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Bright Eyes Childcare Ltd
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Bright Eyes Childcare are a childcare facility in the heart of St Austell town centre. We offer 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 has oodles of character and is set in a large Victorian house with a large garden full of fun activities and exciting learning opportunities. All rooms are light and airy, full of toys and resources to engage every child. 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
Stephanie Kelly
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
07442 534518
01726 73259
E-mail
info@brighteyescornwall.co.uk
Website
www.brighteyescornwall.co.uk/

Where to go

Name
Bright Eyes Childcare
Address
43
North Street
St. Austell
Cornwall
Postcode
PL25 5QE

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£26.50 (under 2's £27.50): 8am-1pm (includes snacks & drinks) Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
£26.50 (under 2's £27.50): 1pm-6pm (includes snacks & drinks) Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
£42.00 (under 2's £44.00): 8 hour day 9am-5pm (includes snacks & drinks) Short Day
£49.50 (under 2's £52.50): 10 hour day 8am-6pm (includes snacks & drinks) Per Full Day
£31.50 (under 2's £33.00): 6 hour day 9am-3pm (includes snacks & drinks) Short Day
Details
We offer a 15 minute grace period either side of session start and end times. Opening times are 7.45am-6.15pm.
Funded places are available for 2 year olds and 3/4 year olds. Early Years Pupil premium options also available.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
Birth certificates are required when applying for funded places.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Organic
Gluten free
Vegan
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
Our Nursery Cook who has vast experience in catering for all types of allergies and intolerances. Our staff are also very knowledgeable regarding allergies and intolerances. All of our staff member have food hygiene certification. We also partake in the Nippers Nutrition programme and we hold a level 5 hygiene rating.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Languages spoken

Polish, Latvian, Romanian , Lithuanian,  

Makaton and visuals are used to support the children's understanding of the daily routine.

Pet provisions

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

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Bright Eyes have 2 year old funded places available. If you require support in recieving your voucher code please dont hesitate to contact us and we will assist. We also have some 3 year old funded placements left on a 1st come 1st served basis.
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 2 years (spaces available: 2)
From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 7)
From 3 years to 5 years (spaces available: 10)
Date updated
12/11/2018

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
Yes
30 hours partner details
We have limited places available for the new 30 hour entitlement in September. These places are fixed to stretched funding only, providing 22 hours per week for 51 weeks of the year.

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
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

School pickups

Offers pickups
No
Schools
Charlestown Primary School

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Cheryl Jose

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Wide doors are used to enable wheel chair 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 facilities for personal care.
Low level sinks are provided within the children's bathrooms and messy areas,
Specialist resources we have
Talking pens can be used for children with EAL to settle in new children. Visuals are used by the staff to support children with communication difficulties, traffic light system and visual timetables are used to support transition of activities throughout the day.
How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Maintain appropriate ratios as well as recruit all members of staff to take part in such trips.

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

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.

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.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

All Staff are paediatric first aid trained, up to date EYFS trained and safeguarding trained too. This is renewed every three years. Health and safety training has been delivered to all the staff at the nursery along with food and hygiene training. training was delivered to all the staff, Three of our team has been on the two day Makaton Course. Four members of staff are level six trained, one is level five, Ten are level 3 and 1 is qualified to level 2 and we have one apprentice working towards their level 2 qualification. The setting SENCO has been working and supporting children with SEND for the past five years and has recently renewed their SENCO qualification.
Two members of staff also have an in depth knowledge and a wealth of experience with of working with children and families with complex SEND needs.

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.

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 and feedback. 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.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Wide doors are used to enable wheel chair 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 facilities for personal care.
Low level sinks are provided within the children's bathrooms and messy areas,
Specialist resources we have
Talking pens can be used for children with EAL to settle in new children, Place plus funding 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
Maintain appropriate ratios as well as recruit all members of staff to take part in such trips.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have 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

At Bright Eyes we have a talking pen to support children with EAL. We also have a range of books available in different languages. In our pre-school room we have an interactive tilting table that has software available in different languages. Our biggest asset is our warm staff with a willingness to learn and work with parents to promote an inclusive culture.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Maintain a higher than necessary ratio of children per adult. Utilizing bank staff and volunteers to ensure this happens.

Last updated: 12/11/2018

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