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Garras Owlets Pre-School
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Garras Owlets Pre-School was judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in March 2015.  Owlets is situated near the village of Mawgan, only 4 miles from Helston, in a wonderful rural setting with a fantastic outdoor area.

Owlets is run by experienced teachers and highly qualified support staff who are dedicated to providing the best quality care to support and nurture your child, ensuring that their early educational experience is a positive and rewarding one.  We are a non-profit making pre-school that is enthusiastically managed by a devoted voluntary committee which is made up of Owlets’ parents and members of the local community.

 

 

Who to contact

Contact name
Julia Newman
Contact position
Pre-School Leader
Telephone
01326 221653
E-mail
owlets@hotmail.co.uk
Website
www.garras.cornwall.sch.uk/.../website

Where to go

Name
Garras Owlets Pre-School
Address
Mawgan
Helston
Cornwall
Postcode
TR12 6AY
Notes

Main St Keverne - Helston bus route

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 08:45/09:00 - 15:00:00
Tuesday : 08:45/09:00 - 15:00:00
Wednesday : 08:45/09:00 - 15:00:00
Thursday : 08:45/09:00 - 12:00:00
Friday : 08:45/09:00 - 15:00:00

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.90-£14 Per morning
£4.30 Lunch Club
£8.60 Per afternoon
£25.80 / £26.90 Per Full Day

Availability

Age ranges
From 2 years to 4 years 6 months

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
No
Details
Ramp available if required.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
No food provided
Details
All children bring their own food. We provide free milk. Water is always readily available.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
Happy to accommodate. Staff have Makaton training
Languages spoken

We currently have English and Portuguese speaking children.

The Portuguese speaking children also speak English.

We would happily accommodate children who do not speak English and we would give them and their parents all the support necessary,

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
Yes
List of pets
Other furred animal

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Vacancies currently available - please enquire.
Date updated
28/06/2018

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:45/09:00 15:00:00
Tuesday 08:45/09:00 15:00:00
Wednesday 08:45/09:00 15:00:00
Thursday 08:45/09:00 12:00:00
Friday 08:45/09:00 15:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Pepsi Popperwell

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

We offer home visits where we discuss children with the parents. We observe children continually. Staff discuss progress and complete written observations weekly. Every half term, we complete 10 minute observations. Every term, we complete a learning and development record for each child and hold a meeting with the parents

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

See above.

Links we have to other agencies

Where outside professionals' help is deemed necessary, we discuss this with the parents and we ask the relevant person (ie area SENCO or speech therapist) to visit the child, parents and staff at Owlets.

How we support children transferring to school

We have excellent and smooth transition procedures, including school staff visiting Owlets and the children visiting the school.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

We all have Makaton training and we use signing daily. We all have Paediatric First Aid training. We've also undergone Behaviour Management training. The Deputy Pre-School leader/ SENCo (accompanied by other members of staff) attend SENCo network meetings every half term. We will readily undergo further training as needed.

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

We encourage daily outdoor play and physical exercise. We provide free milk and ask the parents to provide their child with a healthy snack. We talk to the children about safety issues on a regular basis and show them how to e.g. carry scissors safely. We carry out daily risk assessments on our premises and resources. We ensure the children always wash their hands after using the toilet, gardening and before cooking and eating. Each child has a key person. We share our settling in policy with parents prior to their child starting.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We talk to our parents informally every day. We also provide parents with an opportunity to discuss their child's learning and development with their key person on a termly basis, or more often where necessary. We complete a baseline assessment after the child's first week or two at Owlets. We complete a two year old progress check with the parents. We also complete regular learning and development records and progress summaries.

Our complaints policy

We welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting and we anticipate that most concerns will be resolved quickly and informally. If this does not achieve the desired result, we have a set of procedures for dealing with concerns. Our Complaints Policy is displayed on our Parents' Notice Board.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

There is a disabled toilet in the school building.

Facilities we have for personal care

We use liquid soap and paper hand towels. We have low basins with a stool, so that our smallest children can reach them. We have small toilets, two potties and a changing table. We also have spare nappies, wipes etc. We provide free milk and cups with handles and spouts for those children who need them. We have a large supply of spare clothes including warm hats, gloves and sun hats. We also provide waterproof clothing and spare Wellington boots.

Specialist resources we have

Our fantastic, caring staff are our best resource. We use visual support resources such as a visual timetable and traffic lights. We are willing to purchase additional resources as necessary to meet individual needs e.g. Braille books and signs.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We always include all children in all activities and trips. The school have recently purchased a minibus so we no longer have to rely on parental availability to help with transport.

Last updated: 26/06/2018

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