We are a nursery and out of school club registered to provide care and education for children aged from birth. We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. We also provide funded places for 2 year olds who meet the eligibility criteria and all 3 and 4 year olds, as well as the extended 15hrs entitlement for children whose parents meet the criteria.
We welcome children with special educational needs and disabilities and want to work with parents to choose a setting that is right for their child. You will be very welcome to come and visit and have a look around.
We have 2 buildings. Our nursery/out of school club (2yrs +) is a purpose built modular building sited within the grounds of Easingwold Community Primary School. Access is via steps at the front door of the building or a ramp at the back door. The setting is all on one level. We have an accessible toilet, complete with alarm system. We have free-flow outdoor play via the ramp at the back of the building. We have a separate enclosed outdoor play area for the early years children and after school we use the school grounds. Our baby and toddler unit (0-2’s) is all on one level. It has an accessible toilet. We use the enclosed play area from our nursery building. We offer a transport service to and from Husthwaite and Crayke Schools. Also we are able to take and meet children at the minibus in the Market Place in Easingwold for St. Benedict’s School in Ampleforth.
Our SENCO, Hannah Dean, has attended SENCO training, attends regular SENCO network meetings and has Ascentis (AptEd) Level 3 Award in Speech and Language Support for Under 5’s. Our Deputy SENCO, Fiona Sinclair has attended SENCO training and is Makaton trained.
Members of the staff team have attended Early Speech and Language Training, Autism Awareness, Understanding Behaviour, Inclusive Play and also Attachment Theory Training.
Our children are at the centre of what we do and their feelings, interests and progress are our top priority. All our children within the EYFS framework have a keyworker. Learning journals are shared with parents and discussed on a regular basis. Where a child needs additional support, we will work with parents to support them in such a way to help the child make progress. Parents will be involved with the decisions we make regarding the support we provide for a child with SEND. No information will be shared without parental consent.
Sometimes children need extra support. If this is the case, our setting (SENCO and keyworker), parents and other professionals who may be involved will plan together to develop an ILPP (Individual Learning & Provision Plan). In partnership with you, the parents, we will regularly review your child’s learning and development and adjust their ILPP accordingly in order to meet their needs.
If a higher level of support is needed, a referral can be sought for additional support or funding from Local Authority Inclusion Officers and the Early Years Advisory Teachers. We will consult with parents and other professionals supporting a child with SEND to help us identify resources and training. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.