I am an Ofsted registered childminder based in Thatcham. I offer school drop offs and pick ups to Parsons Down infants and juniors schools.
I have 3 years experience working as a childminding assistant and 5 years experience working with disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. I also have two children of my own aged 5 and 8.
I have a wide range of toys to cover all areas of learning and a good outdoors space with a variety of garden toys.
I often visit Thatcham lakes as I live close. We also visit soft play regularly and sometimes have outings to places such as the farm.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Amys alpacas
60, Paynesdown Road
- RG19 3SG
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 5.00 per hour
- Costs include morning and afternoon snack and any outings.
However nappies and meals need to be provided if required.
Before school sessions are £10.
After school sessions include a £5 pick up fee plus the hourly rate.
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Immediate vacancies
- Date updated
- Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s) Places Start Age End Age 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 5 8 0 8 +
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
- 30 Hour Partner Summary
- No Partner
- Do you have a waiting list?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 7:00 19:00 Tuesday 7:00 19:00 Wednesday 7:00 19:00 Thursday 7:00 19:00 Friday 7:00 19:00
- Offers pickups
Parsons Down Infant School
Parsons Down Junior School
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- 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
All children are identified as individuals regardless of disability. Every child has their own personal needs that are to be met. Care plans and risk assessments are put into place and followed to protect and care for all children to the best of my abilities.
Communication with parents/carers is vital. Daily journals are completed and handed over to parents daily.
I make termly activity plans to cover all 7 areas of learning and to suit all age ranges.
I am able to communicate with Makaton and provide social stories if needed. I will adapt every activity to suit needs of all individuals within my setting.
My daughter is SEND and I have 5 years experience working with disabilities. I have recently had training in a sensory workshops provided by the NHS. I’ve also had training in autism awareness, epilepsy, medication, equality and diversity. I feel I personally am fully trained to support individuals with extra care needs.
I will track learning via learning journals and work towards the next steps for each individual that I create.
I will always plan everything in advance and adapt activities and outings to Suit all needs by using risk assements and activity plans.
Unfortunately being a rented property with concrete steps my house is not wheelchair friendly and I’m unable to adapt this.
I will transfer all learning journals to the new setting and discuss with the children about where they are going and incorporate this into activities.
By keeping leading journals I can track the development of every child and see what next steps need to be taken. Parents are able to view these daily and have their own sections to fill in any comments.
West Berkshires early years
Journals have a section daily for parents comments. I also welcome any discussion on drop offs and pick ups. Ofsteds number is also available within my procedures which parents can access at any time
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