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Lucy Applewhite Childminding
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Our primary aim is to work in partnership with you to provide a safe, caring, home from home environment for your child. How we do this is by providing maximum opportunities through explorative play with a variety of themes and activities. 

We Monitor this by recording your child’s progress throughout the year on an online learning journey, which has lots of pictures and art work for you to eventually take home and treasure. 

Our setting is not only equipped for young children but right up to the age of 12years. We have computers & Ipads for home work and offer a homework support club. We have a range of equipment and toys for all ages and stages of development and our garden is generously equipped with climbing frames, play house, ride along toys, balls, sand and water and many more choices of educational equipment. 

Our team offer you over 13 years combined experience in nurseries, after school clubs and home based childcare settings.

We are continuously adapting our skills and knowledge to keep up with best practise and pride ourselves on the fact that we are always looking to improve so we can offer you the best.

We cater for children from age ranges 0yrs to 12 yrs and have experience in special needs. We are open 5 days a week and operate from 7am till 6.30pm (but we are not limited to these times). We are registered for over night care. Pick up and drop for the Newquay area is available but limited spaces so please enquire.

We would like to welcome you to come along to a stay and play session (free of charge). Please contact us to arrange a time.

We can offer you flexible government funded hours for 2,3&4 years olds 15hrs and 30hrs available please call for more info

Qualifications held 

12hr mandatory Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children NSPCC Child Protection training course
multi agency Safeguarding children with disabilities
Common Assessment Framework and TAC
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
Ofsted registered, DBS checked Assistants who hold a full paediatric first aid certificates and are level 3 qualified in childcare and education.
Full references available for all members of staff

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


Newquay Zoo

Porth Beach 

Hendra Holiday Park




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 snack, meals and trips 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

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: 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 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 2 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 the teacher to visit our setting and we attend the school for 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: 17/12/2018

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