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Penelope Gascoyne

I am a professional childminder providing a home from home setting that is safe, fun and exciting where children can learn through play. I am a married mum to three grown-up children and have over 15 years professional experience in education as a specialist teaching assistant.

I aim to provide a loving environment similar to that provided for my own children and therefore we always have outdoor time, trips to play groups as well as visits to the library and parks. In addition, I offer a wide range of developmental and play activities to support and stimulate a child's development. I am perfectly positioned for school and nursery pick-ups and drop-offs at St John's school, Raymoth Lane and Gateford Park, offering wrap-around care. I have current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and have undertaken training in Safeguarding Children and Delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Penny Gascoyne
Contact Position
01909 509707

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Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Per Hour
Meals are also provided at £1 per meal.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
15 years experience in an education environment. Work in partnership with parents/carers and agencies.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Work in partnership with parents/carers. Take a proactive approach listing dietary information and developing structured kitchen routines. Have first-hand knowledge of feeding a dairy and gluten intolerant child.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
An annual calendar of events, exploring various cultures and religions. Library books, events and festivals. A family member who speaks Spanish, French and Italian at native speaker level.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
St John's nursery

Opening Times & Facilities

Outdoor Play
Imaginative Play
Baking Cooking
Video's DVD's
Messy Play
Physical Play
Role Play
Sleeping Area
Homework Help
Quiet Activities
Construction Play
Visits & Outings
Creative Play
Walking Bus
When is childcare available?
Evenings (after 6.00pm)
Emergencies / Short Notice
Other Availability
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm Term time only.

School Pickups

Offers pickups
St John's CE Primary School (Worksop)
Gateford Park Primary and Nursery School (Worksop)
Tree Tops Nursery drop of and collection also

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Rated 5 out of 5
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Term time childcare is a real financial bonus.
Penny provides a homely atmosphere and genuine care for my son. I always leave him knowing he feels safe and secure and enjoys the array of activities Penny plans. I work in a school and so the added bonus with Penny is that I only pay for term time. This has saved me a significant amount of money! I cannot recommend this childminder enough. Review date: Tue 17/12/2019
Home from home childcare
Penny offers high quality childcare for term time in a home from home environment. Our son has been going since he was 9 months old. Penny did everything to make us feel happy and secure leaving him those first few days and often sends pictures to update and of course keep mum happy! He is now just over 2 and is absolutely thriving in Penny’s care. There are such a variety of activities both indoor and outdoor helping to support his development in each area. Nothing is too much trouble for Penny and she is so flexible regarding pick up and drop off time. We can not recommend Penny highly enough and feel so thankful we found her. Review date: Tue 19/05/2020
Record Last Updated On: 25/10/2021

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