St Mewan Nursery
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We have a friendly, experienced, qualified team working within our nursery at St Mewan. We are a part of an Early Year's Foundation Stage unit, incorporating the two reception classes and nursery. We are located within a separate, secure learning environment designed to provide wide ranging learning experiences through play from both inside and outside of the classrooms.
Our provision is available in September 2019 to all 3 and 4 year old children who are able to join a Reception class from September 2020. We are able offer the opportunity for utilising the option of the '30 hours free childcare' where an additional 'top up' of 15 extra hours of funding can be accessed over and above the universal entitlement of 15 hours free childcare. The Family Information Services website holds eligibility information as well as childcarechoices.co.uk.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange to visit us to discuss our provision further, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that attendance at our nursery does not automatically guarantee a place within the main school, parents will need to ensure that they apply for a school place in the normal way through the Cornwall Council school admissions portal).
Who to contact
Where to go
- St. Mewan CP School
St Mewan Lane
- PL26 7DP
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £14.00 Per 3 hour session
- Funded and Paid for sessions available
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Limited wheelchair access.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- We can accommodate children with specific dietary requirements and have previously catered for a variety of dietary needs successfully.
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
We mainly speak English in the setting, however we can access support and are happy to undertake any training, in order to cater for children with English as an additional language.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact us for vacancy information.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: )
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 9.00am 3.00pm Tuesday 9.00am 3.00pm Wednesday 9.00am 3.00pm Thursday 9.00am 3.00pm Friday 9.00am 3.00pm
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Mrs Alison Jackson
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We build successful relationships with parents and carers, taking the time to discover the interests of children and their families. This enables us to apply initial strategies in order to support children prior to completing Individual Learning Plans. These records are completed and it is the decision of the family and the SENCO of the setting if a referral is made to the Early Years Help Hub for additional support.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
We complete regular formative assessment on the Interactive Learning Diary, an online Learning Journey system used to record children's' daily achievements and support next steps in learning.
- Links we have to other agencies
The setting maintains close links with the Early Year's Inclusion Team, Senior Locality Senco, Speech and Language Therapists and any additional agencies that best suit the type of support required for the individual child.
- How we support children transferring to school
We are closely linked to St Mewan School and operate as a Foundation Stage Unit whereby the children interact on a free-flow basis at specific times of the day. This aims to make the transition to school as smooth a process as possible. The environment and staff team are known and relationships made throughout the Nursery year and moving into their Reception classes.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
One of the nursery staff team has completed the advanced SEN Effective Practice Training.
Five EYFS staff members are Paediatric First Aid trained. All staff undergo CPD including updating safeguarding.
Other staff members hold Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in children's care, learning and development and children's health care.
The nursery team regularly review and access training that will benefit all children in the setting.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
All staff are fully trained in Safeguarding Children. The school has specific Safeguarding Policies that the nursery adheres to.
Children's health and well-being is at the forefront of the nursery staffs minds at all times, a healthy snack is provided daily and children are fully supported in toileting development.
The Foundation Stage Unit is a secure setting on the school premises, which can only be accessed by secure keypad entrances.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Informal updates are made daily as required. We hold regular open mornings whereby parents/carers of children can discuss their child's progress. We also operate an online Learning Journey System whereby parents can send in information about their child electronically. We are happy to arrange to meet and see parents at their convenience.
- Our complaints policy
We adhere to the St Mewan School Complaints Policy, which is available on the school website.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
One end of the building is entered by steps, however the other entrance can be accessed by a ramp suitable for wheelchairs, this is currently under the process of review.
- Facilities we have for personal care
There are six toilets located in the Foundation Stage Unit.
- Specialist resources we have
We have made adaptations to the setting environment to accommodate individual needs. Resources are sourced as required to suit individual's needs.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We will only arrange trips if all children can access it and will provide additional support a child requires, in order for them to be able to participate equally.
Last updated: 24/07/2019