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Carol Locke


I live in Kesgrave on Grange Farm with my partner Toby along with my son Jake (17) and our daughter Violet (3 years).  I also have an older daughter Chloe who is a university graduate and no longer lives at home.   In 2017 I returned to Childminding after a 4 year break as we now have a young daughter at home who I love to spend time with.  I had previously worked as a Child Health Advisor for the local Health Visiting Team and have received Autism training, Elklan Speech and Language Support and Anaphylaxis training .  I also have previous experience of working with children with Autism, Global delay and Speech Impairment and ADHD.  All my certificates are available for parents to view when visiting the setting.

DBS checks have been carried out on all adults within my home which includes my 2 older children Chloe and Jake.

I have an allocated playroom along with a spacious lounge and dining room with a wide range of toys to meet different age and development stages from birth to 11. I keep an assortment of equipment appropriate for the children I care for, lots of books, toys and games. Free play is encouraged both in and outdoors along with planned activities such as arts and crafts and cooking to help provide stimulation and aid development.  We regularly attend local toddler groups and enjoy outings to the beach, local parks and farms.  We currently enjoy attending messy play, sing and sign and children's toddler groups.

It is important to me that your child’s care mirrors that of the care they receive at home and I work closely with parents to ensure this is in place for the comfort and security of both the child and parent.

 I do not have before and after school spaces at present but can offer one full time space for an under 5.  I am Heath School catchment and offer before and after school care for Heath Primary. Heath Nursery and Humpty Dumpty Playgroup. The care I offer is term times only. 

Should you wish to find out more about my setting please do get in touch and I can provide you with a parent information pack via email which may interest you further.  You are also welcome to visit at a pre arranged time with your child/children to view my setting. 

Who to contact

Venue Notes

Public Transport - Route 66 Park & Ride Bus

01473 623960

Venue Details

Parking available
Own Transport

Public Transport - Route 66 Park & Ride Bus


Last updated
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Other information
Available space for a child aged birth - 4 years

Days & times

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
No - Small step by front door.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Special dietry requirements followed by guidelines provided by parents.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Global Delay
Speech and language difficulties


Please contact Carol for costs.

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Out-door play, Pets, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, TV - DVD, Village walks
School pickups
Heath Primary School (Kesgrave)
Further information about pick-ups
Pick ups and Drop offs at Local Kesgrave Playgroups and Heath Primary School (Nursery) Humpty Dumpty playgroup (twelve acre approach)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 11 Year(s)

The hours I offer are for term times only. Food and snacks included in hourly rate. 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

My Special Educational Needs policy includes the following:

I will work in partnership with parents, professionals and other relevant bodies to gain information and understanding of a child’s specific needs.  I always ensure each child is treated as an individual and offered the same access to opportunities and activities and will adapt these accordingly to the child’s specific needs.

I respect confidentiality and hold a separate procedure for this.

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