Catherine Nash

I live in Midgham with my husband and 4 children. I have been childminding for the past 11 years and have cared for many children. We have a large garden for the children to play in and also a play room for the colder days. I am currently registered to receive the 2 funding and also the 15 and 30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds  from West Berkshire Council.

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Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour


Age Ranges

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Due to new extension I can now offer disabled access

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
General Special Needs
Genetic conditions
Global Development Delay
Food Allergies
Fragile X Disorder
ATRx Syndrome
Adults with SEN
Heart conditions
Bowel disfunction
Head formality
Learning difficulties
Can discuss provision dependent on Special Needs
Walking disability
Deletion II 22Q Syndrome
Developmental delay
West Syndrome
Wheelchair user
Dietary needs
Williams Syndrome
Spinal problems
Communication problems
Stoma care
Toileting Assistance
Cystic Fibrosis
Delayed speech
Endocrine problems
Feeding assistance
Emotional needs
Severe anxiety
Severe dietary needs
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Sign Language
Unnamed - 1506078502
Renal failure
Serious allergy
Slight disability to right arm
Social & Emotional needs
Spastic diplagia
Spectrum condition
Chronic Lung Disease
Skin condition
Challenging Behaviour
Memory difficulties
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Mentally disabled
Can admit children with special needs
Milk intolerance
Mobiltiy difficulties
Speech and Language difficultie
BSL Sign Language
Language impairment
Laurence Baded Moon
Brain damage
Behavioural problems
Lung disease
Aspergers syndrome
Partially sighted
Hearing Impairment
ADD & Hyperactivity
Physical impairment
Social development impairment
Prader Willie
Premature child
Downs syndrome
Motor impairment
Muscular dystrophy
Non food allergies
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Visual impairment

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 0 1
1 1 4

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
None at the moment 

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18.00
Tuesday 07:00 18.00
Wednesday 07:00 18.00
Thursday 07:00 18.00
Friday 07:00 18.00

School Pickups

Offers pickups
St Joseph's Catholic Vol Aided Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/10/2017Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
06/02/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/02/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate 2
03/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Not Met (with actions)

Local Offer


I live in Midgham with my husband and 4 children. I have been childminding for the past 13 years and have cared for many children. We have a large garden for the children to play in and also a play room for the colder days. I am currently registered to receive the 2 funding and also the 15 and 30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds  from West Berkshire Council.

SEN Provision Type
Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

as I use baby's days I am able to easily check and monitor how the children are doing in my care and weather they are meeting their learning goals on eyfs.

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

I will discuss with you each step it the way what i plan on doing with your child and why I will be doing it. 

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

i Make sure I set aside more time to do things with the children and have reduced the amount of toys I have and opted for more open ended play and loose items 

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

I never work to my full numbers allowed by ofsted which allows me more time to spend with the children individually. I have also just started my diploma in SEND i keep in regular contact with the parents with regards to the children’s progress and always ask for feed back and ask if there is any thing else they woild like me to do. I always make sure that I am working to the parents and child’s requirement. 

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

I currently use babys days which can be used as an app where I record how the children are settling in and where they are progressing with in the eyfs

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

I make sure each activity or outing is suitable for everyone in my setting so no one is left out I research my trips to make sure every where is accessible 

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

I have no steps leading to my home and the front door is large enough for wheel chair access. We also have a downstairs toilet for easier access. 

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

I would do this by filling out a moving on pack which would inform the new setting of how the child has settled in, likes and dislikes, what the child's behaviour is like, how they react to different things  and information on their eyfs stages. 

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

i make sure there is plenty of time at pick up and drop off to discuss things with the parent and I’m also contactable at of the time 

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

If you are considering a place for your child please contact Catherine Nash on 07889756369

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

I have a compliments and complaints book which is kept with in the setting and available at all times for people to fill out.

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