Leaps & Bounds Day Nursery
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
We are a family run private day Nursery only 5 minutes from the city centre. We have 7 large playrooms with age appropriate facilities for babies from 12 weeks old right up to 4 years. Our under two's use the facilities downstairs and the over two's upstairs. Our baby room also has a sensory space where we have bubble lamps, light pad, UV black light and rotating coloured lights. We have lots of secure and natural outside play areas, including a growth area and sensory garden, the woods, the patio, grass and the Rumpus room (with soft play)
All staff have appropriate childcare qualifications and are paediatric first aid trained.
We cater for children aged 0-5 years and we are open 51 weeks of the year 7.30am - 6.00pm only closing on Bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas.
We offer both the 15 and 30 hours funding to eligible children, and also offer term time contracts. We also provide a 10% sibling discount and a 5% NHS discount.
Our website can be found at www.leapsandboundstruro.co.uk and we also have a Facebook page Leaps and Bounds Truro LTD
Who to contact
Where to go
- Leaps and Bounds
- TR1 3SH
Limited parking at busy periods
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00 Tuesday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00 Wednesday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00 Thursday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00 Friday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £48 Per Full Day £27 Per morning £25 Per afternoon
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- NHS discount 5% proof of employment required and also a 10% Sibling discount.
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Ramps & aids to ground floor
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Own cook with home cookery and special diets.
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
- Languages spoken
English is our main spoken language, we also use some simple makaton signs and have access to resources such as books, flash cards with dual language.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please call us on 01872 260797 to discuss places and availability.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 07:30:00 18:00:00 Tuesday 07:30:00 18:00:00 Wednesday 07:30:00 18:00:00 Thursday 07:30:00 18:00:00 Friday 07:30:00 18:00:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Stephanie Thompson
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We have good relationships with the families who attend and encourage them to share information about their children's learning and development, especially if they have any concerns about any areas. Our key workers all hold a good knowledge of the EYFS which enables them to work out which broad phase of development the children are working within. If we feel that a child requires addtional support we have a robust strategy for referring children to the Early help hub which enables us to request help from a particular service (ie Speech ad Language therapy, parenting support, family support, early years inclusion and Educational psychologists.)
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
We complete termly assessments on every child which highlights any areas of concern. We have a designated SENco who also has support from her deputy. If we find we have concerns regarding an individual child or area of learning we are able to talk to parents first, then decide what steps to take next. Our Senco has recently attended training "Advanced SEN in the early years"
- Links we have to other agencies
We hold regular tac meetings, we have permission from some parents to discuss their child's development with the health visiting team. We regularly have visits from SALT, and the EY team.
The Nursery Senco is very familiar with the Early years inclusion team and holds contact details details for all relevant professionals.
- How we support children transferring to school
At the start we support parents with filling out application forms for the schools of their choice, and ensure all children have applied for a place before the deadline. When they have been allocated a place we work with the families to dicuss transition, school visits, home visits and teacher visits to our setting. Children who have SEND will have additional support before moving onto school. We arrange TAC meetings with parents, SENco, keyworker, new teacher and School SENco, area SENco and other professionals too. This helps us all to prepare for what strategies need to be in place before the actual transition.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are paediatric first aid trained, and any new employees who do not yet hold the certificate will attend training at the earliest opportunity. The manager is level 4 qualified and she has attended additional training including teir 2 and 3 child protection and behaviour management. Other training attended by other members of staff include an accredited Makaton Course, safeguarding, assessments and tracking, letters and sounds, Senco induction and EYFS.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We are always available to discuss anything with parents if they want to. We offer a healthy nutritious menu to cater for all children. We have good relationships with the health visiting team also. We have leaflets and posters on display, aswell as links on ur website to signpost them in the right direction.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We will discuss everything that is going to be put in place with parents and we also keep them informed using email, and letters. Copies of action plans and targets are also copied and passed to parents. We use a secure online software to record and share information regarding children's learning and development with their parents. Parents are able to provide us with ongoing observations from home and keep us up to date with milestones.
- Our complaints policy
We have a policy on complaints. This includes both staff and parents. All complaints should be reported immediately to the manager and will be dealt with immediately by the manager. A formal reply will be given within 3 working days to inform the complainant of the outcome or the progress of the complaint. If they are not satisfied with the acton taken by the manager, they should contact the directors. Resolution of a parents complaint will be considered of the utmost importance. At all stages the welfare of the child will be the dominant factor in the nursery's position. If the parent does not receive a satisfactory conclusion, they will be informed that they may contact Ofsted Early years service who will offer advice. Number 0300 123 1231
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We have a portable ramp for ease of access for pushchairs and wheelchairs into the main entrance, and a low doorbell.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have 4 toilets and 5 hand basins for the toilet areas. These are monitored regularly. Each room with children who wear nappies has a changing mat, apron and nappy bin. Also we provide disposable gloves, nappy bags and antibacterial spray. We also have a shower in case a full wash is needed, If this happens, at least two members of staff (1 management must be present)
- Specialist resources we have
We have multicultural signs and posters displayed as well as dual language books. We have access to a vast list of books from our local library which can support children with many areas from bereavement, behaviour, hospital visits and dual language.
We have activity cards to promote and support physical development and also sensory needs. We have the FUN FIT book and also sensory circuits.
We also have access to specialist equipment from our local early years inclusion team such as a bereavement box and TACPAC.
We also have selection of sensory equipment
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We have pushchairs for our younger children who are not able to walk, and all activities provided can be adapted for the use of all children in our setting, including low tables, tuff spots etc.
Last updated: 16/07/2019