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Kendray and Worsbrough Family Centre : Childcare

 

Here in the Central area we have Kendray and Worsbrough Family Centre that has a nursery on site.   

The nursery is open for 4 morning sessions and 5 afternoon sessions every week. And we offer a number of places for all funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds. All of our staff are qualified and have lots of experience of working with families with young children. We are a committed and passionate team who strive to deliver outstanding practice at all times. We listen to parents and work very closely with you to ensure that your child's needs are met when they are with us . Our staff team provide a wealth of experience what we share on a daily basis with you and your child. We are very proud of Our nursery environment and we believe it is of a very high standard. We have recently been inspected by OFSTED and our outcome was Outstanding, which we are very proud of and so are the families that attend our nursery. 

We are constantly reflecting and reviewing what we do to ensure that it is safe, stimulating and it allows your child to learn and develop at their own pace in a natural environment. We have a lovely large outdoor area with a sensory garden which is available to children all year round. Outdoor play opportunities provide a variety of experiences for your child. The inside of our nursery is light and airy and we have lots of different areas for your child to play , learn and develop. All of the children are allocated a key worker who will be a key link to you with regards to your child and their time with us , it is important that you feel comfortable with us and that your child is happy and feels safe and secure.  We provide a healthy snack for the children tailored to individual need,  however we do ask that you provide nappies if your child still needs them. We will be happy to support you and your child when it is time for potty training too so do not worry, we can support you every step of the way. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicki Scase
Contact Position
Assistant Family Centre Manager
Telephone
E-mail
nicolascase@barnsley.gov.uk
Notes

 

 We strive to offer you and your child exactley what you are looking for, so please come and take a look around we are happy to meet you at any time within our opening hours between 8:30 am and 4:30pm Monday to Thursday or 8:30 am until 4pm on a Friday.

We offer opportunities where you can stay with your child throughout their transition and we will work alongside you to find out what your child likes to help make sure your child settles as they take on their new exciting adventure of starting in our Nursery. We will carry out a home visit if you would like us too so we can share your child's home learning experiences with you, this supports your child's emotional wellbeing when they come to visit us in setting.We will also support you along the way when your child decides to move on to their next setting perhaps to a school or another provider, we will give you and your child confidence to be able to make the transition, we will also work alongside with the new setting to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. 

Where to go

Name
Kendray & Worsbrough Family Centre
Address
Kendray & Worsbrough Family Centre
Overdale Avenue
Worsbrough
Barnsley
Postcode
S70 4BD

Other Details

Costs

Details
FREE Childcare is available for funded 2,3 and 4 years olds only.

Availability

Referral Details

 

At our last inspection in October this year we were judged to be an Outstanding provider in all areas, we are all very proud of this we have worked extremely hard with our families to achieve this great outcome. 

At our setting we follow the curiosity approach it is relatively new and a modern day approach to Early Childhood. 

The objective of our nursery is to nurture a child’s natural curiosity and explorative nature. Here at Central family centres we are true believers in working alongside the child and the family to support the early learning within the home and within setting. We encourage real resources where children can learn using a range of materials’ within our nursery. Our staff team carefully choose authentic resources from around the world; we have a variety of loose parts and recycled materials so every child can make informed choices of what they would like to play with based on their own individual interests. These types of natural resources ignite a passion to learn they encourage creativity and critical thinking and they spark curiosity and imagination in the children.

Childcare Information

Age Range

From
2 years,
To
5 years,

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
We have morning and afternoon vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday AM 08:45am 11:45am
Monday to Friday PM 12:30pm 3:30pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY310670
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

 

There are two experienced SENCO trained staff who coordinate services to meet the individual needs of your child/ children.

  

Wellcomm screenings are carried out for all children to support  speech and language development. 

We also work very closely with a range of specialist support and provision services such as educational psychologists, speech and language services , health visitiors and early years advisory teachers who work in partnership with us ensure we are  an inclusive provision to secure better outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

  

All children who require additional support and services are offered an Early Help Assessment to support both the child and parent or carer.  The SENCO's will work closely with and support Key People to complete supporting paperwork to help identify what support your child needs. Decisions will be joint with you as a parent involved and we will work together to tailor a plan of support to suit you and your child.

 

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

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

There are two experienced SENCO trained staff who coordinate services to meet the individual needs of your child/ children.

Parents and carers are fully included during the child's induction and transition periods and staff will work closely with families to ensure that we have all the information required to better support your child. Home Visits are carried out to support this transistion where we meet you and your child in your own home a place where you both feel comfortable. We work very closely with you and other  partners including health professionals to ensure we meet your childs individual needs.

Your child will be observed once they have settled into our nursery when a baseline assessment will be carried out this helps to supports us in identifying any gaps in your childs learning and development. It also enables us to plan exciting manageable play opportunities for your child taking into account any additional needs they may have.

Wellcomm screenings are carried out for all children to support  speech and language development. 

Nursery staff will observe children over a period of time and any child who needs additional support will be identified and referrals to relevant agencies will take place with permission from parents/carers. This robust form of assessment ensures any delays in childrens development are quickly identified and strategies are put in place to support them.


Children's learning is recorded through observations linking to the EYFS and termly reports are produced, for each child, identifying any gaps in learning. Parent chats offer opportunities to discuss this where we meet to ensure your childs needs are met. They also give us an opportunity to reflect on the past terms events and for us to have an informal chat where we can discuss strategies allowing us to work together to meet your childs individual needs.

Having good relationships with families enables us to have a transparent service where we are honest and open discussions can take place to support individual families.

Our nursery team will put strategies in place  to support  your childs / children's individual needs. This will vary depending on the needs of your child. We also take into account if any other agencies are already involved with your family, if so we will work very closely with them to support your child in an holistic way. Parents/carers will be included from the beginning so they are aware of how their child is being supported and future plans.

We will endeavor to offer Early help at any available opportunity to support you and your family.

Early Help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age, its your choice whether you have it or not. We can support you in any decision you make.

For more information on Early Help and what it means for your family click on the link below:

http://fsd.barnsley.gov.uk/kb5/barnsley/fisd/service.page?record=6So6g2TnqVw

Your childs key worker will develop a strong attachment with you and your child this allows them to identify your childs likes, dislikes and interests. The keyworker will plan exciting play opportunities for your child in order to help with their individual learning and development.

  The adventures they take part in whilst they are at nursery will be recorded in their Learning Journeys. These celebratory journeys are on display at all times within the nursery to allow you to share the experiences with your child/ Children. You will also recieve a very special going home book where we each share play opportunities from home and setting this allows your child to reflect and revisit these exciting experiences at home with you and with us in nursery.

 

Parent chats offer opportunities to get together and discuss your childs progress we will also use these opportunities to ensure we are meeting your childs individual needs. As previously suggested these allow us all to have an informal chat with you after all you know your child best and we hope you will support us in supporting your child whilst they are with us.

As part of our assessment process we will complete your childs 2 year assessment a few weeks after they have joined us. We will share this with you at this point and with your permission we will share it with other health professionals as and when required to support your childs learning journey.

Parents/carers are encouraged to look through their child's Learning Journey or going home book at any time and contribute to it by providing observations and photographs from home. We feel this is very important part of us meeting your childs needs and working together with you to do so.

All children are assigned a Key Person within the nursery who has responsibility for your child's well being. As previously mentioned we start out our relationship with you and your child by visiting you at home allowing your child to see us where they are most comfortable. We feel this is a very important part of us getting to know you and your child.

 Regular informal chats will give an holistic approach to our practice allowing us to share with you how we feel your child is developing. These style of conversations help us to identify any gaps in their learning and any additional support required. 

We are a welcoming setting and we encourage our parents/carers to request  a chat at any time, with their child's Key Person our Senior Early Years Practitioner or our Assistant Family Centre Manager. These chats help us to ensure your child/childrens well being is priority.

If at any point you or child needs any extra support we can offer in the way of Early Help please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

The nursery uses the EYFS curriculum and we are committed to ensuring each child is supported to be ready for their transition to school.  We liaise effectively with feeder schools in our reach area and other childcare settings to ensure a positive and informative transition takes place.

Our robust transition policy supports us in this, we have excellent relationships with other partners and we encourage visits to our setting from other proffessionals. When your child leaves us to attend another setting we will fully support the transition process meeting with the school and liasing with your childs new key person to allow a seamless approach to the change,we will be with you every step of the way.

All children who require additional support and services are offered an Early Help Assessment to support both the child and parent or carer.  The SENCO's will work closely with and support Key People to complete supporting paperwork to help identify what support your child needs. Decisions will be joint with you as a parent involved and we will work together to tailor a plan of support to suit you and your child.

For more information on Early Help and what it means for your family click on the link below:

http://fsd.barnsley.gov.uk/kb5/barnsley/fisd/service.page?record=6So6g2TnqVw

The Centre has a parents forum that meets at least four times a year.  Parent and carers are actively welcomed to attend these meetings as this feeds into the Family Centre delivery plans.

Feedback is sought on a regular basis from all who visit the Family Centre with opportunities for you and your child to have a say.

Here at the centre we have a monthly consulatation where you can have your voice heard and we will feedback on a regualar basis to evaluate what you say and what we are going to do.

We welcome parent involvement and we thrive in supporting this in our family centre. If you would like to become a parent volunteer please speak to a member of our team.

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

 The Centre has positive relationships with a range of additional services which can be accessed when necessary.  This ensures we can meet the needs of the families who request support.We work very closely with other partners within the community including  Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses, Childcare quality improvement officers, Inclusion teams and Communication and Interaction Teams.

We pride ourselves meeting the welfare requirements detailed in the EYFS,Highly trained committed staff,Robust Key person system and an Early Help model of support. 

 

All our staff within the centre are highly trained but we have a few chosen staff members who encouraged to take part in specialist training to allow them and others to support you and your child.Below is a list of some of the training our teams have been encouraged to attend. 

  • SENCO Training
  • Safeguarding
  • Makaton
  • Administering Medication
  • ELKAN
  • Wellcomm
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Emotional well being
  • Behaviour strategies
  • Understanding Autism

We can arrange training for staff to support any child's individual needs, as any need arises we will ensure our team are fully trained to enable them to fully support your child and your family. We are a fully inclusive provision who will encourage our teams to update their knowledge and practice on a regular basis to allow us to support you and your child.

How accessible is our setting?

The nursery is only open during term time, however the Family Centre does facilitate some activities during the holidays for children to attend with their parents or carers.

We believe partnerships with parents are an important part of any childs learning not just in term time so we try to encourage you as parents/ Carers to access activities within our centre in the holidays. We plan lots of activities throughout the year, please ask for a recent Whats on Guide at any of our centres where a member of our team will be happy to help.

We regularly seek feedback from our families on the services we offer and what you would like to see us offering in the future, so please speak to a member of our team who will encourage and promote your ideas of what we should do next.

The nursery is on one level and is fully accessible for anyone with a disability.  All furniture within the nursery is movable so the environment can be adapted to suit all needs.

As we are an inclusive provision we will endeavour to meet your childs needs, if we can do anything to support your time with us please let us know.

We have a large carpark with disabled spaces to ensure you and your child can comfortably access the services we have on offer here at the family Centre.

Your childs Key Person will use child led interesting resources to support your child's learning and development. These will be linked to the child's next steps in their learning and development. We will provide a safe secure and stimulating environment to support your childs learning and we will provide appropriate resources to ensure we meet your childs individual needs.

We will work with you to ensure resources on offer match your childs learning and their special educational needs.

Last updated on 13/02/2019
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