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Touchin, Patricia

I offer a warm and welcome enviroment for both parents and children. Have a large selection of toys, attend various toddler groups in the week and meet up with other childminders. Have weekly visits to the library and various places of interest out in the community. In the school holidays go out to Windsor Great Park, Henley, to the Zoo, Beale Park to name but a few. I have worked with special needs children. Ofsted Inspection Grade: Outstanding.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Trish Touchin

Where to go


Other Details


Please contact me for rates

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Parents of all children in my setting provide food.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 2 year funded places
Offers 3 & 4 years (15 hrs) funded places
Offers 3 & 4 years (30 hrs) funded places
Offers Tax Free Childcare


Range of vacancies
Age rangePlaces
1 – 4 Years 0
4 – 8 Years 0
0 – 11 Months 0
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00
no smoking household, Colouring, Visits & Outings, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, No Pets, Construction toys, Walks, Water Play, Cooking, Wendy House, Sleeping Area, Outdoor Play Area, Visits To The Library, Activities, Activity equipment, Songs & Rhymes, Access to public library, Storytime, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Play House, DVD, Baby Toys, Enclosed Garden, Baking, Play kitchen, Baby changing, Dressing up, Playdoh, Toddler groups, Puzzles, Board Games, Ball games, Barked Play Area, Toys & equipment, Messy play, Ride on toys, train set, Quiet Area, Local Park, Books, Free Play, Bottle Warming Facilities, Freeplay Toys, Toys, Sand and Water Play, Musical Instruments, Chalk and colouring board, TV/Video, Changing facilities, Garden Play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Whitegrove County Primary School
Any Local Nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
12/12/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
14/09/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/06/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Local Offer Description

I am a registered childminder in the Warfield area. I have one assistant ( my sister ) who works with me for part of the week.I have both indoor and outdoor  play and learning space. I do not have any steps into the front door, but do have three steps to go out into the garden. I am open for 48 weeks per year from 7.30am to 6pm.

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

For each child I do a learning journal following the EYFS, I do a termly report of each child for parents. I discuss regulary with parents and carers the development of their child, and ways to help thier child develop further. I do a two year development check  for all children in my care within that age group. I meet and give questionaires to parents before their child starts in the settling to complete and discuss at what stage of development their child is at.

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

I use a daily diary for each pre school child. I do a learning journal for each child which you can see at anytime.

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

I do both adult and child led activities to develop all areas of learning.  If I see that a child needs more support in one area I will look and do activities to enable this child to develop further in this area. I will set small learning goals that can work within the settling and at home.

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

I have previouly worked with both adults and children with learning difficulties . I would if required seek to gain further or more relevant training I would need to enhance my settling, and benefit the children in my care.

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

I have a SEND policy along with other policies and procedures in place.

At present I do not have a child in my care with additional needs. All the children in my care are treated as individulas and planning is always arranged to meet the indvidual needs. I work closely with my parents and listen to their concerns and work alongside them to help the child.

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

I have regualr discussions with parents about each child's progress in their learning development and have a termly meeting with them to discuss  all progress thier child has achieved in that term, and to talk about thier learning goals.

I ask parents to give me feedback on their child's interests from home so that I can include these in my planning. Having the two way communication with both home and the childminding setting to share interests and achievements, as well as concerns 

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

All my outings are risk assessed and I prepare in advance and know what resources I should take including first aid kit, food, drinks and have an emergency procedure in place to protect us all. 

All activities and outings that are organized, are adapted where needed, to ensure that each child gets the most out of the outing and activity. All the children are included in their own way and I want all children in my care to have fun and access all that is on offer throughout the day.

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

My setting is a family home with no steps in through the front door. There is a rear entrance through the back gate with one step onto the patio and a further two steps to the garden. From the lounge there in one step to the patio and two steps to the garden. The doors in my home are wide and able to make wheelchairs accessible to move around the lower level of my home.

My setting is a safe, risked assessed environment that could be adapted to most needs.

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

When a child is due to leave my setting I discuss with parents and help the child to be prepared. Helping them to come over any worries or concerns they may have and helping to put their mind at rest. I use a variety of resources to achieve this, such as relevant books and being positive in discussions with the child.

I complete a transition form for the new nursery/school with parents contributions. I pass on their individual learning journal to parents so they can keep and share with the new settings.

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

I ask parents to complete an annual parental questionaire that gives me their views and suggestion about my stting. Taking into consideraton their suggestions and implementing them into my practice.

I take note of all the children's individual achievements and look at ways where I can help them to move forward in their learning journey. I explore different ways to improve my practise.


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

Trish Touchin 


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

I have a compliments and complaint book where parents are able to make comments about my setting. I also use questionairies that enable them to give me feedback about my setting and they can also write in their  child's daily diary.

Last updated: 24/05/2019

Last Update: 28/05/2019

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