Launceston College Nursery
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Launceston College Nursery is part of the Launceston College Multi Academy Trust. It offers places for children aged 0-5 during term times. It occupies a single storey building on the college site.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Lisa Heard
- Contact position
- Nursery manager
- 01566 701787
Where to go
- Launceston College Nursery
- PL15 9JR
The nursery building is a modern single storey building with indoor and outdoor play areas, a sleep room and all the usual facilities.
- Rates vary for different age groups but we have places for children using two year old funding, three and four year old funding, thirty hours funding and tax free childcare.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- The nursery only provides snacks but staff have experience of a wide range of dietary requirements including religious requirements.
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
Staff speak English but have experience of helping children with a range of languages including Polish, Slovakian and Czech.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please enquire for up to date vacancy information
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 8 4 Tuesday 8 4 Wednesday 8 4 Thursday 8 4 Friday 8 4
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Celeste Sillifant
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All children are observed and assessed regularly by their key person from the time that they start at the nursery. Any concerns are immediately followed up with parents and carers. Relevant professionals such as health visitors are consulted where appropriate.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Following Development Matters practitioners regularly observe and record their key children's progress. Each child 's next steps are planned for and specific play opportunities are provided to support developmental needs.
- Links we have to other agencies
The nursery works with local authority professionals to support children, including Speech and Language Therapists, Children's Centre Teachers, Area SENCOs, Hearing Support Teachers and the Autism Support Team. The College will give support by way of an interpreter as and when required.
- How we support children transferring to school
The nursery extends the opportunities offered so as to encourage a smooth progression to primary education and the requirements that this can generate. School themed role play is introduced and going to school story books will be shared. In addition staff ensure that they talk about school and the children's prosective teachers are invited to visit the nursery to meet with the children. A visit is arranged for a number of our children to some of the local primary schools.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff have relevant training in Safeguarding and Child Protection. Makaton together with the use of visuals is incorporated on a a daily basis to support children. The Acting Manager has a level 2 qualification in Understanding Autism and all permanent staff are qualified to a level 3 with Childcare qualifications. The senior staff hold a level 4 certificate in Early Years Practice.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We provide healthy snacks and regular outdoor play. We offer activities that encourage children to understand their bodies and to adopt healthy practices. We observe and monitor children's progress with regards to gaining independence and self confidence and encouragement is given when necessary.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Parents receive a fortnightly written update on their children's activities. Parents of any child receiving extra support are consulted and involved in the process as much as possible. In addition parents are given a full summary of their child's progress every term. A parent/carer consultation evening is held annually whereby parents are invited to come in during the summer term to discuss their child's development.
- Our complaints policy
There is a formal complaints policy which is displayed on our information notice board in the reception area. All complaints are followed up and recorded and a response is made as soon as possible. Complaints are recorded and where necessary adaptations to practice or systems are put in place.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The building is accessible in that there are no steps in the building or the outdoor space, it is all on one level, the door ways are wide and there is an accessible toilet. We have made some adaptations to our displays and wall hangings to make the building more acoustically friendly to those with hearing difficulties and other sensory issues.
- Facilities we have for personal care
There is an accessible toilet, three children's toilets and low-level hand basins also two nappy changing stations. We have a quiet sleep room with cots suitable for the age range.
- Specialist resources we have
We have resources to support children with English as an additional language such as talking pens, books and ICT.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are included in all activities. Additional staff can be brought in where necessary.
Last updated: 07/11/2018