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The Cornerstone Day Nursery and Preschool | Community Directory

The Cornerstone Day Nursery and Preschool

Day nursery
General Details

The nursery is well located for commuters being only a short distance from Woodbridge stations which have direct links to London and the A12 which services major towns and not to mention BT offices at Martlesham and the port of Felixstowe.

We are a popular childcare provider with a reputation for providing flexible, quality, caring nursery childcare for babies from 6 weeks old up to 5 years old. 

We offer full day care facilities all year round. The children benefit from a safe and enjoyable learning environment by making use of the beautiful surroundings and plentiful resources. The children enjoy our outdoor areas, especially our sensory and growing gardens, where the produce is used to make delicious homemade meals.

Who to contact

Name
Jo Brock
Position
Nursery Manager
Address
Building C2
Top Street
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 4RB
Telephone
01394 388062
Email
thecornerstone1@goldenapples.co.uk
Website
https://www.thecornerstonenursery.co.uk/

Venue Details

Venue
The cornerstone day Nursery and Pre-school
Address
Top Stret
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 4RB
Venue Email
thecornerstone1@goldenapples.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
Notes

We have two purpose built buildings with four rooms. Our baby room, ducklings, is split into two rooms with younger and older babies.

We then have a toddler room called Owls for our 2-3 year olds and our preschool for children aged 3+

 we have a separate large garden for the pre-school room, toddlers and babies. 

We have parking available

 

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
26/07/2021
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
We have availability in most of our rooms and for most days - please contact us to check our availability.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes

Costs

Details
Please contact us regarding our prices

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Climbing frame, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Out-door play
Cater for over 8s
Yes
Age Range
From 2 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
26/07/2021

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2636794
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)

Every child who joins us is assigned a keyperson who complete regular observations that are used to inform the child’s planning around their individual needs and interests. These include interests from home and interests at nursery. The key person completes assessments on every child to identify any support that may be required.

These assessments are shared with the parents who are encouraged to add their comments. We then implement a joint approach.

 
When a child initially starts with us, we provide settling in sessions where the key person familiarises themselves with the child’s individual needs, interests and abilities. Both the key person and the parent agree how those identified needs or educational milestones can be addressed, by drawing up a starting the initial development plan to identify any concerns.

SENCO

If a child has any Special Educational Needs, our  specialist nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) will support the key person, child and families to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met.
 
We have robust policies and procedures in place which are reviewed regularly ensuring that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all.
 
The SENCO will work closely with the key person to differentiate resources, experiences and activities to support the child. 

The nursery SENCO will work with the key person to provide personal plans for each individual child based around their abilities and interests.

The SENCO will liaise with other professionals (with the parents’ consent) such as Early Years Inclusion Officers, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advise in supporting each individual child.  ​

​The SENCO and the key person will work collaboratively to ensure that these targets and strategies are implemented.
 
The plans and activities will be reviewed by the key person, SENCO and the parents regularly to update plans and provide support for all children. 

​Parent’s communication is valued and the key person will work together with the parents to ensure that every child’s learning is supported.

 
At the initial settling in sessions the parent/ carers will work with the key person to settle the child into the nursery. Throughout this time the key person will complete the information sheet to understand the child’s individual routines, needs, interests and abilities.
 
The parents are encouraged to work together with the key person completing observations and activities for home to keep them informed of new interests so that this can be incorporated in the activities that are planned for that child.

 Support ongoing

The parents will be invited to attend regular meetings to review the child’s progress.

If the family has English as an additional language, they will be encouraged to share key words in their home language for the key person to understand with the child.

Change is part of life and we support our children to go through various stages of change for example if they have to transition from one room to another following their birthday, the key person will ensure that the transitions are well planned and supported and all relevant information is handed over to the new key person in a timely manner. To ensure success both key persons will ensure that  the  settling in sessions into the next age range are  coordinated and that the child’s interests and needs are catered for  and that the child is well adjusted to their new room and peers.
 
When a child is ready to transition to School the new teachers will be invited into the nursery to meet the key person and all relevant transition supporting documents are completed and relayed to the School to ensure a smooth transition takes place for all children. A supported visit to the school with the parents and the key person can be arranged if that is deemed to be suitable for a smooth transition to school.

Every child has their own learning journal that the parents can view at any time. The parents are encouraged to add their views and comments.

Contact
Vicci Green - Senco
Telephone
01394 388062
Email
thecornerstone1@goldenapples.co.uk

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