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Thurnscoe Family Centre - Childcare

Thurnscoe Family Centre provides sessional care for children aged 2-5 term time only offering morning and afternoon sessions.
The nursery environment is of a high standard and the daycare team  constantly reivew the enivronment to ensure it meets the individual needs of all children.  The children have access to both a large indoor and outdoor space which provides them with opportunities to explore and develop their individual interests and skills.

During each session children are provided with healthy snacks and have access to fresh drinking water. 

On entry to nursery each child is allocated a key person who works closely with both the child and their family to ensure both your needs and your child's needs are fully met. 

During our last OFSTED inspection in 2013 we were rated as GOOD. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laura Durston
Contact Position
Senior Early Years Practitioner


Where to go

Thurnscoe Family Centre
Station Road
S63 0JR

Other Details


Childcare places are provided for FUNDED 2,3 and 4 year olds only

Childcare Information

Age Range

2 years,
5 years,


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday AM 8:30am 11:30am
Tuesday AM 8:30am 11:30am
Tuesday PM 12:15pm 16:00pm
Wednesday AM 08:30am 11:30am
Wednesday PM 12:15pm 16:00pm
Thursday AM 08:30am 11:30am
Thursday PM 12:15pm 16:00pm
Friday AM 08:30am 11:30am
Friday PM 12:15pm 16:00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


If your child has additional needs (SEND) we provide a variety of advice and support for you and your family.

We have a SENDCO in nursery and have recently completed a SEND champion project.

We work very closely with a wide variety of agencies to ensure we continue to offer a fully inclusive provision which aims to secure better outcomes for children with SEND.

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

Prior to children starting at the Family Centre we will meet with the family to complete a parent/carer contract.  During this time we discuss childrens individual needs and if any additonal support is required.

All inductions are tailored to meet children's individual needsand to support their transition into the nursery environment.

Thurnscoe Family Centre has A special Educational Needs Coordinator who will do the following:

They will offer support ansd guidance to each family and child who requires additonal support within nursery.  They will liasie with other professionals to ensure children are getting the best possible support with thier individual learning and development.

The SENCO will attend meetings to discuss your childs development and work alongside the family and professionals to identify startegies that will support a childs learning and development.

As a Family Centre we will also identify if the staff team requires any additonal training to support the children within the setting.



During the induction process all children are alloacated a key person. 

They will observe each child and identify thier likes and dislikes and incoporate these in to the daily planning.

At the end of each term your child's Key person will complete an end of term review, which clearly identifies how your child is progressing, amnd what you can do to continue this outside of the setting. 

We also have daily chats with parents and carers to discuss your child's wellbeing and any experiences they have had whilst in nursery, thids also gives you the opportinity to share with staff what they may have been doing at home. 

Throughout the year we have two parent chat days where you come in for a formal discusiion about your child's progress and how we can work together to support their leaning and dvelopment.

Your Childs learning journey is readily available to view and we welocme you to provide your own comments and oictures into their learning jorney. 




Your child's progress is monitored every term through robust tracking systems.  These sytems enable your childs key person to to fully support yur childs overall wellbeing. 

At Thurnscoe Family Centre we work within the Early Years Framework and and the centre is highly committed to ensuring each child is equipped for their future learning.

As part of our transition process we work very closely with local schools to ensure a smooth yet effective transiton takes place.  Your children progress will be shared with their next setting to ensure that the correct resources are in place to continue to support your child's learning and developmnet.



Any child who reqwuires additional support or services are offered an Early Help Assessment, which is a line of support  used to ensure that both the child and their families needs are fully supported through multi agency working.

The SENDCO and your childs key person will work closely with the family to determine a plan of support which will fully support your child whilst in nursery.

We have an advisory board
Annual parent satisfaction survey
We hold regular coffee mornings
Floor books
Voice and Influence
Parental questionnaires (Wish Tree)

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

As a Family Centre we have access to a range of speacilaist services, that enable Practitoners to fully support all children's individual learning and developmental needs.

Some of the services we have worked with include:

Speech and Langauge

Visual Impaired Team

BESST - Communication and Interaction

Epliepsy Team

Community Paediatrician

Physiotheraphy anf Occupational Therapy

Thurnscoe Family Centre staff have recieved the following training:

Emotional wellbeing training

Helping you with Early Help


Makaton:  This is  a language programme, which uses symbols and signs to help develop peoplke communication skills.

PECS (Picture exchnage communication system) - This is an alertnative communication intervetnion for individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities.

SENDCO Training  - This is designed to fully eqip the Centres SENDCO with the understanding skills and knowledge to fulifil their role effectively.  

Administration of medication - All staff are trainined to confidently administer medication to children in their care.

Epilepsy Training- To ensure staff can fully support children in setting with epliepsy

Safeguarding children with disabilities - This is to ensure staff have the correct skills and knowledge to ensure children with adiitional needs are safe from harm.

How accessible is our setting?

If we take the children on any visits, we always take into consideration, the children's individual needs. 

Any trips that are understaken are risk assessed and autorised by BMBC Educational Visits

The centre is very accessible to all service users.

We have disabled spaces within the carpark.  The Family centre is all on one level and each door entrance is accessible for wheelchair users.

The nursery environemnt is all open play and the children have direct access to a large outdoor environment.                                             

The nursery SENDCO and your child's key person observe your child regualrly to determine their interests and to support their next steps in realtion to their learning and development.

We provide the children with high quality resources and activities which are planned to support their individual leanring needs.

We also work closely with parents and professioanls to ensure that all resources are suitable for their additional needs.

Last updated on 20/09/2021
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