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Crawford, Louise
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OFSTED rated good. Spaces available now. I am a fun and friendly person with bags of energy. I'm offering a cosy and caring home from home experience with lots of trips out and about. I have just finished a ten year career in teaching and I have three of my own children so I have a wealth of experience of education and development. I work alongside a lovely assistant whom all the children adore. This means I have space for a total of 6 children of non school age a day. We pride ourselves on a very high quality of care with a wide variety of activities. My house is beautiful and spacious and light. Come and visit and see for yourself.  

Who to contact

Contact name
Louise Crawford
Contact position
07816 506959

Where to go


I have a spacious, calm and cosy home. My assistants and I strive to provide a loving and nurturing environment whilst helping your children to develop and grow. We offer a huge variety of activities both inside the house and on trips.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 Per Day
£25 Per Half Day
£5 Per Hour
£7 Per hour evenings
I do not charge for school holidays if not needed. Any child needing to stay for an additional hour from 5pm-6pm is charged £7 for the hour plus £3 for an evening meal.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
I do not provide lunch. I do provide morning and afternoon snacks of fresh or dried fruit and crackers or breadsticks. I do provide evening meals on rare occasions.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Languages spoken

English and we are all trained in Makaton

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
I currently have vacancies on a Tuesday morning 9am-12pm and on a Thursday 8am-5pm.
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 5 years (spaces available: 3)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
I am happy to share the 30 hour entitlement with any other childcare provider. I currently work as a dual setting with 4 other providers.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8 a.m 5 p.m
Tuesday 8 a.m 5 p.m
Wednesday 8 a.m 5 p.m
Thursday 8 a.m 5 p.m
Friday 8 a.m 5 p.m

School pickups

Offers pickups
St Columb Minor Academy

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Louise Crawford

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Children in my care are regularly assessed against the EYFS outcomes for development. Through close partnership with parents and support of other early years providers any children requiring additional support will be identified.

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

Regular assessment, close partnership with parents, planning for next steps, regular training and support of my own professional development, recruiting support from outside agencies, support and guidance of other childminders.

Links we have to other agencies

 Strong links with childminding network. Close links with local primary school and pre-school, regular attender of children s center. I have used the early help hub and health care professionals for advice. 

How we support children transferring to school

Well maintained learning journals packed with information. Close liaison with the schools.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

I have taught in secondary schools for ten years so have alot of experience teaching children with a variety of needs. I have had less involvement with early years identification but feel I have a strong understanding of childrens growth and development and would spot early signs of a child needing intervention.

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

I provide a caring cosy home environment to nurture and support growth and development. We have lots of activity built into our routines and lots of reading and singing. We eat healthy snacks and make sure we get plenty of quality rest. Children's basic hygiene needs are met, in a clean environment. All seven areas of learning are targeted through play and excursions

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Learning journals and termly feedback assessments. Daily diaries. Facebook closed group

Our complaints policy

Accept them as positive constructive criticism. Deal with them maturely and person to person. Keep and record and inform OFSTED


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Removed large front step.

Facilities we have for personal care

down stair toilet, baby changing facilities

Specialist resources we have

none. I have sensory toys and am happy to purchase resources when needed.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

my ratios are small, we can all fit in my van.

Last updated: 01/07/2020

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