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Andover Day Nursery (formerly Yellow Dot Andover)

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We are an Ofsted rated 'Good' nursery that hold 80 places. We are open from 8am to 6pm Monday through to Friday. We are located within the City Centre with ample parking to drop off and collect your little ones. We have 4 rooms, 2 under 2s rooms, a 2-3s room called Nursery room, and Preschool a 3-5s room. We receipt both 2 year funding, 15 hours and 30 hours 3 year funding (commencing from the term after their 3rd Birthday). We pride ourselves in celebrating all families, religions, festivals and additional needs. 

We are part of the Bright Horizons group so we have extensive resources, multiple training opportunities for the team and we are continually developing our resources and environments. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Abbey Towsey
Contact Position
Senior Manager
Telephone
01264 351 535
0330 311 4048
E-mail
andover@brighthorizons.com
Website
Our Website
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Andoverdaynursery
Notes

If you would like to stay up to date with our events then please do see our Facebook page. 

In order to see inside our nursery please visit our virtual tour on both Facebook and our Website. 

You may be directed to our head office in order to speak to parent enquiries team and book you in to 'Meet the Management'.

Where to go

Name
Bright Horizons Andover Day Nursery
Address
11, Church Close
Andover
Hampshire
Postcode
SP10 1DP
Notes

We are a 2 story venue, that has access upstairs via stairs. Our 2-3's and our 3-5's room have free flow access out into the garden. 

Our Under 2's rooms have a separate large garden, which they access everyday and we go out whatever the weather. 

We have an onsite Chef that prepares are meals freshly on site, with a rolling menu for breakfast, lunch, snack and tea. 

Accessibility
Sensory adaptations, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Costs

Costs

Details
Please call us for fees as it is dependent on the age and booking pattern you potentially would like your child to attend.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

If you have a referral then this is fantastic as it provides us with a lot of information so we can plan around the needs of your child in advance. However, if you do not then this is not a problem. We just please ask that we have as much honest information as possible so we can ensure that we can meet your child's needs.

Other notes

We cover all children's ages, stages and additional needs.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
We run sessions for full days
morning sessions 8am-1pm
or afternoon sessions 1pm-6pm. There can be combination of all desired sessions

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

We are an Ofsted rated 'Good' nursery that hold 80 places. We are open from 8am to 6pm Monday through to Friday. We are located within the City Centre with ample parking to drop off and collect your little ones. We have 4 rooms, 2 under 2's rooms, a 2-3's room called Nursery room, and Preschool a 3-5's room. We receipt both 2 year funding, 15 hours and 30 hours 3 year funding (commencing from the term after their 3rd Birthday). We pride ourselves in celebrating all families, religions, festivals and additional needs. 

We are part of the Bright Horizons group so we have extensive resources, multiple training opportunities for the team and we are continually developing our resources and environments. 

Contact Name
Abbey Towsey
Contact Telephone
01264 351 535
Contact Email
andover@brighthorizons.com
Links
Our Website
Our Facebook
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?

When our families register with us we ask them to complete an 'All About Me' which informs us of as much information as possible. From this we form a 'baseline' report and tracking so that we can see where they are developmentally for their age and stage. Thereafter, each term we complete an additional report and track whether our children are 'secure', 'developing' or 'emerging' in prime learning areas from Development Matters. These are:

Personal, Social and Emotional

Communication and Language

Physical Development

 

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

Our Third in Charge is our SENCO who also creates Early Support Plans, that are targeted plans for next steps for children with additional needs. These plans are implemented within the rooms frequently so we can review progress, continue with, or update them as required.

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

We do not only use Development Matters, we have additional tools that we use such as Early Developmental Checklist from the NHS and Mary Sheridan's Birth to Five. This gives us more support and understanding of how each child's needs are unique and require varied support.

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 use on online system called Tapesty where we upload our observations and photos for you to see. You are also able to add to tapestry comments, photos and things that you do at home. Home learning also plays a huge part in our children's developmental journey at nursery.

We also have consultation meetings each term to discuss in more detail the summative report collated from over each term.

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

We use a programme called 'My Happy Minds' which promotes positive well-being, resilience and self-confidence. These are programmes for the children, practitioners and parents too!

All of our team are paediatric first aid trained for administering medications. We are also happy to have additional training for any medications or needs that potential families in our care may need.

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

We have a lot of experience at our nursery in terms of having our Manager and SENCO trained in additional needs. We have a Makaton champion who is on her level 3 journey. 

The team also have a level 2 in Understanding Autism and Mental Health Awareness. 

We communicate with speech and language therapists, have team around the child meetings, portage and much more!

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

The Management Team have had training with regard to NG tubes and feeding. 

We continually attend the Local Authority SEND meetings to stay up to date and communicate with our area SENCO.

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

We generally have a lot of visits internally as opposed to outings. This may be visits from Zoolab, Police, Fire Service, the Library and many more.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

We have an under 2's room on the ground floor, as is our 2-3's and Preschool rooms. Therefore, low level access is achievable for any disabilities or needs. 

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 communicate with all school in advance to leaving from nursery. We find out what their focus is and also offer for them to come in and observe children to build a holistic picture of their development with the key person.

We also complete School Readiness reports which are extremely detailed before leaving nursery, which the school has a copy of. In addition, to any reports of EHC plans required.

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

If there is funding allocated to children with additional needs we are able to recruit, or source one to one support. In addition, we can provide resources specifically for their use and needs allocating the budget effectively.

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

Our SENCO and Manager take the lead on acquiring additional support whenever it is required from Hampshire SENCO services. This of course is with parental permission and we like our families to be as involved with the process as possible. This would be judged on an individual case and developmental basis. 

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

We have diary dates for you to be able to come into the nursery to take part in social activities, such as 'Daddy's Day', or 'Mothers Afternoon Tea'. We also have a parent forum being implemented where any ideas you are able to share with our room representative who will bring it to our regular meetings with the senior team. 

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