Mrs Linda Smith

I have been childminding since 2002 and have brought up 3 children of my own, only 1 of which is still at home. I have a spacious house with a front garden and patio which wraps around the house. I like to spend as much time outside as possible (weather permitting) and I like to go for walks to the parks in Larksmead, Shillingstone (to the station) or Pimperne. I regularly attend toddler groups in Pimperne and Blandford. I work in conjunction with another childminder and we organise outings and joint activities. I enjoy many and varied art activities with my children like play doh, painting, sticking, junk modelling and any activities linked to various events throughout the year. I positively encourage as much communication as possible with my children particularly after this last year of isolation and actively support the development of social interactions with others children and with adults. 


01258 455378
Mobile: 07717 623304


Venue address
Blandford Forum
DT11 7LD
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
Archbishop Wake C of E Primary School : AM/PM
Milldown CE Academy : AM/PM
Pimperne CE VC Primary School : AM/PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Could possibly pick up / drop off at Pre-schools, nurseries and schools in and around a Blandford.
£5.00 per Hour
Cost variations
Lunch can be provided at an extra cost.
Additional Information

Registered childminder - I collect from local nurseries in the area. Flexible hours. Parents can use their early education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours.

Age Range
0 years 6 months to 6 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
17/10/2016 Good View here
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Phone for details about facilities to aid children with additional needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
I attended an evening course on The Role of the SENCo in 2019 and would be happy to work along with other professionals to provide care for children who are disabled or have SEN.
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