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Deborah Mason & Paul Mason

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Immediate start under 5 space available.

We aim to offer a home from home setting for your child. We have 4 children of our own aged from 13 - 25 and 2 grandchildren one of which has additional needs. We have lots of experience with Special Needs including Autism, Speech Therapy & hearing aids. We have a good range of toys & equipment and a separate playroom. We are a non-smoking home. We are separately registered and inspected by OFSTED. We are both graded good. We have recently attended courses on Safe guarding Children, ADHD Awareness and Fire Safety. We are both first aid trained.

Vacancy range(s)
0 4 1
5 7 2
8 11 3
Vacancies Information

Under 5 vacancy.

Hawkedon and Loddon school collection also available.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Deborah Mason

Where to go

Lower Earley

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 6pm

All Year
Part Time
School Holiday Cover
School Holiday Only
School Holidays
Before School
May/June Half Term Holidays
Morning Sessions
After school
October Half-term Holiday
Afternoon Sessions
February Half Term Holidays
Full Time
Christmas Holidays
Short Term/Ad-hoc
Easter Holidays
Summer Holidays
Term Time
Emergency Care
Term time only option

Costs and Fee Information

Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per Hour
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Contact provider for costs?
Registered to offer
3 & 4 year old funding
30 Hours
2 year old funding
Intending to provide 30 hours
Registered to provide 30 hours
Is there any help with funding
Funding Notes

Registered to accept the government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

How is the service funded
Local Authority

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
1 month to 15 years

Provision For

Supporting people with
Visual impairment
Children with Additional Needs
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Religious and cultural needs
Hearing impairment
Dietary needs

Provision For (Childcare Specific)

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Diet

Has Provision
Will work with parents regarding dietary requirements. Experience with dairy intolerance.

Childcare Specifics

School Pickups

Hawkedon Primary School
Loddon Nursery
Earleybird Pre-School
Loddon Primary School
Kilnsea Pre-School


Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/01/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Ofsted URN
Ofsted report
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Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

Local Offer logo

Happy to support children with additional needs.

Contact Name
Deborah Mason
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Local Offer Description

Local Offer last reviewed 10/07/2017

1. How does the childminder identify children with additional needs or SEND ?

We will work closely with the child's family and other settings to identify and support any additional needs.

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

We run an online system that we can use to communicate plans for support.

3. How will the childminder adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child?s needs ?

Each child's individual needs will be taken into account when planning activities around the EYFS.

4. What additional support does the childminder provide for children with additional needs or SEND ?

We have first hand experience of caring for a child with additional needs and feel confident in supporting other parents.

5. How will the childminder monitor my child?s progress and how will I be involved in this ?

We run an online system that we record observations and monitor progress. Parents have 24/7 secure access to this.

6. How does the childminder ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips ?

We will adapt activities to suit the individual needs. Trips will be planned taking into account every child in our cares needs.

7. How accessible is the childminder?s home for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users ?

We do not have wheelchair access.

8. How will the childminder contribute to my child?s transition to a new setting or school ?

We will lease with the school setting and provide the school with a transition report.

9. How does the childminder assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation ?

Ongoing training.

10. What should I do if I am considering registering for a place with this childminder ?

Contact us for further information or to arrange a visit.

11. What arrangements does the childminder have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints ?

We have a complaints book. Our online system has questionnaires on it.

Data last checked: 09/01/2020
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