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Mrs Donna Horwood - Donna's Bambinos

I can provide care for all families seeking a childminder within the Oxfordshire area for children from birth to 12 years. This includes children with SEN. I am available to take on children now. Please contact me for further information.

I can provide care for all families seeking a childminder within the Oxfordshire area for children from birth to 12 years. This includes children with SEN. I am available to take on children now.

Please contact me for further information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Donna Horwood
Contact Position
01869 350674
07903 758016

If you are interested in my services please contact me on one of the above contact details and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Where to go

Donna's Bambino's

I offer a warm and inviting family home environment situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within a friendly village. A short walk brings you to the new and very welcoming primary school. Another short walk brings you to the park aimed at young children joining onto the sports field for the more energetic child. The village has safe access all round and provides patrolled crossing at the start and finish of each schooling day.

Bletchingdon is situated within stunning Oxfordshire countryside. i am 10 minutes from Kidlington, 15 minutes from Bicester and 5 minutes to join the A34 going North and Southbound to make comuting an ease. I live in a col-de-sac with off road parking to make drop offs and collections safer and more efficient. I have access to many outdoor National Trusts for your child to explore and let their imagination go wild. Come rain or shine your child will be open to these opportunities. Wellies at the ready!

Current Ofsted Judgment


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
£5.00 After school per hour
£5.00 Before school per hour

Dinner will be a balanced meal provided for the children if such meal is requested. A menuboard is written up weekly to ensure there are lots of healthy fuits and vegetables included. i believe that teaching the children young about healthy living has a huge impact on their way of eating and their food choices as they grow. (Dietary requirements will be taken into consideration) each hot meal will be charged at an additional £2.00 per child.

Fruit, milk and water free of charge.

Lunch is asked to be provided but can be hot or cold.


Age Ranges
From 0 months to 12 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
Disabled children/young people


I am in the process of becoming a funded setting. But at the moment I only take voucher system.

I am willing to be trained in all areas needed, to seek advice and guidance and amend my home accordingly if financially feasible.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Childminder Provision
Parking available near to house
Special needs experience based on children who have previously been in our care
Welcomes all children, no SEN/disability experience but happy to undergo specific training for specific needs
Willing to undertake further training to support specific needs as necessary
SEN Daycare Provision
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Glue Ear
Speech, language and communication difficulties

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
All Year
Christmas holidays
Early Mornings
Emergency Cover
Full Time
Half Session
Half-term holidays
Out of School Hours
Part Time
Respite Care
School Holidays
Shift Work
Spring holiday
Summer holiday
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:00am 6:00pm

Other Availabilty
Open all year round including Bank Holidays and school Holidays and Inset days.

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Messy Play Area
Pet Dogs
Pet Fish
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Bletchingdon Parochial Church of England Primary School
I am willing to do drop off and do collections from our local school and I can drop off and collect from nurseries after I have completed the Bletchingdon school drop off or collection (after 9am and before 2.45pm). For more information please contact me.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/04/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 14/04/2018

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