Do Re Mi Day Nursery

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are an outstanding (Ofsted, September 2017) 58 place, family-feel day nursery in Meadowfield for children aged 0-5 years. In the words of one of our mums, 'we are a Nurtury not just a Nursery'.

Creativity, exploration and music are key to our daily adventures and at the heart of learning here. Our Early Years Educators work hard to ensure that playspaces are beautiful and inspiring so that children are relaxed and calm in the environment and masters of their own learning. 

Our nursery is directed by Dr Jane Todd, an Early Years Music Specialist, primary school teacher and University Lecturer. Mrs Louise Carr, an EYP (Early Years Teacher Status) and forest school trained, leads the children's daily adventures.

Curious, discovery, sensory, messy and heuristic play feature heavily in our Do Re Mi days, as do our Do Re Mi musical learning programme, yoga, Do Re Mi dance, outdoor explorations and forest school sessions.

We fully support attachment parenting, valuing each child and family as an individual, working closely with families.

'Do Re Mi, it's the place to be!'  Come and find out more about the 'do re mi difference'!

All staff are Paediatric First Aid trained.

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

Who to contact

Contact name
Dr Jane Todd
Contact position
Director
Telephone
0191 447 0907
E-mail
info@doremidaynursery.com
Website
www.doremidaynursery.com

Where to go

Address
5 City West Business Park
St Johns Road
Meadowfield
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH7 8ER

Other details

Cost description
Please contact us for a current price list.
Age range
From 0 years 1 month to 8 years 0 months

Availability

Childcare availability
Closed bank holidays
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
Dependent on days and sessions, we do have spaces available (updated 2 January 2019).

Other details

School drop off/collection
St Margaret's Church of England Primary School Durham
Browney Academy
St Patrick's R.C. Primary School (Langley Moor)
Neville's Cross Primary School
Silver Tree Primary School
Further drop off/collection details
We currently have space available for collection from St Patrick's Langley Moor
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Outstanding
Ofsted report
Click here to view the latest Ofsted inspection report

Local Offer

Local Offer description

We are able to offer support for children with additional needs.

There are currently two children with hearing impairments and the nursery were the recommended provider for these children from the Sensory Support Service who the nursery work closely with. This was due to our sensory and creative approach and the use of music as part of the language and communication development programme. One Senior Practitioner is Makaton trained. There are also children with delayed speech and global developmental delay.

We work with the professionals surrounding each child to make sure they are not only meeting the children's needs, but exceeding them. We will also endeavour to cater for children with other needs, please call to discuss individual needs.

Please note that our pre-school is located upstairs in our nursery.

Contact name
Mrs Anne Roberts
Contact telephone
0191 447 0907
Contact email
deputy@doremidaynursery.com

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. If we have any cause for concern, we would discuss what we have noted with parents in the first instance. We would then work together to monitor things, calling in the support of external agencies as and when necessary.

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 see each child as an individual and would consider the curriculum for each child on an individual basis. 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 materials and teaching styles to deliver our 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, despite support and interventions that are matched to the child’s area of need, we will (with the consent of parents/carers) involve appropriate specialists.  These may include SENCO teams, health visitors, Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy Service, medical services etc.

The SENCO and parents/carers will work with these outside agencies to 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 training, SEND Code of practice, early identification, speech and language development, Makaton and communication development.

Our team receive regular in house and bespoke training. Staff 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)

0-2 years and 2-3 years provision is accessible by wheelchair. The garden is accessible too and easy to manoeuvre around. Old-school is located on the upper floor and is currently stairs 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 will fully support you and your child with the transition to their next educational establishment through guidance and support. We will liaise with your child's next place of education to pass on and share relevant information to help your child settle in as smoothly as possible.

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Address: 5 City West Business Park  St Johns Road  Meadowfield  Durham  County Durham

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