The Valley Nursery School
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)
The Valley Nursery aims to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment which provides each child with the greatest opportunity to achieve their full potential.
All children have daily access to our beautiful grounds boasting a Forest School area, secret garden, poly tunnel and lodge. We have a yoga teacher and hold Forest School sessions weekly with our two Forest School Leaders.
We have long standing well qualified staff.
All activities are child centered and are developed through observation and reflection ensuring that the needs of the individual child are aways met.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Valley Nursery and Pre School
- TR8 5ES
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
- Costs vary according to age. Please contact us for a price list.
- Age ranges
- From 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Ramped entrance.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Vegetarian meals Gluten Free meals We work with dietician's to form specific plans where necessary.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- We celebrate a variety of religions and festivals. We invite parents from other cultures into the setting to involve the children in stories, cooking sessions and language learning.
- Languages spoken
Experience of Cornish, French
We set up talking boards with parents to support any children with EAL or who are dual language.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Sessions available depending on days & times required and age of child. Please contact for vacancies.
- 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
- Cubert School
- SENCo name
- Lilianna Billing, Louise Phillips and Vicki Bramhall
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Onsite SENCO, cohort tracker, observations, ECAT monitoring, process orientated monitoring (POMS). On entry we use the moving on materials to get a good picture of each child and work with the parents to make a baseline assessment. If specific needs are identified we will set appropriate levels of support. If necessary and with parental permission we will involve the Local Children's Inclusion Team. We complete 2 year old checks and share these with parents and Health Visitors. We are currently developing a quiet area for meetings and sensory sessions.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
As above for identification then the SENCO works closely with any child with additional needs and their family and involves the necessary agencies to help support. Staff have attended Makaton training, Visual Support, Behaviour Management.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work with SALT, educational psychologists, area SENCO, Family support, Autism workers, dieticians and Paediatricians. We are members of the PLA.
- How we support children transferring to school
Meetings with schools, transition sessions, visits from reception and head teachers. Throughout the year we attend events at our local school such as Christmas plays and Sumer Fetes. We have adapted paperwork systems to feed into school systems. We visit the Reception class each term to catch up with the children and look through their Learning Journeys and the Reception Teacher comes to our setting to do the same. Each Summer we inform parents of the transition process and involve them in settling in sessions.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
We follow the statutory Welfare Requirements. We have two designated Child Protection Officers, Kerry Wilson and Lilianna Billing, all other staff have basic child protection qualifications. POMS are used. Staff hold training in Behaviour, Visual Support and basic Makaton. We are involved in the Communication and Language Project. Epi pen training. Our SENCO and back up SENCO have attended SENCO network meetings focused on, Autism awareness, Visual training, the pathway training and SEN code of practise.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Parental involvement, advice about services available to them. Network meetings to give parents time to discuss/air issues with other parents and professionals. We promote PSED through activities, reward systems, puppets and social stories. We have quiet areas and a lodge to provide a cosy and warm environment to help support children's wellbeing. We carry out daily risk assessments. We have used the EY bereavement toolkit to help support children and families. We have an Open Door Policy. We have been involved in the Early Support process and attended Tac meetings. We have involvement with the Early Years Inclusion service. Our key worker systems underpins all practice to support every child needs.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Meetings, reviews, open days, daily report books, learning journals. Learning Journals are shared at Open days, review meetings and are available on request. We receive feedback from parents after each event. We involve parents in all aspects of Nursery life, we are currently setting up a PTA. All documentation is available to parents. Key workers discuss childrens developments daily and every six weeks. Under threes have daily report books. We send out regular newsletters to keep parents informed of developments and up and coming events. Our Network meetings support parents in areas such as, communication and language, outdoor learning experiences and supporting and engaging boys in the Early Years.
- Our complaints policy
We follow statutory guidelines and procedures. A written log is kept, complaints policy located in Policy File.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Ramped entrance to main building. Access to outdoor areas by a hard path.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Low level toilets and sinks, separate staff and visitors toilet. Nappy changing areas and sleep rooms. All staff are DBS checked. Visual routine boards. We have Epi pen training and all staff are paediatric first aid trained.
- Specialist resources we have
We have experience of using specialist equipment for a child with Cerebal Palsy. We have attended I Can training and use speech and language resources from the I Can toolkit.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Any trips require all children to be accompanied and taken by their parents/carers. Any trips are risk assessed to identify any potential barriers.
Last updated: 20/08/2018