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Ms Vanessa Harrison


My aim is to provide a personal service working alongside parents with their child in a safe, fun and homely environment. Regular visits to Toddler Groups, nature walks, parks, shops and Tot Library all inclusive. Covid restrictions may apply to visits. Fun time includes cookery, music and song time, puzzles dressing up, arts and crafts, sand and water play, little tykes house, ride on toys and activity cube slide. Snacks and drinks are included in my childminding fees. I also provide breakfast and a home cooked tea at an extra small fee if required. I can provide full-time, part-time minding, before/after School care and School Holidays. I am flexible therefore occasional Bank Holidays and weekends would be considered. I am an Accredited Childminder and therefore able to offer funded places to 2, 3 & 4 yr olds. Busy busy vouchers accepted.  Other childcare vouchers accepted please enquire.

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Vanessa Harrison
15 Walsingham Road
Bury St Edmunds
15 Walsingham Road
IP33 2HW
Contact Notes

I have been a childminder since 2006.  I live with my 17 year old son and 24 year old daughter.  We have lived here since 1990 in a quiet area on the horringer court estate.  We have cats and dogs .  All animals are regularly wormed and flea treated.  We have separate play access areas to the animals .  No dogs are allowed into the childrens play spaces inside or outside at any time during minding hours.  .  I work alongside you as the parent and provide a likes , dislikes form to include your childs favourite activities, foods or routines.  


Training Taken/courses


Ofsted Registered

Cache level 3 Diploma for children and young peoples workforce

Childminding registration

NCMA Quality Assurance Scheme

Enhanced Disclosures Myself and My children

ICO data protection registered

St Johns Ambulance Paediatric First Aid

Food and Safety

Introduction to safeguarding Designated Safeguarding Leads Forum

Signs of safety awareness Awareness of domestic violence

Infection prevention and control

Promoting and supporting hand washing

A new approach to child poverty

Online safety

Child sexual exploitation

The prevent of duty in an early years environment

Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

ADHD Awareness

Introduction to Autism

Disability Awareness 

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Supporting children with English as additional language

Look who's talking - Language and development in the early years

Supporting Early Language Development

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs


Venue Details

15 Walsingham Road
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Parking available
Parking details
At the front access of the house

Bus Service

Local Park

Local School

Woodland area and stream




Additional contact

Vanessa Harrison

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
September places available Full time and part time

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Although there is no wheelchair access to the back of the house we are able to use the front of the house and have suitably accessed this use before for a child with a wheelchair which also folded into the back use of my vehicle.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We celebrate all cultures and include parents in these with the children. We celebrate with dance , music, arts and cooking, books and play.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Any special dietary requirements will be catered for. Any allergies will be recorded onto a dietary and allergy form.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - I have worked alongside children with autism, behaviour challenges, downs syndrome and learning difficulties. My own daughter who now has a family of her own has adhd, autism and dyscalculia . I understand that each child is individual and should be listened to with patience and understanding to their needs. I aim to provide accessible equipment to each requirement.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.70 per hour (Full time)
£5.00 per hour (Part time)
* Discount available for children attending full time as above * Reductions for second child are available. *Lunch, snacks , evening meal provided at fee * Breakfast and tea are available at an extra charge.

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Pet cats, Pet dogs, Pets, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Swings, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
School pickups
Horringer Court Middle School (Bury St Edmunds)
Westgate CP School (Bury St Edmunds)
Westley Middle School (Bury St Edmunds)
Further information about pick-ups
Westgate PlayschoolWestgate Nursery
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 10 Year(s)
Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11)

I aim to include every family from additional needs, send, culture or background .  Please discuss any requirement and needs with myself 

Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
08/04/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
03/03/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
25/07/2014Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
12/07/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
14/02/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

I aim to provide children with any disability or learning disability with understanding, patience and care.  To achieve the best possible outcome by working with parents and any multi agencies.  I work alongside parents to establish plans and support by using a graduated approach identify the needs of the child, support needed and any educational health care system to be put into place.  Children will be reviewed regularly and information shared with parents and inclusive of parents ideas and information.  Regular updated training will be put into place .  Using the EYFS statutory framework 2021 childrens identified areas of strengths and needs will be accessed also on your childs tapestry account.  Alongside this additional reports of plans and reviews will be written and shared with home. 

SEND and Disability code of practice 2015

Equality Act 2010

Statutory Framework for EYFS 2021




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Childcare by Vanessa Rated 5 out of 5
Our little girl is very happy at Vanessas. She provides excellent quality of care an activities. She is flexible and approachable. We would recommend her to others.

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Review submitted on 05/01/2017


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