Barbara Gilbert (Happy Bus Childminding)

Here at Happy Bus Childminding we offer a safe, caring stimulating home environment, where children can thrive, develop and build important social skills. Great activities and experiences offered as well as good healthy home cooked meals.

Who to contact

07787 572015 07787 572015
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Please contact the setting for opening times Available during summer, Easter and half term holidays Overnight care provided
Session Information
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusion Information

Has Special Needs provision
Has provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Outdoor garden
Adjustments for wheelchair users available
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Transporting children to and from school
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - Extended entitlement
Caters for all dietary needs
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Caters for all cultural needs

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

Coppice Primary School
John Bramston Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Local Offer


Age range
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Shortbreak type

Education Offer


I give all children in my care the opportunity to reach their full potential. Sometimes this means adapting an activity to the child’s ability and stage of development, providing additional resources or giving one child more attention and support than others during a particular activity or routine.

We live in a detached house and the downstairs is entirely used for childminding. We have a fairly good size garden which backs onto the local park, accessible via a gate (properly padlocked for safety).

We do not have a dedicated sensory room but we have a lot of sensory resources / equipment which is regularly used. 

Identifying children's needs

We monitor each child's development very closely and discuss any concerns with parents, giving them information about  where to go for professional advice if required, or agree on strategies to deal with the issues we may be presented with. I work closely with the Local Authority Childminding Development Officer and SEN Advisor when a child is indentified with special educational needs as they have suitable strategies to provide support. 

Dedicated contacts

Barbara Gilbert

Involving children and their families
  • Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
  • Planning and review meetings
  • Advice on how to support learning at home
Range of support available
  • Partnership working with other professionals
  • Support for communication needs
  • Additional support strategies
  • Support for health needs
  • Support for behaviour
Measuring children's progress

Regular observations for all children and more in-depth plans for children with identified needs.

Accessibility of the school

At present we do not have any extra facilities as we have no children who require them. We are however prepared to make changes or adapt our setting to the specific needs.


Activities are planned and organised, following a risk assessment, according to children abilities and needs. 

Transition arrangements

I will discuss any transition with parents in advance and plan how I can support their child to make the change. I can provide activities linked to the transition and offer emotional support when needed

I will make every effort, with parental agreement, to link with the new setting planning and activities with my own to support the child’s learning and provide them with any information that may help the teacher or nursery staff settle the child in.

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent consultation
  • Signposting
Further information

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