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Chatterbox Nursery

Chatterbox Nursery cares for children aged from birth to 5 years. With a fully qualified and experienced staff team. Chatterbox offers a safe and secure environment for all children encouraging individuality and confidence. Dance and drama are offered during the weekly activity programme in conjunction with Take 2 Theatre school, and the richly resourced sunshine and rainbow rooms offer an exciting selection of activities!

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Bailey / Sarah Dyson
Contact Position
Manager / Deputy Manager


you can also find us on Facebook under Chatterboxchildcare Barnsley

Where to go

311 Sheffield Road
S70 5TU

Directly across from the Aldi supermarket

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45.35 Childcare Cost per day 0-1yrs
£42.50 Childcare Cost per day 2yr olds
£42.50 Childcare Cost per day 3-4yr olds
£226.75 Childcare Cost per week: 0-1yrs
£10.50 After School Session
£7.25 Breakfast Session
W also offer half day sessions. We run Afterschool club and Breakfast club for Birdwell School and Tankersley School.


Other notes

Chatterbox has a very experienced SENCO who supports children and their families at every stage. Chatterbox works with a number of other professionals to help provide the best possible care for our children.

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,3 months
5 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Limited availability

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Birdwell Primary
Tankersley St Peters CE VA Primary
We walk to our schools

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer




Schools Extended Local Offer Response

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

We monitor children's development through the Early Year Foundation Stage and assess through learning and development plans.  We monitor and assess targets we set and speak regularly with parents about any concerns.  Parents can speak with staff daily.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) will work alongside parents and appropriate external professionals to gain support for the child.  We work together to set smart targets in Individual Education Plans, have regular meetings, ensuring support is in place.

The Early Years Foundation Stage planning will be differentiated to support childrens needs. We also use 'Early Support' to break the Early Years Foundation Stage down into smaller achievable outcomes we can plan for.

We meet in regular Team Around the Child meetings to discuss the child's needs, their progress/concerns etc. We speak daily on arrival/collection also. To support learning, parents are given suggested activities on their learning and development summaries

Children are allocated one to one staff support as needed.  Appropriate equipment for children is used as suggested by other professionals.  Staff research into childrens individual needs and provide planning and resources to support them

We have a transition process in place for each stage of your childs journey, from starting the setting to moving age groups and then into full time school. This includes working with the parents to decide on the visits needed, the length of these visits and communicating with families regarding how the child is doing and how to create a smooth transition working together.

When moving on to school we invite teachers into nursery where they talk to the child's key person and see them in the nursery environment, our practitioners provide a report and summary of the child's developments and useful information with will be shared with families.

Our SENCO speaks with parents and other professionals involved.  Our SENCO has a good relationship with Inclusion who regularly offer their support.

Parents are included in our planning.  They are invited to all events.  We have suggestion slips available for comments.  We include all parents at meetings/open days etc.

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

Our setting has 2 SENCO trained staff and 1 Early Help (EHA) assessors.  Our SENCO has experience of Team Around the Child/Family (TAC and TAF) meetings and working with children with various needs.

We also have 2 practitioners trained in WellComm.

SENCO Training
CAF Training
Autism Awareness


How accessible is our setting?

All outings are inclusive to children with Special Educational Needs.  Extra staffing and appropriate transport would be used.

Very accessible.  All on one level.  Ramp to both entrance and outdoor play area.  Child-sized toilets.  Spacious for wheelchair access

Resources are often suggested by external agencies involved, therefore they are matched to individual need.

Last updated on 11/10/2019
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