Baby Bugs Nursery
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At Baby Bugs nursery, we believe young children learn best by doing or experiencing which means it is important to us for the children to have lots of opportunities to develop their skills through play.
Children have lots of opportunities to look at books or listen to stories, they move their bodies to music they enjoy, they can investigate the natural world in our outdoor area and hunt for living creatures in the bug hotel, children are encouraged to make marks with paint or explore the range of sensory materials such as gloop or sand in the creative area. Children feel inspired to discover letters and sounds and the wonder of numbers through play.
We offer Government Grant Funding for eligible 2 year olds, as well as 3 and 4 year olds and extended 30 hours funding for eligible families.
Rated 'Good' by OFSTED in August 2021.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Baby Bugs Nursery
Baby Bugs Nursery
- PL25 4DN
The nursery is situated in a quiet location, close to the Train station 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 Full Day - £46.50 - £48.50 Per Day Half day session - £22.00 - £28.50 Per Half Day Short day 9.00-3.00 - £31.00 - £33.00 Short Day 8.00-4.00 Session - £37.50 - £39.50 Per Day
- We offer 2, 3 and 4 year olds 15 hours FREE Government Grant Funding as well as 30 hours funding. Please contact us to find out if your child is eligible.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Age ranges
- From 3 months to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Care plans will be developed with parents/carers for any particular dietary or health need.
- 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.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 3 months years to 24 months years (spaces available: 2) From 2 years years to 4 years years (spaces available: 10)
- 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
- Pick up and drop off to local school on foot. This starts from £3.00, please call us for more details.
- SENCo name
- Alice Lewis
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We use observations and assessments to track a child's progress using an online learning journal - Tapestry, 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 and regularly reviewed by the child's key person, Senco and The Management Team.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work very closely with many 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.
Learning and development
- 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 in all areas of the nursery day. Children are encouraged to join in during circle time and small group work. Risk assessments are carried out on a daily basis for the inside and outside environment and annually or as and when required for all areas of the setting. Individual care plans and risk assessments are also carried out for allergies, dietary or medical requirements. We have a cosy corner that the children can access when they choose. We promote a very approachable 'open door' policy where parents feel free to talk to staff whenever they choose. Parents are regularly invited to discuss their child's development with the child's key worker. We have termly TAC meetings when families require them. 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 children's 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 and work. 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 accessible toilet. Our changing area is discreet. There are various visual supports to label the environment, eg, fire exit signs, no smoking signs.
- 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 to support the day to day routine.
- Specialist resources we have
We have communication books, sensory resources, visual aids and choosing boards and quiet areas available.
- 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: 19/10/2021