Crook Nursery School

We are a nursery school based in Crook, providing care and education for children aged 2-5 years.  

We also offer a breakfast club and the opportunity to buy extra nursery sessions.

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When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 7.45am - 3.30pm (term time only).

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs A Lupton
Contact position
01388 762400
Crook Primary School - Nursery

Where to go

County Durham

Other details

Cost description
15 hours free entitilement. Additional sessions may be bought, please contact us for details.
Referral required?
Related links
Ofsted reports

Local Offer

Contact telephone
01388 762400
Contact email
SEND Information Report

How do you identify Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Families are offered a home visit prior to children starting at nursery. This is an opportunity for parents/carers to begin to share information.  

We will then observe all children very closely and will talk with parents at an early stage if they have any concerns.

How will you support my child with their special educational needs and disability?

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

All staff work with all children to support their varied needs. There are also dedicated Outreach workers who support children with SEND, both in our setting and in other local nurseries.

How will you make sure my child's education meet their needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage document to support the development of all children. The curriculum is differentiated for all children and adaptations are made so that children can access all that is on offer in school.

How will we know my child is progressing?

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We have an open door policy for all families and actively encourage parents to discuss their child each day. We offer parent open days each term and more formal appointments in the summer term.

How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?

Each child has a key person who takes a special interest in your child.  They prepare and collate their 'Learning Journey', which documents their progress, including their wellbeing.

What specialist services and expertise is available at or accessed by the staff?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

We have access to many health and care professionals. This varies according to the needs of the child.

How are staff trained regarding SEND?

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

Staff have had training in supporting children with ASD, ADHD, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, sensory impairment, speech and language difficulties and a variety of specific medical conditions.

What activities outside the classroom will there be?

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

The nursery school's outdoor environment is accessible to all children. Trips to other venues are suitable for all children and transport arrangements are appropriate. Special arrangements can be made if necessary.

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our building is on one level with good access to all spaces.

My child is going to be starting or leaving soon, how will you help them?

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We have well established systems for transitions into and out of school.

What is available to help my child with their education?

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

We have flexibility within the school budget to divert funds, ensuring that children receive an appropriate education in school.

What support can I expect for my child?

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

When children come to us with their additional needs already identified, the council allocates support time to these children.

When children come us, we observe them and allocate staff time to support their learning through intervention programmes and through allocation of support staff to them.

How will I be involved in my child's education?

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents are genuinely welcome in school.  They are encouraged to talk to us each day. There are regular coffee mornings and open days. Courses are offered to develop parenting skills. We also have parents who stay and play on a regular basis.


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