Busy Bears Day Nursery

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are a day nursery and holiday scheme located in Bearpark, Durham.

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

 

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Morning session 7.30am - 1.00pm
Afternoon session 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Emma Ellison
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0191 373 5500
E-mail
enquiries@busybearsdurham.co.uk
Website
www.busybearsdurham.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Fields View
Bearpark
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH7 7AA

Other details

Cost description
Please contact us for up to date fee structures.
Age range
From 0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Term time
School holidays
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes

Other details

School drop off/collection
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

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?

All children’s learning and development are monitored and assessed to review children’s progress. Practitioners use the Early years outcomes as an aid to help them understand the outcomes children should be working towards. Practitioners assess the extent to which a child is developing at expected levels for their age.

Where a child appears to be behind expected level’s or where a child’s progress gives cause for concern, practitioners consider all the information about the child’s learning and development from within and beyond the setting, including formal assessments and practitioner observations.

Parents/carers will be consulted at the first opportunity in a sensitive manner. We will ask parents/ carers to contribute to observations and discuss any concerns they may have about their child’s needs and the provisions being made available to them.

Planning will be done together to find the most effective actions appropriate to the support the child and family. We will work in partnership with the Education Development Service and seek appropriate advice and support, including DCATCH funding.

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 endeavour to provide an inclusive environment by:

  • long, medium and short term planning for all children contains approaches ensuring differentiation to support the inclusion and progress of all children
  • Differentiation is embedded into planning to ensure inclusion for all children and that all children experience success and gain confidence
  • Adapting our materials and teaching styles to deliver learning activities to children’s individual needs
  • Monitoring how each child with SEN learns, using a Special Carer System (key person)

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?

Where a child continues to make less than expected progress, despites support and interventions that are matched to the child’s area of need, practitioners will with the consent of parents/carers involve appropriate specialists’.  

These may include:

  • Area SENCO teams
  • health visitors
  • Educational Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • medical services etc.

Working with these outside agencies, the SENCO, parents/carers will devise and implement a support plan.

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?

Team members are highly trained in supporting children with SEND.

Training to date has included:

  • Autism Tier 1,2 and 3
  • SEND Code of practice
  • I CAN talk
  • early identification
  • speech and language development
  • Makaton
  • communication development
  • early movement and dyspraxia

The team receive regular in house and bespoke training. Special carers attend additional courses to ensure they are fully equipped to support children effectively as need arises.

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

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

0-3 year old provision is accessible via wheelchair, however 3-4 year old provision is upstairs.

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