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Bright Horizons Slough Day Nursery and Preschool

Slough Day Nursery and Preschool is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted following an inspection in October 2016.  

As one of the leading nurseries in Slough we are well within the catchment of a number of local primary and infant schools, including Cippenham Infant, Cippenham Primary, Priory Primary, Our Lady of Peace Primary and Arbour Vale Primary, which is a specialist SEN school.  

Our bespoke settling in period gives us the opportunity to become integrated within your child's world and work towards becoming one big Bright Horizons family. Our adventure garden is constantly evolving with the seasons and mirrors the children’s interests within the classroom. This includes a large train so children can explore different ways of moving, a 'mark-making' area with various writing tools and sizes of paper, a construction area with various sizes of bricks, soft foam bricks and connective balancing beams. 

We will be delighted to welcome you to Bright Horizons Slough Day Nursery and Preschool. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.

Who to contact

Name
Lucy Hines
Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01753 554942
Email
slough@brighthorizons.com
Website
Bright Horizons Slough Day Nursery

Where to go

Name
Bright Horizons Slough Day Nursery and Preschool
Address
490, Ipswich Road
Slough
Berkshire
Postcode
SL1 4EP
Notes

Bus no. 55 or 75. Slough Train Station is a 5 minute drive away.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£77.25 Under 2 years old
£350.20 Per week
Details
2-5 years old- daily rate - £72.10 2-5 years old weekly rate- £327.54 Nappies, wipes, cream, food and formula are all included in the cost

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Learning difficulties
Allergies
Delayed Development
Severe dietary needs
Hearing Difficulties
Serious allergy
Cerebral palsy
Eczema
Physical impairment
Autism spectrum
Asthma
Trained to use an EPI Pen

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Allergies, preference, cultural, vegetarians and vegans.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
This setting is committed to ensuring that all individuals be the children in their care, their parents or members of staff are treated fairly and are valued irrespective of disability, race, gender.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Spaces vary depending on the day and sessions.
Date updated
06/02/2019

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Tax Free Childcare

Signed up for tax free childcare?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Availability
Full Time
Part Time
All Year
Facilities
Games
Meals
Refreshments
Reading
Toys
Multicultural equipment
Computer
Garden
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Musical instruments
Arts & Crafts
Quiet Room
Both indoor and outdoor activities

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY283550
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)

Extended Local Offer Response


Special Educational Needs Policy

Here, at Slough Day Nursery, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding services to all of our families. We are true believers in including all children, regardless of their needs. We have two trained Special Educational Needs representatives, addition to that the whole of our team has had basic SEN training and completed a self-assessment, which was evaluated by one of our SEN representatives in order to make sure we are all aware of the processes and that we know how can we make a positive impact on children and families that may need extra help.

We work very closely with our families, as well as the professionals around us, such as speech and language therapists. We ensure that we include all the children and give them equal opportunities, always prepared to make any reasonable adjustments that may be necessary in order to provide the best care for all children.

Teaching and Learning

We set out to plan our activities around each individual child, as we understand that every child is unique and learns at different rate. Each child is assigned a Key Person, as well as a Secondary Key Person as soon as they register with us. This is the person they will form a special bond with and have a familiar face at nursery to greet them and spend time with them each day. We observe children based upon Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, plan for their next steps accordingly and every three months write a summative report summarising what they have learnt in the last three months.

We are great believers in extending the nursery learning to homes too - we encourage parents to pick up a copy of our song of the week to sing it with children at home, we always have copies of learning ideas for each week's theme, we also encourage families to share their special moments with us through home learning stories and photos of things they have done during weekends or on holiday.

Identifying and Assessing Special Educational Needs

Here, at Slough Day Nursery, we work closely with outside agencies, such as speech and language therapists, are SEN coordinators and schools. We ensure children with identified Special Educational Needs are provided with equal opportunities and appropriate care.

We also have our own assessment team within our company, which enables us to identify children's needs better and decide how best can we help them.

In order to identify and assess potential Special Educational Needs we have detailed observations and summative reports which we complete on regular basis for all our children, alongside iTalk tools and tracking children based on Early Years Foundation Stage guidlines.

We pride ourselves in working closely with families of our children, which helps us ensure the best care ossible and continuity of their routine and their progress while we both work towards the same goals.

Involving Parents and Children and Young People in Planning and Reviewing Progress

Parents/carers of our children are fully involved in our plannign process from their very first settling in session at our nursery. They are asked to fill out extensive "Child Profile Pack" in order to help us get to know their little one better, including their routines, dietary requirements, their likes and dislikes, which then helps us to create starting points for all the children with parents' help.

Parents are welcome to look at their child's learning journal any time they wish to, they are also shown and given a copy of each of their summative reports, on which they input their comments.

Each week, we encourage parents to be involved in our themes of the week, by offering them song of the week to take with them and sing it at home too, as well as some home learning opportunities connected to each themes.

Children are fully involved in our planning too and it is amazing to see where will they take each theme with their interests, or if they change the theme altogether. Children are also contributing to planning through Talking and Thinking Books and Thinking Trees, where they can give their ideas and interpretations to everything they do.

Additional Support

We offer a lot of additional support for children and families, e.g. all children are offered an extensive 8 week settling in programme before they start the nursery in order for them to be happy in the nursery by the time they start. We also work closely with a lot of outside agencies and provide 1:1 support for children with SEN.

Extra Activities

We offer a FootieBugs football lesson once per week for the over 2s.

All children go on walks regularly within our local area too.

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Children and Young People with SEN

We ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do and that they feel happy and safe while at nursery with extensive offer of stimulating activities, which are planned for each child individually in order to best recognise and help them achieve their next steps.

We have a lot of children with English as Additional Language and support these thoroughly through learning key words in child's language, creating language books and labelling equipment in their languages too.

We also invite speech and language therapists to come in to the nursery to see children they look after outside of here in our environment and to talk about techniques that we could be using at nursery in order to improve child's progress.

Keeping Up to Date with Knowledge and Skills

We, at Slough Day Nursery, always ensure that our knowledge is kept up to date through extensive induction, in-house training, staff meetings and quizzes.

We know where to seek help from on certain topics if we need to, by working closely with our council's Early Years team.

We also ensure that our knowledge is suitably extended when needed, for example, looking after some children who are within autistic spectrum, we have all enrolled onto an autism course "Understanding Autism" in order for us to better understand it and be better equipped to help those children.

Transitions

We offer an extensive settling in programme, which allows children to settle into the nursery throughtout 8 week period. This is bespoke to each child and ensures that children are settled before they start the nursery.

Throughout children's time at nursery, when children transition from one room to the other, they go through a settling in period again, which normally lasts 3 weeks, and it is time which allows them to get to know new room and practitioners, as well as to bond with their new key person.

Whenever children move to another nursery setting or go to "big" school, we work closely with those settings to ensure the transitions are smooth and that children are happy. We invite teachers to come and visit child at our nursery and communicate with the settings throughout, including getting feedback from them once children have settled into their new environment.

Helpful Contacts

As first point of call - please contact the Nursery directly, when needing to speak to your child's key person/manager/assistant manager/room supervisor or SENco - 01753 554 942.

Last Updated
22/07/2019

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations