Child's Play - Bullion Lane

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are a children's day nursery offering high quality childcare in Bullion Lane Children's Centre, Chester-le-Street.

We offer a range of flexible childcare sessions 7.30am - 6.00pm, 51 weeks of the year.

Ensure your child has the best possible start in life in a well established nursery, where qualified staff provide rich and stimulating activities on a daily basis.

Exploring the outdoors plays a big part in our daily routine.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Flexible sessions available

Who to contact

Contact name
Dawn Crosby
Telephone
0191 389 4777
E-mail
bullion@childsplayprivatenursery.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Bullion Lane Childrens Centre
Address
Gray Avenue
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
Postcode
DH2 2EL

Other details

Cost description
Please contact the nursery for cost details.
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes

Other details

School drop off/collection
Newker Primary School
Bullion Lane Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
Wrap around care is offered for children attending both Bullion Lane Primary and Newker Primary School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

We believe that all children have the right to education and any support to ensure they develop and achieve to the highest level.

Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, like all other children, are welcomed into the setting, after close consultation between parents/carers, practitioners and outside agencies to ensure each child’s individual needs are provided for.

We will ensure reasonable adjustments are made for children with physical requirements.

 

Contact name
Dawn Crosby
Contact telephone
0191 389 4777
Contact email
bullion@childsplayprivatenursery.co.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?

We have a robust observation and assessment procedure. All children are observed on a daily basis and observations will be collated to provide evidence for the end of term assessments. Key workers use the EYFS to monitor developmental milestones, if they develop any concerns regarding a child they will continue to observe and inform the SENCo of their concerns.

If a child is identified in assessments or through observation as needing additional support, they are provided with this through they key worker. They may also be issued with a support plan which contains clear and precise targets for the child over a period of six weeks and is shared with the parents and carers. Continuous observations are made and if the child makes no progress over a period of six weeks or less, this is discussed with the parents and carers and a referral may be made to the appropriate outside agency direct or through First Contact.

A ‘My Story’ may be created for the child, practitioners will support the parents to complete this and encourage them to take it to all appointments and during any transition meetings between settings.

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

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

Nursery planning contains activities to support the progress of all children and can be differentiated to ensure all children can participate. Practitioners adapt the teaching styles to deliver the activities depending on children’s individual needs.  If a child requires one-to-one support the key worker plans for this alongside the SENCo and they ensure the child receives the support they need to achieve the goal set, practitioners encourage and praise the children at all times building self esteem.

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?

Staff liaise with the area SENCo on a regular basis and have strong links with the local Children's Centre where they can go for support and advice for families.

Staff have good relationships with other agencies such as SALT and Educational Psychologists, who the nursery have worked with regarding children attending the setting.

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?

The SENCo attends regular training to ensure she is up to date with any changes with regards to SEN, attendance at the business meeting every term is part of the SENCo role. The SENCo disseminates any information regarding SEN to all practitioners during monthly meetings; practitioners also have the opportunity to attend training sessions to support them in identifying additional needs in young children. The area SENCo provides training sessions in specific areas to support key workers to ensure children develop during their time in the nursery.

Staff will attend specific training sessions to support children's individual needs as and when required.

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

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

 The 0-5 years childcare is based on the ground floor of the childrens centre with access to all outdoor areas from individual rooms. Reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure children can access as much of the nursery as possible with the support of a member of the team.

 

 

 

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?

There is an initial transition meeting with the teacher, child and parents to discuss current development stage and what the targets are on the support plan.

The nursery then arrange for the child's key worker to go to the school to view the class room and discuss any possible adjustments the child may require, then try to arrange another visit with the key worker and the child to the school - this is dependent on time scales.

There are regular meetings with the parents and child to discuss the transition - the child is always involved in these meetings. The school SENCo and Reception/Nursery teacher are also involved in all transition meetings to ensure this is as smooth as possible for the child.

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