Birch Grove Day Nursery Ltd

Ofsted registered day nursery

providing childcare for children aged 0 - 5 years

A small, family run business offering quality childcare from three months to five years in a beautiful nursery setting.   Birch Grove Day Nursery is situated on Hilden Road, Padgate, sharing a site with a primary school and the Orchard Childrens Centre allowing us to benefit from many initiatives in partnership with childrens centre staff, something that not many other nurseries in warrington can boast.

We offer flexible childcare in a quality and spacious environment. We have spacious indoor areas that are fully equipped with plentiful resources suitable to the age groups.

All staff are highly qualified, DBS Checked and committed to providing the best possible care and education for all of our children.

Our nursery well qualified and committed to preparing fresh, homecooked and nutritious meals on site. We are proud to have achieved the Warrington Healthier Together Award as recognition of our high standards in catering and nutrition.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gemma Jones
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01925 880058
E-mail
info@birchgrovedaynursery.co.uk
Website
www.birchgrovedaynursery.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Birch Grove Day Nursery
Address
Hilden Road
Padgate
WARRINGTON
Postcode
WA2 0JP
Notes

Public Transport Bus Routes 23a and 49

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost type
£42 Per day (0-2yrs)
£26 Per morning session (under 2)
£25 Per afternoon session (under 2)
£190 Per week
£41 Per day (2-5 yrs)
£25 per morning (over 2 yrs)
£24 per afternoon (over 2 years)
£185 Per week
Details
10% reduction on total bill if more than 2 children on full time places Once a child accesses the nursery education grant via the school nursery on site, part time costs will apply. 2.5% discount paying by standing order.

Availability

Age ranges
From 0 years to 5 years
Local/National Service?
Local

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Ground level Ramps Widened doorways

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Visual impairment
Asthma
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Hearing Difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Total Vacancies
5
Details
Contact provider for updated vacancy details. Very small amount of vacancies available. Waiting list for children aged 3 months -2 years
Vacancy range(s)
From 0 years to 4 years (spaces available = 26)
Date updated
18/11/2019

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Are you delivering?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Childcare availability
All Year
Easter Holiday
Wrap around Maintained Nursery
School Holidays
Autumn Half Term
Afternoon Sessions
Whit holidays
Part Time
Morning Sessions
Summer School Holiday
Full Time
Term Times
Notes
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Birch Grove Day nursery is closed over the Christmas period, we close at 4pm on Christmas Eve, and re-open as normal on the 2nd January.
Facilities
Park nearby
Play roomarea
Baby Facilities
Outdoor play area
Outdoor play equipment
Sensory Room
Quiet roomarea
SandWater areas
Daytime sleeping facilities
Healthy meals
Healthy snacks
Garden
Ground floor toilet
Soft play area
MusicSongsDance
Accessible Parking
Visits and outings
ArtsCraftsGamesCreative Play
Large selection of toys

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Brook Acre Community Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY269371
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
02/03/2006CareSatisfactory
18/05/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
13/08/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/07/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

Birch Grove Day Nursery Ltd is an independent, family run business. We are committed to providing high quality childcare from three months to five years in a secure, caring and stimulating environment.

 

Contact Name
Becky Beavan (Nursery Manager)
Contact Telephone
01925 880058
Contact Email
becky.beavan@birchgrovedaynursery.co.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 - Early years

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Our setting has a detailed observation and assessment cycle, which will highlight any developmental concerns, these observations and assessments are undertaken by the child’s own designated key person.

The setting recognises that the parents are the child’s primary educator and know the importance of regular discussions/contact with our parents/carers.

The setting has trained SENCo who can further support staff, children and families. Training includes:

  • An introduction to Equality of Opportunity
  • Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers
  • Inclusion: Personal Practical Care
  • Inclusion: General Awareness Raising
  • SENCo: Effective Communication
  • SENCo: Effective Behaviour Strategies
  • Equality & Diversity

The setting is confident with the referral pathway to accesses further support offered though the local authority.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Key Person’s working directly with children are a parent/carer's first point of contact. Concerns can be discussed with individual children’s key person, nursery manager or SENCo. Concerns will be shared with the above mentioned professionals who will work in partnership with parents/carers to observe children’s learning and development.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Key person’s will plan for individual children’s next steps. This can be undertaken and recorded on the child’s personalised Educational Health Care plan (EHC).These are SMART targets so that the child can achieve and develop well. Plans will be reviewed every 6-8 weeks, in line with our SEN policy.

The role of the SENCo will help to coordinate the EHC and shape targets set for the child. The setting will work in partnership with any identified agencies and will support the family throughout the child’s journey. The SENCo may signpost the family to other professionals if deemed appropriate.

Regular parental contact will be undertaken, every 6-8 weeks. EHC are always completed in consultation with parents/carers. The review of targets will be celebrated and shared with parents/carers.

Regular room audits will be carried out to ensure the environment suits the cohort of children in attendance.

One-to-one supervision meetings between staff and managers allow training needs to be identified. This ensures all staff dealing with a SEND child have relevant and appropriate training to ensure effective practice.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Key person’s will plan for individual children’s next steps. This can be undertaken and recorded on the child’s personalised Educational Health Care plan (EHC).These are SMART targets so that the child can achieve and develop well. Plans will be reviewed every 6-8 weeks, in line with our SEN policy.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Our setting has an open door policy. Further meetings can be arranged with the child’s key person as often as required.

The setting tracks and evaluates children’s progress and this can be evidenced by observation photographs comments/feedback. Shared reports will also highlight strengths and progress made by the child. The setting will share or has available information around the curriculum and steps/targets will be included in the Education Health and Care Plan (EHC).

The setting has a daily sheet and verbal feedback is given and received at the beginning and end of the session. Focussed activities will be shared on the parents’ noticeboard, newsletters, handouts, Facebook page and web site.

We have shared resources to promote home/nursery links for example chatter boxes or chatter bags. 

Our setting offers regular stay and play sessions and can sign post to local Children’s Centre activities.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

The setting has a stringent medication policy and will endeavour to undertake any specialist training required, enabling the child to access the setting.

The settings behaviour management policy stresses the importance of positive reinforcement and works around the ethos of close child key person relationships.

The child’s voice is always respectfully listen to either verbally on none verbally and recorded appropriately.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

The setting has trained SENCo who can further support staff, children and families. Training includes:

  • An introduction to Equality of Opportunity
  • Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers
  • Inclusion: Personal Practical Care
  • Inclusion: General Awareness Raising
  • SENCo: Effective Communication
  • SENCo: Effective Behaviour Strategies
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Every Child A Talker

The setting is confident with the referral pathway to accesses further support offered though the Local Authority.

Strong links have been developed between the setting and SALT team through the ECAT training programme. The setting is confident in the referral pathway to SALT team.

Staff meet regularly with specialist professionals from the Child Development Centre to support children with SEND who provides support to ensure the individual needs of all children are met effectively within the setting.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

The setting has trained SENCO who can further support staff, children and families. Training includes:

  • An introduction to Equality of Opportunity
  • Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers
  • Inclusion: Personal Practical Care
  • Inclusion: General Awareness Raising
  • SENCo: Effective Communication
  • SENCo: Effective Behaviour Strategies
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Every Child A Talker

Staff working with children with SEND access training in Makaton to support effective communication.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The setting is an inclusive setting and ensures all children access activities and will make reasonable adjustments to the environment or activity where necessary. Parents/carers are actively involved with trips away from the setting. Risk assessments of such activities will be undertaken beforehand and necessary adaptations made.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We operate from a purpose built setting which is fully wheelchair accessible. The setting is all at ground floor level with ramps leading from exits with a step. Wide doorways throughout ensure wheelchair access. A disabled toilet in available with low, support handles. 

Staff display key words in English and other languages according to the languages spoken within the cohort of children. The setting will translate literature and documentation in other languages if required.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

A thorough settling in process is undertaken for every child. This is tailored to each individual child and adapted accordingly. The setting will collate the child’s starting points and in-depth conversations about specialist requirements will be had.

Enhanced transition will be undertaken for external transition, visits will be supported and relevant information will be shared. Close partnership working will be endured throughout. Transition within the setting will include visits to new rooms with the support of the key person. Key person’s will share all relevant information with new staff or, preferably, will move with the child to ensure continuity of care. Parents/carers and child’s voice is integral to this process.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

The setting will seek funding for any specialist equipment required .The setting will carry out regular room audits to ensure the environment suits the cohort of children. The setting ensures all resources are suitable to meet the needs of all children.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Key person’s will use their professional judgment about the level of support needed to achieve next steps. If a referral has been made to the local authority, any additional support will be allocated. As a setting we will endeavour to support the child to the best of our ability, seeking support where necessary.