Last updated: 05/11/2021
I have a son and daughter aged 13 & 17. I live in a quiet residential area in Tilehurst close to several toddler groups, children's centres, parks and Sulham woods. I have a large well resourced playroom and garden and offer a safe, homely environment.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Sharon Sheppard
- Contact Position
Where to go
10, Barefoot Close
- RG31 5QF
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 per hour
- I charge £5 per hour per child.
- Age Ranges
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Immediate vacancies
- Date updated
- Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s) Places Start Age End Age 1 0 1 2 1 4 0 5 7
- 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 nursery or pre school in the local area
- Do you have a waiting list?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:30 18:30 Tuesday 07:30 18:30 Wednesday 07:30 18:30 Thursday 07:30 18:30 Friday 07:30 18:30
- Offers pickups
any local pre-school/nursery
Birch Copse Primary School
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 06/10/2022 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 14/12/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 26/02/2013 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Contact Name
- Sharon Sheppard
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
- Needs Level
Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings
Through observation, monitoring and liaison with parents, pre school or nursery (if applicable)
Through meetings and records kept and shared through babysdays.
By assessing the child's needs through observation.
Learning is always planned to take into account every child's specific needs - whatever they may be. I have a large range of resources for all abilities and a lot of resources that encourage language development. I also have a basic knowledge of makaton.
I use babysdays to record children's starting points and then plan next steps. Parents can log into to view the the child's development tracker and and they can add observations, photos and comments to their child's records. I have regular updates with parents.
Activities and trips are organised to suit the needs of all the children. They are carefully planned and considerations include transport, parking, adult to child ratios, toilet trips and safety. A risk assessment is done of every part of the setting at the beginning of the day and before every trip.
I have steps at the front of the house but they can be avoided using the driveway. I have large french doors in the dining room and play room and can fit a ramp to make the garden accessible. The garden is one level.
I work in close contact with my local primary school. I follow a tracker to prepare children for school that I share with parents and I always meet teachers before child starts school and share information with them.
Self evaluation and questionnaires/feedback from parents
I use whatsapp and babysdays for communication and I have a complaints policy.
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