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  • Are you a child minder willing to care for a home educated child? Add your details here.


Please note: Educational Freedom takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information listed about each childminder.
We recommend caution and common sense when choosing a childminder.
Please do your own research and checks before employing a minder.

A childminder can not be legally responsible for providing home education for your child, however, it is acceptable for them to oversee 'homework'.

Exeter, United Kingdom 0 mi


Hi, My name is Susan and I am an Ofsted registered Chldminder, working since 2007.  I am Home Education friendly.

Paignton, United Kingdom 19.62 mi

Ofsted registered.

Seaton, Devon, United Kingdom 20.24 mi

Home educated her own children from 7 until college.

Ofsted registered.


Musbury, Axminster, United Kingdom 22.08 mi

Home based childcare from 4 months to 13 years, throughout the year. 7am- 7pm.  Wrap around care also available.
Other times may be available on request.


My fees are £4.00 an hour.

Registered to accept both the 15 hours and the extended 30 hours ​Early Years Funding, free nursery places for 3 and 4 year olds.
Some  2 year old funded placed may be available.
Childcare vouchers accepted.  
I am registered with the Tax-free childcare Scheme

I do not charge retainers or for periods of absence, If your child is unwell or on holiday, for example.

My qualifications

BA (Hons) Humanities,
Certificate in Early Years Practice Level 4,
NVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education,

Childminders Foundation,
Pediatric First Aid,
Equal Opportunities, Schema, Physical and Sensory Development, Early Years Foundation Stage, Risk Assessment, AXS01,
Safeguarding Children Level 3, Tackling Domestic Violence,
Letters and Sounds,
Language and Communication,
ICAN, SEN Code of Practice,
Ofsted updates, The two year check training, Provider network meetings attended.

Judged ‘Good’ in last 4 Ofsted inspections, the last in February 2017.
​Ofsted Number 104 224

Visit my website erikapollard.weebly.com

Wellington (Somerset), Wellington, Somerset, United Kingdom 22.48 mi

I am a registered childminder and am happy to look after children of any age up to 16 years. I do not home educate

Tavistock, United Kingdom 24.47 mi

Registered childminder with Ofsted



I am Poppy-Jayne Banks and run Hazelnut Childminding. I live with my husband and daughter. Our daughter was born in 2017. We have a cat called Phoebe, a persian, who is mostly outdoors or asleep. We moved from Suffolk to Devon in 2012, where we eventually bought our first house. I love being close to the Dartmoor, Cornwall and the wide expanse sea and take full advantage of what is local to us.

I have been working with children for ten years (including motherhood) and have experience with children from 0 to 12. I focused particularly on supporting children in Early Years, those who needed Speech and Language support and additional needs.

At Sixteen I began a YMCA apprenticeship at a nursery in Suffolk called Rhymes LTD. I enjoyed working in before and after school clubs and in the nursery. I was employed after my apprenticeship and stayed with them for a number of years before becoming a Teaching Assistant in Year one specialising in Makaton and EAL(English as an Additional Language). I chose to attend a college for a year to gain further training and while completing my course I became the LGBT and Disability Officer assisting in the promotion of equality and actively participating in all meetings to gain further support services. When my partner and I moved to Devon, I worked for a number of years as a Speech and Language and Special Educational Needs focused Teaching Assistant using my British sign language certificate, Makaton and other courses to support learning.

After the birth of my daughter I decided that childminding would be a wonderful fit for our family. I observed nurseries and childminding settings before choosing a childminder for some of my child’s care myself. This ensured my child had access to lots of local outings, focused attention and a gentle manner in who I chose.  I understand the importance of a clear, honest relationship between a parent and the care provider they’ve selected for their child. Be assured I will always be open and honest with you and will work with you to support your family’s journey in a gentle way. I am grateful for my wonderful experience using a childminder and it has encouraged me to develop the style of care I am now offering.

I have annual memberships to National Trust, Garden House and Eden Project. We use these regularly as well as exploring in our large garden and the Nature Reserve we back onto. Children here will spend much of their time learning through nature, loose parts, and open ended resources allowing them the freedom to create ideas for themselves and have a go at a variety of play styles. I am supportive of all parent’s choices – here at Hazelnut Childminding I am cloth welcoming, able to sling wear/pram use and breastfeeding/formula friendly. I provide rear-facing car seats, able to rear face until four years old and full car seats until 12.


All the best on your search,



Bideford, United Kingdom 35.85 mi

Ofsted Registered childminder for 11 years. I’ve been home educating my own daughter for the past 4 years.

Callington, Cornwall, United Kingdom 37.39 mi

Hi, I am a registered childminder who has a level 3 CCLD qualification along with previous experience of working in schools including an additional needs school working with ASD primarily but also learning difficulties. I am based in Barry and have children from a young age and would be willing to have children up to the age of 14. I do a lot of trips.to places such as techniquest, the museum, st Fagans and other historical or educational experiences as well as making the most of nature and being outdoors as much as possible.

Jocelyn Drive, Wells BA5 2HA, United Kingdom 50.61 mi

Ofsted Outstanding childminder. Please contact for more info.

Llanishen, Cardiff, United Kingdom 57.99 mi

Familiar with home education.


Penwithick, United Kingdom 59.68 mi

We home educate our three children (10, 5 and 2) and offer care for children of all ages, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

White Road, Mere, Warminster BA12 6EX, UK 61.12 mi

OFSTED registered childminder who has home educated for 18 months and flexi-schooled for 2 years (ongoing).

Happy to explore all ages. I offer adhoc care (non-contract) to give flexibility to home ed parents.

Peasedown Saint John BA2 8AL, United Kingdom 63.42 mi

I am an early years and primary Montessori teacher and with my Montessori trained assistants educate primary aged children

Llandarcy, Skewen, United Kingdom 65.4 mi

Able to take home educated children towards the end of 2016

Churchill Road, Bristol BS4 3RN, United Kingdom 65.59 mi
Kingswood, Bristol, UK 67.77 mi

I am a Ofsted registered childminder with a background in English teaching. I live with my 3.5 year old and am passionate about children’s rights and facilitating child led exploration of the world around us. We love science, woodlands and crafts. We have a wealth of wooden open ended toys, and would like to build raised beds in the garden to grow food plus do lots of trips out to parks, woodland and museums. Foodwise, we are a plant-based setting and I have plans to do forest school training and move the project to an outdoor based one in the future. All ages welcome, please call to arrange a visit.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom 72.32 mi

I am an ofsted registered childminder based in Bournemouth. I have a large, open plan, free flow setting for school age children.

For information and availability please contact me.


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