We offer 15 hours free play and learn for 2 year olds, 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds and the ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are an independent nursery in Seaham, caring for children aged 2-5 years. Many staff are qualified to level 3 and above. Most staff also hold a paediatric first aid qualification.

Spaces are available on a full and part time basis term time only and all year round with all meals and snacks included in the place at no additional cost.

Staff have knowledge and experience of caring for children with additional needs and disability.

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

When is it on?

Session information
We are open from 8.00am - 6.00pm with part time sessions available.
8.00am - 6.00pm / 8.00am - 1.00pm / 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Gillian Mellenthin
Contact position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
0191 513 0293
E-mail
littlewavesdaynursery@yahoo.com

Where to go

Address
1
Emily Street East
Seaham
County Durham
Postcode
SR7 7SH

Other details

Cost description
Please contact nursery for details.

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
Full and part time spaces available for term time only and all year round places

Other details

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

Local Offer description

We have a dedicated SENCO who recently achieved her SENCO award. She supports all children and their families to help the children grow and flourish by developing the appropriate support for individual needs and working closely with the multiagency team.

All staff here at Little Waves have experience and knowledge of a differing range of needs.

We are accessible to all children and families with mobility needs.

Staff regularly update their knowledge through training and research and work closely with each family to obtain and develop a plan of support.

Contact name
Gillian Mellenthin / Lisa Roberts
Contact telephone
0191 513 0293
Contact email
littlewavesdaynursery@yahoo.com/ littlewavesdaynurserysendep@yahoo.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 very closely with each individual child, observing them and assess their development. We use the EYFS guidance and monitor each child's progress. We work closely with the parents to identify each child's needs and develop a plan of support where needed and where necessary seek additional support.

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 child will have their own plan of support which will help them develop based upon their needs, interests and own way of learning to support them to develop to their full potential.

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 work in partnership with a wide range of professionals such as those from the One Point Service, Equality and Inclusion team, Portage: ranging from Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Educational Psychologists, Health Visitors, Occupational Health Local Authority Advisors and other additional services.

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?

All staff have received training in assessing children's development and can plan for additional support when necessary. The nursery has 2 SENCO's and one has recently received her level 3 SENCO award. Knowledge, support and guidance is regularly updated through the SENCO accessing SENCO business meetings to advise upon training available. Some staff are  training in specific areas such as Makaton, working with children identified with specific needs .

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

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

The nursery has a disability access point at the rear of the building. The lower floor and outdoor area is accessible to all.

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?

The SENCO and keyworker continually work closely with parents planning the next steps in all areas of learning and development. Transitions are carefully planned and we work closely with the new setting and arrange meetings with the new setting. The SENCO/ key worker can visit with the child to aid transition. Staff from the new setting are welcome in the nursery to meet parents and their child and share achievements and progress.

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Address: 1  Emily Street East  Seaham  County Durham

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