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Apple Blossom Childcare - James Gliddon
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We are James and Yvette and we are a husband and wife childminding team. We live in Kilkhampton, Cornwall with our 2 children 14 and 7. 

We aim to offer childcare in a warm friendly and secure setting, which will be a family orientated environment. We will work to EYFS guidelines.

We are both new to childminding and are both extremely excited at the prospect of working with children.

We will be offering school drop off and pick ups as well as the 2,3 and 4 year government funded placements which include the 30 hours.


Who to contact

Contact name
James Gliddon
Contact position
07470 397457
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Where to go


Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
4.10 Per Hour
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision

Cultural provisions

Has provision

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8AM 5PM
Tuesday 8AM 5PM
Wednesday 8AM 5PM
Thursday 8AM 5PM
Friday 8AM 5PM

School pickups

Offers pickups
Kilkhampton Junior & Infant School
We are willing to provide drop off and collection service within a 10 mile radius, on a first come, first serve basis.

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
James Gliddon

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We offer settling in sessions, first with parent/carers and short sessions with just the child. This helps us to assess the child's needs. 

Each child receives an 'about me' form, it includes there likes/ dislikes, routines and some of their back ground at home.
Communication is a must to ensure all children are happy and also parents/carers feel happy.

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

We are a husband and wife team and we are a smaller setting with an aim to have more one on one care. We communicate through daily diary for younger children and whatsApp as requested from other parents/carers.

As we are newly registered we haven't had to do a 2 year check but we will give a copy to parents/carers to share with the health visitor or other settings if or when. 

We continuously observe each child and we do termly assessments which we share with all parent/carers and ask them to give feedback.

Links we have to other agencies

We share with health visitors.

How we support children transferring to school

Children who are in our care will normally go on the school run at least once a day.  We have story time twice a day but we will happily read more if a child asks.

We encourage children to be independent and have confidence to ask for help when needed. 

we attend most school events.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

We  keep up to date Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding & Child Protection and Food Safety courses.  We continuously update our childminding courses through Pacey and other online credited sites.

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

All our Policy and Procedures are there to support the health and well-being of each child. 

We have a daily risk assessment check list and we risk assess all new outings/places we visit.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We use daily diaries, learning journals, verbal communication and also through whatsApp as requested by some parents/carers.

Our complaints policy

We have  a complaints policy which each parent/carers receives vie E-mail. 


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our home is disability friendly with wider doors, lower light switches, down stairs toilet, ramp access to the front and 2 small separate steps within the rear of the garden with access to the front of the house. 

Facilities we have for personal care

All children have their own hand towels. We encourage children to wash hands regularly before snacks/lunch, after snacks/lunch and after playing with any messy play activities. 

Specialist resources we have

We have a few books about different cultures and Makaton but we do visit our local library for other books.  

We have different leveled tuff tray so all ages and abilities can still use together.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We use/ plan activities around the children we have in each day so we can adapt to suit all children as and when. 

We risk assess all new days out/ places.  If using the car we will make sure all children have age/ weight appropriate car seats. 

Last updated: 22/04/2019

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