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Little Deers Day Nursery

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
  • Primary school aged children
Carescheme type:
  • Day nursery

At Little Deers Day Nursery, we provide a calm and welcoming place for children to learn, explore and have fun.  We have two base rooms, our Caterpillars Room, for the under three's and our Butterflies Room, for children over three.  The rooms are interlinked to ensure smooth, confident transitions when the children are ready to move from one room to the next.  Both base rooms have access to their own all weather play area.  We have a large forest garden, complete with country cottage playhouse, kitchen garden, wildlife area, wooden climbing frame, mud kitchen with digging area, sand and water.

Who to contact

01425 404167 01425 404167
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Where to go

Little Deers Day Nursery
Deer Hall, Campden Park
Ringwood Road

BH24 4BU

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Inclusion Information

Special Needs provision
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 3 & 4 year old funded places
Offers 2 year old funded places

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Construction toys
Music time
Climbing Frame
Messy Play Area
Heuristic play
Visit & Outings
Baby Facilities
Home Corner
Nature Exploration
Arts & Crafts
Healthy Eating
Outdoor Playspace
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Car Parking
Sleeping Area
Water play
Outdoor Play
Books & Storytelling

Local Offer

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

Little Deers setting manager and SENCo will discuss your session requirements and apply for funding and extra support as needed. Little Deers key person plans around each child’s individual needs. Each key person tracks their child’s development and reviews their progress. The home link diary supports communication between parents and key persons, or, any other carers such as Childminders or Nannies. On induction each child receives an ‘All about me’ form which focuses on their strengths, areas for development, home life and interests. The SENCo will liaise with you, any outside agencies involved and the Key Person in order to monitor your child’s progress. Individual Personal Support Plans (PSP’s) or behaviour plans are drawn up in consultation with all who are involved with your child. The amount of support is tailored to fit the individual needs of your child. One-to-One assistance or small group work is arranged. The appointed key worker will work with your child and implement the next steps to aid their development. The SENCo, Key person and setting manager are always available to explain the education plan for your child. SENCo support meetings are regularly attended. Portage as well as Specialist Advisory Teachers are utilised to assist in a child’s next steps.

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

All children are individuals. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as a guide for a childs development. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator helps children who need extra support. They provide each child’s keyworker with support and activities for your child to learn within their area of need. All progress is evidenced in your child’s online learning journal. At Little Deers we use Personal Support Plans (PSP’s) which support learning in the nursery and in the home. PSP’s will be reviewed termly to track your child’s progress. Observations are taken on your child and an assessment is made, this will highlight areas of development that may need to be focused on. Planning will be addressed within these areas of learning. One-to-one support is provided if your child requires adult input to ensure their own or others safety.

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?

The key person or SENCo can be spoken to at the beginning or end of every session. PSP’s are reviewed with you, the key person and SENCo at appropriate intervals suited to your child’s individual needs. External agencies involved with your child are able to visit the Nursery to observe or work with the child. At Little Deers each child’s development is assessed through 2 and 3 year progress checks. At Little Deers we encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning and development through our online learning journals.

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

Staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid. All medication is stored in a secure place. A record is kept of all medication held and dosage, time of administration. This will be signed by you on a daily basis. All staff are Discloure Barring Service checked and regularly updated with safeguarding training. At Little Deers we work closely with our Area Inclusion Co-ordinator and Portage to ensure that your child receives the amount of support needed.

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

The members of staff all have a wealth of experience and have undergone training up to level 3 Early Years Child and Welfare. The staff are first aid trained. The Nursery SENCO attends regular network meetings which contain important changes, legislation or new ideas and resources to support children with SEN. The SENCO has trained in Makaton (a signing method of communication supported by spoken language). The nursery liaises with the Area Inclusion Team, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Advisory Teachers and Portage.

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

The SENCO is trained in Makaton. All staff are trained in Safeguarding and all staff hold their Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Training is undertaken to equip staff with the necessary knowledge as the need arises. All staff will work closely with you and outside agencies to learn specific skills to support children with additional needs.

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

>Parents give consent to outings with Little Deers on the admissions form. Parents and carers are invited to attend if they wish. Depending on their needs, children will have a one to one support worker which will be their key person. All areas will be wheelchair/buggy accessible. Little Deers organise various events to fund raise throughout the year to which all children on role, their siblings and families are welcome.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

The building is wheelchair, buggy accessible. Little Deers outside space is very spacious. We have a hard standing playground and an established garden which has many resources and offers a wide variety of experiences. We have a wooden climbing frame, rope swing, tyres, a digging area, a sensory area. Guidance from specialists would be sought if specialist equipment is required. Our indoor area is open plan and all resources are accessible for all children.

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?

Little Deers invite new children and their families to attend ‘settle in’ sessions before they start. These sessions allow the parents to meet the child’s key person and create a bond with the family, which will in time settle the child when the parent leaves them. In consultation with yourself and other agencies we will ensure that the appropriate equipment and care will be in place to make entry into the nursery as smooth as possible. For transition, Teachers from the receiving school visit the nursery to read stories and meet the children. Visits are arranged during the Summer term for the children to go and see their new school. Review meetings will be held regularly with your child’s key worker, SENCo, yourselves and all other professionals involved in your child’s care. From these, decisions could be made to support your child’s transition to a specialist school if required. Information is shared with the feeder school that is relevant to your transition.

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

All children receive up to 570 hours per funded year of free early years education the term following their third birthday. Little Deers Nursery includes children who are in receipt of 2 year old funding, which is accessible to families on low income who meet certain criteria. Additional funding can be claimed for children with Special Educational Needs. (SEN) The funding is allocated to enable the child to reach their full potential, possible with one-to-one support, specialist equipment and appropriate toys to aid development. A meeting is held with you and the key person to discuss how the funding should be spent.

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

If your child has already had a diagnosis, then a Team Around the Child meeting will be held before your child starts pre-school. Decisions are made through consultation with all parties involved with the child’s care, this includes you, specialists, as well as the pre-school’s SENCo and key staff. If you child has no diagnosis but you are concerned, or the key person has identified a problem at the two year check, then a meeting will be held with you to explore the ways of supporting your child. The extra support will be promptly put into place and supported by all team members. An Individual Education Plan is written for your child with parental input. This is reviewed over a term to learn what impact the support has had on your child, and what should be put into place next.

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

Parents and the key person work together on the child’s learning and development. The Nursery is run by a committee of parents and carers, members of which are nominated and seconded on a yearly basis at the Annual General Meeting which is open to all. We are always pleased to welcome new members to join and contribute to the running of the Nursery. Parents are encouraged to share any specialist abilities or interest with the Nursery.

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
  • Primary school aged children
Carescheme type:
  • Day nursery


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Last Updated: 25 October 2023

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