Skip to main content

Holly Nicola Crowhurst

Offering fun, friendly and educational childcare in Tonbridge. Before having children of my own, I was a teacher. I now enjoy the variety that comes with looking after little ones; lots of crafts, sensory play, outdoor activities and outings including library visits, soft play and local parks and farms. Please get in touch if you are looking for help with your childcare requirements.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Holly Crowhurst
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07540 990923
01732366500
E-mail
hollycrowhurst@hotmail.com

Where to go

Address
Tonbridge
Kent
Postcode
TN10

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year, School Holidays Only
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 6 year(s), 12 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00am 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am 6.00pm
Other Availability
Ad hoc childcare may be available during school holiday times

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
6.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
Yes
Details
Shipbourne Primary School
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
Please enquire to find out whether I can meet your childcare requirements
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
1 5 2
0 5 2
5 7 5
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
01/02/2022
Facilities
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Bouncy Castle, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills
Other facilities information
I offer a home from home childcare setting from domestic premises.
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY497596
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
19/10/2018Inspection (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 the 15 'Universal' funded hours to help families meet the costs of childcare. Please enquire for further details.

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

I welcome all children into my childminding setting, and work closely with families to ensure their child's needs can be met fully throughout their time with me.

Special Needs Support

I have some experience in previous jobs working with children with additional needs and SEND.  I form strong relationships with my families and there is always time to discuss any concerns I might have and work closely together to get the support your child and your whole family might need. I have links with our local Children's Centre so would be able to involve outside agencies should your family welcome some extra support in identifying additional needs or SEND. I have small adult to child ratio's to enable me to get to know your child really well, helping me to identify their needs and act upon them quickly and efficiently.

You will have a show-around of my setting and make sure it is right for your little ones needs. I create Learning Journey's for all children in my care so you can see your child's progress. I send information home daily to communicate your child's activities, food, sleep, toileting and also send photos/videos to parents throughout the childcare session.

I work very much on a personal level with each and every one of the children I care for, I plan termly to suit each and every child's current needs.

Having worked previously as a teacher, I have a wealth of experience in differientation with teaching strategies. I will review and plan to ensure each child is able to access the learning opportunities and make appropriate developmental progress. I am available to discuss your child's needs every day your child attends. I also offer parent consultations when the setting isn't open in order to allow a more focused discussion time should it be needed.

I regularly update my professional development and knowledge of Early Years by attending different training courses. This allows me to consistently provide the best care I can, and to meet your child's individual needs.

Every child's progress will be monitored against the Early Years Foundations Stage and the seven areas of learning. I will communicate your child's progress verbally on a daily basis, via photo messaging, during parent consultation meetings and within each child's '2 year development review.' I encourage families to share with me their child's learning and meeting developmental milestones when they are away from my setting.

I plan on such an individual basis I can ensure I provide inclusion in all areas and make plans to make the environments and activities accessible to your child's individual needs.

I currently am not a wheelchair accessible setting, however I welcome all families into my setting, so would welcome you for a visit to see if I can meet your child's individual needs.

I have contact with all other settings your child attends. I write to them to share your child's progress with your permission. I share ideas and next steps to ensure a consistent flow between us all. I write a record of transfer for your child as they leave my setting to school. I share all I have learnt about your child and their need's to give them a nice head start on getting to know your child, thus initiating a smoother transition between settings.

I regularly reflect on my own practise and discuss with other professionals within the childcare sector. I send out questionnaires to give you lots of opportunity for feedback. I want to work closely with you and strive to improve my setting in order to be the best I can be; I want to know what works and what doesn't so I can evaluate and change my practise accordingly.

Holly Crowhurst

Compliments and complaints are sent to me via email and I respond to these as soon as possible.

Disclaimer:

This directory has been set up to help you find local services and events available in your area. We make reasonable efforts to make sure that all information provided in the directory is accurate and up to date, but we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors in information. It is the responsibility of each individual service to update their information. For more information read our disclaimer.

Give website feedback

green smiley (good) orange smiley (average) red smiley (poor)