Joanna Blackmore-Wells - Little Pickles

A loving environment for your child to enjoy their time. I provide lots of outside play, from forest walks to garden toys. We enjoy lots of messy play. I provide flexible hours, all year, term-time over night and holiday cover.


01202 828586
Mobile: 07899 758860


Venue address
BH31 6GF
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:15-17:30
Tue: 07:15-17:45
Wed: 07:15-17:30
Thu: 07:15-17:30
Fri: 07:15-17:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
Hillside Community First School : AM/PM
Emmanuel CE VA Middle School : AM/PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Hillside Pre School.
£4.75 per Hour
Cost variations
After school snack £1.50, if required.
Additional Information

Registered Childminder - I offer flexible childcare to suit your needs and am registered for overnight care. Occasional emergency cover at the weekend available. I provide care 48 weeks of the year. I have completed level 4 in childcare. Quality Assured and Accredited Plus which allows me to offer free childcare places to 2,3 & 4 year olds via the Education Learning and Childcare funding grant. Funding can be used at any time during the opening hours. I regularly attend training updates.

Is overnight care available?
Age Range
0 years 3 months to 16 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/05/2019 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
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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
Ramp to front door, extra wide doorways downstairs, wheelchair accessible downstairs toilet.
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
All the children are supported and given learning opportunities to develop at a pace that is suitable for them. We have an informal chat on collection of your child. However if it is deemed necessary to discuss your child’s wellbeing and development we can meet formally. Every child in my care is treated as an individual, therefore their personal needs will be taken care of. An assessment will be carried out prior to a child starting in my setting taking into account their needs. This will enable me to establish how their needs will be met ensuring all the children will be kept safe. I am happy to work with all outside agencies that are deemed necessary. My setting is easily accessible, with a ramp to the front door and the downstairs rooms have wheelchair access, allowing a degree of independence when your child is ready. Your child will have access to all the resources (age and stage depending) with the other children. The more that you are involved the better the outcome will be for your child. An open and honest dialogue between us in the care of your child is vital. Together we will ensure that your child has the best opportunities to enable them to learn and develop at their pace to their full potential.
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