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Baby Bugs Nursery
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At Baby Bugs we offer a wide range of activities for both the under 2 years & up to 4 years, from exploring different textures (eg gloop, custard, jelly) to sand & water play, free painting.
We also discover letters and sounds and the wonder of numbers. We use our outside play offering activities in all weathers, sand, musical instruments, bark & big bricks.

We offer free 2 year government funding for eligible children, we also provide free 3 and 4 year old grant funding, and also the extended 30 hours funding for eligible children.

Who to contact

Contact name
Kerry Doney or Alice Lewis
Contact position
Manager and Deputy Manager
01726 74233
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Where to go

Baby Bugs Nursery
Tregonissey Close
St Austell
PL25 4DN

Situated in a quiet location. Close to Train station, bus route and Cornwall College, St Austell.

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

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£23.00+ Per Session
£40.00+ Per Full Day
£26.00+ Short Day
£32.00+ Per Day
Discounts offered during holidays for siblings. We offer 2, 3 and 4 year olds government grant funding. We have availability in the under 2's room. We offer discount for siblings who are not eligible for grant funding, when both children attend for 2 and a half days or more per week.


Age ranges
From 3 months to 5 years

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
In accordance with parents wishes

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
All Nationalities and cultures welcomed
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for current vacancy details as they differ daily.
Vacancy range(s)
From 3 months years to 23 months years (spaces available: 3)
From 2 years years to 4 years years (spaces available: 10)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing 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

School pickups

Offers pickups
Carclaze Community Primary School
Pick up and drop off to local school on foot. This starts from £3.00, please call us for more details.

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Alice Lewis

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

At Baby Bugs we use a key person system, this ensures consistency for each child within the setting.

We use observations and assessments to track a child's progress, this will enable us to detect when a child may need some extra support. Development of all children will be regularly discussed with the parent/carers and key person and if it is identified that a child may need some extra support then the nursery Senco will also discuss this with parents/carers and a decision will be made as to whether the necessary support can be provided from within the setting or whether to refer to an outside agency to gain additional support for the child


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

Members of staff have attended a wide range of training to support children's individual needs. Staff plan learning to support children's next steps which link to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff monitor children's development and when expected progress is not made then an Individual Learning Plan will be set by key person, Senco and parents and outside agencies if any are involved, these targets are implemented and monitored by the child's key person, Senco and The Management Team.

Links we have to other agencies

We work very closely with many other agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists, Senior Senco. Early Years Inclusion Team, Educational Psychologists, Family Support Workers, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and the Early Years Autism Team. 

We also work very closely with the local schools when children are transitioning into Primary School.

How we support children transferring to school

We have regular contact with all the schools that our children will be transitioning to, we ensure we are aware of each school's expectations prior to the children transitioning so that we can ensure our children are 'School Ready'. 

We encourage independence within children to support a positive move onto Primary School.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Staff regularly update training to support children's individual needs. Staff have a good knowledge of Autism, Makaton, Behaviour Management, Sensory processing, visual supports and supporting children with communication needs.

All staff have the relevant training in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and are all DBS checked.

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

We promote PSED during circle time, small group work, reward systems, puppet shows, books etc. All staff have attended safe guarding training or had information cascaded down to them. Kerry Doney is the designated person.Risk assessments are carried out on a daily basis for the inside and outside environment and anually or as and when required for all areas of the setting. Individual assessments are also carried out for allergies, maternity, dietry requirements. We have a cosy corner in the main room and also a quiet room which the children can acsess when they choose. We promote a very approachable 'open door' policy where parents feel free to talk to staff whenever they choose. Parents are invited to discuss 2 year old check with the childs key worker. We have termly TAC meetings. Each child is assigned a key person when they are enrolled in the setting. We have always encouraged support from any outside agencies to support childrens needs.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We hold parents evenings and opportunities for the parents to look through the childs learning journey. We ask for feedback from parents and there is a comments sheet in the back of the learning journey. We use 'WOW' display boards. Policies and procedures are available on request from the management. Discussions with the childs key person are termly or as and when required. Parents are invited to discuss summative assessments and targets which have been set. Staff do attend TAC meetings when necessary.

Our complaints policy

Parents can access our complaints policy on request.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The nursery has wide door frames and a ramp. We have an accessable toilet. Our changing area is discreet. There are various visual supports to label the environment, eg, fire exit signs, no smoking signs. Our outside area is accessable to all.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a discreet changing area. All staff have been DBS checked. We have a strong key person system in place

Specialist resources we have

We have communication books.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Any trips out of the nursery are risk assessed first. We may take photographs in advance and use stories to prepare the children. Trips will only be made on foot.

Last updated: 11/07/2019

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