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Kiddi Caru Day Nursery (Torquay)

Purpose built nursery. Extra activities included at no additional cost including French, yoga, music and movement. Large outdoor area with shaded and undercover areas, security system - visual and intercom. All key care staff hold level 3 qualification. Ofsted grade: Outstanding.

Qualifications and training: Level 3 qualifications exceeds Ofsted requirements of 50% qualified.

Who to contact

01803 615400
07714 411743

Where to go

Nicholson Road
The Willows

Bus Routes 65 + 12

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£37.00 per day
10% discount for siblings


Age Ranges
From 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Age Ranges
From 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
See attached Local Offer for full details.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact provider for information of their vacancies.

Funded Places

2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old 30 Hour funding

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/04/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

SEN Information

A printable version of this form is available in the downloads section.

What special education provision is available at our setting?

The nursery fully supports children with special educational needs. Our staff are trained to understand children and their individual needs. The nursery has a SENCO office who attends termly forums to share practice and to keep up to date with changes within this field. Any changes are then cascaded down to the rest of the team during our staff meeting. The nursery has received Makaton training from Torbay’s Early Years team and we recently had some training carried out on Speech and Language by a member of the local authority also. We work very closely with a range of outside agencies to ensure that we are working alongside other professionals who have the additional knowledge and expertise to support not only the children but the parents and staff also.

What criteria must be satisfied before children and young people can access this provision/service?

Here at Kiddi Caru we are very inclusive nursery. We work very hard to build up that relationship from the moment that a family looks around our setting. We provide childcare for children aged from 3 months to 5 years whose parents wish them to access our nursery. On the initial viewing of the nursery and then during our settling in procedure we get to know the child and to see how we as a nursery can best support the child who will be joining is, this then gives us the information and tools needed to ensure that the child feels valued and included into the nursery setting. Any child who is going to join us where they have additional needs we ensure that we bring in prior to the child starting any trainer needed to ensure that we have the knowledge before any child starts with us.

How do we identify the particular special educational needs of a child or young person?

At the nursery we have a detailed settling in process where any additional needs are identified, we would also work alongside other agencies where necessary. Once a child has started at the nursery we have a comprehensive system in place to ensure each child is continually assessed with their progress recorded, activities are adapted to each child’s individual needs whilst linking in with the children’s current interests.

How do we consult with parents and/or children and young people about their needs?

The nursery works closely with parents as partners and have open lines of communication at all times, Each child has a key worker who is responsible for updating each child’s records. The children who are under two years have a diary which would contain detailed information regarding each child, at the end of the day each parent is given an in-depth handover, during this time the staff gather feedback from parents who then incorporate this information on the children’s learning maps. We also hold parents evening and experience days every six months which gives the opportunity for the parents share information. We also invite the parents to stay and play sessions which enables the children and parents to have quality time together within the nursery setting

What is our approach to teaching children and young people with special educational needs?

At kiddi Caru we have an extensive system in place to ensure that each individual child’s needs are meet, our Senco works closely with our parents and other agencies to ensure that each child will reach their full potential during their time with us, whilst allowing every child to share the same experiences.

How can we adapt our curriculum for children and young people with special educational needs?

Here at kiddi Caru we believe it is vital that every child has the opportunity to participate in all activities and aspects of the day, we look at each child as individuals and adapt each activity accordingly to ensure that the child’s need are met. If a child has a ILDP the staff follow this closely whilst working together with the parents.

How will we ensure we get the services, provision and equipment that children and young people need?

We have close links with Torbay Early Years Advisory Service and other agencies such as Portage workers, Speech and language therapists, this is vital to en-sure that the children get the provision and equipment needed.

How is this provision funded?

Kiddi Caru is a privately owned nursery. We accept two and three year old funding from Torbay Early years.

What additional learning support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how do they access it?

As a nursery we ensure close links with parents and other agencies within Torbay Early Years Advisory Service, We hold regular meetings with Portage workers and Speech and Language therapists.

How do we support and improve the emotional and social development of children and young people with special educational needs?

At the nursery we pride ourselves with the close links that we have developed with Parents as Partners, we ensure that every child's needs are met and the staff are fully informed and trained on any extra requirement's that maybe required, this information would be gathered during our lengthy settling in sessions, this ensures that every child is able to meet there full potential during their time with us.

How do we support children and young people with special educational needs moving between phases of education and preparing for adulthood?

At Kiddi Caru we work closely with any other child care providers that our children attend, with the parent’s permission we send out shared care information sheets which gives us a greater insight into each child. Before the children move on to school we hold meetings with the perspective teachers to share information, we also invite the new Teachers into nursery so the children can meet them in familiar surroundings.

What other support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how can they access it?

We have close links with Torbay Early years and other agencies, we consistently work closely with every parent to ensure they are fully informed about what help is available to them. We have a SENCO who works closely with the inclusion officer to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

What extra-curricular activities are available for children and young people with special educational needs?

We offer experience days to allow parents to share quality time with their children, we also hold fun days and leavers parties for the children and their families to attend, the activities are varied and adapted to ensure that they are readily available to all.

How do we assess and review progress towards agreed outcomes, and how are parents, children and young people involved in this process?

We have a detailed child development plan this enables the staff and parents to track how a child is developing and also allows us to identify any areas that need extra support We keep our parents fully informed by handovers each day and the children’s diaries, we a parents evening every six months and have an open door policy so we are available to our parents at all times. Each parent is also sent questionnaires which enables them to give us feedback on all areas of the nursery.

How do we assess the effectiveness of our special needs provision and how are parents, children and young people involved in this assessment?

Here at the nursery we are constantly evaluating are practice we use the feedback forms given by parents. We also use a detailed self-evaluation form which allows us to identify areas of improvement this allows us to constantly improve our practice. We hold target meetings within the age groups this is an opportunity which allows us to share best practice but also set targets for improvement to ensure we deliver quality childcare.

How do we ensure that teaching staff and other staff have the expertise needed to support children and young people with special educational needs?

At Kiddi Caru we feel is it vital that our staff are highly trained, our staff attend regular courses the SENCO attends monthly forums, each staff member is Paediatric First Aid trained, we hold a rigorous in house training schedule that covers a variety of areas such as Yoga, Music and Movement, Sing and Sign and French the staff are highly trained and this enables us to cater to each child’s individual needs.

How do we keep parents informed where children and young people have special educational provision but do not have an Education Health and Care Plan?

We believe working with closely with parents is vital we keep them fully informed, we give detailed feedback to parents daily, daily diaries are used, we would also arrange to meet with parents if there are any areas that need to be discussed

How can parents, children and young people make a complaint about our provision?

If parents had any worries or concerns this could be raised in a variety of ways by a telephone conversation, e-mail, direct to the office in person, through the child’s key worker, direct to our head office or if a parent had a serious concern they could raise these with Ofsted

How can parents, children and young people get more information about the setting?

Any new parent will be given a tour of the nursery where we are given the opportunity to explain about the nursery and all that we offer, this is an ideal opportunity for the parents to ask any questions, each parent is also given a prospectus which contains our most recent Ofsted report, breakdown of the activities and routines, the parents are also given copies of the menus and pricing structure.