Catherine Armstrong - Childminding Services

Hello, I am a Mum to three grown up children (aged 25, 24 & 19), have been a Childminder for 20 years, and manage a very busy setting! I am a pro-active Childminder who attends ongoing training & I have achieved the Reading Quality Assurance Award and a NVQ3 in Childcare. I drop off/collect from NewBridge Nursery during school hours, and drop off and collect from The Hill Primary School, Emmer Green as that is my catchment school. I work all year round and can accommodate short term or long term contracts, term term or full time hours.  

Ofsted inspection grade: Good. Age range 0 to 12 years.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cathy Armstrong
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07773 960958 07773 960958
E-mail
cathliteon319@btinternet.com

Where to go

Name
Caversham
Address
Caversham
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG4 5JD
Directions to RG4 5JD

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm

Costs

Costs
£5.50  Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
No
Special Needs provision
Yes
Special Needs Experience
Speech & Language difficulties
Hyperactivity
Emotional needs
ADD & Hyperactivity
Language impairment
ADHD
Challenging Behaviour
Yes
Social & Emotional needs
Brain damage
Hearing Impairment
Downs syndrome
Dyslexia
Delayed speech
Autism
Autistic spectrum
Global Development Delay
behavioural problems
Epilepsy
Adults with SEN
Learning difficulties
Aspergers Syndrome
Details
I previously worked with Specific Needs in a residential home in Caversham Heights. I have also had experience working with children with varying degrees of social and emotional issues in a partial residential Home in Caversham. Eczema, hayfever, asthma, allergies. Epi-pen trained.
Provision for special dietary needs
Yes
Details
Have cared for many children with minor allergies and also some that have had severe allergies. I keep up with current First Aid training & Safeguarding training and follow parental guide lines & advice, as every child is unique.
Can make special cultural provisions
Yes
Details
I am an inclusive setting which celebrates as many cultural experiences as I can. I have ongoing training and use the Shap Religious Calendar & British Values Calendar for guidance.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
No vacancies.
Updated
22/11/2022

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
No
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
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 17:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Yes
Schools
New Bridge Nursery
The Hill Primary School (Caversham)
Details
I only drop off and collect from Newbridge Nursery School morning sessions as cannot accomodate the afternoon sessions due to commitments with collection from The Hill Primary School.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY259982Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
DatetypeOutcome
06/09/2007CareGood
26/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
21/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/02/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Cathy Armstrong
Contact Telephone
07773 960958
Contact Email
cathliteon319@btinternet.com
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Needs Level
Low
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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Disclaimer

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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