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Early Years @ Highfield

Day nursery

Early Years @ Highfield provides a welcoming setting for all families and their children. We work closely with parents/carers to ensure they are active partners in all areas of the care their child receives. The daycare provides many opportunities for children to feel safe, secure, stimulated and happy. We encourage learning through play to promote and develop children's individual skills, knowledge and understanding. We provide children with stimulating, purposeful and engaging  activities and experiences in line with the Early Years foundation stage. Examples of these exciting activites and the experiences are: cooking, painting, building, role-play, water play, sand play, clay, investigating, parachute games, outside play fun in our meadow area and much much more.

Who to contact

Name
Natasha Trinder/Diane Armstrong/Danielle Reid
Position
Daycare Managers/SENDco
Telephone
01473 742534 option 3
Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Address
Early Years @ Highfield Daycare
Chesterfield Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 6DW
Notes

Early Years @ Highfield is co-located with Highfield Nursery School and Children's Centre. Please follow signs for Highfield Nursery, parking is available at the rear of the building (next to Castle Hill Community Centre).

Additional contact

Name
Natasha Trinder/Diane Armstrong
Position
Daycare Managers
Telephone
01473 742534 option 3
Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Address
Early Years @ highfield daycare
Chesterfield Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 6DW

Where to go

Name
Early Years @ Highfield, Highfield Nursery School & Childrens Centre
Address
Chesterfield Drive
IPSWICH
SUFFOLK
Postcode
IP1 6DW
Venue Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Venue Website
http://www.highfield.suffolk.sch.uk/early-years-daycare
Parking details
Parking is available in an enclosed car park located at the rear of the centre. There are approximately 30 parking spaces, 3 of which are designated Disabled Parking.
Transport
Highfield is located less than 5 minutes walk from Norwich Road, which is serviced by a regular bus route to and from Ipswich Town Centre
Notes

Main bus route into town.

Accessible building to all users

We have additional Meadow and pond areas for the children to explore. The pond area is a supervised and safe environment 

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£44.30 2 years - per day
£42.30 3 years plus - per day
£35.90 ( 8-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£34.30 (8-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£12.60 (8.30-11.30 and 1-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£12.00 ( 8.30-11.30 and 1-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£31.70 ( 9-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£30.30 (9-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£19.10 (9-1 session) 2 years - Per session
£18.30 (9-1 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£21.00 (1-6 session) 2 years - Per session
£20.00 (1-6 session) 3 years plus - Per session
Cost Details
We offer age related prices for 2-3 years and for 3-5 years old.
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Notes

Early Years @ Highfield daycare was opened in January 2007.The daycare team provide high quality care and education for 24 children aged two to five years. The daycare room is an attractive purpose built room with exciting play areas inside and outside and also areas for quieter activities and sleeping.

 

 Our main aim is to provide a happy, caring environment which promotes the all round development of each individual child in our care. We recognise that promoting and fostering the emotional and social development of children with additional needs, is equally as importance as supporting their identified areas of need. We do this by ensuring every child has full access to all areas of provision and opportunities that we offer. We give every child a voice and ensure that their views and opinions are meaningfully sought and genuinely valued, Key Persons work closely with children with additional needs to find out about their interests and ideas - particularly when devising targets for IEP's.  We acknowledge that while all children have the right to participate in all aspects of the provision, sometimes adaptations may need to take place in order for each child to have success and achieve.

This aim was recognised in July 2007 and again in November 2009 and November 2014 when the daycare received ‘Outstanding’ in all Ofsted inspections.We are very proud of these achievements and they are a testament to the passionate and committed team that work here. Please follow this link to read our latest Ofsted Inspection Report.http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY337155

 

 In recognition of our work in supporting young children's communication, we were awarded the Every Child A Talker (ECaT) standard in August 2013.

We also participated in the Two count here project through Suffolk County Council

The Daycare manager is a Key practitioner and can support other settings with parental partnerships and learning environments.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated
30/10/2017

Who to contact

Name
Natasha Trinder/Diane Armstrong/Danielle Reid
Position
Daycare Managers/SENDco
Address
Early Years @ Highfield Daycare
Chesterfield Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 6DW
Venue Notes

Main bus route into town.

Accessible building to all users

We have additional Meadow and pond areas for the children to explore. The pond area is a supervised and safe environment 

Telephone
01473 742534 option 3
Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Notes

Early Years @ Highfield is co-located with Highfield Nursery School and Children's Centre. Please follow signs for Highfield Nursery, parking is available at the rear of the building (next to Castle Hill Community Centre).

Venue Details

Venue
Early Years @ Highfield, Highfield Nursery School & Childrens Centre
Address
Chesterfield Drive
IPSWICH
SUFFOLK
Postcode
IP1 6DW
Venue Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Venue Website
http://www.highfield.suffolk.sch.uk/early-years-daycare
Parking available
Parking details
Parking is available in an enclosed car park located at the rear of the centre. There are approximately 30 parking spaces, 3 of which are designated Disabled Parking.
Transport
Highfield is located less than 5 minutes walk from Norwich Road, which is serviced by a regular bus route to and from Ipswich Town Centre
Notes

Main bus route into town.

Accessible building to all users

We have additional Meadow and pond areas for the children to explore. The pond area is a supervised and safe environment 

Additional contact

Name
Natasha Trinder/Diane Armstrong
Position
Daycare Managers
Telephone
01473 742534 option 3
Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Address
Early Years @ highfield daycare
Chesterfield Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 6DW

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
Highfield Nursery School

Vacancies

Last updated
25/07/2017
Immediate vacancies
No
Other information
Please contact Early Years @ Highfield for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We are a fully inclusive setting, who support all children and their families with English as an Additional Language and we warmly welcome families from all cultures to our setting to share their experiences.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We have had vast experience in working with children special dietary needs, including; dairy, egg and nut allergies. We have developed stringent working practices in which to support these children, and work closely with parents to devise Care Plans outlining procedures required to meet individual children's dietary needs - whilst ensuring that they are fully included in lunch and snack times.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Our setting is committed to staff development and their training, therefore the team at Early Years @ Highfield have a range of experience and knowledge relating to SEND. We pride ourselves on developing our own expertise, experience and skills relevant to the individual needs of our children. The setting's SENCo's has experience of working with children with a range of additional and complex needs. Our setting Manager is also an accredited SENDco and has a vast amount of experience working with families and children
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Downs syndrome
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Generalised Hypotonia
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hydroclelus
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Muscular dystrophy
Physical impairment
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment
Williams Syndrome

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£44.30 2 years - per day
£42.30 3 years plus - per day
£35.90 ( 8-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£34.30 (8-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£12.60 (8.30-11.30 and 1-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£12.00 ( 8.30-11.30 and 1-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£31.70 ( 9-4 session) 2 years - Per session
£30.30 (9-4 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£19.10 (9-1 session) 2 years - Per session
£18.30 (9-1 session) 3 years plus - Per session
£21.00 (1-6 session) 2 years - Per session
£20.00 (1-6 session) 3 years plus - Per session
Details
We offer age related prices for 2-3 years and for 3-5 years old.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Notes

Early Years @ Highfield daycare was opened in January 2007.The daycare team provide high quality care and education for 24 children aged two to five years. The daycare room is an attractive purpose built room with exciting play areas inside and outside and also areas for quieter activities and sleeping.

 

 Our main aim is to provide a happy, caring environment which promotes the all round development of each individual child in our care. We recognise that promoting and fostering the emotional and social development of children with additional needs, is equally as importance as supporting their identified areas of need. We do this by ensuring every child has full access to all areas of provision and opportunities that we offer. We give every child a voice and ensure that their views and opinions are meaningfully sought and genuinely valued, Key Persons work closely with children with additional needs to find out about their interests and ideas - particularly when devising targets for IEP's.  We acknowledge that while all children have the right to participate in all aspects of the provision, sometimes adaptations may need to take place in order for each child to have success and achieve.

This aim was recognised in July 2007 and again in November 2009 and November 2014 when the daycare received ‘Outstanding’ in all Ofsted inspections.We are very proud of these achievements and they are a testament to the passionate and committed team that work here. Please follow this link to read our latest Ofsted Inspection Report.http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY337155

 

 In recognition of our work in supporting young children's communication, we were awarded the Every Child A Talker (ECaT) standard in August 2013.

We also participated in the Two count here project through Suffolk County Council

The Daycare manager is a Key practitioner and can support other settings with parental partnerships and learning environments.

 

 

 

 

 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
30/10/2017

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY337155
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/07/2007Combined Inspection - ChildcareOutstanding
06/07/2007Combined Inspection - Nursery EducationOutstanding
19/11/2009EYR InspectionOutstanding
16/10/2014EYR InspectionOutstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Here at Early Years @ Highfield, we aim to provide an environment inclusive to all children. We are committed to ensuring that all childrem are given the opportunities and support needed to achieve their full potential.   

 

We acknowledge and respect that each child attending our setting is unique, and some children may require individual support due to their unique set of needs. Every child within our provision is given the opportunity to become a confident learner. 

 

We closely monitor the progress of each child who attends our setting through a range of approaches and methods. This monitoring of progress ensures that each child is achieving to their fullest potential, and any possible difficulties are identified swiftly.

 

Early Years @ Highfield employs the following monitoring and assessment methods, with the aim of highlighting any potential areas of development for children within our care;

·         Each child is assigned an experienced Key Person whom welcomes and helps settles them into our environment. This Key Person also meets with each child’s parent/carer before they begin accessing our setting; this meeting enables parent/carers to talk about any concerns they may have about their child’s development, as well as enabling Key Person’s to talk through important aspects about how we identify and support children’s individual needs. Initial information about children’s needs, strengths and interests are recorded on an Observation and Assessment Grids; this information along with initial observations of each child forms ‘on entry data’ which further helps us to monitor children’s development and progress during their time with us.

·         This consistent Key Person is responsible  for collating observations and assessments of each child, which are added to children’s Learning Journeys. Parents/carers are also warmly invited to add comments and observations to this document, Learning Journeys are stored in a shelving unit within the day care room, and are readily accessible to parents.

·         At the end of each term, the Key Person analyses all observations they have gathered for the child during the past weeks and compiles this information in the form of an ‘Observation and Assessment grid’. The Key Person also devises ‘Next Steps for Development’ for each child to work towards during the next term. These Next Steps are wholly individualised and are relevant to each child’s unique developmental journey; we uphold an ethos which fosters the opinion that all children’s developmental journey will be different and each individual child will undoubtedly demonstrate skills and strengths which will vary dramatically from their peers.

·         In addition to monitoring through everyday observations, we also complete a 2 year old Learning and Development Summary. As a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) Key Person’s use information they have gathered through day to day observations, as well as knowledge gained through discussions with parent/carers, to complete this progress summary for all 2 year olds within our care. In this document Key Persons will discuss and identify children’s strengths and any areas of development they may have observed; making specific comments about children’s progress in the three prime areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language, Physical Development. They will also write comments about children’s demonstrations of key learning attributes; the characteristics of effective learning.

 

The aim of this progress check is to inform parent/carers of their child’s progress within the setting, which also acts as a tools for early identification of any potential difficulty or need that the child may be experiencing. This document is shared with parents/carers and they are strongly encouraged to record their own views and opinions about their child’s learning and development.

 

·         Next Steps may involve Key Persons devising targeted activities which will promote children’s development in a specific area. During the forthcoming weeks if it is observed that child had not made progress towards meeting targeted Next Steps, targets would then be adapted and further structured activities devised in order to ascertain whether this may an area of potential need for further investigation.

 

·         While we ensure that time and opportunities are given for Key Person to support children in meeting their devised Next Steps, we uphold the view that early identification and action are key in planning adequate support and achieving positive outcomes for children with SEND and Disabilities. Therefore it is vital that requests for further support and guidance from outside agencies are not delayed in any way.

 

·         Key Persons regularly meet with the setting SENDco and/or Manager to discuss any concerns they may be having regarding a child’s development and progress. During these supervision times, next steps of action are discussed, and following this parents/carers are invited into the setting to talk through any concerns that arise. Parental partnerships are crucial in achieving the best outcomes for children with SEN and Disability, and we strongly advocate an honest and open approach. Key Persons work hard to build trusting and effective relationships with parent/carers, and with support from the setting SENDCo, this better prepares Key Persons to talk openly with parent/carers about any worries or concerns we may hold.

·         Through Provision Mapping and by completing termly Overviews of the targeted support which takes place within our setting, we are able to clearly document the levels of intensity of support we provide for children. We are able to identify which children may require additional support which is being met through existing targeted intervention and also children who require more specialised or intensive support – often provided by outside agencies.

·         After discussions with parents/carers, and further play based assessment within the setting, we will initiate the next step of response and devise an  Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Behaviour Support Plan (BSP). On occasion, with parental consent, we may also contact the local authority or child's Health visitor for further support and advice; often which results in an Early Years consultant coming into our setting to meet with the child and/or parents/carers to further discuss issues, or undertake specific observations or play based assessments. This consultant works in partnership with the child’s Key Person and parent/carers to adapt IEP targets or suggest additional strategies.

 

·         It may be suggested that the next step of action will be for our setting to request a referral to an outside agency for further advice and support in assessing children’s needs. This referral will only be completed with parental consent, and we will involve you at every stage.

We may request support and guidance from the following agencies;

Advisory Teachers

Educational Psychologists

Speech and Language Therapists

Portage

First Base behavioural support team

 

·         Children’s IEP’s and BSP’s are reviewed at least every term (however the frequency of these reviews may increase depending upon the number of sessions the child attends, level of progress achieved etc.). Parents/carers are invited to IEP review meetings and their opinions and comments are valued and reflected within the adapted or newly devised IEP or Behaviour Support Plan. Minutes of issues discussed within these meetings are made available to parents/carers and copies of newly updated IEP’s are given to parents/carers for their records.

 

We recognise that every staff member in our setting needs specific knowledge in order to effectively support children with SEN and Disability. We are committed to giving our practitioners the opportunity to access relevant training; facilitating an environment where expertise and knowledge is shared. The team have a varied and wide knowledge of SEND.

 Our designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Danielle Reid has a accredited Early Years SENCO Training.

The following courses and training relating to Special Educational Needs and children’s learning and development  have been accessed by members of our team within the past two years;

Makaton Stages 1 and 2

Transition Passport Training

Supporting Communication (whole setting training)

A Positive approach to behaviour

SEN responsibilities and target setting for Key Persons

Support for Children with Selective Mutism and Reluctant Talkers

Early Years SEND Reform: What this means for you

Safeguarding: Roles and Responsibilities

Outdoor Learning - Meeting the needs of 2 & 3 year olds

Supporting Children as Writers in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Creating a stimulating story space for the under 5s

Exciting Writing for Schools

A Practical Guide to Allergy and Asthma

Transforming Learning through Observation

Safeguarding: Understanding the family's journey

ICT in the Early Years

Making it REAL

Relationships Build Brains: Why adults are important to young children#

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Letters & Sounds (phase 1)

Twos Are Special

Supporting Maths With Confidence

 Autism and Asperger's

Training on use of an Epipen

 

 

 

Contact
Danielle reid
Telephone
01473 742534 option 3
Email
earlyyears_highfield@yahoo.co.uk
Links
Early Years @ Highfield Full Local Offer Document
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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