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We are a small village pre-school situated in the village of Kilkhampton. We are a registered charity, non-profit making organisation managed by a parent committee and have been providing childcare for children for over 45 years. We are registered with Ofsted and can accommodate 20 children at any one time aged 2-5 years.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Kilkhampton Pre-school
- EX23 9QU
Our pre-school is situated on the grounds of Kilkhampton Junior and Infants School. There is a designated car park located opposite the school 'Lamb Park' and the road is patrolled by a lollipop lady to get you safely across. The whole site is wheelchair accessible.
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 08.40 - 15.10 Tuesday : 08.40 - 15.10 Wednesday : 08.40 - 15.10 Thursday : 08.40 - 15.10 Friday : 08.40 - 15.10
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £13.50 Per Session £2 Lunch Club
- We offer 2 year old funding and 15/30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- funding codes and passport or birth certificate
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Front and back door access. Level paths leading to building
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All staff are aware of allergies (From parent information) when preparing food for snack time. Parents provide own childrens lunch boxes.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- Special toys. We follow curriculum and own policy
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for current situation.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08.40 15.10 Tuesday 08.40 15.10 Wednesday 08.40 15.10 Thursday 08.40 15.10 Friday 08.40 15.10
- Offers pickups
- not applicable
- SENCo name
- Vinnie James
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Obtain information from the parents regarding the childs development and learning styles. We use EYFS framework to track our children's progress. We use next steps, observations and cohort tracking.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
We carry out small group work with our identified children, solitary support and work closely with professional agencies.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work with speech therapists, the senior locality SENCO, social workers, health visitors, physio therapist, CDT, occupational therapist, educational phycologist.
- How we support children transferring to school
We have close contact with our main feeder school which is located on the grounds of the preschool, who we share information with and work in partnership. We carry out transition to school and learning journeys.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are NVQ level 3 qualified. Our staff attend training in SENCO induction, behaviour management and safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
All staff have attended safeguarding training and our manager is our designated person. We carry out risk assessments on a daily basis. We have an open door policy to welcome parents to share any circumstances that may occur at home. We have been involved in early years support process and have attended TAC meetings. We contribute to the two year checks and share them with parents and the health visitor. We promote PSED within the setting by reward systems, praise, emotion stories and all staff have a caring nature. We have a quiet area where children can go to rest and relax.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We share learning journeys with our parents and they know that we always have time for them to discuss any questions they may have. We send out questionnaires to our parents so they can give us their input. All of our planning is on the wall so all parents can see what we are doing. We send out newsletters every half term so parents can see what we are going to be covering and informing them about up coming events. We carry out summative assessments on our children, which we then share with parents and they comment and sign.
- Our complaints policy
If somebody has a complaint there are 5 stages that we follow to ensure that the process is carried out correctly. The policy is in the office on display where all parents have access to it.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We have a accessible toilet as well as small toilets for the children to use, we also have a discreet changing area. All doors are wide enough to fit a wheelchair through. There are visual labels in our setting so all children can access what they want. Our outside area is accessible to everyone at all times.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have a discreet changing area. All of our staff and committee members have dbs checks and their numbers are displayed. We use visual strips for our hand washing routine. We have a strong key person system in place and the parents are informed which member of staff is their childs keyworker.
- Specialist resources we have
We have low sinks for easy access for the children and child friendly toilets. We have a sensory/quiet room with sensory lights, black out blinds and sensory objects for children to explore.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
When we have trips and activites we always invite the parents for their help and support. We always carry out a risk assessment to ensure the safety of our children, parents and members of staff. We ensure the travel arrangements are suitable for all children by working with our parents.
Last updated: 05/11/2020