Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Humphrey, Miss Lesley Ann

Childminder able to offer Free Entitlement to 9 months, 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Provide a caring and educational play setting. good Ofsted report October 2020. Learn through planned activities, exploring and investigating the environment, while visiting beaches, woods, parks and farms. Craft activities also available. Forest School trained and will be exercising this area in school holiday for older children. My name is Lesley and I am a fully qualified nursery nurse however have been childminding in my home for the last 20 years. I live in the Creekmoor / Broadstone area of Poole, Dorset. BH177YH I am a very active childminder, following the Early Years foundation syllabus for babies up to 5 years old. I am able to claim all government funding from 9 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years old children. I encourage independence for my children and spend lots of time outside on walks and on trips to country parks, beaches and the woods with lots of bug hunting, den building and adventures. I also attend social meeting childminders at drop in centres twice a month and arranged events. I also have a dedicated craft area in my home for children to explore their creative sides. My garden, I have just made a new mud kitchen, digger area, a wildlife area, sand and water play and a water wall to encourage problem solving, science and engineering. I really enjoy gardening, growing vegetables and flowers with the children linking my setting with the children's home life by growing at home with their parents. I am a forest school leaders course level 3, as I feel the great outdoors is the way forwards for children of all ages. Nurture by nature from a young age, while learning and having fun. The children and I enjoy music and movement and we have just started children's yoga at home.
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Venue/Contact Details
01202 569254
07548 535649
BH17 7YH
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Childcare type
Provision type
  • Childminder
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 year old entitlement
  • Playroom
  • Car Parking
  • Computers
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Separate Sleeping Area
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 07:00-17:30, Tuesday 07:00-17:30, Wednesday 07:00-17:30, Thursday 07:00-17:30, Friday 07:00-17:30
  • All Year Round
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
Costs of over 8s care is £6.00 per hour.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 5 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Referral process:
  • Initial contact should be made by telephone.
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
2 space vacancy from April 2024 Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 5.30 pm 03 months 2-5+years hours flexible 3 spaces September 2024 Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 5.30 pm 03 months 2-5+years Hours flexible Holiday care for older children
Number of vacancies
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Eating Or Drinking
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Toileting & Hygiene
  • Visual Impairment
Languages spoken
  • English
Religious / cultural provision:
Religious ethos with the Church of England
Special dietary provision
Children bring own food - lunch box
SEND Local Offer SEND

Section 1 - How do you communicate with the parent/carer whose child has SEND?

1a) How they can arrange a visit and/or see you in action?

Parents can phone, email, text to arrange a visit

1b) What are some of the things they will see to welcome them to your setting?

Parents will see a very well equipped setting with doors opening on to the lower garden. Craft area, sand and water areas small world areas, mud kitchen and gardening opportunities

1c) What different ways do you use to communicate with parents?

I mainly communicate with parents by talking to them, text messaging, email and by letters for information and dates so they always have a copy.

Daily diary only if requested or needed.

1d) How can parents contribute or share ideas for you to consider to make communication with you more effective?

By talking is the only way I use. If the parents want to write a letter of ideas

1e) If the parent/carer is unhappy with your provision, what should they do?

I would like to feel that they could talk to me and hope we can find a solution.

Section 2 - How will you help to settle the child into your setting?

2a) State some of the things the parent/carer will see when their child first starts at your setting

I always settle a child in to my setting by having 2 visits, so I can get to know the child on the first visit any health information, medical forms and contracts. Ask question about the child and family what they like to play with or any comforters. Talking and playing with the child to form a bond.

The second visit bonding with the child for a while and see if the parents and child are happy to leave the child for a short time.

Section 3 - What help and support does your setting offer to SEND children to move rooms or move on to school?

I am a childminder and the only time I will need to move children is to school which I will fill in the necessary paperwork along with the Child's learning and development folder. I have made visits to the schools before and meet the teachers.

3a) How do you ensure the child is happy and learning as they move from room to room?

I am a childminder this does not happen!

3b) How do you ensure the child remains happy and learning as they move from you on to another setting?

The only way would be communicating with the parents and the child.

Section 4 - How do you understand and discover how the child learns?

4a) How do you measure the child’s learning to try to discover any additional educational needs they might have?

I observe the child and complete a child development graph and guidelines and work out the Child's next step by seeing if there are any areas of the Child's learning I can develop.

When working closely with children every day, I can see how the child is developing and will automatically be aware of any development delays (just years of experience.)

4b) How will you make sure that what you are teaching meets the needs of the child?

I always assess every child when they first attend my setting and observe if there are any areas of development I need to focus on and I use next steps of development after every observation this will enable me to meet every Child's needs.

4c) How will you make sure that the child is having fun and enjoys learning through play?

I have been working with children for 30 years and been on numerous courses mainly on play and activities for all ages of children. I always provide exciting outside, inside activities and crafts.

The way I set out my setting I can see and tell if a child enjoys learning through play.

4d) Which experts and other professionals do you liaise with?

I liaise with other childminders in my area and starting to work with parents for a child with English as a second language with a speech therapist.

4e) When some children need a higher level of SEND support how do you go about making sure they get the support they need?

refer to other agencies: LA Early Leaming & Inclusion Team, Health Visiting Teams, Children's Centre, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, CDC

4f) How do you ensure that the views of parents/carers and children are included in this specialist work?

The carers, parents and children with have a chance to express their concerns at meeting and by filling in paper work or writing a letter.

Section 5 - Inclusive Practice and SEND training and expertise within this organisation

5a) What range of training and expertise do your staff have?

As a childminder I do not employ any staff

5b) What are the ways in which you fully involve children with SEN and/or disabilities?

  • Indoor

I will treat them as an individual and plan activities around their needs whether I have to make some activities accessible by adding equipment for the child to achieve small steps

  • Outdoor

I will treat them as an individual and plan activities around their needs whether I have to make some activities accessible by adding equipment for the child to achieve small steps

  • Trips out of the setting

As a childminder going on trips is a main area i always risk assess for every child any additional equipment and common sense and knowing the children I care for every day.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised as:
  • 2 Year Old Early Education Provider
  • 30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
  • Tax Free Childcare Provider
  • 3 and 4 Year Old Early Education Provider