Dean Bank Early Years

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’ in partnership with other childcare in our area.

We are a Day Nursery located in Ferryhill, offering services for children and aged 0-5 years old, including funded 2 and 3 year old places.

We offer flexible sessions and parents are welcome to enquire about childcare to fit in with shift working. Please speak to Debbie regarding completing 30 hours eligibility checker online.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
We offer a variety of sessions to accommodate all needs.

Who to contact

Contact name
Debbie Wilkes
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
03000 269 086
E-mail
debbie.wilkes@durham.gov.uk

Where to go

Address
12
Beaumont Street
Ferryhill
County Durham
Postcode
DL17 8PH

Other details

Cost description
£35.50 for a full day (8.00am - 6pm)
£20.00 for half a day (8.00am -1.00pm or 1.00pm - 6.00pm)
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
We offer working parents the 30 hour free entitlement. The hours will be offered in a variety of flexible ways to support working parents. Please speak to Nursery regarding time needed and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Vacancies available (updated 10 July 2018). Call 03000 269 086 for details.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Dean Bank Primary & Nursery School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

Dean Bank Early Years recognises that all children have different needs and will endeavour to make sure that every individual child's needs are met.

Where necessary practitioners will undertake training and seek advice from other professionals in order to provide quality care.  The centre has two designated SENCO's who attends the Local Authority training and meetings, along with the manager.

Children will be provided with relevant activities and play opportunities that promote their wellbeing and development and offer age appropriate challenge.

Some additional funding may be claimed from the Local Authority to support children with special educational needs.

Current practitioner experience to date includes supporting childrens emotional well being and additional needs, supporting children with visual impairment, autism and cerebral palsy.  Children with speech and language impairment are fully supported.

Practitioner training and qualifications include Cache SENCO level 3, Autism awareness, Speech and Language support level 3.

Dean Bank Early Years is wheelchair friendly and practitioners are familiar with equipment provided by physiotherapists/occupational therapists.  Additional training and equipment will be sought when relevant for individual children's needs.

Contact name
Kirsty Chester
Contact telephone
03000 269 086
Contact email
kirsty.chester@durham.gov.uk

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

All practitioners have a good understanding of child development. Using this knowledge, practitioners will observe and assess play and development and support each individual child with play and learning within the setting. 

Practitioners are aware of who will support with special educational needs and disabilities within the council and working closely with parents, will seek the support available.

All children are included in all play and learning activities, and adjustments and support will be given at all times.

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

The curriculum at nursery, offers children learning opportunities to develop areas of the 7 learning areas to ensure that each child is making progress within the Early Years Foundation Stage goals. Children are fully supported with close key person relationships, observing children, and planned experiences reflect current children's interests and abilities.

Planning is completed whole team, ensuring that all children are focused upon, and challenged to meet particular areas that may require further support.

Within the planned learning experiences are individual children's plans of support including speech and language to support children's listening and attention, spoken word and communication. Activities are changed regularly to reflect progress and individual's needs.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

Practitioners within the Early Years team will access services which children are already accessing to acquire appropriate and consistent care programmes, always in consultation with parents and carers.

We will refer to Health Visitors, Family Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists (the list is not comprehensive) and other services which will support the children's individual needs, following care programmes which support the children.

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

Our SENCO has completed the Level 3 CACHE in SEN. Previous training includes autism awareness, visual impairment support, physiotherapy for a child with cerebral palsy.

Our SENCO and the manager attend council SENCO business meetings.

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

Our environment is fully accessible for wheelchair users, both indoors and outdoors.  The nursery layout, takes into consideration space for children to move around, and individual children's needs are assessed and supported by relevant adjustments within the nursery as and when required.

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

Transitions are fully supported from children moving into the 2-5 room from the 0-2 room, with parents working closely with key persons to ensure full information is passed on and the children are able to visit the different room as often as needed.

Children moving on to different educational establishments are supported by the lead practitioner contacting schools, with parents support, giving relevant information about the child's learning and development.  Assessments and reports are passed on to the new establishment. 

During this transition key persons within the new establishment will be invited into nursery, and will go with the child and parents to the new establishment to support each child within the local schools in Ferryhill.  All key persons will work closely with children, parents and carers to ensure they are fully ready to move onto their next learning environment.

A full transition procedure is in place to support all children and families.

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Address: 12  Beaumont Street  Ferryhill  County Durham

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