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Alder, Jessica

Hi, My name is Jess, I am a childminder based in Easthampstead, close to South Hill Park. I hold both an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education, as well as preparing to work in home-based childcare qualification, as well as other relevant training and qualifications. I have been working with children for thirteen years. Previously I have been a sole charge Nanny for three different families, deputy manager of a holiday club and a Nursery Nurse. I have experience with all ages, I currently care for children whose ages range from 3 months up to 7 years.  I live with my partner (Acting Deputy Head and Year three leader/teacher at a primary school) and our dog Lola. I offer a safe and secure environment for children to thrive and develop in. I provide a separate playroom with a superhero theme to encourage children’s creativity. The playroom is full of lots of toys and activities for children of all ages. I also have a garden but we tend to take lots of walks and trips to the park as well. We attend various playgroups each week such as toddler group, childminder group, I try to change it up every now and then and offer children lots of different experiences. We often meet up with other minders and the children that they care for. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jessica Alder

Where to go

Jessica’s Childminding

I have an enclosed garden with decking and grass area. Part of the decking has a lean to roof protecting it from rain and allowing children to use the sand and water activities all year round. I have patio doors which means children can enjoy free flow activities at all times. There is parking available to drop off and pick up. My home is just a 5 minute walk to the beautiful south hill park, we are also close to the look out, Mill pond and other pretty parks. 



Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per Hour
Discount available when two siblings attend Cost includes meals and snacks I accept most childcare vouchers and also the two and three-year funding, as well as tax-free child care.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

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


Range of vacancies
Age rangePlaces
2 year funded 1
3/4 years (15) 1
0 – 11 Months part time
-Wednesday full day for any age x 2 spaces From January -Mon, Wed and Friday for a before school space for a child 2+ drop off anytime but collection 2.15/20 (Start ASAP) I have vacancies for funded children and accept 2 /3+4 year funded places.
Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times Details
Flexibility with unsociable hours and school holidays
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, Video Games, Colouring, Off-site trips, Computer, Visits & Outings, Variety of sports, Children work to the early years foundation stage, Nature Walks, Visits To The Lookout, Construction toys, Constructive Play, Walks, Outings, Water Play, Outings in summer, Cookery, Cooking, Outside Play, Computer Learning/video games, Visits & Outings (Local), Visits To Coral Reef, Computer(s), Outdoor Play, Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups, Visits To The Library, Pet, Pets, Daily organised activities, Paddling pool/waterplay, Co-opertative games, Woodland walk, Painting, Parent & Toddler Groups, Crafts, Park visits, Creative area, Picnics, Decking area, Dedicated Playroom, Play Area, Detailed report of childs day and meal plan., Play Equipment, Educational games & activities, Educational Videos, Enclosed Garden, Dog(s), Play Room, Dressing up, Playdoh, Puzzles, Playstation, Games, Free Play, Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow., Sand and Water Play, garden toys, Sand and water play area, Gardening, Games Room, Role Play, Safe enclosed play area, Safe Play, Garden Play, Have a car, Seasonal Activities, Secure Garden, Homework area, Homework assistance, Home cooked food, Sleeping Area, Access to school facilities and grounds, Indoor Play Area, Activities, Activity equipment, Interest Table, Activity table, Hot meals provided, I.T., Access to computer and internet, Songs & Rhymes, Access to public library, Songtime, Storytime, Structed Play, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen, Attend weekly Childminders Drop-ins, Large & Small construction toys, Supervised indoor & outdoor games, Junk modeling, Baby Toys, Tea & coffee, squash & biscuits, Learning about nature, Learning through play, Baking, Baby changing, Baby Corner, Themes and Topics, Literacy & Numeracy activities, Board Games, Lego building, Ball games, Television, Leisure Centre Visits, Toys & equipment, Messy play, Breakfast available, train set, Book Corner, Local Park, Books, Local visits & outings, Bottle Warming Facilities, Toys, Lunch, TV, TV/DVD, Chalk and colouring board, Changing facilities, Treasure Hunts, Car Park, Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
School Pickup
School Pickup
Harmans Water Primary
Pick up from Harmanswater primary school

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer Record
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Junior (7-11 years)
Local Offer Description

I provide a childminding service from my home in Easthampstead, Bracknell.  I offer a separate play room with a super hero theme to encourage role play and creativity in children. My home benefits from an enclosed garden. I currently care for children birth - 6 years. I offer school pick up from Harmanswater. I currently have space for a child over the age of 1 year Mon, Wed and Fri until 2.15 pm each day, drop off can be any time. 

My mission statement is "To provide a safe nurturing and fun learning environment to all children in my care"

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

I have previous experience when it comes to caring for children with SEN and additional needs.

Every child is different as is the support they need but i am able to adapt routines and activities to suit all children.

Unfortunately the house is not designed for wheel chair access.


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

As well as involving parents in their child's care and development, I use the Kinderly app.

This is designed to enable observations to be recorded digitally so that parents can access this information at all times, they can add information about their child's weekend or share their achievements and make suggestions.

It is also great for reports, planning next steps and tracking children's milestones and achievements.

I email parents a copy of the planning each month and welcome suggestions and comments. 

Parents are consulted and permission and opinions sought when there is any change in routine or planning. 


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

All children are unique with different likes and interests as well as learning pace.

I always incorporate children's interests in to planning and activities which encourages their confidence and sense of belonging.

I will also use the EYFS guidelines to enable me to monitor each child's milestones and areas of development. This will then help me to plan next steps and areas that need monitoring and encouraging.


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

As all children's needs will vary, its important to find ways to support each individual child.

Some strategies that i try to implement are - 

-sensory toys and activities

-heuristic play (letting children explore and learn without intervention)

-Small groups

-offering a range of different level reading books 

-Fine and gross motor activities

-ICT / online activities to encourage development

-Shared reading

-Multi-sensory presentation of information


-Explicit instruction

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

-Take children to various classes and activities

-Working closely with other professionals and parents to discuss child's needs

-One to one support when possible 

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

-With the use of the kinderly app

-Access to child's progress file

-Regular invites to discuss your child's progress



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

This should never be a problem and all children will be included at all times.

There may be some children who have limitations and restrictions but measures will be taken to include them.

I may need to involve an assistant for more support on trips and activities.

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

Unfortunately the house is not designed to allow wheelchair access

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

Some children will settle in quicker than others but i offer the below opportunities - 

-First meeting with parents and children

-Second visit where child is left with me for an hour or so

- Shorter day the first day they attend

-Hand over book

-Asking parents/children to come in with their favourite toy or book

-Introducing new children to other children and talking to them about the new child's interests ect

-Planning activities that incorporate the new child's interests

-All about me forms

-Childs favourite meal or lunch on their first day

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

I don't currently have any SEN children in my care if I were to, however, I would always keep parents informed and ensure that we information share.

I will make a plan with parents to ensure that their child's needs are being met, this can be reviewed every few months and changes made to their routine or care plan if needed. 

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

Myself Jessica Alder, please feel free to drop me an email and i can send over some more information. 

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

-I display my ofsted poster with contact information should parents want to praise me or place a complaint.

-parents can approach me at all times to discuss their child's care.

- I use the Kinderly app which allows parents to comment on observations and reports

-I send out a three monthly and then a six monthly report, this is sent via the Kinderly app with a copy emailed to parents, parents can comment on this and send it back.

-I email copies of the planning to all parents each month and always welcome comments and suggestions. 

Last updated: 06/12/2020

Last Update: 09/12/2020

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