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Wyatt, Lesley Mary

I became a Registered Childminder in 1989 and have built my business up over the years and am now running a successful, enjoyable and rewarding childcare facility. In September 2017 my husband Phil became my full-time Ofsted Registered Assistant adding another, very positive dimension to our setting.

We have been married since December 1981 and have 3 grown up children, only one of whom still lives at home. We have a dog, a cockerpoo, Henry, who was born on 13th September 2013. He doesn't moult, which is ideal if there are allergies in the family and he is very good with children. He has his own space away from the children, so I choose if and when they get to play together.  He is never left unsupervised with the children, for the children's and his own safety!

Our aim is for the children to be safe, have fun and learn.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe, loving, caring and happy environment for the children, which combines teaching good manners and consideration for others with praise, encouragement and instilling feelings of self-worth and confidence. We provide a varied range of activities all of which cover the Early Years Foundation Stage. These include painting, drawing, gluing, cake making and decorating, model making, garden activities, story time, music, it activities, etc. We also have a very large and varied selection of indoor and outdoor toys, including a playhouse, which the children often use as their 'den'. We also visit parks, paddling pools, friends, childminder and toddler groups and take trips out and about in the holidays.

 

We have produced planning documents for the EYFS but generally prefer to plan our activities daily, depending on the children's interests, working with what the children want to do that day. We use tracker books for each child which allows us to document their development and enables any potential problems to be quickly identified and monitored and allows us to provide activities to help rectify them early and also allows us to provide more complex, advanced activities should the child be ahead of their expected developmental age. The children spend a lot of their day having 'free play', choosing their own entertainment which has been shown to be beneficial, allowing them to develop at their own pace, but we also have structured, adult led activities to enhance their learning and development.   We celebrate birthday's, multi-cultural celebrations, pancake day, etc.  We keep in contact with parents daily via WhatsApp, sending videos and pictures, updating them on what we've been doing during the day and sharing any relevant information, providing the parents with a record of their children's time with us.  

Our setting is inclusive, allowing children of all abilities and ethnicities to participate.

 

We drop off and collect from College Town Primary School, College Town Nursery, Montessori Nursery and other local play/pre-schools/nurseries. Our working hours are Monday-Friday, 7.30 am to 6 pm but we try to provide a certain amount of flexibility if we can. We work all year, weekdays, full and part time, term time and school holidays. emergency care and would consider picking up from child's home. We obtained an overall 'GOOD' Ofsted inspection report. Phil and I both have certified level 3 paediatric first aid.  I have an NVQ3 in Childcare, Learning and Development, and I have completed certified courses in the following: level 2 award in food safety; targeted safeguarding children training; risk assessment; birth to three; road safety; inclusion development programme: autistic spectrum disorder, common assessment framework; Early Years Foundation Stage; managing medicines; enriching the learning environment for under three’s: sensory play; developing skills of observation, assessment and planning for childminder’s; introduction to domestic abuse and EYFS training : introduction, 2 year summary, planning and self-evaluation. I update my training on a regular basis. We have excellent references available.

 

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Lesley Wyatt
Contact Position
Ofsted Registered Childminder
Telephone
01276 31951
07837785267
E-mail
lesley.wyatt82@talktalk.net

Where to go

Address
Owlsmoor
Sandhurst
Berkshire
Postcode
GU47

Other Details

Costs

Details
contact provider for details

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
no vacancies at present
Date updated
28/05/2019

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

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
Facilities
no smoking household
Colouring
Off-site trips
Computer
Visits & Outings
Childminder Drop-ins
Utility Room
Children work to the early years foundation stage
Nature Walks
Very homely setting
Visits To The Lookout
Construction toys
Walks
Outings
Water Play
Outings in summer
Wendy House
Cooking
Visits & Outings (Local)
Outdoor Play
Visits to local Parent & Toddler Groups
Outdoor Play Area
Visits To The Library
Pet
Pets
Daily organised activities
Paddling pool/waterplay
Co-opertative games
Painting
Parent & Toddler Groups
Crafts
Park visits
Picnics
Dedicated Playroom
Play Area
Play Equipment
Play House
Playground
DVD
Playground and field
Educational games & activities
Playgroups
Educational Videos
Enclosed Garden
Playhouse
Play kitchen
Dog(s)
Play Room
Dressing up
Playdoh
Puzzles
Refreshments
Ride on toys
Quiet Area
Free Play
Freeplay Toys
Safety surfaces in outside play area
Garden Play, planting and watching plants grow.
Sand and Water Play
garden toys
Role Play
Safe enclosed play area
Garden & apparatus/toys
Safe Play
Garden Play
Have a car
Science
Seasonal Activities
Secure Garden
Slide
Homework area
small trampoline
Singing/Music
Sit in cars
Sleeping Room
Home role play area
Access to school facilities and grounds
Indoor Play Area
Activities
Activity equipment
Activity table
soft play visits
Songs & Rhymes
ICT Toys
Access to public library
Songtime
Storytime
Keyboard/musical instruments
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 through play
Baking
Baby changing
Bedroom cots
Library Visits
Themes and Topics
Toddler groups
Literacy & Numeracy activities
Tool bench
Lego building
Television
Tents & Tunnels
Toys & equipment
Messy play
train set
Book Corner
Local Park
Books
Local visits & outings
Bottle Warming Facilities
Music & Movement
TV/DVD
Chalk and colouring board
Musical Instruments
Changing facilities
Multi Purpose Room(s)
Music

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
College Town Infant School
College Town Junior School
College Town Nursery
Any Local Playgroup/Pre-school
Details
College Town Primary School and Nursery School, , Montessori, Greengables, Cherry Town Nursery, Sandhurst Berkshire

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
119007
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/06/2005CareGood
06/01/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/10/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
20/02/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Junior (7-11 years)
Record last reviewed on 28/05/2019
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