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Little Wombles is committed to the inclusion of all children. We believe all children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside others. All children are entitled to high quality care and education that enables them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and are fully included in all areas of nursery life.

At Little Wombles, our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator is Marta Abreu She can be contacted on 0208 870 2220

What should I do if I am concerned about my child’s progress or special educational needs?

Arrange a meeting with our SENCO Marta Abreu

How does the setting decide whether a child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and what extra help they need?

Little Wombles will work with parents to understand the needs of your child. The process of identifying that a child might need additional support or assessment will involve a conversation between nursery and parents or carers at the earliest opportunity. This makes sure that parents and carers are always consulted at every step and kept fully informed about the help their child is given, and the results of that help.

When children have identified SEND before they start at Little Wombles, we work with the people who already know them and use the information already available to identify what their SEN will be in our setting and how we can manage it.

If you tell us you think your child has a SEN we will discuss this with you and look into it. We will share what we discover with you and agree with you what we will do next and what you can do to help your child.

If our staff think that your child has a SEN this may be because they are not making the same progress as other children; for example they may not be able to follow instructions or are not acquiring language at the expected rate. We will make regular observations of your child to monitor their progress.

Should we require further help we will contact the specialist SEND Team.

How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

At Little Wombles each child has a daily diary where staff communicate about the children’s day. Staff give verbal daily feedback to parents. We have regular parents meetings. Staff continually plan next steps for each child and share ideas with parents on how they can support their child at home. If your child is receiving additional support because of a Special Educational Need or disability, you will receive a copy of your child's Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan each time it is reviewed. This gives details of the specific outcomes your child is working towards and how we can work, in partnership, to help your child achieve these outcomes.

How will my child be involved in and consulted about how their special educational needs are met and what progress they are making?

The children are given regular opportunities to look through their Learning Journeys and share them with their parents celebrating their achievements.

How do you assess and review my child’s progress?

Each child is assigned a key worker who builds a relationship with the child and observes and monitors their progress. Observations inform the next steps for each child. Staff use trackers to monitor progress. These are regularly updated and again inform future planning. Progress is reviewed at regular parent meetings.

How is teaching and the curriculum adapted to my child’s needs?

We will adapt our learning experiences to make them accessible to all children by making them easier or more challenging or using additional resources or outside agencies if they are required.

What support is there for my child’s emotional well-being?

The child’s Key worker builds a relationship with the child and will help them to settle in the new environment, build confidence and meet their individual care and educational needs.

How do you promote positive behaviour?

Please refer to our Behaviour Policy

What training and specialist skills do the staff supporting children with SEND have or are having?

Our staff have training or experience in adapting to a range of SEND and will undergo additional training if required.

What do you do to make the setting environment and curriculum accessible for all children?

The setting is all on one level with disabled access and disabled toilet facilities. Any special physical requirements will be assessed individually and equipment will be provided to meet those needs with the help of the Local Authority SEND services.

How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom?

If appropriate children will be taken on daily outings with the other children and relevant risk assessments undertaken.

How will the setting prepare my child to join the setting and transition to the next school?

Little Wombles offers a standard 16 hour settling period spread over a week or two weeks. This is agreed with parents in advance and can be adapted for individual needs. During this time the child will get to know their Key Worker.

Parents complete an ‘About Me’ form so that staff can get to know the child quickly and help them to settle as quickly as possible.

If your child is moving on to school we arrange visits with the future school and arrange meetings with future teachers to make them aware of the additional needs and ensure additional support is in place.

When moving rooms in the setting children spend time with their new Key Worker to get to know them. Because we are a small Nursery, all staff know each of the children very well and are aware of their needs. The child will already be very familiar with the setting as they spend time in each room throughout each day.

What specialist services from outside does the Nursery use to help meet children’s needs and how do you work together?

We get support from Local Authority services when required such as SEN Specialists, Educational Psychologists, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc. We met with them regularly to review progress and set new targets.

What will you do if my child has medical needs?

We will seek any required support from external agencies and with parental permission administer any required medication.

What should I do if I am unhappy with my child’s support or progress?

Firstly you should arrange a meeting with your child’s Key Worker. If you are not happy that your concerns have been addressed you should then contact the SENCO or Principal.

Where can I go for further advice and support?

The Wandsworth Information Advice and Support Service (WIASS) provides an impartial and confidential service to all parents of children with SEND. Visit their website at https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/pps or telephone 020 8871 8065

The Wandsworth Parents’ Forum “Positive Parent Action” works with the Council to improve all provision for children and young people with SEN and Disabilities aged 0 to 25. If you want to get involved in influencing services visit their website at www.positiveparentaction.org.uk or telephone 020 8947 5260

More information about the Local Offer of services and support for children and young people with special needs and disabilities from 0-25 years old in Wandsworth can be found on Local Offer website at

https: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localoffer . Their helpline is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday 020 8871 7899, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The information in this report is accurate now, but we regularly review and make changes to what we offer and keep this information as up to date as possible.

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Little Wombles is committed to the inclusion of all children. We believe all children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside others. All children are entitled to high quality care and education that enables them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and are fully included in all areas of nursery life.

At Little Wombles, our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator is Nicky McDougal.  She can be contacted on 07884 253398 Her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What should I do if I am concerned about my child’s progress or special educational needs?

Arrange a meeting with our SENCO Nicky McDougal

How does the setting decide whether a child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and what extra help they need?

Little Wombles will work with parents to understand the needs of your child. The process of identifying that a child might need additional support or assessment will involve a conversation between nursery and parents or carers at the earliest opportunity. This makes sure that parents and carers are always consulted at every step and kept fully informed about the help their child is given, and the results of that help.

When children have identified SEND before they start at Little Wombles, we work with the people who already know them and use the information already available to identify what their SEN will be in our setting and how we can manage it.

If you tell us you think your child has a SEN we will discuss this with you and look into it. We will share what we discover with you and agree with you what we will do next and what you can do to help your child.

If our staff think that your child has a SEN this may be because they are not making the same progress as other children; for example they may not be able to follow instructions or are not acquiring language at the expected rate. We will make regular observations of your child to monitor their progress.

Should we require further help we will contact the specialist SEND Team.

How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

At Little Wombles each child has a daily diary where staff communicate about the children’s day. Staff give verbal daily feedback to parents. We have regular parents meetings. Staff continually plan next steps for each child and share ideas with parents on how they can support their child at home. If your child is receiving additional support because of a Special Educational Need or disability, you will receive a copy of your child's Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan each time it is reviewed. This gives details of the specific outcomes your child is working towards and how we can work, in partnership, to help your child achieve these outcomes.

How will my child be involved in and consulted about how their special educational needs are met and what progress they are making?

The children are given regular opportunities to look through their Learning Journeys and share them with their parents celebrating their achievements.

How do you assess and review my child’s progress?

Each child is assigned a key worker who builds a relationship with the child and observes and monitors their progress. Observations inform the next steps for each child. Staff use trackers to monitor progress. These are regularly updated and again inform future planning. Progress is reviewed at regular parent meetings.

How is teaching and the curriculum adapted to my child’s needs?

We will adapt our learning experiences to make them accessible to all children by making them easier or more challenging or using additional resources or outside agencies if they are required.

What support is there for my child’s emotional well-being?

The child’s Key worker builds a relationship with the child and will help them to settle in the new environment, build confidence and meet their individual care and educational needs.

How do you promote positive behaviour?

Please refer to our Behaviour Policy

What training and specialist skills do the staff supporting children with SEND have or are having?

Our staff have training or experience in adapting to a range of SEND and will undergo additional training if required.

What do you do to make the setting environment and curriculum accessible for all children?

The setting is all on one level with disabled access and disabled toilet facilities. Any special physical requirements will be assessed individually and equipment will be provided to meet those needs with the help of the Local Authority SEND services.

How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom?

If appropriate children will be taken on daily outings with the other children and relevant risk assessments undertaken.

How will the setting prepare my child to join the setting and transition to the next school?

Little Wombles offers a standard 16 hour settling period spread over a week or two weeks. This is agreed with parents in advance and can be adapted for individual needs. During this time the child will get to know their Key Worker.

Parents complete an ‘About Me’ form so that staff can get to know the child quickly and help them to settle as quickly as possible.

If your child is moving on to school we arrange visits with the future school and arrange meetings with future teachers to make them aware of the additional needs and ensure additional support is in place.

When moving rooms in the setting children spend time with their new Key Worker to get to know them. Because we are a small Nursery, all staff know each of the children very well and are aware of their needs. The child will already be very familiar with the setting as they spend time in each room throughout each day.

What specialist services from outside does the Nursery use to help meet children’s needs and how do you work together?

We get support from Local Authority services when required such as SEN Specialists, Educational Psychologists, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc. We met with them regularly to review progress and set new targets.

What will you do if my child has medical needs?

We will seek any required support from external agencies and with parental permission administer any required medication.

What should I do if I am unhappy with my child’s support or progress?

Firstly you should arrange a meeting with your child’s Key Worker. If you are not happy that your concerns have been addressed you should then contact the SENCO or Principal.

Where can I go for further advice and support?

The Wandsworth Information Advice and Support Service (WIASS) provides an impartial and confidential service to all parents of children with SEND. Visit their website at https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/pps or telephone 020 8871 8065

The Wandsworth Parents’ Forum “Positive Parent Action” works with the Council to improve all provision for children and young people with SEN and Disabilities aged 0 to 25. If you want to get involved in influencing services visit their website at www.positiveparentaction.org.uk or telephone 020 8947 5260

More information about the Local Offer of services and support for children and young people with special needs and disabilities from 0-25 years old in Wandsworth can be found on Local Offer website at

https: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localoffer . Their helpline is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday 020 8871 7899, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The information in this report is accurate now, but we regularly review and make changes to what we offer and keep this information as up to date as possible.

Feedback

This offer is intended to give you clear, accurate and accessible information. If you would like to comment on the content of the offer or make suggestions to improve the information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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At Little Wombles lunch and dinner are delivered by Little Tums, who specialise exclusively in providing high quality food for children's day nurseries. They are passionate about providing children with healthy, nutritionally balanced delicious food. Breakfast is made on site, children are given a choice of cereals, porridge, baked beans, egg, toast, yoghurt and fruit.

All meals are made using fresh ingredients. Your child's health and nutritional balance is very important to us, therefore we will ensure they receive a varied and healthy diet whilst in our care. Menus will change weekly on a three week rota system.

Water is given at each meal as well as being accessible to all children throughout the day.

Presentation and consistency of meals will be adapted to suit your child's needs according to their age.

All meals are served with extra vegetables of the day.

Any dietary requirements due to allergies or religious reasons will be discussed with parents and catered for accordingly.

Children are given a choice of fruit and a biscuit both in the morning and afternoon at snack times. Older children are encouraged to help cut / prepare fruit.

Winter Menu

Click to download the menu PDF.

As part of the broad curriculum we offer at Little Wombles the children take part in weekly specialist led sessions of Dance, Baby French, Music, Sport and we have recently introduced Studio Cultivate.

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Kindergarden is an exciting outdoor education program created to encourage Early Years children to enhance, interact with and take ownership of the green spaces that they inhabit. Kindergarden workshops take place in a school’s garden or playground and run twelve months a year, rain or shine. The programme is divided into four seasonally themed modules, each exploring the world of gardens and the many fascinating living things that occupy them. Weekly workshops are filled with practical gardening activities, story telling, drama and art. Through these varied learning mediums Kindergarden pupils are able to absorb challenging academic content, expand vocabulary, develop fine motor skills, whilst engendering an appreciation of the living world around them.

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These classes are conducted to a mixture of classical and children's music to help stimulate imagination, develop rhythm and encourage musicality. The classes are taught through storytelling and mime that helps the child to learn in a creative atmosphere. Ballet is the core of all dance genres, at this particular age the basics of ballet is used to encourage balance, co-ordination, core stability, strength, cardiovascular, and technique, whilst improving the child's self-confidence. Most of all the children are encouraged to have fun and enjoyment giving them something to look forward to each week!

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Madame Sophie, from le Club Tricolore, the longest running French Club for children in the UK, uses a proven method of teaching. Young children absorb and learn French effortlessly while having fun. Numbers, colours, animals, different expressions and lots more, are taught in a lively atmosphere with puppets, props, and plenty of rhythm, movement and humour. Vive le français!

www.leclubtricolore.co.uk

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Netmums favourite – Musical Express – comes to Little Wombles! It is a fun and interactive music and movement class. Regular music making time with lots of percussion instruments to try, with a new theme and activity each session. The focus is on having fun and learning through play.

Sport with Pedro Silva

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Pedro has a Masters degree in PE and 10 years experience as a sports coach and teacher. He spends part of his week planning and delivering multi-sports sessions in Nurseries and schools around South West London. Sessions take place in King Georges Park or in our hall. The weekly sessions include ball skills, racket skills and athletics for toddlers and incorporate other learning such as colour names and counting.

Little Wombles follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The EYFS framework details how and what children should be learning from birth to five years of age.

As the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage states:

"The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life."

There are seven areas of learning and development in the EYFS:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These seven areas are used to plan the children's daily activities and learning experiences at Little Wombles. Our children are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to learn through play, exploration, physical and creative activity. The curriculum is implemented through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

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These seven areas are used to plan the children's daily activities and learning experiences at Little Wombles. Our children are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to learn through play, exploration, physical and creative activity. The curriculum is implemented through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

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Every child is an individual and therefore each child at Little Wombles is encouraged to learn at their own pace. Through careful observation and planning, children are given individual 'next steps' for their development and learning.

Each child is assigned a Key Person (a named member of staff) who is responsible for a small group of children. The Key Person helps those children in the group to settle quickly and feel safe and cared for as well as supporting their emotional and physical needs. Your child's Key Person is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and carers and builds a relationship with the family. Records of development and care are created and shared by the Key Person, parents and child.

The children are also given regular access to learning activities on Ipads.

Throughout an average day at Little Wombles your child will engage in a wide range of activities such as some of those listed below:

  • Phonics
  • Number
  • Shape
  • Problem solving
  • Reading / Story time
  • Messy play
  • Role play / Dressing up
  • Nature walks
  • Sand and water play
  • Gluing and sticking
  • Sport
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • French
  • Dance

A new topic is introduced each month e.g. Seasons, The Seaside, The Farm, and the Early Years Foundation Stage is incorporated into these topics.

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All meals are homemade using fresh ingredients. Your child's health and nutritional balance is important to us, therefore we will ensure they receive a varied and healthy diet whilst in our care. Menus will change weekly on a four week rota system.

Water is given at each meal as well as being accessible to all children throughout the day.

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Week 4

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Presentation and consistency of meals will be adapted to suit your child's needs according to their age.

All meals are served with extra vegetables of the day.

Any dietary requirements due to allergies or religious reasons will be discussed with parents and catered for accordingly.

Children are given a choice of fruit and a biscuit both in the morning and afternoon at snack times. Older children are encouraged to help cut / prepare fruit.

 

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