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Poppins Nursery and After School Care

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
  • Primary school aged children
Carescheme type:
  • After School Club

Who to contact

01962 840022 01962 840022


Age Ranges
5 to 8 years
0 to 5 years

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 15:15 18:00
Tuesday 15:15 18:00
Wednesday 15:15 18:00
Thursday 15:15 18:00
Friday 15:15 18:00

Local Offer

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

When your child registers at Poppins Nursery you will be given an information pack which contains a list of all our policies and procedures. A copy of the full policies and procedure are available at all times in a folder in the nursery if parents wish to view it. The Nursery Manager and SENCO work together to allocate sessions and put in place any extra support that may be needed for your child. Additional funding can be applied for extra staff or new equipment if this is necessary. Your child’s Key Person will plan a ‘next steps’ program for your child to work towards that will be individually designed to meet their needs.The Poppins Nursery team will regularly send out a questionnaire to gain parents/carers feedback and in between times the Nursery Manager will welcome any feedback. The Poppins Nursery Team holds regular staff meetings to ensure all staff can be involved in planning the education programme and to allow staff time to discuss ways in which we can improve. This is an on-going process that allows us to adapt to meet the needs of the children attending the nursery. The SENCO will also use these meetings to inform staff of current plans or changes for children with additional needs. Overall, Poppins Nursery staff will do all they can to make sure all children who attend feel welcome and make progress whilst having fun.

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

Poppins Nursery uses targeted Plans or a behaviour plan to record the needs of children identified as needing specific help. Daily activities are devised so that all children can take part in the activities and they can be adapted to ensure all children’s needs are met. We recognise that each child is different and strive to ensure everyone can benefit from a positive experience at Poppins Nursery.

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?

Poppins Nursery staff are available to talk to you at the beginning and at the end of each session. You may also view your child’s Learning Journey at any time so you can see what progress been observed at nursery. Our staff are highly experienced and all are qualified in child care and development and have a sound knowledge of planning individual needs. Our plans and information will be shared with you regularly on an informal basis, through news letters and at Parent Meetings which will be held each term. If your child has a Targeted plan or Behaviour Plan this will be reviewed with you on a half-term basis or sooner if required. This will ensure you are aware of what we are working on at nursery and give you ideas of ways we can work together at nursery and home to support your child’s development. We will use a communication book that staff, parents/carers and others involved in your child’s care can write in, this will stay with your child at home and nursery and can be used to ensure regular communication between parents/carers and staff.

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

Your child’s Key Person will ensure your child feels safe and secure physically and emotionally whilst at Poppins Nursery. We support all children by praising and rewarding behaviour that we want to encourage. We recognise that children thrive on positive experiences. Behaviour plans are put in place if required. These can help ensure the children who need extra help will be supported to understand which behaviours are acceptable and we will encourage continuity between home and Nursery. Visual Cue cards are used for children that find understanding spoken language more difficult. Prescribed medication can be administered with prior written consent. Medication is stored securely and accurate records kept of use. All staff hold First aid and Food Hygiene Certificates. They are also DBS checked and undertake regular safe guarding training.

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

Poppins Nursery Manager hold qualified teacher status – Level 6+ All Lead Workers are qualified to NVQ 3-4 Child Care or equivalent. Poppins Nursery liaises regularly with other agencies including * Area Inclusion Service * Speech and Language Therapy * Education Psychology Service * Portage * Specialist Advisory teachers * Health Visiting and School Nursing * Childrens Services * GP practices This may be to provide us with specialist advice or may be specifically about your child (with your consent). Our building is fully accessible.

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

All staff are qualified to work with children and some have attended extra training including Makaton, language development, behaviour management and child protection. The organisation is committed to staff development and all staff will be expected to attend additional SEND training. If additional training is required to meet the needs of specific children will access additional sessions.

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

>Local outings are planned to enhance the children’s learning. Parent helpers and extra staff may be needed to help ensure the children’s safety. If your child has specific needs which may make the outing more challenging you will be invited to come along. If you are not available we will do our best to ensure adequate staff cover is available. If you feel a particular outing is not suitable for your child you may request they don’t take part.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Poppins Nursery is purpose built and is fully accessible. There is an accessible toilet with nappy changing facilities. We endeavour to meet the needs of all local families. If English is not a child’s family’s first language we will attempt to offer information in other formats (translate information pack, timetables etc). We have access to an interpreter service and would also welcome other members of the family or friends, with better English in to the setting to aid communication. Poppins uses visual time lines, a visual time table, sound cues and cue cards to support all children as part of the daily routine.

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?

With the support of you and other agencies involved with your child we will make every effort to make sure your child’s start at Poppins Nursery goes well. We offer settling in visits (where you can stay with your child and then leave them for increasingly long periods) and encourage parents/carers to give as much information about their child as possible to support the settling in process. For transition to school Poppins Nursery liaises with local primary schools and welcomes visits from school staff to meet children due to attend their school. Nursery staff can accompany children when they visit school if this is required. We will also offer parent support and information sessions at the centre during the start of term. For children requiring extra support to access main stream school an Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA) is set up to aid transition.

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

Poppins Nursery is registered to accept children in receipt of 2, 3 and 4 year funding. Additional funding can be claimed for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Decisions on how best to use the money may be made in consultation with others involved in your child’s care. This could mean a recommendation for extra staff, specialist equipment, changes to the environment, particular toys or specific resources such as a picture timetable, cue cards etc

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

The Nursery Manager, SENCO and Key Person, along with other agencies involved in your child’s care will discuss how best to use any extra funding your child receives. You would be welcome to take part in these discussions and your opinion will always be listened to. Your child’s Targeted Plan should identify areas where extra help is needed and this will influence the decision on money can best be spent. Any decisions made will be discussed with you. Your child’s Targeted Plan will be reviewed with you every half term.

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

Poppins Nursery is operated by the Carroll Centre. The Carroll Centre is a registered charity and is governed by a board of Trustees and the Centre is managed on a daily basis by the Head of Centre. All parents and service users are invited to attend the centre’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Poppins Nursery, in conjunction with Poppins after school club will set up a parents/carers committee called friends of Poppins in the near future. We welcome feedback and suggestions regarding your own child’s care or the nursery in general are at any time.

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
  • Primary school aged children
Carescheme type:
  • After School Club


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Last Updated: 21 October 2023

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