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Carolyn Spraggons

General Details

I offer Quality Assured childcare provision.

As a member of Suffolk County Council's List of Providers, I am able to offer parents Early Education funded childcare places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. I also offer care long term for siblings and families. 

I have over 30 years experience and try to keep up to date with training and changes, especially with the Early Years Inspection Framework (EIF) which is the learning curriculum for pre-school children.

I am SENCO trained and have updated my makaton, i am happy to work with children who have additional needs or speech and language difficulties.

I offer a variety of activities and fun learning experiences, both inside and out, where children can earn through play and explore a well equipped outdoor environment also, for children of all ages and abilities.

All COVID 19 policies, procedures and practice are currently in place. No visits possible at this current time except in the garden. 

Please contact me to check my availability.

Who to contact

Carolyn Spraggons
Registered Childminder
Long Melford
01787 370686

Venue Details

Long Melford
Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details

Regular bus route around corner of road, Colchester to Bury St Edmunds.


30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
shared funding with local providers


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact Mrs Carolyn Spraggons for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Wednesday: 7.30 am - 6 pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
No - Difficult as old house with small steps.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Positive and multi-cultural activities, books, puzzles, planning for various festivals, Chinese New Year, Divalli. Use library and toy library.
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Makaton trained, ex nurse, asthma trained, Tiny Talk trained. SENCO training.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.20 Per hour
£4.20 per hour (After Sch)
£4.20 per hour (Before Sch)
daily rate for before and after school hours £10
Payable monthly

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet cats, Pet fish, Pets, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Swings, TV, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Long Melford Church of England Primary School (Sudbury)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 6 month(s)
To 11 Year(s)

I currently cater for children with many and varied individual needs, including speech and language difficulties, hypomobility and Mowat Wilson Syndrome. I am happy to learn about new medications if necessary as spaces in my provision allow.  older children before and after school add a positive outcome to my setting where younger children learn from their peers, and older children are given responsibility and positive praise in a busy setting catering for all ages with many and varied needs.


currently no spaces available for the foreseeable future as spaces needed for current siblings.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/09/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
16/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

SENCO training completed.

Makaton and baby talk.

Equal opportunities policy

Positive behaviour policy.

attend local groups/family centres.

lots of experience with children with additional need. Have had placements for social care. bereavement with children have used Winstons wish and other books. I keep up to date as much as possible and read up on new diagnosis, or unfamiliar sindromes which children i care for have been diagnosed with.

Contact with portage workers, and SCC SENCO and other outside professionals where required.

Carolyn Spraggons
01787 370686
Conditions Supported
Communication difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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