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Unity Nursery

We are a secure purpose built and Ofsted Outstanding (Sept 16) PVI Nursery located on the site of Unity Academy all through school.

Our nursery is Term Time only so perfect for parents and carers who do not require childcare throughout the year.

Our facilities include an Early Years Teacher (EYT) led Preschool Room for children aged 3 plus and an Early Years Room for children aged 2  to 3 years. 

We also have an extensive garden provision to ensure high quality learning within our continuous provision both indoors and outdoors. 

The nursery offers strong parent partnership through our digital daily diary and our online Learning Journey EExAT both accessible through apps.

Our staff team are all fully qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and are all highly experienced practitioners with the well being of the children at the forefront of their everyday practice .

Our focus is offering high quality childcare care provision with outstanding teaching & learning opportunities through a carefully planned rich learning environment for all children.

Our EYT  and key workers plan for all children through identified interests and next steps offering one to one, small targeted groups and full class activities and learning opportunities.

Strong links with the Academy Reception class support smooth transitions and school readiness when our children move on from our nursery into the next chapter of their education.

The nursery also has opportunity to access the academy facilities including forest school and dance classes on a regular basis. We also enjoy weekly sessions with Jo Jingles and Little Kickers as part of our extensive curriculum. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jenny Burgeen or Rachael Nicholls
Contact Position
Nursery Manager Administration Lead
Telephone
E-mail
admin@unity.fcat.org.uk
Website
Unity Nursery Website

Where to go

Name
Unity Nursery
Address
Unity Academy
Warbreck Hill Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
Postcode
FY2 0TS

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per hour
£2 Lunch
Details

Parents and carers can book additional hours on top of their free entitlement core hours between 9am-3pm a day All snack and drinks are included , there is an additional charge for nursery lunch but parents and carers also have the option to send a healthy pack lunch if they prefer. Parents and carers are asked to provide nappies and wipes.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
 Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
 Yes
Experience with
Yes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
 Yes
Details
We will work closely with parents and carers to ensure all dietary requirements are met prior to children starting with us.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
 Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
 No
Details
Nursery is presently only offering childcare to key workers and vulnerable children due to the impact of Covid-19 We are now taking applications for September 2020 in all our age groups and places are still available.

Funded Places

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

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00am 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am 5.30pm
Thursday 8.00am 5.30pm
Friday 8.00am 5.30pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
 No

Local Offer

Description

We are an inclusive nursery with extensive experience of caring for children with a wide variety of additional needs, including speech and language difficulties. Our focus is on early identification and intervention by working closely with professionals supporting a child and making appropriate referrals when required. 

Please contact us for further information.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Birth (0-2)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

When a child is starting at our nursery we spend time talking with parents and carers to gather as much information as possible and identify any concerns they may have regarding their child. 

Once the child has started we closely monitor their well being and involvement and begin our baseline assessments. 

If our assessments highlight areas of concern we will plan next steps and early intervention targeted work with the child, this will be regularly reviewed. We will share this information with parents and carers and support in implementing next steps at home as well.

If the child does not make the progress we hoped then we would arrange a formal meeting with parents and carers to discuss what options are next including referrals to other professionals.

We would regularly meet to discuss early intervention work with parents and progress made this would continue until early intervention is no longer required and the child is within expected age and stage in all areas of development. 

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Our nursery has an EYP and an EYT who are both responsible for teaching and learning within the rooms. 

The children will have a named key person who is responsible for their well being, personal care and liaising with parents and carers about their child's time in nursery and how they are doing.

All nursery practitioners work within the weekly planning offering children one to one, small group and large group work 

Our EY2 practitioners offer the targeted early intervention work for identified children 

All children aged three plus access teacher led carpet time which incorporates all seven areas of learning with a key focus on maths and literacy everyday.

Children also access letters and sounds / phonics work everyday 

Practitioners observe children within play and will model and extend learning is appropriate and identified within each childs individual next steps 

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Each child is seen as an individual and planned for in the same way, observations of children regularly identify interests and their age and stage of development. This information is used to carefully plan experiences and opportunities that will extend their individual learning and challenge in achieving their next steps.

All activities and opportunities are differentiated for each individual child , practitioners know and understand where each child is and use their skills and knowledge to extend their learning 

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

All our weekly planning is displayed and available for parents and carers to look at each week 

Observations are regularly shared through the EExAT app, in addition the Daily Diary app shares daily information on the adult led learning opportunities that the child has accessed that day and ideas on how this can be done at home.

We use the EExAT learning to observe, track and assess a child's ongoing progress and a summary at the end of each term. This information is shared with parents and carers at the end of each term to show the progress that they have made and areas we will be working on in the next term.

Parents and carers can request a parent consultation at anytime to discuss their child's progress. 

Since Covid-19 we have also been using Google Classroom as an early learning tool which has been fantastic and is something that we will look at continuing to support nursery/home learning 

 

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Well being is our main priority and is monitored from the settling in process onwards, the nursery has used the Leuvens scales for many years and is considered as part of the overall holistic approach to your child. 

Nursery has very clear policies which are available to view on our website and are shared as part of the contract prior to a child starting with us. 

Children's views are very important to us and we use regular planned carpet time for feedback on how they are feeling and if they are happy or what makes them sad at nursery. This information is actively used develop our practice and environment  

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

All our staff are qualified to a minimum of level 3 and are extensively trained in supporting children speech and language development through identification and intervention.

We work closely with a wide range of professionals including Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational and Physiotherapists, Area SENDCO, Advisory Teachers, Social Workers, Family Support Workers 

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

WellComm has been our most recent training 

Early Talk Boost 

Hanen 

Elklan 3-5 years 

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

The children can access the forest school provision located on the main school field, this is accessed when academy students are in class 

Children also access Jo Jingles and Little Kickers 

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

The nursery is on one level including entrances and reception areas 

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Nursery links closely with the academy recpetion team to support with transition for thos remaining at Unity 

We also closely link with other schools and this varies dependant on each school 

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Resources specifically purchased for a child through funding remain with that child as they move through nursery and on into reception class. 

Close working with parents and professionals in our regular Team Around the Child Meetings (TAC) will identify specific resources required and how these can be funded / sourced 

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

This is made during our regular TAC Meetings that include parents and professionals working with the child 

 Last updated: 06 Jul 2020