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Brambles Day Nursery

Out of School Care
General Details

Brambles day nursery is situated on the site of Reydon Primary school.  We are a one level building with wheelchair access throughout.

At Brambles we care for children aged 0-11 years offering full day care from 7:30-6pm all year round (except bank holidays)

Brambles is committed to meeting the individual needs of all our children. Brambles values and respects all our children and aims to provide experiences to support children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in a stimulating, caring and secure environment encouraging learning through play

Our resources and environment both inside and out, reflects diversity in culture, religion, ethnicity and social background.

Brambles operate a keyperson system, the keyperson monitors a child's progress regularly in order to ensure that individual needs are identified and provided for.

A learning journey is kept for all children which includes photos, observations and next step planning following the EYFS to enhance children's learning. Practitioners incorporate ideas in our adult led and child initiated activities building on the interests of the child.


Who to contact

Lucy Ruskin
Nursery Manager
Brambles Day Nursery
The firs
Jermyns Road
IP18 6QB
01502 722541
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Venue Details

Brambles Day Nursery
The Firs
Jermyns Road
IP18 6QB
Venue Email
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Brambles Day Nursery Can be found on Reydon Primary school site just adjacent to the school building.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Immediate vacancies

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 7:30 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Our chef cooks freshly prepared meals on site, she is happy to work with parents to ensure all dietary requirements are met.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Global Delay
Learning difficulties
Oculocutaneous Albinism
Speech and language difficulties


please see website for session costs. www.alpha-nurseries.co.uk

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
School pickups
Reydon Primary School (Reydon)
Further information about pick-ups
Children attend Breakfast club at Brambles from 7:30. Staff walk children over to Reydon Primary School at 8:45am.Children are picked up from Reydon Primary School at 3:30 and walked back to Brambles.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 11 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At Brambles Day Nursery our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) has many years experience dealing with a wide range of additional needs. The Co-ordinator is supported by staff all of whom are DBS checked, trained in first aid and are experienced in writing Educational Health Care Referral Plans, speech and language referrals and numerous other referrals.  A third staff member has just started her SENCO training.

All children within the Nursery are introduced to Makaton through play.  Staff are trained in Makaton level 4 and are able to support children with speech and language difficulties. One member of staff had relevant training in British sign language to support a child with cochlear implants.  The sensory support team  worked with the practitioner to ensure continuity between proffesionals and nursery.  Choice boards and pecs are used for further understanding.

Brambles use the "wellcomm" assessment tool for speech and language and currently assess children on entry. Drop in for speech and language sessions are displayed on the parents notice board.

Brambles has experienced children with a range of delays, Asperger's and on the Autistic spectrum. Children who experience epileptic seizures, diabetes and challenging behaviour.

With consent from parents staff can implement behaviour plans to support children who are struggling with the routine of the nursery. 

We liase with outside agencies and early years consultants. Children identified with a learning difficulty will have an individual education plan (IEP) in place and staff work with the parent/ carer to compile their targets. These are reviewed every 6-8 weeks with the parents.

Children who are identified needing additional support will then be supported and activities adapted to met their individual needs within the setting. This will be planned by their key person with support from the setting's Senco. As a setting we can apply for higher tariff needs funding each term for children requiring a high level of support. This is used to provide extra staffing, resources within the setting and at home. As a setting staff have experience in using Makaton.

Children's progress is monitored and summaries are completed by the key person each term. Parents meetings are organised each term and the setting uses Tapestry, providing excellent links between the setting and home. We have a parents board providing information for parents on their child's development.

We plan good transitions as children move between rooms and onto school. Transition meetings are organised with parents and professionals involved to allow as smooth transition as possible for those children moving on to school or other settings.

Lucy Ruskin
01502 722541
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments


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