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Fun Box Day Nursery

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Who to contact

Telephone
02380 861166
E-mail
info@funboxdaynursery.co.uk
Website
www.funboxdaynursery.co.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/funboxdaynursery/

Where to go

Address
Totton Christian Centre
9 Ringwood Road
Southampton
Hampshire
Postcode
SO40 8DA
Accessibility
Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, 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
Yes
When is childcare available
All Year
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
Facilities
Visit & Outings
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area
Outdoor Play
Computer

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
30/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

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

Cultural Provisions

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

Costs

Availability

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 All Day

Local Offer

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

To start with we will find out as much as possible about your child - likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, immediate and long term needs. We will then write up an Individual Education Plan or an Individual Behaviour Plan or an Individual Health Care Plan depending on your child's needs. You will be involved in writing this plan by giving your opinion, thoughts and consent. We will then follow this plan for an agreed period of time and will review it to see how much progress your child makes. If necessary we will involve outside professionals i.e. Speech and Language Therapist with your consent. We have two appointed Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators who have lots of relevant trainings and worked with many different special educational needs and disabilities. They will advise you and our colleagues throughout this process.

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

As every early years setting, we are following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice. This means that we treat every child individually and tailor our activities and planning around their own, unique interests, age and stage of development. For example if your child has a hearing impairment we will use more visual signs, like posters, pictures of her being involved in a certain activity in a certain part of the nursery, choosing board, etc. and sign language with her (we use Makaton signs in our nursery every day but we'd may extend this even more so with a child who has hearing problems).

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 will haver regular meetings with you and keep you updated about every little detail of their progress. We have daily hand overs when you can just chat about daily things (like how she has slept the night before, whether she ate breakfast etc.). We also do termly parent events when we sit down with you and talk about your child's digital Learning Journal (Tapestry account) - this account contains regular observations, photos, notes and assessments about your child's activities, interests and development. If an Individual Plan has been written up, we will review this plan with you on a regular basis (frequency depends on the time scale we agreed when writing up the plan).

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

Depending on your child's needs we will ensure that all our staff members who cater for your child are trained to do so (i.e. if your child has Autism, we will ensure that your key-person received relevant training such i.e. Thomas training ). Upon registration you are asked to provide details of your home routine, your child's likes and dislikes - we will do our best to follow up your routine and use this information to provide continuity with our care. Our key-persons are also first aid trained and all our staff members hold appropriate appropriate qualifications and are well experienced with young children.

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

Our staff members have experience in dealing with autism, speech and language problems, visual and hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, behavioural problems, mild physical disabilities, dealing with terminal illness and bereavement in the family, epilepsy, general developmental delay, hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder, selective mutism etc. Although we are not specialists in these fields, we have quite a bit of experience in dealing with these conditions. We understand what families who encounter these problems go through and are aware of and know how to use and access specialist services such as Speech and Language Therapy, Area Inclusion Co-ordinator, Occupational Therapist, Child Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Cancer Support, Portage etc.

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

Makaton sign language training; various communication and language trainings i.e. Boogie Mites, Every Child a Talker; Positive Interaction Project Training, Behaviour Management Training, Epipen Training, Restrictive Physical Intervention Training, Transitions Training, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Training, First Aid; ECERs and ITERs, BEEL (Baby Effective Early Learning). Our SENCo is highly qualified - she is a Qualified Teacher and Early Years Professional who has over 10 years of experience with children with special and additional needs.

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

>We include all children in all activities, there are no exceptions unless you specifically ask us not to. We may ask for your support by either joining us for the trip or ensuring that all equipment and resources needed by your child are fully prepared in his/her bag (i.e. inhalers, extra nappies, medication etc). If we need to adapt our route or destination or means of transportation in order to accommodate your child, we will do our best to do so.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

We have wheelchair access to our main room and we also have access to the disabled toilet and a large entrance to our garden. We have visual clues, time tables and choosing boards. We use Makaton signs with all children. We have access to a wide range of support and resources provided through Services for Young 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?

On our Registration Forms we ask quite a few details about your child i.e. likes, dislikes, medical history, additional and special needs, dietary and medical requirements etc. We use this information to tailor our care the best way possible around your child's needs. We provide several settling in sessions during which we observe and engage with your child and start building up a relationship with him/her. Based on these initial information and sessions we will be able to plan and prepare a unique approach towards your child. When your child leaves we will prepare all his/her documents in a file and with your consent we will pass it on to the next setting. We are also keen to engage with your child's future key-persons via personal meetings, phone calls etc. We also provide Transition Notes where appropriate.

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

If your child requires specialist resources we will look into our inventory to see if we have them. If we do not then will look into funding options to either purchase or rent equipment and resources. In any case we aim to have more than one of all resources to prevent possible conflicts over sharing. In order to tailor our resources and equipment around your child's needs we will liaise with you and other professionals involved.

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

With any decision involving your child we will ask for your opinion, thoughts, co-operation and support. We will also engage with any professionals who are involved. If your child has the understanding to be involved in decision making we will certainly involve him/her as well.

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

We engage with our parents daily through the hand over and pick up periods but we also have an open door policy which means that you can come, visit and stay whenever you like. We hold regular parent events when we discuss your child's development. We also organize events, activities and trips where you can get actively involved. We ask for parents' input and feedback verbally, through their children's Tapestry account, annual parental questionnaire. We are also planning on setting up our Parental Advisory Group who'll assist us with our work. We have a website and a facebook page where you can interact with us. We hold open days. Any volunteering welcomed as we deeply believe in working in partnership with parents.

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