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Early Birds Nursery
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The Pre-school Learning Alliance has more than fifty years’ experience of working in partnership with parents to provide the best possible care and support for families and young children.  In more recent years we have developed and managed settings that deliver high quality, flexible and affordable childcare to families throughout England.  Parents can now choose from a variety of provisions from pre-schools, crèches, and baby and toddler groups to full day care opportunities in nurseries and children’s centres.  For more information about the Pre-school Learning Alliance, please visit 

Who to contact

Contact name
Alex Kimmins
Contact position
Setting Manager
01288 356943

Where to go

Early Birds Nursery
Broad Close Hill
EX23 8EA

We are situated between Bude Infant and Junior school and next door to the Children's Centre. The nursery is close to the town centre, golf course and beach. 

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Ranging from £13-£19 Per Half Day
Ranging from £25-£38 Per Day
At Early Birds we offer a variety of sessions to accommodate the varying needs of families without the community. Please visit our website to see a full range of sessions we offer.

There are many government schemes in which you can receive funding for the your sessions, These includes 15 hours per week free funding for ALL 3&4 year olds and qualifying 2 year old's. To see what is available to you, visit

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Level access

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
We have worked with parents of children who have specific food allergies and implemented safe practices to ensure the health and safety of our children.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Yes - all welcome & catered for. Recently have a Chinese family who's understanding of English is limited. We worked with the Parents to access an EAL grant and with their support purchased some additional resources. We also have experience of a Family who practice the Muslim faith. The Parents are very pleased to share information about their faith and festivals.
Languages spoken

We speak English at the nursery however support children who speak English as an Additional language and children who have developing communication skills through using Makaton signing and visual aids. 

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
We have spaces Monday-Friday for 0-2 year old's. We have limited morning sessions for 2-5 year old's. We have afternoon spaces Monday-Friday for 2-5 year old's.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 17:00
Thursday 08:00 17:00
Friday 08:00 17:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Bude Infant School

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Bethany Knowles and Alex Kimmins

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

During your child's settling in sessions we work with the parents to create an "All about me" profile to gather information on any individual needs the child has and a better understanding of their current level of development. 

Throughout your child's time with us their key person completes a 'Learning Journey' which comprises of regular observations, photos, parent contributions, wow moments and termly summative assessments. This enables us to reflect on the development of each child to ensure they are making progress. We work with the Early Years Foundation Stage in order to know where each child should be developing according to their age. This helps us identify any areas of delay and make appropriate actions to support the child in that particular area of learning. 

If we had concerns about a child's development, at first instance we would discuss these with you as parents & carers in order for us to work together. If needed and agreed with you, we can make referrals to receive additional support in areas of expertise e.g. speech & language. 


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

Our SENCO's have attended specific training on Behaviour, Sensory and attachment training.Our Deputy has also attended behaviour training. We have in place visual supports such as visual timetable and spot timers.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with our local Children Centre, Inclusion worker, Senior Locality SENCO and Visual impairment team. We also have knowledge of other support agencies and how to contact them should the need arise.

How we support children transferring to school

We have close links with our main feeder school as we operate on their school premises. At transition into reception we visit the reception class and the reception teacher visits us. Any documentation that we have accumulated at the Nursery is given to the parent to share with the school should they wish to do so.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff receive safeguarding training and the manager attends a more intensive Multi Agency Safeguarding training. 

All staff are Pediatric First Aid trained

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator attends regular training to keep skills and knowledge up to date 

The manager has Early Years Professional Status and her degree specialises in physical activity. 

Staff attend regular training throughout the year for example, all staff have completed a 'learning language and loving it' program focusing on interactions with children. 

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

All staff have up-to-date safeguarding training. All staff have enhanced DBS checks. Risk assessments are regularly reviewed and updated if necessary. We have in place a key person system so that parent/carers build a relationship with their child's carer. Small group work is an integral part of our daily routine. Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have at arrivals or departures. We regularly attend "Team around the child" meetings and work with outside agencies to ensure the health and well-being of the child.

Every day the children take part in a morning and afternoon 'Fun fit' session and have free flow access to the outdoors where they can challenge their physical skills and be active at the setting. 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Each term we have parent/carer consultations where the child's learning and development is discussed using the Learning Journal as a prompt. Learning Journals are accessible at other times throughout the term as they are kept in their child's drawer. We have a "WOW" board in place and regularly ask parent/carers to make contributions. Newsletters are distributed half-termly while a whiteboard has up-to-date information displayed on a daily basis. We also share some of the activities we are doing each week on our Facebook page, please visit to see some examples of the activities at the nursery. 

Our complaints policy

A copy of our complaints policy is displayed on the Parent's Noticeboard together with a copy in our policy and procedures file. An OFSTED poster is also on display. Any complaint is dealt with firstly by discussion, if not resolved at this stage then requested that complaint be put in writing. Complaint investigated and responded to within 28 days. If still not resolved then complaint is passed to Manager's line manager and escalated.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We are in a purpose built ground floor building that is accessible to all. This includes wider door frames for wheelchair access; accessible toilet; discreet changing area; outside area accessible to all.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a nappy changing unit situated in our 0-2's room. We also have a children's bathroom with 2 small children's toilets. 

Specialist resources we have

We try as much as possible to purchase resources that can be used by all children. We are currently focusing on increasing the use of open-ended resources the children can explore and develop their knowledge of different schema concepts. 

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Local walks in the community are managed by staff at the setting. Risk assessments are carried out before going on any trip or outing. We have spare pushchairs for children who may have mobility needs.

Last updated: 18/08/2017

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