Bright Star Nursery

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are day nursery, out of school club and holiday scheme located in Chester-le-Street. We provide 110 childcare places for 0-5 year olds. 

Our nursery is  a new, purpose built setting located just two minutes off the A1 motorway and within walking distance of Chester-le-Street town centre and train station. 

We offer safe, convenient parking and video entry systems on the main doors with internal and external CCTV systems.  All nappies, wipes, are included in the 0-2 room.

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session information
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Mandy Wilson and Julie Norton
Contact position
Area Manager and Assistant Manager
Telephone
0191 389 5817
0191 492 0881
E-mail
mandy@brightstarnursery.co.uk
Website
www.brightstarnursery.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Picktree Lane
Chester le Street
County Durham
Postcode
DH3 3SR

Other details

Cost description
Please ask for details.
Age range
From 0 years 2 months +

Availability

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

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
For ages 0-3. No vacancies for pre-school children (updated 2 January 2018)

Other details

School drop off/collection
St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School Chester-Le-Street
Red Rose Primary School
Cestria Primary School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

Relevant staff have had training in the use of EPPe pens and are Diabetes and Epilaspy aware.

Relevant staff have had training to support children with autism.

All staff have had behaviour management training.

Our setting is wheelchair friendly, with ramps and extra wide doors. We are able to accomodate children who need one to one support.

All staff have paediatric first aid.

Contact name
Julie Norton (SENCo)
Contact telephone
0191 389 5817
Contact email
chester@brightstarnursery.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?

On entry, parents are encouraged to share information about their child. We use this to form our base line assessment.

Staff do regular reports on children's develplment which is shared with the parents termly. This includes the parents feedback and any other professionals involved. 

We use the FFTS to guide where children are developmentally. 

We use observations and photographs to form our judgements.

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

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

We are an active learning setting and plan around children's interest and stages of development. Our planning is responsiove to what children can do and folllows their interest. 

Staff will alter the learning environment to support children's ongoing interests and will inject new and exciting ideas into the environment.

Staff use intervention groups to support individual children's needs for example speech and language and social skills.

Staff have extensive knowledge on child developemnt and will ensure all children are supported to develop at their own pace.

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?
  • Portage
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Health Visitors
  • One-to-one support by DCC and internally
  • Specific training from specialist nurses ie epilepsy and EPPE pen training
  • Area SENCo support

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?
  • Autrism, online and through Durham County Council
  • EPPE pen training
  • Identifying and using insulin for Diabetes
  • Behaviour management training
  • Allergen training 

 

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

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

Our setting is very accessible. It has been built with extra wide doors, no stairs and easy acccess with ramps and floor covering.

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?

We have good working relationships with schools and we work together to ensure the transtion is smooth. Teachers come to the setting to meet the child, meet the key worker and share releveant information. There is an indepth report and we discuss the transition fully with parents before the move.

We prepare the child before they leave us.

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Address: Picktree Lane  Chester le Street  County Durham

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