Westwood Farm Schools Nursery
Last updated: 11/06/2021
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
- 01189 426113
- Westwood Farm Schools
- Related Service
Westwood Farm Junior School
Westwood Farm Infant School
Hearing Resource Base - Westwood Farm Infant and Junior Schools
Where to go
- Westwood Farm Schools
- RG31 6RY
The Nursery Unit is based within the Westwood Farm Infant School building. There is a secure outside play area
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £15 per session
- 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)
- Age Ranges
- Has Provision
- 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.
- Immediate vacancies
- Sessions for Summer Term 2021 are full but vacancies for morning, afternoon or full time placements (8.45am-3.15pm) available for September 2021
- Date updated
- Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s) Places Start Age End Age 0 2 2 10 3 5
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
- 30 Hour Partner Summary
- Not applicable
- Do you have a waiting list?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing 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
- Offers pickups
Westwood Farm Infant School
- SEN Provision Type
- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 1 to 4
- Needs Level
Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings
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.
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.
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.
We work with parents to meet a child's individual needs. We also use visual prompts and simplified language as required.
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.
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.
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.
The school has wheelchair access and there is disabled toilet
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.
We welcome feedback on our provision at any time and periodically invite parents to participate in surveys.
Parents should contact Infant School office in the first instance (contact details as above)
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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