St Eval Pre-school
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St Eval Pre-school is a nurturing home-from-home Pre-school. We provide a safe and caring environment where your child will be happy and stimulated as they learn through play. Your child will be given the best possible start they require to develop into confident, happy and healthy children.
St Eval Pre-school has been running for over 30 years, set in a purpose built building in the heart of St Eval, close to Trevisker Primary School. There are two classrooms which enable us to spearate the children into age groups and have focused, age appropriate activities. We have a third room called The Snug, which is used as an overflow classroom and for small group work. We also have a huge outside play area, with grass area, sensory garden, mud kitchen, ply houses, outside classroom and planting area.
We work in close partnership with the local primary school, Trevisker School. We attend sports day, go to the Christmas play, use their hall for 'Wake & Shake', and we have a polytunnel which is situated on the school grounds, and shared with the school.
We are registered with Ofsted, the Charity Commission & the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
Who to contact
Where to go
St Eval Pre-school
- PL27 7TR
Bus route 556 - Padstow - Newquay
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 09.00 - 15.00 Tuesday : 09.00 - 12.00 Wednesday : 09.00 - 15.00 Thursday : 09.00 - 15.00 Friday : 09.00 - 15.00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 22.00 Per Day
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- Yes when required
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- Our Pre-school is committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all its children and families. We believe that children benefit most from Pre-school education when parents / carers and the setting work together in partnership. St Eval Pre-school aims to provide a rich, nurturing, stimulating and inclusive environment to raise quality and standards. We recognise the rights of the child and parents & carers. Equality of opportunity is a reality for our children. We achieve this through the attention we pay to the different groups of children who may attend.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We have a few sessions available, please contact the office for more information.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 09.00 15.00 Tuesday 09.00 12.00 Wednesday 09.00 15.00 Thursday 09.00 15.00 Friday 09.00 15.00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Tracy Barry
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All of our staff are qualified and trained, all permanent members of staff hold NVQ level 2 or equivalent. We have a designated SENCO Tracy Barry, and a Deputy SENCO in her absence, Bethan Richards. We also have a designated Committee Member Elizabeth Puffer. Each child is assigned a Key Worker, who will initially identify any additional support needed. At team meetings any additional support issues are raised and discussed. As all staff work with all children we feel it is prudent that each member of staff is made aware of any child who may have any additional needs or support. We will then consult with parents & carers, and then complete an in house Individual Education Plan, at this stage if we feel further support is needed we will make a referral to Speech & Language Therapy, or to our area SENCO. We monitor IEP's monthly, changing targets where necessary and documenting any achievements or developments made.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Each child is assigned a key worker, who works closely with the child and their family. If we identify a developmental need, we will firstly discuss this in a team meeting, we will then consult the the parent & carers, we complete an in house IEP, in which we include a child's starting points and targets. If we feel a child has a more significant need we will refer the child to Speech & Language, or to our area SENCO.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have close links with our area SENCo, Speech & Language Therapist, Autism Support Worker & Educational Psychologist. We also have close links with the local primary school, Trevisker School and their SENCO.
- How we support children transferring to school
As almost 100% of our children go on to attend Trevisker School, we work in close partnership with the school, sharing information with the Reception Class Teacher, Head Teacher & School SENCO (all with parents & carers written consent). Pixies Class (our older class) go for Story time once a week with the Reception Class teacher, and have our lunch once a week at school in the summer term. We also have a polytunnel jointly with the school, which is situated at school. We attend the Christmas Play & Sports Day. Transition Teddy also goes home with each child starting school. We provide parents with a Transition leaflet, answering regularly asked questions, and providing all necessary information about a child's day at school, how to prepare a child at home, information about how to apply for a place at school and information about the school uniform. In the event that a child is due to attend a different primary school we would endeavour to provide all of the above. We have a good working relationship with all other primary schools in the area.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All permanent classroom staff hold an NVQ level 2 or equivalent in 'Child studies', all our staff attend Paediatric First Aid training, this is updated every three years. We also require that all staff attend Child Protection training & PREVENT training. We have a designated SENCO, who attends SENCO training, and will endeavour to attend SENCO network meetings. We also have a Committee Member who is designated SENCO. We have a designated staff Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer, and a Committee Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer. A member of staff is our designated Inclusion Officer, and is expected to attend relevant training. All staff are expected to be committed to personal and professional development, and are therefore expected to attend extra training sessions each year, and review the training and cascade any information to the rest of the staff body. All training is recorded in our Staff Training record.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
The health and safety of the children at St Eval Pre-school is of paramount importance. It is our intention to create an ethos of ‘thinking healthy’ for children and adults, working in partnership with parents & carers, whilst ensuring that the food provision in the setting reflects any ethical and medical requirements. We maintain the highest possible food hygiene standards with regard to the purchase, storage, preparation and serving of food. We recently received a Level 5 from Food Standards Agency and a Level 5 with Nippers Nutrition. We provide nutritious snacks that meet the individual dietary/cultural needs of the children. We aim to raise awareness of healthy foods through promotion of clear and consistent messages, in conjunction with parents & carers, about food and drink nutrition, thus enabling children to make healthy informed choices. We regularly review the curriculum to ensure that information provided is up to date.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We keep all parents & carers informed of there child's progress. We complete Learning Journey's which are now done online through the software 2Build A Profile, a parent & carer can request access at anytime. If we have refereed a child to another agency, we will keep that parent & carer updated with any meetings and appointments. We hold regular open afternoons, and parents & careres can request meetings with their child's key worker or the manager at anytime. We also use Target Tracker to track the progress of children who attend our setting, looking specifically at those in receipt of Early Years Pupil Premium, Boys, Service Children and those who have English as additional language.
- Our complaints policy
We have a Complaints Policy and our Complaints Procedure (flow diagram) in displayed on the parents & carers notice board in our foyer. There is a link to our Complaints Policy & Procedure on our website: www.stevalpreschool.co.uk/policies.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The Pre-school is single story and has a ramp up to the front door, and ramps up to our two fire exits. The gate to the pre-school is double width as it our front door. The building was purpose built, and designed to make it accessible for all.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have children's toilets attached to each classroom and a nappy changing station in our Sprites Classroom. We also have a Personal Care and Changing Policy, which all staff are familiar with ad adhere to in order to promote personal care.
- Specialist resources we have
We currently do not have any children in our setting who have English as a second language, although we have in previous years and are fully set up to cater for language needs. We have books available for each child, and all signs are displayed in not only English, but their home language as well. We gage information from parents & carers about key words that we can use in the setting. We use a visual timetable and spot timers to help the children with daily routine.
We have a separate classroom which can be used as an overflow room, but is mainly used for small group work activities and speech and language.
Our intention is to grow our own veg & some fruit, promoting healthy living and healthy lifestyles, and giving the children an understanding of where food comes from and the world around them.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
St Eval Pre-school strives to include everyone in a welcoming and friendly manner and we are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. Inclusion is about creating a secure, accepting, collaborating and stimulating setting in which everyone is valued, as the foundation for the highest achievement for all children. St Eval Pre-school will not exclude any child, family or other adults on the grounds of gender, sexuality, class, family status, disability, learning difficulty, race, colour, culture, language, religion, ethnic origin or status of residency. Therefore as this is the core of our ethos we will always endeavour to make all trips and activities open to all children in our setting.
Last updated: 02/01/2018