Katherine Saunders - Little Stars Childcare

I am an Ofsted registered childminder caring for children 0-8. I am NVQ3 qualified and have years of experience working in childcare. I have 2 children of my own and offer an open and happy environment with a secure garden for the children to play in. I attend local parks and groups to keep the children stimulated as well as offering a wide range of learning resources. I am very flexible and can work around shifts and different hours needed. 


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Who to contact

Contact Name
Katherine Saunders
07709 584965 07709 584965

Where to go

RG30 6XU
Directions to RG30 6XU

Safe and secure environment, plenty of parking.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm


£5.50  Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Speech & Language difficulties
Language impairment
Social & Emotional needs
Hearing Impairment
Delayed speech
Developmental delay
Toileting Assistance
Visual impairment
Walking disability
Physical impairment
Emotional needs
Dietary needs
Downs syndrome
Partially sighted
General Special Needs
Autistic spectrum
Global Development Delay
behavioural problems
Serious allergy
Feeding assistance
Aspergers Syndrome
Years of experience working with children with special educational needs.
Provision for special dietary needs
Will cook from scratch including all dietary needs.
Can make special cultural provisions
Years of experience working with families for a range of cultures

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

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)
Monday - Friday
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Intending to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 17:30
Thursday 07:30 17:30
Friday 07:30 17:30

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Moorlands Primary School
Norcot Nursery School
I have 2 children currently attending Moorlands Primary school but live very close to Norcot nursery.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2524996Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
10/03/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


I offer a home environment with a specific spacious playroom filled with a range of toys and equipment for all ages of children. I also have a secure garden space with two levels for children to explore and learn outside. 

Updated - March 2024

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

Using knowledge of the early Yeras Foundation stage appropriate assesments will be completed on children cared for within this setting. 

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

Parent reviews will take place regularly as well as chats at the begining and end of the day and a daily diary shared with home and setting. 

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

All equipment, toys and activities provided will be within the development stage that the child is working at, giving them the opportunity to progress forward.  

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

using experience from working with children with different types of additional needs I will support all children where needed, still encouraging progression and independence. 

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

Monitoring children by updating progress sheets and making observations and linking them to the EYFS, then recomending next steps to continue progress. 

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

Diversity and inclusion is paramount to the setting for all children, trating everyone the same and providing activities that are fun and acheveable for everyone. Completing risk assessments for trips and outings keeping everyone safe. 

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

Although there are steps into the house and garden, all can be adapted if needed. There is a downstairs bathroom and all play equipmwnt is on one level. 

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

Using information from the setting, make books or look at photos. Help by talking to the child about changes and what will happen. Aid in visits to the new setting. 

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

By using parent serveys, evaluating servise provided using comments from the parents and other profesionals. 

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

Katherine Saunders at Little Stars childcare 07709584965 kmethompson232@gmail.com

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

parent serveys, complaints forms, Ofsted complaints number displayed. 


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