Baby Bugs 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)
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
Where to go
- Baby Bugs Nursery
- 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
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost 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
- Has provision
- Experience with
- In accordance with parents wishes
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- All Nationalities and cultures welcomed
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for current vacancy details as they differ daily.
- 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
- 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.
- SENCo name
- Kerry Doney
Early Years Local Offer response
- 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.
Learning and development
- 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