Amy Baker

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 3 and 6. 

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

Contact Name
Amy
Telephone
07776301903
E-mail
amybaker001@hotmail.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/amyschildmindingthatcham

Where to go

Name
Amys child minding
Address
60, Paynesdown Road
Thatcham
Postcode
RG19 3SG

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
4.50 per hour
Details
Costs include morning and afternoon snack and any outings.
However nappies and meals need to be provided if required.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
General Special Needs
Food Allergies
Adults with SEN
Autism
Hayfever
Challenging Behaviour
Walking disability
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Wheelchair user
Dietary needs
Milk intolerance
Mobiltiy difficulties
Language impairment
Toileting Assistance
Behavioural problems
Partially sighted
Epilepsy
Social development impairment
Feeding assistance
Diabetes
Motor impairment
ADHD
Eczema
Emotional needs
Visual impairment

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Before and after school vacancies available
Date updated
05/03/2019
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
0 1 4
1 5 8
3 8 +

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
No

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing 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

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Parsons Down Infant School
Parsons Down Junior School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY561665
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

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.

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

Communication with parents/carers is vital. Daily journals are completed and handed over to parents daily.

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

I make termly activity plans to cover all 7 areas of learning and to suit all age ranges.

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

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.

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

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.

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

I will track learning via learning journals and work towards the next steps for each individual that I create.

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

I will always plan everything in advance and adapt activities and outings to Suit all needs by using risk assements and activity plans.

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

Unfortunately being a rented property with concrete steps my house is not wheelchair friendly and I’m unable to adapt this.

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

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.

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

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.

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

West Berkshires early years

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

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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