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Twinkle Toes Childminding (Karen Lally)

Ofsted registered Childminder in North Worle. Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding (Child Protection Basic Awareness, Inter Agency Child Protection, Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage & FGM Awareness, Domestic Abuse: The Impact on Children, Child Neglect & WRAP - Prevent Duty) Makaton Levels 1, 2 & 3.

I am training to become a Specialist Childminder as part of a project between North Somerset Council & Springboard Opportunity Group. This project aims to develop Childminders skills & confidence in supporting children who have SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilites). As part of this training I have attended courses on Portage, Social Communication Difficulties in Early Years, new INCCO training, Introduction to Attachment & Trauma in Young Children, How to use PECS (Picture Communication Exchange System), Introduction to Downs Syndrome & How to Complete a Healthcare Plan.

Other training includes 'I Can't Hear You', Autism Awareness, An Introduction to Sensory Processing, Integration & Regulation, Promoting Positive Behaviour, Managing Children's Feelings & Behaviour, Food Hygiene & Safety, County Lines, Peer Abuse, Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Numicon Approach with Pre-School Children, Mathematics for Childminders, Early Language Development Programme, Deepening & Extending Children's Learning in Communication, Language & Literacy Development.

Fun loving family home with two daughters (19 & 16) and a cat. I offer a home from home environment providing a safe, nurturing setting to develop children's confidence, skills & independence in readiness for school.

I go out with the children every morning; visits to the library, museums, parks, Puxton Park, Court Farm, Westonbirt Arboretum, toddler groups, soft play, the woods & beach.

Lots of messy play, arts and crafts and toys suitable from birth - 6 years.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Lally
Contact Position
07780 607 899

Where to go


Located in a queit clu-de-sac just off Walford Avenue, Worle.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Steps into house would mean wheelchairs are unable to gain access.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Social development impairment
Emotional needs
Communication and Interaction
Speech, language & Communication delay
Autism spectrum
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Learning difficulties
Would depend on the child's special needs. Would need to discuss with parents to see if I could accommodate their child's specific needs.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
I am willing to learn and support a child with any special diets in partnership with their family.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
We are a Catholic family and are aware of the importance of each persons right to practice their religion or none, and will support personal choices.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
One space becoming available October 2021. Minimum of 7 hours, 1 day per week.

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
Can be flexible by 30 minutes before/after start/finish times.

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
12/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
12/05/2021Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local offer


I am now a qualified Specialist Childminder (SEND). This is a joint project between North Somerset Council and Springboard Opportunity Group that aims to develop childminder’s skills and confidence in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). I have attended North Somerset inclusion training, and have a commitment to attending further training to support the needs of children with additional needs. Training courses I have already completed are Makaton & Social Communication Difficulties in the early years, Portage & An Introduction to Autism. I will have access to the Specialist Childminder coordinator who is available to provide support and guidance around meeting the individual needs of your child. In addition, I will have access to a North Somerset Area SENCO from the Early Years and Childcare service for advice and guidance.

Contact Name
Contact Telephone
07780 607 899
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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