Seaham House Day Nursery

We are a Private Day Nursery situated overlooking Seaham Harbour. We are one of three nurseries within a chain. 

We offer 30 hours free childcare for 3-4year olds for working parents, 15 hours for nursery education, 15 hours for free play and learn sessions for 2year olds who receive the golden ticket.

We are open 52 weeks of the year.

Childrens meals are included in the price of the session.

All 21 of our staff team hold a childcare qualification. Two staff are qualified to Level 5, one Level 4, 17 Level 3 and one at Level 2.

All of our team have compleated Paediatric First Aid, we have a rolling programme to send staff onto this every three years.

 

 

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session information
Monday- Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 1.00pm and 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Kimberley Goss
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0191 581 6911
E-mail
seahamhousedaynursery@btconnect.com
Website
www.seahamnursery.com

Where to go

Address
North Terrace
Seaham
County Durham
Postcode
SR7 7EU

Other details

Cost description
Please contact the nursery for more information.
Age range
From 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Availability

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

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
No
Other information
No vacancies (21/05/19)

Other details

School drop off/collection
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

We have an experienced team of qualified nursery nurses, many of whom have worked with children with additional needs. 

We welcome all children and endeavour to put in place any support necessary and work closely with their parents so that child can be happy, settled and making good progress in the setting.

Contact name
Kimberley Goss
Contact telephone
0191 581 6911
Contact email
seahamhousedaynursery@btconnect.com

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?

When a child first starts nursery, we meet with the parents to find out all about their child's routine, their likes and dislikes, what they have achieved and how we can best support them.

The child's key person will then monitor progress the child is making in nursery and will speak to the parents about the progress made at home. The observations carried out feed into the Flying from the Start assessments and the nursery meet with the parents to celebrate the child's achievements and discuss any areas that the child may need some support in. At this point any referrals can be discussed if necessary.

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

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

Our mid term and short term plans show differentiation in the play and learning experiences offered, so that they can be accessed and enjoyed by all children. For those children who need additional support their key person, SENCO and parents will develop a support plan detailing relevant, achievable targets. This plan will be carried out in nursery and sometimes in the home. If outside specialists are involved their feedback is valued and included.

At this point any referrals can be discussed if necessary.

 

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?

Our team attend each SEND business meeting and liaise closely with the area SENCO. As we are based in the same building as many of the children's health visitors and family workers, we have a strong link with them. We continue to have good relationships with specialists from SALT, Educational psychology etc who visit us to work with children and talk to staff.

DCATCH funding can be accessed for children with additional needs, this can allow be used to purchase specialist resources or pay for additional staffing allowing key workers individual time with 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 attends all relevant local authority training to help them in the role and this is disseminated to the rest of the team through staff meetings and in-house training. Staff receive specific training for the individual children they care for, this has included tube feeding, peg feeding, administering epi-pens, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. We have had team in-house trainings on Makaton and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

 

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

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

We are based within a Children’s Centre and is situated on the ground floor, with access to the garden from each room. The areas and furniture within the rooms can be easily moved around and adapted to allow space and access for children who may have specialist chairs/standing frames etc. There is also a sensory room in the building that is available for the nursery to access for children with additional needs.

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?

When it comes to transitions, we work very closely with the parents and the next setting. We encourage visits by the child's teacher/support worker and pass on as much relevant information they can.

We support the parents with tips about preparing their child for the move and make ourselves available to visit the next setting if this will help.

Not all children will have the same transition plan, as we want to create a smooth and happy transition for everyone.

 

 

 

 

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Address: North Terrace  Seaham  County Durham

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