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Bradshaw, Anita Janet ( Mrs )

I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 1997 working with children from birth to 12 years. I have 2 grown up sons, my eldest son lives with me he has been  CRB checked. I provide a home from home setting and have a good relationship with the families in my care, working in partnership to ensure the children are safe, happy and secure. We do a variety of activities including, crafts, baking, indoor and outdoor play, visiting local toddler groups, libraries, play gym, parks, woodland walks and day trips ie to the sea side, farms, zoos and country parks. References are available upon request. . I endeavor be flexible to my family’s needs wherever possible. I have attended certified courses in first aid, safeguarding children, food hygiene and many more. Ofsted rating Good

Who to contact

Contact Name
anita bradshaw
Contact Position
01344 778356

Where to go

College Town

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.90 Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

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


no vacancies
Date updated

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
no smoking household, Colouring, Off-site trips, Computer, Visits & Outings, Childminder Drop-ins, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, Very homely setting, No Pets, Clay moulding, Visits To The Lookout, Construction toys, Constructive Play, Walks, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Wendy House, Cooking, Outside Play, Visits & Outings (Local), Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, Outdoor Play Area, Visits To The Library, Paddling pool/waterplay, Co-opertative games, Woodland walk, Painting, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Creative area, Picnics, Play Area, Play Equipment, Play House, Playground, DVD, Educational games & activities, Playgroups, Educational Videos, Enclosed Garden, Playhouse, Play kitchen, Dressing up, Playdoh, Prentend kitchen, Puzzles, Face Painting, Pram Shelter, Refreshments, Ride on toys, Quiet Area, Free Play, Quiet time, Freeplay Toys, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., Sand and Water Play, garden toys, Sand and water play area, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Garden & apparatus/toys, Safe Play, Garden Apparatus, Garden Play, Safety Surface, Have a car, Go karts, Seasonal Activities, Secure Garden, Slide, small trampoline, Homework assistance, Singing/Music, Sit in cars, Sleeping Area, Access to school facilities and grounds, Activities, soft play visits, Songs & Rhymes, Access to public library, Songtime, Storytime, Structed Play, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Supervised indoor & outdoor games, Junk modeling, Baby Toys, Tea & coffee, squash & biscuits, Learning about nature, Learning through play, Baking, Swimming activities, Baby changing, Bedroom cots, Library Visits, Toddler groups, Tool bench, Board Games, Lego building, Ball games, Ball Pool, Television, Tractor Rides, Messy play, Breakfast available, train set, Local Park, Books, Local visits & outings, Toy sessions, Bottle Warming Facilities, Toys, Lunch, Music & Movement, TV, TV/DVD, Musical Equipment, Chalk and colouring board, Musical Instruments, Changing facilities, Multi Purpose Room(s), Trikes, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
College Town Infant School
College Town Junior School
College Town Nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
19/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/10/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

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

I live  in a three bedroomed house on a housing estate in Sandhurst.

Within walking distance of schools, shops, parks and the library.

I have one step up to my front door but do have a back gate which accesses my back garden.

My setting is open 8am to 5.30pm term time and during the holidays.

The children have use of my downstairs and go to sleep in a bedroom upstairs .

My garden  is fully  enclosed and suitable for use all year round.


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

I work together with my parents to help the development of their child covering all areas of learning and development .  I do regular written observations, take photographs and plan their next steps.

I hold regular parent meetings and I  am available to discuss any issues with my parents daily.

I use daily diaries  which I complete and they take home to read and make comments .Returning them the next day.

I complete two year development checks  with the parents.

I keep photo albums and display photo wall hangings.

Prior to a child joining my setting they are offered settling in sessions . Iam happy to do a home visit. I ask the parent to complete an ‘ All about me ‘ form so I have some background information on them and their family.


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

I strive to have a good relationship with my parents we speak daily.

During the working day we text and use whatsapp  to communicate.

I arrange meetings  with the parents to  discuss their childs  learning journal and  their progress. Planning there next steps and any additional support they may need.

As mentioned above I do observations and use these to develop them further covering all the areas within the EYFS.this quickly highlights any additional support needed.



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

I keep my setting small so I can form a strong bond with each child and I am able to give them one to one attention at different times of the day.

If I were to need any advice/ support I would contact Bracknell forest early years .





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

All the children in my setting are treated as individuals and I would adapt the activities /equipment to meet there needs. If I were to need additional help and advice I would seek guidance from the parents and early years team. I would be willing to attend any training course required to care  for a child with a particular need.


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

Over the years I have attended various courses and update them as required.

I have inclusive resources and a number of risk assessments in place  ie; my setting and places we attend regularly the Library ,toddler groups and a variety of  local parks/woods.

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


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

I discuss regularly with parents their child’s progress and have permissions in place to share information with other professionals involved in the child’s care.

I track the childs progress and plan activites accordingly.


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 gain permission from the parents.

I would pre visit a place if it was somewhere I hadn’t been before .

The day before an outing I always check the car over, pack first aid kits, load the buggies,pack any paperwork needed.

All children are included and the aim isfor them to have fun.


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

My setting has one step up to the front door where a ramp could easily be fitted or they could come in through my back door.

I  have a downstairs toilet which a wheelchair would fit in.

My garden is enclosed and all on one level.

I would be happy to arrange furniture/ equipment to make mobility easier.


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


When I know a child will be leaving my setting we talk about it,  read  relevant books ie about starting school .To help them understand what will be happening and stop them worrying about.


I pass on their learning journals so they can share them with their new setting/school.


I would be happy to do any visits required to help them settle in there 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?


I hold parent evening to allow parents to give me there feedback.


I meet with other professionals to discuss their feedback.


I use my self  evaluation to develop and improve my setting.


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


Mrs anita j Bradshaw


01344778356 or  07783893634


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


Within my setting   I have a complaints and compliments book these are kept on a table near my front   enterence.


In my kitchen I have a display board displaying


  the parent poster and other posters, phone numbers ,and certificates.


I keep a folder containing references, thank you cards, photos and letters.


Last updated: 24/05/2019

Last Update: 28/05/2019

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