Gemma Hesketh

Last updated: 15/01/2024

I have been qualified in childcare since 2004

I nannied for 12 years and now offer a warm and welcoming setting in my home.

I am available to pick up/drop off from playmates pre school and Whitelands school.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Gemma Hesketh

Where to go

34, Sagecroft Road
RG18 3BF

I have a wide range of toys and activities available for all children.

An enclosed and safe garden with sand pit and water table


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
5.25 per hour
my hourly charge is £5.25 not including meals but does include activities and snacks


Age Ranges
Other notes

I am open for all children but I don't have a downstairs toilet.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
currently i have no vacancies for under 5's. I have some availability for before and after school care tues-thursday term time only.
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
0 1 4
0 5 7
0 8 +

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hour Partner Summary
Playmates Pre School

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 17.30
Tuesday 7.30 17.30
Wednesday 7.30 17.30
Thursday 7.30 17.30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Playmates Pre-School
Whitelands Park Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/02/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


I don't have much experience with children who have special educational needs but I'm willing to do courses to improve my understanding and help support a child and their family.

Contact Name
Gemma Hesketh
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
Needs Level

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

speaking to parents about their child I have experience with observing children

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

I can offer face to face meetings to discuss your child and how we can help them develop together

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Activities will be adapted to your childs needs so that they can join with all the children

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

I treat all children as an individual so their needs are assessed and teaching strategies adapted.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

contact with West Berkshire Council and the childrens hub in Thatcham

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

for children under 5 they each have a learning journey, where photos of our activies are placed,they are sent home termly. i discuss next steps and work in partnership with parents. All children are unique so these are based around what your child can already do and what they need to do next

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

I risk assess trips and activities so all children can be safe in my care.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

Not very accessible as I have a step up and in to my house and no downstairs toilet.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

My full support will be offered to both child and carer whilst the child transitions to a new setting or school

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

I Send out 6 monthly questionnaires to parents about my setting. I observe things that need changing with lots of face to face discussions

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Gemma Hesketh

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

regular questionnaires complaints book

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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