Day nursery open all year, plus holiday club
20 Joshua Lane, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2AZ
Contact phone0161 653 7589
Ofsted URN: 511126
AgeFrom 3 months to 5 years old
Opening timesMonday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm
Cost detailsPer session: a.m. £27.50, p.m. £26.50, Per day: babies to walking age £46, above walking age £44, Per week: £190
Free childcare possible for 2 year oldsYes
Free childcare possible for 3/4 year oldsYes
Takes childcare vouchers?Yes
Registered for 30 hours free childcare
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How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?Before children start at our setting we invite them in with their parents for some visits. During these visits the parents share as much information as they can about their child such as their likes, dislikes any particular interests they have, any medical issues or allergies that we need to know. We also complete a baseline assessment with the parents which tracks the child's development against the learning outcomes of the Early Years foundation Stage. This will highlight any areas of concern and gives us a starting point to measure the child's progress. We use software called Tapestry that allows us to record the child's learning Journey, we also use this system to track the child's development each term. If a child has SEND we will track their development half termly to allow us to monitor more closely and provide more support.
How do you involve parents/carers?Parents are involved right from the start they help us to complete the child's baseline and if they have any concerns they are shared at this point. Each term when we track the child's development the information is shared with the parent via tapestry and if we have concerns that the child is not making good progress in any area or is not meeting any specific milestones we will invite the parents in for a meeting to discuss our concerns and agree strategies to put in place at the setting and at home to support the child to make progress. If these strategies do not help we will gain permission from the parents to refer the child to the relevant professionals. We feel parent partnership is very important and they will be invited in to any meetings and discuss their feelings with the child's key person and our SENCO. We will support the families by sharing as much information as we can and helping them to implement strategies.
How do you support a child’s learning and development?We use tapestry to share the child's learning journey. Parents have access to it at all times and can add their own observations to ensure there is a link between home and setting. When practitioners track the child's development they recognise which next steps they need to work towards to help that child make progress. We follow the child's interests when planning activities, by parents uploading observations on to tapestry it helps the practitioners to plan appropriate activities to support the child's development.
How do you meet a child’s educational needs?Each child has their own key person. The key person gets to know the child and family well and can ensure that the child's well-being and educational needs are met by providing a warm, homely but stimulating environment. We use as many natural resources as possible to make the environment calm and nurturing. We will ensure that the children make good progress when we track their development and if they are not our SENCO will liaise with the parents and set strategies to support the child's educational needs.
How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?When the key person tracks the child's development each term they will share this information via tapestry and this will show the agreed outcomes are being met. If the child is not meeting the agreed outcomes our SENCO will lead person centred review meetings where the parents come in as well as all the professionals involved with the child and they review the outcomes and agree new ones where appropriate.
How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?We always differentiate activities to meet the child's individual needs. Sometimes a child might need additional support from an extra practitioner to be able to take part in an activity.