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West Thames College Nursery

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

We are a purposed built nursery operating on the grounds of West Thames College. The nursery offers full-time and part time places for children aged three months to five years. We cater for children from the wider community and those of staff and students attending West Thames College.

A maximum of 80 children may attend the nursery on a daily basis. The nursery operates from two buildings on the same premises. The main building has four rooms separated by age range and with capacity of 56 children and the second building named ‘Sunflower centre’ has a capacity for 24 children aged 2 to 5 years.

The nursery is graduate-led, staff have a wide range of appropriate early years’ qualifications ranging from BA Honours in Early Years and Special Education Needs to NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development. We have a diverse staff team, reflecting the local community within which the nursery is situated.

The nursery is bright and spacious with a large secure outdoor area for children to access on a daily basis. We also have a separate sensory room. We have forest school sessions weekly, which is run by a qualified forest school leader.

The Nursery supports children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language.

SEND information 


The setting has effectively supported children with a range of Special Education Needs and Disabilities to include:

  • Social and Communication Difficulties
  • Complex Medical needs
  • Development Delay
  • Speech, Language or Communication Needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The setting has two designed Special Education Needs Coordinators, both of whom have attended designated SENCO training provided by London Borough of Hounslow.

Additional training include:

  • Attention and Listening
  • Makaton
  • Supporting children with Social and Communication difficulties
  • Multi-sensory group time

Early Communications group Listening and attention group

In addition, all staff supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities have experience in using a range of strategies to support these children. Some of these strategies include:

  • Bucket time stages one to four
  • Special time
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Intensive Interactions
  • Sensory Awakening

Colourful Semantics Identi-play

They also have experience of working with a range of professionals including occupational therapist, physiotherapist and speech and language therapist to support children learning and developmental needs.

Setting SENCO's are experienced in writing and implementing individual support plans as well as making referrals to appropriate agencies such as speech and language therapist. Setting SENCO's are also experienced in making request for statutory assessment and contributing to children's Education, health and care plans.

With the support of our Early Years SEN advisory teacher, we have effectively supported children and families through a range of transition processes including leaving nursery to attend school.

  • The nursery is on one floor
  • All rooms lead out into the outdoor area that is also levelled with the indoor.
  • Wheelchair access
  • reasonable adaptation can be made to the environment


Contact Details

020 8326 2318
London Road

Transport links

E8, H37, 117, 235 and 237. Bus Stop: West Thames College
Piccadilly line: Osterley Station
Southwestern trains: Isleworth

Ofsted Registration

Inspection Outcome
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Has vacancies
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 08:45 17:00
Term Time Contracts
Further details

We currently provide extended childcare from 8:00am (upon request). There will be an additional charge for this offer. 

AmountCost Type
£60 Per Day
£30 Per Session
Free Places for 2 year olds
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
Age Range
From 3 months to 5 years
View West Thames College Nursery contact details.
View West Thames College Nursery contact details.