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Bright Horizons Winchester Day Nursery and Preschool

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Who to contact

01962 842120

Where to go

Yellow Dot Nursery
3 Wales Street
SO23 0ET
Accessible changing, Secure environment, Disabled parking

Childcare Information


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Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
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
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/08/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness



Age Ranges
5 to 8 years, 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

Local Offer

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

In the room there will be a Room Manager, Senior Nursery Nurse, Nursery Nurse and a Modern Apprentice. Your child will be assigned a Key Person who will be working closely with you and your child on a daily basis. The Key Person will be teamed with a buddy to support in the key person role. The Key Person will work closely with the Room Manager and Nursery SENCo to observe, assess and record your child's development alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage. Daily observations of your child will be made of their wow moments and developmental progress. From these observations experiences will be planned to support your child’s Targeted Plan and to move your child forward in their progress. Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) will oversee all support and monitor the progress of any child who requires additional support. The SENCO can also gain support from our group Quality Manager. The Hampshire area INCO (Individual Needs Co-Ordinator) is an external support who we can ask for support and ideas and who will coordinate support from external agencies. To assess each child’s learning and development we produce daily observations through written assessments, photographs and professional judgement. These are made by your child’s key person and the team in the room. These are then reflected in activities to support the progression of next steps that are planned using your child’s own interests and you are encouraged to be involved with this process.

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

Every child is unique and we take into consideration your child’s progress to plan and support your child at their own pace. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum as a guide for your child’s development. Experiences are pitched at an appropriate level so that all children are able to develop and access them according to their specific needs. The nursery’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator helps to plan in extra support where needed. They will be able to provide each child’s Key Person with support and activities for your child within an area of need. Progress will be evidenced in your child’s learning journal and Targeted Plans or Individual behavioural plans (IBP) will be written to support learning in the nursery and in the home. For each child, we celebrate what they can do, their wow moments of achievements and next steps achieved and enjoy sharing in their personal achievements at home and in the nursery. We use the children’s interests and next steps as a starting point alongside introducing new activities and experiences. We regularly review our environment to ensure that it is meeting the children’s needs and providing challenges, including rotating resources and equipment. Alongside regularly reviewing Targeted Plans and IBPs (Individual Behavioural Plans), on a termly basis we review a child’s progress through the Key Person using the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to reflect on the progress each child has made.

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?

Yellow Dot offer an open door policy and you are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet with the Key Person, Room Manager, Manager or SENCO and discuss how your child is getting on. We believe that your child’s education should be a partnership between you and us. Regular daily conversations will provide opportunities for you to discuss progress. You can also find out information through baseline assessments when you child joins us, parent information evenings where you are invited in to gain knowledge about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), two parents evenings a year for you to discuss how your child is progressing, a two year check if they start with us before two and through your child's learning journal. If your child is on the SEND register they will have a Targeted Plan which will have individual targets and goals. This is reviewed on a regular basis and you will be given a copy of the TP. The targets set are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time scaled). If your child has complex SEND they may be part of an IPA (Inclusion Partnership Agreement) or have a Health and Education Plan, which means that a formal meeting will take place to discuss your child’s progress and a report will be written. We feel very strongly that if we had any concerns we would never wait for any of these reviews and support you with any concerns immediately.

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

We are an inclusive Nursery and we welcome and celebrate diversity. All team believe that high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being. We have a caring and understanding team looking after our children. The Room Manager has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their room. If further support is required we will work alongside outside agencies such as Health and Social Services, and/or the Behaviour Support Team. Yellow Dot has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines in the Nursery that applies to all children. Parents/Carers must complete a medication form in order for Yellow Dot to be able to administer any medicine when entering the Nursery. There is an ongoing medication form for children with ongoing medicine. We will ask you to complete a care plan with us which enables us to clearly discuss and plan any medication, personal care or special requirements your child might need while they are with us.

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

Within our nursery team we are proud of the expertise of our practitioners. We are continually supporting our team in their professional development in order to improve the outcomes for your child. The key people and Manager are all First Aid trained and have attended safeguarding training. The Nursery SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) has attended courses such as SENCo induction training and attends termly SENCo network meetings and cluster meetings which contain important changes, legislation or new ideas and resources to support children with SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities). We have links with a variety of different specialist services including Area INCO’s, local children’s centre, Early Years Advisory Team, Speech and Language Therapists, Speech and Language Therapy assistants and Portage. If we do not currently have links with a service your child needs to access we will ensure we develop those links to ensure they are receiving as much support as possible.

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

As part of our Nursery induction all team undertake training in Safeguarding, Manual Handling and Health and Safety which includes slips, trips and falls. Each member of our team are qualified in Paediatric First Aid and food hygiene and have attended, safeguarding training. Our team have regular reviews which includes identifying training needs and areas for development within our provision. Our Nursery SENCo has completed the SENCo induction training and attends regular support meetings and Cluster meetings to continually reflect on changes in practice. In the nursery we also have team who have received the following training: Kathryn Jones (Manager) Basic Portage Certificate , Level 4 Safeguarding We also are able to complete additional training to help with a child Individual SEND.

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

>We have our own outside area which we use on a daily basis for the children; all of our activities are adapted to ensure all of the children will be able to access them based on age or developmental stage. This area is shared across all of the age groups and we also have a small rooftop baby garden for the youngest children. When going out of the nursery we plan and assess each trip individually. Risk assessments are carried out prior to any nursery trips to ensure no-ones health and safety will be compromised. Through assessing the destination, reviewing the ratios, preparing the equipment needed, planning the route and the mode of transport we ensure that we are meeting all the children’s needs. We lower the ratio on all trips and this is based on individual children’s needs and the destination to ensure they have enough support to take part in the outing. We also have specific trip equipment such as nursery buggies, high vis jackets for children to wear, walking rings, nursery phones (without cameras), nursery vans and trip bags with medications and First Aid equipment to ensure that we can meet the needs of the children to take part in the trip.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The nursery is in a converted public house and is situated on two floors with the Baby and Transition rooms upstairs. We have wide doorways and a large entrance area which leads to each of the Toddlers, Transition and Kindergarten rooms. We have stairs to the Baby and Transition room with child height handrails. There is disabled access to the Kindergarten room, which has wide opening doors and a small step from the road. The garden area is accessed directly from the Toddler room via 3 steps and a handrail. The Kindergarten free flows to the garden via steps. We communicate with parents whose 1st language is not English by celebrating appropriate festivals and cultures. We hold EMTAS/Small World meetings periodically and have an allocated Small World Ambassador supporting our teams and parents. Multi-Cultural signs are displayed around the nursery and rooms and leaflets supporting and advising parents on how to bring up their children bilingually are clearly displayed. We would like to develop parent meetings to support parents to meet other parents with similar languages and hope to encourage parents to start their own forums.

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?

Smooth transitions are important, these occur when you are joining us, between age groups or moving on from us to join school. Each transition is recognised and supported. When a space is confirmed we plan settling in visits. It is important for your child to experience the environment and for you to share key information with the team in the room. We encourage you to provide us with key information regarding routines, likes and dislikes, care needs and medical conditions. We encourage families to come for at least 2 sessions and more if necessary. Your child’s Key Person will work in conjunction with the Room Manager and Nursery Manager to assess development and discuss with you when a move is likely to be best. We plan trials between rooms. If your child has specific care needs which need support we invite you to come in to share or demonstrate this with the new room team. If a child is transitioning to school we contact the school to make links, prepare the children through the activities and write a transition report. For children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) we work with the school to plan a transition which meets your child’s needs; we would also arrange either an IPA (Individual Partnership Agreement) or a Transition meeting to get all of the professionals working with you and your child together to ensure that support is put into place before they start school.

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

Within the setting we have four age groups; Babies, Toddlers, Transition and Kindergarten. Each room is set up with appropriate resources for this age and stage of development. If a child needs additional resources we ensure these resources are available in the room for them to access freely, this can be through sharing between rooms, working with our other Yellow Dot sites or applying for funding for specific resources. Equipment and facilities to support children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) will be secured through observations, record keeping and referrals to outside agencies who, if appropriate will put targets and funding in place. This helps and us to put together, Target Plans and set small achievable targets to help and support the child and the family. We ensure that all children’s individual needs are met to the best of our ability with the funds available.

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

All children will need different types and levels of support throughout their time with us. All children have trial sessions which can allow for previous support to be shared. If your child is joining us with a known special educational need or disability our welcome process for all children is an important time to share the level of support you child has been receiving and to share any previous involvement with external agencies so that we can plan the support from the start. All children have a Key Person and throughout your child’s time with us your child’s Key Person will observe and make a decision on whether your child will benefit from targeted specific additional support. The Key person will discuss this with parents, the nursery SENCo and Manager. We regularly monitor how well the support we have put into place is supporting your child and the progress they are making through regular observations, reviewing targets on Target Plans and looking at how they are achieving their developmental milestones. We have regular meetings with parents to discuss their progress. We may reduce additional support if we feel that they have made significant progress and are no longer in need of the support. We have daily opportunities for parents to speak to your child’s key person to discuss progress made. There is also the opportunity to have a termly parent consultation to provide an opportunity for you or your child’s key person to discuss support in more depth.

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

We encourage parents to be as involved in the nursery setting as they can be. Primarily we encourage all families to keep us updated on a daily basis when dropping off and collecting your child through talking to your child’s Key Person and/or Room Manager about changes in daily routines and next steps which have been developing. There are lots of ways you can be involved further such as contributing to your child’s learning journal and celebrating milestones with your child’s Key Person. You can arrange to come in to help with specific activities including people who help us week, celebrating festivals and attending coffee mornings. We invite all of our parents/carers to be involved in their child’s learning through regular daily discussions about what the children are interested in and achieving as well as asking you to contribute regularly through monthly newsletters. We are currently a new setting but we plan to hold lots of special occasions and evenings that parents are encouraged to attend such as Mother’s and Father day events, cream teas, sports days, Christmas Nativity’s and we will hold regular EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) parents information evenings based on what parents feel they would like to learn more about. We formally survey all parents every 6 months to find out their views on all aspects of the nursery. We are always striving to work in partnership with our parents and it is something we are continually trying to develop and encourage.

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