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Claire Joanne Zannetti

Hi i am a childminder who is located in the Westbrook Area, Margate. I work with my husband and daughter who are both safeguarded and first aid trained. I have 30 years childcare experience and have been Graded Outstanding on Two consecutive inspections.

We collect from Garlinge Primary.

We offer full time care, term time, school holidays and wrap around care for ages 4 weeks to 12 years.

We are able to offer 2 year and 3-4 year funding. Funding hours ard offered Mon-Thurs 8am-5.45pm flexible hours available.

Working hours are Mon-Thurs 7.30am - 5.45pm

We have a well equipped free flow setting with a large enclosed garden, qualified  in BSL level one. 

For more details on our setting visit our work facebook site. Jo's Playtime, or you can arrange a visit. Thanks Jo

Who to contact

Contact Name
Joanne zannetti
Contact Position
01843 298963

Where to go


On the main number 8 bus route to Canterbury and Margate.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 12 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 17:45
Tuesday 07:30 17:45
Wednesday 07:30 17:45
Thursday 07:30 17:45

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Garlinge Primary School
We only do Garlinge collection.
Cost details
Pre-school £4.50 an hour
Term time only £4.50 an hour
School holidays only £4.50 an hour
Child care vouchers accepted
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
Mon-Thurs 7.30-2.45
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Kitchen, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Childminding Link Group
Other facilities information
Regular trips and Outings

Our setting runs at full capicity and is a lively environment, we cater for many children of different abilities. we may not suit a child who struggles with noise or a busy environment, but we invite you to arrange a visit if you think we are what your looking for.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language British, English
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
30/01/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
20/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
06/02/2020Inspection (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)

We are available to offer funded hours 8-5.45 Mon-Thurs flexible care available. 

We are open 50 weeks a year. Occasional days off may be required but usually stated a year in advance.

Wrap around care is available at £4.50 hr.

30 hrs are free of charge.

Pack lunch is required for lunch time.

A provider agreement and privacy policy must be signed when accepting a funded space.


Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

The childrens progress are monitored within the setting using progress trackers and regular reviews, if a child a falling below expected levels we will discuss the best cause of action to take and sign post to relevant help and assistance.

We have experience with speach and language difficulties and offer basic signing  and baby signing.

We complete regular progress reviews where you can add any concerns that may arise.

We also have daily  contact books for you to pass on any messages.

Each child is planned for individually, we include the childs interests to help encourage and promote learning.

We are an inclusive practise and  will adapt all activities and outings to meet all ages and stages of development. This includes cultural preferences.

You will be kept updated on your childs day with regular whatsapp posts to help you feel included in your childs learning.

We offer individual planning and have experience with targeted planning and working in partnership with other specialist providers.  We invite specialist teachers into the setting who need monitoring within the learning environment. We also work along side  the specialist teachers to delver the additional support that may be required.

Regular reviews, verbal discussions and parent questionnaires.

All activities/outings are adaptable to all ages stages and ability.

Unfortunately access is limited for wheelchairs as door width would not allow as we are a residential setting. 

We use transition reports and promote school readiness during the final terms before school. Quite often we collect from the schools the children will be attending so that children are used to the external school environment.

We teach independent skills, letter recognition,  phonic, handwriting skills. We have a uniform and homework system in place to help with the transition. 

We have a  good relationships with our parents and encourage open discussion of any concerns. 

You should contact Joanne zannetti owner childminder. We will discuss your requirements and arrange a visit. A link will be sent to my closed work Facebook group to enable you to see what activities are on offer.

We have regular parents views forms and a comments book available. We also use daily diaries to pass messages if needed.

Reviews can be found on from past and present parents.


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