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Peekaboo Childcare Limited (Torquay)


Peekaboo Childcare (Torquay) Limited is a 9 months to 4 year old setting that offers high quality care and education within a stimulating and friendly environment, across flexible hours.

We have highly qualified staff, including 3 qualified teachers who have taught across primary and nursery education. 

We aim to deliver the best possible outcomes for all children whilst providing a childcare service that suits a modern family life.

We have an open door policy and offer new parents a chance to have a supervised tour around the nursery.

To book an appointment please call or email.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Alexandra Morton
Contact Position
01803 614786

Where to go

7, Collaton Road

Bus routes 32, 66, 111 and 12

Other Details


10% discount for siblings 5% discount for children of NHS Staff 3% discount for Torbay Council Various costing depending on ages of child / children & total of sessions. For an individual cost please contact the nursery direct.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies for children from 9 months to 5 years (Term time only)
Date updated

Funded Places

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

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30:00 17:30:00
Tuesday 07.30 17.30
Wednesday 07.30 17.30
Thursday 07.30 17.30
Friday 07.30 17.30

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/06/2018Inspection (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?

Peekaboo Childcare (Torquay) Limited is a day nursery aiming to provide high quality care and education to children aged 0-5 years. We believe in giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential whilst feeling safe and secure.

We offer sessional day care Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm. We offer morning, afternoon or all day sessions. We accept all funding and childcare vouchers. We are as flexible as possible with session times.

We are an open plan nursery with easy access to an outside area. We have a large variety of

Peekaboo Childcare (Torquay) Limited consists of an Early Years Teacher and an Early Years Professional who both have vast experience of working in schools, nurseries and children centres. Both also have experience of working alongside other agencies such as Educational Physiologist, Speech Therapists, Early Years Advisory Support team and Health Visitors.

All other staff hold either an NVQ level 2 or 3 in childcare and attend courses provided by the local authority regularly to progress further as professionals.

All staff have recent training in adult-child interactions where they focused on how vital these interaction are in helping children develop their communication skills.

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

We are an inclusive setting for any child aged 0-5 years. We follow all guidelines set out in the Equalities Act 2010. We offer home visits and settling sessions for all new children so that the child’s key worker can discuss with the parent’s how we can meet all their child’s needs. We will seek advice and support from outside agencies for children with medical or more specific learning needs.

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

Peekaboo Childcare works in partnership with parents/carers and other significant adults working with the child. Observation and assessment will take place using a range of tools selected specifically to reflect individual needs. The Early Years Foundation stage Outcomes will be used as one of the standard measures, to identify an individual child’s progress in their learning and development.

Following the Graduated Approach of ‘Assess, Plan, Do and Review’ laid out in the SEND Code of Practice 2014, we will record agreed targets for the individual child along with assessments and records of progress. We will seek advice from outside agencies if needed.

Advice and signposting for families/carers around the individual child’s needs is also given.

In some cases, we will make a referral to other agencies to gain appropriate assessment and support for the child and family.

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

When children start at Peekaboo Childcare, they are allocated a Key Worker who will form a relationship with the child and their parents/carer. This relationship will be based upon face to face conversations had daily about the needs and development of the child. If the key worker seeks advice from outside agencies, the parents will be consulted at all stages. All next steps will be shared with parents through electronic learning journeys.

The child’s views, preferences and best interests will always be put at the centre of future plans. Staff will collect these through observations, conversations, sharing their learning journeys and next steps.

Each term, there will be a parents’ evening where all observations, assessments and next steps are shared with parents.

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

Peekaboo Childcare will use evidence based strategies of support that specifically meet the needs of the individual child and their family. Teaching and learning are set in the context of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that is carried out in all early years settings in Torbay.

Once an agreed strategy is chosen, individual SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, relevant, time bound) targets are planned together and then carried out by practitioners and parents/carers on a daily basis at home and at nursery to support the child’s learning and development.

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

We are an early years setting that offers a broad and balanced Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This can be adapted to meet any child’s needs and staff will seek support from outside agencies if needed.

Where appropriate we will seek help from the Early Years Advisory Team to support our practitioners with differentiating the curriculum, the learning environment and adult/child interactions to meet individual children’s additional needs.

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

Peekaboo Childcare will seek advice from the Early Years Advisory Team and use the SEND Code of Practice 2014, to ensure that each child receives everything they need to develop, learn and reach their full potential.

How is this provision funded?

Private day care payments as well as government funding childcare places.

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

If it is appropriate, government funding to support the individual child to access care at our setting is available. We are able to make a request for funding for support by clearly identifying what additional and different activities are needed to successfully include individual children.

Parents/carers are encouraged to contribute to this process.

We can seek bespoke training from the Early Years Advisory Team to help our practitioners meet the needs of all children.

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

Individual children’s personal, social and emotional developmental needs in the early years can be supported through the Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Practitioners also promote the use of specific programmes of support such as Thrive ftc.

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

At Peekaboo Childcare, practitioners work closely with parents to make all transitions as smooth as possible. We make links with local schools and other early years settings and share information on the child transferring, with parents consent.

The parents/carers are invited to plan jointly for meetings and share information about their child with the receiving setting.

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

Peekaboo Childcare will work in collaboration with all other Children’s Services and will endeavour to ensure that children and families receive the most appropriate and timely intervention that they need.

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

We offer regular outings to local parks.

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

Regular assessments to identify needs and monitor progress is carried out jointly with parents/carers, practitioners and outside agencies involved. The Early Years Outcomes are one of the tools that will be used as a benchmark to monitor young children’s learning and development.

Together we will agree the next steps. An individual child’s views, preferences and best interests will always be put at the centre of future plans.

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

Parents get the chance to speak on a daily basis with the child’s key worker.

Parents can see and contribute to the child’s electronic learning journey, leaving comments for practitioners on assessments made and helping to build a fuller picture of the child.

We meet with parents termly to discuss children’s learning and development.

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

The Advisory Teacher for Early Years inclusion offers training and information sessions to all the Early years setting practitioners on a regular basis. We send staff on these training sessions as regularly as possible.

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?

  • Through Key workers
  • Daily books
  • Electronic Learning Journeys
  • Parents’ Evening

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

Parents/carers and practitioners have email and telephone contacts and are encouraged to raise any concerns with management. There is a complaint form in nursery reception

You can also contact OFSTED directly.

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

Please look on the following website for further information:

or contact Alexandra Bithell, Director Phone:01803 614786