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Alverbridge Nursery

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
Supporting people with:
  • Activities for children and young people
Carescheme type:
  • Day nursery

Alverbridge Nursery Ltd is an outstanding day Nursery which in November 2017 moved to its new home at  80 South Street in the centre of Gosport. It was set up as a pre-school provision over 20 years ago in a local school and became a full time nursery and Charity limited by Guarantee in 2009. The nursery has been a part of over 1600 Gosport families’ lives since opening.

Alverbridge Nursery offers day care to children ranging from birth to school age, based in a setting close to local amenities.  

It now looks after the needs of approximately 110 local children from the PO12 catchment area from 0 to 4 years in age, offering a caring family environment for children to flourish and thrive.

It has maintained its outstanding OFSTED rating over consecutive inspections since 2006.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dawn Street
Contact Position
Nursery manager
02392 528808 02392 528808
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Alverbridge can be contacted via telephone, email and the website.  In addition the nursery has social media platforms including 

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Where to go

80 South Street

PO12 1ES

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Alverbridge Nursery is an inclusive setting and can accommodate children with additional needs. Our purpose built environment is on one level with easy access, via a ramp, to the outdoor garden and play area. In addition to this we have disabled toilet facilities and a designated disabled parking bay for parents to drop off and pick up their child.


£5.34  per hour
Age group - 0 - 5: £5.34 per hour.


Has wheelchair access
Other notes

Alverbridge Nursery we can accommodate children with additional needs. Our purpose built environment is on one level with easy access, via a ramp, to the outdoor garden and play area. In addition to this we have disabled toilet facilities and a designated disabled parking bay for parents to drop off and pick up their child.


Alverbridge is an inclusive setting and is able to cater to a wide range of additional needs.  Our range of in-house professionals including the SENCo team, Early Years ELSA Assistants, and Military Family Officers provides support for a variety of additional needs and audiences.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Global Developmental Delay
Visual impairment
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Hearing Difficulties
Language impairment
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Renal failure
Medical Needs
Motor impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Social development impairment
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Cerebral Palsy
Severe dietary needs
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,English as additional language,Hearing difficulties,Medical difficulties,Physical difficulties,See Website,Soc. Interaction Difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual difficulties
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

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 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Local Offer

Contact Name
Liz Roper
Contact Telephone
02392 528808
Contact Email
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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?

Practitioners observe children during the session, gathering information for regular professional discussions.  Data from Keep on Talking programme (KOT) alongside our two year old progress checks are also used to further guide strategies supporting the child's individual needs.

Parents are offered home visits and complete 'all about me' documents to provide relevant information on the child.  The setting values parental partnership to support their child, with Two year old progress checks carried out in partnership with parents.  Parental and professional discussions enable an overall knowledge of the child and provide opportunities to implement additional support if required.

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

The setting offers various strategies to support the individual needs of the child

  • individual support plans  (ISP)
  • small group activities such as teddy singing, tweenies, nursery narrative, bucket therapy, reset time emotional support
  • Behaviour plans
  • one to one activities supporting speech and language, emotional support and challenging behaviour
  • working closely with outside agencies
  • visual timetables and schedules
  • Picture Exchange Communication (PEC's)
  • Aided language boards
  • Communication books.
  • Makaton


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

Alverbridge is an inclusive setting with an unique curriculum based upon the children's interest and local community needs. 

The child's needs and interests are identified through parental discussions and observations gathered at nursery, enabling opportunities to enhance the child's knowledge and understanding.   Our curriculum is designed by the whole nursery team around the needs and experiences we would like the children to have opportunity to take part in.  The curriculum is staged in milestones in accordance to the child's abilities, making it fully accessible to all

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?

The on line tapestry journal enables regular updates on your child's learning and development.  Parents can also add to tapestry to provide an holistic view on the child.

All children have a relevant 'next step' to focus on developmental progress, also shared on the online tapestry journal.

The nursery operates an open door policy and welcomes parental discussions during regular parents evenings.

Specific individual support plans for additional needs are created with parental involvement and reviewed regularly.

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

The setting operates a key/co key system ensuring the continuity of care.  Parents complete 'all about me' documents to provide information to support the child's wellbeing.  Home visits offer an initial meeting with the key person, and further visit are offered for their settling in period.

Alverbridge has an Early Years ELSA, providing targeted support for small groups of children.

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


  • Portage
  • Speech and language
  • ISSO
  • Health visiting team
  • Nursery Nurse attached to Health visiting team
  • In house training
  • The SENCo Team
  • Early Years ELSA
  • Military family officers
What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
  • SENCo Induction
  • SENCo Induction plus
  • Thomas training
  • Portage training
  • Bucket therapy
  • First aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Epi pen training
  • On line training through Educare
  • Inclusion conferences
  • Understanding Autism Level 2
  • MA Inclusive Special Education
  • Autism and Emotional Regulation
How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Generous staff ratio provide additional support to enable all children to participate in activities outside the classroom.  All outings are risk assessed to ensure suitability and access for wheelchairs/buggies.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Low level entrances, doorways wide enough for buggies/wheelchair.  Slopped entrance to the garden, disabled toilets, disabled parking space and close parking for parents/carers available.  All rooms are on the same level and open planned.  The setting can offer nursery information to be translated if required, visual timetables are throughout the setting and Makaton is used to support 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?

The nursery works closely with local schools, offering transition meetings to all schools.  Displays using photos and uniforms provide visual support as do social stories.  We encourage schools to visit the setting to begin forming relationships and we offer transition partnership agreement meetings (TPA), supporting both children and parents in their move to school.  With parents permission we share Tapestry journals, summative assessments with schools, ensuring they have as much information as possible on each child.

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

Children are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare, some may be able to claim for 30 hours.  In addition there is also 2 years old funding for those who fit the criteria.  Once the child's needs are identified, resources are adapted to fit the individual need.  Specialist equipment can be resourced from County, and those unavailable the nursery would try to fund themselves or access additional funding to aid the child's development.  Occupational Therapy will offer guidance regarding specialised equipment.

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

If your child attends with a diagnosis already in place, then other agencies may be involved and funding applied for.  If not once needs have been identified, with parental permission the setting would follow advice from outside agencies such as Occupational Therapy, Health Visitor, Speech and Language Therapist and ISSo'S.  Key/co person will support the child following guidance from the SENCo team, using Individual Support Plans (ISP's).  Progress is monitored weekly, discussed with parents and changes made as appropriate.  Team around the family meetings (TAF) are provided to ensure every one is kept informed.  Some funding is available according to criteria and the nursery team would look into this.

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

From the beginning parental involvement is important to the setting, starting with home visits, 'all about me' sheets, parent packs and extra home visits should they be required.  The nursery runs an open door policy and parents are always welcome. Parents are invited into the setting after 6 weeks to meet with their child's key person to discuss their child's starting points; and how they have settled.  Regular parents meeting are offered and staff try to accommodate parents at other times if unable to attend.

The nursery is supported by a committee and parents are invited to join.  Information about the nursery/their child is shared through various methods, including newsletters, text, website, social media, email and phone calls.  Regular open sessions are offered to enable parents to join in with their child is a play situation.

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
Supporting people with:
  • Activities for children and young people
Carescheme type:
  • Day nursery


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Last Updated: 25 October 2023

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