Littleworld Clatford Day Nursery
Who to contact
- 01264 353814
Where to go
Unit 5, Balksbury Hill Industrial Estate
- SP11 7LW
- Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Disabled parking
- Contact provider for vacancy details?
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- When is childcare available
Visit & Outings
Messy Play Area
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Latest Inspection Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 02/11/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Social development impairment
- Caters for children with special needs.
- Age Ranges
- 0 to 5 years
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
45 Weeks or More Per Year
5 Days or More Per Week
All year round
Weekday All Day
- PECS, Makaton
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
We have an open door policy for you as well as for staff, where the management are available to speak to. Our SENCO’s are familiar with the SEND code of practice 2015 and monitor records to ensure that they are informed of any information regarding your child’s learning and development. Our SENCO’s will oversee and support your child’s key person in providing the support your child needs. Your child’s key person will plan for your child’s individual needs and track their development, providing appropriate next steps to enhance your child’s learning. Your child’s key person will share this with you at our parents and carers evening. Your child’s learning journal is available at any time for you to look at and contribute too. Our SENCO’s will liaise with Services for Young Children, the Area Inco and other professionals to ensure that we are all working together to give your child the best support. We will co-ordinate transition meetings with your child’s school to pass on the relevant information, ensuring that the transition into school is a smooth one. Our SENCO’s, your child’s key person and you will meet to devise and Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP will have set targets for your child which can be met through activities such as small group work. We will have regular meetings with you to review your child’s progress and their next steps. You will be invited in any time an outside agency comes into the Nursery with regards to your child’s needs and development.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Throughout the Nursery, we follow the EYFS. We see each child as an individual, and consider your child’s progression and plan to support your child at their own pace. Your child’s key person will plan and provide learning opportunities for your child around their developmental needs and interests. IEPs will be written to support your child’s learning at home as well as in Nursery, and will be supported by our SENCO’s and your child’s key person. The IEP will be reviewed termly, evaluating what progress has been made. Observations will also carried out on your child to highlight any areas that may need to be focused on. All levels of supervision and support will be differentiated to ensure that your child is engaged in and are accessing the free flow, free play learning. Whole group activities such as group time will be differentiated to meet every child’s needs. We will ensure that we provide developmentally appropriate resources to support your child’s needs. We will provide any resources that may be needed to help your child’s development through the EYFS. Your child will have a learning journal and we actively encourage you to contribute to your child’s learning journal, sharing observation of your child within their home environment.
- 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?
Your child will have a learning journal which will contain observations, your child’s IEP and assessments on your child’s individual development, providing suitable next steps for your child to support and enhance their development. Your child’s progression through the EYFS is tracked termly and your child’s key person will share this with you at our Parents and Carers evening. You and your child’s key person will meet and look at strategies that could be put into place to support your child’s needs. We carry out two year progress check. This is a summary of your child’s development within the prime areas (personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development). The two year progress check works in partnership with the health visitors two year check to highlight any needs your child may have. You are your child’s first educator, and we encourage you to be actively involved with your child’s development, contributing observations to your child’s learning journal. We have an open door policy and you are welcome at any time. We strive to build close relationships between you and your child’s key person. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s developmental needs, then we would deal with the concern immediately.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Every child has a voice and a choice. We encourage all children to be independent, and provide opportunities to enhance your child’s independence. Every child has their own opinions, and we encourage them to contribute to their learning and development, expressing their ideas and thoughts through actions and behaviours. The older children who can verbalise their opinions will be encouraged to contribute to planning activities and their IEPs. Medicines can be administered with your consent. The Nursery Manager or Deputy Manager are responsible for administering ant prescribed medication. If your child requires support that we have not been trained to give, then we will ensure that all staff attend appropriate training. All staff have a paediatric first aid certificate. If your child has a medical condition, then a health care plan and a risk assessment will be done by you and your child’s key person. Our managers hold a level 4 safeguarding certificate and all other staff hold a level 3 safeguarding certificate. Our Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding attends safeguarding support meetings to keep updated on legislation and any changes to the safeguarding policy. Our Behaviour coordinator (BECO) will support any child who may need support with their behaviour. Our Behaviour coordinator will ensure that an IEP is put into place. We will work closely with you and outside agencies such as speech and language and portage, to support your child’s needs.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
All staff members are qualified with a level 3 childcare qualification or above. We ensure that all staff are first aid trained, and that all staff hold a level 3 certificate in Safeguarding and managers hold a level 4 certificate in Safeguarding. Our SENCO’S have attended training courses such as the SENCO induction and termly support meetings, which provide information on important changes, changes to legislation, ideas on how to support the children and resources that may be needed to help support the children. The Nursery Manager and the SENCO’s have experience with children who have special educational needs and disabilities. We have strong links with agencies such as prospects and our local Early Years advisory team. We have links with our Area Inclusion Officer to help support children who attend the setting.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
We have four members of staff who have completed the SENCO induction course. Our SENCO’s have had experience in using communication strategies such as social stories and PECS. We have a Behaviour Coordinator who has attended behaviour courses. Our staff hold level 3 childcare qualifications, level 4 qualifications, level 5 qualifications, foundation degrees and Early Years Teaching Status. All staff hold up to date first aid and safeguarding level 3 or level 4.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
>Our children learn in a wonderful large outside area. The children will attend a school leaver’s trip for the children who are leaving to go to school. When the children attend the school leaver’s trip, the adult to children ratio is higher to ensure the safety of the children. If a child requires one to one support on the trip, this will be provided by the nursery. We liaise with the place where the trip will be, ensuring that the place is accessible to all children. A member of staff will risk assess the environment as well has gain a copy of the risk assessment that has been carried out by the place. All parents and carers will be invited to attend the trip with their child, and written permission will be obtained from all parents and carers. The staff will prepare the children for their trip through the use social stories, books about going on an outing, incorporating the place in their play.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
Littleworld Day Nursery is a very accessible setting. The nursery is a one level purpose built building. The nursery has wide doors throughout for easy access to all of the rooms and the outside area. We have a spacious outside area with a non-slip decking area that all children can use. Each room has double doors that lead to the outside area providing free flow free play for the children. Each room is organised to provide the children with enough space to move freely and independently. The resources are all at the children’s height, allowing the children free access to the resources they need to support their learning. The children have easy accessible low level toilets and sinks, and there are easy accessible adult toilets as well. Each room provides a photographic daily routine to aid the transition into the room
- 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?
Before children start at Littleworld Day Nursery, each child has settling in sessions. The child can have as many settling in sessions as they need. The settling in sessions are either for 1 hour or 2 hours, with the parents and carers remaining within the nursery. If children attend another early years setting alongside Littleworld Day Nursery, then the child’s key person will liaise with the other setting with parent and carer permission, to work with the other setting. For children making the transition to school, we provide a transition meeting every year at the nursery, which all parents, carers and teachers are invited to meet with your child’s key person. We will hold transition meetings with the teacher and parents and carers to share information about any additional needs your child may have, to ensure there is support before they start school. We encourage school readiness through supporting independence, providing books about starting school and providing school uniform within the role play area.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
We have three rooms within the nursery. Our baby room (Mouse Room) take children from birth to 18/20 months. Our toddler room (Fox Room) take children from 18/20 months to 34/36 months. Our pre-school room (Owl Room) take children from 34/36 months to 60 months. All resources are age and stage appropriate for the children in the different rooms. The SENCO’s have support from the local Area Inclusion Officer for guidance and applying for SEN funding if needed. All resources are freely accessible to the children to help meet their individual development.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Your child’s key person will continuously assess your child’s learning and development through observations and assessments. If you or your child’s key person has any concerns, then you will be introduced to one of the SENCO’s who will meet with you to explain what will happen next and form consent forms to be signed. The SENCO will then contact our local Area Inclusion Officer who will visit the setting and assess the child. Parents and Carers will be invited to come into the setting when the Area Inco visits for the feedback. The Area Inco will then advice the SENCO if any referrals need to be made or provide activity ideas that can be carried out to support the child’s needs.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
You will be encouraged to contribute to your child’s learning journal through the use of wow moments. The wow moments are any achievements that your child has made in the home setting. You will be given informal feedback at the end of every session with a member of staff in your child’s room. We provide 3 parents and carers evening a year, where you will meet with your child’s key person to discuss your child’s development. Each room will host a tea party where you will be invited to join in with activities with your child and have time to meet with other parents and carers and your child’s key person. Planning for the week is displayed on each room’s parents notice board and encourages you to look at things at home to support your child’s learning. We have a monthly nursery newsletter which informs you about what is happening within the nursery and gives dates of any upcoming events within the nursery.