Health and Social Services | Oldham Council
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Royton, OL2

Contact phone

07980 117 936
Ofsted URN: 2710249

Ofsted rating

Awaiting first inspection


From 1 year 6 months to 14 years



Opening times

Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm

Cost details

Per hour: £5.50, Per day: £44

Takes childcare vouchers?


Drops-off/picks-up from

Fir Bank Primary School


All fees negotiable

Special diets offered

On discussion with parents

Provides for different cultural needs


How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

A child with SEND may have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other children and young people the same age. They may also have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age.

How do you involve parents/carers?

On identifying a child with SEND, both key person and SENCO with parental permission must sit together and set the child achievable targets. It is recommended to relate these targets to areas of specific needs like communication and language needs, sensory processing, social and emotional and physical developmental needs.

How do you support a child’s learning and development?

Talk with the child Even when they’re very little, your baby is listening and learning. So talk with the child throughout the day. When they make gestures or sounds, respond to them as if you’re having a conversation. You’re helping your baby understand how communication works.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

My role in supporting children is especially important as this will likely be the child’s first experience of education outside of the home. I will make this a positive, safe and inclusive experience for every child. on the .gov website development matters can provide many examples of how to support babies’ and children’s communication and language development. They will quite quickly return to making good progress again with sensitive support and close working partnerships with parents and carers.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

Supporting children to achieve good outcomes in early childhood gives them a strong foundation for a happy, healthy and productive life. These resources set out EIF’s evidence reviews on how best to support children’s outcomes and development during their early years. Working in partnership with parents can show clear stages that we are at and how we can develop further.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

Emphasise a child’s areas of strength and ability when completing activities. This will help build confidence and increase the likelihood of their learning experience being successful. Other things can include the environment or setting and checking if it needs to be modified to help facilitate the child’s learning. Consider the learning style of the child and how their skills and strengths impact upon this

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

Being outdoors supports confidence and allows opportunities for big scale play, problem-solving and creativity in the company of other children. Physical activity is enhanced. I have a very suitable outdoor area and live near several parks all of which are accessible

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

Steps are taken to ensure all children are included in relevant trips/activities unless doing so would endanger either themselves or others. Risk assessments are carried out. Myself and parents work closely together to ensure all children regardless of SEND needs can still join all activities.

How do you work with other organisations?

In order for the SENCO to make a referral to gain support from outside agencies it is necessary to have signed permission from the parents/carers. This is where creating those partnerships early on has great benefits, as the parents will already be aware of and possibly share any concerns. Exchanging information with external agencies and working in partnership with parents and professionals to ensure we can make the transitions as smooth as possible for the child involved.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

All parents and children will be given a reasonable settling in period which can be extended if necessary. I also gather information I may need about the child to help them feel settled quicker by gaining interests in things they may like. When a child is ready to leave the setting we can keep in touch through parents or guardians.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

I am a PACEY member and arrange training for SEND through them and they also send me up to date training via email.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

Parents will receive a copy of my complaints policy and can contact OFSTED. This includes a copy of the complaint in writing which can be sent to myself and OFSTED. You can talk to me at any time about any concerns.
Updated: 17/01/2023