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Wendy & Katie Butterfield - Monster Minders
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We run a large happy family where everyone is encouraged to develop to their full potential. A happy child is a healthy child.

All children are encouraged to take part in all activities, we try to provide an enabling environment which is welcoming to everyone. It is essential that parents feel they are getting the best for their children and this is what we try to achieve, while providing flexible care. We care for under 5’s during the daytime and offer care to school children of the local school, before and after school including breakfast and dinner if they require it, we also provide holiday care for all children.

We have been providing childcare for over thirty years and have extensive knowledge of children including those with special needs. At present we have 6 members of staff who are all very well qualified and all of whom work well together as a team and have tremendous empathy for the children in our care. We use Tapestry online learning journal to track and observe your child’s development and education with us, All staff have extensive knowledge of the EYFS. We also use this to share information with parents, for example showing parents what their child has been participating in during the day. 

We are lucky to have two large garden areas and an indoor heated swimming pool, all of which are used by the children and also their families. We offer care to school children of the local school, before and after school including breakfast and dinner if they require it, we also provide holiday care for all children. We often visit the local park and go on outings at least two days a week to the Eden project, Newquay zoo, Tehidy woods, Jungle Jacks etc.


Who to contact

Contact name
Wendy and/or Katie Butterfield
Contact position
01872 573182
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Where to go


Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
5.00 Per Hour
We charge £1 each for breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
we will respect the dietary needs of all our children.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
We look after all children and have had numerous children with English as a second language.
Languages spoken


We actively encourage makaton with our under fives.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets
Other furred animal

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
We currently have a waiting list for September 2021.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 7:30am 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am 6pm
Thursday 7:30am 6pm
Friday 7:30am 6pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
Goonhavern Primary School
Goonhavern Pre-school

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Katie Butterfield

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

Observation and discussion with team members and parents.

We use tapestry to monitor the progress of all under fives.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

Observation, monitoring and aid from outside agencies, parental and medical advice.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the pre-school and any professionals involved with the children.

How we support children transferring to school

We encourage the teacher from the local school to meet the chidren who will be starting that September, we ensure that the children go to activities at the school and all introductory days. We discuss school often as we do drop off and pick ups, so younger children spend time with school children who all discuss it. 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Over 30 years experience with children with additional needs. Any training needed for a new child is supplied.

Care Plans

Makaton training.

Senco training.

Moving and handling.

Epilepsy training and use of Midazolam.

Level 2/3/4 childcare education qualifications, teaching qualification, and above. 

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

We encourage healthy eating, indoor and outdoor activities, we try to swim at least once a week. We enjoy outings at least twice a week. 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We discuss children with their parents on a daily basis, and use Tapestry online learning journal. 

Our complaints policy

Our policy is in-line with Ofsted recommendations and available for parents to read.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Full ramped access to large extension.

Facilities we have for personal care

Changing room, toilets.

Specialist resources we have

Heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. We source specialist resources if and when we require them. Children have a large range of equipment to educate, entertain and encourage their development in all areas of the EYFS. 

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We ensure all activities are compatible with everyone.

Last updated: 07/06/2021

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