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Sharon Jane Powell

Little Willows Eary Years Education and Care.  Childminder and Home Educator.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Powell
Contact Position
Childminder MA ECE and BA (HONS) 1st Class ECEC
01304 812925
01304 613664

Where to go

Sharon Powell Childminder and Home Educator
Barnsole Road

Little Willows Early Years Care and Education is located within a beautiful rural location.  I have a detached bungalow with a fully equipped, purpose use playroom.  I have large fully enclosed gardens with a sandpit, water play and messy play.  I am an advocate for sustainability and support young children to explore, respect and nurture their world around them.  I provide a child-led, nature pedagogy that regulary offers a classroom with no walls.  We have a vegetable garden where the children help to grow homegrown produce.  The children use the wormery to place their food waste after meal times that makes compost. This supports their understanding of the amazing eco-system of the worms that live underground.   There are plenty of safe country walks that we use on a daily basis.  I provide waterproofs and wellies.  There is a play park 5 minute walk from setting that has a huge playing field and wooded arears within it that we often explore too.  

I facilitate the singing at the Staple Parent and Toddler Group.  I take along resources from my setting such as the parachute, puppets and toys to help extend the singing session.  

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 5 month(s) to 16 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
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
£5.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
£1.50 per day for healthy snacks and a light lunch.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Please contact for details
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 48 months
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Computers / It, Swimming, Cookery, Drama, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Themed Sessions, Trike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Healthy Living, Woodwork, Kitchen, Library Visits, Life Skills, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Paddling Pool, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Play Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Sewing, Books, Bike, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Support Group

I have recently completed my academic journey at Canterbury Christ Church University.  I am truly grateful that KCC offered me a bursary so that I could attend higher education so that I have theory to support my everyday practice.  I started with the  Foundation Degree studied in two years with distinction. Batchelor of Arts with Honours Degree in one year with distinction. I loved studying so much that I self funded my Master of Arts that I completed in one year. Early childhood theories and practice runs through my veins. Give me a classroom with no walls and no screens. The sights and sounds of children exploring the outdoors, learning through play gives me a great sense of awe amd wonder. 

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


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