We are a small setting located in rural Teesdale, we are attached to our primary school; Middleton- in-Teesdale Nursery & Primary School. We are a Day Nursery and Out of School Club.

We have excellent links with the school's adjoining Foundation Stage Unit, and we pride ourselves on our fantastic transition arrangements into 'Big Nursery' ensuring they are as smooth and seamless as possible for each individual child.

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’ in partnership with other childcare in our area. We also offer free 15 hour play and learn sessions for 2 year olds.

We have fantastic links with our local community.

All staff are qualified and well experienced and are dedicated to the ethos of Dawn till Dusk Childcare.

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 - 5:30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Gemma Wallace
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
01833 640 382
E-mail
g.wallace300@durhamlearning.net
Website
www.middleton-in-teesdale.durham.sch.uk/

Where to go

Name
Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary & Nursery School
Address
Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School
Town End
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Barnard Castle
County Durham
Postcode
DL12 0TG

Other details

Age range
18 months - 11 years old

Availability

Childcare availability
Before school
Term time
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Yes
Free 2 yr places
Yes
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)
Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Other information
We currently have a small number of vacancies for our Day Nursery, known as 'Little Nursery'. Your child is able to start with us from as young as 15 months.

Other details

School drop off/collection
Middleton-In-Teesdale Nursery and Primary School
Last Ofsted inspection grade
Good
Ofsted report
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

For more information on our SEND capabilities please contact our SENCo.

Contact name
Gemma Wallace
Contact telephone
01833 640 382
Contact email
g.wallace300@durhamlearning.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?

To track a child's individual progress in relation to their learning and development we use summative and formative assessment.  In accordance to our SEND policy, children identified as having additional needs are given support via quality first teaching and, in some instances, one-to-one support through external funding and through support from the Early Years Team.  All assessments are shared with parents and reviewed termly.

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

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

As we are an inclusive setting, all curriculum and learning opportunities are centered around each individual child's specific needs.

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?

As we are a private setting located on a school site, we are very fortunate to have access to different specialist services such as the school's Speech and Language Therapist. We have also fostered good partnerships with the One Point Hub at Barnard Castle and the Equality and Inclusion Team at County Hall.

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 has attended various courses in relation to SEND. Several members of staff have taken part in specialist speech and language training. All staff have up to date Makaton training.

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

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

Our setting is accessible to all users regardless of disability, both indoors and outdoors.

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?

As we are located within the School's Foundation Stage Unit, transition is seamless. The Little Nursery children interact daily with the older children in Reception and Nursery, and within the school's learning environment when appropriate.  

If children with SEND need extra support with transition, staff from will accompany them on visits into the school's setting.  At the end of last academic year, we also made a transition book of the new learning environment and staff to aid a specific child's transition needs.

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Address: Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School  Town End  Middleton-in-Teesdale  Barnard Castle  County Durham

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