Aktiva Nurseries Oakfield
We are a new nursery located on Kingsbrook development. At Aktiva nurseries we strive to provide a safe, fun and friendly environment where our children Build confidence and Broaden experience. We have lots of natural light entering the nursery and we provide a home from home environment. We believe children learn through play and this is paramount at Aktiva Nurseries. We take children from 3 months to 5years old and cater for this through our highly qualified, experienced staff. This includes an onsite chef who ensures our children have healthy, balanced and nutritious meals.
Who to contact
Where to go
The Dalby Community Building
- HP22 7AY
- Table of costs
Table of costs Age Amount £ Cost Type All Ages 64 Per day
- Cost Description
We offer a 10% sibling discount to the youngest child's fees.
We offer a variety of session times which are available at different prices;
7.30am to 5pm at £57
9am to 4pm at £48.50
Wipes, snacks and meals are included in your fees. If your child receives government 2,3 or 4-year-old funding then an additional charge will be applied for any meals you want to be provided from the nursery
- Age Related Price Differences
3 to 5-year-olds from 9am to 3pm - £40
- Immediate vacancies
Please contact the nursery directly for availability.
- 3 and 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Childcare
- This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places
- Age ranges
- From 0 years 3 months to 5 years
- When is childcare available?
- No. of weeks a year we are open
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:30 18:00 Tuesday 07:30 18:00 Wednesday 07:30 18:00 Thursday 07:30 18:00 Friday 07:30 18:00
- Other Availability
We offer a variety of session times, please enquire to the nursery to find out more.
- Pickups/Collections offered
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest Ofsted inspection report
When a new child starts the setting the child's keyworker will undertake a baseline assessment on the child, this is normally done after the first 6 weeks. During this time the keyworker will carry out observations and plan activities based around the child's interests and most crucial next step.
If a child's key person identifies an individual need at this time or a later point during the child's time at the setting then a meeting will be arranged between the parents, SENCO & key person. A plan will be devised to ensure the child's individual needs are met and the best possible outcome can be achieved to support you and your child.
- SENCo Name
- Terri Keen, Michela Catena
- SENCo Email
Early Years Local Offer Response
- 1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?
SENCO training (for new and aspiring): Michela Catena
Makaton Training level 1: Michela Catena, Terri Keen, Sarah Blyth
SENCO level 3 training: Terri Keen
Autism awareness training: Whole staff team
Dysphagia, eating and swallowing: Michela Catena
HCP Abbott pump training: Michela Catena, Terri Keen, Sarah Blyth, Rachael Mckenzie, Samantha Ottaway
- 2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?
We thrive on creating a warm welcoming nursery. Our aim is to ensure all parents and carers feel part of our Aktiva Family. During this pandemic, we still want to ensure we can provide this to the best of our ability. We have introduced 'Aktiva Storytime' virtually on our social media page as well as termly newsletters. We will be introducing home learning for our pre-school children, this will encourage families to engage with their child using the knowledge and expertise of our staff here.
We hold parents evenings 3 times a year where you are able to discuss any concerns with your child's keyworker as you look through your child's individual learning journey. Parents have access through our remote EY log system at all times to be able to view their child's learning journey development, a meeting can be arranged at any point to discuss if needed.
As a setting, we like to celebrate families and their individualities by celebrating different festivals throughout the year. We do this by organising different events or days to be had at the nursery such as mothers day breakfast, fathers day tea, grandparents storytelling sessions and many more.
During the pandemic we have held lots of virtual meetings, this included a virtual Christmas carol concert. We have endeavoured to make the nursery a normal environment for the children despite COVID.
- 3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?
We have an online system called EY log where your child's development is recorded through observations. Your keyworker will carry out spontaneous and next step observations to ensure they capture every moment in their development.
Each 2/3 yr old will have a 2yr progress check carried out which will include a written summary of the child's development. We encourage parents to be included in this and write their own comment on the form.
For children with SEND we like to work very closely with the parents and any outside agencies that may be involved. Assess plan do reviews and SEN support plans will be carried out on each individual child who has an additional need. An assess plan do review can be done on any child who we may feel needs some additional support before SEN intervention.
- 4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?
Here at Aktiva we work alongside the specialist services involved with your child and they are welcome to visit us at any time, however, during the pandemic, this will be done virtually. Working closely with you and your child will enable us to ensure you and your child receive the best possible outcome, you will be supported throughout by us. We can attend external visits with specialist services should you wish us to be there for support, providing ratios allow.
Buckinghamshire Early Years Service supports us to ensure Early Years practitioners provide the best possible experience for all children in our setting. The team will support practitioners in meeting children’s individual needs through offering phone advice, observing individual children in their setting, suggesting ways to support individual needs, planning next steps with practitioners and parents and signposting to training. The parental agreement will always be obtained before the Early Years Service become involved with any individual child. The Early Years Service will support settings in working together with other agencies that may already be involved with a child. We have contact with the following professionals:
Speech and Language Therapists
Paediatric Occupational Therapists
Specialist Teaching Service
- 5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?
The setting is all on one ground floor which is accessible via steps or ramps. We have large double doors to enter the building at 2 entrances.
We provide free-flow to the children throughout the day whereby they make the choice as to whether they would like to play in or out. We go outside in all weathers as we believe children can have the same learning experiences both indoors and outdoors.
We believe that cultural capital is giving children the best possible start in life and providing them with opportunities they may not always get at home.
Each room with the setting has a quiet area where the children can relax and reflect on what's going on around them. We use at the moment planning where the children's interest and most crucial next steps are used to determine what we provide for the children on a day to day basis. This can be changed at any point to reflect the children's needs and each child as an individual.
For SEN children we engage the children in a distraction-free environment to help fulfil their additional needs, where ratios meet this.
- 6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?
When starting the setting you and your child will be offered 2 settlings in sessions. If we feel the child needs more after this or as a parent you need more then these can be arranged. All about me forms are completed by the parent to ensure we have as much information to help your child settle into their new environment.
When a child moves to the next room to further their development, settling in sessions will be arranged internally for the child. A transition document is completed by the current keyworker and passed onto the new keyworker to ensure everything about the child is known to them.
With our pre-schoolers transitioning to big school your child's keyworker will complete a transition report and we have created links with our local schools in order to pass this information on to them. When it comes closer to the time we will provide as many opportunities as possible for the children to talk to us about going to big school, this helps the transition and change easier for children and the parents.
- 7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?
Our children's needs are always paramount, we will continue to look for any new training our staff may need additional to what we have and any new resources we feel may benefit the children in our setting. At Aktiva we strive to provide a safe, fun and friendly environment where our children build confidence and broaden experience.
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