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Lucy Hutchinson

I am an Ofsted registered childminder having completed my HBCA level 3 with Pacey (Professional Association For Childcare and Early Years). I am up to date with all the legislation, best practice on child care, and paediatric first aid.

I am also a trained anti-natal teacher, specialising in practical baby care, colic and calming, and baby/child sleep.

I live with my husband and two daughters in Lower Earley near Hawkedon Primary School. We share our house with two friendly cats and small dog (Pug Cross breed) who adores children and is very gentle and tolerant. We have a large secure garden with many toys, such as sand and water tables, play house, slides, ride on toys and outside games. We also have a vegetable patch where the children can help plant and grow fruit and vegetables and are developing a wildlife area where children can observe and learn about mini beasts and nature. We are lucky to be in close walking distance to lots play parks and toddler groups or we can drive to libraries, museums, and National Trust properties.

I offer a caring home from home environment with a great opportunities for learning and development, with lots of age appropriate toys, crafts and games.

As I have also experienced juggling working and childcare I understand the challenges involved in being a working parent.

Vacancy range(s)
0 5 1
Vacancies Information

I have 1 vacancy for the 0-5 age group available now 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lucy Hutchinson
Contact Position
07960 591295

Where to go


When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

My hours are 8 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday. Hours outside these times will be considered

  • Part Time/ Full time
  • All Year/ Term Time

I am not taking enquiries for school pick up and wrap around care.

All Year
Part Time
School Holiday Cover
School Holidays
Before School
May/June Half Term Holidays
After school
October Half-term Holiday
February Half Term Holidays
Full Time
Christmas Holidays
Easter Holidays
Summer Holidays
Term Time

Costs and Fee Information

Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per Hour
Cost details

Hourly rate includes snacks, resources and groups attended.

Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Contact provider for costs?
Intending to provide 30 hours
Registered to provide 30 hours
Is there any help with funding

Facilities and Accessibility

Premises near a train station
Premises on a bus route
Outdoor Play Area
Indoor Play Area
Car Parking
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
3 Months +

Quality Assurance



  • BA Hons English Literature
  • Level 3 HBCA
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • FEDANT trained antenatal teacher in practical baby care, sleep and calming techniques
  • Level 3 OCN Sleep Training
  • Ongoing personal development studying child development

Provision For (Childcare Specific)

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Diet

Has Provision
Experience with dairy free and vegan diets

Childcare Specifics

School Pickups

Hawkedon Primary School
Earleybird Pre-School


Ofsted URN
Ofsted report
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Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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Local Offer Description

Local Offer last reviewed 16/10/2018

1. How does the childminder identify children with additional needs or SEND ?

Children who attend my setting are observed in line with the EYFS framework and by using trackers. Through these I may identify additional needs

I conduct 2 year developmental checks, which I share with parents, allowing discussion for any concerns they or I may have with regards to their child's development.

If a parent, or myself, has concerns about a child I will work closely with them to make a plan which will include the early years team and professional help.


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

Parents will be spoken to about any concerns and a plan will be put into place where I will monitor and feedback to parents as appropriate. The plan will include strategies that can be both implemented at the setting and at home.

3. How will the childminder adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child?s needs ?

The EYFS will be followed and adapted according to the child's abilities and needs. Activities and resources will be provided that support the child's interests and stage of development.

4. What additional support does the childminder provide for children with additional needs or SEND ?

Support for any child will primarily be from myself in the setting, however should the need be there I will work with outside agencies to ensure a positive outcome for the child.

5. How will the childminder monitor my child?s progress and how will I be involved in this ?

I use the EYFS framework and complete development and language trackers for each child to allow me to monitor and review each child to see what early learning stage the child is at. This tracker is shared with parents with progress and concerns highlighted. I will work with other settings the child is attending to provided the care for the child. 

6. How does the childminder ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips ?

All activities and trips are planned to enable the child in the setting on that day to participate to their own ability.

7. How accessible is the childminder?s home for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users ?

My home would require some additional adaptations to ensure it is fully accessible for children with mobility challenges

8. How will the childminder contribute to my child?s transition to a new setting or school ?

I will always work in partnership with other settings to ensure a child has a smooth transition. I am happy to visit other settings and vice verse.

9. How does the childminder assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation ?

I actively participate in self evaluation and find this to be an effective tool in monitoring my setting for improving my care on an on going basis. I am in constant communication with parents/carers and invite them to discuss or offer suggestions at any time.

10. What should I do if I am considering registering for a place with this childminder ?

I am able to offer an informal meeting to discuss your requirements and can be contacted by email or phone.

11. What arrangements does the childminder have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints ?

I have a complaints book for parents/carers to access at any time. In addition I have parental feedback forms which I send out periodically.

Data last checked: 02/02/2020
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