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Fordingbridge Day Nursery

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

Fordingbridge Day Nursery is located in Fordingbridge, Burgate. It is easily accessible from Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton.

The setting is open Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm.

We have government funding places available for 2 years, 3 & 4 years funding.

Friday mornings, we offer a FREE Mother and Baby group 9.30am to 11am. This group is led by one of our practitioners from the under 2's room.  We offer a wide range of sensory play, including music, bubbles and outdoor play. We also invite external companies in to offer free courses to the parents, First Aid, Health and Safety and Baby Massage.

Fordingbridge Day Nursery offer holiday club for children up to the age of 8years. This can be at Fordingbridge Day Nursery or our Forest School setting. Contact the nursery for more information regarding this.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Christina Watson
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01425 656 060
Fordingbridge Day Nursery

Where to go

Fordingbridge Day Nursery
Salisbury Road

For more information regarding any services we provide, please contact the nursery further on 01425 656 060

Sensory adaptations, Sensory area, Accessible changing, Physical adaptations, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Contact provider for vacancy details?

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 07:00 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 19:00
Thursday 07:00 19:00
Friday 07:00 19:00
Visit & Outings
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area
Outdoor Play

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/02/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,English as additional language,Hearing difficulties,Medical difficulties,Physical difficulties,Soc. Interaction Difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision



Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£55 8am-6pm per session
£52 8am-4pm per session
£34 8am-1pm per session
£28 1pm- 6pm per session
Age group - 0 - 5:


Age Ranges
5 to 8 years, 0 to 5 years
Other notes

At Fordingbridge Day Nursery we recognise that Every Child Matters and is unique. We acknowledge that some children may have particular needs and we take specific action to support and encourage these children within a caring environment. We understand the importance of ensuring positive attitude to diversity and difference.

We enable all children to participate in learning activities and experiences by providing a curriculum that is child initiated, child led and responds to the individual development of each child.

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

Local Offer

Local Offer
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?

All children who start at Fordingbridge Day Nursery will be allocated a Key Worker in each room. The Key Workers role is to build a 1 to 1 relationship with the child and family. On arrival to Fordingbridge Day Nursery, a new child will attend 3x settle sessions. The first settle session the parent will stay with the child and meet the key worker. Home routines will be discussed along with concerns the parent may have of the development of the child. All About Me forms will be completed which is a great opportunity for the Key Worker to learn about the child's likes and dislikes.

The second settle will take place within a few days. The parent will initially stay at the settle but will soon leave once comfortable for the duration. This settle usually last's no more than 1.5 hours.

The third and final settle will take place again a few days later and the parent will treat this settle as a session drop off.

Fordingbridge Day Nursery will carry out regular age appropriate checks on all children who attend the setting.

Regular observations and photos are taken of the child and sent home in their Home-Journal/Tapestry. From the observations, the key-workers can asses the child's developmental stage/age using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Learning and Development Assessment tool.

If a child is not reaching age appropriate milestones a discussion will be held with the child's parent about how to support them working towards their next steps depending on the circumstances and milestones to be reached.

Our setting has a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), who can discuss any worries or concerns a parent may have.

If a parent would like to book a meeting with the Key Worker to discuss concerns, they can do so at any point during the session.

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

The staff at Fordingbridge Day Nursery are highly qualified with over 20 years experience. We have staff members who are qualified with Level 6. Any concerns, from parents or Key Workers are discussed and then contact will be made with Hampshire County Council Area Inclusion Officer (Area INCO).

Fordingbridge Day Nursery staff are all full qualified with First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene Basic Makaton.

Speech and Language issues are full supported and if a referral needs to be implemented this is discussed in detail with the parents and contact is made with Hampshire Speech and Language Therapy through the NHS.

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

When the child first starts at Fordingbridge Day Nursery the settling in sessions will encourage discussions to be had with parents and Key Workers.

Regular observations are taken of the children and updated on Tapestry and also written in home-journal books.

By observing the children, their development is tracked and progress is recorded. Key workers and practitioners plan the child's "Next Steps" and/or "Targets", all of which are then observed and discussed in detail.

Parents are then encouraged to also share information from home, using Tapestry and the home-journal books. This encourages discussions and engagement between children, key-workers and parents from home activities.

By sharing this information, key workers and parents can make further contact with each other which would benefit from any additional help which may include our SENCO and then possibility of using the Area INCO, to plan future resources.

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?

On the initial arrival at Fordingbridge Day Nursery. Settle sessions are arranged for the child and parent.

The initial settle session is for the parent to discuss with the Key Worker any information about the child that needs to be shared. Home- routines, likes and dislikes and also any concerns the parent may have regarding the child's development.

After the initial induction, the Key Worker will create a "Baseline Assessment" on the child. After this initial assessment, future observations and Tracking Progress will be shared between the Key Worker and the primary carers.

Going forward, the Key Worker will then plot the child's progress and compare it against the developmental guidelines in the Early Years Foundation Stage, "Learning and Development guidance" tool.

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

At Fordingbridge Day Nursery, the staff are fully trained with a variety of qualifications including a qualified teacher. Additional training in, First Aid, Healthy and Safety, Safeguarding and . The setting carries out regular Risk Assessments on the rooms and activities set out for the day.

Your child will be allocated a Key Worker on arrival to the setting. If your child needs any additional pastoral, medical or social support the key worker is the first point of contact.

All medication is stored securely, out of reach of the children. If a child requires non-prescription medication, the parents will be contacted to advise they consent to the medication to be given. If a child requires prescription medication, a form will be completed on arrival with instructions from the parent.  

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

The staff at Fordingbridge Day Nursery are highly qualified and have regular training to update their knowledge.

The setting also has regular contact with outside specialists: Speech and Language Therapy, Area INCO, Portage, Health Visitors, Family Support and Child Services.

With support from the Area SENCO and funding from Hampshire, if necessary we can increase the ratio for a child, subject to staff availability and feasibility.

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

The nursery SENCO is an experienced Practitioner who regularly attends training to increase her knowledge. Our Designated Lead Safeguarding Practitioner has a wealth of experience and regularly attends training and briefings to extend her knowledge in this area.  All staff have basic Safeguarding training and some staff have Makaton training.

When needed further training is accessible for all staff.  

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

All activities held at Fordingbridge Day Nursery are fully accessible to all children. However, these activities are amended when necessary to suit all particular needs and developmental skills.

As a setting, we will consider all the children's needs when planning activities and make suitable arrangements and consider the welfare of the children.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Fordingbridge Day Nursery is wheelchair accessible throughout. We have low level toilets and wash basins for the children to use freely when required.

We have a visual daily time table for all children. This benefits new children who have started at the setting to see where the activities come into play throughout the day.

We have clear photo-labelling of resources for the children to visually see. We have multi-language signs in each room and around the setting. This encourages the additional languages to be used as well as English.

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 have a FREE Mother and Baby Group on a Monday morning. This is a great opportunity for babies and parents to attend prior to starting at the setting and to become comfortable in their surroundings. There will then be 3x settle sessions for the child to attend. On arrival to the first settle session, an "All About Me" form is completed for the Key Worker to understand more about the child's home life, their likes and dislikes and home routine. When the child starts at the setting, they will be encouraged to bring in pictures of their families, pets and holiday pictures. By doing so, creates a positive link between Nursery and Home.

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

If we require additional funding for a child, we will apply for it through Hampshire County Council for SEN funding and follow the appropriate steps. We will require full support from the primary carers at home. Obtaining funding can be a difficult process, therefore as much support from the home environment is duly appreciated.

With support from the Area SENCO and funding from Hampshire, if necessary we can increase the ratio for a child, subject to staff availability and feasibility.

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

The child's Key Worker will collate as many observations and Risk Assessment's for the child in question. They will track their development and process and suggest some alternatives for their future learning. Through regular consultation with the primary carer, Key Worker and SENCO, an individual Education Plan with some small achievable targets will be put in place. Depending on the achievements made, at home and or the setting, extra support will be put in place.

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

Parents are regularly encouraged to update Tapestry and/or Home-Journals with activities they would have been doing at home. The setting will regularly post observations of activities the children have been doing at Nursery and where they are on the developing timeline.

If parents would like to book meetings with Key Workers and/or the manager, they can do so when they feel fit to do so.

Fordingbridge Day Nursery, invite parents and families to join in celebrations throughout the year. We hold a Summer Party and a Christmas Extravaganza and open days.

This is a great way for the nursery to show off what they have been doing and to engage with the parents.


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