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Woodberry Day Nursery (Fawley)

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

Opening Hours 07:30-18:00 Breakfast club 07:30-08:00

Who to contact

Telephone
02380 890088

Where to go

Address
1 Rollestone Road
Holbury
Southampton
Hampshire
Postcode
SO45 2GD

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Contact provider for vacancy details?
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
When is childcare available
All Year
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 18:00

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

We ask parents in their initial visits to complete a document called “All About Me”. This document is designed to support setting staff to gain an overview of the child’s learning and development so far, through a range of questions. Your child will be given a keyperson, the key person is always a member of staff who forms the closest bond with a child. They also maintain developmental records which is shared with you via our nursery management software and app called Famly. The “All About Me” information will be used by your child’s key person to refer to whilst your child is settling-in and to support staff to gain some insight into your family life as well as your child’s strengths and challenges.

 

We continually track children’s progress through a cycle of observation, assessment and planning. In order to determine whether your child needs any extra support the nursery's special educational needs coordinator (SENDCo) will observe your child at nursery, watching how they progress and meet the developmental milestones within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The role of the SENDCo is to attend regular support groups which help to identify areas of children's development and carry out continuous training through courses and meetings to enable their knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to progress. The SENDCo will usually become involved when either the parent or key person raise their concern about the child. The SENDCo will then contact the inclusion setting support officers (ISSOS) who will decide what to do next to help the child’s current needs.  

How will early years setting staff support my child?

Our nursery SENDCo will plan and oversee any additional support for a child at nursery. They work closely with other professionals that are currently involved with the child and their family and come to an agreement of how is best to meet your child’s current needs. Your child’s key person will also work closely with your child throughout their day at nursery, following the Childs Individual Support Plan (ISP) which will be devised between the nursery SENDCo, the parents or carers of the child and any other professionals involved. We will liaise closely with these professionals as part of a multi-agency group. We will also have regular meetings with the child’s family to keep them updated on their progress and we will also invite them to attend meetings with other professionals who have come in to work with their child. 

The setting have invested in a number of early years support packages to encourage accelerated learning in areas where children are at risk of delay. For example, ‘Attention Bucket’, BLAST, ECaT, Black Sheep Narrative. Our team also have experience of using Makaton and PECs to support children’s communication development.

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

Throughout the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). For more information on the EYFS please go to: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

When we plan activities for our children, we plan for each individual child to ensure we are following their current interests to help support their development in particular area.

When working alongside the likes of a SALT we may be given appropriate activities that help to develop the child’s speech & language accordingly. We will incorporate these activities within their daily routine and will be carried out as part of a small group of children or 1:1, as appropriate.

Each staff member takes photos and make assessments to support the child’s current development which will be placed on the Famly Learning Journey. This is used as evidence of the child’s progress within their time at nursery.

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?

We aim to make families feel welcome and comfortable enough to feel confident to approach us with any concerns. We will hold regular discussions with families about their child’s progress in both formal and informal meetings. Often, we will give little "snippets" of wow moments that the child has achieved within their day at home time or on Famly for families to access. However, we are always at the end of the phone if ever you are worried.

We complete progress checks on your child which are carried out every 3 months and have parents evening every 6 months.

If your child has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) this will be reviewed with the key person and families. 

Any activities that we feel can benefit the child will also be shared with families so they can continue these at home. We encourage families to share information about what they do at home so we, in turn can continue this support within nursery. 

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

All trained staff can administer medicines if a medicine form has been signed with family’s permission. The nursery has an administering medicines policy. Our nursery group has experience supporting children with medical needs. We have a history of working closely with medical teams to gain skills that maximise inclusivity.

Most staff are paediatric first aid trained, we have an in-house first aid trainer to keep our team up to date. We also have our own training platform that offers 80+ online courses that cover Early Years appropriate topics such as Safeguarding, SEN and Medical Needs etc.  Our Designated Safeguarding Officers will keep all staff updated with any changes to the safeguarding policies following change in legislation or best practice.

Our SENDCo is trained to work alongside children with behavioural needs. We put strategies in place to support children, to allow everyone to have fun at nursery. Some children may have an ISP based on positive behaviour strategies that we devise with the parents to ensure their best interests are being met; this is reviewed on a regular basis. 

As our children get older, they begin to voice their own opinions on their interests and what they like to do. Our staff are trained to observe this through their play and behaviour, and we consult them about what they would like to do within their nursery day. This can happen during everyday conversations as well as our Children’s Committee Meetings. We may also involve them within our planning and when writing IEP's.  

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Our nursery SENDCo has all the relevant training and experience with regards to additional needs which is always being updated. We attend regular SENDCo cluster meetings and attend relevant courses and have liaised with other professionals on a regular basis. If we feel we would benefit from a particular training, we consult our local Inclusion Setting Support Officer (ISSO). We also have close links with our local ISSO, local Speech and Language Therapists along with Portage and Physios. We work as a multi-agency team within the local area. 

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

Our Area Manager is working towards her SENDCo Award, and works as a SEN Champion, supporting our Senior Management Team to best meet the needs of our children with additional needs.

We have experience of working with children with a large range of individual needs. Our team have been on various courses specific to their role and the needs of their key children. These include courses online, over zoom and using our online training company which offers 80+ training courses.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

When planning any visits outside of the nursery with our children, we will always consider each child's individual needs. One senior member of staff will always carry out a risk assessment prior to the trip. This assessment ensures that both the children and staff's health and safety is not compromised and will allow us to make sure we have the correct ratio of staff : children to be able to attend the visit. 

When leaving the premises, we will always lower our ratio. The ratio is based on the children's individual needs to ensure they have the continuity of care that they need to be able to take part in the outing. In the unlikely event that we determine it is unsafe for a child to take part in this activity we may ask for parents to come and help us on the trip if possible, or we will continue provide activities for the child within the nursery instead. 

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our nursery a single storey building that was designed for children in the Early Years. We cater for children aged 3 months until school age. Each part of the setting is fully accessible, and we have a separate, accessible bathroom.

We offer visual stimulation for children who have English as an additional Language (EAL). This is presented in the form of pictures on prompt cards and visual timetables, to enable children with EAL to access the environment as independently as possible.

We can access funding for specialist equipment, accessibility and 1-1 care depending on each individual child's needs. As a setting we feel we can be adaptable, making changes where appropriate to fit each child's needs to receive the highest quality care. 

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?

We encourage new children to have settling in visits over a period of time, both with and without their family. We use this time to help develop a relationship between the child's key person and their family, sharing information to enable the child to settle successfully. 

We allow the child to visit at different times of the day where possible so they can get a feel of our routine and become familiar with the staff and children. Where required, we will plan home visits too. During this period, we ask you to complete a Registration Form and an All About Me forms which ask a variety of questions, so we know everything there is to know about your child. 

We have close links with most schools in our local area and during transition periods we support both the family and child to ensure their care is best met. All information that needs to be passed on to your child's future school or setting will be shared to enable the care in which they received with us is continued into their school life. 

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

Our setting has rooms that are tailored to suit babies, toddlers or preschool aged children. We also have a large outside space. The equipment we provide is all developmentally appropriate for the ages and stages of our children, with relevant risk assessments.

If a child would benefit from a particular resource, we ensure it is made accessible to them. Children with SEND are provided with resources that best fit their needs with the funds we have available. 

If a child meets the eligibility for funding for additional support or resources, this will be used specifically to meet the needs of the individual child as per the funding agreement with Hampshire County Council.

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

As a setting we will work collaboratively with families, the child's key person, the nursery's ISSO and any other agency that is supporting your child to agree the best kind of support your child will need.

If we feel we require funding or a referral to a specialist service (such as SALT – speech and language therapy) to enable us to provide the best care we will apply, providing such evidence such as Individual Support Plans and ABCC charts to help support our decision for funding. You will always be included in decision-making and we will always ask for your consent before sharing any information.

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

We encourage all our parents and carers to be involved with our nursery and their child's progress and learning. We invite parents into meetings to discuss their child's progress via open days and SEN meetings as well as providing Update of Progress Reports.

Families are welcome to come in and join a session with their child, either just coming along to play or helping in an activity in which they may specialize. We hold 'stay and play' sessions at the weekend to support working families too. This gives you a chance to see what the nursery is all about and provides you with an opportunity to get to know your child's friends and their families.

We send home questionnaires to families and the child (for children’s committee meetings) which gives you the opportunity to express your views on our setting as a whole and what you feel we can do to improve our service. We always value what parents and carers have to say and try to implement your ideas as best we can, and we enjoy having you work alongside us to improve the care your child receives. 

 

 

 


 

6. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting?

 

Our primary mechanism for specialist support is through the setting’s designated Early Years Advisory Teacher (EYAT). The EYAT team specialise in early year’s education and children with SEN in the early years – they are based in the Early Years Team in Southampton City Council. They support us in a range of areas, from general advice through to accessing appropriate support via referrals to specialist teams including:

- Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

- Physiotherapist

- Occupational Therapy

- Portage services

- Specialist Teachers for children with sensory needs.

 

We also have a designated Health Visitor, who will visit the setting, who works closely with the nursery SENCo. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. How accessible is the setting environment?

 

 

Our building is set within converted flats. Doorways are standard width but we have placed a small ramp as you enter the building and exit into the garden making the toddler room and preschool room wheelchair accessible. The under two’s room is based upstairs.

 

We consider each child’s needs individually and work with families to consider possible ways to meet the specific needs of the child. Where feasible we will make any necessary adaptions and reasonable adjustments.

 

There is potential funding available for equipment that your child is assessed to need by health services.

 

The setting offers visual stimulation for children who have English as an additional Language (EAL). This is presented in the form of pictures, to enable children with EAL to access the environment as independently as possible.

 

Contact Name
Georgia Graham
Contact Telephone
02380890088
Contact Email
fawley@woodberrynursery.co.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
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?

We ask parents in their initial visits to complete a document called “All About Me”. This document is designed to support setting staff to gain an overview of the child’s learning and development so far, through a range of questions. Your child will be given a keyperson, the key person is always a member of staff who forms the closest bond with a child. They also maintain developmental records which is shared with you via our nursery management software and app called Famly. The “All About Me” information will be used by your child’s key person to refer to whilst your child is settling-in and to support staff to gain some insight into your family life as well as your child’s strengths and challenges.

 

We continually track children’s progress through a cycle of observation, assessment and planning. In order to determine whether your child needs any extra support the nursery's special educational needs coordinator (SENDCo) will observe your child at nursery, watching how they progress and meet the developmental milestones within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The role of the SENDCo is to attend regular support groups which help to identify areas of children's development and carry out continuous training through courses and meetings to enable their knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to progress. The SENDCo will usually become involved when either the parent or key person raise their concern about the child. The SENDCo will then contact the inclusion setting support officers (ISSOS) who will decide what to do next to help the child’s current needs.  

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

Our nursery SENDCo will plan and oversee any additional support for a child at nursery. They work closely with other professionals that are currently involved with the child and their family and come to an agreement of how is best to meet your child’s current needs. Your child’s key person will also work closely with your child throughout their day at nursery, following the Childs Individual Support Plan (ISP) which will be devised between the nursery SENDCo, the parents or carers of the child and any other professionals involved. We will liaise closely with these professionals as part of a multi-agency group. We will also have regular meetings with the child’s family to keep them updated on their progress and we will also invite them to attend meetings with other professionals who have come in to work with their child. 

The setting have invested in a number of early years support packages to encourage accelerated learning in areas where children are at risk of delay. For example, ‘Attention Bucket’, BLAST, ECaT, Black Sheep Narrative. Our team also have experience of using Makaton and PECs to support children’s communication development

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

Throughout the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). For more information on the EYFS please go to: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

When we plan activities for our children, we plan for each individual child to ensure we are following their current interests to help support their development in particular area.

When working alongside the likes of a SALT we may be given appropriate activities that help to develop the child’s speech & language accordingly. We will incorporate these activities within their daily routine and will be carried out as part of a small group of children or 1:1, as appropriate.

Each staff member takes photos and make assessments to support the child’s current development which will be placed on the Famly Learning Journey. This is used as evidence of the child’s progress within their time at nursery.

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?

We aim to make families feel welcome and comfortable enough to feel confident to approach us with any concerns. We will hold regular discussions with families about their child’s progress in both formal and informal meetings. Often, we will give little "snippets" of wow moments that the child has achieved within their day at home time or on Famly for families to access. However, we are always at the end of the phone if ever you are worried.

We complete progress checks on your child which are carried out every 3 months and have parents evening every 6 months.

If your child has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) this will be reviewed with the key person and families. 

Any activities that we feel can benefit the child will also be shared with families so they can continue these at home. We encourage families to share information about what they do at home so we, in turn can continue this support within nursery. 

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

All trained staff can administer medicines if a medicine form has been signed with family’s permission. The nursery has an administering medicines policy. Our nursery group has experience supporting children with medical needs. We have a history of working closely with medical teams to gain skills that maximise inclusivity.

Most staff are paediatric first aid trained, we have an in-house first aid trainer to keep our team up to date. We also have our own training platform that offers 80+ online courses that cover Early Years appropriate topics such as Safeguarding, SEN and Medical Needs etc.  Our Designated Safeguarding Officers will keep all staff updated with any changes to the safeguarding policies following change in legislation or best practice.

Our SENDCo is trained to work alongside children with behavioural needs. We put strategies in place to support children, to allow everyone to have fun at nursery. Some children may have an ISP based on positive behaviour strategies that we devise with the parents to ensure their best interests are being met; this is reviewed on a regular basis. 

As our children get older, they begin to voice their own opinions on their interests and what they like to do. Our staff are trained to observe this through their play and behaviour, and we consult them about what they would like to do within their nursery day. This can happen during everyday conversations as well as our Children’s Committee Meetings. We may also involve them within our planning and when writing IEP's.  

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Our nursery SENDCo has all the relevant training and experience with regards to additional needs which is always being updated. We attend regular SENDCo cluster meetings and attend relevant courses and have liaised with other professionals on a regular basis. If we feel we would benefit from a particular training, we consult our local Inclusion Setting Support Officer (ISSO). We also have close links with our local ISSO, local Speech and Language Therapists along with Portage and Physios. We work as a multi-agency team within the local area. 

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

Our Area Manager is working towards her SENDCo Award, and works as a SEN Champion, supporting our Senior Management Team to best meet the needs of our children with additional needs.

We have experience of working with children with a large range of individual needs. Our team have been on various courses specific to their role and the needs of their key children. These include courses online, over zoom and using our online training company which offers 80+ training courses.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

When planning any visits outside of the nursery with our children, we will always consider each child's individual needs. One senior member of staff will always carry out a risk assessment prior to the trip. This assessment ensures that both the children and staff's health and safety is not compromised and will allow us to make sure we have the correct ratio of staff : children to be able to attend the visit. 

When leaving the premises, we will always lower our ratio. The ratio is based on the children's individual needs to ensure they have the continuity of care that they need to be able to take part in the outing. In the unlikely event that we determine it is unsafe for a child to take part in this activity we may ask for parents to come and help us on the trip if possible, or we will continue provide activities for the child within the nursery instead. 

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our nursery a single storey building that was designed for children in the Early Years. We cater for children aged 3 months until school age. Each part of the setting is fully accessible, and we have a separate, accessible bathroom.

We offer visual stimulation for children who have English as an additional Language (EAL). This is presented in the form of pictures on prompt cards and visual timetables, to enable children with EAL to access the environment as independently as possible.

We can access funding for specialist equipment, accessibility and 1-1 care depending on each individual child's needs. As a setting we feel we can be adaptable, making changes where appropriate to fit each child's needs to receive the highest quality care. 

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?

We encourage new children to have settling in visits over a period of time, both with and without their family. We use this time to help develop a relationship between the child's key person and their family, sharing information to enable the child to settle successfully. 

We allow the child to visit at different times of the day where possible so they can get a feel of our routine and become familiar with the staff and children. Where required, we will plan home visits too. During this period, we ask you to complete a Registration Form and an All About Me forms which ask a variety of questions, so we know everything there is to know about your child. 

We have close links with most schools in our local area and during transition periods we support both the family and child to ensure their care is best met. All information that needs to be passed on to your child's future school or setting will be shared to enable the care in which they received with us is continued into their school life. 

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

Our setting has rooms that are tailored to suit babies, toddlers or preschool aged children. We also have a large outside space. The equipment we provide is all developmentally appropriate for the ages and stages of our children, with relevant risk assessments.

If a child would benefit from a particular resource, we ensure it is made accessible to them. Children with SEND are provided with resources that best fit their needs with the funds we have available. 

If a child meets the eligibility for funding for additional support or resources, this will be used specifically to meet the needs of the individual child as per the funding agreement with Hampshire County Council.

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

As a setting we will work collaboratively with families, the child's key person, the nursery's ISSO and any other agency that is supporting your child to agree the best kind of support your child will need.

If we feel we require funding or a referral to a specialist service (such as SALT – speech and language therapy) to enable us to provide the best care we will apply, providing such evidence such as Individual Support Plans and ABCC charts to help support our decision for funding. You will always be included in decision-making and we will always ask for your consent before sharing any information.

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

We encourage all our parents and carers to be involved with our nursery and their child's progress and learning. We invite parents into meetings to discuss their child's progress via open days and SEN meetings as well as providing Update of Progress Reports.

Families are welcome to come in and join a session with their child, either just coming along to play or helping in an activity in which they may specialize. We hold 'stay and play' sessions at the weekend to support working families too. This gives you a chance to see what the nursery is all about and provides you with an opportunity to get to know your child's friends and their families.

We send home questionnaires to families and the child (for children’s committee meetings) which gives you the opportunity to express your views on our setting as a whole and what you feel we can do to improve our service. We always value what parents and carers have to say and try to implement your ideas as best we can, and we enjoy having you work alongside us to improve the care your child receives. 

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