Alice Summersby

Last updated: 14/02/2022

I set up Sweet Briar childminding after 10 years working with children in a wide range of settings, from home based childcare, nurseries and schools to specialist residential care. As a Mum I have developed a new layer of understanding to add to my experience and wanted to create a setting which provides the kind of childcare I would want to use. 

Sweet Briar Childminding is first and foremost a family environment, our living space is open plan, and has free-flow access to an outdoor deck area.  We are located next to a beautiful park and also have a large accessible garden. Every day we go for walks with our family dog, and regularly take other trips to children's venues and groups. I use an online diary and development tracking software system to keep parents up to date throughout the day. 

Meal times and snacks are had together as a group and I can also provide home-cooked balanced meals. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sweet Briar childminding
Contact Position
Sweet Briar Childminding

Where to go

Sweet Briar Childminding
67, Sweet Briar Drive
RG31 7AD

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 per hour
£5 per hour 08:00 - 17:00
£8 per hour from 7-8 17-18

Snacks included, Meals at extra charge
No food and consumables are included for funded places.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Some allergies catered for, please enquire. Vegetarian Lunches catered for.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Immediate start available for afterschool and holiday care. Future availability for one 0-4 child monday-thursday from September 2022
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
0 1 4
1 5 7
1 8 +

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

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Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8:00 17.30
Tuesday 8:00 17.30
Wednesday 8:00 17.30
Thursday 8:00 17.30
Friday closed

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Calcot Infant & Nursery School
Calcot Infant School And Nursery Class
Calcot Junior School
I offer collection only from Calcot Infant & Junior Schools. 

Local Offer


SEND provision has always been a passion of mine, and I hope to create a setting that reflects this.
I have worked as a 1:1 learning support within mainstream schools, as a SENDCo at a nursery, and as a support worker in a specialist residential school for children and young people with severe autism. I will use all my experience and passion to support any child with additional needs or SEND who attends my setting and also support their families throughout their time with me. 


Contact Name
Alice Summersby
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
12 to 14
Needs Level

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

Using dedicated software I will track the development of children in my care and monitor when they are achieving milestones. If i were to become concerned about a child's development I would work alongside parents and professionals to support the child and their family

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

I use software called Babys Days, this is accessible by the parents of all children I care for, all observations, next steps and support strategies are documented on here. When supporting a child with additional needs or SEND I will also correspond closely with their family and aim to support them as well as the child; where ever possible using strategies that can be continued at home too.

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

A key principle of the EYFS is that all children are unique, therefore all children's needs are met on an individual basis, this includes any child with additional needs or SEND. I do this by using a child led and in the moment planning, to follow a child's interests and extend their learning within their play. I use a cycle of observation, assessing and extending and evaluating, in which I observe the children, assess the next step for them, extend their current play to help them to achieve it and then evaluating progress and how else I can support them.

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

I have experience using PECS to support communication, I have experience using the TEACCHH approach used to support children and young adults with autism. I also have had TEAM TEACH training for positive behavior management

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

All children who attend my setting are all treated as individuals and their unique needs are supported on a case by case basis. If a child who has additional needs of SEND attends my settings I will do my best to support them and will seek additional training and professional advice to enable me to do so.

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

Parents have their own log in details they can see the observations and trackers for their child and are encouraged to add their own observations too.

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

All activities and trips are risk assessed and can be adapted to ensure that additional needs are met and all children can participate meaningfully and safely.

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

There are steps to access this setting.

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

I understand open clear communication is essential in planning for a successful transition. I will also provide any additional support such as preparing the child for their new setting and sending any relevant information to the new setting.

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

Regular communication is encouraged, and support from Rutland Early Years agency is available for both the setting and the Parents.

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

Alice Summersby by Email.

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

All feedback is welcomed verbally, Facilities for compliments and complains are also available within the parent/setting software "Babys Days".

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