Our Local Offer
Every child is respected and treated as an individual to ensure their needs are met.
We are able to accommodate children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. Our nursery is on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible between the 2 playrooms and the bathroom. However we have steps leading into the conservatory and to the rear garden. There are also steps into the forest cabin.
We have experience of working with children with a range of special educational and medical needs. We have experience in communication and interaction, physical and sensory impairment, behaviour and social and emotional development, learning and medical needs.
We have experience supporting children for whom English is not their first language. We will always celebrate and reflect the different cultures within our nursery.
When We Open
We offer places for children from when they turn 2 to when they start school.
We open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except Fridays when we close at 5:30pm).
We are open for 51 weeks a year—we close for a week at Christmas.
We close for all public holidays.
(We do not charge for when we are closed.)
What Sessions We Offer
We offer mornings, afternoons and full day session in any available combination, including full time places.
We offer various start and finish times for each session.
Our minimum attendance is three sessions (three half days – or – a full day & a half day).
Meals & Snacks
We cater for a range of dietary needs and allergies.
The morning session includes breakfast (between 8am and 9am), snack and lunch.
The afternoon session includes snack and tea.
Full day sessions include all snacks and meals.
Our Enhanced Provision
We have a visiting French teacher who works with the children each week. The children gain confidence in speaking French very quickly and it is a wonderful to see the children sharing what they have been learning with their parents.
A dance teacher visits once a week and the children thoroughly enjoy these sessions.
We try to alternate the days of our visiting teachers each term so all children benefit from the experiences they offer.
We have our own dedicated Forest cabin with a special outdoor area which includes a fire pit. Children use this area regularly to experience the wonder of the outdoors, cook, make dens, make natural artwork and explore. We also have a small woodland to explore within a couple of minutes walk.
The children have regular outings to the field, park, library, local shops and the local area. We take part in community events such as the scarecrow trail and art trails.
We offer all types of funded sessions.
The funding pays for hours of attendance in the nursery. We charge for what is not included in the funding: enhanced provision (eg Forest School), meals and snacks and consumables including nappies, sunscreen, all craft supplies and resources.
We accept all types of childcare vouchers which help towards meeting the cost of nursery sessions.
Golden Valley House Day Nursery - Nailsea
18 Oaksey Grove