Sophie Chadwick

I am an Ofsted-registered childminder based near the University. In my latest Ofsted inspection I was graded Good.

My priorities are providing a home-from-home environment where children can feel safe and secure. I believe that children learn best and achieve their full potential when they are happy and having fun. We enjoy outside activities on a daily basis and regularly attend local toddler groups and activities within the community.

I enjoy working with parents to ensure their child's needs are being met. I am happy to adapt my routines to help meet parents' and children's requirements.

I have a warm and welcoming home with my husband, two daughters, two cats and tank of fish!

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sophie Chadwick
07729 597171 07729 597171

Where to go

Directions to RG1 5RG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Thursday 7am -5pm & Friday 7am - 4.30pm


From £6.25  Per Hour
Starting from £6.25 per hour for early years children, £7 per hour for before and after-school care.


Age Ranges
0-10 years
Wheelchair access

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
There is a step up into the house and the bathroom is upstairs.
Special Needs provision
I have no experience with children with special needs but I am willing to learn from parents and adapt in any way I can to meet the needs of any child.
Provision for special dietary needs
I will cater for any special dietary requirements and I will work with parents to ensure their children's needs are met.
Can make special cultural provisions
I will work with parents from any cultural background to provide the best possible environment for their children.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
I have a temporary space available from now until the end of April for a child under school age. From September I have before and after school spaces for drop off and pick up from Alfred Sutton primary school.

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 to Friday 8.30-2.30
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 17:00
Thursday 07:00 17:00
Friday 07:00 16:30

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Alfred Sutton Primary School
I can drop off and collect from Alfred Sutton nursery and primary school and Crescent under 5s nursery.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY484423Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
19/07/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/04/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sophie Chadwick
Contact Telephone
07729 597171
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 am an Ofsted-registered childminder based near the University. I have been childminding since March 2015. I live with my husband, two daughters and two cats. I can accept children who are eligible for the 2 year Funding.

I aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all the children in my care, helping them feel secure and able to reach their full potential.

Reviewed May 2023

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

I ask parents to provide any information they have regarding their child's educational needs. I also carry out regular observations of the children to monitor their development and check it against the development matters guidance so that I can identify if a child might be falling behind in any of the prime areas of learning. With consent from parents I can also seek help or advice from other professionals.

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

I will keep a daily diary and development tracking document for your child. I will also make myself available to talk to you at a convenient time. 

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

I will use the EYFS curriculum as a guide, but I will take the child's level of development and particular needs and interests into consideration when planning activities.

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

I base my activities on the children's individual needs and use my observations and tracking document to plan for their next steps.

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

If a child needed extra support I would seek help from other professionals. I would also look to take part in specialised training.

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

I carry out regular observations of the children and complete a tracking document for them. The tracking document is sent home for parents to read through and I welcome any input from parents.

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

I plan activities that all of the children can take part in. I work within the ratio of children permitted which ensures I have time to help each child on an individual basis.

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

There is a small step into the house and the only toilet is located upstairs, so I am unlikely to be able to accommodate wheelchair users or children with mobility difficulties. I am willing to make reasonable adjustments.

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

I will work together with parents to prepare their child for the change and I will work with the new setting or school by sharing any relevant information.

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

I ask parents to complete an evaluation form and discuss any ideas for improvements with me. I will use this information to adapt my service to ensure that the child's needs are being met.

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

Myself, Sophie Chadwick.

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

I encourage parents to discuss any feedback or complaints directly with me so that we can work together to overcome any problems. I have a complaints policy which parents are given a copy of. I regularly ask parents to complete an evaluation form to help me identify areas for improvement.


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