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Bright Eyes in the Clays
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Bright Eyes in the Clays is set between the clay villages of Nanpean and St Stephens with large play rooms for each age group. We offer a warm and friendly childcare services for children from 0-8 years including holiday clubs. We are open all year round except bank holiday's and between 24th Dec to the 1st of Jan. Our setting offers light and airy rooms each one is equipped with the relevant toys and play stimulation for all children. With an exciting purpose built outside play area children are engaged and encouraged to explore learning outside. Our staff are dedicated and passionate about all children's learning and each staff member has their own exciting methods for engaging children of all ages.

Who to contact

Contact name
Kirsty Webb
Contact position
Duty Manager/ Teaching and Learning Lead
01726 821711

Where to go

Bright Eyes in the Clays
Goonmarris Industrial Estate
St. Stephen
St. Austell
PL26 7QF

Bright Eyes in the Clays is set between the clay villages of Nanpean and St Stephens within Goonmarris Industrial Estate. There is a large private car park situated at the rear of the building.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Our staff are very knowledgeable regarding allergies and intolerance's. Staff members who work in the kitchen have food and hygiene training.

Cultural provisions

Has provision

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets
Other furred animal

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07.45 18.15
Tuesday 07.45 18.15
Wednesday 07.45 18.15
Thursday 07.45 18.15
Friday 07.45 18.15

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Hannah Prophett

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We use an Every Child a Talker Monitoring tool to monitor children's communication and language development as well as their social interaction skills. Observe and assess children's progress according to the EYFS framework.  Refer to outside professionals if we are concerned about a child progress. Parental permission is granted from the parents. Regular room observations are conducted by a member of the management team.


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

We adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The key person systems supports each child's individual learning through play.  Observations are carried out through our online learning journey system Tapestry. Ongoing observations guide the key person to a child's next step of learning taking into account the individual child's interests. Summative assessments are carried out every half term for each child monitoring progress.

Links we have to other agencies

Bright Eyes work closely with social services, St Austell Children's Centre, Health visitors, Speech and Language therapists, The locality inclusion worker, Local schools, Educational psychologists, Local authority and St Austell Library. We also work alongside other professionals that are involved with the children and their families.

How we support children transferring to school

The term before the children start school the pre-school room leader comprises a list of all the schools the children will be attending. The room leader then invites the new teachers to the nursery to meet the children in their familiar surroundings and meet and share information with their key person . This enables a smooth transition for the children so that they become familiar with the new surroundings with in their school environment. We also provide school uniform for all the schools in the surrounding areas so the children can identify the uniform they will be wearing.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Our staff are paediatric first aid trained, up to date EYFS trained and safeguarding trained. This is renewed every three years. Health and safety training has been delivered to all the management team at the nursery along with food and hygiene training.  Two members of staff of are level 6 trained one with EYTS and one with QTS. One member of staff is level 3 qualified.

The setting SENCO has experience at working and supporting children with SEND in family services.

Our deputy SENCO has recently completed their advanced SENCO course and has previous experience as a setting SENCO.

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

We have a variety of leaflets available to share with parents regarding healthy eating and the importance of good hygiene such as regular teeth brushing. In an additional to providing these opportunities within the setting for children to learn about the importance of hand washing, cleaning teeth and eating healthy food. Regular communication with the health visitor enables practitioners to communicate and source information that is needed at the time as well as sharing information regarding a child's 2 year check. We also ask parents to share their child's red book with us on induction to enable us to make links with the health visitor.

We are participating in Cornwall's Healthy Under 5 scheme and share this knowledge with our parents via social media, leaflet and display boards.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

At Bright Eyes we use an interactive system called Tapestry as an online learning journey. This enables the parent to see observations and next steps that have been published and they are able to comment and view what has been observed. Parents are encouraged to comment, feedback and post their own observations from home. We also hold a parents evening termly so the children's progress can be shared with the parents and key person. We currently use a system called Famly that enables us to communicate with parents and carers.

Our complaints policy

Any concerns raised within the nursery are recorded, explored and responded too within twenty four hours. The outcome of what is done is also recorded and then the information is shared with the person who raised the concern which they are then required to sign off to evident that the result was shared with them. Where a serious complaint or accusation is raised Ofsted would be informed. A copy is kept in a complaints folder as a records needs to be kept.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Wide doors, an access ramp and EvacuChair [that two members of  the team are trained to use] are used to enable wheelchair and pushchair access, alternative access via a gate can be used to access the garden area and the outdoor areas, Appropriate furniture is set out within the rooms to ensure the children can sit/ stand comfortably at the table. Access is reviewed termly to ensure review inclusive access.
We have an accessible toilet facilities and an area for personal care. Low level sinks are provided within the children's bathrooms and messy areas.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have an accessible toilet, low level sinks and child friendly toilets where children are encouraged to be independent in their own care routines. Also well equipment change tables provide a comfortable space for regular and dignified nappy changing.

Specialist resources we have

Specialist resources we have 'Talking pens' can be used for children with EAL to settle in new children. Access to Learning Grant is applied for when it is felt a child would benefit from extra support depending on their needs, Visual cards are used by the staff to support children with communication difficulties, traffic light system to support transition of activities throughout the day.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All trips are planned in advance and risk assessed, ensuring outings are fully inclusive. Ensuring an increased ratio, recruiting all members of staff to take part in such trips. 

Last updated: 13/03/2019

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