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Drennan, Trudy
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 Hi let me tell you a little bit about myself and Peapods Daycare. I am married with three grown up children and two grandchildren. I will be working closely with my daughter that is also a registered childminder.Between us we have over 30 years of experience working and caring for children .Before registering as a childminder I worked for Cornwall council for 16 years this job gave me a great opportunity to get lots of experience working closely with children and their parents.

Whilst working there I completed a level 2 NVQ in childcare and a level 3 diploma in childcare and education I currently hold an enhanced DBS,level 3 safeguarding and a paediatric first aid certificate . I have completed the incredible years parenting programme age 0-5 years, Makaton workshops, here’s looking at you 0-1 and 1-3 years. Learning language and loving it. I have attended numerous EYFS training and I also have a certificate in developmental baby massage.

We are a non-smoking household. We are also pet friendly with dogs, Guinea pigs, Rabbit and a marine fish tank.

I have adapted my conservatory into a child friendly environment where there will be free flow access to a patio area in the garden where the children can investigate nature and enjoy numerous outdoor activities. I believe that it is important for children to have choices so I encourage free flow whenever possible.Whilst at Peapods your child will be learning new skills these include painting,cooking,singing and dancing and lots of physical and imaginary play. Your child’s play will be observed and the day will be planned around their interests. I will also plan for their next steps.  Your child's progress will be recorded on Tapestry (online record of your child's progress) You will have your own log in details so that you can access your child's development record and work closely with me so that your child can reach their full potential.I also offer paper learning journeys if you would prefer.

 I live a 10-minute walk from Falmouth town so will have lots of different opportunities to be out and about. We will be visiting the Library, Kimberley park, the sensory room at the children's hub and many more adventures.


Who to contact

Contact name
Trudy Drennan
Contact position
01326 317997

Where to go


I have transformed my conservatory into a child friendly environment where there will be free flow access to a patio area in the garden where the children can investigate nature and enjoy numerous outdoor activities including sand, soil and water.

My kitchen is a great space for the children to be able to enjoy the preparation of their own snack and various cooking activities.

I have a secure front garden where the Rabbit and Guinea pigs live the children will learn about the daily care of the animals. I have a slide and other equipment for the children to be able to become more physically active in the garden.


Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5-00 Per Hour
Hourly rate includes healthy drinks and snacks.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Nut allergy
Dairy free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

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

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
vacancy for under 1 year old on Wednesday ,Friday 8-30 till 5-30. vacancy for under fives over 1 is 2 on a Tuesday ,Thursday .
Vacancy range(s)
From 12 months years to 48 months years (spaces available: 2)
From 60 months years to 96 months years (spaces available: 1)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Tuesday 8-30 5-30
Wednesday 8-30 5-30
Thursday 8-30 5-30
Friday 8-30 5-30

School pickups

Offers pickups
Falmouth Primary

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Trudy Drennan

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Continual observation and assessment against EYFS Development Matters

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

Assessment against EYFS Development Matters, regularly attend training sessions to increase my knowledge of how to support children's needs

Links we have to other agencies

 Will link with other professionals at the local family hub for any advice or extra support that may be needed for the families.

How we support children transferring to school

Will support children's transitions by providing clear and detailed assessments and reports for parents to hand on to school. Prepare children for transition to school by making sure they are emotionally prepared and ready for school. Assist in transition sessions to school as school requests.I welcome visits from teachers to meet the children that will be going into their class.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

 Level 3 NVQ Childcare, Learning and Development,will attend SENCO cluster meetings termly, network with other childminders regularly to share advice.

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

 Information will be shared with parents re:healthy eating ideas. Allergies and cultural dietary requirements considered and catered for.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

 Daily diaries provided for all pre-school age children to let parents know what the child has been doing, what they have eaten, etc. Tapestry online learning journals.

Our complaints policy

 Complaints policy in place and shown to all parents. Ofsted poster/phone number on display board in playroom.



Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

No alterations done outside play area accessible through double doors in the play room.

Facilities we have for personal care

 Normal bathroom/washing facilities.Soap dispenser and paper towels for washing and drying their hands. Any extra equipment required will be purchased .

Specialist resources we have

Large accessible playroom with low level play table and varied choice of resources available at the  child's level.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

 All children encouraged to partake in activities with help provided and adaptions made to suit the child's ability. 


Last updated: 04/07/2019

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