Fiona Dunsdon (Safe in Fiona's Care) - network childminder

I am an English Ofsted Registered, Network Childminder who lives in Ilford. I have a passion for children and enjoy my job very much. I Provide a professional, affordable and reliable childcare to suit your child’s every need. I have created a child centred environment that any child will be happy and safe in. I was given a “good” on my last Ofsted inspection and have many certificates my portfolio for training including, paediatric first aid, food Hygiene, Safeguarding and many more. I have a large garden, giving children space and comfort. I ensure that all children in my care cover the 7 areas of learning. I currently have full time or part time space and welcome children of all different cultural and religious backgrounds. I am very approachable so feel free to contact me. 

Who to contact

07763 546407 07763 546407

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Time / Date Details

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Inclusion Information

Has Special Needs provision

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Friday 07:45:00 19:00:00
Monday 07:45:00 19:00:00
Thursday 07:45:00 19:00:00
Tuesday 07:45:00 19:00:00
Wednesday 07:45:00 19:00:00
Outdoor garden
Hot meals provided
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Sleeping area
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Partially wheelchair accessible
Adjustments for wheelchair users available
Visits and outings
Transporting children to and from school
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - Extended entitlement
Caters for all dietary needs
Caters for all cultural needs
Fully wheelchair accessible
Network childminder

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

Christchurch Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
05/01/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Met
Local Offer


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

Education Offer


My setting promotes diversity and believes that every child is unique and will be given the opportunity to learn to their fullest potential.

My setting provides a safe, fun and stimulating environment that any child would be happy in including a large garden for outside play. Support can be given to children with special educational needs so they have full access to the curriculum and are treated as equally as their peers.

My setting is located in the Ilford area, close to all local amenities including the Library, Valentines Park and my local children’s centre that also has a sensory room. I have a home based environment including a large garden, cosy reading corner and space for messy play. I welcome children from all different backgrounds.

Identifying children's needs

Early Identification of difficulties is important to support children’s progress, learning and development. All aspects of children’s development are discussed with parents and carers.

All assessment is play based and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum Milestones.

Dedicated contacts

I am the first point of contact for parents and carers. Progress may also be discussed with the LA SEN coordinator.

Involving children and their families
  • Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
  • Planning and review meetings
  • Advice on how to support learning at home
Range of support available
  • Partnership working with other professionals
  • Support for communication needs
  • Additional support strategies
  • Support for health needs
  • EYFS Curriculum planning differentiation
Measuring children's progress

Planning for children with SEN is done using an Individual Outcomes Plan. IOP shows small steps and is reviewed termly with parents and carers.

Observations are carried out regularly and put into learning journeys for each child, these along with a progress update and next steps can be shared with parents at any time showing the child progress across the EYFS.

A two year progress check is also completed when the child is 2 years old this covers the child’s progress in the prime areas of the EYFS.

Support and training for school staff

I welcome any child to my setting and should I have a child with SEN or additional health requirements I will work closely with parents, carers, my local LA Childminding Development Officer and Inclusion/SEN Advisor to ensure the child’s needs are taken care of.

Accessibility of the school

My setting is based on one level there is only 1 step from the hallway to the kitchen area.

Signage is all at child’s eye level.

Garden is accessible from the house and is fully secure.

Toilet is located on the ground floor and stools can be provided to reach washing facilities


Risk assessments are carried out on all activities both in and out of the home to ensure a high standard of health and safety is carried out at all times.

There is a wide range of equipment to support children at all different ages and stages of learning

All activities are differentiated according to children’s level of development and all outings are available to all children.

Transition arrangements

School visits can be organised at the beginning of the summer term. All relevant transition records will be passed onto the next setting/school with parents or carers permission.

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent consultation
  • Links with children centres
  • Support from LA


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