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Emily Louise Mepstead

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based in Iwade.

I provide a childminding service for children aged 4 months upwards Monday to Friday between 7:15am and 6:00pm available for 46-48 weeks per year.

I offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds (up to 30 hours a week) and information is available on request.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emily Mepstead
Contact Position

Where to go

Redwing Avenue

I am a married mother of three children; Oscar, Caitlin and Imogen.

My husband, Tom is a serving Police Inspector in Kent Police.

We have lived in Iwade since 2012 and have a beautiful 5 bedroom linked detached property.

I previously worked for Kent Police for 14 years and 9 of those were as an Intelligence Analyst.

My setting is a family home with a conservatory opening onto a garden. Play and learning facilities are available both indoors and outside. The design of the downstairs is open plan and there is a clear view from the kitchen to the rest of the downstairs. 

We have two family pets - Freddie, the Cockapoo and Willow,cat. Both have been brought up with children.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year, Shift Patterns, Bank Holidays, School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 4 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:15 17:30
Tuesday 07:15 18:00
Wednesday 07:15 18:00
Thursday 07:15 17:30
Friday 07:15 17:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.75 Per hour
£47.00 Per day
£4.75 Before School
£19.00 After School
£26 Per half day
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Iwade School
For school drop off children will need to be at the setting at the latest at 08:10. School drop off costs are a fixed rate of £4.75.
Cost details
School holiday childcare is available for over 5s and this cost is £39 per day.

All costs include breakfast

snacks and activities.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
Please contact me for further information.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 6
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Music, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library Visits, Stories

I will make special amendments to meals and snacks to comply with all dietary requirements.

I welcome children from all backgrounds and cultures. I allocate places on a first come first serve basis. If I do not have space available I run a waiting list system and if a place becomes available I will offer this space to the child at the top of the list.

I offer free settling in sessions to get your child to meet me, other children and to feel confidence and comfortable in their new surroundings.

Sessions are available as half days or full days.

Freshly prepared and cooked meals daily.

High standard of hygiene - hand gel freely available, hand washing facilities. Children's own bedding that is changed and washed regularly (for those who sleep), gloves, sterilising equipment.

Early Years Foundation Stage framework is followed.

Parents/Carers will recieve access to Kinderly, an online system providing parents/carers with their child's daily diary, observations, photos & videos and termly reports.

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/08/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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 offer free for 2 funding, universal 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds and extended 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.

These will be term time only and can be used for any pattern of childcare on discussion. Not limited to a certain amount of hours per day.

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