We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are a Day Nursery in Hilde and Bede College, Durham University. We offer flexible 15 hours for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 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 8.00am - 6.00pm.
Sessions available 8.00am - 1.00pm and 1.00pm - 6.00pm.

Who to contact

Contact name
Kim Roberts
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0191 334 8153
E-mail
day.nursery@durham.ac.uk
Website
https://www.dur.ac.uk/

Where to go

Address
The Haworth Building
Leazes Road
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH1 1TA

Other details

Cost description
Further information on fees can be obtained by contacting us.
Age range
From 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Availability

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

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
Limited availability. Please contact us for more information (updated 14th February 2020).

Other details

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

Local Offer

Local Offer description

We are currently closed from Friday 20.3.2020 until further notice due to advice from the Government in relation to COVID - 19

Durham University Day Nursery is a 90 place nursery for students, staff and non-university users. We are situated in the college of St Hilde and Bede just off A690 and A181.

We have a number of dedicated nursery drop off parking spaces located in the front of the building, making drop off and collection easy and convenient.

We aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced learning environment that is committed to the inclusion of children with special educational needs.

Our philosophy is that all children with or without special needs should have the opportunity to develop individually to their full potential within a safe secure and stimulating environment.

We have two highly skilled Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) with a wide range of experiences and knowledge. One SENCO has achieved CACHE level 3 Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership.

Contact name
Kim Roberts
Contact telephone
0191 334 8153
Contact email
day.nursery@durham.ac.uk

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 are committed to the early identification of children who may have additional needs. We have a 'Meeting Special Educational Needs SEND' Policy, which clearly identifies how we provide for children with additional needs.

We have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in 2 of our nursery rooms to support the staff across the nursery in early identification and interventions. If a child's progress is below expected levels, nursery will review information about their learning and development in partnership with parents.

Parents/carers are consulted and asked to contribute to observations and discuss any concerns they may have about their child.

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

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

Each key person will plan for their individual key children to ensure they deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. All activities are differentiated to suit the stages of all children.

A support plan will be put in place with the child's key person, SENCO and child's parents/carer.

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 have worked with several outside agencies such as Portage, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language and Outreach Workers.

The council also provides training for SENCO's.

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?

We have benefited from in house training from several experts such as:

  • Level 1 Autism Training
  • Communication and Language.

Our SENCO attends termly business meetings organised by the council.

The council also provides training for SENCO.

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

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

Our nursery is on one level with ramps to all outside areas for easy access.

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?

We have excellent links with local schools and work hard with schools to provide a smooth transition to school for all children.

Any transition to school for a child with special educational needs is planned with the parents, nursery and school.

Disclaimer

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Address: The Haworth Building  Leazes Road  Durham  County Durham

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