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Welcome to Ashgate Nursery. Your call will be answered by Mrs Lorraine Holford.
Opening Times and Session Costs
Opening Times:8.00am - 6.00pm
Session Costs:£5.00 to £5.25 per hour booked within our published session times
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SEND

Meet the team

Meet the team 1 Miss Helen Watson - SENDCo
Meet the team 2 Mrs Diane Smith - Team Leader
Picture 1 Miss Liz Bereford - SEND team
Picture 2 Mrs Kirsty Muggleton - SEND team
Picture 3 Miss Alice Poultney - SEND team
Picture 1 Mrs Diane Smith - Family Worker
  • Ashgate is a purpose built Nursery School with wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces to play and learn, all on one level and fully accessible to wheelchair users.
  • We have adapted the Willows Room to be Autism and Sensory friendly, creating a calmer space with fewer distractions and where a total communication approach can take place.
  • We are well supported by our local authority and health colleagues, such as the Educational Psychology Service, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Service.
  • We have an enclosed garden for playing and learning with grass and soft surface areas, with opportunities for every area of learning provided outside. We can help to plant, water and grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the sensory and vegetable garden, then pick them and prepare and eat our own food.
  • There is a smaller enclosed outdoor area shared by the children in the Acorns room.
  • Children with SEND are able to access all Nursery provision with support. We are able to access specialist resources as needed.
  • We are experienced in specialist techniques such as Attention Autism, Makaton (signing for children at the early stages of communication), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Picture 1 Growing Vegetables
Picture 2 Outdoor Learning
Picture 3 Outdoor Learning
Picture 1 Heuristic Play
Picture 2 Forest School
Picture 3 Exploring colour, texture and mark making
Picture 1 Heuristic play
Picture 2 Circle time
Picture 3 Self registration

For further information please read our SEND information report and our SEND policy below.

Please contact the school if there is anything you would like to discuss regarding your child's individual needs.

01332 371769

You can speak with

Mrs Helen Fearn - Head teacher or

Miss Helen Watson -  Special Educational Needs/Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) or

Mrs Diane Smith – Family Worker. For more information please visit her page here

Now enrolling for January 2020
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