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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 2,3 and 4 year old grant funding, and also the extended 30 hours funding.

Who to contact

Contact name
Sally Collarbone
Contact position
01726 74233
01726 813610

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
£38.00 Per Full Day
£21.00 Per Session
£36.00 Per Full Day
Discounts offered during holidays. We offer 2.3 and 4 year olds government grant funding. We have availability in the under 2's room. We currently only have some afternoon sessions available for 2 to 4 year olds. We offer discount for siblings too.


Age ranges
From 3 months to 5 years

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
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.
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 at £3.00, please call us for more details.

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Kerry Doney

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We complete a chat wheel when a child starts nursery, this obtains as much information as possible about the child's development. We also encourage parents to bring in a learning journey if the child has attended another setting. We use EYFS tracking sheets for all children. Children are observed, PLOD (possible lines of development) are completed, activities are planned weekly and reviewed when activity has been carried out. All staff have reflective practice books. At least one long observation, including a diagram of room layout, termly, for approx 20 minutes will be completed. Daily observations of interest are also recorded. We use the ECAT tool. Two year old checks are carried out around 2nd birthday or if child begins nursery at 2 years, it will be done about a month or so after. Assessments are done termly. We follow cohort tracking.

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

Members have attended a wide range of training including making sense, basic makaton, behaviour training, visual support, Autism awareness. We have followed specific targets set out for various children by outside professionals. We use traffic light systems and spot timers. We carry out small group activities for identified children.

Links we have to other agencies

Speech therapist, Senior Locality SENCO, Educational Psychologist, CDC teacher, Portage team, Early years inclusion worker, ASD worker, Occupational therapist, family support, social worker, health visitor, early support.

How we support children transferring to school

We work closely with Carclaze school. New teachers from all local schools will come into the setting and we encourage them to look through Learning Journeys. All transition arrangements are discussed with parents.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Behaviour Management, Makaton, Sensory processing, safeguarding, visual supports, ELDP, Autism, Prevent Duty. Previous training has provided us with tools to work with children with special communication difficulties.

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: 21/03/2018

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