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Daisychain Childcare
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Coronavirus status: Open for key workers and vulnerable children

Daisychain Childcare is an established homely childcare setting within HMS Raleigh that has been running for 10 years. 

Daisychain Childcare is open to both Civilian and Naval families. We welcome all to come and view our established, secure and trusted nursery.

Daisychain Childcare works very closely with you and your child to create a home from home environment for your child to thrive in! The nursery staff are experienced and create exciting and interesting opportunities planned just for your child. We have an onsite chef who cooks nutritional fresh meals everyday. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Yolanda Lock
Contact position
01752 816300

Where to go

Daisychain Childcare
HMS Raleigh
Trevol Road
PL11 2PD

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£35.00-£38.50 Per Day
£23.00-£25.50 Per Half Day
We offer a military and sibling discount.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Wide doors, no steps into building

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided

Cultural provisions

Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Follow EYFS - Children encouraged to experience all.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
Can be taken as either a term time or all year round.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 7.00 17.30
Tuesday 7.00 17.30
Wednesday 7.00 17.30
Thursday 7.00 17.30
Friday 7.00 17.30

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Yolanda Lock

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

Information is gathered from the parent/carer before their child begins at Daisychain, then information is gathered termly so that the Key worker can plan a child's targets. All staff follow the Early Years Foundation Stage using the online learning journey system Tapestry to inform their assessments, observations and planning. All staff use the Every Child A Talker Monitoring tool to monitor children's language and communication, this informs their assessment, observation and planning cycle. Staff contribute to a child's two year check, this is then given to the parents and shared with the local health visitor. 

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

All of our staff are qualified to level 3 or above and are experienced in working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. We also have one apprentice on roll.  We provide a home-from-home environment with supportive routines to help children feel secure and valued in our setting. 

Links we have to other agencies

We have strong links with the Local Children's Centre Teacher who supports us. We have links with the local Health Visiting team and with Torpoint Nursery and Infant School to share knowledge and training. 

How we support children transferring to school

We feed in to all local schools. We support transitions to school by welcoming the local Reception class teachers into our setting in the run up to the start of the school year, in order for them to get to know our children in a familiar environment. 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff are qualified to level 3 and have experience of working in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Majority of staff have Prevent Training and Female Genital Mutilation Training as well as a food hygiene qualification. 

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

Our designated child protection officer is Megan Hill. We carry out risk assessments on a daily basis, taking in to consideration all aspects of children's health and well-being. There are quiet areas within all rooms and a room where quiet activities take place. We have three outdoor areas and make the most of opportunities for outdoor learning. We have an open door policy where all parents/carers are welcome to attend nursery to play with their child and view their learning journeys. Parents/carers are also invited to chat with their child's keyworker and/or Manager to discuss any issues within the home. We have a separate office to maintain confidentiality. Staff complete two year checks and share this with the parent and the health visitor.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

All parents and carers are made aware of who their child's keyworker is. A home - setting daily diary is used for our younger children and staff handover to parents and carers at the beginning and end of every session a child attends. On registering with the setting parents are asked about their child's current stage of development and then on a termly basis we discuss with parents what progress their child has made and what they see their child's next steps to be. Newsletters are shared with parents on a monthly basis, sharing information about the nursery and upcoming events and topics. 

We use Tapestry to record online Learning Journals, this is a secure system which we use to make observations of each child, it has an immediate link to parents/carers by way of an email or a mobile phone notification. Parents are able to upload photos from home to link in to their learning journals. Information is collated using the online summary assessment tool so that we can inform your child's next steps. 

Our complaints policy

We hope to provide a “home from home” atmosphere in our nursery, where any issues, problems or concerns can be discussed in an open and friendly way. This will hopefully be done on a daily basis. If staff, parents or carers do not feel happy, it is best to mention this straight away, rather than let small concerns develop in to major issues. Staff, parents and carers should all be open to hearing the views of others, and acting on any concerns. In case of concerns and/or complaints the steps to take are: • Make an informal approach to the manager. They will act on your concern, investigating the problem and trying their best to resolve any issues as quickly as possible, usually within three days. • The manager will usually consult with the nursery proprietor when a complaint is made, but if you would like to request this, you can ask the manager to do this. • If you consider a complaint to be serious, you should put your complaint in writing and/or request that the manager take a note in the complaints log of the details, including the date the concern was raised, details of incident, name of staff dealing the complaint, summary of action taken, and outcome. • If this action is taken, the manager will respond to your written concern within seven working days (EYFS Statutory Framework requirement is 28 days) • If you are not happy with the outcome, please state your reasons in writing, addressed to the Proprietor • The proprietor will take due note of the complaint, and investigate further. If appropriate, consultation will take place with advisory agencies such as Ofsted and the Local Education Authority. • A further response will be made to the complaint within seven working days • The nursery is registered with Ofsted. If you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint, you can contact Ofsted in writing to: Piccadilly Gate Store Street Manchester M1 2WD 0300 123 1234 This is displayed within our entrance hall.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have an accessible toilet. All areas within the nursery are accessible through wider door frames, including the outside spaces. There is ramp access through the main nursery entrance. All changing areas are discreet to maintain the dignity of all children. We use visual signs within the environment, displaying where exits are, where light switches are and processes that the children have to follow such as hand washing.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have discreet changing areas for children, where visual aids for processes such as washing hands are displayed. All staff are vetted and hold an up to date DBS check, their suitability is monitored during supervision meetings. We have a strong key worker system, a key worker is assigned during the settling in process and then during the transition period to a different room a new key worker is assigned and information is shared.

Specialist resources we have


How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Trips are risk assessed prior to the trip, this is to make sure there are no barriers to all children attending. We ask parents/carers to attend and support if they wish. 

Last updated: 27/03/2020

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