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Strawberry Fields Day Nursery

Day nursery

Strawberry Fields Day Nursery is a small and inclusive setting which offers high quality, flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. With wheelchair access to the ground floor, we are accessible to all.

Our aim is to create a happy and relaxed atmosphere for all the children. The nursery is open plan which gives the children the freedom to explore the variety of planned activities on offer, helping them to develop their everyday skills. Our staff team strive to achieve the very best for the children at all times and aim to give them the best head start in life.

The staff team are dedicated to achieving the higest quality care at all times and have a firm belief that the children’s needs are paramount.

At Strawberry Fields Day Nursery, we are dedicated and passionate about achieving the best for our children. We pride ourselves in quickly recognising individual needs and providing opportunities through which the children can achieve their personal goals and further their abilities. By adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, we are able to cover all areas of learning and development, and monitor their progress through careful planning and observations. By working closely with parents, we ensure smooth transitions and a healthy start to life.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pamela
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0208 9880 318
E-mail
sfdnleyton@hotmail.com

Where to go

Address
24, Grange Park Road
Leyton
Postcode
E10 5EP

Other Information

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 Per day
£30 Half day

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
The first floor level of the nursery has a ramp and wide doors which are suitable for wheelchair users.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
We cater for all dietary requirements such as vegetarian & halal.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Contact provider for vacancy
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 7am 7pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY542069
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection Grade
Good
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/02/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)

How does Strawberry Fields Day Nursery know if a child needs extra support?

We have an embedded system to ensure that a key person is allocated to every child. This key person completes regularly observations that are then used to inform the child’s planning around their individual needs and interests. These include interests from home and interests at nursery. The key person completes assessments on every child to identify any support that may be required.

These assessments are shared with the parents who are encouraged to add their comments. We then implement a joint approach.

When a child initially starts with us we provide settling in sessions where the key person familiarises themselves with the child’s individual needs, interests and abilities. This is the initial opportunity for the parents to identify any needs with the key person so that these can be catered for. The parents and the key person complete an initial starting point of development form on this settling in session to identify any concerns.

How will the staff support the child?

We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) that has been trained through the local authority and Strawberry Fields Day Nursery to support the key person, child and families to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met.

We have robust policies and procedures in place which are reviewed regularly ensuring that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all.

The SENCO will work closely with the key person to differentiate resources, experiences and activities to support the child.

The nursery SENCO will work with the key person to provide personal plans for each individual child based around their abilities and interests.

The SENCO will liaise with other professionals (with the parents consent) such as Early Years Inclusion Officers, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advise in supporting each individual child. The SENCO and the key person will work collaboratively to ensure that these targets and strategies are implemented.

The plans and activities will be reviewed by the key person, SENCO and the parents regularly to update plans and provide support for all children.

How are parents / carers included in the child’s education and curriculum?

Parent’s communication is valued and the key person will work together with the parents to ensure that every child’s learning is supported.

At the initial settling in sessions the parent/ carers will work with the key person to settle the child into the nursery. Throughout this time the key person will complete the information sheet to understand the child’s individual routines, needs, interests and abilities.

The parents are encouraged to work together with the key person completing observations and activities for home to keep them informed of new interests so that this can be incorporated in the activities that are planned for that child.

The parents will be invited to attend regular meetings to review the child’s progress.
Every child has their own learning journal that the parents can view at any time. The parents are encouraged to add their views and comments.

How accessible are the environments?

If the family has English as an additional language they will be encouraged to share key words in their home language for the key person to understand with the child.

Strawberry Fields Day Nursery nurseries have a range of different nursery layouts and all nurseries are unique. The Manager, key person and SENCO can work with the parents to provide the best base room for the child to have the best access to all of the resources and activities every day to meet their needs.

Helping with transitions

Transitions are a key time for any child. The key person ensures that these transitions are well planned and supported.

When a child first starts at the nursery the key person will work with the parent to devise appropriate times for the child to settle into the nursery at their own pace.

When a child transitions to another room throughout their time at Strawberry Fields Day Nursery, the key person works with the new key person to relay and hand over relevant information for that child.

The child will have a range of settling in sessions into the next age range to secure successful transitions. The new key person will ensure that the child’s interests and needs are catered for and that the child is well adjusted to their new room and peers.

When a child is ready to transition to School the new teachers will be invited into School to meet the key person and all relevant transition supporting documents are completed and relayed to the School to ensure a smooth transition takes place for all children.

For further information please contact the nursery manager.

Contact Name
Pamela Grant
Contact Telephone
02089880318
Contact Email
sfdnleyton@hotmail.com
SEN Provision Type
Universal
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