Little Learners Nursery and Pre-school (Ilford)
At Little Learners we strive to provide a high quality of care, education and stimulating activities for our children. We are committed to supporting and meeting needs of all children and families within our setting throughout their journey with us to the best of our ability.
Who to contact
- 020 8478 6999 020 8478 6999
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Where to go
- IG1 1NL
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Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 6.30pm Available during summer holidays
Opening Times & Facilities
Hot meals provided
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - Extended entitlement
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Fully wheelchair accessible
Partially wheelchair accessible
Does not offer school pickups
- Ofsted URN
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- Inspection history
Inspection History Date type Outcome 09/11/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 23/05/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 11/07/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Local Offer Contact
- Irena Daskevic
- 020 8478 6999
- Age range
- Early Years (0-4 years)
- Shortbreak type
- Ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs.
- Support parents and children with special educational needs.
- Identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.
- Work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children's needs.
- Monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.
- Have due regard for the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).
- Identifying children's needs
- Dedicated contacts
- Involving children and their families
- Parenting advice
- Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
- Planning and review meetings
- Advice on how to support learning at home
- Range of support available
- Our staffs attend training to support behaviour and communication needs.
- Measuring children's progress
- Support and training for school staff
Our designated SENco has completed SEN Modular Beginner and Advanced training with the London Borough of Redbridge, advanced Safeguarding training and training in Understanding the Meaning of Behaviour. Our SENco has experience of supporting children with additional needs. All staff have completed Paediatric First Aid training and most hold a level 2 Safeguarding qualification.
- Accessibility of the school
Little Learners Nursery is fully accessible to children who are wheelchair users. We have toilet facilities suitable for children with mobility difficulties. When communicating with parents whose first language is not English we will have documents translated into their home language and try to find a person who can translate for parents. We have links with our local Children’s Centre and use them for advice and specialist resources.
As practitioners get to know each child and their preferred learning styles we differentiate activities to support all children’s learning. We will offer children with SEND activities we know they are interested in, and will participate in, to enable them to fully engage. We differentiate within our planning to ensure all chidlren’s needs are met and use visual timetables and now and next boards, a visual aid for children that find it hard coping with routine. Nursery outings are accessible to all children. Risk assessments are completed to ensure all children can participate in activities safely.
- Transition arrangements
When a child transfers to school we will work with the child, parents and school in making the transition from nursery to school. We will invite the new school teacher to visit as much as possible and when invited the keyworker will visit the school with the child. We share information and welcome professionals to visit children at Little Learners, making transition smoother. We use books to tell stories about children starting school and we settle children gradually into new rooms within the setting so they can get used to change.
- Support and training for parents and carers
- Parent consultation
- Links with children centres
- Parent workshops
- Parent evenings are held twice a year.