Eleanor Chaplin

Last updated: 30/01/2023

My name is Eleanor. I live with my husband and 3 children. I have worked in nurseries for over 10 years before becoming an Ofsted Registered Childminder. I offer full time and part time child care. I live very close to Francis Baily School so I will offer school drop offs and pick ups from the school and also Pied Piper Pre school. I offer flexible and reliable childcare in a warm and caring family environment. In my setting, I have a dedicated playroom as well as a large, secure garden.

I am open 7:30am-6:00pm. I am flexible and will change my opening and closing times to suit individual needs and requirements.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Eleanor Chaplin
Contact Position

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Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour
Breakfast £1.00
Lunch £1.50
Dinner £2.00

Snacks and drinks included in the hourly rate.
Activities charged extra

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Children with special dietary needs will need to be discussed individually.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
I am currently full. Spaces available will vary depending on the age of child. In the meantime, please enquire about your needs in case availability comes sooner.
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
0 1 4
0 5 7
3 8 +

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

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Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30am 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am 6:00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Francis Baily Primary School
Pied Piper Pre-School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/10/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

When children begin in my setting, I liaise with the parents and observe the child to assess their starting points. This enables me to plan for their progress with the Early Years Foundation Stage. I make observations of the children at different stages of the day, and I carry out a development check between the ages of 2 to 2.5 and share this with parents. I share progress summaries with parents regularly and hold informal chats at the start and end of each session. I welcome any information that the parents may like to share with me, from other childcare professionals, ie health visitors, speech therapists, pre-school settings so that I can help to meet the children's needs.

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

Discussions are held regularly between the parents. Parents are always asked to be involved in the child’s learning and I ask the parents to fill in their child's achievements if they want to on the online system.

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

Through initial assessments when a child comes to me, I am able to determine the child’s capabilities. I ask the parents for information on the child’s needs during the registration and induction process. We would put enough support in place for the individual child and would seek further advice from other professionals as and when needed.

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

I may need specialist equipment and we would speak with outside agencies if necessary. I would seek advice from other professionals where necessary. I would always allow access from other professionals into the setting.

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

I would always encourage other professionals and organisations to come and spend time with us. Individual children may have varying needs and therefore we welcome support and advice from everyone. I would use the local children's centre for advice or other agencies. Parents are always involved in decisions about their child’s needs through regular meetings.

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

The children's progress and development is logged on an online system which parents have access to and are able to read and add comments.

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

All the children all treated the same and are included in all activities. All children will be included in outings and trips as long as all risks assessments have been carried out.

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

The building is accessible and can easily have a ramp installed if needed. I have a downstairs wash and toilet facilities and the garden can be accessed through the conservatory again with a ramp and the garden is all flat with patio paths.

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

For new starters to my setting, I offer and encourage short settling in sessions. Initially the child will attend with their parent/carer, and then together we would encourage the child to be left alone with me for a while to get used to me and the other children. Pre-schools, nurseries and schools generally offer the same service so that the transition is supported as smoothly as possible. I would be happy to share your child's learning and development journey with the next step professionals, with your permission.

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

In addition to the children's records,I share my policies and procedures with parents. I also evaluate my practice and give out an annual parent questionnaire. I will, if possible,make changes as suggested by parents If parents are available at the right time, leave them alone with the inspector for a chat. I also regularly update my Self Evaluation form and will include compliments and complaints, if there had been a complaint I would say how I had dealt with it and the conclusion.

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

Eleanor Chaplin 07891317174 eleanor.hunt0304@googlemail.com

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

Compliments and complaints are detailed in my policies which are available on request. The Ofsted poster is on display for all complaints to Ofsted.

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