Meet The Team………….
My name is Keely. I'm the owner and manager at Barn Lodge Childcare and an Ofsted registered childminder. I'm married with two children of my own, a daughter who is 10 and son who is 8.
Our team is made up with three Ofsted registered childminders, myself, Sharon and Sophie.
We run from my family home which is a converted barn with a large garden for children to explore. We have an additional play barn which provides a fantastic space for the children.
Sharon, Ofsted registered childminder. Sharon has three children of her own. Two grown up boys and a little girl of 10.
Sophie, Ofsted registered childminder.
Sophie has a back ground and experience in looking after young children. She has great knowledge in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We also have five childcare assistants that work with us, Tammy, Sian, Emma, Susan and Steve.
Tammy comes from a career
in childcare and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our setting.
Sian is current doing a University course on Early Years and has experience running a forestry school.
Emma has returned to childcare after taking a break to raise her own family.
Steve is Keely's Husband and father of two. Steve helps out when needed inbetween running his own business (gardening). He can often be found in the kitchen preparing snacks and meals. He is also our resident gardener and caretaker!
Susan is a mother and Grandmother and loves to help us out when we need her!
We are in a great location within Allington, Maidstone. We are close to town, travel links and a short walking distance to many primary schools and pre schools. Yet we are tucked away in what feels like semi rural countryside.
There is off road parking facilities to make it easy and safe for you to drop off and collect your child away from busy roads.
We care for 9 children from 0-5 years each day with a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children and operate Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm.
We follow the newly revised Early Learning Foundation Stage for the under 5's. This education framework encourages children to develop their personalities, talents and abilities.
Every child is unique, we observe each child's development and learning, assess progress and plan for their next steps.
If you would like to visit us to see our facilities and meet us in person, and for information on our fees then please contact us.
You can do this either by submitting your details on our contact us page....
or call us on 01622 685506