Ms Luana Gardiner

I am an experienced childminder (15+ years), mum to 2 grown up boys, love being outside playing and want to share that enthusiasm with the little ones I care for here. I am a member of the Forest Childcare Association, we visit "wild" spaces, where we spend time in the great outdoors, throughout the year, exploring new environments for fun and learning opportunities. I have a large enclosed garden at home for outdoor play, which has direct access from the sunny playroom, full of natural open ended resources to encourage your children to choose freely what to do each day. I use an online system to share photographs and news of our adventures and ask parents for their input, to guide and inform our plans for the following weeks. This ensures that your children can really follow their own interests and be involved and engaged in their play. These online diaries are made available for you to input your own photos and comments to cherish in the years to come. I also have experience in carin


01305 261541
Mobile: 07519 619579


Venue address
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-17:00
Tue: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:00-17:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£5.75 per Hour
Cost variations
If you are accessing funding hours, an additional service charge will be made for a fully flexible contract, which includes all cooked meals, snacks and sundries.
Additional Information

Registered childminder - I have been graded as outstanding at my last Ofsted inspection, February 2013. I work alone, however, I am still registered to work with up to 2 other childminders, this will only be put in place if I feel the additional help will be beneficial to your children due to their specific needs. I offer overnight care and respite care on an individual basis - please phone for details. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours.

Is overnight care available?
Age Range
0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
25/01/2013 Outstanding View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, facilities for intimate care for children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
I have experience in working with children with special educational needs and have worked with with a primary school, to integrate a child with specific difficulties into mainstream education. I also hold a Diploma in Working with children with special educational needs and have studied a specific module within my degree that covers inclusion and diversity within the early years, with the Open University.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

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Address: Dorchester  Dorset

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