Cross Park Pre-School
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
We are a charitable organisation run by a committee comprising of the parents and carers of the children who attend our preschool. We are an inclusive setting for children aged 2 to 5 years. We offer a free flow approach where our children can access a wide variety of activities both indoors or outdoors in our secure play area.
Our staff are friendly, qualified and experienced. Each child is allocated a staff member as a key worker who will observe and record the their development in their individual learning journal.
Our last Ofsted inspection in July 2017 graded us an overall good.
We offer 2, 3 and 4 year old funded places.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Crosspark Preschool
Long Park Road
- PL12 4AQ
Close to local bus routes, Enclosed outside space, wheelchair accessible
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 8.30 - 3.30 Tuesday : 8.30 - 3.30 Wednesday : 8.30 - 3.30 Thursday : 8.30 - 3.30 Friday : 8.30 - 3.30
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £12.55 Per Session £30.85 Per Day £5.75 Lunch Club
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Experience with
- We cater for any dietary needs within our healthy snack & are happy to discuss requirements with parents / carers
- Has provision
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
All children are welcome in our home.
- We celebrate a range of cultural events and invite families from all cultural backgrounds to share their lives and experiences with us.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We still have some vacancies for 2, 3 & 4 year olds for September 2019. Please phone for details.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 4 years 11 months years (spaces available: 10)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 8.30 3.30 Tuesday 8.30 3.30 Wednesday 8.30 3.30 Thursday 8.30 3.30 Friday 8.30 3.30
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Trudy Grimwood
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We gain comprehensive information from parents by asking them to fill in an enrolment form, chatwheel and a sharing information sheet, which gives us an insight into each child and helps us to plan for their individual develoment. Each child has a keyworker who observes and records their development progress on a weekly basis using Tapestry online journal. It helps to identify where any additional support may be needed and is accompanied by a tracking sheet, which enables us to assess each child's development and plan next steps. We request from parents a copy of the child's 2 year health visitor check and do our own 2 year old review in their first term with us. All children have a termly assessment and next steps are planned. We work closely with parents and listen to any concerns they may have. The keyworker gets to know the child very well and regularly observes and tracks their progress and development, identifying any areas where additional support may be required.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
The keyworker will work with the senco to identify appropriate next steps for the child and incorporate these into the planning to enable the best opportunities for development.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have worked closely with the Early Years Inclusion Service, which incudes Senior Senco, Educational Psychologist, Autism worker, Portage worker and Social workers. We also have links with the Speech and Language Therapist and Health visitor. We would aim to work with any other professionals involved with a child.
- How we support children transferring to school
We invite teachers from our local schools to visit our setting during the summer term to meet the children and to discuss with them any children who may need additional support. In cases where it is needed, transition meetings will be arranged with the preschool, school and parents to discuss how to best support the child and make the process easier. We set up role play activities of going to school and provide uniforms from each school for the children to dress up in. We also read stories and answer any questions the children may have. The school organises visits to the reception class where the children can choose an educational activity pack to take home.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Our manager is a level 4 integrative counsellor. All of our staff have NVQ level 2 or 3 in Child care and education and have a good knowledge of the EYFS. We regularly undergo training to keep updated, this includes paidetric first aid, senco, behaviour management, visual aid training, language development and makaton.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We gain valuable information on our enrolment forms prior to child starting preschool so we are aware of any health issues. If there is a concern we would discuss it with parents and signpost them to relevant agencies. We offer a healthy, nutritional snack and provide a weekly menu for parents to view if they wish. We promote healthly living through our snack, good hygeine and daily exercise routine. We keep clear records for administering medicines. For any specific medical needs staff would attend the relevant training.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
All parents are given a copy of our termly newsletter, they are also invited into the setting to take part in parent rota, so they can see what their child is doing and meet the staff. We have an open door policy and parents can speak to staff on arrival or departure or can make an appointment to see their child's keyworker for a more formal meeting. Their observations are sent to parents on a weekly basis via Tapestry. Parents have the opportunity to respond via Tapestry or can discuss verbally with key worker at any time. All feedback is welcomed.
We hold formal parents evenings during the summer term. If it is necessary due to any language barriers we would be happy to use translators. We gain permission from parents to provide the school with a copy of the end of preschool development report which includes a Cohort and Every Child a Talker.
- Our complaints policy
Our complaints policy is displayed on our notice board and on our website.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We have a ramp up to our entrance and our doors can be opened to accommodate wheelchairs and prams etc. We have a wheelchair friendly toilet and a nappy changing area. Our main room is set up in a way which means we can move furniture at any time to accommodate individual needs. Our outside area is accessible to all. If necessary we can provide disabled parking at drop off and pick up times.
- Facilities we have for personal care
All of our staff have been DBS checked. We have 3 child toilets including 1 that can be used for wheel chair access and 1 staff/adult toilet. We have a discreet nappy changing area. We use visuals to promote toileting and handwashing routines. If any specialist training in meeting a child's care needs is required we would be happy to undertake.
- Specialist resources we have
We have a sensory tent, we use visual timetables and spot timers, we also use makaton. We will work with any outside agencies to ensure a child has the equipment necessary.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We go on a yearly trip either to Pennywell or Trethorne, Preschool organises and risk assesses in advance. Parents are responsible for transporting and the care of their own child whilst on the trip.The members of staff who attend have emergency contacts and first aid kit.
Last updated: 02/07/2019