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Merry, Hazel

I have 2 children of my own girl 09/02/05 and boy 18/11/07 who attend Garth hill college & Meadow Vale primary school. I have been a childminder for over 13 years and I was a nanny for 8 years prior to having my own children. I have also worked in day nurseries. I have a wealth of experience with lots of different ages of children. I accept chilcare vouchers. My prime aim is for the children in my care to be happy and safe and feel that my home is their home. I have a large garden, take the children to the local toddler group and soft play. My hours are 8am -5.30pm. I am NVQ3 qualified and I also hold a current paediatric first aid certificate, health & hygiene certificate and targeted safeguarding. Ofsted Inspection Good - November 2017

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hazel Merry
01344 831543
07939 080434

Where to go


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£6.00 Per Hour
£4.50 per hour for non school age children £6.00 per hour school aged children

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 2 year funded places
Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places


No vacancies
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 17:30
Colouring, Baby Toys, Tea & coffee, squash & biscuits, Visits & Outings, Enclosed Garden, Play kitchen, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Vegetable patch, Dressing up, Secure Garden, No Pets, Prentend kitchen, Slide, Tents and tunnels, Toddler groups, Puzzles, Cooking, Sit in cars, Sleeping Area, Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, Refreshments, Toys & equipment, Ride on toys, train set, Hot meals provided, Free Play, Books, Songs & Rhymes, Freeplay Toys, Toys, garden toys, TV/Video/DVD, Trikes

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Meadow Vale Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Junior (7-11 years)
Local Offer Description

I am a childminder based in Priestwood, I have 4 areas in my house i use for minding including the garden. I have steps going into and outside of all my doors to the outside areas.I am open Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm.

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

I discuss with parents before starting where they think their child  is in development so i have a starting point for my learning journals, I complete 2 year checks, I regularily discuss with parents their childs progress. I gain permission to share information with other settings, I complete observations on the child to determine what their next steps may be and discuss them with the parents.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

I use daily diarys for non school age children, and email or text message for school aged children. I have all about me paperwork which i ask the parents to fill in befoer the child starts.Parents are free to look at their childs learning journey at any time. I discuss with parents at pick up time planning and their childs progress and this is also when they feedback to me.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

I plan activities to help next steps, and activities are adapted to meet the needs and abilities of all the children.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

At present i don't have experience in caring for children with special needs, but each child is treated as an individual and activities are adapted to meet the needs of all the childern. I do care for children with english as a second language.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

I have a SEND policy and risk assess 

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

Discussion with parents happens on a regular basis, I complete 2 year checks and also complete learning journeys

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

I risk assess outings & if needed to i would pre visit places to ensure suitability and risk assess

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

I dont have ramps, wide door ways or a down stairs toilet that could accommodate a wheel chair 

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

I would be willing to share infromation/ learning journeys with other setting if they wanted to see them. I have a selection of books that the childern have access to about new places.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

I ask parents to complete a questionnaire yearly, but we constantly feedback to each other, they also make coments on the 2 year check

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Hazel Merry Childminder

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

I have a complaints book, and compliments are recoreded in my file, i have a parents poster, parents complete quesionnaires yearly. Parent usually feed back in the daily diary or verbally at the end of the day. I have references from past parents, thank you cards and letters.

Last updated: 14/05/2019

Last Update: 14/05/2019

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