Once Upon A Time Day Nursery
Established in 1989, we provide quality, flexible and affordable childcare for children aged 3 months - 5 years.
Our dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced staff provide care and education based on the High/Scope learning philosophy within a large Victorian house. The secure, stimulating setting is split into age-related rooms for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School.
We provide each child with a personal record of their achievements and in line with our policy of working closely with parents, ask that they also contribute towards this. We employ special educational needs co-ordinators and are an inclusive setting. Closed Bank Holidays and Christmas Eve.
We offer both full and part-time places. Facilities include large secure outdoor play area, freshly cooked nutritious meals, local school pickups/drops,childcare vouchers accepted, computers and regular visits/outings.
Our setting has supported a number of children with SEND. We have had experience supporting children with:
- Speech and language delays
- Social, communication difficulties
- Hearing impairments
- Down Syndrome
All staff at the setting have paediatric first aid training and these staff are able to administer any medication or treat any child who may have injured themselves. The staff have also been medically trained in the administration of EpiPens, and also have some experience with children needing tube feeding.
We work in partnership with all multi professionals that work with the children and families. All professionals are welcome into the setting to discuss action, strategies and plans for the child/family.
We ensure that we attend meetings out of the setting too. In the past we have worked with Speech and Language Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Educational Physiologists, Key persons, Portage Workers, Hearing specialists, paediatric nurses, Health Visitors, Social Services and many many more.
The setting is supported by the Early Years Inclusion Team; we have in the past also worked with speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and Portage. Parents can speak to any practitioner in the setting who will be able to advise and sign post them to the right service.
The local authority provides a range of training opportunities for practitioners that will support children with SEND. We also identify training needs based on children’s individual needs and how best we can support them in the setting. We currently have two staff who have completed their SENCO training. Some of the training attended by our staff include:
- Early Help Hounslow training
- Signing fun with babies
- Playing and Learning to Socialise Program (PALS)
- Various courses on supporting children with social and communication difficulties
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Various courses on supporting behaviour of young children workshops
- Speech and language-Early years
- Developing talk in early years
- Supporting quiet children
- Hearing impaired & visual impaired
- Deaf and disability awareness
- Early identification and inclusive practice in early years settings
We are very committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all children. The nursery offers a range of learning opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the children to enable them to achieve their full potential. The environment is well equipped with resources being accessible to all children; everything is appropriately labelled in words, objects and photos. Posters and displays are at the children's level. Interest tables are interactive and available to the children.
Based in a large house, our setting benefits from having separate rooms for the different age groups, creating a home from home environment. The downstairs has two rooms, which is used by children under three years. The area upstairs is just as spacious but with a flight of stairs to access this. Access by wheelchair may be restrictive, however there are many options to this such as keeping the child downstairs or transferring to another Once Upon a Time setting.
The settings thought process document can highlight any additional support a child may need whilst at our setting, this allows the parent to be fully aware of the support that their child will receive whilst at the setting and for us to obtain addition equipment or procedures to be in place before the child starts at our setting. We recommend that you come with your child to look around our setting, where we can discuss your child’s needs, and how we can support them.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 11/01/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.
- Has vacancies
- Opening Times
Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday to Friday AM 08:00 13:00 Monday to Friday PM 13:00 18:00 Monday to Friday 07:45 18:00
- Free Places for 2 year olds
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
- Tax Free childcare payments
- Childcare voucher payments
- Age Range
- From 3 months to 5 years