Sarah Oxley

I provide care for both Early Years and wrap-around care for children attending Alfred Sutton Primary School.  I operate a term time only setting and my hours of business are 7.30 am to 6.30 pm weekdays. I offer competitive rates as well as accepting the 30 hours funded hours and working parents Tax Free Childcare schemes.

I have numerous qualifications relating to childcare which include:

Cache Level 3 in Homebased Childcare

Managing and Expectations of behaviour

Delivering the EYFS

Planning in the moment

Supporting Emotional Development

I have experience working with children including those with Special Educational Needs as well as being a mother to a bright and well-behaved four year old.

I will be providing nutrition and home cooked food to all the children in my care and am passionate about promoting healthy eating. I educate children to understand the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle and am happy to support parents with fussy eaters. Cooking lessons and opportunities to grow food are given to encourage this.

I am a creative person and love to share this with children, therefore they will have plenty of opportunities to explore their creative side using numerous mediums. I also know the importance of children going out on trips to museums, zoos and activities not only to broaden their horizons but also to support their literacy.

Please call me to visit and meet myself and my son, and to see how my house and garden has been adapted to provide a fun and enriched learning environment. 

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Oxley
Contact Position
07817 208718 07817 208718

Where to go

Directions to RG6 1NH

The downstairs of my house and garden are a safe and welcoming environment where I aim to make children feel a sense of belonging. They will have their own coat hook with a photo and frame they have decorated to promote this. 

My house is located between two parks, a lake and some woods where we will explore and enjoy.

Their are also local children's groups which we can visit to help your child gain social skills which are crucial for their development.


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm


£6.25 (new starters from September)  Per Hour
No extra costs, all included in price. Increase to £6.25 from September 2024


Age Ranges
0-5 years
Wheelchair access

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
I currently do not own a ramp but will purchase as soon as required - along with any other necessary equipment. I am happy to complete further training needed to meet the childs needs.
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
General Special Needs
Autistic spectrum
Emotional needs
ADD & Hyperactivity
Developmental delay
behavioural problems
Challenging Behaviour
Dietary needs
Social & Emotional needs
I have worked in a SEN school for 6 years and although I do not currently have specialist equipment, I am happy to purchase to meet individual childs needs. I am also happy and keen to expand my skills so can undertake training needed.
Provision for special dietary needs
As far as reasonably possible but would need to take into account current childrens needs - should I be unable to commit then I am happy to feed pre supplied food.
Can make special cultural provisions
Fully inclusive service where everyone is celebrated

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy Monday and Friday only, no fulltime. Two full time vacancies from September.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
7.30am to 6.30pm weekdays
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
1 spaces
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

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
Friday 07:30 18:30

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Alfred Sutton Primary School
I can provide this service to children attending Alfred Sutton Primary School.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY559900Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
16/09/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sarah Oxley
Contact Telephone
07817 208718
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


I offer a childcare service within my home which is located near to Reading Town Centre and on the 17 bus route. The downstairs and garden have been adapted so it is a warm and friendly environment where children can explore, play and learn.

Updated September 2023

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

As a childminder I provide all children with learning opportunities and experiences that link to the Early Years Statutory Framework. I complete observations and plan activities from what I have observed which are then assessed against the framework. Should a child not be meeting their areas of learning then I would plan targeted activities to help them meet these. However, should these still not be met then I would work with both the parents and professionals to investigate and plan interventions specific to the child's individual needs and help identify as early as possible any concerns. Early interventions are the most effective, which then enables a child to meet there full potential.

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

I will always take the time needed to be able to communicate to parents about their child and how they are progressing within the Early Years Framework. Should time constraints or confidentiality be an issue with collection and drop off times, then I can arrange meetings at the weekends or phone calls at a convenient time for both parties. It is crucial that myself and parents take the time necessary to communicate as its aids the children's progress and well-being.

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

I offer a wide variety of resources and activities relating to all children's levels and individual needs. Should I require specific adaptations to my property to support your child then as far as is reasonably possible, these will be made. 

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

Should I have a child with additional needs within my setting then I would seek guidance from the SENCO at Reading Borough Council Early Years for advice and guidance to support your child. I would also undertake specific training to gain a greater understanding of the child's needs to help and what I can do to support them. 

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

I have a range of sensory activities for children with SEN and am happy to purchase items to support the individual needs of any children in my care. I would work with parents to help seek advice and guidance for their children and work together to achieve best outcomes for all children in my care.

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

I complete observations which are then assessed against the EYSF to help me plan next steps activities for all children in my care. Three times a year I review all children's progress against the last review (or baseline assessment if new to the setting) and would share my results with parents. This can be by a written report, meeting at my setting or telephone call - depending on what is best for the parents. I would welcome and encourage parents to share WOW moments the child has had at home to help form part of my assessments as these are as important in getting a full picture of how a child is progressing. 

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

SEND children require the same opportunities to meet their full potential as their peers would. I would need to consider what specific needs the child has and find solutions to this. An example would be taking an autistic child on a trip to a museum and travel on a train. I would work with the child and look at websites and videos of both the museum and station to help them understand what it will be like and discuss what to expect. The child may struggle with the noise of the trains, so I would make sure ear defenders will be provided. I would discuss this fully with parents when arranging such a trip as they will have valuable information and experiences to help me prepare for any potential issues.

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

I live in a rented house that is a small terrace house, therefore accessibility is an issue. Due to bad parking in my area wheelchair access to and from my property may be an issue. Also I have a narrow corridor in my hallway and to the garden. I do however, have a downstairs bathroom and all activities are located on the ground floor of my house. I am limited to any adaptations I can make to my house as I do not own the property.

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

To help a child transition to a new a school or setting I would spend time with the child talking about the new place. We would look at the website if there is one or ask for photographs to be sent. If possible I would take the child there to spend time at the new place in a relaxed and informal visit. I would happily arrange visits from staff to come and visit the child at my setting to help build key person relationships.

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

I am limited to what adaptations I can do the property my setting is located in as I am renting. Before a child with SEN joins my setting,I would welcome parents into my property to discuss suitability and what I can realistically do to help the child. I have worked with a child with SENs and my property as able to meet the child's needs - parents agreed before a contract was signed.

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

I welcome all enquiries. You can contact myself directly.

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

I encourage all parents to talk to me daily about their child and how they are doing. I send out feedback questionnaires 6 weeks after a child has started to parents to give them the opportunity to let me know what I am doing well and how I can improve my service and setting. I display details of Ofsted on my notice board should a parent have issues, but would always encourage parents to discuss with me first.


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