The Laurels Child Care Company Ltd

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’ as well as 15 hours for 2 year olds for those who qualify.

Recently rated as outstanding by Ofsted, we are a small 34 place day nursery in Gilesgate, catering for children aged 3 months to 5 years. 

We offer outstanding quality care and education and pride ourselves on offering a home from home environment for all our children.

We offer pre-school education and have a qualified teacher on site, as well as offering 30 hours to those who qualify. Wrap around care is available for children who access the adjoining nursery school as well as sharing the 30 hours for those families who prefer to split the time between us and nursery school.

We have a six place baby room (for 0-2 years) with a modest outdoor garden area which is accessed every day regardlss of the weather.

Our 28 place pre-school room (for 2-5 years) has a newly extended ajoining classroom for children accesing their nursery education as well as offering a large outdoor play area and a developing allotment area. Along with offering lots of outdoor play and education on the premesis, we also venture into the local woods for our Woodland School for den building and other exciting activities. Woodland School promotes all areas of children's development and teaches life skills all whilst exploring the natural environment.

In our recently extended conservatory room our 3 year olds can engage in more focussed activities with our qualified teacher. This space allows for high quality teaching and learning, in order to promote school readiness.

We work very much 'in the moment' and the children lead their own learning however, we do recognise that adult intervention is necessary at times in order to close any gaps in learning.

To find out more about help with childcare costs please visit www.durham.gov.uk/childcarecosts

When is it on?

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session information
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Morning sessions 8.00am - 1.00pm
Afternoon sessions 1.00 - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Jayne Kavanagh
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0191 384 9795
E-mail
laurelschildcareltd@gmail.com
Website
https://www.laurelschildcare.com/

Where to go

Name
Laurel Avenue Children's Centre
Address
The Woodlands
Gilesgate
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH1 2EY

Other details

Cost description
0-2 years:
£24 (8.00am -1.00pm or 1.00 - 6.00pm).
£46 (Full day 8.00am - 6.00pm).

2-5 years:
£23 (8.00am -1.00pm or 1.00 - 6.00pm).
£42 (Full day 8.00am - 6.00pm).
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Availability

Further information
The Nursery is closed for all statutory bank holidays and for a 2 week period over the Christmas holidays.
Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
We have limited availability in both rooms and offer only 8.00am - 1.00pm, 1.00 - 6.00pm or 8.00am - 6.00pm and no longer offer part sessions. You can place your child on a waiting list as circumstances change, places may become available, for example age change and moving school.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Laurel Avenue Community Primary School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

We are committed to providing our children with full and timely support for any special educational need or disability.

We have two Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) who attend a full range of training courses available to us through Durham County Council's Education Development Team to maintain their knowledge of SEND. 

We are currently involved in a maths Hub where we will receive support in developing and progressing Maths outcomes for children.  

We are based within a One Point Hub, so work closely with various professionals on site. This enables us to provide the best possible care for all our children. 

Staff are all up-skilled as and when required to suit the needs of the children. For example all staff have had training around peg feeding to co-incide with children attending our setting.

Contact name
Rhona Kilgour or Jayne Kavanagh
Contact telephone
0191 384 9795
Contact email
laurelschildcareltd@gmail.com
Links
Laurels Childcare

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

How does the early year's provision identify and assess children with special educational needs and disabilities?

We work closely with parents to establish any specific needs of our children. We carry out termly development assessments (Flying From the Start) of our children from which we gather data. Any gaps in learning are easily identified and appropriate measures are put in place to enable us to enhance our provision to potentially close these gaps. 

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to meet children's developmental needs?

We promote individualised learning for our children and set realistic targets and next steps, tailored to meet each child's needs in line with the EYFS framework.

SEN support plans are put in place for children with SEND and are developed in partnership with their parents. 

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the early years setting?

We are based within a One Point Hub which allows us access to many proffesionals such as Health Visitors, Portage workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Health Therapists and Educational Psychologists.   

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had, or are having?

Our SENCO's attend regular business meetings and training courses enabling them to maintain a high level of knowledge with regards to SEND. Any information gained from these is shared with all staff through in-house training and regular staff meetings. Any key people working with children with SEND will be placed on training relevant to the key child's specific needs.

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

How accessible is the early years setting environment? (indoors/outdoors)

Our setting is all on the lower level of the building and is wheelchair friendly. We have changing facilities which are fit for purpose and disabled toilets throughout the building as well as within the pre-school room.

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

How will the early years provision prepare and support my child(ren's) transition to their next educational establishment?

Our SENCO and children's key person attends EHC meetings and ensures that transitions to school or nursery school are as smooth as possibe

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