The Little School House Nursery
The Little School House is a quality teacher-led nursery.We aim to make the early years of a child's development an enjoyable, rewarding and positive experience. A practical child-centred approach has been adopted where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace. We strive to ensure that all children feel happy, relaxed and safe and encourage them to feel confident in co-operating and developing good relationships with the adults caring for them and with other children in the setting. We are confident that our ethos and values will have a positve impact on your child's formative years.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Vincent's School For The Blind
Yew Tree Lane
- L12 9HN
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £18.00 per Session £35.00 per Day
- Extended daycare 8.30am-5.30pm £45.00 Prices include hot dinner option.
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 8.30 5.30 Tuesday 8.30 5.30 Wednesday 8.30 5.30 Thursday 8.30 5.30 Friday 8.30 5.30
- Other Availability
- We offer sessional care on a term time only basis plus wraparound. Morning session 8.30 - 11.30am Afternoon session 12.30- 3.30pm. From September 2017, our opening hours will be 8.30am-5.30pm.
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
Before your child joins us, we will hold a pre-entry meeting which will give you an opportunity to discuss your child’s special educational needs or any worries or concerns you may wish to share with us regarding his/her development. With your permission, we will liaise with your child’s previous setting and any professionals who are involved with your child.
How will the staff in the setting support my child?
We work with parents to find out children’s starting points when they join our setting. Two year Progress Checks, on-going observations and assessments are carried out in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, which gives us a full picture of the children’s learning and development, and enables us to identify any areas in which they may need additional support. Evidence of the children’s learning and progress is documented in their individual Learning Journals which are monitored, reviewed and shared with parents regularly. If a child has been identified as requiring additional support, a play plan will be put in place and his/her key person will deliver dedicated intervention work in small groups or on a 1-1 basis. We use a variety of strategies including, visual timetables, now and next boards and additional sensory play .Where necessary, a referral may be made to specialist services.
How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs?
Our planning is informed by the children’s interests, both at home and within nursery, and through their individual development needs. Key persons observe their children and plan activities to support the children’s next steps in learning. Whole group activities are differentiated to ensure they are accessible to all the children.
What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting?
We work in partnership with the Local Authority Quality Improvement and have well established links with health and social care agencies, made possible through attendance of SEN consortia meetings, SEN Diptac meetings and PVI meetings. This benefits children with special educational needs and/or disabilities by providing access to professionals such as, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Community Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, SENISS and CAMHS. We are based on St Vincent’s School site (A specialist School for sensory impairment and other needs) and therefore have further access to training via the school. Staff have accessed EHAT training and have good links with the local children centre which enables us to access support for all the whole family as well as individual children.
How accessible is the setting?
Our setting is accessible to wheelchair users via the ramp at the front entrance. We are happy to discuss your child’s individual needs and to make reasonable adjustments where necessary.
How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education?
We work in partnership with local schools and attend Local Authority Transition meetings to support children’s transition to their next stage of education. Within the setting we will plan activities to prepare children for school life such as role play including uniforms and lunch boxes. Prior to your child moving to primary school, we will invite teachers into the setting to meet the children and prepare transition booklets containing photographs of their new teachers and environment to familiarise the child with their new setting. Meetings will be arranged with parents, teachers and SENCO from the child’s new school to pass on important information and a pen portrait of the child will be created with strategies to help staff working with him/her. Where necessary, we will access Outreach Support Workers from SENISS to support children during their first weeks in school and help their transition go as smoothly as possible.
How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?
We hold parent meetings to discuss children’s progress and parents are encouraged to be involved in providing information for their child’s learning journals. Staff are available each day to chat to parents and discuss any concerns/worries, or to share information about their child’s progress. We link with local children’ centres to support families and their children.
- Contact Telephone
- 0151 220 3801
- Contact Email