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Bridge Farm Day Nursery

Day nursery
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Setting is open to offer childcare places to all children.

General Details

We at Bridge Farm Day Nursery care greatly about the future for our children and our planet and therefore, try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We endeavour to provide the highest level of service in a warm, homely and non-competitive atmosphere and have introduced a range of initiatives to ensure this: We employ, only the most dedicated and high quality staff with a genuine love of children. We are committed to high quality childcare and pride ourselves in offering parents complete peace of mind. We work closely with parents to meet each child’s developing needs and maintain a high standard of education. We allow all children to develop their skills through a wide variety of learning experiences. We appoint a key person for each child to ensure its individual needs are met and appreciated. We encourage children to reach their potential through support and praise. We provide secure web cams so that parents can watch their children whilst at play. We are aware that this not only offers our parents peace of mind but the ability to witness their child’s progress and learning. We offer trial sessions in which you and your child can meet staff and spend time in the nursery with the other children. We will be happy to answer any queries and questions that you may have.

Who to contact

Joanne Brock
Bridge Farm Day Nursery
Top Street
IP12 4RB
01394 388062
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Venue Details

Building C2, Bridge Farm,
IP12 4RB
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Additional contact

Lorraine Harrington
Area Manager
01394 388062

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

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Rendlesham Day Nursery


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Baby room- some limited days in 2021 but spaces are available Toddler room (younger) - spaces available on all days Toddler room (older) spaces are available pre-school room - spaces are available

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We endeavour to cater for all special dietary needs and preferences. We are keen to introduce children to different religious and cultural foods.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have a named SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Our staff regularly attend training to up date their knowledge.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Learning difficulties
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Prices starting at £31.50 Afternoon Session
Up to £58.50 for a full day Per day
10% discount for 2nd Child from same family. Registration fee to be paid

Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Allotment, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
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Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
01/12/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
05/02/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/09/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
30/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Special Educational Needs Policy

At Bridge Farm Day Nurseries we recognise that every child is unique. We feel that all children should have the right to develop their full potential alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs are. We provide a positive and welcoming environment, where children will be cared for and have opportunities and experiences where they can develop and learn from each other.

Each child’s needs are unique and we will work alongside parents to ensure that children’s needs are met and they are enabled to reach their full potential. Some children may be identified as having ‘special educational needs’ and Bridge Farm Day Nurseries are committed in ensuring they receive all of the support they need. 

We include all children at Bridge Farm Day Nurseries.


To ensure we meet the individual needs of all children, we: 

  • Have regard for the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001) and Equality Act 2010.
  • Recognise that early identification of special needs is paramount to the child receiving early support and will liaise with parents, the child’s key person, and others caring for the child, our setting SENCO and the FIS (Families Information Service)  on 0345 60 800 33. We do this at the earliest instance.
  • Include all children who attend our setting in our provision.
  • Will support parents and children with special educational needs (SEN)/disabilities.
  • Will make adjustments to the environment and will seek specialist equipment and services if needed.
  • Will ensure that all children are treated as unique individuals with equal rights to ensure they can access all aspects of the club provision.
  • Will provide positive images and role models during play experiences of those with additional needs whenever possible.
  • Will celebrate diversity in all aspects of play.
  • Recognise it is the responsibility of all members of staff to support children which special educational needs.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved with children with special educational needs and their families, including transfer arrangements to other settings and schools.
  • Adopt the graduated approach to assessment through early year’s action and early year’s action plus as recommended in the SEN code of practice, ensuring that parents are kept informed at all times.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved with the children with special educational needs and their families, including transfer arrangements to other settings and schools.
  • We may create IEP’s (Individual education plans) as a system for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing children’s progress.
  • We may create Individual Care Plans (ICP’s) to support children’s care and medical needs.
  • Will ensure children’s privacy when intimate care is being provided.
  • Use a CAF (Common Assessment Framework).
  • Will seek training opportunities to support children’s needs.
  • Will monitor and review our policy at least annually.  

Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) are Vicci Green and Elise Thomas.


They work closely with all staff to ensure that systems are in place to plan, implement, monitor, review and evaluate special needs policy of the nursery. These plans and records will always be shared with parents and teachers. 

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

At Bridge Farm Day Nurseries the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a key part of delivering integrated services around the needs of children should more than one agency/service needs to be accessed. The CAF enables us to use a standardised approach to conduct an assessment of a child’s additional needs and decide how those needs should be met. We complete a holistic assessment of a child’s needs and strengths and involve parents and agencies as appropriate. We will then work together to agree what support is needed. A lead professional will be assigned and the families will be fully informed at all stages. Parental involvement is essential to ensuring the welfare of the child. 

The Senco’s role

Ensure the SEN Policy is implemented and respected throughout the setting

Support staff to ensure that they understand and are familiar with SEN practice

Promote staff development in relation to staff training in SEN

Ensure appropriate record keeping and observation and assessment procedures are in place. 

Our setting provides wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Our SENCo has Makaton signing training and is trained in early identification of special needs. We have due regard for the disability discrimination act 1995 and the Equalities act 2010.


Complaints about SEN provision are to be taken up with the key person and SENCo. If the complaint cannot be resolved at this level or is involving the SENCo procedures from the complaints policy should be followed.


Partnership with Parents.


Please refer to parental involvement policy. 


We will always gain written parental permission before contacting any outside professional with regards to a specific child. Parents will be informed of progress at regular reviews of IEPS.


Parental Partnership Services Information is available on our parent’s notice board. Parents Partnership is a confidential listening service. They will talk through worries and concerns and help you to explore possible options. 


The service is for anyone who has a concern about their child’s education.


Contact Telephone No. :-  01473 265210


Lorraine Harrington
01394 388062
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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