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Fun Farm Day Nursery Lincoln (North Hykeham)

Fun Farm Day Nursery is the “home away from home” for your little ones; caters for children from 6 months – 11 years old. Provides an environment in which children can learn through play and enhance their learning by using each child’s interests, whilst feeling safe and secure. Children are cared for by friendly, experienced and qualified staff.

Fun Farm Day Nursery Pre School can provide Early Years Entitlement 15/30 funded hours per week for children the term after their 3rd birthday. They can also provide places for 2 year olds who are entitled to 2 year old funding.

The Holiday Club runs every school holidays for children aged 4-11 years, with various themed weeks and day trips. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Leib
Contact Position
Nursery Operations Manager
Telephone
01522 692338
E-mail
nursery@funfarm.co.uk
Website
Fun Farm Day Nursery Website
Notes

'A welcoming home from home for every child' 4 months - 2 years 

Our Baby Room and Toddler Room offers - A cosy, safe, secure environment for little ones to explore and learn about the world around them. A magical time of achieving lots of new 'First Moments' in an environment that is stimulating and exciting supported by kind and caring Key Workers.

'Putting the FUN back into Childcare' 2 Years - 3 Years 

Early Years - An exciting environment ready and waiting for little minds and hands to explore.  Developing learning styles and those all important imagination skills in an environment full of awe and wonder.

'Fun & Educational - Lets get School Ready' 3 Years +

Pre School - Learning new skills to make sure those wonderful minds are ready for the all important move to 'Big School' An environment full of meaningful activities and experiences to challenge and motivate our little learners. 

'Its like going round to your friends house to play' 4 Years + 

Action-packed, fun-filled, themed activity weeks running every school holidays, half terms and general school closure days.  Learn, play, relax, meet new and old friends.  Chill out, explore, a world of fun awaits! 

 

 

Where to go

Name
Fun Farm Day Nursery
Address
Fun Farm Day Nursery
Stephenson Road
North Hykeham
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
District
North Kesteven
Postcode
LN6 3QU
Notes

Please ring the setting for further details. 01522 692338 

Plenty of on-site parking.

 

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 730 630
Tuesday 730 630
Wednesday 730 630
Thursday 730 630
Friday 730 630

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
48.95 Full Day - under 2 yrs
48.20 Full Day - over 2 yrs

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Please call the setting for specific accessibility information.

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Please call the setting for specific access information.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Autism Spectrum
ASD
Asperger's Syndrome
EAL
Communication difficulties
Sensory impairment
Makaton Communication
Serious allergy
Asthma
Eczema
Challenging Behaviour
Allergies
Food allergy
Anaphalaxis
Food intolerance
Speech And Language Difficulties
Epi-pen
Febrile Convulsions
Diabetes
Dietary difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with

Childcare Information

Funded Places

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

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Maximum number of vacancies (registered)
89
Maximum number of vacancies (unregistered)
0
Is there a waiting list?
No
Details
Please call the setting for specific info regarding vacancies

Costs

Are there any cost reductions?
Yes - Sibling Discount Full time discount

Facilities

Facilities
Arts & Crafts
Healthy Eating
Heuristic play
Baby Facilities
Home Corner
Baby toys
Push-alongs
Accessible Parking
Games
Garden
Air Conditioning
Refreshments
CCTV security cameras
Meals cooked on premises
Role play dressing up
Messy Play Area
Sandpitsand play
PuzzlesJigsaws
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Car Parking
CCTV
Sleeping Area
Computer
Construction toys
Cookery
Music time
Nappy changing facility
Full cooked lunch
Small world toys
Out-door Play

Transport & Pickups

Offers pickups
No - We offer collection only from Ling Moor Academy. Its a walking bus back from the nursery.
Schools
Ling Moor Academy
Details
We offer collection only from Ling Moor Academy. Its a walking bus back from the nursery.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY500969
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/03/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

What is a Local Offer?

During consultations between Local Authorities, health and education authorities, and children with SEND and their families it was identified that:

  • There is a lot of information out there for families with a child with SEND but it is often located all over the place and can be difficult to find.
  • Resources or services tend to be found ‘by chance’.
  • It is sometimes difficult to find links to other information.

Because of this each Local Authority has now set up a Local Offer. It brings together information for children and young people with SEND and their families across education, health care, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors. It is intended to help families find information about services or provision that are available or signpost them to somebody who can provide them with the information they need through one easily searchable website.

At Fun Farm Day Nursery we have developed or own part of this Local Offer which explains the services that we can provide for children with SEND and their families, and how we provide these services to ensure that our setting is fully inclusive for all children. As a nursery we believe and promote that inclusion is a process of increasing children’s participation in, and reducing their exclusion from, their local schools and settings.

How do we know if a child needs additional support?

Prior to a child starting within the setting we operate a settling in process during which the parent/carer spends time in the setting with their child and gives the staff an initial opportunity to chat with parents and complete an ‘Assessment on Entry’. This is also an opportunity for parents to identify any areas they are concerned about and areas they feel their child may need support with.

Fun Farm Day Nursery operates a Key Person System which is firmly embedded throughout the whole setting. A Key Person is allocated to each child and is responsible for getting to know that child’s strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes and personality on a more personal level than the rest of the staff within the child’s room. They spend quality time with the child and complete regular observations. The Key Person also spends time communicating with parents about special achievements at home or any concerns that parents/carers may have. Through having this special bond with the child and the parent, the staff are able to use their observations from nursery and home to inform their planning, developing activities which are based around the child’s individual needs and interests.

The staff also use their observations to complete regular assessments on each child to ensure they are meeting developmental milestones. The results of these assessments are shared with parents and carers and feedback from home is encouraged.

Assessments such as these enable early identification of a potential additional need for a child and enable the staff to identify how they can meet the needs of the child.

How will the staff support the child and how are parents/carers involved?

Within the nursery we have a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) that has received specific training in identifying additional needs and how best to support children and families with SEND to ensure their individual needs are met.

The SENCO has many responsibilities including regularly reviewing policies and procedures to ensure that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all.

The SENCO will work closely with the Key Person to firstly develop personal plans based around a child’s abilities and interests which includes specific targets to work on to develop and build on a child’s strengths. The plans are developed in conjunction with the parents/carers and may include input and advice from other professionals. The SENCO will then work with the key person to ensure that they effectively carry out activities and make any necessary adaptions to the resources and facilities to ensure the child’s needs are met.

The SENCO will liaise with other professionals such as Early Years Specialist Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Visitors, Paediatricians and more to gain further advice in how best to support the child.

The personal plans and activities are reviewed regularly with the parents/carers and other professionals where appropriate to ensure we continue to best meet the needs of the individual child.

How inclusive is our environment?

With families who have English as an additional language we encourage parents/carers to share key words in their home language. This helps the key person to understand the child. These words are also shared with the rest of the staff and children and readily used meaning the child can be fully included in day to day activities.

With regards to the environment and layout of the rooms the Manager, SENCO and key person liaise with parents/carers to discuss the child’s individual needs and provide the best space for the child to have the best access to all of the resources and activities daily to meet their needs.

 

Helping with Transitions

Transitions are a key time for any child, particularly a child with SEND. Transitions happen at many points throughout a child’s journey through the nursery and we are dedicated to ensuring that these transitions are smooth and not detrimental to the child in any way.

During the initial settling in process when a child first starts in the setting the staff and parents/carers decide on the best amount of sessions and length of sessions as the parent/carer feels will benefit their child most.

During transitions between rooms we use the same settling in process. Parent receive a transition letter and a welcome pack for the new room. Parents/carers also have the opportunity to have a settling in session in the new room with their child giving them the opportunity to meet the new staff who will be working with their child and have a good look at the room and how it works. The key person in the current room works closely with the supervisor/key person in the next room to ensure a smooth, gradual transition process. The children go to their next room for settling in visits. This could be just for a story time, a meal time, a couple of hours of free play, or a full morning or afternoon session. The staff will go with the child for their first visit and stay with them for a little while until they feel comfortable. The key person will pass on important information to the key person in the new room.

When a child is ready to transition to primary school the SENCO and key person will work closely with the parents/carers during this process.  The SENCO will liaise with parents if needed looking at the Local Offer to help parents make an informed decision about what school would be best for their child. The SENCO will liaise closely with the chosen school from an early stage to ensure information is passed on and that the needs of the child are best met. During this time the SENCO can also apply for additional funding to ensure that they and the key person can effectively support and meet the needs of the child during this important time.

Experience

We have extensive experience with Children with Speech and Language delay.

We have limited experience with children with more complex needs however, we will embrace any child with a disability and ensure all their needs are met.  Anything we don't know we find out and we will access all professionals and agencies to enable all needs to be catered for.

Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator) has received specific training in identifying additional needs and how best to support children and families with SEND to ensure their individual needs are met.

The Family Information Service maintains the list of Ofsted-registered childcare in the county, although any information provided by us does not constitute a recommendation and you should satisfy yourself of the quality and standard of any service or childcare provider you contact so that it meets the needs of your family.

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