KIDS Day Care Nursery
- Offering services to:
- Children 0-5
- Primary school aged children
- Carescheme type:
- Day nursery
We offer flexible sessions at very reasonable fees. Drop off times:8.00, 09.00 & 13.00 Collection times: 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00 & 18.00 We are a 90 placement setting, and have 12 SEN funded places by HCC. We are an inclusive setting with experienced staff, to support SEND and in speech and language.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Jane Woodhouse
- Contact Position
- 01256 464750 01256 464750
Where to go
Pebbles Children's Centre
RG24 9BPView RG24 9BP on a map
- Age Ranges
- 0 to 5 years
- Has wheelchair access
- Wheelchair access
- Special Needs provision
- Special Needs Experience
Global Developmental Delay
Loss or Bereavement
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Social development impairment
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Severe dietary needs
- Caters for children with special needs.
- Provision for special dietary needs
- Can make special cultural provisions
- Immediate vacancies
- Offers 3 & 4 year old funded places
- Offers 2 year old funded places
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing 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
Role play dressing up
Messy Play Area
Multicultural Themed Play
Nappy changing facility
Soft Play area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Small world toys
Private Changing Area
Arts & Crafts
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Books & Storytelling
Does not offer school pickups
- Contact Name
- Jane Woodhouse
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
KIDS Nursery Basingstoke Site
National KIDS site
Local Offer page
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
You may contact us for a phone chat and support, we maybe the right setting for you …. If not we can sign post you.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
The educational programme for a child with additional needs will be over-seen by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. They will work and liaise with your child’s key person. The key person is introduced to you at the start of your child’s placement. They will build a special relationship with your child and will observe, plan and assess your child’s progress.
- Outside agencies/other professionals such as speech and language therapists also work in collaboration with us by supporting your child during their session.
- The key person will meet with you termly for a parent partnership meeting to discuss progress, wellbeing and areas for development.
- Any support provided for your child will be outlined to you, with targets to be followed at home as well.
- The experienced staff team will work with your child at every session attended. The support may include; accessing group sessions such as circle time, supporting indoor and outdoor play and table time activities which offer a short, intensive 1:1 session.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
The Early Years Foundation stage curriculum is underpinned by an approach where children are supported to become independent learners through a system of plan, do, and review. Children gain confidence, independence and a curiosity for learning when supported to make their own choices about what they want to do, carry out and reflect on what they have done. At KIDS we plan and differentiate activities to provide your child with a bespoke support programme. * A Key Person will develop a unique individual education plan (I.E.P) for your child. This plan will support them in specific areas of the curriculum. Targets will be set and reviewed every 6-8 weeks. * A learning journey / developmental journal will be produced for your child to include information on observations, assessments, activities or individual targets. * All staff will plan group or individual activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and senior staff will oversee these activities. Activities are planned based on interests and skills and linked to the main areas of the curriculum; namely, personal, social and emotional development; communication and language, and physical development.
- 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?
At KIDS we work at developing and maintaining positive relationships with every family. • Holding regular parent meetings. These occur every term and will update you on your child’s progress • Tracking highlights your child’s progress in all areas of the curriculum. • Home link book. This provides a brief description of your child’s day, including any ‘wow’ moments and current interests. • Home visits can be offered. • Parents are able to attend our weekly support group called ‘time for me’. This group provides parents with a network of parental support and also to learn about other services available in Hampshire • Regular newsletters • You can request to speak to the Key Person or Special Educational needs Co-Ordinator at any time. • We use boardmaker to make visuals for your child at nursery and at home, if requested • You can have verbal or recorded feedback every day with the key person
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
KIDS prides itself on being an inclusive, safe, caring and enriched learning environment. • Each room has a highly trained team who ensure the pastoral, medical and social support is available daily. • The senior management team over-see the implementation of policies and procedures • Medication is administered by a senior member of staff (First aid trained) • All KIDS settings have a trained first aider available throughout the whole day • Additional training is provided also for more specific medical conditions • Personal care is carried out in a comfortable, safe environment. All staff providing personal care have a current DBS (disclosure and barring service check). • Any behaviour is monitored closely using an ABC chart (antecedent, behaviour and consequence chart). If patterns or triggers are highlighted a behaviour plan can be developed to support your child. • All children are kept safe whilst in our care. We have high staff: child ratios and are Ofsted regulated • We undertake regular health and safety checks in line with our strong policies and procedures. All staff receive a thorough induction and follow a vigorous recruitment process • Risk assessments are in place within the setting • Safeguarding is monitored rigorously. We have a designated safeguarding officer. • The site has a secure entrance system with an intercom and keypads • Children’s views are sought during play activities and circle time. We also include questions for your child in our parent questionnaire.
- What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
At KIDS we are fortunate to have a number of specialist staff and services. In our early years team there are: • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators with a vast variety of training and over ten years of experience. • One qualified teacher • Two staff who have recently completed their level 5 qualification • One senior member of staff working towards their level 5 qualification in early years Our Early Years team have a variety of skills and experience. Our Practitioners have completed either their NVQ 3 qualification in childcare or an NNEB qualification. Our assistant practitioners are working towards this qualification. Our staff have attended training such as; • Makaton • Team teach • Speech and language • Thomas Training • Health and safety • First aid • Manual handling • Medication • Safeguarding • We have built strong partnerships with other early years settings and liaise/share training or strategies with them • Three members of staff are also bilingual • We also work closely with many outside agencies including educational psychologists, health visitors, social workers, teachers and paediatricians. • We have been recognised in Hampshire as providing quality care and support to young children. Ofsted have rated us as good (06/06/2016)
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
KIDS offers every staff member regular training including: • Paediatric First Aid and safeguarding. • E-learning is completed as part of the induction process and will be revisited every three years. • Specialist training can be sought for children with severe allergies or medical conditions such as epilepsy. • In house training is provided by qualified KIDS staff including; Team teach (handling behaviour in children positively) and Makaton (sign language with speech). • Enhanced training is also provided by Hampshire County Council. • Staff supervisions and annual appraisals identify training requirements. • Staff attend regular conferences and refresher courses. We also provide training based on individual professional development plans which may include items such as Makaton, Team Teach, supporting people with epilepsy, administration of medication and managing behaviour.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
KIDS is an inclusive setting and we ensure all children are able to participate in the activities we provide. • Certain activities such as cooking are thoroughly planned and risk assessed in advance so that all children can participate. • Parents are informed regularly of activities during induction and throughout the term. • All staff will ensure all children can participate by adapting activities appropriately. • Visits from the community enhance the curriculum are encouraged • Activities outside the setting have been limited due to a variety of factors such as limited means of transport for large numbers of children.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?
Our facility is fully accessible and we are able to accommodate specialist equipment on site such as chairs, frames and stands. We provide: • Wide doors and wheel chair access, including ramps to the garden. • Classrooms are on the ground floor. • Tables, sinks and activities are at a low level. • A hydraulic changing table for self-care. • Three bilingual staff to support children and families where English is a second language to access resources, activities or visuals. • Resources are purchased to suit all children, reflecting their needs • We include resources to represent diversity, disabilities and culture • Specially designed rooms to support free flow play by allowing for open space as well as smaller, quiet areas with minimal distractions. • Clearly labelled boxes and resources are on view to support independence • Clear visuals are used throughout the setting, including choice boards and schedules • If specific resources are not currently on site, KIDS will collaborate with other services/professionals to find the necessary piece of equipment • Our office and meeting room are based on the first floor and we do not have a lift in place. Alternative meeting rooms can be provided on ground floor level.
- 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?
Prior to any new child starting at KIDS, play and stay sessions are offered in advance of the placement. • A home link book can be provided as your choice of communication • Home visits can be offered • Prior to transitions to school or alternative settings, transition meetings are arranged between our SENCO, parents, teachers and any other professionals • Teachers are welcomed and visit the settings prior to your child moving to school • Thorough documentation is shared with the new setting including tracking, learning journeys and reports • Translations of important documents are readily available. If moving on, our bilingual staff can assist the transition to a new setting or help with the application process • Social stories can be provided. These stories use photos and key information about the new setting.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
KIDS we receive streams of funding to support all needs but spaces can be limited. Every child is inducted on an individual basis. Their needs will be discussed with parents and professional and the resources needed top support their child’s outcomes. • This funding ensures that we are staffed appropriately and they are trained to support these children • We allocate some of our funding to purchase specialist equipment/resources. We also work with other professionals to borrow equipment in certain instances. • We regularly fundraise or apply for grants so that we can purchase new equipment or resources or improve the environment • There is some additional funding for specific training • Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Funding is now available (subject to certain criteria). This additional funding is also available to support the purchase of training and additional resources/activities. More detailed information can be found at: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/eypp.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
To receive a Special Educational Needs (SEN) placement at KIDS, a referral will have been made by a professional involved with your child to education. Education will then award a specialist placement if the criteria is met. If your child is not awarded an SEN place, support can still be provided. Support received can include:
- Programmes for speech and language can be incorporated during 1:1 sessions.
- Parents are invited to attend parent partnership or professional meetings.
- Once an I.E.P had been written, these are implemented weekly. Once reviewed, new targets will be made or previous targets adapted if not met.
- On-going support will be judged on its impact. This is normally evident through clear progression or milestones achieved in developmental areas.
- The support will be funded and your child will receive fifteen hours per week, term time only. This will total 570 hours. This will be available from two years, nine months.
- We also have similar funding for two year olds, if eligible. Please see our website www.kids.org.uk
- Government funding for 30 hours a week.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Parents are highly valued at KIDS and we encourage participation and feedback as much as possible.
- Volunteers are welcome - parent, carers or members of the community.
- Parents are provided with a twice yearly questionnaire which gives us invaluable feedback.
- KIDS have a parent forum.
- Parent partnership meetings.
- National parental consultation
- Record of development forms (RDS) are completed by the key person twice yearly and then shared with the parents. The parents are then able to add comments about the overall progress their child is making in all areas of learning.
- Parents liaise with staff about outside interests and events.
Attending our support group ‘time for me’ and offering valued feedback.
- Offering services to:
- Children 0-5
- Primary school aged children
- Carescheme type:
- Day nursery
Last Updated: 04 May 2023