Louise's Childminding Services

I offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

I call my business 'Louise's Childminding Services'. I have been a childminder for nearly 15 years and have previously worked as a chef so I have knowledge of different dietary needs. I have an NVQ level 3 in Homebased Childcare and a Level 3 Diploma. I received a 'Good' during my latest Ofsted inspection in September 2019

I am registered to offer free play and learn for two year olds, as well as funded places for three and four year olds.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday from 7.00am
Finish times can be flexible

Who to contact

Contact name
Contact position
07960 724 808

Where to go

Chester Le Street

Other details

Cost description
£4.50ph full timers, before school £12.50 after £12.50
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 15 years 0 months


Childcare availability
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
St Benetts Ouston

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
I'm currently full. Updated 10 May 2022

Other details

School drop off/collection
St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Annfield Infant and Junior School and Oxhill Nursery.
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
View the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

I have  a low thresh door to access the building and downstairs toilet. 

I have accessed Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) training and would consider further development to meet the needs of children in my care.

Allergen policy 

I do my best to accommodate food allergies and intolerances but cannot guarantee the food will be free of allergens. If allergies or intolerances are an issue for your child, please discuss this directly with me. I may ask you to provide food if I feel it is in the best interests of your child. I am happy to seek advice from dieticians at your local hospital if this is appropriate.

I will check the ingredients list on all foods to ensure no identified allergens are present.  No child will be given foods where an allergen has been identified, and this would include the other minded children on that day to avoid any potential cross contamination or exposure to the allergen.

If I provide food for a child that has an allergy, I will follow good hygiene practices and follow the guidance as set out in the document ‘safer food, better business for childminders’ from the Foods Standards Agency.

Information on allergens used will be made available to parents on request.  It is also important that you, the parent, to keep me informed if your child develops any allergies or food intolerance.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy                              

I follow the requirements of EYFS (2014) and the Childcare Register (2012) and provide an inclusive environment for all children and their families. I also comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code of Practice 2014.

I do this by:

  • regularly talking to parents/carers about the individual needs of each child.
  • talking to children about their likes/dislikes and interests.
  • encouraging parents to tell me about family culture/religion/beliefs.
  • providing a wide range of resources and activities which reflect the diversity of the local area and further afield.
  • supporting each child through sensitive observation, regular assessment and individually planned activities to achieve their full potential.
  • providing individual support depending on the child’s needs.
  • using the 2 year progress check to highlight any areas of concern.
  • focusing on the positive things that each child can do.
  • challenging any forms of prejudice.
  • providing resources which challenge stereo typical ideas.
  • sharing information with parents/carers about children’s learning and development and providing ideas for home learning.
  • seeking permission to ask for support from outside agencies where appropriate.
  • attending appropriate training to support children and their families.
  • encourage children to respect each other as individuals.

I welcome your feedback about the service at any time and I am happy to discuss policies verbally or provide them in a different format if needed.

I am the designated SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) for Louise Luke's Childminding.

If I believe that a child needs additional support, I will speak to the parents and ask their permission to approach agencies which will support their child. I follow the graduate approach set out in the Department for Education SEND Code of Practice to ensure every child receives the best possible care, learning and development.

A SEND guide for parents and carers is available from:


Contact name
Louise Luke
Contact telephone
07960 724 808
Contact email

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

I assess the children regularly against the EYFS areas and plan their next steps by encouraging using varying resources to gain the required outcomes.

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

My setting is accessed through a ramped yard.

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

I do a transition document to support the transition to alternative settings as the children move forward. 


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