Little Owls Burley Park was rated as ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted.
“Children throughout the nursery behave impeccably well and play and learn happily together.”
“Staff have a first class approach to supporting children who have Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities. They quickly identify individual children’s learning needs, provide excellent support to parents and seek support from outside agencies where required. This means no child is disadvantaged.” – Ofsted
The nursery has a safe, spacious and exciting outdoor play area, which offers space and the freedom to move. This helps to support a healthy lifestyle by encouraging children to be physically active. The artificial turf, soft play area and covered canopy can be used in all weathers, ensuring children have access to outdoor play throughout the day all year round.
”Children are highly motivated to learn and are eager to join in the rich, varied, imaginative experiences and activities in this purposeful learning environment.” – Ofsted
There are also links with local primary schools who are invited to come along to one of the Parent Consultation Evenings held at the nursery. Support will be given to apply for a primary school place and once a place has been allocated the nursery work closely with the allocated school to ensure the child has a smooth transition.
“All children make excellent progress from their starting points and are extremely well prepared for school” – Ofsted
What parents say about Little Owls Burley Park:
“Over the past couple of years Little Owls Burley Park has really helped me and my son, the staff are all very kind and friendly and they genuinely care about mine and my son’s well-being”
“Thank you so much for all the care and support you have given our child in her time at nursery”
“ …my child has improved a lot and also the teacher explain very well what my child is doing every day. I’m happy that my child is learning well”
“He is doing really well and good to know he is embracing and enjoying all areas of nursery.”
(Parent’s evening) “was very informative and I got the chance to share my concerns and hear the staff advice”
“The progress report was very useful; I now know which areas to work on at home”
Little Owls Burley Park has accreditations in Mindmate and the Baby Friendly Initiative and has been awarded the Asthma Friendly certificate.
The nursery has excellent links with the Family services team who are available to support children and families. Family services also run and support a variety of groups and activities within the local area.
The team at Burley Park are experienced at supporting and helping children with SEND meet their full potential. We work closely with parents and carers, health visitors, the Visual Impairment Team (VIT), Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team (DAHIT), STARS (who support children with an autistic spectrum condition), Physiotherapists, Child Development Team (CDT) and SENIT (Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team).
The nursery has a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) who is qualified to tier 3 of the Autism Education Trust early years programme. Practitioners have a wealth of knowledge and experience supporting children with a wide variety of needs.