ABC Childminding

ABC childminding is located on the border of Highcliffe and Mudeford and offers friendly, flexible and affordable childcare in a 'home from home' environment. Care provided is of a very high standard and flexible hours can be accommodated. Children are encouraged to have fun and be independent through play and we attend various playgroups to increase their social awareness. We also enjoy regular trips to the beach, library, local parks and The New Forest. Within the setting we have a light and spacious playroom with free-flow access into the garden area. A selection of varied resources allow extensive opportunities for children to learn and flourish, keeping small hands and busy minds occupied!


01425 277693
Mobile: 07990 683363


Venue address
BH23 4LR


Opening times
Mon: 07:30-18:00
Tue: 07:30-18:00
Wed: 07:30-18:00
Thu: 07:30-18:00
Fri: 07:30-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
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School pickup
St Mark's Primary School : AM/PM
£4.50 per Hour
Cost variations
Meals can be provided: Breakfast £1, Lunch £1.50, Dinner £2. Increased rate of £9 per hour for care requested outside standard hours. Cost for overnight care to be negotiated.
Additional Information
Quality Assured Registered Childminder. Ofsted Grading - Good. Babysitting service also available - price on application.
Age Range
0 years 6 months to 16 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
14/04/2016 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
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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Parking availability information
Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Attended Practical Inclusion and SENCO training.
Record Last Updated

SEN & Disabilities Local Offer

Contact Name
Jackie Pitt
Contact Telephone
01425 277693
Contact Email

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In line with the Early Years' Foundation Stage, Children's developmental progress is monitored regularly. Observations are carried out weekly and these cover all 7 areas of learning.  The observations are logged on a tracker so it is easy to identify if a child is not meeting the correct developmental milestones relevant to their age. All the information regarding a child's learning forms part of their 'Learning Journey'  which is reviewed on a termly basis and the information shared and discussed with parents.

 How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Each member of staff in the setting has their own key children which means that each member of staff knows their children's individual needs and care can be tailored accordingly.  The key worker is responsible for keeping each child's observations and learning journeys up to date.  They will monitor the areas of development which need more input and plan activities to progress the child's development in these areas.  

 How will the curriculum be matched to my child's or young person's needs?

Varied activities are offered each day which cover the different areas of learning.  Specific activities are also implemented to support the child's individual learning needs.  In addition, children have the opportunity to play with a wide range of toys and resources of their own choosing.  We spend time outdoors exploring our local environment and visiting different playgroups.

 How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

The observations and Learning Journeys are ongoing and these are shared on a termly basis with parents.  From this we can discuss any areas you feel you would like to focus on more both at home and in the setting.  Ideas for suitable activities can be discussed and planned for.  A more formative summative assessment is completed every 6 months and if together we feel further assistance is needed, we can seek further professional support. 

 What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

At ABC Childminding all staff are committed to providing a high standard of care to all children.  Each has attended safeguarding training, Paediatric First Aid training and is DBS checked.  The setting's SENCO has recently attended SENCO and Practical Inclusion training and is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce.  The setting is risk assessed daily as are any outings and playgroups to ensure that all children are safe and secure at all times.



 What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

I am part of the DQIS scheme run by Dorset County Council which means I get additional support from an Early Years' advisor at monthly meetings or as and when required.  I am part of the Christchurch Childminding Network where I can get help and advice from other more experienced childminders.  I am a member of PACEY who offer useful information and further training opportunities.  I am also a member of TREATS Toy Library which gives access to various different resources including sensory toys and bi-lingual books and DVDs.

 What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce

SENCO Training

Practical Inclusion

Foundations for Communication and Language

I have recently undertaken training with a specialist deaf teacher to allow me to provide support to a child with hearing difficulties. 


 How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All activities and outings are planned in advance and careful consideration given to ensure all children can take part in the activity.  Risk assessments are carried out to ensure that equipment is safe and there is wheelchair access if required. 

 How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

My home and childminding setting is a semi-detached house with access via the front or rear of the property.  The front entrance has a step which would make wheelchair access difficult.  The rear of the property can be accessed via a gate and although there is a small step at the entrance there are double doors which would make wheelchair access slightly easier.  

There is a downstairs toilet available to use.


 How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

All children are encouraged to be independent and support offered if it is needed. When moving on to a new phase, I work together with parents to plan how this can be made easier.  Activities are planned and visits arranged to try and make the change a positive experience for all.

 How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

When taking on a new child I will firstly discuss with parents / specialists what, if any, additional equipment or resources are needed.   If I do not have the relevant equipment or resources required I will ensure these are in place prior to the child starting their first day in the setting.

 How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

This would depend on the circumstances for each individual child and after discussion with parents / specialists a decision would be made as to what provision would be needed.  I would need to consider all children in the setting and the overall impact that this would have.  

 How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

I feel that communication is extremely important to ensure that children feel settled and happy and to ensure that there is consistency to ensure all parties are happy with the level and standard of care given.  I keep parents informed about our activities with monthly parent pages and regular updates on my Facebook page and website.  Regular informal chats, termly reviews and summative assessments will all ensure that communication about the child's development is maintained.  Parents are always free to contact me by phone or email to discuss any details or concerns about their child's care.

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