Mrs Susan Dorrington

I have worked as a childminder since 1999 (previously a psychiatric nurse in elderly care). I attained a Child Development O level whilst at college. I keep up to date with paediatric first aid and also safeguarding training. I have had three children of my own: two daughters in their 20's and a son who is 12 years old. I aim to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment (indoors and outdoors) for the children in my care. I encourage learning through play and work closely with parents to meet their child's needs. I currently have National Trust, English Heritage and Abbotsbury passes, which I use for trips with the children when possible.


01305 251273
Mobile: 07708 477591


Venue address
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:30-18:00
Tue: 07:30-18:00
Wed: 07:30-18:00
Thu: 07:30-18:00
Fri: 07:30-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
You can call if you wish to be added to my waiting list, thank you.
School pickup
Charminster Pre-School : AM/PM
St Mary's CE First School¬ Charminster : AM/PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Charminster Preschool
£4.60 per Hour
Cost variations
Half pay for child''s holidays. No pay for my holidays. Hourly rate reduced to £4.20 per child when more than one from same family at same time. 
Additional Information

Registered Childminder - I am willing to consider occasional weekend care if needed. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours.

Age Range
0 years 9 months to 12 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
21/09/2022 Good 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
Slope at the front of the house, but quite steep and not a dropped curb.
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities
Toilet facility information
Facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs. No ground floor toilet though.
Other Facilities
If required, would discuss child's needs with parents and how best to meet them.
Record Last Updated
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Address: Charminster  Dorchester  Dorset