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Amanda Hardcastle (Mandy's Little Monkeys)

 I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for 16yrs. I offer a relaxed safe, secure and caring environment where children can have lots of fun while playing and learning. I can provide  2, 3 and 4 year old funding entitlement and short breaks.

I have a large outdoor play area with lots of resources, and make use of all provisions in my local area, I take regular visits  to parks, activity centers, farms, library and playgroups with the children as often as I can.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Hardcastle


Where to go

Mandy's Little Monkeys
S71 1SG

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Childminder cost per hour
Sibling discount is available

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,1 months
12 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
I have available places for before school Mon - Fri drop off to Laithes Primary.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 07:30 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Laithes Primary

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 do observations and assessments following the EYFS guidelines to help identify any gaps/delays in learning to know when extra help may be needed. When additional needs are identified I  will work closely with parents to access support from other agencies.

I meet the needs of individual children by providing care plans, risk assessment and accessing additional training.

I work closely with parents  by speaking  to them daily about their child and by sending emails and text messages.

I work closely with schools, nursery and other setting in supporting children throughout their transitions.


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

I have completed courses on

Moving and Handling
Autism or Naughtyism
Autism Awareness
Risk Assessment

Safeguarding Disabled Children/Early Years 

SEND Awareness 

First Aid


How accessible is our setting?

All childrens activities outside of the setting are risk assessed for suitability and planned around the childrens age and ability.

Fully accessible, with wide doors for ease of access. There is currently 1 wheelchair user in  the setting. There is a downstairs toilet with a  frame and hand washing facilities positioned at child height to help with self-help skills and to help with good basic hygiene. I have equipment for the car to help with getting in and out (swivel seat and window strap).

Last updated on 12/07/2021
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