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Karoline Anne Francis Mayne Longhurst

Ofsted registered childminder with over 17 years experience. I offer the children in my care a wide variety of experiences both within my setting and further afield. Within my setting I have a playroom for the children to explore, a large garden with many play apparatus including swings, climbing frame, slide, playhouse, trampoline, bikes, scooters, sand pit and water table and much more. My aim is to be flexible to meet parents childcare needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karoline longhurst
Contact Position
Registered childminder
01474 852 724

Where to go

West Kingsdown

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 6 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Friday 07:00 18:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
West Kingsdown C.E. (V.C.) Primary School
West kingsdown pre school
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Scooter, Reading, Air Conditioned, Books, Bouncy Castle, Ball Pit, Bike, Songs, Slide, Library Visits
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
After consultation with parents.

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 currently have children accessing both universal (15 hour) and extended (30 hour) funded childcare, I am also registered for the Tax Free Government voucher scheme via childcare choices. 

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

When first meeting with parents I discuss if they have any concerns they may have regarding their child's development, taking into account the child's individual interests.

Once a child has started with myself I will put together a baseline assessment using the development matters document through observations.

I also carry out a 2 year progress check, this is a statutory assessment along with continued observations, any development concerns or delays may be recognised and will be discussed with parents and a plan can also be put in place for next steps.


I will chat/discuss with parents giving feedback on how your child is progressing, parents also inform myself of things that are happening at home.

Photos are shared via WhatsApp, I also keep a development photo book for parents to view when they wish.

Every child is unique and develops at a different pace, where I recognise this I plan daily routines in the EYFS areas to suit all the stages of development and will therefore adapt them accordingly for each child's needs where possible.


Once I've had a chat with parents regarding their child's needs I will assess my daily planning to ensure it meets the needs of their child.

I will discuss what works at home and my setting with regards to equipment, routines, favourite places, toys and to help the child within my setting, building relationships, confidence, self-esteem, and joining in.

I will seek additional training if I feel it is required.


I will look at additional training in the interest of the children in my care. I will also look into other agencies if required.

I will also recommend parents have a conversation with the healthcare professionals (health visitor/ Doctor) if necessary I will write observations that can be passed on to others.

Daily face-to-face contact with parents and via WhatsApp.


As I am a small setting all children are able to take part in the same activities.

All my trips and outings are inclusive, I risk assess trips and outings ensuring I have the correct equipment to safeguard children in my care.

Unfortunately my home layout is not accessible for wheelchair access.


I will be happy to provide an up to date progress report for your child detailing their likes/interests and dislikes.

I also welcome any visit from schools or other settings your child is transferring to in order for them to see your child in my setting.


I offer an informal chat to prospective parents, this is where we discuss and arrange settling in sessions where parents are welcome to attend to ease the transition.


Karoline Longhurst (see above)

To arrange an informal meeting at the setting.


Feedback is generally verbal from parents, complaints can be made to myself or through Ofsted details are displayed on a poster within my setting. I also have a complaints/concerns procedure that I follow within my policies of which parents are given upon completion of contracts.



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