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Shehla Abid (Shield Childcare)

I am a qualified, Ofsted registered (graded good) childminder I live at St James Gardens Little Heath (RM6) with my husband and he is a childminder assistant. My aim is provide a careful, loveable and peaceful environment to the children. I enjoy my work, so have all equipment to provide children with a safe and friendly environment. I only allow Halal Food in my premises. I have worked in early years centre for 3 years. I have experience of working with children from the ages of birth to twelve years. I have 9 years teaching experience with ages of 4 to 14 years. I have worked with children of all ages and stages of development, with different cultures and background. My normal opening times are 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday. I work bank holidays, weekends and overnight are available on request. I can start earlier or finish later depending on need as I am very flexible with my time to accommodate parents who work odd shift patterns. I offer healthy food/snacks and drinks. I can pickups and drop off from local schools and nurseries. I may also provide pick and drop services from home.

Who to contact

07577 775091 or 020 8590 0400

Where to go

Little HeathRomfordEssexRM6

When is it on?

Monday to Sunday - 7.00am to 7.00pm
Available all year including bank holidays
Overnight care available

Other Details

Under 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Childcare Information

Provision Type(s)
Outdoor garden
Hot meals provided
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Transporting children to and from school
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Sleeping area
Caters for all dietary needs
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Caters for all cultural needs
Languages spoken
Offers pickups?

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/10/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/12/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer


Age range
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Shortbreak type

Education Offer


At Shield Childcare we strongly believe in equal opportunity for all the children. We provide them every opportunity to become a confident learner.  We encourage them to learn and develop through different activities and play. We discuss and coordinate with parents to make sure that the children receive a coordinated support during their learning. 

The building is a two storey house but only down stairs is used for childminding. We have one sensory room with a computer corner, one big play room and a garden which is fitted with outdoor toys.

Furniture is arranged to accommodate children of different height and age or with mobility difficulties.

Passageways are kept clear at all times to follow health and safety regulations and facilitate children’s mobility.

Play areas have carpets and blinds to reduce noise levels. One room has a separate nappy changing area and a toilet for children.

Identifying children's needs

We try to identify any difficulty in learning as early as possible through discussion with parents and carers and routine observations. All assessment is play based and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

Outside agencies may be involved when children do not progress at the expected rate. This is done with written consent from parents and carers. We work closely with the Local Authority Childminding Development Officer and SEN Advisor who may suggest suitable strategies to support children’s needs.

Other outside agencies we may work with are: SEN Early Years Panel (additional information on the remit of the group can be found on the Redbridge Local Offer website); Educational Psychologist; Speech and Language Therapist and CAF Team.

The agencies may also be involved in the child’s transition to other settings and to school.

When a child has a recognised condition or ongoing medical needs, relevant information is sought from parents and carers on admission and kept in the child’s confidential folder. Confidential reports and records of progress and reviews are securely stored. The setting follows the relevant guidelines for data protection and confidentiality.

Records are passed on to another setting/school with parents and carers’ permission. 

Dedicated contacts

Shehla Abid is the overall ‘responsible person’ for SEN in the setting.  She is responsible for ensuring that legislation is met. She is also responsible for liaising with the key children’s parents and carers, observing, planning and assessing children’s progress.

Involving children and their families
  • Parenting advice
  • Planning and review meetings
  • Advice on how to support learning at home
  • Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
Range of support available
  • EYFS Curriculum planning differentiation
  • Specific teaching interventions
  • Support for behaviour
  • Support for health needs
  • Partnership working with other professionals
  • Additional support startegies
  • Support for communication needs
  • I am booked on the Makaton training beginner & advanced level in September 2016.
Measuring children's progress

All activities are differentiated for individual children in order to allow full access to the learning.

A progress report is given to parents at the end of every term with details of the child’s progress across the EYFS. An additional assessment, the Two Year Progress Check, is also compiled when the child is two years. This assessment covers the child’s attainment and progress in the Prime Areas of the EYFS.

Support and training for school staff

Challenging Teenager - AC Education

Assertiveness to support children in school - Introduction

Child sexual exploitation awareness

Caring for Foetal Alcohol affected children

Building resilience hope and protective

Involvement and well-being, 10 top tips for inclusion, Leading to outstanding, childminding forum

E-learning Channel General Awareness module

E-learning Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.

E-learning FGM Recognising and preventing V1.3

Creating the WOW Factor through Sensory Experiences

Advanced Level 1 Safeguarding for Childminders & Out of School Clubs

Supporting Children's Communication and Language through Storytelling

Accessibility of the school

Play equipment is available in labelled boxes and easy to reach for children. Children’s toilets are fully accessible and provided with stools and easy to reach washing facilities. The garden area is fully accessible to people with gross motor skills difficulties.


A risk assessment is completed regularly to ensure the environment is safe for children.

All activities are differentiated according to children’s level of development.

Transition arrangements

Children undergo a gradual transition from a setting to another setting or school or nursery.

School visits are organised at the beginning of the summer term to get the child accustomed to the new environment and relevant information is passed on with parental consent.

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent consultation
  • SENCo
  • Links with Children's Centres
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