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Barlow, Allyson Johanna

I have been a childminder for over 22 years and have four children of my own, the youngest now 16 years old. I can provide a safe, caring family environment for your child. I provide home cooked meals and the youngest children have separate rooms in which to sleep when tired. I like to go out visiting toddler groups, Jo Jingles, Legoland, parks, the library and swimming. In the holidays we go to the seaside, cinema, bowling, museums and do general family stuff.

Who to contact

Contact Name
allyson barlow
01344 890364

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Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
5.50 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
Offers Tax Free Childcare


No vacancies
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 18:30
Thursday 07:30 18:30
no smoking household, Climbing Frame, Colouring, Off-site trips, Computer, Open Space, Visits & Outings, Childminder Drop-ins, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Very homely setting, Clay moulding, Visits To The Lookout, Construction toys, Constructive Play, Walks, Outings, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Outside Play, Computer Learning/video games, Visits & Outings (Local), Visits To Coral Reef, Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, Visits To The Library, People carrier, Daily organised activities, Paddling pool/waterplay, Co-opertative games, Woodland walk, Painting, Countryside location, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Picnics, Piano, DVD, Educational games & activities, Enclosed Garden, Play Room, Dressing up, Puzzles, Face Painting, Refreshments, Ride on toys, Quiet Room, Free Play, Quiet time, Freeplay Toys, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., garden toys, Sand and water play area, Sandpit, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Garden Play, Have a car, Go karts, Seasonal Activities, Slide, Homework area, Hot Breakfast, Home cooked food, Sleeping Room, Home role play area, Indoor Play Area, Jo Jingles, Hot meals provided, soft play visits, Storytime, Keyboard/musical instruments, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Supervised indoor & outdoor games, Baby Toys, Tea & coffee, squash & biscuits, Learning about nature, Learning through play, Baking, Swimming activities, Large Out-door Play Area, Large outdoor sandpit, Tents and tunnels, Bedroom cots, Bikes, Library Visits, Toddler groups, Lego building, Television, Leisure Centre Visits, Breakfast available, train set, Trampolining, Books, Lunch, Music & Movement, Musical Equipment, Chalk and colouring board, TV/Video, Changing facilities

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Ascot Heath CofE Junior School
Ascot Heath Infant School
Any Local Nursery
Any Local Nursery

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/05/2007CareInadequate 1
01/03/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Description

My setting is our family home.

The children I care for have use of a large playroom with built in toy cupboard. A small hallway with coat cupboard.Seperate toilet and wash room. Kitchen breakfastroom and a dinning hall area for the older children to do homework and play games.

I am open week days from 7.30 to 6.30

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

I use visual observations.I complete 2 year development checks.I have regular chats with parents.I have meetings and settling visits before a child starts with me.

I have permission to share info on the child if need be.

I share progress with parents and discuss with them what I/we should do to help a child progress.

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

I have very good relationships with parents.

Talk daily,email,text etc

I use daily diaries for the younger children

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

I follow the reqirements of EYFS and ask the parents for their support and input in deciding what is best for their child to help promote their development.

I use the childs observations sheets to highlight areas in which the child exells and enjoys and areas which need more support.

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

I do not currently cater for children with additional needs

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

See Q4.

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

Yes Q1

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

See Q4

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

My home is not suitable for children with mobility difficulties.

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

I am happy for parents to do transitional visit and will help where I can.Visit to play group schools etc.

I will complete a transition document if suitable.

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

See Q1

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


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

I have a complaints book and forms and give the parents an address and phone number for them to contact.

I keep references,letters and thank you cards from the children and parents.

Last updated: 16/05/2019

Last Update: 16/05/2019

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