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Kings Burrow Nursery

Day nursery

Who to contact

Contact Name
Klara Powell
Contact Position
01962 888971

Childcare Information


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Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
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Age Ranges
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

Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Klara Powell
Contact Telephone
01962 888971
Contact Email
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?

When your child registers with us at King’s Burrow Nursery, we will offer settling in sessions giving us the best opportunity to get to know your child and their routine. We will also ask you a variety of things regarding your child’s development, interests and individual needs. If your child receives additional support from any external agencies, we ask your permission to contact these agencies so we can put into place the appropriate support. This allows us to work closely with outside agencies, forming a good working partnership to creating a tailed support programme for your child.

In instances where parents have concerns about their child's development, our SENCo will work closely with them and any necessary agencies in order to adapt our practice and the services offered in a way that enables each child to fulfil their potential.

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

Each child has an allocated key person whose role includes planning for the child and ensuring their wellbeing. If you, or the key person raise any concerns about a child’s development we will work closely together to ensure appropriate support is put into place. The SENCo and key person will monitor and observe the child to gain insight into what support may be needed and liaise with the relevant outside agencies. The setting also has access to additional support from the local SENCo support team who can be contacted for signposting and offering guidance.

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

When an initial concern is raised by either you or your child’s key person then, along with the SENCo we will work together to provide the best support for your child. We will create an individual targeted plan focusing on one or two specific targets tailored to your child’s needs. These would be discussed with you and this plan is followed by all staff to gain the best outcomes. This will be reviewed regularly and withing an appropriate time frame by parents and the SENCo, to ensure the child’s continuous progress. The targeted plan allows us to determine if progression has been made or if additional support is still needed. If your child has speech and language needs, we are able to offer support within our Speech and Language focus groups that take place daily within the setting. If required, we can also refer onto children’s therapy services.

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 King’s Burrow we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets out guidelines of expected development and progression in the seven areas of learning. We follow the EYFS to ensure each child is meeting their milestones and fulfilling their potential through setting realistic next steps. The key person will plan activities based upon your child’s interests and use this to monitor their development in each area.

Your child’s key person can review progress with you at any point, but regular meetings can also be scheduled. This gives the key person, you as parents and the SENCo chance to review progress and the opportunity to identify any additional support they may have.

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

You will be given a comprehensive daily handover at the end of each session, usually by the key person, to ensure any information is passed on and to maintain effective lines of communication. At King’s Burrow we use Eylog to observe and track the children with weekly observations, if there is an area of concern the key person will monitor and observe that area more closely. The observations are published for you to review and comment on and photos from home can also be added to this learning journey.

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

We are an inclusive setting and welcome all families from the community. All staff are aware of any children with additional needs and specific support that is in place to ensure the child is fully supported. In addition to the SENCo, we have a lead Safeguarding Officer, who is first point of call for anyone with a safeguarding concern or question, but all staff have a minimum of level 2 safeguarding and are aware that everyone has a duty to safeguard. The majority of the staff in the setting have been paediatric first aid trained and senior members of staff hold a level 4 certificate in safeguarding. Staff meetings take place monthly to ensure any updates are communicated and in house training can be undertaken. These meetings allow staff to review daily nursery routines as well as reflect and evaluate all aspects of the setting. We follow the EYFS statutory guidelines to ensure that the children’s wellbeing and needs are met at all times.

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

At King’s Burrow we have a wealth of experience and knowledge with most staff holding at least a level three qualification in early years. We regularly encourage staff training to ensure that our practice is always the best it can be, and we encourage reflection with peer to peer observations. All staff are aware of external agencies that can offer support and we gain advice from the SENCo support team, our link  Speech and Language therapist and any other professional involved in your child’s care. We contact any other external agencies where necessary dependent on the individual child and their needs.

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

We have a large number of secure outdoor areas for the children to explore all of which are wheelchair accessible. One of these areas is a nature garden, allowing the children to explore texture and nature all year round. We believe that children should have access to the outdoors wherever possible, so promote free-flow and encourage outdoor play. We occasionally take the children on an outing off site, with parental consent.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The King’s Burrow Nursery building is all on ground level so promotes easy access and is wheelchair friendly, and we have secure access at all times with a magnetic door security system. Our pre-school toilet is accessible and we have 4 child level toilets and a nappy changing area.

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 recommend that every child has a minimum of 2 settling in sessions but can offer more if they are needed. These are to ensure a smooth transition process for both the child and parents, allowing them to begin creating a bond with the key person. During the first visit we like to complete paperwork and gain insight into your child’s routine and any additional information you feel may be relevant.

When the time comes for a child to transition to the next room within the nursery we ensure they have had visits prior to the transition to ensure they are familiar with the new environment and staff.

When your child is transitioning to school, the reception class teacher will visit the setting to speak with the key person. If necessary, the setting can contact the school to arrange additional transition meetings where the SENCo and key person is present to discuss all areas of development and settling in strategies.

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

Depending on your child’s additional need, we would source any appropriate resources that we feel would benefit your child whilst at the setting. We would also source any available funding to provide support, resources or 1:1 care for your child if it was needed to support your child’s learning and development whilst at the setting. We would regularly discuss and review appropriate resources and funding with you.

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

We work closely alongside parents and support them with any areas of development that they may be working on at home. If specific strategies are used at home, we encourage you to let us know as we can then use the same strategies at nursery to maintain consistency. King's Burrow management team and SENCo are always available to talk to and discuss any concerns.

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