Chantry Community Academy (Maintained Nursery)
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Where to go
Chantry Community Academyl & Nursery
- DA12 2RL
Chantry provides 15 hours of free early education for 3 and 4 year olds.
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 3 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 11 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 8:30 11:30 Tuesday 8:30 11:30 Wednesday 8:30 11:30 Thursday 8:30 11:30 Friday 8:30 11:30 Monday 12:30 15:30 Tuesday 12:30 15:30 Wednesday 12:30 15:30 Thursday 12:30 15:30 Friday 12:30 15:30
- ECD Type
- Maintained Nursery
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
- Contact provider for details
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Wheelchair Access
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
We have an SEN team who holistically develop and monitor children with additional needs/SEND. Well-being and academia are equally as important and we work in partnership with all outside professionals including Specialist Teachers and Paediatricians to provide the best educational experience possible for all children including those with additional needs.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
We have an open door policy where each parent can discuss their child with key professionals. We also invite parents/carers to a formal parents evening twice a year and parents can access their child’s learning via a secure online platform.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
We have a qualified SENCo and experienced SEN team as well as a Counsellor who work together to meet the needs of the child. We also work closely with Specialist Teachers and other key professionals and employ additional recommended strategies where required.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
We use a variety of teaching strategies for all children including those with additional needs. We have a broad, rich curriculum that gives opportunities for a range of teaching styles, including outdoor learning.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
We have an SEN policy which we closely follow and we respond to the needs of the child, providing support where necessary and appropriate. We follow recommendations from key professionals and have a robust plan do review cycle.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
We regularly monitor the progress and attainment of all children including those with additional needs through a two weekly Pupil Support Team meeting, termly Pupil Progress Meetings and regular professional dialogues. We hold a formal parents evening twice a year and parents receive an annual written report. We encourage a close working partnership between home and school.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
We are an inclusive school and will adapt, where possible, to meet the needs of the child.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
A high percentage of our nursery children will go on to attend our school. We work closely with the Early Years Team to ensure a smooth transition for both child and parent. We also invite other schools to visit if necessary.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Through our Trust Senior Advisor for SEN, EYFS Trust Lead, Head Teacher.