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Amanda Jane Graham (Paignton)

Mother and daughter childminding service, works with registered childminder Charlotte Roach. Provides a fun and exciting place for children to develop, a home from home. Passes to many places such as the zoo and help children improve their knowledge and understanding of the world by introducing them to new environments.
Has an Ofsted Grade of Good.

Qualifications and training: paediatric first aid. Childminding course. Revised EYFS. Play for children, Child protection.

Who to contact


Where to go


Number 12 bus route

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 per hour


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 12 years
Age Ranges
From 0 years to 5 years

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact provider as vacancies changes from week to week

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00 16.00
Tuesday 8.00 16.00
Wednesday 8.00 16.00
Thursday 8.00 16.00
Friday 8.00 16.00
Visit & Outings
Open Space
Sandpitsand play
Sleeping Area
Out-door Play
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Music Room
PC's & Game Consoles

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/05/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/09/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)

SEN Information

A printable version of this form is available in the downloads section.

What criteria must be satisfied before children and young people can access this provision/service?

We are an inclusive provider and will consider placements for any child aged between 0-5 years whose parents/carers wish them to access our provision. We follow the guidance laid out in the Equalities Act 2010 and all children are welcome in our setting regardless of any special education needs. We will discuss with the parents/carers the needs of their child and how we will work in partnership with other parties/agencies. We will access training after we have established the child’s needs. At the moment we have a waiting list.

How do we identify the particular special educational needs of a child or young person?

We will follow the guidance set out in the SEND Code of Practice 2001 which will be revised in 2014. The information we gather before your child starts will help us to understand the needs of that child. Children are continually observed and assessed with their progress recorded. Parents/carers are able to explain any worries and concerns they have for their child.

How do we consult with parents and/or children and young people about their needs?

Before your child starts we will invite you and your child to come and view the setting. If you are happy with what we provide then your child will have a 2 hour settling in period. You will be given an “all about me” form, this will be for parents/carers to fill out detailing information about their childs needs and likes and dislikes, it will also help us with family members names and pets. Each child has a learning diary that observations, day trips and progress is documented. These will be sent home every 3-4 months with a “Parents Comments” page were parents/carers can write how they feel their child is getting and what they think could be improved. Young children under 3 will have a daily diary of what they have eaten and drank throughout the day including were they have been. This helps us to provide good partnership with parents.

What is our approach to teaching children and young people with special educational needs?

We try to treat all our children equally and would adapt our setting, toys, activities, etc. to accommodate all children so they feel included in all areas.

How can we adapt our curriculum for children and young people with special educational needs?

Our setting is very child friendly and toy boxes are all labelled with pictures of its contents to allow freedom of choice. The boxes are positioned at a child’s level where it is easily accessible.

How will we ensure we get the services, provision and equipment that children and young people need?

We have the support of Torbay early years advisory team if we needed any help or support. We are also aware that resources specific to the needs of an individual child can be borrowed from the toy library or we could purchase them ourselves.

How is this provision funded?

We are self-employed OFSTED registered child-minders. If your child is accepted for a National education grant there could possible help with funding for children aged 2-5 years.

What additional learning support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how do they access it?

If your child needed additional support we could look into getting help for the from professionals such as.

  • Speech & Language Specialists
  • Health Visitors & Social Workers
  • Action for Children
  • Support Groups for families
  • Early Years Advisory Support
  • Portage

How do we support and improve the emotional and social development of children and young people with special educational needs?

Every child needs to feel they belong and feel comfortable and safe within a setting and they feel they can approach us with personal needs. We encourage positive behaviour and good manners.

How do we support children and young people with special educational needs moving between phases of education and preparing for adulthood?

We support children at different stages of their lives from moving to pre-school or primary school. We have good relationships with pre-schools around the area and always liaison especially during transition periods were we provide documents explaining the child’s development and there likes and dislikes. Also their learning diaries can be shared if parents’ consent has been given.

What other support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how can they access it?

We can lead parents in the direction of the Torbay directory for ideas on available support and services.

What extra-curricular activities are available for children and young people with special educational needs?

Our normal working week already comprises of child minder play groups, parks, library, regular visits to the zoo and living coats, museums, Geopark, and we find our children within the setting have very good knowledge and understand of the world.

How do we assess and review progress towards agreed outcomes, and how are parents, children and young people involved in this process?

We share development progress with parents. We have learning diaries and daily diaries. And also have very good partnership with all parents.

How do we ensure that teaching staff and other staff have the expertise needed to support children and young people with special educational needs?

We regularly attend training and in the past have had Epi-pen training and SENCO training.

How do we keep parents informed where children and young people have special educational provision but do not have an Education Health and Care Plan?

We keep parents informed about their childs progress in daily diaries and by verbal exchange. we also have a learning diary for every child showing their development we also complete a learning development.

How can parents, children and young people make a complaint about our provision?

Within our parent packs we provide a copy of OFSTED parent poster with information on what to do. We have not had any complaints since we have been open from 2011 as we have great parent relationships and feel we are very approach able and would try to resolve any issues before they get to a stage of a complaint.

How can parents, children and young people get more information about the setting?

We are OFSTED registered and have our own webpage and facebook page (Kidz corner Paignton) with daily/weekly updates and also advertise at Goodrington Pre-school, White rock Pre-school and primary school. We are also on the family information service.