Roche Pebbles Childcare Centre
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Roche Pebbles provides high quality childcare through our dedicated and experienced staff for children aged from 3mths - 5 years old, and those aged 5 - 11 years old after school and during school holidays, from 8am - 6pm (term time).
We follow the guidelines certified by Ofsted, the Department for Education and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Both the indoor and outdoor facility has been equipped with carefully selected pre-school learning aids and toys that provide your child with the best possible early learning experience, whilst making it fun! Our aim is to help and encourage your child to gain their first taste of independence in a happy, caring and stimulating environment, whilst emphasising upon ‘play’. Each session is carefully planned to include as many areas of learning and experience as possible, in accordance with the needs of the ‘unique child’, fully promoting equality and diversity. Continuous provision allows children to explore the environment, make choices, and develop independence.
Our purpose built setting accommodates three spacious nursery rooms and a large, secure outdoor area, including a climbing frame with soft play surface, a sheltered area, separate astro turfed baby area and plenty of space to discover and develop. We encourage children to take part in gardening activities in our raised beds, and familiarising themselves with nature by talking about the insects and bugs they find. We use all in one suits so that children can access the outside area in all weathers.
THE BABY ROOM
is an open plan space with warm, cosy areas for the children to explore with their friends and key workers. Activities are planned in accordance with the children’s individual needs and interests in mind, whilst promoting development. There is flexibility for spontaneous activities initiated by the children. A range of resources are used including natural objects and materials, real life objects and ‘messy’ play. We aim to allow the children to use their curiosity to explore and develop.
We have a sleep room which is calm and cosy with a monitoring routine to ensure that your child is sleeping safe and soundly. Home- setting diaries are kept to pass on information such as nappy changing, meal time and sleep information, as well as what activities your child has taken part in.
TODDLER ROOM provides opportunities for toddlers to develop and start to gain increasing independence. All equipment and resources are age appropriate and children are provided time and space in which to allow their curiosity to grow. Circle time activities begin in this room. This encourages children to share stories from home, develop numeracy skills, and extend vocabulary. Activities provided are focused on the children’s interests and aim to provide a wide range of opportunities to explore and develop, in a multi sensory way.We can offer grant funded places for two year old children from eligible families.
PRE-SCHOOL ROOM Children have access to a range of activities and areas to explore such as our cosy book corner, role play area, water play, ICT, mark making activities and access to a wide range of resources which they can independently access. Adult led activities are provided with children’s interests at the core of any planning. A growing independence is encouraged with self service snack being provided, access to appropriately sized toilet and hand washing facilities and in the summer term children are encouraged to practice getting changed for ‘PE’ sessions with school readiness in mind. From the term following a child’s third birthday, all children are entitled to 15 hours grant funded sessions per week. Additional hours may be purchased at an extra cost, with a maximum of 10 hours grant funding per day for any one child. 30 hours funded childcare may be provided if eligible.
We aim to make parents/carers very welcome at Pebbles and offer an open door policy. We appreciate parents contributions to the setting and value insights and suggestions that contribute to their children’s care. We aim to work with parents to provide a consistent approach in their child’s care at key times, for example when potty training. We keep parents informed and involved by verbal handovers at drop off and collection time, through progress checks, and through our learning journeys which are accessed online through the Tapestry app. Parents are encouraged to contribute to this as the children enjoy showing their key person and peers photo’s from home. Parents are welcome to talk to members of staff at any point regarding any concerns.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Roche Pebbles Childcare Centre
- PL26 8EP
We have two members of staff who have gained their level three leadership qualification in forest school and we currently run three morning sessions within the school grounds for children already attending the setting.
A sensory/1:1 or small group room is currently under construction (November 2019) which will provide an excellent addition to our facilities.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £175.00 Per Week £8.00 (Pre-school Room) £9.00 (Toddler Room) from 9.00am - 3.00pm Per 3 hour session
- Costs vary across the setting and in accordance with age ranges and session times.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Ramps, disabled toilet, large door openings. Full access plan in place and updated regularly.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- We aim to support all dietary needs and respect parent choices and requirements. Allergy and specific requests are prominently displayed in the kitchen for easy reference. On going training takes place.
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- We adapt and include. The planning includes teaching the children about other cultures and religion and the importance of respect.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 3+ years years to 4 years years (spaces available: 5)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Tuesday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Wednesday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Thursday 08:00:00 18:00:00 Friday 08:00:00 18:00:00
- Offers pickups
- Roche Community Primary School
- SENCo name
- Sarah Pickersgill & Abby Diplock
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
SENCO and deputy conduct baseline assessments, continuous observations, cohort tracking, training, 2 year old development checks. Advice and support from the Inclusion team and other outside professionals such as SLT are sought if it is felt there is a need and with full permission from parents.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Detailed observations are carried out by SENCO and/or key person through planned activities based around the interest of the child, noting any issues of concern or where the child is not meeting expected levels of development. We tailor each child's next steps to appropriate areas of development, based around their interests, abilities and needs, scaffolding their learning in order to reach their potential. We form Individual Learning Plans (ILP's) for children who may benefit from additional support, using wishes of parents and sharing these
- Links we have to other agencies
We work closely with the Senior Area SENCO, Early Years Inclusion Team, SALT, Child Development Centre Outreach Team, Educational Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Family support workers.
- How we support children transferring to school
Meetings between the parents, SENCO, Key Person and the new teacher are arranged in order to discuss each child's needs. With parental permission other professionals are asked to attend and contribute to transition meetings. Key person will support transition sessions at new schools where recommended. Books and pictures of new schools are placed around the room and in the book corner for children to familiarise themselves with their new school and staff.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Staff within the setting have training in Emotion Coaching, Visuals training, Makaton, and Behaviour Management.SENCO has completed further training to support children with their communication and language. Deputy SENCO has attended SENCO training and has previous experience of working with children with additional needs. Both the SENCO and her Deputy attend regular SENCO network meetings to ensure practice remains current.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Training in Safeguarding, SENCO, First Aid, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling - all staff attend specific training for children who may require specialist care
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Through daily feedback to parents/carers. We use an online Learning Journey system for parents to see photos and video's of what their child has been doing, and to share Next step goals. Newsletters are regularly sent out. We carry out two year old progress checks and meet with parents to discuss. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) are shared and updated with parents and other professionals when required. TAC (Team Around the Child) meetings are organised when required.
- Our complaints policy
We have a detailed Complaints Policy within the setting. A complaints procedure is displayed in the foyer, written in English, Polish and Portuguese
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The building is fully accessible with ramps leading to the front door and to and from the garden. All external and internal doors are accessible for all children and wheelchair users.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Adult and children's toilets, an accessible toilet and washroom, nappy changing areas and a sleep room
- Specialist resources we have
Depending on the child's needs we have access to sensory equipment and additional resources through the inclusion team
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are included at all times. Extra staff are brought into the setting if required to provide additional support
Last updated: 20/11/2019