My name is Sue and I have been a registered childminder for over 21 years. We live in Lyndhurst and are very lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful New Forest around us.
I care for children before school , during the day and after school. I am open during the school holidays as well. I have always had a wide range of ages coming to my setting which is great for the children being part of a big minded family. We always look after each other and I am very keen to always encourage nice and kind behaviour
We enjoy local facilities in the village , going into the forest and playing in the back garden which is completely child-friendly !
We also have two cats who are very much part of the family and are adored by all of us !
My philosophy has always been that when a child starts with me , I will then care for the whole family , not just the minded child , and it has always then helped me to fully support , bond with and care for the child
Who to contact
Where to go
- Sue Burnel
5, The Meadows
- SO43 7EJ
We have a limited wheelchair access with a ramp at the front door only
- Wheelchair access
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £6.20 per hour
- £6.20 per hour £2.75 per meal ( lunch / dinner ) no charge for breakfast £30 per 6 hour day + lunch in Holidays and Inset days
- Referral required
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Open Mondays to Thursdays 07.45 -18.00
- Time of day
I welcome children with additional needs.
I currently care for a child with additional needs and have worked with : Portage , attended TAC meetings , attended SLT sessions , supported the parents in other healthcare meetings and submitted an EHCP on the child's behalf as his main carer
- Contact Name
- Sue Burnel
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- What does your service do?
I support children in attending healthcare meetings , work with Portage , and SLT sessions in their own home and in my setting.
I produced an EHCP for the child for starting school in September 2020 as I am his main carer
I produce ILP's to support the child in his development and progress
- Who does your service provide for?
My service provides for children of all ages : typically 8 months and above ( until they no longer want to come to my setting ( usually aged 11 ! )
I welcome children of all abilities, gender , race, and creed
- How can I start using the service?
I welcome phone or email enquiries initially , then if I can offer childcare , I will propose a meeting at my house for parents and children to meet me in person . We discuss details and they can ask questions whilst the child plays beside us , and if the other partner cannot make the meeting, I invite them over for a second meeting so that both parents can make the decision together.
Once session timings / days are agreed and pricing , I issue a written place confirmation. If applicable a deposit is paid to secure the place until the child starts
We arrange settling-in sessions until parents and child feel confident about starting here
- Where is it located and what areas does it cover?
Situated In Lyndhurst and I cover the New Forest area
Collection from school is in Lyndhurst only
- How are decisions made about who can use your service?
I work alone and any decisions are made by myself
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
I communicate by phone, email and in person.
I always respect that the parents know their child best , and we always work together with the child's best interests at heart. I will always do what I feel is the best course of action for the child , but remaining sensitive and supportive towards the parents and their views.
- Is your service fully accessible?
There is a ramp at the front door. However there are steps leading down from the back door into the garden , so at present this would not be accessible by wheelchair.
The house is on one level so kitchen and downstairs toilet are accessible , but doorway to the toilet is standard size and the toilet is a small room.
There is a step down into the playroom
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?
I have had Makaton and PECS training
I am responsible for all aspects of : Health and Safety , Welfare and Safeguarding in my setting , so I have ensured that I have up-to-date training to cover these aspects.
I work with Portage and SLT and supply ILP's to support children with additional needs
- How will I know my child is safe?
I have been a registered childminder for over 21 years and am graded outstanding by Ofsted . I continually risk assess my setting , I continually up-date and maintain my CPD and refresh my childcare and education knowledge by attending courses and doing online courses and webinars.
I always have up-to-date paediatric first-aid training and certificates on file ,and I regularly up-date my health and safety knowledge - all in accordance with statutory requirements. My whole family is DBS checked.
As a parent myslef, and as I have had much experience over the past 21 years caring for children of all ages and abilities , I am constantly anticipating, and adapting my setting to ensure the safety and well-being of all my minded children
- Which of the following applies to your setting?
- What communication methods are you familiar with?
- Does your service include children and young people with:
- Who can I contact for further information?