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Lorraine Hall

We aim to provide a home from home style of care working closely with families to encourage and support the natural progression in learning and development of each individual child. There is a wide range of equipment and activities both indoors and outside.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lorraine Hall
Contact Position
01304 369544

Where to go


When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 13 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 6
Tuesday 7.30 6
Wednesday 7.30 6
Thursday 7.30 6
Friday 7.30 6

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Worth Primary School
Kingsdown & Ringwould CEP School
Hornbeam Primary School
Warden House Primary School
Deal Parochial CEP School
Sholden CEP School
Downs CEP School, The
By arrangement
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Part time hours available , Please contact for information
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 4 1
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Horse Riding, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Languages, See-Saw, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Library - Book Trolley, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/10/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
29/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
13/06/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/01/2020Inspection (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)

There is no set pattern of hours and they can be worked around each individuals needs.

I am able to work with other settings offering picks or drop offs.

Service status


Local Offer


Equal Opportunities


We will treat each child as an individual and with equal concern. Each child will have the chance to learn and develop in all activities. Each child will be able to develop at their own pace taking into account their age and stage of development. Each child will be listened to whatever their form of communication and responded to in an appropriate manner and with respect. Each child’s own identity, culture, gender, ethnicity, home language and any SEND needs will be treated with positive attitudes and respect.

All equipment is available to all children.

We will ask parents/ carers for information about their child’s specific needs whether cultural or religious and dietary or SEND requirements.

The parent/carers need’s will also be considered.

We will work with other professionals and parents/carers communicating by whatever means are appropriate to the individual needs of that child, keeping confidentiality and respecting the family. Where other professionals are already involved we will ensure good communication and records are keep securely and confidential. We will attend meetings and fill out paperwork as required. Observations of a child would be used to identify a need to seek help from other childcare professionals only with the permission of the parent/carer. The observations made by parents/carers would also be used to assess the child’s need.

Special Needs Support

Observations from all areas will come together to highlight a need in one or more areas.

They will be able to speak to me at any time, I will do my best to find out information and sign post in the right direction.

I am willing to be part of any program put in place within the boundaries of the setting.

Training will also be sort if required. 

I will keep you informed throughout any proccess, you will be part of that and your input will be valued.

I will be responsible for all updates from the setting.

I will be constantly looking at the effectiveness of the support I am providing and ways to improve

More one to one time could be given

Quiet area

More time and supprt

Use of different areas floor, table, pushchair

Specialist equipment could be sourced 

I will be speaking to the parent/carer on a daily basis 

Contact book for myself and parent/carer to fill in 

Invited to all meetings

Feed back from these can help plan all learning.

Prescribed Medication can be given with full details being recorded in the medication book with parent/carer permission.

Liquid Paracetamol/Ibuprofen (the Childs own) can be given with permission by the parent/carer in advance and on day that it is administered

It is our policy never to use any form of physical punishments, frighten or humiliate a child in our care. We as adults will be demonstrating the positive and appropriate behaviour that we expect the children within the setting to follow. When negative behaviour occurs the child will be asked to stop and an explanation will be given as to why and what is a better way to behave at a level of their understanding.

  • This will take the form of a verbal request to stop or change unexpectable behaviour
  • This will then be followed by 3 verbal warnings.
  • Then time out away from activities with an adult 1 minute per year of age for the age of the child.

A focus will be put on positive behaviour and the negative ignored if possible. If a child is hurt then that child will be the priority and then an explanation will be given to the other child involved about their behaviour at a level of their understanding.

I will expect good manners and respect for ourselves, family, pets and my home and property from each child, parent/carer. This will also be modelled by ourselves.

No staff are SEND trained but are willing to train to help support individual needs and requirements

I have completed SEND awareness courses  

By planning with their needs in mind at all times

Use equipment to help i.e. pushchair

More staff, helpers

Training will be updated yearly or as required.

Not very but a ramp could be used to access the building if required

As i work from my home i do not have a specific bathroom but an area could be adapted for this use

Once in the building all rooms are accessible.

Other languages will be supported with resouces in that language to help comunication.

Lots of visits and infromation will be sort from the parent/carers

Settling in sessions before starting 

Home visits

Training as required

Equipment to meet the needs

All information willl be shared with permission.


My self Lorraine Hall


Parents are offered to give feedback in the contact books and on the review in the learning journey.

Complaints should be made verbally to our self’s and hopefully can be rectified immediately or a solution found to suit both parties. A written complaint will also be dealt with as soon as possible, with in 28 days. If the complaint cannot be dealt with between myself and the parent/carer other agencies will be contacted.

Any complaints regarding a child welfare issue should be made to Ofsted immediately.

If I have a complaint about a parent/carer I will inform the police and Ofsted.

Any money related complaints that cannot be dealt with by myself and the parent/carer will be forwarded to the citizen’s advice bureau.

A detailed record of all complaints will be maintained and appropriate information will be made available to the parents/carers on request.



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