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Merritime Nursery EY242225

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Sole use for MOD serving and civilian personnel only.

Who to contact

E-mail
Adventurous.beginnings@virgin.net

Where to go

Address
Hms Sultan, Military Road
Gosport
Postcode
PO12 3BY
Accessibility
Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Contact provider for vacancy details?
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
No
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
Facilities
Pets
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area
Outdoor Play
Computer

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Physical impairment
Medical Needs
Visual impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Hearing Difficulties
Language impairment
Details
Caters for children with special needs.

Costs

Costs

Details
Age group - Costs age 3 - 5: 4 per hour, 30 per session, 42 per day

Local Offer

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

The Key Person offers consistent and continuous care for your child: * They help to build positive relationships, confidence and self esteem. * They recognise each child as an individual and ensure that their needs are being met. * They record your Childs development to ensure all needs are being met. * They work closely with our Nursery Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) and others such as: Our Area Inclusion Co-Ordinator Karen Brotherton (INCO), Health Visitors, Speech Therapists, Paediatricians, Early support co-ordinators and Occupational Therapists. [http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childcare Services for Young Children Website] The Nursery SENCO Vanessa Nimmo-Cameron and the Nursery Deputy SENCO Caroline Dodd are there to support the early stages of special educational needs and disabilities. They are there for you, your child and the Key Person if you have any concerns about your child’s development. They work with the Key-Person and Parents/Carers to try and identify a process that will ensure a smooth onward journey for you and your child. Their role includes liaising with other agencies. We offer two parents’ evenings to discuss your Childs needs, What support may be needed and What progress they are making. However we are always there if you want to discuss anything with us at anytime. From Previous experiences we have always been clear and very supportive to the child and their family and also to outside agencies where applicable.

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

All activities within our setting are adapted so that all children are able to access them according to their level of development. Each child has their own Learning Journeys where all their developments are recorded via their interests, observations or any evidence based work. The Key Person monitors your Childs development using different recording processes listed below ensuring we meet the appropriate age related national expectations: 1,Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning. 2,Progress Recording And Monitoring System (PRAMS) 3.Keep on Talking (KOT) tools Early, Communication and Language Monitoring progress. 4.Learning Priorities 5.Group Planning 6.Characteristics of effective learning (How your child learns?) 7.Next steps sheets (Parent involvement)

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?

At Merritime Nursery we run an open house policy where you are welcome to pop in or ring at any time to update us on your child if required or just to see if your child is doing ok. Below are lists of other opportunities we offer to help with your Childs progress. At all time you are involved in your Childs development as we feel parent involvement has a big impact on your Childs next steps in life. * Daily feedback on drop off and pick up times e.g. What your child has been doing today, mealtimes, toilet/nappy times etc… * Daily Diaries are available on request. * Key Person is always available for a discussion if required please ask. * Parents Evenings twice a year to discuss your Childs developments or any other concerns that the Key Person or Parents may have. * Next steps/Learning update sheets (Shared with Parent for their input on a termly basis, normally at Parents Evenings) * Stay and Play sessions. * Communication with outside agencies if involved e.g. Team around the Child (TAC) meetings with all involved with your child including Parents and Key Person. * Home meetings from Outside agencies and Key Person if asked, this is to see if your child is any different in the home setting.

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

Appropriate learning opportunities are offered and support is given to all. Individuals are respected, valued and nurtured and we welcome diversity. The Key Person is responsible for your child’s wellbeing, and will be your first point of contact. The Key Person and the SENCO’S will liaise to discuss what next? This may involve working with outside agencies. Medication is only administered by management and if prescribed by a professional. This is recorded on our medication form. Staffs have first aid. This is updated on a regular basis. We have positive approaches and clear boundaries to all behaviour. If Challenging Behaviour is shown, observations are made using an Antecedents, Behaviour, consequences & Communication Chart (ABCC Chart). If required a Behavioural plan will be carried out by Caroline Dodd our Behaviour Co-Ordinator (BECO) who will set clear measurable targets to support your child all involved in their care. Inappropriate behaviour is recorded on an Incident Form. Attendance is recorded on weekly registers; they are signed in and out by time. We ask that 4 weeks notice is given of any intended holidays so that we can maintain our registration documents to high standard and that a courtesy call is given if your child is absent from nursery due to illness, this helps to notify others if it is an illness that is contagious. Children are encouraged to express themselves in their own way through speech, play, physically or emotionally.

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

We have some staff that has had the chance to attend some excellent training which has enabled them to use this in their practice, please see below a list of staff and their current roles. Our Nursery SENCO Vanessa Nimmo-Cameron is fully qualified she is also our Nursery Manager and Child protection officer. Maria Fields is our Nursery Supervisor and Deputy Child protection officer, but has also attended relevant training to help SEND children and has had the chance to work closely with a family and attend regular meetings with the parents and other outside agencies. Caroline Dodd is our Deputy SENCO, Speech and Language (KOT) and BECO and Nursery Supervisor, Caroline is currently supporting a family and working closely with outside agencies to help the Childs development. All our staff are qualified to Level 3 or Training towards a Level 3, we all attend as much training as possible when becomes available and are going to be attending in house training for MAKOTON in April 2014. Our setting works closely with external agencies that are relevant to individual children’s needs, these may include: GP’s, Dentists, Paediatricians, Behaviour Intervention, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Services, our Area INCO Karen Brotherton, Health Visitors and Early support Co-ordinators.

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

Our Nursery SENCO Vanessa Nimmo-Cameron is fully qualified she is also our Nursery Manager and Child protection officer. Her qualifications are listed below: 1.SENCO Induction and advanced training 2.Thomas Training (Accredited) 3.Diploma in Pre-School Practice Maria Fields is our Nursery Supervisor and Deputy Child protection officer but has also attended relevant training to help SEND children and has had the chance to work closely with a family and attend regular meetings with the parents and other outside agencies. Her qualifications are listed below: 1.NNEB National Diploma in Childcare 2.Portage Training Caroline Dodd is our Deputy SENCO, Speech and Language (KOT) and BECO. Caroline is currently supporting a family and working closely with outside agencies to help the Childs development. Her qualifications are listed below: 1.SENCO Induction and advanced training 2.KOT Training 3. Behaviour Training. 4.NVQ Level 2&3 in Childcare All our staff are qualified to Level 3 or Training towards a Level 3,Our Nursery Deputy is Level 3 in Management Training and we all attend as much training as possible when becomes available. We look at our settings training requirements and ensure that these are catered for to best of our ability, we have also completed in house training for MAKATON in April 2014 and we have also completed in house training with the local Speech and Language professional Rachel Owens called “I CAN” Training in September 2014.

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

>All Children are included in all parts of the Nursery Curriculum and we aim for all children to be included on outings within the nursery surroundings. We will provide the necessary support to ensure that this is successful. Outings registers and Risk assessments are carried out before the outings commence, ensuring all Health & Safety measures are taken if required. In the unlikely event that it is deemed unsafe for a child to take part in an activity then alternative activities will be provided ensuring that the same curriculum is met.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The Nursery Site is wheelchair accessible with reasonable space in our toilet area and a large Nappy changing room. We have movable ramps to ensure it is safe for the child to manoeuvre. We are happy to discuss further changes for the individuals who need it, as long as we can accommodate these, we will however endeavour to do our best to help.

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?

New families are welcome to visit prior to starting, by appointment. Once registered settling in sessions will be arranged. On your first settling session you will be required to fill in paperwork about your Childs likes, dislikes and daily routines etc…This is to support you and your child so you feel as comfortable as possible it also gives you the chance to get to know the environment and staff who will be caring for your child. If your child starts with us at a young age and are with us until they leave for school then room movements will apply, Sunshines & Rainbows 3mths-1yr & 1-2yrs, Cupcakes, Apples and Strawberries 2-3yrs and Pre-School 3-5 yrs. Transition forms are completed by the Key Person and given to their next carer. You will be introduced to the new room and staff and you are welcome to attend the settling in sessions if you require this. When your child is preparing to leave us for School, we will support you as much as we can, we liaise with the schools, who may come in and visit your child, and we may also visit the school with you and your child. When you are due to leave us, all relevant paperwork is handed over for you to pass on to your new setting. School leavers will have a last development report and a copy of this is given to the School.

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

We ensure that all children who have special educational needs are given the best, suitable resources with the funds that are available. We also work closely and are allocated appropriate equipment from outside agencies depending on the level of support needed for your child. Regular meetings are held with you, your child’s Key Person, SENCO and other outside agencies who are involved in the care of your child to agree on what needs to be supplied to help with your Childs Development.

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

Regular meetings are held with you, your child’s Key Person, SENCO and other outside agencies who are involved in the care of your child to agree on what practice, activities and equipment needs to be put in place to help with your Childs Developmental needs within our setting.(Our Flow Chart Procedure is available on request)

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

Merritime Nursery runs an open house policy where you are welcome to pop in or ring at any time to update us on your child if required or just to see if your child is ok. At all times you are involved in your Childs development as we feel this has a big impact on your Childs next steps in life. Below is a list of ways we communicate with you: * Daily feedback on drop off and pick up times e.g. What your child has been doing today, mealtimes, toilet/nappy times etc… * Daily Diaries are available on request. * Key Person is always available for a discussion if required please ask. * Parents Evenings twice a year to discuss your Childs developments or any other concerns that the Key Person or Parents may have. * Next steps/Learning update sheets (Shared with Parent for their input on a termly basis, normally at Parents Evenings) * Stay and Play sessions. * Communication with outside agencies if involved e.g. Team around the Child (TAC) meetings with all involved with your child including Parents and Key Person. * Home meetings are welcomed from Outside agencies and Key Person if asked; this is to see if your child is any different in the home setting. We feel that from previous and ongoing experiences our provision has been clear and very supportive to the child and their family and also to other outside agencies/experts where applicable.

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