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Debbie Hepplestone - LIKe MinDed

My name is Debbie Hepplestone I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based in Ardsley, Barnsley. Rated GOOD by Ofsted on my first inspection back in 2018. I live with my husband Mark and 3 children Kian 19, Isla 11 and Logan 8. We live in a child friendly home all on one level, with a separate playroom fully equipped with a mini kitchen ideal for role play, variety of dress up outfits, books, quiet corner, learning resources and toys. We have a private enclosed garden where children can play safely, and a local park within walking distance. I offer school drop offs to St Marys School, Stocks Lane and drop offs/collections from Oakhill Primary Ardsley.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Debbie Hepplestone

Where to go

4, Northumberland Way
S71 5DQ

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Childminder cost per hour
£40.00 Childminder cost per day
Sibling Discounts on negotiation

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,8 months
11 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 7.00am 6.00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Oakhill Primary Academy
St Mary's CE VA Primary, Barnsley

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

I will use the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and the EYFS to support my assessment of children's needs and follow the 'Graduated Approach' to meet those needs. If the child's needs dictate that I require specialist intervention, this will be discussed with parents and then action will be taken to source the appropriate support.

Dependant on need but will check with parents and professionals and attend training where necessary

Will use the Early Years Foundation Stage to support needs at appropriate stage

Through observations and assessments, tracking children's progress and when parents have concerns offering support.

As a small home based setting I am more able to individualise support and opportunities to promote the well being of children

Transition will be supported to new settings/school as and when required.

Will follow what parents/professionals/care plans/Education Health and Care Plans/statements dictates

Regular discussion and information sharing generally done verbally but where necessary learning and development diaries are shared.  Parents are encouraged to share what is happening outside the setting

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

Services are access dependent on needs of children, links with Family Centres to provide other services

Recent training on the new SEND reforms and paperwork and I am willing to undergo any further training needed to meet your childs needs.

How accessible is our setting?

As a small setting I am more able to provide inclusive opportunities both indoors and outdoors and on trips

My setting is a bungalow with fully accessible toilet facilities

As need requires resources would be sourced and used

Last updated on 07/06/2021
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