Sue O'Brien Childminder - Perfect Little Poppins

I have over 35 years experience in looking after children & most importantly I enjoy it immensely! I am sensible, reliable, flexible & fun loving. I have a vast amount of training and I am an Early Years Professional. I provide a warm & friendly environment where children thrive whilst having fun. I provide an array of stimulating activities at home from cooking to messy play and we also go on outings most days to the library, a toddler group or Stourhead National Trust for example. We are a non-smoking household with no furry pets. I run Little Cherubs toddler group every Wednesday.


01747 835278
Mobile: 07973 334958


Venue address
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-17:00
Tue: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:00-17:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
Gillingham Primary School : AM/PM
Wyke Primary School¬ Gillingham : AM/PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Depending on the children that I currently care for I may be able to accommodate all of the preschools in Gillingham.
£5.00 per Hour
Cost variations
Unsociable hours (for example) incur additional costs, please contact me for full details.
Additional Information
I am an ‘Accredited Childminder’ which means I can take Government Funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Parents can use their early education funding entitlement Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm. I have experience with hearing impaired children as my eldest daughter is one such child. I am an Enabled Childminder which means I had undertaken additional training in order to help me care for children with impairments or conditions. I gained my Early Years Professional Status in 2012. Emergency cover at weekends occasionally.
Age Range
0 years 4 months to 14 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
12/07/2021 Good View here
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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
Through the front and rear doors.
Parking availability information
Parking on road outside.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
I would say that I am very hearing friendly since my eldest daughter is severely/profoundly deaf. In the past I have made minor adjustments to my home to accommodate children with specific SEND requirements, eg. providing a quiet and calm space for a child with Aspergers Syndrome.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
I am a Dorset Quality Improvement Scheme (DQIS) Quality Assured Childminder. I have completed an array of SEND training, including Role of the SENco, as well as Practical Inclusion and training on the Equality Act 2010. I am always happy to work closely with parents, carers and outside agencies to learn specific skills to support children with additional needs. I am Paediatric First Aid trained, have a level 6 childcare qualification (EYP) and have trained at level 3 Safeguarding. I have previously had a Speech and Language Therapist attend the setting on a weekly basis and I have also worked with children with a variety of SEND requirements. My own daughter is Hearing Impaired and wears a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid as well as a conventional aid. I have also, either in the past or currently, worked with children who have Aspergers Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attachment Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The planning for each session is primarily ‘child led’, with some adult guidance in order to progress and learn in a fun and stimulating environment. It is paramount that the child’s learning is built around their interests. Your child is a unique person. I allow them to explore and investigate (with support), in a play rich and safe environment, ensuring an array of experiences are offered alongside a daily routine to enable your child to reach their full potential. We carry out observations of your child, which, once assessed, feed into your child’s individual planning. This helps us highlight any areas of development that may need additional support, or indeed further extending. I have a strong network of support from other childminders and in my capacity as an Early Years Professional (EYP) I run a couple of activity groups where parents, carers and other childminders can meet and access support if required. I can also access further expertise from the Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), my designated advisory within the local authority or seek advice from other professionals. Working in partnership with the parents I am able to make referrals to various other professionals, for example the Health Visitor, Portage, Speech & Language Therapist. Please contact me for more detailed information.
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Address: Gillingham  Dorset

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