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Holland, Ms Karen Louise
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Rated 'Good' in last Ofsted inspection (April 2019) Able to receive 2, 3 and 4 year old funding for eligible children.Regularly attend toddler groups, forest school, library events, community events, as well as organising own events

Own 1 dog and 2 cats. Large garden with play equipment, tree house + allotment

Worked previously as an Early Years librarian for Plymouth City Council.
Childcare is outdoors orientated with daily trips to park, beach, duck feeding & constant access to own garden. Registered as a Forest Childcare provider.
Own transport - 7 seater
Paediatric First Aid, Food safety, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.
Strive to offer a warm & welcoming home from home, where children can meet their full potential in a fun & stimulating environment.

Who to contact

Contact name
Karen Holland
Contact position
01752 822844
Mobile: 07872 463848

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Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per Hour
Breakfast club is offered from 7.30 am with drop offs to Millbrook Primary School and local pre-schools.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Dairy free
Personal experience

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please call for information on vacancies.
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
Kingfishers Preschool
Millbrook Preschool

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07.30 17.30
Tuesday 07.30 17.30
Wednesday 07.30 17.30
Thursday 07.30 17.30
Friday 07.30 17.30

School pickups

Offers pickups
Fourlanesend Community Primary School
Millbrook CE VA Primary School
Also drop off and pick up from Millbrook Pre-School and Kingfisher Pre-School in Cawsand.

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/10/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/01/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/04/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Karen Holland

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

By following the EYFS, referring to the Development Matters document and forming strong relationships with the children in my care I am able to identify any possible areas for concern in a child's development.

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

From an initial assessment, to ongoing observations a child's development is tracked, therefore any areas of concern are identified and support is offered by myself or sought externally.

Links we have to other agencies

I communicate with the children's other settings and the local Health Visitor is available for any concerns I may have.

How we support children transferring to school

I am very much a part of the transition, talking about the school, introducing myself to their teacher and sharing their Learning Journey with them.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

I have undertaken up to date mandatory training in : Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Food Hygiene. I also hold an NVQ Level 3 in childcare.  

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

This is integral to my role as childminder and I have lots of experience after working in childcare for over 10 years.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Constant communication between parent(s) either verbally or in the form of daily diaries.

Our complaints policy

I give parents opportunities to comment on my service, via questionnaires, welcome constructive criticism and work with parents to resolve issues?

I display Ofsted's parents' poster at my setting and all families are shown my complaints policy  procedure.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Parking is available outside the house, with the front door delivering immediate access to the house.

Facilities we have for personal care

Easy access to toilet and handwashing.  All changing facilities provided and kept clean at all times.

Specialist resources we have

I have a range of multi cultural toys and books, including positive examples of people of all ages and abilities?

I have child appropriate furniture and varied choice of resources available at child level.

I have booster seats and a high chair for communal dining

I have tactile and stimulating toys for all ages and abilities, bright lights and musical toys.




How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Activities are adapted to include all ages and abilities

Trips are risk assessed and ensured they are appropriate for the children attending based on their age and individual needs. My risk assessment extends to ensure parking, access, toilet facilities are appropriate

 Trips and activities are discussed in advance so parents and children are aware and we can discuss any concerns

I have a 6 seater vehicle fitted with age appropriate car seats.

Trips are planned with other childminders to extend the children's enjoyment and offer additional support to me.

Last updated: 17/08/2021

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