Woodland Valley - Zelda School
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Woodland Valley Zelda School is Ofsted registered and was awarded Outstanding in June 2018. It is open for children aged 2 -7 years old. This is a uniquely ecological school set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, near the village of Ladock, Truro.
The highly qualified teachers are influenced by a variety of educational philosophies including Froebel and Steiner and use a child-led approach where children develop a love of learning through play, real life experiences and following their own interests.
Who to contact
Where to go
Car park available and wheelchair accessible building and toilets.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £28.00 Per Day £18.00 Per Half Day
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- To apply for a bursary for fees you will be required to fill in an application form requesting detailed information about your personal financial situation.
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All our food is cooked on site and made from organic ingredients. We are able to provide meals and snacks for a range of dietary requirements
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
English, German, French
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We have spaces available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Tuesday 9am 3pm Wednesday 9am 3pm Thursday 9am 3pm Friday 9am 3pm
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Clare Cooney
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All staff have had training in the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practise (2014). We allocate each child a key person to support your child in their learning and development. Every child undergoes a settling period with us, which may include a home visit, to ensure we understand their needs whilst in our care and a baseline assessment of their development is conducted after this. These systems enable us to identify where additional help may be required and our close working relationships with our families mean that we are able to work together to plan strategies that support individual needs. We have developed strong relationships with outside agencies to provide further support for individuals with parental consent. We monitor children's development daily and have a well developed system for monitoring these assessments each term to check for any anomalies
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Staff make observations of children's learning and development on a day to day basis and use the observe, assess, plan, review process to monitor children's development. Each term children's learning is monitored across the board to highlight any areas of development that are becoming a concern.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have the support of The Early Years Inclusion Service, Autism Support workers, Speech and Language Team, Portage Services and Educational Psychologists.
- How we support children transferring to school
When children are transferring to school we make contact with the new teacher and offer to meet with them for a hand over of relevant and important information. We often invite the new teacher to come and see the child in our school setting and sometimes go and visit the child once they have started at the new school.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
We have staff who are have completed the SENCo Induction Training, Behavioul Management training, Visual support training and who have trained in the use of Makaton Sign Language and British Sign Language. Our staff also have experience of working with children with a variety of special educational needs and disabilities they have been involved in multi agency approaches (attending and leading TAC meetings) working with physiotherapists, nurses and health care workers, occupational therapists and speech and language teams. We have experience of working with children with autistic spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, speech and language development difficulties and learning difficulties.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Zelda School has Health Early Years Status and we promote healthy eating habits through our meal times and snacks. we provide parents with updates on what their child is enjoying eating at their setting as well as allowing children to spend long periods of the day outside enjoying physical activity whatever the weather. Our newsletters regularly provide parents and carers with up to date information on current events or activity days that are available throughout the local area.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
At the end of each day staff are available to handover information about their child's day. Children's Learning Journeys are available to look at at any point and each day a board is put up to inform parents of what the children have been doing that day. We hold parents evening each term and if there are concerns we ask parents to come in for addition parent-teacher meetings. Reviews of any additional support are usually every 6 weeks.
- Our complaints policy
The first step in solving a problem or raising a concern is to talk to your child’s key person or the class teacher. If they are not available or you wish to take the complaint further then please arrange to speak to the Headteacher. If no satisfactory outcome can be reached the parent may then refer the matter in writing to the Trustees of Zelda School who will investigate the complaint. You will be informed as to the findings within 28 days. The address for these complaints is: Zelda School, Tregarne Farmhouse, Tregarne, Manaccan, Helston, TR12 6EW. If you still remain dissatisfied after an internal investigation has taken place you are entitled to take your complaint to Ofsted. Contact details are: Ofsted National Business Unit, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD or telephone: 0300 123 1231 or email: www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Zelda School is set in a round house in a small woodland and we have endeavoured to make this as accessible as possible. Ramps are available to get in and out of the school buildings. There is a toilet with disabled access and there are visual aides in various areas of the school. We have an Access Plan, which is available to all parents and we are always willing to update or modify our facilities as necessary.
Access to our outside areas may be more challenging for children with mobility aids.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Our settings provide nappy changing facilities as well as individual toilets or potties for the children in our care, including those with disabled toileting needs. The children have access to sleep and cosy areas whenever they feel the need to rest or have some quiet time.
- Specialist resources we have
We ensure that the children in our care have access to a wide range of specialist equipment that meets their needs such as sensory resources or visual aids. We endeavour to accommodate any resources that are provided by Health and Social Care teams, Physiotherapists or Occupational therapists. We are always happy to buy specialist equipment when it is required.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We are an inclusive school and aim to include all children within any activities we offer. Individual needs will always be considered and discussed with our parents whenever necessary.
Last updated: 29/01/2019