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Bookworms Nursery

Day nursery

We are part of Farnborough College of Technology and are open during college term time only. As well as providing childcare for staff and students of the college we are open to the wider community.

Who to contact

01252 407080

Where to go

Farnborough College of Technology
Boundary Road
GU14 6SB
Sensory adaptations, Sensory area, Accessible changing, Physical adaptations, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Low stimulus, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Childcare Information


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Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
When is childcare available
Term Times
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 17:30
Thursday 08:30 17:30
Friday 08:30 16:30

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
29/11/2022Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

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

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness



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
School Term Only
Weekday All Day

Local Offer

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

All the staff at Bookworms Nursery are trained to at least level 3. From day one with the use of our getting to know you sheets and through continuous observations your child’s Key Person will start to learn all about your child and what their needs and interests are. They will then plan learning experiences for your child geared to their individual needs, so that they can reach the next steps in their Learning. Our system of observation and record keeping, which operates in conjunction with parents, enables us to monitor children’s needs and their progress on an individual basis. Our Special Needs Co-ordinator will help find extra support or funds for special equipment if needed, and will act as liaison between parents, Key pAerson and outside agencies. The Key Person will keep the parents up to date with their child’s progress. If your child attends another setting we will liaise with them so that we are working on same targets.

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

The nursery follows the statutory frame work “Early Years Foundation Stage from birth to five”. For more information [;y-years-foundation-stage click here]. We plan activities for the children making sure that their individual needs and their current interests are met. When an activity is for a large group of children, we make sure that all the children involved are able to join in. Staff supervision and support are matched to the needs of the child. In this way we make sure that every child can access all areas of the curriculum and learn at their own level.

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?

If a child has special educational needs the Key Person, parents and Special needs Co-ordinator will meet and an Individual Learning Plan will be written. The plan will start by assessing what your child already knows and can do. It will set out the next steps in their learning to help them to achieve their developmental goals. It will include information about how the setting will help the child achieve their next steps. For example 1-1 support. The progress of your child will be monitored through our observation, assessment and planning systems. At least half termly, the Key Person, the parents and the special needs co-coordinator will evaluate and update the plan. Your child’s progress will be documented in their learning journey, which include
* Examples of the children’s work
* Photographs of the children
* Observations carried out by the key person
* Reports on the children’s progress
* Parents comments
* Home learning pages
* ‘wow’ moments
We are open to any ideas that you have that will help your child and we will give you ideas on what you can do with your child at home. At age two we carry out a two year old check on each child in conjunction with their parents. This is a summary to check their progress.

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

It is important for all staff to know about any medical conditions a child may have. So in each room there is an ‘important list’, which shows the children names and their medical conditions. If necessary a care plan will be drawn up for an individual child, with specific details on how to deal with the child’s medical condition. All staff in Bookworms Nursery are first aid trained and each room has its own first aid kit. All staff have attended safeguarding training, and are kept up to date on our current Policies and Procedures. Bookworms Nursery have special forms for parents with children, who may require life saving or have long term medication. Staff will receive the necessary training in the use of equipment in order to administer life saving medication. Emergency medication will be kept on a high level shelf in a clearly labelled box.

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

Our special needs co-ordinator had links with Speech and Language therapists, the Area Inclusion Co-ordinator and Hampshire Early Years Adversary Team. If support from outside agencies is need for a child in our setting we will work with their parents to develop the necessary links.

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

Our Special Needs/ Behaviour Co-ordinator has attended the following training:- * Special Needs Co-ordinator induction training * Special Needs code of Practice * Special Needs legislation into practice * Portage workshop * Thomas Training (Autism) * Behaviour and anger management * Advanced child protection training * Positive approaches to challenging behaviour * Lets share together with parents. Staff working directly with a child with special education needs, will receive relevant training to enable them to give the child the correct support for their needs.

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

>All activities are adapted to ensure that all children have access to them. Our outings policy is as follows:- Bookworms Nursery wants to make outings and trips accessible and as safe as possible for all the children. This is achieved by having the following procedures in place. 1. For every outing /trip that is undertaken by Bookworms a college approved risk assessment is carried out.
2. Children are never taken out of the nursery without their parent’s/carer’s permission. This will be done via our registration form or individual slips.
3. The following items are taken on every outing/trip made by Bookworms.
• Contact numbers of every child taken. • Mobile telephone • First Aid kit • Buggies or reigns if required • Long term/ Emergency medication when required.
4. Adult to child ratio on outings will be 1 adult to 2 children.
5. In the summer we take the children on a special outing using the college minibus. The bus will only be driven by a person who has completed their Minibus driver awareness scheme training.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Bookworms Nursery is on the ground floor, all rooms are accessible through flat entrances. There is no disabled toilet in the nursery. Our garden is flat, with a wooden board between grass and chip area being the only restriction. The children can access their own resources throughout the nursery.
Other than physical restrictions constrained by the building, we are open to adapting our nursery to suit any and all children’s needs, where possible.

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 work closely with the child’s parents. We will liaise with the school, sharing information such as the child’s last report. During the summer term, we do a topic on school. This includes role play, stories and other activities. This helps to get them ready for what they can expect at school. If needed we will arrange a transition meeting to make sure that your child’s transition is as smooth as possible and their needs are met when they move to school.

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

Bookworms Nursery has three rooms equipped with resources appropriate to the children in the room. If a child needs extra resources in their room, they would if available in the nursery be moved into that room for them to access. New resources will be bought if possible within the funding available or borrowed as needed.

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

The Key Person, Special Needs Co-ordinator, and Parents along with any outside agencies involved with your child will access any support that was needed for your child. This support is monitored through your child’s learning journey, regularly reviewing your child’s individual learning plan, and how they are achieving their developmental milestones. We meet regularly with the child parents to discuss their progress. The amount and type of support your child gets will change as they make progress.

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

We believe that communicating with our parents is important. To encourage our parents to share information about their children and help them find out about our setting and what we do, we have the following in place. 1. Key person for each child.
2. Getting to know you forms
3. Ideas and suggestion box on the parent notice board in corridor outside the nursery.
4. Regular newsletters and fortnightly emails.
5. Daily feedback sessions.
6. Parent Handbook.
7. Child’s Learning Journeys.
8. Home Learning pages.
9. Notice boards in each room and outside the nursery in h block corridor
10. Topic notices on corridor doors.
In the spring term we give the parents a questionnaire to fill in to share their views on the nursery. We have events during the year that involve our parents. Specialist knowledge from parents helps us with festivals that we may celebrate in the nursery and other special activities.

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