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Amanda Jones (Childminder): Amanda's Little Acorns

A little about me. Well I live with my 2 teenage daughters. I have years of childcare experience having worked as a self-employed childminder for over 16 years in total. I am kind hearted, caring, compassionate, fun, and appreciate every child for who they are. I am knowledgeable in working to the EYFS and Ofsted standards and have experience in caring for children up to the age of 12. I love working with children and have always built up a great rapport with both the children in my care and their parents/carers. I have experience working with children with Aspergers and more complex Autism. Spaces are available for full or part time care and school pick ups and drop offs to Summerfields Academy and pick ups from St John the Baptist School. I run a Holiday Club available at £25 per day for non-contracted children. A range of activities and outdoor play will be offered along with some trips out where possible. Snacks and drinks provided throughout the day and hot meal can be provided at lunchtime should this be required. Check out my facebook page.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Jones
Contact Position


Where to go

Amanda's Little Acorns
32, West Pinfold
S71 4PG

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£180 Childminder cost per week
£5.00 Childminder cost per hour
£38.00 Childminder cost per day
£25.00 Holiday Club per day
£12.50 After School Session
Prices include meals, drinks and snacks

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,4 months
14 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Immediate vacancies for before and afterschool, 2 and 3 year funded spaces and holiday club

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

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

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Summer Fields Primary Academy
Royston Saint John Baptist CE VA Primary
Pick ups only from St John the Baptist. Drop offs and pick ups from Summerfields Academy. Morning pick up from Parkside nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


I have had previous one to one experience with autistic children. I will do my upmost to cater to your needs including any relevant training I may need to attend. Some experience with Aspergers too. 

Age range: birth to 5 years

Age range: 6 to 25 years

Short breaks are available


Continous training will allow me to adapt my setting and resources to be able to cater for any children who would like to attend, I am aware of legislation and will ensure any child is supported to promote their development.

Additional Needs:
Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties
Physical difficulties
Visual impairment
Hearing impairment
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Multi-sensory impairment
Learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication needs


Schools Extended Local Offer Response

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

I undertake regular observations of children which will help to identify need and parents will always be given the opportunity to share their concerns.

specific Support will be dependent on need and discussed with parents/professionals

EYFS will be adapted to provide differentiation where required

Parents will be kept informed by showing information/observations/assessments and planning so that parents can support the interests and needs of the child and monitor progress.

Social and emotional support will be provided through offering opportunities, activities and experiences that support personal, social and emotional development.

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

Experience of children with autism and aspergers - Working closely offering 1-1 care. Signposting to other services outside the setting will be supported.

Autism Awareness


SENCO for Childminders

How accessible is our setting?

I have small step down to front door. Step up at the back. Large garden. Currently only toilet facilities upstairs.

recources will be provided dependent on need and advice from professionals. Access to Treasure Box

Outings can usually be accomodated due to the small ratios of children this is not usually a problem but risk assessments will be undertaken to support this.

Last updated on 07/06/2021
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