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Carol Locke

Childminder

I live in Kesgrave within Grange Farm with my partner Toby along with my son Jake (16) and our daughter Violet (2 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 yoga classes on weekday mornings.

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 currently have one full time pre-school space available from September 2018.  I am Heath School catchment and able to offer before and after school care for Heath Primary. 

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.

Who to contact

Name
Carol
Position
Childminder
Venue Notes

Public Transport - Route 66 Park & Ride Bus

Telephone
01473 611909
Email
carollocke77@hotmail.com

Venue Details

Postcode
IP5
Parking available
Yes
Transport
Own Transport
Notes

Public Transport - Route 66 Park & Ride Bus

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Maximum places
5
Other information
One full time pre-school space available from September 2018

Days & times

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

Inclusive Provisions

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

Costs

Details
Please contact Carol for costs.

Other Details

Facilities
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
Yes
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 11 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
25/03/2018

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY548242
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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