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Little Waves Community Nursery

Outstanding Ofsted grading in all areas, August 2014

“Children thrive in the exceptionally stimulating learning environment where they make excellent progress from their starting point.”

Little Waves Community Nursery is situated in the grounds of Windwhistle Primary School. It is part of the South Weston Children’s Centre and operates from a purpose built premises. Children access three playrooms and a secure enclosed outside area.

Staff

“staff are highly skilled, motivated and enthusiastic. They are thoroughly committed to the children, their families and their drive to improve achievement.”

The nursery employs ten members of staff to work directly with the children. All staff have an Early Years qualification at Level 3 or above, including the manager who has Early Years Professional Status and two additional staff who have their BA Hons in Early Years and a number of staff who are working towards their Foundation Degree in Early Years.

All staff have qualifications/training in relation to safeguarding and child protection. They all have a paediatric first aid certificate and a food hygiene certificate. The nursery and its staff have a strong commitment to professional development.

Little Waves was the first nursery in North Somerset to be awarded with the ICAN Early Talk accreditation supporting speech and communication skills in young children.

 

Environment

The nursery playrooms are equipped with good quality resources with a strong focus on natural materials. Staff set up provocations and activities in order to inspire and nurture children’s creativity and curiosity in all areas of leaning and development. Within the rooms we have a library area and an imaginative play area which changes to suit the children’s interest. Children have access to a variety of ICT equipment, including an IPAD, and a number of creative and sensory resources.

The nursery garden has a mud kitchen, playhouse, sandpit, wooden stage, willow den, a water table with pump attached and a variety of other resources. This natural environment is enhanced by the flowers, herbs and willow tree with designated areas for age groups.

Children have access to the school field, school gym and school sensory room. We access the local community regularly, visiting nearby parks, allotments and the library.

 

What we offer

Each child is allocated a member of staff to be their key person. The nursery team plan enriching and exciting activities across the educational programmes to support individuals’ progress. The key person completes a learning diary for each child celebrating their achievements and working in partnership with parents and carers.

At every session children are offered a healthy snack and drink with water available throughout the sessions.

“To be the best we can be”

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lucy Thie
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01934 427 450
E-mail
LittleWaves.Nursery@n-somerset.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Little Waves Community Nursery
Address
Kingsley Road
Weston-Super-Mare
Postcode
BS23 3TZ

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£37.40 Full day 3 - 5 years
£39.00 Full day 2 - 3 years
£52.00 Full day - Under 2's
Details
Please contact the nursery for further details of costings for full days, lunch sessions and additional hours including wraparound provision as prices vary dependent upon child's funding stream.
Related Links
Ofsted Report

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Easy one level access and accessible toilet.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Communication and Interaction
Deafness
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Downs syndrome
Physical impairment
Dyslexia
Serious allergy
Eczema
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Emotional needs
Speech, language & Communication delay
Asthma
Hearing impairment
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Learning difficulties
Cerebral palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning
Details
We work alongside a number of professionals including Springboard, speech and language therapists, Educational Psychologists in order to meet the needs of each unique child. Staff access regular training to support children with SEND and our Inclusion Co-ordinator leads on all aspects of the SEND framework.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Contact Little Waves for further information about the vacancies.

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
In partnership with Windwhistle Primary School.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:40 15:30
Tuesday 08:40 15:30
Wednesday 08:40 15:30
Thursday 08:40 15:30
Friday 08:40 15:30
Other Availability
We are a term time only setting and offer families a choice of 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions. We offer 0-2 provision Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8.40am to 11.40am.

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY332399
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
07/06/2006IntegratedGood
26/01/2007IntegratedGood
15/10/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
04/08/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local offer

Description

Please see above under heading 'Inclusion'

At Little Waves we will work with all outside agencies and professionals to cater for and support each individual child and their families with any SEND.

Contact Name
Lucy Thie
Contact Telephone
01934 427 450
Contact Email
LittleWaves.Nursery@n-somerset.gov.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
Universal
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