Ann Atkins

Last updated: 14/02/2022

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder, (rated good)

*********I have No  space available.   I am full   *********

I have morning Francis Baily school drop off places for September 2022 from 7:30

and afternoon pick ups from Francis Baily school until 5.15

Phone  01635741257 or 07554530680 Or email

I am based in Dunstan Park Thatcham. I have been a childminder for 17 years. I have one child of my own, that is now an adult and living at home.

We attend playgroups, spend time outside in the garden and local parks. We meet up with other childminders and have fun. We have 2 small family dogs and 2 cats  ( we are animal lovers) we also have a shetland pony that the children enjoy getting involved with,  feeding grooming etc 

I have a home from home environment, I offer flexible childcare. I  may be able to accommodate shift patterns.  

I can drop off and collect from any Thatcham preschools and cover Francis Baily School before and after school 

we have plenty of parking for picking up and dropping off.

I accept child care vouchers and tax free childcare payments. And 15 - 30 funded hours.


Who to contact

Contact Name
01635 741257

I have all qualifications that are required by Ofsted. 

Where to go

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

I have extra wide door for a wheelchair

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.00 per hour
£6.00 an Hour. Children bring their own lunch boxs and snacks. I can reheat cooked food that you supply.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
I would work with the parents

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
before school drop offs to Francis Baily school. I also could possibly work with a shift pattern for a part time child mon,tue,wed,thur.
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
I have no funded children on role 

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
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. That I’m happy to say is empty. But if the need arises I will follow my policy that I would have shared with all parents that are in my care.

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