Joanne Wernham

Last updated: 15/08/2023


My name is Jo, I am an Ofsted registered childminder who lives in Thatcham with my husband and 16yr old daughter. We live on a quiet cul-de-sac on the kennet Lea estate near the train station. I provide a home from home childcare setting, loving, friendly, safe and non smoking environment. I enjoy keeping fit, boxercise sessions and love skiing in the winter months.

Myself, my husband ( John) and daughter all hold an enhanced DBS check. I have completed the childminding registration course and I am Paediatric First Aid trained. I follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)Framework and take regular observations to ensure your child is progressing. I have a level 3 diploma for Children & Young People's workforce. I am keen to take any steps to improve & increase my effectiveness as a Registered Childminder. I have public liability insurance with Morton Michel and hold a full clean driving license.

Our garden is fully enclosed and has plenty of toys to play with. We use the garden in all weather conditions and we also have a park a few minutes walk away. We also visit Farms, Toddler groups, Music groups, Walks and Messy play.

if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 07769582566 or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jo Wernham
Contact Position

Where to go

15, Justice Close
RG19 4GZ

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 per hour
£4.50 P/h Full Time


Age Ranges

Age Range Notes

From 0 years 0 months to 14 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
I have had some training on food allergies and intolrances, also had a few children who have had allergies (egg)and intolerances to dairy, gluten and wheat.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for availability as this circumstances can change. Only have spaces during COVID-19 over Easter holidays, including Bank Holidays.
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
1 0 1
2 1 4
0 5 7
0 8 14

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
Any local nursery

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Playmates Pre-School
The Colourful Caterpillar
Parsons Down Infant School
Parsons Down Junior School
Pied Piper Pre-School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
12/09/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/11/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/09/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Joanne Wernham
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
7 to 11
Needs Level

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

In the setting I observe, track the child aginst the EYFS guidelines, also working with parents concerns or worries. Its important to work with the parents.

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

I report each day with a daily diary, whatsapp photos (with permission from parents) termly reports and working with parents as required.

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

I plan and adapt play to the childs ability and development needs, use next steps to go further after observations.

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

All children will be assessed on their individual needs and work closely with the parents and other professionals.

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

Children are supported as individuals, I discuss with parents to find out names of any professionals involved with their child.

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

I use on on-line system called babydays which parents have their own log in to access and add to should they choose to.

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

I do not exclude any child. I will adapt the activity/outing so everyone can participate.

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


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

I will complete a transition report for the new setting so they can see where the child is at and a bit about them. I will also read stories to the child, talk about new settings and if parents requested take them for a visit.

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 home parental questionnaires for feedback on how I can improve my setting. Working with parents sharing information with other professionls (with permission)

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

Jo Wernham 07769582566 or email:

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

Working closely in partnership with parents either verbally, text, email, whatsapp and questionaires. I have a Complaints and Compliments policy and procedure that I adhere to.

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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