Joanne Dransfield

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder (graded 'good') working from my home in Marsh Gibbon. We have a small Jack-a-doodle dog, who is very friendly and good with children. We also have a 2 cats, 3 ducks and 2 chickens. We have a spacious fully enclosed and safe garden in which the children love to play. I take the children out for regular walks and trips to the playground in our lovely village. 

Who to contact


Where to go

Marsh Gibbon

Other Details

Cost Description

Discount for siblings

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 0 years (spaces available = 0)
From 1 years to 4 years (spaces available = 1)
From 5 years to 7 years (spaces available = 1)
From 8+ years to years (spaces available = 2)

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places

Age ranges
From 0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months
When is childcare available?
Full Time
Part Time
Term Times
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
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

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
Marsh Gibbon CE School
Marsh Gibbon Pre-School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


I will ensure that at Butterflies Childminding all children will be viewed as unique individuals. I will use observations to plan the next stages of your child's development. I aim to work closely with parents to identify any concerns. My bathroom is downstairs and therefore fully accessible to children who require specialist equipment. There is no step at the front door and only 1 small one at the back. The garden is completely flat. 

Contact Name
Jo Dransfield
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Needs Level
All Needs Met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Early Years Local Offer Response

1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?

No recent training

2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?

I work very closely with the parents of children attending my setting. I speak to parents daily about what the children have enjoyed or achieved that day regarding their developmental progress.

3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

I complete assessments regularly and compete termly EYFS development records. Any concerns regarding a child’s development are shared with parents. If further support is required we will discuss whether parents would like other services to be involved.

4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?

I have a key contact at Buckinghamshire County Council Early Years team who I may contact for advice if a parent permits this. I would be willing to access further training to support a child’s development. Also, I would welcome other professionals into my setting who have an involvement with the child.

5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?

My setting is fully accessible. There is only a small step into the back garden. I have a large bathroom downstairs which would easily accommodate a wheelchair. I am happy to make small adaptations to my setting if needed.

6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?

I work closely with the local pre school and school. I have a settling in period with children attending my setting. I am able to take children to pre school for short settling in periods and pick them up later.

7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?

I will keep up to date with send information and regularly review my setting and equipment. I will keep in touch with my key contact at my local authority.

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