Halton county council - childcare support in cheshire
Case StudyClient: Halton Borough Council in Cheshire Service & support: Tinies crèches met with Halton Borough Council‟s Adult and FamilyThe brief: Tinies Crèches provide Halton Learning Curriculum Manager and agreed toBorough Council Family Learning with Childcare offer between 10 and 12 crèche sessions persupport. The idea is to provide a good quality week over an academic year. Each termcrèche provision for parents enrolled on Family delivery takes place in different schools andLearning programmes, in schools and community venues across Widnes and Runcorn.community venues throughout Halton on an An area co-ordinator is in place to oversee theannual basis. day to day organisation of the provision. Each venue is risk assessed and all documentation isDelivery: The childcare facility enables in place. Tinies crèches have a team of trainedparents to access training offered by the Family staff who carry mobile kits to the venues andLearning service. Children attending have the offer a wide range of exciting and stimulatingopportunity to become independent and the activities to groups of children whilst theirfoundations to be a competent learner. parents study. We offer excellent equipment and resources and each session is planned outTinies Childcare North West Ltd provide a high in advance to ensure a variety of provision.quality mobile crèche service supporting Tinies crèches also provide monitoring data onchildren aged 0 – 4 years whose parents / a termly basis for audit purposes and evaluatecarers are enrolled on and attending an adult the provision on an on-going basis.learning class delivered by Halton FamilyLearning Service. Client feedback: “Thank you for all your hard work this term and please pass on my thanksEach crèche is supervised by a suitably to the team.” Louise Faint - Adult and Familyqualified and experienced crèche leader and Learning Curriculum Managersupported by one or two crèche assistants –dependent on staff to child ratios (under Ofsted „‟The staff at the crèches are all very helpful,guidelines). my little one had never been left before so IActivities for the children are varied, age was very nervous but they were great, reallyappropriate, safe, stimulating and encourage knowledgeable and I never had a problem. Ipre-school learning. would not have been able to complete my course without them – 5/5 every time!‟‟ ParentActivities vary and incorporate the Every Child using the facility.Matters Ethos: „‟The provision is always very professional and be healthy the staff in the crèche have enabled the school stay safe to reach some new families and attract them enjoy and achieve into family learning; a very valuable resource make a positive contribution to us‟‟ Headmaster at Runcorn School. achieve economic well-being.