Advice for families:
Communication

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we recognise the importance of language development in early childhood. We actively encourage and promote the use of language in all available opportunities throughout our nursery environment.

If you have any concerns or worries about your child’s speech or language development, we encourage you to share them with a member of our staff. Our dedicated team is trained to observe and assess children’s communication skills and can provide guidance and support.

We have a strong partnership with the Early Years team and collaborate closely with them to ensure the best possible outcomes for your child. In case your child requires additional support or intervention in their speech and language development, we can make referrals to appropriate professionals. Through this collaborative approach, we aim to provide comprehensive support and resources to help your child thrive.

Communication is a vital skill, and we are committed to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child’s unique communication needs are acknowledged and addressed. We value open dialogue with parents and appreciate your input in helping us understand and support your child’s speech and language journey.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we prioritise the well-being and development of every child in our care. Together, we can work towards enhancing their communication skills and ensuring they reach their full potential. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s speech and language development.

“Staff work
closely with parents to make referrals if needed, to quickly seek support from
other professionals.”

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“All children, including those who speak English as an additional language and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make good progress.”

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“Childrens behaviour and their attitudes to earning are outstanding.”

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“Children learn what is acceptable, and how some behaviour can upset and hurt their friends.”

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“Babies confidently explore. They choose to join in activities with two-year-old children.”

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“Children display keen interests in their play and are eager to join in.”

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“Staff support children’s independence excellently.”

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“Staff accurately identify aspects of children’s development where they need additional help and implement targeted support.”

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“Staff ask children questions about their play and children respond appropriately.”

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“The manager and staff monitor children’s
progress successfully.”

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“Staff skilfully support children to manage their feelings and to teach them right from wrong.”

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“Leaders place a strong emphasis on monitoring children’s attendance.”

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“Children demonstrate high levels of confidence as they move around the nursery to explore the wide range of resources accessible to them.“

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“Staff introduce a word of the week and a book of the week, which helps to thoroughly embedded children’s knowledge and understanding.”

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“Children develop
their creative skills as they identify their own facial features and draw self-portraits.”

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“Staff use sign language and pictures when communicating with children to help those less able to understand.”

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“Children establish strong bonds with the nursery’s staff.”

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“Children know what makes them similar and different and learn to respect and appreciate diversity in the wider community.”

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“Staff incorporate children’s interests and learning needs into activities, which help to highly motivate children to learn.”

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“Parents feel
that their children’s needs are met and that they progress well in their learning.”

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“Parents speak positively about the care which their children receive.”

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“Children behave courteously at the table and demonstrate high levels of confidence in social situations.”

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“Children have consistently positive attitudes to their learning and keep trying.”

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“Parents appreciate the support and ideas to help them to continue their
children’s learning at home.”

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“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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“Staff have consistently high expectations of children.”

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“Younger children learn the names of objects and match animals to the sounds that they make.”

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“Leaders work
very closely with parents to promote children’s attendance and place the utmost importance on children’s welfare. “

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“Staff discuss healthy eating and children develop a strong understanding
of the importance of healthy lifestyles on their physical well-being.”

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“Staff place a strong emphasis on developing children’s speech and language
skills.”

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“Staff engage children in small-group activities that focus on
reducing gaps in their communication and language.”

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“Staff prepare healthy food on site and children eat heartily.”

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“The enthusiastic manager successfully leads a motivated, well-qualified team of staff.”

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