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Newbury Gardens Day Nursery and Preschool

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Newbury Gardens Day Nursery is in Newbury Town centre with excellent transport links.  The building is on 3 levels and the ground floor and 1st floor are used to provide quality childcare and education for young children from age 3 months to 5 years.  We employ a highly qualified and experienced staff team who are dedicated to ensuring that all children can develop to their full potential.
We have 5 childcare rooms where the children are based according to their age, and we have three outdoor play areas with lots of resources for the children. As of September 2018 we have opened part of the original building to house a term time only preschool. This will hold a maximum of 18 children mixed between the ages of 2,3 and 4 years olds. It will accept 2 year funding as well as the 3 year old funding. 

We welcome families to visit us to see what we have on offer for your child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emma Mccartney
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01635580980
E-mail
info@ngdn.co.uk
Website
www.newburygardensdaynursery.co.uk/

Where to go

Name
Greenham House
Address
Newbury
Postcode
RG14 7HS

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Full time under 2 £1213.34 per month
Full time over 2 £1115.84 per month
Details
We also offer part time rates
Our fees are calculated over 52 weeks of the year. (For the main nursery)

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Ground floor entrance is wheelchair friendly

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Severe dietary needs
General Special Needs
Sign Language
Food Allergies
SENCO
Serious allergy
Social & Emotional needs
Hayfever
Allergies
Asthma
Skin condition
Walking disability
Autistic spectrum
Wheelchair user
Can admit children with special needs
Dietary needs
Milk intolerance
Mobiltiy difficulties
Speech and Language difficultie
Language impairment
Communication problems
Toileting Assistance
Behavioural problems
Vegetarian
Hearing Impairment
Partially sighted
Epilepsy
Physical impairment
Feeding assistance
Premature child
Motor impairment
Non food allergies
Eczema
Visual impairment
Details
Needs to be discussed with Nursery Manager

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We are experienced in catering in various diets. Please discuss requirements with the Nursery Manager.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All staff have vast experiences with caring for different cultured children whether this be in this setting or previous settings. Currently we are looking after various cultures and religions such as Romanian, Indian, Portuguese etc.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
The vacancies stated are a mix of full time and part time spaces. There is availability within the term time preschool.
Date updated
05/03/2019

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
2 0 1
1 2 2
2 3 5

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
Please contact the manager to discuss

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8am 6pm
Tuesday 8am 6pm
Wednesday 8am 6pm
Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am 6pm
Monday Preschool 8:45 am Preschool 2:45 pm
Tuesday Preschool 8:45 am Preschool 2:45 pm
Wednesday Preschool 8:45 am Preschool 2:45 pm
Thursday Preschool 8:45 am Preschool 2:45 pm
Friday Preschool 8:45 am Preschool 2:45 pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY471120
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/08/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
14/04/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

Newbury Gardens Day Nursery is in Newbury Town centre with excellent transport links.  The building is on 3 levels and the ground floor and 1st floor are used to provide quality childcare and education for young children from age 3 months to 5 years.  We employ a highly qualified and experienced staff team who are dedicated to ensuring that all children can develop to their full potential.
We have 5 childcare rooms where the children are based according to their age, and we have three outdoor play areas with lots of resources for the children.

As of September 2018 we have opened part of the original building to house a term time only preschool. This will hold a maximum of 18 children mixed between the ages of 2,3 and 4 years olds. It will accept 2 year funding as well as the 3 year old funding. 

We welcome families to visit us to see what we have on offer for your child.

We welcome families to visit us to see what we have on offer for your child.

Local Offer Age Bands
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 the setting they are asked to supply information about any identified needs. If parents have any ongoing concerns, meetings can be held with the nursery SENCO 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 SEN we would immediately arrange a meeting with the SENCO 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 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 learning journals. When children make transitions through the nursery, summaries of their development are made and shared with the parents and the room they are moving to. Parents can have access to their child’s learning journey at any time.

Children’s 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 a Support and Achievement Play Plan (SAP) 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 SAP 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 SAP with the parents to ensure that we are working together. The SENCO would oversee this plan, keeping the child’s key person and other team members informed of the needs and the targets which have been set. The SAP would be in place for as long as the child’s needs remain that way and we would make alterations as and when necessary. The SAP'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 assessments when a child comes to us, we are able to determine the child’s capabilities. We ask the parents for information on the child’s needs during the registration and induction process. We would put enough support in place for the individual child and would seek further advice from other professionals as and when 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 SENCO 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 learning journeys 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 learning journeys and we invite parents in regularly to stay and play sessions where they can get involved and also look at the sorts of activities we have planned for their children. We also hold Parent’s evening twice a year to discuss children’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. We may need specialist equipment and we would speak with outside agencies if necessary. The SAP’s are put in place with the parent’s knowledge of the child and we seek further advice from other professionals where necessary. We would always allow access from other professionals into the setting and encourage the staff to observe the teaching 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. Individual children may have varying needs and therefore we welcome support and advice from everyone. The nursery uses the local children’s centre for advice and also as a sign post to other agencies. They can also advise us on funding options for the children if necessary. They run meetings where we can meet with other professionals for advice. The SENCO has attended many training courses and continues to update her knowledge.

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

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 SAP 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?

The process of monitoring a child’s progress is described in all of the previous questions. 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, and ask them for specific targets to help their child to 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 transfer forms and development summaries to gain overall knowledge of the child we would regularly communicate with other settings and in past cases we have been able to visit the child at their other setting to see how they get on there and what they get up to. 

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 and when taking them on outings.

When leaving the nursery to go on a trip, all parents are invited to attend. It is not expected that the parents will attend, we would ask for valuable advice from the parent on how to organise and prepare the child for the outing. The nursery would look at the relevant support and equipment needed when arranging the details of the trip.

 

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

The lower level of the building is wheelchair accessible. We have three gardens which are accessible via the driveways and fire exits. Staff would always be on hand to ensure the safety of any child in a wheelchair. The upper level of the building has a stair climber which can be used for accessing the stairs. We have plenty of areas for safe storage of specialist equipment with easy access for staff. There is a place for disabled changing and the toilets are also accessible.

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 must have had an induction with parents to discuss the child’s needs. Once this has been done all of the staff team involved in the child’s care would be briefed on their needs. The child would be invited to come and play for a number of short sessions to develop their confidence and relationships with their new carers. 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 numbers 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 child 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 time, we would send the child’s SAP with parental consent and could also share their learning journal. 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 is currently 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?

The nursery regularly sends out parent questionnaires to assess the overall effectiveness of its provision. We have a comments box for parents to express their views and the office 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?

Emma McCartney- Nursery Manager- 01635 580980 –info@ngdn.co.uk Please contact us for an information pack and enrolment form to register your child. Visit our website www.newburygardensdaynursery.co.uk Other useful contacts Lorna Brown - Deputy Manager Kathy Gerrard - SENCO

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.  We welcome parent compliments, and these can we emailed, in person, in writing or by phone.  We do keep copies of any written compliments to share with other parents.

Our complaints policy is displayed in the entrance hall and can be copied 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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