Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Pawling, Mrs Janice

My name is Jan and I am an Outstanding Ofsted registered childminder living in Canford Heath. I work together with my husband David, who is also an Outstanding Ofsted registered and insured childminder. Having a male, as well as the more traditional female carer, allows us to provide 'balanced' care. This is really beneficial and our families are delighted to confirm the positive impact it has had. We have a secure garden with varied play equipment as well as indoor toys and activities to suit all ages. We visit local Toddler Groups and the Children Centre as well as trips to Farmer Palmers, various parks and the beach to name but a few! We provide nutritious snacks and have separate sleeping areas for the children. We provide all equipment and can arrange pick up from local pre-schools. If you are looking for a safe, fun and stimulating 'home from home' environment for your child as well as a reliable and flexible service for yourself, then please don't hesitate to give us a call for an informal chat.
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Venue/Contact Details
Canford Heath
BH17 9DH
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Childcare type
Provision type
  • Childminder
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 year old entitlement
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Pets
  • Quiet Area
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Separate Sleeping Area
  • Visits and Outings
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 07:30-17:00, Tuesday 07:30-17:00, Wednesday 07:30-17:00, Thursday 07:30-17:00, Friday 07:30-16:00
  • Overnight
  • All Year Round
Cost per day: £45.00, Cost per hour: £5.50
Other Costs:
Childcare Vouchers and the Government voucher scheme accepted. We accept 2 3 and 4 year old funding. Daily minimum rate of £45.00 charged per day Holiday care available. Term time contracts available but we do charge a retainer fee of half the normal rate during all holidays
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 12 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Referral process:
  • Initial contact should be made by telephone, text or email and an informal meeting can be arranged. Available spaces can be reserved with a refundable deposit.
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
From May 2024: We are currently full until September 2025 however please contact us for holiday cover vacancies.
Number of vacancies
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
Languages spoken
  • English
Religious / cultural provision:
No strong religious ethos
Special dietary provision
Willing to work with parents to accommodate and have experience of looking after children with allergies.
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 / carers can contact us on 07881 827414, or 01202 567824, or email to arrange a visit. Please feel free to look us up on for reviews or search for our facebook account@KiddicareChildcarePoole

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

We are home based childcare setting with an all weather garden. We have various toys and resources to suit all ages and stages of development. We have individual coat hooks for the children, space for their bags and shoes and nice open setting allowing free flow into the garden.

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

We utilise an online system called Babysdays through which we upload photographs and observations as well as lots of other information. If you use the Babysdays app you will get notifications when information is uploaded. We are always available for a chat or a telephone call or text.

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

We welcome feedback on our setting and will try and accommodate parent/carer requests to facilitate communication.

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

In the first instance please feel free to speak to us and hopefully we will be able to resolve any potential issues.

We also have a written complaints policy which is available via the online system we use. Information on this is made available upon registration.

If we are unable to resolve an issue then the parent/carer has the recourse to complain to BCP Council’s Early Years Team or Ofsted, information is provided upon registration.

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

We offer visits so that you and your child can see our setting in operation. Registration will take place once you are happy to accept an available space.

We also offer a settling in period when your child first starts during which you and your child are able to get to know us and our setting.

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

Before your child is due to start school we will work with you to support your child getting ready for school, known as the 7 Steps to School Readiness. We are able to offer advice on the process of school application and the schools in our local area. Once a school place has been accepted, we will work with parents/carers to offer a transition to school which will encompass a written report and a meeting with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) from the school your child will attend. This meeting is usually held at our setting and is a great opportunity for you to discuss any specific requirements before starting school.

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

N/a - As a smaller childcare settling we do not have separate rooms

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

If your child was to move to another setting or we would share care with another setting we would with your permission share information such as transition, likes & dislikes, stage of development, what we were working on (Next Steps) and forward planning.

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?

All childcare settings follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) this guidance provides a number of areas of learning and goals which the average child should meet. Through observation we are able to assess where your child would be against these areas and thus develop Next Steps for Learning & Development and if a child was delayed then we are able to offer interventions to help that child reach their potential.

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

Through observation and reference to the EYFS we are able to plan your child’s best Next Step’s to try and encourage them to lean & develop to reach their potential.

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

We are experienced childcare providers and we are able to observe, interact and encourage children to learn & develop.

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

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council and the NHS has many experts and professionals able to offer advice and help, and we are able to sign post and refer as necessary.

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

We are trained on how to make referrals to access specialist support as required.

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

The referral paperwork has a space for parent/carer views which is essential in providing the right care for your child.

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

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

Both Jan & David have attended SEND and Inclusion training in the past. Plus we have experience of supporting children with SEND through to school.

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

  • Indoor

We are able to adapt our activities to take into account all abilities and stages of development.

  • Outdoor

Our outdoor setting is an all weather artificial grass area which is generally one level. Our outdoor toys are suitable for most but we are able to purchase special items using the additional funding that may accompany your child if they have complex needs.

  • Trips out of the setting


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