Ann Atkins

Last updated: 09/06/2023

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder, (rated good)*********I have one available term time only space room September   *********

Phone  01635741257 or 07554530680 Or email

I am based in Dunstan Park Thatcham. RG18 4BA there is parking outside my house, for drop off and pick up.

(there are no steps leading into the house)

We attend playgroups, forrest school, and any other community events that are on.  We love messy play, reading books, painting, mark making and general play. every day is a new day and we go with the flow. We meet up with other childminders and take turns doing activities with our children.

          Xxx  We are animal lovers and have cats, dogs and a Shetland pony that enrich our lives Xxxxx


I have a relaxed home from home environment. Where the children thrive and are school ready when the time comes.   

I do NOT offer drop off or collection from any schools or preschools. 

I accept tax free childcare payments. And 15 - 30 childcare hours.


I have paediatric first aid

fully insured

enhanced CRB check

safeguard training

i have attended many courses to keep my knowledge up to date and relevant.


Who to contact

Contact Name
01635 741257

I have all qualifications that are required by Ofsted and keep up to date with my knowledge and understanding. I have been inspected by Ofsted 06/06/23 and rated good

Where to go

Ann’s Childminding
14, Rosemary Gardens
Dunstan Park
RG18 4BA

I have extra wide doors for wheelchair access, no step leading to the front door and parking right outside the house.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.50 per hour
£6.50 an Hour. Children bring their own lunch boxs and snacks. I can reheat cooked food that you supply.


Age Ranges
Other notes

I will work in partnership with parents needs.   We will speak about any needs at time of initial meeting. And adapt to what may be needed.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
I would work with the parents. Parents supply their own child?s packed lunch.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
I have one term time only vacancy to start in September 2023. Updated 08/06/23
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
1 0 1
1 1 5
1 5 8
1 8 12

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hour Partner Summary

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07.30 17:15
Tuesday 07.30 17:15
Wednesday 07.30 17:15
Thursday 07.30 17:15

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Francis Baily Primary School
Pied Piper Pre-School
I can drop off and collect from any Thatcham pre school if needed

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/06/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/04/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory

Local Offer


I would work with parents 

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?

Parents will advise me

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

I will speak to parents and work in partnership with them and any outside agencies if required

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

Depending on the needs of the child. Parents and I would work in partnership to help the child with their individual needs

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

Depends on the needs. I would be flexible and change and adapt as required

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

Low child adult ratio. My setting is not a big busy setting like a nursery, more of a home from home setting

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

Working in partnership with parents have a daily diary if needed.

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

Adapt what needs to be adapted in a way that will include them and there disability

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

No steps. Wheelchair friendly house. Extra wide doors

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

By working in partnership with the other setting.

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

I evaluate as I work and can adapt to include any child

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

Ann Atkins

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

I send out questionnaires and ask for feedback from parents. I have a complaints book. if the need arises I will follow my policy that I would have shared with all parents that are in my care.

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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