St Oswald's Sunshine Club

St Oswald’s Sunshine Club is able to offer nursery places for 3-4 year olds for 15, 21 or 30 funded hours for 50 weeks of the year, located in Elvet, Durham.

We are open 7.45am - 6.00pm all year round (with the exception of Christmas and bank holidays).

In addition to being a day nursery, we also offer a breakfast and after school club provision to our nursery children and to the children of St. Oswald's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary and Nursery School, as well as holiday club, which is accessible to all 3-11 year olds.

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
Evening
Session information
Monday to Friday 7.45am - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs Liz Donbavand
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
0191 386 8029
E-mail
sunshine@stoswaldsdurham.net
Website
www.stoswaldsdurham.net/.../sunshine-club

Where to go

Name
St Oswald’s C of E Aided Primary and Nursery School
Address
Church Street
Elvet
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH1 3DQ

Other details

Age range
From 3 years 0 months to 11 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
Before school
Term time
School holidays
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
No
Will be providing 30 hours
Yes
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
St. Oswald's Church of England Voluntary Aided Nursery School

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Monday to Friday for children aged three and four and breakfast and after school club for children, who attend St. Oswald's School. Holiday club spaces available - please call to book in for sessions required.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

Our SENCo is Mrs Carly Laddie, who attends regular SENCo meetings and relays the information back to staff. She works in the nursery all week and is available if anyone needs to discuss their child's needs. 

In school we have a lift to enable children with physical disabilities to access the upper floor. The school is fully accessible for people in wheelchairs.

You can find out more about SEND at St Oswald's on our website.

Contact name
Carly Laddie
Contact telephone
0191 386 8322
Contact email
sunshine@stoswaldsdurham.net

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?
  • Observations;
  • Speaking with the parents;
  • Contacting Early Years team for support;
  • SENCO referrals;
  • Support plans so all staff are aware of needs. 

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

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

Planning is done between Sunshine Club and Nursery.  After the initial planning is put in place, we also go with the children's ideas and interests and we aim to carry out activities to fit the needs of the children. We aim to work at each child's level. We move the children on if they are capable of extending the learning and work at a lower level for the children who find it difficult to grasp whatever we are doing.

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?
  • Education Psychology;
  • Speech and Language Therapist;
  • School Nurse;
  • Occupational Therapy;
  • Physiotherapy;

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?

SENCo attend regular meetings. Courses are available and staff are given extra support and training to the need of the child. 

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

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

Very accessible; doors are open in all weathers and each child is provided with waterproofs.  Learning is taken outdoors to enhance the learning indoors.  All doors have ramps and are easy for anyone to come and go throughout the day.  Nursery yard is a big space that is open and provides a lot of space for children to play.

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?

Children from this setting will have several visits to our Reception class and all assessments etc. are passed on to teaching staff.

Children going to other local schools will also have the opportunity to visit.  Teachers from the relevant schools come here to speak with us and to meet the children in our setting.

All assessments and learning journeys are passed on.

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Address: Church Street  Elvet  Durham  County Durham

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