Aylesbury College Day Nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Aylesbury College Day Nursery caters for children aged from 3 months to 5 years and offers full daycare Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm, 51 weeks a year.

The nursery accepts childcare vouchers and we offer flexible 2, 3 and 4-year-old funding including 30 hours.

The Nursery believes that all children have the right to care and education that meets their individual needs and interests and promotes their learning and development. All children have the right to be part of the local community and here at the Nursery we welcome and include everyone on equal terms.

The setting aims to ensure that all children are provided with opportunities to participate in the full range of activities through age and ability appropriate resources and teaching according to the level of need and ability of each child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carol Carlin
Contact Position
Head of Early Years Nursery/Pre-school
Telephone
E-mail
ccarlin@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk
Website
Aylesbury College Day Nursery

Where to go

Address
Oxford Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP21 8PD
Venue Notes

Railway and bus routes.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
All Ages 27.00 Per half day
All Ages 54 Per day
2 years 18.00 Per session
Cost Description

Sessions: Half Day: 5 hours, Full Day: 9.5 hours.

Our £18.00 session for children 2 years and above is for 3 hours per day from 1pm to 4pm for parents who wish to access shorter times, this nursery place is  available term time only.


We offer discounts to Aylesbury College students whilst they are studying at the college.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 1 years (spaces available = 0)
From 2 years to 2 years (spaces available = 8)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available = 0)
From 5 years to 7 years (spaces available = 0)
Details
  • We have selected vacancies - not all sessions are available.
  • Please contact the setting for further details.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places
Yes

30 Hours Partner Summary
We are not currently working with other providers to offer the 30 hours funding although we will be happy work alongside any registered child care provider to ensure parents have the opportunity to access their full 30 hour entitlement.
Age ranges
From 3 months to 4 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Full Time
Weekdays
No. of weeks a year we are open
51
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 17:30
Other Availability

We close on the 24 December and reopen on the 3 January, Nursery is closed for all bank holidays.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY264202
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

The setting’s designated special educational needs co-coordinator works closely with all parents and carers to draw upon their personal knowledge to support the educational planning for their child. The setting will support families sensitively and in confidence developing individual Education and health care plans where needed

 

Contact Name
Carol Carlin
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
ccarlin@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk
SENCo Name
Dawn Sharpe
SENCo Email
dsharpe@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk
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?

Dawn Sharpe is our SENCO and she has attended all of the training outlined below. I have added beside the courses the additional staff who have completed the course.

  • Cache level 3award for Special Educational Needs
  • SENCO training 14 June 2016.
  • Early Bird Autism programme November 2010.
  • Identifying speech and language needs and developing targets (intermediate) 15 May 2018.
  • Level 1 British Sign Language June 2012: Suranji Fernando.
  • Foundation Makaton 20 May 2019: Lisa Fitzgerald.
  • Early Language development programme 2013.
  • Language for champions- enhancing communication 31 October 2018.
  • SEN workshop on behaviour management – promoting positive behaviour January 2018: Nursery team.
  • Playing and learning to Socialise (PALS) 2 January 2019: Nursery team.
  • NCFE cache level 2 certificate in awareness of mental health problems 13 September 2018
  • Data protection, Managing Diversity Equality and Diversity: Nursery team.

 

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

The nursery has a designated special educational needs co-coordinator who works closely with all parents and carers to draw upon their knowledge and expertise to support the planning of provision for their child. The setting will support families sensitively and in confidence, developing individual Education and health care plans. The nursery will assess and observe children when they join, to ensure they are meeting their expected milestones and we will have meetings with parents to discuss the children's stages of development. When parents are registering and inducting, there is a discussion, to find out about the children. This gives the opportunity to discuss any concerns the parents may have about the children's development and health. We assess children using tapestry which is an online programme that tracks children’s development, all of the information is securely  uploaded and the parents have access to this via e-mail,  there are opportunities for them to contribute to this by adding their own observations and comments about their children.

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

Parent involvement is of primary importance; you will be kept fully informed throughout, regular meetings to discuss your child’s progress and support plan, we value your expertise on your child as you know them best. We will invite you to meet with any outside agencies who may be involved with your child’s developmental needs when they visit the setting.

The nursery staff will complete a 2-year-old progress check on each child the term after their second birthday, this will be shared with parents/carers and there will be an opportunity for you to comment and contribute information.

Parent involvement is of primary importance; you will be kept fully informed throughout, regular meetings to discuss your child’s progress and support plan, we value your expertise on your child as you know them best. We will invite you to meet with any outside agencies who may be involved with your child’s developmental needs when they visit the setting.

The nursery staff will complete a 2-year-old progress check on each child the term after their second birthday, this will be shared with parents/carers and there will be an opportunity for you to comment and contribute information.

The nursery will hold a parents evening at least once per year, but we pride ourselves in having an ‘open door’ policy where parents can speak to members of staff about their child at any time.

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

The nursery works alongside outside agencies including speech and language therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Early years, Integrated SEND Service, Portage and other specialist support teachers to support children with their development.

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

The nursery has been purpose-built to accommodate all users, it is a single storey setting which is fully accessible to all, this includes our garden which has soft surfaces and a grassed area that will keep everyone safe.

We have a separate sensory room, with soft floor area, calming bubble tube, lights, fibre optics and resources to support a calm sensory learning environment.

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

We pride ourselves on working closely with a wide range of schools and settings. When moving to school we will accompany the children on their transition visits where possible, we invite the schools into the nursery to meet the children in a familiar environment to ensure the children are given the best opportunities to move with the least amount of disruption. Staff will complete a snapshot report and pass any relevant assessments or information to support a good transition process.

 

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

 

 

 

Last Updated
30/07/2020

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