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Janet Gardner


Ofsted good

I provide a home from home environment. A playroom where the children have free access to a good selection of educational and fun play toys, books arts and crafts etc. A quiet room for sleeping. Large kitchen. A large enclosed garden with playhouse, ride on toys.  I live in a rural location which is excellent for walks. I attend toddler groups and meet up with other childminder. School pick ups from local schools. I have recently been inspected by Ofsted and I was given a ' Good 'rating. September 2022.

I plan my day around each child's individual needs, interests and level of development, to cover all areas of learning to ensure the best for your child.


Who to contact

Janet Gardner
Brick Kiln Farm
IP17 3JP
01728 668359
07702 828383

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30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


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Immediate vacancies
Other information
School Holidays I do have some places available

Days & times

Monday: 8.00am - 18.30pm
Tuesday: 8.00am - 18.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am - 18.30pm
Friday: 8.00am - 18.30pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Yes - Will discuss with parents to meet any child's requirements.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Makaton signing taught and used.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Learning difficulties
Speech and language difficulties


£6.00 per hour

Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet reptile, Pet small mammals, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sensory room, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Swimming pool, Swings, TV, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Bramfield Church of England Primary School (Halesworth)
Middleton Primary School (Saxmundham)
Yoxford and Peasenhall Primary School (Saxmundham)
Kelsale CEVCP School (Saxmundham)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 12 Year(s)

I provide school holiday childcare, providing places are available, and booked in advance!  Mondays / Tuesdays / Fridays


Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
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Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/06/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
27/11/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
20/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/09/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

I promote equality and inclusion for all children and childcare with special needs, understanding each child's requirements,  working closely with the family to ensure all needs are met for the best care of any special need required.

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Excellent Childminder Rated 5 out of 5
Janet has been caring for my 2 boys, Luis (6 in the school holidays) and Tommy (2 full time) for nearly a year. She is absolutely fantastic and has a great setting. She is warm, friendly, caring and most importantly completely reliable. Should anyone but the school or my mum be required to take care of my boys, Janet is always top of my list. We love her.

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Review submitted on 08/06/2017

Home from home Rated 5 out of 5
Janet has been looking after my now 3 year old daughter for nearly a year. She is just brilliant - reliable, kind, caring, fills the day with various fun activities. Ellena really looks forward to her days at Janet's and gets very excited when approaching her house. Great home from home enviromnent, too - lovely childfriendly house with a spacious childproof garden with plenty of fun equipment to play with. Would very much recommend.

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Review submitted on 19/03/2018

Wonder women Rated 5 out of 5
Janet has looked after my son from 3 months old, she has always gone above and beyond to help and support our family. Our litlte chap adores Janet and treats her like one of his family. She offers a homely environment with a lovely playroom and garden. Being a working parent can be stressful but i know my son is in the best care whilst i'm away. I have and would recommend Janet to all, she truley is the best!

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Review submitted on 06/04/2018

Always reliable Rated 5 out of 5
Janet has known my children Olivia and Tom since they were born. She is trustworthy, honest, great fun and always reliable often helping out when I need it in an emergency. I cannot thank her enough for the love, care and warmth she has given my children. They love her and always look forward to seeing her. Thank you Janet. 

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Review submitted on 12/04/2018

Goes above and beyond Rated 5 out of 5

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Review submitted on 06/11/2019

Highly Recommend Rated 5 out of 5
Janet has been looking after my son for over two years now and I have always been very happy with     the service she offers. Janet has a great garden and playroom filled with toys and books to enjoy. I like the fact that Janet gets my son painting, drawing, making things and being creative. Also Jake loves to go exploring on the walks they do. Janet has always been there to help me with Jake and I trust her fully. Janet is a great child minder and I would definitely recommend her.

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Review submitted on 22/04/2020

Excellent childminder! Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter has come on leaps and bounds, verbally, intellectually and physically since being in Janet's care. Janet really encourages the kids with fun and educational activities and is always so attentive and caring towards their individual needs. I don't need to worry while I'm at work as I know my daughter is in very safe and capable hands! 

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Review submitted on 12/07/2021

Excellent Childminder Rated 5 out of 5
We have be lucky enough to be able to have Janet look after our oldest son and his younger brother. Both of my children have always been happy to go and excited to see what they will be up to for the day. Janet has a great garden and playroom for the children to enjoy. They love all the painting, colouring and making things. I trust Janet completely with my children. I would recommend as childminder.

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Review submitted on 04/09/2022


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