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Alverbridge Nursery

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

Alverbridge Nursery offers day care to children ranging from birth to school age, based in a setting close to local amenities.  Alverbridge offers a caring family environment for children to flourish and thrive.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Shirley Faichen/ Dawn Street
Contact Position
Nursery Managers

Where to go

Alverbridge Nursery
80, South Street
PO12 1ES

Close parking available, on an local bus route near to local amenities and Gosport Ferry.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Contact provider for vacancy details?

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
When is childcare available
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Meeting Rooms
Kitchen Facilities
Music time
Messy Play Area
Multicultural Themed Play
Open Space
Nappy changing facility
Nature Exploration
Outdoor Playspace
Outdoor Play
Accessible Parking
Baby Facilities
Baby toys
Arts & Crafts
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Quiet Room
Books & Storytelling
Role play dressing up
CCTV security cameras
Construction toys
Secure Access
Climbing Frame
Sandpitsand play
Disabled Access
Sensory Play
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Sleeping Area
Small world toys
Treasure baskets
Full cooked lunch
Visit & Outings
Heuristic play
Walks to local park etc
Home Corner
Healthy Eating
Internet Connection
Water play
ICT Facilities
Wendy House

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Visual impairment
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Hearing Difficulties
Language impairment
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Renal failure
Medical Needs
Motor impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Social development impairment
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Cerebral Palsy
Severe dietary needs

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with



Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 per hour


Other notes

Alverbridge is an inclusive day nursery, supporting children of all abilities.  The Senco team offers support and guidance to families of children with additional needs, providing a range of strategies which ensure the child can assess all areas of the setting and the curriculum.  The provision has experience with

  • physical impairment
  • medical needs
  • challenging behaviours
  • social development impairments
  • global development delays
  • hearing difficulties
  • vision impairments


Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Pauline Brazier
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Practitioners observe children during the session, completing summative assessment six times a years.  Data from Keep on Talking programme (KOT) and summative assessments are used to guide further strategies to support the child's individual needs.

Parents are offered home visits and complete 'all about me' documents to provide relevant information on the child.  The setting values parental partnership to support their child.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

The setting offers various strategies to support the individual needs of the child

  • individual education plans (IEP)
  • small group activities such as teddy singing, tweenies, nursery narrative, bucket therapy, emotional health
  • one to one activities supporting speech and language, emotional support and challenging behaviour
  • working closely with outside agencies
  • visual timetables and schedules
  • Picture Exchange Communication (PEC's)
  • Aided language boards
  • Communication books.



How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Alverbridge is an inclusive setting and matches the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to the child's individual needs.  Once the child's needs have been identified through parental discussions, summative assessments and observations strategies can be implements to support the child's learning and development.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

All data from summative assessments are shared with parent/carers.  The child's progression or current tracking will be identified through observations and assessments.  These are reviewed regularly.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

The setting operates a key/co key system ensuring the continuity of care.  Parents complete 'all about me' documents to provide information to support the child's wellbeing.  Home visits offer an initial meeting with the key person, and further visit are offered for their settling in period.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
  • Primary behaviour support
  • Portage
  • Speech and language
  • Area Inco
  • Health visiting team
  • Nursery Nurse attached to Health visiting team
  • In house training
  • The Senco Team
  • Emtas


What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
  • Senco Induction
  • Senco Induction plus
  • Thomas training
  • Portage training
  • Bucket therapy
  • Hoist training
  • First aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Epi pen training
  • On line training through Educare
  • Inclusion conferences
How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Lower ratios support children's individual needs.  All outings are risk assessed to ensure suitability and access for wheelchairs/buggies

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Low level entrances, doorways wide enough for buggies/wheelchair.  Slopped entrance to the garden, disabled toilets, disabled parking space and close parking for parents/carers available.  All rooms are on the same level and open planned.  The setting can offer nursery information to be translated if required, visual timetables are throughout the setting and Makaton is used to support children.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

The setting works closely with local schools, offering transition meetings to all schools.  Displays using photos and uniforms provide visual support as do social stories.  We encourage schools to visit the setting to begin forming relationships and we offer transition partnership agreement meetings (TPA), supporting both children and parents in their move to school.  With parents permission we share Tapestry journals, summative assessments with schools, ensuring they have as much information as possible on each child.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Children are entitled to 15 hours, some may be able to claim for 30 hours.  In addition there is also 2 years old funding for those who fit the criteria.  Once the child's needs are identified, resources are adapted to fit the individual need.  Specialist equipment can be resourced from County, and those unavailable the nursery would try to fund themselves or access additional funding to aid the child's development.  Occupational Therapy will offer guidance regarding specialised equipment.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

If your child attends with a diagnosis already in place, then other agencies may be involved and funding applied for.  If not once needs have been identified, with parental permission the setting would follow advice from outside agencies such as Occupational Therapy, Health Visitor, Speech and Language Therapist and area Inco.  Key/co person will support the child following guidance from the Senco team, using Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Progress is monitored half termly, discussed with parents and changes made as appropriate.  Team around the child meeting (TAC) are provided to ensure every one is kept informed.  Some funding is available according to criteria and the nursery team would look into this.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

From the beginning parental involvement is important to the setting, starting with home visits, 'all about me' sheets, parent packs and extra home visits should they be required.  The nursery runs an open door policy and parents are always welcome.  Regular parents meeting are offered and staff try to accommodate parents at other times if unable to attend.

The nursery is supported by a committee and parents are invited to join.  Information about the nursery/their child is shared through various methods, including newsletters, text, email and phone calls.  Regular open sessions are offered to enable parents to join in with their child is a play situation.

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