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Bearwood Pre-School

We are in a building situated on the site at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School. We are a separate provision from the school although we do have good liaison with them and offer a collection service for the afternoon to enable parents too access 30 hour funding either by using 30 hours with us or a combination of mornings at nursery and afternoons with us to ensure good transition for the children if they attend the school following on from pre-school.This enables parents to access 30 hour funding across both settings. All staff have a valid first aid certificate and keep their training ongoing, this enables them to keep up to date with all new legislation and to enable us to provide your child with the best learning and care possible. We follow the early years foundation stage curriculum and each child has an account with tapestry learning journal which is supported by having their own key person and buddy, parents and carers can add observations enabling us to work together to monitor their achievements and progress during their time in the setting. We encourage partnership working with families and encourage pro-active involvement. We have staff trained in special educational needs and two designated safeguarding officers. Children have a nutritious breakfast during the morning session,encouraging healthy eating and socialisation. We provide fruit and vegetables at snack time and have a healthy eating policy in place. We provide a good variety of activities and have a lovely outdoor area which has soft play surface and a grassed area this is used throughout the year. We have small group work sessions every day with a small number of children and one adult giving the opportunity for educational based activities in a quite environment. Children are required to bring a packed lunch if attending the afternoon session which we encourage should be healthy. We collect from Bearwood Primary and Nursery School at 12:00, children can return to our setting for lunch and the afternoon session. We have a strong inclusion approach in the setting to ensure we cater for all families, making them feel welcome. We have a variety of resources that you can borrow to share with your child at home including Bertie the Bearwood Bear,Starting out bags and sharing bags. We offer settling sessions before your childs start date ,this gives you the opportunity to meet your childs key person and buddy and to ask any questions that you may have. Children can wear a uniform but this is not compulsory.

Bearwood Primary And Nursery School
Barons Road
BH11 9UN
07504 262558
07504 262558
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Childcare Type:
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision Type:
Childcare on non-domestic premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers:
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 Year Old Entitlement
Outdoor Play Area/Garden
Visits and Outings
Times Available:
Monday 09:00-15:00
Tuesday 09:00-15:00
Wednesday 09:00-15:00
Thursday 09:00-15:00
Friday 09:00-15:00
All Year Round
From 2 years  0 months to 5 years  0 months.
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
Session times are 9:00am -12:00pm and 12:00pm -3:00pm and 9:00am -3:00pm Term time only contracts.
Immediate Vacancies
Vacancy Information:
As of 12/10/21 Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 12.00-3.00pm
No of vacancies:
This provider collects from these schools:
Bearwood Primary and Nursery School
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Last Inspection Judgement:
Last Inspection Date:
Special Provisions:
Visual impairment
Caters for Special Diets:
We will provide for any dietary requirements when providing snacks in the setting.
Referral Procedure:
Parents can reserve sessions via an application form online via the applications section our website, or once they have visited the setting they can complete and return an application form. The sessions are subject to availability.
Languages Spoken:

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND? 

We communicate verbally via telephone or face to face when possible. We speak to the parents in a confidential area at a time to suit them.  

We can email any communications directly to the parents/carers  

How do you help children settle into your setting? 

We offer settling in sessions where the child and family can meet their key person and they can investigate their new environment. We would ensure we have all the information about the child to ensure that their needs are met effectively. His would be the opportunity for us to observe any changes that need to be made or any additional resources that may support your child’s needs   

What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school? 

We support transition to school by arranging meetings with them and ensure all information is transferred in good detail. We offer new settings to come and visit them and have the opportunity to meet with the child’s key person. 

How do you find out how each child likes to learn? 

We ask parents to complete an all about me section on our learning journey ,they can do this at a visit to the setting or at home where this can then be read by the childs key perron and fed back to all staff  

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation 

We have two staff trained in send who update their knowledge by attending updates within the local authority. All updates are fed back to all staff so they are aware of all procedures that must be adhered too.  

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 26/05/2021. 

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised As (Scheme):
2 Year Old Early Education Provider
30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
Tax Free Childcare Provider
3 & 4 Year Old Early Education Provider