Westwood Farm Schools Nursery

Coronavirus status: CLOSED

We are a caring and professional nursery affiliated to the Westwood Farm Schools Federation, comprising of Westwood Farm Infant and Westwood Farm Junior Schools, based in the heart of Tilehurst. We can accommodate 30 children per session from ages 3 – 5 years.

Our staff are highly skilled and experienced, providing a warm and loving environment for your child to begin their learning journey.

We offer morning and afternoon sessions 5 days a week during term time in addition to a lunchtime club; enabling us to provide school hour care.

We are also able to offer Breakfast Club (7.45-8.45 am) specifically for Nursery children.

If eligible we accept 30 hour funding, childcare vouchers or tax free childcare payments.

The nursery is in the school grounds and therefore your child can explore the setting safely and securely.

Please contact us to arrange a visit. 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
S Goddard
Contact Position
School Business Manager
Telephone
01189 426113
E-mail
sgoddard@westwoodfarmschools.w-berks.sch.uk
Website
Westwood Farm Schools
Related Service
Westwood Farm Junior School
Westwood Farm Infant School
Hearing Impaired Resource - Westwood Farm Infant and Junior Schools

Where to go

Name
Westwood Farm Schools
Address
Fullbrook Crescent
Tilehurst
Reading
Berks
Postcode
RG31 6RY
Notes

The Nursery Unit is based within the Westwood Farm Infant School building. There is a secure outside play area

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15 per session
Details
Lunch Club £2.00 (not chargeable if child attends morning and afternoon session). Please provide packed lunch.

Breakfast club (including breakfast) at £4 per session (7.45am)

Availability

Age Ranges
1-4

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
We offer a lunch club session (children should bring their own lunch). Children are offered a drink of milk or water and a healthy snack. Parents are asked to share dietary requirements/allergies when registering the child.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Morning and Afternoon sessions for Summer Term 2020 but we have morning, afternoon and all day vacancies for sessions starting September 2020 - please contact the school office for more information.
Date updated
02/06/2020
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 2 2
0 3 5

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
Not applicable

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8:45 15:15
Tuesday 8:45 15:15
Wednesday 8:45 15:15
Thursday 8:45 15:15
Friday 8:45 15:15

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer

Links
Westwood Farm Infant School
SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
1 to 4
Needs Level
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

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

If an additional need is identified these will be discussed with the parent. The school may offer the opportunity to discuss needs with the dedicated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

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

The nursery use an electronic observation system and parents are provided with a login. We offer parents the opportunity to attend a Consultation Evening to discuss development with the Early Years Practitioner. Nursery staff are happy to discuss any concerns at the beginning or end of the session but longer discussions may be best by arranging a phone-call or face to face appointment.

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

Children take part in 'Explore Time' where they are given the opportunity to take part in a range of activities meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We arrange themed topics to offer a bright and engaging range of opportunities.

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

We work with parents to meet a child's individual needs. We also use visual prompts and simplified language as required.

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

The schools' Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator will work closely with Nursery staff and parents to cater for the identified need. The school works with a number of professionals who are able to offer specialist support e.g. Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists.

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

Consultation evenings for parents to discuss progress with the Early Years Practitioner are offered twice a year but parents may also view a child's learning journey by using the online Tapestry journal.

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

We offer the same opportunities to all children, this may require adaptations to usual arrangements. Before arranging a trip we would complete a risk assessment and alter staff ratios accordingly. Parents are always asked to provide consent before a trip takes place.

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

The school has wheelchair access and there is disabled toilet

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

Parents and children are invited to look around the nursery and may join a 'Stay and Play' session. Sessions can be shortened to ease the child into a new routine. Transition meetings take place with teachers from your child's destination school and reports are shared.

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

We welcome feedback on our provision at any time and periodically invite parents to participate in surveys.

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

Parents should contact Infant School office in the first instance (contact details as above)

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

Feedback, compliments and complaints can be shared with the Nursery staff in the first instance or by contacting the school to arrange to discuss the matter. The schools' Complaints Policy is available from the school office or on the website.

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