Who Are Whitstable Childcare?

Based in beautiful Tankerton, Kent, Whitstable Childcare was established by myself, Lisa Eastburn, in 2004 and has grown from strength to strength.  I have since been joined by Duncan McKean, my partner, as a childminder in his own right.  

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and have been minding since 2004, in my last Ofsted inspection in 2015 received my second Outstanding grade.  Duncan is awaiting his first graded inspection. 

We are Eligible Childminders which allows us to draw funding for the Free Entitlement of Nursery Education from the age of two years, including the 30 hours entitlement.  We are  members of PACEY, with whom we are fully insured.  We are also active members of the Whitstable Childminding Group.

We pride ourselves on offering a home-from-home environment for your child.  Our setting is a bungalow where the whole of the downstairs area is used for minding, including a fabulous conservatory which we use as a playroom. The garden is fully enclosed, well equipped and the children have access to the garden every day. We provide sun hats, waterproof all-in-ones, wellington boots etc to cover all types of weather. It is our priority to provide the best possible care for your child in a welcoming home-based setting. 

Before childminding I volunteered at All Saints Nursery School, where I served as Chairperson during my daughter's time there and in my spare time I work as a jeweller, making silver jewellery (have a look under links for "The Silver Bubble").

Duncan has added another dimension to our already successful childcare environment. He is a fully qualified teacher and is forest school trained, over time we will be implementing many of his excellent skills into the setting.

This is an equal opportunities household and we treat every child as an individual with individual needs. All children, irrespective of their race, age, gender, colour, ability, family structure, language spoken and social, cultural and religious backgrounds are welcomed.

With the support of our parents/carers we are in the process of becoming more eco friendly in our setting and choose to use Cheeky Wipes instead of wet wipes. We support the use of cloth nappies.