At The Parish Nursery we are committed to the inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disability.

The Parish Nursery is an inclusive setting. We believe all children should thrive in an environment which is accessible and inclusive, providing a positive learning experience and high outcomes for all children.

The Parish Nursery provide specialist care to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) who is highly trained to support each child. The nursery SENCO works closely with key workers, children and parents to provide Targeted Learning Plans (TLP’s), train staff and liaise with professionals.

We ensure all areas of learning are suitable and accessible for all children, regardless of any additional needs. Each child with any additional need will receive an individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching and care procedures, which have adapted equipment and materials within accessible areas. We have policies and procedures in place to support children with additional needs. We review these regularly ensuring all our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all whilst achieving the best outcome and nursery experience for your child.

Food glorious food

It’s so important for children to develop a love of healthy eating at a young age. Their relationship with food – whether it be good or bad – is something they carry with them throughout their entire lives.

No matter what your child’s dietary requirements, we’ll make sure they are eating delicious, healthy meals. We promote a healthy relationship with food and ensure every mealtime is a social experience in which together, we appreciate the colourful and inviting foods on the table.

During meal times, in our designated dining room we create a relaxed, homely environment, using tablecloths, and flowers. We sit with the children and encourage them to be inquisitive about food and healthy eating.  All of our food processes are fully risk assessed – if your child has a food allergy or intolerance, we will cater for them safely.

We have access to our very own vegetable patch where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. We take trips to the local high street shops to buy fresh produce to bring back to nursery and create something delicious to eat.

A staff team in tune with the children, supporting them on adventures.

We have well trained staff who are in tune with children, encouraging them on their adventures, supporting children’s learning and teaching them whilst engaging in activities that children really respond to. Sharing what children have been up to during their day so that parents can continue this or have conversations at home is a great way to link staff and parents together. This also works really well the other way round and we encourage families to share what they have been doing whilst away from nursery. We use a great app called Tapestry which is a personal online learning journal which records photos, observations, comments and great memories to reflect upon in later years.

Outside playground space

All rooms have a free-flow access to the outside area. Lower Tweenies and Upper Tweenies have access to the outdoor classroom and the Baby Unit have their own private decking area. Children will also enjoy growing plants, herbs and vegetables in the planting area. We have a large secure garden which is separated into two parts, the grassed area has a large adventure trail where your children can practice their climbing, balancing and swinging skills. We have a bug box where the children can find exciting creatures and where they can enjoy digging and exploring.

The tarmac area has a barn, construction area, book shed where the children can look at books and enjoy the quietness with plenty of space for riding bikes. We also have a forrest area with slides, hammocks, dens, tunnels, mud kitchens with a real tractor and trailer. An area to explore nature and get very muddy.

The outside area is invaluable in allowing the children to explore, have fun, be independent, make choices and learn in all areas of the curriculum. They are always supervised by our friendly experienced staff, so that the children are always safe.