Ms Trudi Ellis-Mintern

I have been childminding for 27 years and provide lots of activities in a safe and welcoming home. My last Ofsted inspection I was graded outstanding. I have a large garden with a sheltered area providing lots of outdoor play. We also enjoy lots of outings to Toddler groups, seaside, woodland walks, parks etc.


01935 816868
Mobile: 07968 682997


Venue address
West Dorset


Opening times
Tue: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:30-17:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00
Fri: 08:00-17:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
No vacancies until September 2025.
£6.50 per Hour
Additional Information

Registered Childminder. May care for 6 children under 8 years when working with an assistant. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours.

Age Range
0 years 8 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
15/02/2022 Outstanding View here
Ofsted Report notes
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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
Wheelchair access available if a ramp can be provided.
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Additional facilities possible - contact to discuss needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

As a registered Childminder, I aim to follow the requirements of the EYFS and the childcare register and provide an inclusive environment for ALL children and their families. I'm also required to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND code of practice 2014. I will 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/carers to tell me about family culture/religion/beliefs.¦Providing a wide range of resources and activities which reflect the diversity of our local area and further afield. Supporting each child through sensitive observations, regular assessment and individually planned activities. Using the 2 year progress check. Focusing on the positive things that each child can do. Sharing information about children learning and development-and providing ideas for home learning-with parents/carers. Seeking permission to ask for support from outside agencies where appropriate. Attending appropriate training to ensure I have the skills and knowledge needed to support you. Currently I'm working with the NHS speech therapist to help a child progress with his speech. If a child needs additional support, I will speak to the parents and ask their permission to approach agencies which will support their child, input will be made to CAHMS Dorset. I will follow the graduated approach laid out by the department for Education SEND code of practice to ensure every child receives the best possible care and learning development. A SEND guide for parents and carers is available from-

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