Next Steps

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we support the development of communication and listening skills in all children under our care.

As part of our daily routine, we facilitate short adult-led focused groups that provide targeted opportunities for children to strengthen these important skills.

These focused groups are designed to be engaging and interactive, allowing children to actively participate and learn in a supportive environment. Through activities such as storytelling, discussions, and interactive games, children have the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication and listening abilities. These sessions contribute to building their confidence, vocabulary, and understanding of language.

As your child approaches their last half term with us, we extend these focused groups to specifically prepare them for their transition to their new nursery or school. We recognise the importance of providing children with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate their new environment with confidence and ease. These tailored activities help familiarise them with the routines, expectations, and experiences they may encounter in their future setting, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.

We understand that transitioning to a new nursery or school can be an exciting but sometimes challenging time for both children and parents. To support this process, we maintain close relationships and collaboration with schools in our local area. We work closely with their staff to exchange information, share insights about each child’s progress, and ensure a smooth transition. This partnership allows us to provide comprehensive support and continuity in your child’s learning journey, setting them up for success in their new educational environment.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we are committed to providing a holistic and seamless experience for your child, supporting their communication and listening skills, and ensuring a successful transition to their next educational chapter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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“The enthusiastic manager successfully leads a motivated, well-qualified team of 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 ask children questions about their play and children respond appropriately.”

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

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

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

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

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“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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“Staff support children’s independence excellently.”

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

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

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

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

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“Staff have consistently high expectations of children.”

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

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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 establish strong bonds with the nursery’s staff.”

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

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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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