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Lucy Applewhite Childminding
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Our primary aim is to work in partnership with you to provide continuity of care in a safe, nurturing, home from home environment. Providing a broad range of learning opportunities through natural play offers an abundance of fresh and exiting experiences for each child. We track children's learning though a secure online platform which allows you to receive instant notifications on your Childs day with us.  

Our setting is not only for young children but right up to the age of 13years. We have technology accessible for home work support and have a range of equipment and resources for all ages and stages of development. 

Our team offer over 16 years combined expertise in both a nursery, out of school clubs and a home based childcare settings. We are continuously adapting our skills and knowledge to keep up with best practise and pride ourselves on the face that we are always looking to improve so we can offer the best care and opportunities we can.

We offer childcare for children aged 0yrs to 12yrs and have an abundance of experience with special educational needs and disabilities and duel language children.

Open 5 days a week and operate from 6am till 6.30pm (but we are not limited to these times). We are registered for over night care. Pickups and drop offs for the Newquay are available please enquire.

We would like to welcome you to come along and meet our team and have a look round. Please contact us to arrange a time.

We offer flexible government funded places for 2, 3&4 years olds 15hrs and 30hrs term time only and stretched all year round available please call for more info

A few of our qualifications are

12hr mandatory Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Disabled children 
multi agency Safeguarding children with disabilities
Common Assessment Framework and Team Around Child
Early Years Foundation Stage into practice
Food Hygiene L2
Planning & Observation
Disclosure and Barring Service for all members of staff 
Pacey Member and Ofsted Registered
Fully registered Childminder with Ofsted former British Forces Early Years
ECAT Training
ICS Diploma in Child Psychology

Behaviour management 

SEN training (Advanced)

Ofsted registered, DBS checked Assistants who hold a full paediatric first aid certificates and are qualified in childcare and education.

Duel register with co-childminder
Full references available 

Who to contact

Contact name
Contact position
01637 854923
Mobile: 07535 577336

Where to go


Close to the following amenities

Newquay Junior

Newquay Tretherras

Treviglas Secondary school

Blue School Academy

Trenance learning Academy

Trenanace gardens and park

Newquay Zoo

Porth Beach 





Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4 Per Hour
£4ph Before school
£4ph Afterschool Club
Our fees for Under 5years are inclusive of snacks, meals and trips, nappies and wipes and are inclusive of snacks for our over 5years
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Willing to take necessary steps to educate myself and staff members. All staff have first aid and EPI Pen training. Our training and first hand experience is from intolerance to anaphylaxis.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
I include as many festivities as possible having worked in a multi-cultural Forces camp
Languages spoken

We try to cater for additional languages by utilising additional outside agencies for support and working in partnership with each family. 

Languages :

English, Swedish, polish, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, willing to learn basics of other Languages.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
I am registered for Overnight care
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 12 years (spaces available: 6)
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 also the owner of St Columb Minor Preschool Limited and are able to offer additional childcare places from this setting for 2,3 &4yr olds including funded placements for these are ranges for 15hrs or 30 hrs . You are very welcome to contact the preschool directly on 01637879358 or email for further details or to book a visit.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 6.30am 8.30pm
Tuesday 6.30am 8.30pm
Wednesday 6.30am 8.30pm
Thursday 6.30am 8.30pm
Friday 6.30am 8.30pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
Mawgan-in-Pydar Community Primary School
St Columb Minor Academy
Newquay Junior Academy
Trenance Learning Academy
St Columb Major Academy
We offer a pick up and drop off service to the Newquay Area with in 3 miles

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Lucy Applewhite/Childminder

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Comprehensive planning of activities to compliment a child's stage of development

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

We track each individual child's progress in a learning journey and use electronic journals 

Links we have to other agencies

we work closely with the early years team, MARU, Early help hub, paediatricians, nursery, or schools many more please enquire 

How we support children transferring to school

We invite schools to visit our setting and we attend transition meetings. We send each Child's transition reports with them when they start a new school so that they have starting points. 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Paediatric first aid, food hygiene, childcare qualifications minimum of a level 2, safeguarding training. We all attend regular training and I complete regular staff supervisions to ensure I highlight areas for professional development 

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

We encourage self care and independent learning by encouraging and supporting each child through mile stones 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Through a learning journey book, holding learning journey workshops, sending out termly progress reports and online journals. Daily handovers, sending home communication books. We aim to work in partnership with each family by embracing and including their ideas and views into each weeks planning of activities for each child.  We work in partnership with other setting that children attend.

Our complaints policy

Please visit our setting to read our policy in person. 


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Fully accessible, large accessible doors and ramped access

Facilities we have for personal care

Toilets, hand washing, shower room

Specialist resources we have

We source as required, please visit us to see the range of toys and resources available 

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Through planning of activities, risk assessments and prior preparation of equipment needed

Last updated: 06/04/2020

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