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Smile Awhile Childcare - Yarnold, Sonia

A caring home based childcare practitioner and a mother of two, with 20 years of experience of working with children and adults of physical and learning disability. I have a secure, spacious garden dedicated to the children and the business. It has a sensory area and play areas with climbing frames, climbing ladders, water play, roundabout seesaw, many ride-on cars and bikes. There is a large sandpit with easy access and swing set accessible for all children. I have a new play space fully equipped with a sensory room, home corner, constructive area, role play and table top play. I take the children out to playgroups 5 days a week to ensure they are socialising and meeting their interactive needs. I use a online system so parents can track their child's development and achievements. 

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

023 8077 2583
07906 017597

I have a large playroom where children can enjoy and explore crafts, construction, role play, technology through computers. The resources I have and the activities we do covers and meets all of the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS).

We use an online system called Baby’s days to record and monitor children’s development where parent’s can log in and view what their child has been doing. We regularly carry out observations and take pictures of the children doing the activities.

I have a large spacious garden which includes slides, swing set, climbing frame, seesaw, water play tray, sand pit and more. The garden is safe and secure with high walls and locked gates. All equipment is regularly checked in order to maintain safety and quality. All children will be supervised at all times.

All children are welcome and their faith and culture will be valued and respected within the setting.

All children in my care are looked after in a homely environment much like their own, where they feel safe and secure. If your child has not been to a home based setting before and it is their first time, it can be difficult and emotional for the family. In order to make this transition period easier, I have made my home and the children’s play areas as welcoming as possible.

 We also visit local attractions. I am committed to furthering my knowledge and look to develop ways to sustain my good practice. I have my diploma in childcare. I am an accredited childminder and offer nursery education. Fresh nutritious food provided. All children welcome.

Where to go

Children's Centre Areas
Coxford Shirley Warren Lordshill

I have an assistant who is Level 3 EYE trained, first aid trained and Safeguarding trained. 

Time / Date Details

Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
4.50 (Social hours) Per Hour
6.00 (Unsocial hours - before 8am and after 5pm) Per Hour
Breakfast £1.50 Snacks are included Parents need to provide children lunch for the day


Age Ranges
From 0 years 3 months to 5 years 12 months

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Severe And Complex Physical And Learning Disabilities
Lifting And Handling Disabled Children And Young People
Cerebral palsy
Downs syndrome
Autistic spectrum disorder
Special Educational Needs
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Medication - Administration Of
I cater for special dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarian, would discuss with parents.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies are dependant on the days and hours you need.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Friday 07:00 18:00


Maximum number of Vacancies

Vacancy Age Ranges
Vacancy Age Ranges
Age RangeVacancies
0-1 1
2-4 1
5-7 2

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Shirley Warren LC Primary And Nursery School
Springhill Catholic Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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