Bo-Peeps Day Nursery
We are a small and friendly nursery. We have a large garden, surrounded by fields. The outside patio area has been enlarged with the help of the government grant to allow the children ability to play out even when wet. We offer a free flow system where the children have the choice of where they want to play.
Who to contact
Where to go
The Old Coach House
- RG26 3AU
- Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking
- Contact provider for vacancy details?
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- When is childcare available
Messy Play Area
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Latest Inspection Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 03/10/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Caters for children with special needs.
- Age Ranges
- 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
- PECS, Makaton
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
At Bo Peeps the key person, SENCO and senior management will identify areas needing support and reinforcement. The key person works with the children every day developing activities with extended learning opportunities. Activities will be age appropriate and tailored to special needs. The learning journals monitor progress and development and are overseen by senior staff. Planning strategies and learning support will be explained to parents during their individual viewing. ''"My second child has had numerous hospital stays and is on a hospital medication plan. without vigilance and staff communication and confidence this would not have worked and had the nursery not worked with us I probably would not have been able to work''
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
* At Bo Peep’s all children are treated as individuals. * Initially all parents complete an “All About Me” document about their child and the nursery is then aware of home interests etc. * Initial observations are undertaken on all children on entry to the nursery. * We operate child led planning. * Children are observed and future needs are determined, and, where necessary, Individual Education Plans (IEP) are put into place. * 2year checks are carried out to monitor development and summative assessments are undertaken twice yearly on all children. * All learning journeys are open to parents to view on request. * Meetings are arranged between the key person, parents and any other agencies involved in supporting your child’s needs.
- 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 Bo Peep’s we operate an open door policy. * Daily feedback is given to the parents of the babies in the form of a day sheet. * 2 year olds have a home/nursery diary and there is also a “comment” box on the daily register which is used by both parents and staff. * Parents are provided with a weekend activity sheet each week to reinforce the home/nursery partnership. * Parents can request a meeting with their child’s key person at any time and there is always a member of senior staff available to discuss any matters with you. * If your child has an IEP in place they will have been set targets which are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable and Realistic) and a time/date will be set to review these. As a parent you will receive a copy of the IEP. * The nursery also forwards information about, and assists in finding places on parent training courses. * All documentation regarding children's’ development is open to the parents. “The open door policy has been used and wishes adhered to”
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
• Keypersons work closely with children and encourage them to share their feelings, concerns and views during group sessions. They ensure the happiness and well-being of each child in their group. • All staff receive Safeguarding training. Criminal record checks are carried out on all staff. • Risk assessments are carried out daily and when any new activity is undertaken, Parents sign registers on arrival and departure and children self-register. • In the case of someone other than the parent collecting, we require a phone call of explanation and a mutually agreed password. • All staff are First Aid and Epipen trained.. • Children with specific medical needs will have procedures for individual action plans clearly displayed. There are policies and procedures in place for administration of prescribed medicines, (by senior staff only) and forms are witnessed. • All policies and procedures are updated regularly. • A member of the management team has the role of behaviour coordinator and all senior staff attend behaviour training courses. • We work closely with Area Inclusion Coordinators and Portage to put strategies in place. “Management are empathetic and very supportive and do go out of their way to accommodate and help in times of stress and personal trauma”
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
* At Bo Peep’s we have a SENCO on site. * We liaise with SALTAS(Speech and Language Therapy Specialists), to aid problems or concerns with speech and language. * Staff have attended Visual Impairment courses and we have a Visual Impairment Specialist who visits the setting regularly to support and monitor the progress of one particular child at present.. * We also work with the Portage Team and the INCO.(Inclusion Coordinators) * In addition we aim to provide support to families by guiding them towards the Childrens’ Centre and Home Start NHS. * Bo Peep’s has liaised with specialist settings, where children have attended more than 1 setting and need support in their development. * In the case of children who have English as a second language we can work with EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Services), although referrals to this group are usually made through the school in the Reception Year. ''“.........feel like home” (Polish parent) “I feel confident that in the event of the nursery having concerns about my child, they would work with me and the relevant agencies – yes and we are and have a Childrens’ Community Nurse”.'' ''“They have referred me to a parenting course and Home Start to help”''
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
* Our setting’s SENCO attends regular support groups. * We have access to a Resource Lending Library specifically for special needs. * Senior staff have attended “Keep on Talking” courses. * At Bo Peep’s our training is always on-going and we source our own bespoke training.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
>* At Bo Peep’s our children do go on local walks to the park. * Risk assessments are undertaken which cover potential hazards on the route itself, the needs of individual children and the equipment which needs to be carried. * Other outdoor activities are also subject to risk assessments and alternative, equally beneficial, activities are provided if the former are not considered appropriate for any reason
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
* At Bo Peep’s the downstairs area of the nursery where the 2 to 5 year olds are based, is wheelchair accessible * Relevant agencies provide support and guidance to help us make the indoor area a stimulating environment for all children. (e.g.Layout of room to help visually impaired child) * Outdoor apparatus is checked and assessed daily. * Visual timetables are on display to aid children to adapt to routines and cope with changes
- 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?
* Each child has 3 pre-visits to the nursery, firstly with parent and then by themselves. * Additional visits will be arranged if it is deemed necessary. * Parents complete an “All about Me” and meet their child’s key person during these visits. * The staff liaise with the feeder schools and attend transition meetings. The SENCO attends specific SEND transition sessions. * Reception teachers visit the setting to meet specific children and talk to their key person and they also visit the child in their own home. * All documentation, including Learning Journeys, transition documents and tracking forms plus IPAs are passed on to the feeder school with parental permission. ''“I would recomment Bo Peep’s to all of my ‘mummy friends’ and if we have more children in the future, Bo Peep’s is first choice” “Bo Peep’s is such a lovely nursery and we are so pleased that ….. and …. are so happy there”'' ''“….Would recommend Bo Peep’s to anyone”.''
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
* At Bo Peep’s we make specific applications for funding relating to individual children’s needs. * these have included children with vision impairment, Downs Syndrome, and Speech and Language difficulties. * Such funding may be used to: make the indoor or outdoor areas more accessible * To purchase toys/equipment to aid specific needs * To facilitate extra staffing where required.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
* The key person will firstly discuss with the parents any areas where they feel support is needed. * The key person, SENCO and management team will then discuss the specific child’s needs and take on board the advice given by the Inclusion team. * IEPs will be prepared with short, measurable, achievable targets. * These IEPs will be monitored by the key person and reviewed, with the parents, every 6 – 8 weeks .
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
* At Bo Peep’s we have an open door policy. * Questionnaires are sent to the parents annually, comments noted and where possible acted upon. * The key person has daily contact with the parents. * Younger children have home/nursery books where parents can communicate with the key person. * All parental feedback is valued. * Weekly topics and planned activities are displayed and we actively encourage children to bring in items from home to support their learning. * We have a “Home Interests” board where parents can add photographs of family activities etc. * Weekend feedback sheets are provided so that we can use children’s home activities to promote discussion and learning and also to form a closer bond between nursery and home. ''“I have seen interests and themes used that really engage around child’s preferences/interests”.''