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Kingsmead Day Nursery Limited

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Kingsmead Day Nursery Ltd has been opend since September 1989, we are an inclusive full day care nursery which is situated in the heart of Winchester. We are open from 7.30am - 6.00pm Monday - Friday and take upto 59 children per day aged birth - 5 years. The setting is over 2 floors which houses 3 seperate units; baby unit 0-2 years, toddler unit 2-3years and a pre-school unit 3-5 years

Who to contact

01962 862266

Where to go

Kingsmead Nursery
Gordon House
SO23 7DD
Secure environment

Childcare Information


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 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good



Age group - 0 - 5: 54 per day


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
Weekday AM

Local Offer

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

The key person will work with your child, following the IEP, devised by parents and the key person (and the SENCo and BECo, if needed) Activities may include one to one language activities, small group or language groups, physiotherapy or self help skills. Any reports from other professionals would be followed and added to the IEP. We are very much aware that you know your child best and would always discuss progress and seek help from you first.

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

Every child attending our setting follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and this is differentiated depending on each child’s individual needs. This is reflected in any planning for a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) The plans will include any extra support needed such as extra equipment, time or level of supervision.

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 have an online Learning Journal that is accessible by both your selves and your child’s key person. We take observations and photographs to record your child’s progress and the flexibility of this program also encourages you to add milestones and any “WOW” moments you have at home. We hold twice yearly parents evenings to discuss progress and review the Next Steps your child has. If your child has an IEP this is usually reviewed every 6-8 weeks. We also contribute to your child’s two year progress check held with your Health Visitor and will make an interim report within 8 weeks of your child starting Nursery. We pride ourselves in having a close relationship with parents allowing us to talk at any other time too.

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

We have a policy for Administering Medicines, emailed to you as you start Nursery(Along with other policies and procedures) We ask you to complete a medicine form detailing dosage and times etc and this is signed by the key person administering the medicine and countersigned by a senior member of staff who witnesses it. All our staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid and some have attended Epi-Pen training. We will attend other trainings for extra medical support if needed. All our staff receive safeguarding training, which is supplemented with in-house trainings to ensure we are all up to date with our knowledge. Our BECo will work with key people and parents to put strategies in place to support children with behavioural needs by developing a behaviour plan.

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

We have links with many outside agencies offering specialist support and will access their knowledge to help your child. We work with Speech and Language Therapy, Outreach and Specialist Teachers for Visual Impairment and Physical Disabilities for example.

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

We have two trained SENCo’s and a BECo, that have all completed recommended trainings. One SENCo has experience with Cerebral Palsy and has taken part in the THOMAS training (for children on the Autistic Spectrum) We have had In-house trainings for Makaton, held by a Speech and Language Therapist. A Senco has also attended a training on Visual Impairment. The SENCo’s also attend SENCo support meetings twice a year to ensure that knowledge is updated.

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

>Risk assessments are undertaken before any children go on Nursery outings, from this we can be certain we have the correct ratio of staff (this is a higher ratio than usual to ensure adequate supervision).

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The Nursery has two floors with babies aged up to two years on the first floor and children aged two to five on the ground floor. There is a stair lift up to the first floor and flat access in through the entrance to the Nursery. To access the garden there is a small step on each of the three doors. All floors have spacious toilet areas and nappy changing areas. We can rearrange furniture in all the rooms to ensure space is provide or if surfaces are required to travel around the environment.

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?

Before your child starts we would have plenty of settling in visits. We would collect information from yourselves to ensure we can provide the best care. If your child attends another setting we would contact them (trying to arrange a visit if feasible) This will give us a clear idea of extra support or resources needed. We have close links with our local schools and would encourage children to visit their new settings ( including other Early Years Settings.) We encourage other settings to visit us to see your child in a familiar environment and would ensure all information is passed on to aid a smooth move onto your child’s next stage of education, including IEP’s and transition reports. We can also arrange more formal Transitions or IPA meetings where all professionals involved in your child’s care will develop a plan of support.

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

We have three units in our setting- The baby Unit, The Toddlers and the Pre-school Unit. Children are arranged into these units by age. The resources are age appropriate but we are flexible in moving children and using different resources if we feel this is the best for your child. Extra funding may be available to either buy resources or to pay for extra staff to support.

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

We will discuss any support needed with the key person, SENCo, parents and other professionals. This will be monitored through observations and reviewing targets on the Individual Education Plan (IEP) The IEP allows us to plan for, therefore carry out the extra support that may be needed by your child. We can use the targets on here to build into our daily/Weekly planning. The targets on the IEP will be small steps that will be achievable by your child with all our support.

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

We encourage you to be part of your child’s learning journey by adding milestones they achieve with you. We are also pleased to invite in any parents/Grandparents etc in to share any skills or interests they may have. We also have social events to celebrate festivals, Mothers and Fathers Days along with Sports Day and School Leavers BBQs. We also actively encourage feedback by sending out parent/carer questionaires.

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