Garras Owlets Pre-School
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Garras Owlets Pre-School was judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted at our last inspection 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
Where to go
- Garras Owlets Pre-School
Garras CP School
- TR12 6AY
Main St Keverne - Helston road and bus route
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 14.85 / 16.10 Per morning £4.95 Lunch Club £9.90 Per afternoon £29.70 / 30.95 Per Full Day
- Age ranges
- From 2 years to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Ramp available if required.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- No food provided
- All children bring their own food. We provide free milk. Water is always readily available.
- Has provision
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
- Happy to accommodate. Staff have Makaton training
- Languages spoken
We currently have English, Turkish and Czech speaking children.
We happily accommodate children who do not speak English and we give them and their parents all the support necessary,
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancies currently available - please enquire.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing 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
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Pepsi Popperwell
Early Years Local Offer response
- 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 give the parents a Baseline Assessment of their child within their first few weeks of attending Owlets. We meet with parents to write a detailed joint Two Year Progress Check. We observe children continually. Staff discuss progress and key persons complete regular written observations. We talk to the parents informally after each session and every term we hold a meeting with the parents.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
- 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.
Also, when necessary a pre-school member of staff has supported transition children settling into school by helping out in the school classroom in the first few weeks.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
We all have Makaton training and we use signing daily. We all have Paediatric First Aid training, Safeguarding and SEN training. We've also undergone Behaviour Management training. We discuss what training each member of staff will take depending on the needs of the children. We will readily undergo further training as needed.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We have joined Healthy Under Fives. We encourage daily outdoor play and physical exercise. We provide free milk and water is always readily available. We ask the parents to provide fruit or a vegetable each day for fruit time and a healthy lunch. We talk to the children about health and safety issues on a regular basis, for example we encourage them to drink plenty of water, wear a hat in the sun and we 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 to wash their hands after using the toilet, gardening and before cooking and eating. We have a Healthy Under Fives notice board to share health and safety information with parents and we also send advice and information home as necessary. 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 within the child's first few weeks at Owlets. We also complete a Two Year Old Progress Check with the parents.
- 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.
- 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 stools, 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, traffic lights and spot timers.
We recently sought and obtained funding to buy a fabulous Communication and Language pack which the children love using and which is helping language development throughout our setting.
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: 15/09/2021