Southcote Childminder (Nicole Mackie)

My family

Me and my family: 

My names Nicole Mackie and I am an ofsted registered chilminder based in Southcote in Reading.

I live with my partner of 15 years Chris and our two children eight- year-old son Stanley and five-year old daughter Sienna. 

I strive to provide a warm and friendly home from home environment, I work with parents to provide each child with the best opportunity to play and learn.

My background: 

I have worked as an early year practitioner at Whitley park primary school for

7 years in the early years team both reception and nursery aged children

. My roles and responsibility's included  

Encouraging learning and development, through play and teaching. Creating a secure environment, using imagination to help children to learn. 

*Working with parents to support their children. 

*Enabling children to build their literacy, language and numeracy skills. 

*Monitoring progress and planning educational games. 

*Putting together activities which will keep the children engaged throughout the day. 

*Helping children get ready for the transition into a classroom environment. 

*Helping children to become more independent when carrying out daily tasks. 

*Creating the right balance between activities and down time. 

Before being an EYP I worked in a reading day nursery as a team leader and running a room with 6 members of staff. 

I feel the skills I have learnt over the years will help to support me with my childminding for the future. 

Previous to this I have worked as a team leader in a day nursery and a nursery nurse at another reading day nursery. 

My Qualifications 

CACHE Level 3 in childcare and education 

Paediatric first aid training 12 hours 

Level 2 food hygiene training 


Read write inc (Phonic training)

Covid training 

My Home 

I pride myself on having a safe, clean and smoke free home. I have a large enclosed garden full of equipment and toys, which is always open to the children.  I am within walking distance of parks, library, duck pond, toddler groups, children's centres and local shops, and a frequent visitor to all of them! 

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicole Mackie
Contact Position
07896 592128 07896 592128
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Where to go

RG30 3ER
Directions to RG30 3ER

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Wednesday 8am-6pm, Thursday 3pm-6pm & Friday 8am-4pm


£5.55  Per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

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
Intending to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 15:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 16:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups
Southcote Primary School
Southcote Primary

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2577114Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
04/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good


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