Quackers Day Nursery

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Established in 1994, Anthony and Victoria Pickford has been the proprietors since April 2012. Quackers is in a converted house, providing a homely and cheerful environment in the heart of the village of Chieveley. It is 5 miles north of Newbury, two minutes from junction 13 of the M4/A34 and a 10 minute drive from Thatcham. Quackers is registered by Ofsted for children aged 3 months to 5 years.  

We provide high quality childcare for working parents and offer a broad based curriculum for the preschool child. We are committed to offering the best possible experience for all our children and their families. We want children to have fun and be interested in activities and opportunities provided as this is how children learn best.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jenna Forey
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01635 247555
E-mail
quackersdaynursery@hotmail.co.uk
Website
Quackers Day Nursery
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/quackers.daynursery?ref=bookmarks

Where to go

Name
Quackers Day Nursery, High Street
Address
Quackers Day Nursery
High Street
Chieveley
Newbury
Postcode
RG20 8TE

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£60.90 per day
£58.80 per day
Details
We also offer School Day sessions from 8am - 4pm and Term Time only contracts. Please contact us direct for more information.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Vacancies vary depending on age and days please contact the nursery for full details.
Date updated
03/02/2020
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
8 0 1
0 2 2
6 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
None

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
EY443361
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/04/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/08/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

Established in 1994, Anthony and Victoria Pickford has been the proprietors since April 2012. Quackers is in a converted house, providing a homely and cheerful environment in the heart of the village of Chieveley. It is 5 miles north of Newbury, two minutes from junction 13 of the M4/A34 and a 10 minute drive from Thatcham. Quackers is registered by Ofsted for children aged 3 months to 5 years.  

We provide high quality childcare for working parents and offer a broad based curriculum for the preschool child. We are committed to offering the best possible experience for all our children and their families. We want children to have fun and be interested in activities and opportunities provided as this is how children learn best.  

Contact Name
Jenna Forey
Contact Telephone
01635 247555
Contact Email
quackersdaynursery@hotmail.co.uk
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?

Assessment plays an important part in helping us to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support. Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. We observe your child to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning style. We use this information to shape learning experiences. 

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

Staff carry out observations daily and record these as ‘snap shots’. They count as evidence towards your child’s achievements along with extended observations. Your child’s key person will set 3 targets for your child at the beginning of each term from predominately the 3 prime areas of learning. These targets are set from previous evidence and with your input. The key person will record the activities planned and their role in helping your child reach these targets. They will also take into consideration the learning styles your child is showing, these are playing & exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. At the end of each term you will be invited to attend a parents evening where you can discuss with your child’s key person the evidence collected and plan the following terms targets.

The targets set are considered with guidance from the Development Matters. This document supports practitioners in implementing the EYFS requirements. It provides a scale of development children accesses at individual paces.

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all the children, helping all children to develop their full potential at their own pace. All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided.

 We have a Special Needs Co-ordinator who will oversee all records of all S.E.N. children and details pertaining to their needs. The Co-ordinator will support, advise and review the progress of the child with the parents, liaising with professional agencies and seeking appropriate advice as needed. All information will be discretely treated with respect and sensitivity, ensuring confidentiality at all times. The staff are aware of the S.E.N. Code of Practice. We are committed to receiving training where appropriate to extend our expertise in dealing with specific Special Needs. 

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all the children, helping all children to develop their full potential at their own pace. All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided.

Assessment plays an important part in helping us to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support. Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. We observe your child to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning style. We use this information to shape learning experiences

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all the children, helping all children to develop their full potential at their own pace. All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided.

Assessment plays an important part in helping us to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support. Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. We observe your child to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning style. We use this information to shape learning experiences.

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all children, helping all to develop their full potential at their own pace.

All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for record keeping and maintaining details pertaining to their needs.

The Co-ordinator will support, advice and review the progress of the child with the parents, liaising with all outside agencies and seeking appropriate advice as needed.

As appropriate the SENCO will identify and set performance targets with the parents and draw up an Individual Play Plan. (I.P.P.)

All information will be discretely treated with respect and sensitivity, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

The staff are aware of the S.E.N. Code of Practice.

The staff are committed to receive training where appropriate to extend our expertise in dealing with specific special needs.

We aim to promote positive images of all areas of society. 

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all the children, helping all children to develop their full potential at their own pace. All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided. 

 We have a Special Needs Co-ordinator who will oversee all records of all S.E.N. children and details pertaining to their needs. The Co-ordinator will support, advise and review the progress of the child with the parents, liaising with professional agencies and seeking appropriate advice as needed. All information will be discretely treated with respect and sensitivity, ensuring confidentiality at all times. The staff are aware of the S.E.N. Code of Practice. We are committed to receiving training where appropriate to extend our expertise in dealing with specific Special Needs.

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

Quackers Day Nursery is committed to meeting the individual needs of all the children, helping all children to develop their full potential at their own pace. All children will be treated as equal and all encouraged to experience the activities provided.

Assessment plays an important part in helping us to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support. Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. We observe your child to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning style. We use this information to shape learning 

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Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

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

No wheelchair access but we have had children whio have used stability walkers and frames.

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

We understand that transition to another environment can be both exciting and anxious for children and their parents. We want the transition; either from room to room or to another setting to be as smooth as possible and we will work with you to make this happen.

When a child moves up to another room within the nursery; 

  • We ensure that they are ready for the move.
  • The existing room will prepare the child for their new room by simple steps, such as, using a cup with no lid, shortening sleep times.
  • All team members help out in every room, this ensures that all staff know all the children by name and the children recognise all the staff.
  • A few weeks before the move the child will have some visits to their new room with the support of a member of staff from their existing room.
  • You will receive a letter informing you of your child’s moving up date and you will be given feedback on how your child’s visits have gone.

When your child is moving to another setting we ask that you let us know in writing at least a month before. This gives us enough time to update your child’s records and complete a transition report for the new setting. We will also work with you to ensure your child is prepared for the transition.

You will be given a copy of the transition report to add your comments and sign before it is sent to the new setting. You will be asked if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the report further.

We often have teachers from schools come and visit a child who will be joining them. We encourage this as the child is in a familiar and safe environment and they can see us communicating and having a good relationship with their new teacher.

We have numerous books on ‘going to school’ and have circle times were we can freely talk about what is happening and the children can see that they may not be the only person starting somewhere new. 

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

Constantly reflecting on our practice and differentiating for the needs of the individual children. Open door policy for parents to share ideas or concerns.

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

Jenna Forey

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
  • We hope your child’s stay at Quackers Nursery will be a happy one and that parents will talk with the staff about any concerns that arise.
  • We believe that the children and their parents are entitled to prompt attention to their needs and wishes.
  • Should you have any query or complaint that cannot be resolved with your child’s key worker, then the nursery manager or her deputies are always available.
  • All complaints are fully investigated and we keep written records of complaints and their outcomes or action taken. Complaints can be in writing or by email. We will reply to the complainant within 28 days. All written complaints records are kept for 3 years, including outcomes and action taken. A complaints form can be obtained from the nursery office.
  • We will make available to Ofsted, if requested a summary of all complaints made and the action taken.
  • Any unresolved issues can continue through the proprietor Mr Anthony Pickford, or you can contact Ofsted on 0300 123 1231 or at www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents. A poster is on display in the hallway. The postal address is: National Business Unit, Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

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