Helston Day Nursery
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)
Helston Day Nursery offers places for children aged 3 months to 5 years. The nursery is a safe & stimulating place to be. The nursery moved to new premises on the same site.It has 2 large rooms which house under 3's and pre-school aged children, although children free-flow.It also has a sensory room & sleep room.
A large garden is accessible to all children.
Who to contact
Where to go
- TR13 8NR
School buses run, some include public routes.
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 08:00:00 - 17:00:00 Tuesday : 08:00:00 - 17:00:00 Wednesday : 08:00:00 - 17:00:00 Thursday : 08:00:00 - 17:00:00 Friday : 08:00:00 - 17:00:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £6.50 Per Hour £22/£23 Per Half Day £39.50 / £42 Per Day £160/£168 Per Week
- Age ranges
- From 0 years 3 months to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- A ramp runs to a front entrance
- Has provision
- Experience with
- School canteen provide meals; (vegetarian and allergies)
- Has provision
- Equal opportunity policies
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for information on availability
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08:00:00 17:00:00 Tuesday 08:00:00 17:00:00 Wednesday 08:00:00 17:00:00 Thursday 08:00:00 17:00:00 Friday 08:00:00 17:00:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Kim Wilson
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We have a strong Key Person system that enables staff to build relationships with their key children and their families. The key person observe children as they interact through their day either through child initiation or adult led play. We also use the ECAT monitoring tool to identify any speech and language needs and this enables us to support these areas. Baseline Assessments are completed within the first month of joining the nursery and this allows us to offer extra support if needed. Observations are recorded and linked to the EYFS and put into the child's learning journeys, this allows the key person to plan next steps as well. Summative assessments cohort tracking are completed during the 3 terms and these enables staff to track the progress of individual children, it also enables the manager to track groups of children ( boys, girls peer groups etc) We have 2 year old checks in place to review progress in the 3 prime areas. We hold regular parents evenings and Informal chats for parents to come along and speak to their child's key person and the manager.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
By making observations and assessments we feel we can identify any developments needs and then we support these. Staff will also have discussions with the manager and with parents to offer support, Activities are planned around individual children's needs and interests
- Links we have to other agencies
This does depends on individual children, we use speech and language therapists, Area SENCOs and Inclusion team. Nursery SENCO and manager attend regular SENCO network meetings to keep up to date on changes or developments.
- How we support children transferring to school
Once we know where each child is going to school we invite the teacher to come to nursery and meet the child in their familiar surroundings. We make sure the child's key person is available to take time to talk with the teacher.. At the end of the summer term each child's summative report is posted to the school (with parents permission) We also make ourselves available to visit the school if they require us to
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are qualified to a level 3 qualification. Staff have undertaken Makaton training, communication and language training and behavior management. All staff have Safeguarding training. The nursery SENCO has regular SENCO training and staff have Paediatric First Aid training They are also trained in Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
All parents are asked to fill in a All about me form on joining the nursery which we are happy to help with and we offer home visits to all families. This assists staff to provide a home from home environment for the children. All staff are also good role models for the children and provide consistency. We also have a daily routine which ensures we provide a positive environment for all children attending. We have health care plans in place and treatment procedures are followed, staff will be trained in giving the appropriate medication. We use a free flow system so the children can make choices and we encourage outdoor play every day. Fresh drinking water is available all day for all children, and milk and water is offered at snack times with diluted juice or water at lunch. Children are also taught about personal hygiene and encouraged to wash hands at appropriate times. Any dietary requirements and allergies are recorded and displayed for all staff. We use Leuven Scale in observations to assess well-being and Involvement
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Every child has a daily sheet which they take home with them describing their day. We also encourage informal chats with parents and more formal meetings, Baseline Assessments are undertaken on joining the nursery We also have 2 year old checks in place to review progress in the 3 prime areas.
- Our complaints policy
All complaints are taken seriously in our nursery. Complaints procedure is displayed at nursery and available to all parents
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We have been in this building for 6 years and the building is completely accessible for everyone's needs.
- Facilities we have for personal care
All the toilets are accessible and child size also the wash basins are and we have a separate adult area
- Specialist resources we have
Specialist resources are sourced as and when required to meet individual children We have a range of sensory items and a budget which allows extra equipment to be looked into.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are treated fairly and we include all children in what we do. We have a robust Risk Assessment Policy and places for trips are visited and risk assessed by staff prior to visit and chosen on a best fit basis. Ratios on visits are on a ratio of 1;2 and 1;1 where necessary to support individual children.
Last updated: 01/02/2018