Skip to main content

Kirsty Rachel Howard

Do you want a small setting for you child? 
I have been a registered childminder for 15 years, but have always worked in childcare either as a private nanny or in nurseries.

I like to take the children out to various places including parks, wildlife parks, the beach, forest and lots of other places. We like to do crafts and I have an enclosed garden. I meet up with another childminder every day so I have a home from home setting but the children also benefit from playing with other children in larger groups.

Please take a look at my Facebook page to see some of the places we go and activities we do.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kirsty Howard
Contact Position

Where to go


I live in a small village just outside Cheriton, Folkestone

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 17:00
Thursday 08:00 17:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
6.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Please contact me for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
I may have a vacancy, so please contact me
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months School age 0
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Literacy and Numeracy, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library Visits, Stories
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

I accept the free entitlement for 2,3 and 4 year olds.

Additional Information relating to the Standard and Additional rates.
Free Early Education - FEE

This is based on a core offer of 570 hours taken over no less than 38, and no more than 48 weeks a year.

The universal offer is for 15 hours of FEE/childcare per week, between the hours of 8am-6pm, of no more than ten hours can be taken each day. I also accept the extended FEE for eligible children. This is based on an offer of between 38-570 hours of FEE being taken over no less than 38 weeks.

I charge an optional voluntary payment which will be discussed with parents/ guardians when signing contracts. Which covers the cost of extra curriculum activities, such as outings.

Service status


Local Offer





















Special Needs Support

I regularly monitor your childs development - which includes termly reports, a 2 year check and general day to day development.

I complete regular training on SEND and with my experience this helps me to identify if your child has SEND.


I will talk to you on drop off and collection times and I use 'Baby Days' to let you know about your childs day, with photos and their developmental progress. I can also arrange a time for a phone call to talk to you if it's easier.


The EYFS is an educational framework which allows me to plan for your child. I observe, assess and plan for your child within the 7 specified areas.


I will adapt my setting to ensure that your child receives the best learning and teaching for their needs.

I keep all training up to date and would do specific training for your child if needed. I will also work with other professionals that may be involved in your childs needs.

I use the online 'Baby Days' system, which allows me to put all of your childs progress and development onto. You have a personal log in just for your own child, where you can view your childs progress and photos . It also allows you the opportunity to comment and give feed back.

All activities and trips are planned and will be adapted if needed to meet your childs needs.


Unfortunately my setting is not accessible for wheelchair users.

I will communicate with the new setting and pass on tracker and progress reports.

I regularly evaluate and assess my setting. I ask parents to complete a questionnaire to help with this.


You will need to contact myself. We can then arrange a time for you to come and visit my setting and discuss settling in days etc.

I use questionnaires for feedback. I also welcome comments on drop off / pick up.

A parent recently commented on how happy their child looks in photos and that they are very happy with the varied activities and trips that we do.


Sign in to write a review


This directory has been set up to help you find local services and events available in your area. We make reasonable efforts to make sure that all information provided in the directory is accurate and up to date, but we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors in information. It is the responsibility of each individual service to update their information. For more information read our disclaimer.

Give website feedback

green smiley (good) orange smiley (average) red smiley (poor)