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McAllister, Elizabeth

I am a mother of a 14 year old boy, and have lived in Bracknell for 16 years. My son is now at Secondary School. I believe children learn through play, learn from one another, should enjoy new experiences and have lots of fun. It is also important to have consistency and teach good behaviour. I regularly attend play groups, some soft play areas, parks, and meet with other childminders. I do other at home activities as well such as baking, painting, decorating biscuits, crafts relevant to the time of year/special occasions and sticking. I presently look after two boys and one girl. I am Ofsted registered, and have all my qualifications necessary. Please feel free to call if there are any questions. Ofsted rating: Good (November 2017)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elizabeth McAllister
01344 222698
07973 752813.

Where to go

Forest Park

I have a garden with patio area for the children to play.  There is a slide, rockers, scooters, water play, chalks, hop scotch and balls just to mention a few items to play with. 

Other Details


Advised upon visit

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

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


Range of vacancies
Age rangePlaces
0 – 11 Months 1
1 – 4 Years 1
Monday to Thursday available. At present I do not have any children requiring a nursery or school run.
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 17:00
Thursday 08:00 17:00
no smoking household, Messy play, Colouring, Baby Toys, Have a car, Visits & Outings, Learning through play, Baking, Painting, Books, Songs & Rhymes, No Pets, Toys, small trampoline, TV/DVD, Homework assistance, Arts & Crafts, Puzzles, Ball games, Garden & apparatus/toys, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Harmans Water Primary
Harmans Water Primary
Harmans Water Primary

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/07/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
18/07/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Local Offer Description
1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

I record observations and complete the 2 year development checks

I hold discussions with parents before a child starts in order to identify where the child is as a starting point for their learning journal. I maintain open and regular communication channels so that any areas of concern can be discussed and any additional support put in place.

I keep daily diaries, learning journals and observations for each child in my care. Achievements and next steps are shared with parents.

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

I keep daily diaries, learning journals for each child in my care. Achievements, planning and next steps are shared with parents to keep them informed of their child’s progress.


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

All planning is child led using their interests to promote development and allow them to achieve outcomes at a rate appropriate to their age and stage of development.

Gaps highlighted in my journals are used to plan activities to promote development, providing 1-1 support where need.

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

Currently I don’t have experience of caring for children with additional needs, but would treat each child as an individual and adapt activities to meet their needs.


Again, I would approach my local early years team at Bracknell Forest, for any addition advice or support I needed.


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

I currently have no experience or special provisions in place for caring for a child with SEND, however I would contact the BF early years team for support if needed.


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

I complete the 2 year development check

I maintain open and regular communication channels with parents to keep them up to date with their child’s progress and discuss any areas of concern in order for additional support to be put in place.

I keep daily diaries, learning journals for each child in my care. Achievements and next steps are shared with parents.

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

I am aware of the equality act and carry out risk assessments for any planned outings, pre-visiting to ensure they are suitable, where possible. I would not choose an outing or activity that would exclude any child.

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

My setting is a family home and doesn’t have ramps, wide doorways, accessible toilets or handrails, making wheelchair access difficult.

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

I can offer transitional visits and support, home visits and would share/pass on learning journals to the new setting.


I would acquire library books that focused on ‘starting school’ or something relating to ‘change/new places’ in order to prepare the child and help by talking through any anxieties they might have.


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

I get feedback from and work with parents and other professionals at my LA to monitor the effectiveness of my practice.

I record children’s milestones to track their progress and development to ensure my planning is appropriate and meeting their needs.

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

Elizabeth McAllister

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

I have a complaints/compliments book and display the Ofsted parent’s poster.

I have questionnaires for parents/carer’s and children to feed back their thoughts and keep all references and thank you cards.


Last updated: 20/09/2019

Last Update: 20/09/2019

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