local Childminding association, Consortia and Pacey. We also work closely with Liverpool City Council and local schools in the Wavertree and Toxteth Area.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Zainab Ali
Contact Position
Co-Childminder
Telephone

E-mail
rifhatali@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Wavertree
Liverpool
Postcode
L15

Other Details

Costs

Please contact provider for cost details.

Availability

Other notes

 At the setting I work in close proximity with the child and their parents to make sure that the children are developing at a steady positive pace . I do regular observations and use the EYFS Outcomes as my guide and monitor progress in this way. Should I observe that a child needs additional support my first port of call is to get parents involvement and discuss best methods of working cohesively to help the child once identification is made.The staff in the setting consists of two Ofsted Registered childminders, we work together and have ample knowledge of supporting the children emotionally and physically. We do regular training and keep up to date with new procedures and methods. We share good practise and have good relations with parents.We operate child development through the EYFS outcomes, this is the recommended portal for childcare across the board.We have strong links with the Consortia and the Liverpool City Council, should I require any services from counselling to specific SEN agencies I would know where to go to and get the child and parent additional support immediately.We have great links with local schools in the area. I have done many community events that has involved the gathering of local schools and they know who we are in the area and recommend us highly. When a child is transitioning usually from another setting to ours or most commonly from our setting to higher education ie Reception Class then I visit the school or send correspondence so the school will know that child’s ability in all areas of development. I produce an exit evaluation and identify certain needs that may require further attention if that is the case. I provide full observation folders prior to starting new school so the new childcare providers can see the development more clearly.We have very strong links with the parents at our setting. I send out Monthly Newsletter to let them know what is going on in the setting, we have regular 121 and Termly Children Progress Reports.

 

At Little Munchkins we strive to provide excellent care for the children and that is because we genuinely care for the children and their development. 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
No
Details
My setting is very accessible. It will meet needs of most children, the layout is open and spacious.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Renal failure
Asthma
Hearing Difficulties
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Emotional needs
Medical Needs
Severe dietary needs
Language impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Learning difficulties
Details
I have worked with numerous children from the age of 6 months up until 10 years old, who have special educational needs including Autism, ADHD and children who have Speech impairment. Although children who have English as a second language are not considered SEN under the law I have worked with many children who require additional speech education and have been competent in providing such. The specific SEN experiences I have had are: Autism ADHD Speech Impairment Other areas which are specific but not SEN are: English as Additional Language Specific Dietary Needs including Celiac Disease & Lactose Intolerance I have had various ongoing training on SEN and identifying children who may have certain special educational needs. I feel that my setting and my training has given me a great insight on how to deal and best methods to help in such cases. I work very closely with Liverpool Council and Consortia and should I require any advice and support I know who to contact immediately. I have an educational Psychologist who I keep in contact with and have a SEN co-ordinator at my local Children’s Centre in Piction.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Yes – I have a chef who has on numerous occasions catered for many different dietary needs. We provide a healthy balanced nutritious diet and children have access to water and fruit all the time. We also provide Halal meals as well as the additional dietry requirements listed above.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Yes, My setting has a wide variety of children from all races and cultures. We have a strong inclusion policy and celebrate all traditions and cultures.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Has immediate vacancies.
Date updated
28/07/2015

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 18:30
Thursday 08:00 18:30
Friday 08:00 18:30
Other Availability
Saturday & Sunday: Availability can be requested *Flexible Hours and Out of Hours can be requested

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
Yes
Schools
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
Lawrence Communtiy Primary School
Gilmour Infant School
St Clares Catholic Primary School
Smithdown Primary School
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College
St Cleopas' Church of England Primary School
Greenbank Primary School
Windsor County Primary School
Details
I pick up from the following schools currently St Clares, Cleopas, St Patricks, Windsor, Lawrence Road School. However if you require school pick up please contact me and I can see if it is one that I can do.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY412083
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

1. What experience do you have of caring for a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability in the following ages ranges?

  • 0-5 years
  • School age
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Special

  

I have worked with numerous children from the age of 6 months up until 10 years old, who have special educational needs including Autism, ADHD and children who have Speech impairment.

Although children who have English as a second language are not considered SEN under the law I have worked with many children who require additional speech education and have been competent in providing such.

  

2. Please indicate which areas of SEN your expertise/experiences are in?

  

The specific SEN experiences I have had are:

Autism

ADHD

Speech Impairment

 Other areas which are specific but not SEN are:

English as Additional Language

Specific Dietary Needs including Celiac Disease & Lactose Intolerance

  

3. If you identify a child in your care is not meeting their developmental milestones, how would you plan to meet those needs?

 

I have had various ongoing training on SEN and identifying children who may have certain special educational needs. I feel that my setting and my training has given me a great insight on how to deal and best methods to help in such cases. I work very closely with Liverpool Council and Consortia and should I require any advice and support I know who to contact immediately. I have an educational Psychologist who I keep in contact with and have a SEN co-ordinator at my local Children’s Centre in Piction.

  

4. Please indicate whether you would be happy for a parent of a child with complex needs to contact you to discuss their individual needs?

 Yes                            

 

1. How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

At the setting I work in close proximity with the child and their parents to make sure that the children are developing at a steady positive pace . I do regular observations and use the EYFS Outcomes as my guide and monitor progress in this way. Should I observe that a child needs additional support my first port of call is to get parents involvement and discuss best methods of working cohesively to help the child once identification is made.

 2. How will the staff in the setting support my child? 

The staff in the setting consists of two Ofsted Registered childminders, we work together and have ample knowledge of supporting the children emotionally and physically. We do regular training and keep up to date with new procedures and methods. We share good practise and have good relations with parents.

3. How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs? 

We operate child development through the EYFS outcomes, this is the recommended portal for childcare across the board.

4. What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting? 

We have strong links with the Consortia and the Liverpool City Council, should I require any services from counselling to specific SEN agencies I would know where to go to and get the child and parent additional support immediately.

5. How accessible is the setting? 

My setting is very accessible. It will meet needs of most children, the layout is open and spacious.

6. How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education?

We have great links with local schools in the area. I have done many community events that has involved the gathering of local schools and they know who we are in the area and recommend us highly. When a child is transitioning usually from another setting to ours or most commonly from our setting to higher education ie Reception Class then I visit the school or send correspondence so the school will know that child’s ability in all areas of development. I produce an exit evaluation and identify certain needs that may require further attention if that is the case. I provide full observation folders prior to starting new school so the new childcare providers can see the development more clearly.

7. How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?

We have very strong links with the parents at our setting. I send out Monthly Newsletter to let them know what is going on in the setting, we have regular 121 and Termly Children Progress Reports.

 

A little Description about our setting: 

Little Munchkins Childminders consists of two Ofsted Outstanding Childminders with over 20 years’ experience in Childcare.

We provide a stimulating, fun and exciting ethos for children of all ages.

We provide childcare from 6 months to 10 years, including flexible timing and possibility of weekend work also. We do wrap around services such as Morning Breakfast Club and After School Club, School Pick up and drop off, as well as the usual full and part time care.

We are accredited to deliver 2, 3 and 4 year funding.

We are active members of the Local Childminding association, Consortia and Pacey. We also work closely with Liverpool City Council and local schools in the Wavertree and Toxteth Area.

 

 Availability

Availability

Monday : 07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday : 07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday : 07:00 - 18:30
Thursday: 07:00 - 18:30

Friday: 07:00 - 18:30

Saturday & Sunday: Availability can be requested

            *Flexible Hours and Out of Hours can be requested

When

Christmas Holidays
Summer Holidays
Easter Holidays

Further information

7.00 am till 6.30 pm

             School pickup:  St Clares, Cleopas, St Patricks, Windsor, Lawrence Road School

Special Provisions

Wheelchair access

No

Cultural provisions

Yes, My setting has a wide variety of children from all races and cultures. We have a strong inclusion policy and celebrate all traditions and cultures.

 

Special diets

Yes – I have a chef who has on numerous occasions catered for many different dietary needs.

We provide a healthy balanced nutritious diet and children have access to water and fruit all the time.

 

Places and Vacancies

Number of places offered

5

Has immediate vacancies?

Yes

Vacancies updated on

27/07/2015

Ofsted

Last Inspection date

05/07/2013

Last Inspection Grade

Outstanding

Last Inspection Report

 

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/results/any/any/any/any/any/zainab%20ali/any/any/any/any/0/0#search1

 

                   Zainab Ali & Rifhat Ali  (Co-Childminders)

 

 Address …133 Sailsbury Road, Wavertree, Liverpool,L15 2HU

 

 

 

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
Needs Level
High
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal