I offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

I am a well established childminder located in Annfield Plain and have been registered since October 1998.  

My Qualifications include an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Development and a Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare.

I am registered for 2 year play and learn as well as 3 and 4 year funded care. 

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

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to 8.00am - 4.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Angela McArdle
Contact position
01207 284 668
07754 417 446

Where to go

Annfield Plain
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
To be arranged
Age range
From 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months


Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
Part time vacancies available

Other details

School drop off/collection
Annfield Plain Infant School
Annfield Plain Junior School
Further drop off/collection details
Catchgate Nursery
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

The childminder has accessed special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) training and would consider further development to meet the needs of children in her care.

Allergen policy

The childminder does her 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 the childminder. The childminder may ask you to provide food if she feels it is in the best interests of your child. The childminder is happy to seek advice from dieticians at your local hospital if this is appropriate.

The childminder 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 the childminder provided food for a child that has an allergy, she 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 the childminder informed if your child develops any allergies or food intolerance.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) policy                             

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

The childminder does 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 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.

The childminder welcomes your feedback about the service at any time and is happy to discuss policies verbally or provide them in a different format if needed.

Contact name
Angela McArdle
Contact telephone
01207 284 668
Contact email

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  • Angela McArdle

Journey planner

Address: Annfield Plain  Stanley  County Durham

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