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Poole, Charmaine & Gavin (Little Fins Childminding)

Little Fins Childminding - Building swimmingly good foundations.

We are registered childminders - husband, Gavin, wife, Charmaine and 10 year old son who is in full time school.  We have 24 years child care experience and are able to offer quality child care for your children in a warm, welcoming, child friendly environment where your children can thrive as they play, grow and learn.  We have completed a course in home based child care, paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding and Level 3 qualifications in childcare.  We both have experience with working with children with disabilities and additional needs and would aim to ensure all children and their families feel able to access our service. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position

Where to go

Little Fins Childminding
Great Hollands

No wheelchair access.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
As required

Cultural Provisions

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
Offers Tax Free Childcare


Range of vacancies
Age rangePlaces
0 – 11 Months One
1 – 4 Years One
Also 8+ years if sibling to under 8s.
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times Details
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday with flexibility with unsociable hours/shift work. Term time and/or all year. Not open on public/bank holidays.
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8:00 6:00
Tuesday 8:00 6:00
Wednesday 8:00 6:00
Thursday 8:00 6:00
Friday 8:00 6:00
no smoking household, video, Video Games, Colouring, Off-site trips, Computer, Open Space, Visits & Outings, Childminder Drop-ins, Variety of sports, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, Cinema, Very homely setting, Clay moulding, Visits To The Lookout, Construction toys, outdoor sports, Constructive Play, Walks, Outings, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Cooking, Outside Play, Computer Learning/video games, Visits & Outings (Local), Conservatory as Playroom, Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, construction, Outdoor Play Area, Visits To The Library, Parkland, Pets, Daily organised activities, Paddling pool/waterplay, Woodland Area, Co-opertative games, Woodland walk, Painting, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Creative area, Picnics, Dedicated Playroom, Play Area, Detailed report of childs day and meal plan., Play Equipment, Dancing, Pets (not dogs), Piano, DVD, Educational games & activities, Playgroups, Educational Videos, Enclosed Garden, Play kitchen, Play Room, Dressing up, Playdoh, Prentend kitchen, PS3, Puzzles, Football, Playstation, Fish, Fish / Fish Tank, Refreshments, Ride on toys, Games, Quiet Area, Free Play, Quiet time, Freeplay Toys, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., Sand and Water Play, garden toys, Sand and water play area, Gardening, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Garden & apparatus/toys, Safe Play, Garden Play, Have a car, Sessions for 4yr olds, Seasonal Activities, Secure Garden, Slide, Homework area, Homework assistance, Soft ball play, Singing/Music, Sit in cars, Home cooked food, Sleeping Area, Home Corner, Sleeping Room, Home role play area, Indoor Play Area, Activities, Activity equipment, Sports activities/coaching, Interest Table, Activity table, Hot meals provided, soft play visits, I.T., Access to computer and internet, Songs & Rhymes, ICT Toys, Access to public library, Songtime, Storytime, Keyboard/musical instruments, Structed Play, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Large & Small construction toys, Audio Equipment, Supervised indoor & outdoor games, Sports Equipment, Junk modeling, Animal Projects, Karoke, Baby Toys, Learning about nature, Learning through play, Baking, Large Garden, Baby changing, Large Out-door Play Area, Swing, Tents and tunnels, Bedroom cots, Bikes, Library Visits, Themes and Topics, Bird Watching, Toddler groups, Literacy & Numeracy activities, Tool bench, Board Games, Lego building, Ball games, Ball Pool, Television, Leisure Centre Visits, Tents & Tunnels, Toys & equipment, Messy play, Messy Room, Breakfast available, train set, Trampolining, Book Corner, Local Park, Books, Local visits & outings, Bottle Warming Facilities, Toys, Lunch, Music & Movement, TV, TV/DVD, Musical Equipment, Chalk and colouring board, Musical Instruments, TV/Video, Changing facilities, TV/Video/DVD, Multi Purpose Room(s), Treasure Hunts, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Great Hollands Nursery
Great Hollands Primary School
Great Hollands Primary School/Nursery/The Oaks - am/pm

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/11/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Last Update: 16/05/2019

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