Acres Of Fun Limited.

Last updated: 07/09/2022

Acres of Fun was previously a residential building and has a very homely feel. The Nursery is set in two acres of grounds, comprising of a large open space, with a variety of different areas including woods and paved areas. We were awarded Outstanding by Ofsted at our most recent inspection in September 2017.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rebecca Pritchard
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01635 203300
E-mail
info@acresoffun.co.uk
Website
Acres of Fun
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pg/NurseryNewburyandThatcham/posts/?ref=page_internal

Where to go

Name
Acres Of Fun Day Nursery
Address
Acres Of Fun Day Nursery
Priors Court Road
Hermitage
Thatcham
Postcode
RG18 9SQ

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Please give us a call to discuss availability
Date updated
07/09/2022
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
1 0 1
2 2 2
2 3 5
0

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
We provide the 30 hours at Acres of Fun.

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing 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

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY264744
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
11/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
03/11/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/12/2005IntegratedGood

Local Offer

Description

Acres of Fun was previously a residential building and has a very homely feeling. The Nursery is set in two acres of grounds, comprising of a large open space, with a variety of areas including wooden and paved.

Contact Name
Rebecca Pritchard
Contact Telephone
01635 203300
Contact Email
info@acresoffun.co.uk
SEN Provision Type
Medical, Speech & Language Difficulties, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
Needs Level
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

At Acres we have a strong team of highly qualified staff with an experienced Senco. Each child has a key person that works closely with them and their family, completing up to date records, including regular reports. All staff continuingly are encouraged to progress and further their own development and knowledge in relation to SEND and early identification of needs.

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

We encourage all parents/carers to come in for parent evenings and to work in partnership with us in relation to their child's development. When a SAPP form is in place we ensure that everyone is working with the same goals. We have an open door policy, so if there are any worries about any child we can discuss how we are going to support and go forwards. We encourage parents to use Tapestry as an additional form of communication.

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

Each child's individual needs are met within the Nursery and Pre-school, working on each child's strengths and interests. We have experienced extra staff within the setting that are able to support one to one activities and work alongside the key person with adapted activities, to meet an individual child's needs.

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

We would adapt the activities depending on the child's needs and would discuss this within the Nursery with parents/carers, we adopt a graduated approach to help a child's learning and development.

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

We work with the relevant support services to help each child's individual needs. This includes Educational Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapist, EDIT team and other settings that the child may attend.

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

Each child has an online learning journal that is added to on a regular basis. The parents/carers are notified when an observation has been added and we encourage parents to add observations from home. We monitor and observe the children on a daily basis to see areas where a child may need additional support. We have regular parents evenings and encourage the parents to communicate with us should they have any concerns.

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

At Acres we try to adapt all activities so that they are inclusive to all. We will do a risk assessment on specific activities/children if required and where possible will always follow the child's lead.

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

We have ramps in place, although we do have some upstairs areas that can only be accessed via the stairs.

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

When our children move on we encourage the child's next key person/teacher to come and visit us to share information about them. We will also complete and send them a transition/leaving report about the child, this includes their development stages, interests and possible next steps for learning and development. We complete small group activities with the children and where possible we will work in partnership with the new setting to show the children photos of their new environment.

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

Feedback from parents is always encouraged, along with any other feedback from professionals that we work partnership with.

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

Rebecca Pritchard - Nursery Manager. Please give us a call to discuss your child's individual needs and to see if we are the most suitable setting to meet the requirements that you are looking for. We can then organise for you to come and visit our settting.

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

We have an open door policy for all and an up to date website. We also have regular newsletters and questionnaires. We love to get feedback from all parents/carers including compliments and complaints.

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