Pangbourne day Nursery

We are a 48 place day nursery situated in the centre of Pangbourne, easily accessible from the M4, A4 & close to the local train station.

We strive to ensure our children are happy, confident & secure.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 9841496
E-mail
pangbournedaynursery@outlook.com

Where to go

Name
21d Reading Road
Address
Pangbourne Day Nursery, 21d
Reading Road
Pangbourne
Reading
Postcode
RG8 7LR

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£63.85 per day
£1,256.66 per month
Details
Please phone for further details.

Availability

Age Ranges
0-1
1-4
4-11

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All diets catered for - menus reflect this.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Equal opportunities policy in place.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Please phone for details & to arrange a visit.
Date updated
21/05/2019
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
2 0 1
2 2 2
1 3 5

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
No partner.

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

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

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY501155
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/06/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/01/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate

Local Offer

Description

We are a 48 place day nursery situated in the centre of Pangbourne, easily accessible from the M4, A4 & close to the local station.

We strive to ensure our children are happy, confident & secure.

Contact Name
Anna Goldsworthy
Contact Telephone
0118 9841496
Contact Email
pangbournedaynursery@outlook.com
SEN Provision Type
Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

When families first register with our setting they are asked to supply information about any identified needs. If parents have any ongoing concerns, meetings can be held with the nursery SENDCO and the child’s key person. All concerns are taken very seriously and advice can be sought from outside agencies if needed.

If we identify a possible SEND we would immediately arrange a meeting with the SENDCO and parents to discuss our concerns and help to direct them to the correct advice service.

We use the Early Years Outcomes and Development Matters to guide our staff in the children’s milestones. We use the Early Language Monitoring Tool to look specifically at their communication skills. We complete a 2 year check in line with the Health visitors check to look at their overall development. Every time the child attends the Nursery they are observed closely and notes are made on significant progress and recorded in their individual 'All about me' books. When children move through the Nursery, a transition report is written and shared with the parents and the room they are moving to. Parents can have access to their 'All about me' books at any time.

Childrens progress is recorded and tracked using their next steps and through the weekly planning which is arranged by the key person. We ensure that children have individual play plans (IPP) made for them when they have a specific need. These plans involve targets which are individual to the child. Childrens progress is tracked using the learning outcomes and parents are asked to be involved in every part of the IPP process.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Meetings are regularly held between the parents, the nursery SENCO and the child’s key person when a specific need has been identified. Parents are always asked to be involved in the child’s learning and we would develop an IPP with the parents to ensure that we are working together. The SENCO would oversee this plan, keeping the child’s key person and other staff members informed of the needs and the targets which have been set. The IPP would be in place for as long as the child’s needs remain and we would make alterations as and when necessary. The IPP’s are reviewed according to the individual child’s needs.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Through initial assessment when a child starts at our setting, we are able to determine the child’s developmental stage. We ask the parents for information on the child’s needs during the registration and settling in  process. We would put enough support in place for the individual child and would seek further advice from other professionals if needed. Gaining independence is a huge part of nursery life and it is encouraged in everything we do.We can adapt activities via planning and assessment. The SENDCO is there to support our staff team with planning particular activities to meet the needs of children with SEN. Each key person plans for the needs of each individual child in our setting. The children’s 'All about me books', the monitoring tool( speech & language) and the staff's own knowledge of the children help to inform the planning of activities and daily routines for the children. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s day by looking at the planning, looking through their 'All about me' books. We encourage parents / grandparents to be involved in nursery life.   We also hold parent’s evening twice a year to discuss their child’s development in more depth.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

The Nursery uses visual timetables and prompts throughout the setting to help children with learning difficulties and additional needs. If we needed specialist equipment  we would speak to outside agencies . The IPP’s are put in place with the parent’s knowledge and we seek further advice from other professionals & agencies where necessary. We would always allow access from other professionals into the setting and encourage the staff to observe the  methods shown by them.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

We would always encourage other professionals and organisations to come and spend time at the Nursery. We have a close relationship with the Speech & Language department at the University of Reading. Individual children may have varying needs and therefore we welcome support and advice. We display ECAT information & links to the local Children's centre.

Children without funded support would be involved in small group activities and would get some one to one time where possible. When funding has been provided for a child this would be used according to the child’s needs.

We are also able to sign post parents to the local children’s centres for advice, if we have specific agencies in mind for a child we would let the parents know when developing their IPP and help them to seek the correct advice. Parents are always involved in decisions about their child’s needs through regular meetings.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

Good relationships with parents is one of our main priorities, the Nursery understands and recognises the importance of the parents role and we would always ask for parents involvement when planning for their child, working together to help their child  progress whilst they attend the nursery.

Where possible children can be involved in setting their own targets and have their say in the activities which are developed for them. We always take children’s current interests into account when we are planning for them.

In cases where a child attends another setting as well as ours, we would share transition forms and development stages to gain overall knowledge of the child. We would regularly communicate with the other setting.

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

When we are introducing a new child to the Nursery we find out all about them from the parents. We are then able to plan for each individual child and, where necessary, risk assessments would be carried out to ensure the practicality and safety of the adaptations we would need to make to activities inclusive.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

Our setting is based in an old doctor's surgery, so we have wide doors &the toilets are accessible for children in wheelchairs. We are restricted in some areas, however we try to be as adaptable as possible, and have in the past had children attend our setting who require the use of a wheelchair.

The lower level of the building is wheelchair accessible. The garden is accessible a mobile ramp. Staff would always be on hand to ensure the safety of any child with mobilty difficulties. Each room has a visual timetable displayed and this can be adapted to individual children’s needs.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

Before any child attends our setting they will have had settling in sessions & time to discuss the child’s needs with their parents. Once this has been done all of the staff  would be briefed on their needs. Where children have more specific needs and need specialist equipment we would ask for parent support in accessing the equipment that we need. We would need contact names and contact details for every professional involved with the child so that we could communicate with them on a regular basis about the child’s needs. When a child is moving onto a new room in this setting we ensure we allow plenty of time for transition. Lengthy reports are filled in by the child’s current key person which are then passed onto the new room. We accommodate the children on many short visits to allow them time to adjust to the new room and make new relationships with their peers and staff. When a child is starting at a new setting or school we would ensure that all transition documents are sent in plenty of notice, we would send them the child’s IPP with parental consent and could also share their 'All about me' books. The child’s key person would arrange a meeting with the Nursery SENCO and the schools SENCO and the child’s teacher, at the school, and discussions can be held with the parent and child present to ensure that everyone can be involved in decisions made about the transition. Where a child has a statement of educational needs we would call a meeting with all of the professionals involved with the child so that the school is fully prepared for the child’s needs and know what has been being worked on. Parents are welcome to speak to the staff about the transition at any time and can ask to speak with the SENCO or Manager of the Nursery.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

We have a comments book for parents to express their views and the nursery has an open door policy to actively invite parents in to express any ideas for improvements and give advice and offer support in any way they can. 

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Anna Goldsworthy - Nursery Manager

Chloe Gale - Deputy Manager

0118 9841496 -pangbournedaynursery@outlook.com

Please contact us for an information pack and registration form to register your child & to arrange to look around the nursery.

Visit our website www.pangbournedaynursery.co.uk

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

Useful information about other agencies can be found in the entrance hall of the Nursery and further details can be given to the Nursery from our local children’s centre.

Our complaints policy can be given on request and you are more than welcome to come and visit the setting to see a member of staff who will be able to talk to in detail about all of our policies and procedures.

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