Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Byrne, Mrs Karen (Tom Thumbs Daycare)

We offer care for your child in a warm welcoming home environment with a well stocked dedicated playroom. We encourage outside learning and exploring in a secure garden and adventures locally such as trips to the farm, forest, beach and park.
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Venue/Contact Details
Karen Elizabeth Byrne
07979 787455
BH23 3QE
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Childcare type
Provision type
  • Childminder
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Tuesday 07:30-17:00, Wednesday 07:30-17:00, Thursday 07:30-17:00, Friday 00:00-00:00
  • All Year Round
  • School Holiday Only
  • All Year Round
Cost per hour: 5
Other Costs:
Funding can be accessed within my working hours listed subject to availability.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 8 years
Referral process:
  • I have in the past had experience in working with children with:- Learning difficulties including Speech & Language problems and Aspergers. Physical disabilities such as Hemiplegia and Ulnar dysphasia. Please call for availability.
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
Part-time vacancy available
Number of vacancies
SEND Local Offer SEND

How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND?

All parents have unique vital knowledge about their child’s needs. A positive relationship build on mutual trust, support, respect and compassion is an essential underpinning for discussions on their child’s development and progress. Supporting difficult times and celebrating milestones, we share information such as events of the day, observations, photographs, texts or chatting at drop off/pick up times.

How do you help children settle into your setting?

Parents/carers and child are invited to visit my setting for settling in sessions, prior to their start date to introduce with myself and my setting. This is an initial opportunity for parents to share their child’s individual needs, interests, abilities and starting points on a development form is encouraged to fill in to identify any concerns.

What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school?

My SENCO training is updated every three years with policies and procedures in place. I work closely with parents and other agencies/professionals such as my Early Years Advisor, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors. Personal plans and activities can be made around their abilities and their individual interests. When a child is ready to transition to school, I’m invited into the school with completed supporting transition documents to ensure a smooth transition with their new teacher.

How do you find out how each child likes to learn?

Parents are encouraged to share interests, achievements, activities from home and comment on progress made on their observations, termly reports and learning journeys.

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation

CPD training, SENCO, Safeguarding, Speech and Language, Level 2 autism, Level 2 behaviour management, Level 3 childcare.

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 23/05/2021

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?