First Place Nursery

Beaconsfield gives each child a head start in life to achieve their full potential. Our qualified and experienced team offer children exciting and stimulating activities and experiences covering all areas of learning.

Our well-equipped Nursery setting provides a stimulating, happy and nurturing environment while focusing on your child's individual interests and needs to support their quest to become confident and independent learners. We offer a gentle and personalised introduction to you and your child when starting Nursery, working with you to maintain your child's routine.

We currently have three separate rooms ranging from the age of three months to five years and we have a very large outdoor space in which children can thrive in; learning about the nature around them. All the care we offer at First Place is nurtured by our experienced team who help engage and extend the children's learning. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Miss Carolyn Astbury
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
First Place Nursery

Where to go

Wilton Park
Gorell Road

Other Details

Cost Description

Please contact us directly for our prices. We offer various sessions.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 1 years (spaces available = 2)
From 2 years to 2 years (spaces available = 6)
From 3 years to 5 years (spaces available = 5)

Please contact us for further information.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Age ranges
From 3 months to 5 years
When is childcare available?
Full Time
School Holidays
No. of weeks a year we are open
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability

We also offer half day sessions: either mornings 8am to 1pm or afternoon sessions 1pm to 6pm.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


At First Place we recognised each child as an individual. Every child is entitled to equal rights and opportunities. We understand the importance of reviewing and evaluating our practice to ensure we are continually inclusive to all and celebrate difference. Each child is supported to develop at their own pace through the care our staff give and the practises we follow. 



Contact Name
Carolyn Astbury
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SENCo Name
Carolyn Astbury
SENCo Email
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Early Years Local Offer Response

1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?

We have one designated SENCO who is training to be L3 SENCO qualified. 

The nursery attend local SENCO liaison and briefing groups to stay update on their knowledge. We also attended the SENCO Conference.

One member of staff is awaiting confirmation to begin a course in British Sign Language. 

Three of our team members have completed See and Learn training.

We have attended, along side parents, the Early Bird course.

Staff are completing Communication and Language training online through Educare.

The whole staff team completed a Makaton taster session and two staff are booked onto Makaton Workshop training. 


2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?

We involve our parent's in a variety of ways, for example;

* Formal and informal parent meetings

* Stay and play sessions 

* Home learning observations 

* Parents and staff Early Bird classes 

* 2 year old check meetings 

* Room transfer meetings 

* Home visits

* Regular updates to framework changes  


3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

We share information with parent's about children's progress through:

* Daily collection handovers

* Parent consultations

* 2 year old check

* Termly summaries

* Regular development updates 

In addition for children with SEND we complete the above as well as: 

* Co-producing Assess Plan Do Review (APDR)

* Co-producing SEN Support Plan

* Co-producing Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and 6 month reviews

* Additional tracking systems 

4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?

Specialist services and expertise we are working with are:

* Buckinghamshire Early Years  

* Speech and Language 

* Occupational Therapy 

* Hearing support

* Specialist Teaching 

* Paediatrician 

5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?

The setting has an accessible environment both indoor and outdoors, some aspects are:

* Ramps

* Wide door frames

* Adjustable tables 

* Quiet area for 1:1 sessions

* Resources suitable to support children with SEN

Risk assessments are carried out to evaluate the environment to ensure it is safe and meets children current needs. Resources are purchased when and if necessary. 

6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?

We support a number of transitions within the setting, these transitions can be from filtering through the nursery, leaving nursery to go to school or another setting or coming from another setting to here. 

Arrangements in place to support these are:

* Transition books

* Transitions meetings with parent's, previous key worker and new key worker

* We visit accepted schools and invoice them to visit the children in the nursery environment

* Shared care contacts 

* Key worker's support parent's through school visits if requested. 

* Information obtained from new setting 

* New school is invited to EHCP Review meetings 

* Sharing of records, APDR, SEN support plan, EHCP with parental permission

7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?

Review transition forms with children with SEN to ensure that they are updated inline with progress reports from outside agencies.

Introduce a second qualified SENDCo and inclusion team to the nursery. 

Continue to keep up with appropriate training and updates.

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