West Looe Playgroup and Nursery
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 an established playgroup in West Looe, but are now offering the flexibility of a nursery, offering care for children from 3 months to 5 years, 49 weeks a year, 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.
See website www.westlooeplaygroup.co.uk
Who to contact
Where to go
- West Looe Playgroup and Nursery
The Old School Canteen
- PL13 2AR
We have recently extended our opening hours and are now able to take babies from 3 months old until 5 years old, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, for 49 weeks of the year. We also run term time only sessions for those parents that prefer this option. We have 2 dedicated rooms, one for the under 2's and one for our 3-5 year olds and cater for their individual needs as appropriate.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type Full Day 8am -6pm £46 Per Full Day 8am - 1pm/ 5 hour block £23 Per Half Day ( 5 hours ) 1pm - 6pm/ 5 hour block £23 Per Half Day ( 5 hours ) £5 for flexible/additional hours Per Hour £2.50 lunch club Lunch Club
- Please contact us for full details of all costs
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- No, but can be arranged with prior notice.
- Has provision
- We record details of any allergies or dietary requirements and can adapt our menu based on these. Healthy snack provided. Bring own packed lunch if staying for lunch club.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- We celebrate a range of cultural events and encourage families from different cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge and experiences with us.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for current vacancies.
- 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 18.00 Tuesday 08.00 18.00 Wednesday 08.00 18.00 Thursday 08.00 18.00 Friday 08.00 18.00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Laura Marlow
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We work closely with parents and listen to any concerns they may have. Each child has a key person who gets to know the child 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 key person works 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 work closely with the Early Years Inclusion teams, the Senior locality SENCO, Educational Psychologist, Portage team, speech and language therapists and health visitors and would aim to work with any other professionals working with a child.
- How we support children transferring to school
We visit local schools and also invite teachers from the local primary schools to visit our setting during the summer term and discuss any children who might need additional support. In cases where it is needed, transition meetings will be arranged with the school, pre-school and parents to discuss how to best support the child and make the process easier.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
We have staff with childcare qualifications up to level 4. All staff undergo regular training to keep updated. Training includes: Safeguarding, Paediatric first aid, SENCO induction training, behaviour management, Makaton visual aid training and language development
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We offer a healthy snack and provide a weekly menu for the parents to view. We give out information to parents in order to support them in providing a healthy lunchbox. If there were any concern we would discuss them with the parents/carers and signpost them to relevant agencies. We keep records for administering medication at the setting and staff would attend relevant training for any specific medical needs. We carry out risk assessments to ensure the safety of our building and activities provided. We have a designated person responsible for safeguarding and health and safety.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We encourage all parents and carers to come to the door to the playgroup when they drop off and collect their child. This provides both carers and staff a chance to exchange information informally. Parents are able to view their child's file at any time as it is stored in their child's own drawer which is accessible every day. We also share observation feedback and summative reports and targets with parents/carers on a regular basis.
- Our complaints policy
Our complaints policy is displayed on our notice board and an updated policy will soon be available on our website.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Our building is up a flight of steps which has no wheelchair access but once inside the building all areas are accessible along with an outside space to play. Our playrooms are open planned to allow us to set up furniture and equipment as needed.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have a accessible toilet and a nappy changing unit.
- Specialist resources we have
We ensure that children in our care have access to a wide range of resources including sensory equipment and visual aids.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We rely on parents/carers support in order to maintain our ratio's of one adult to every two children when we go out on any trips in order to ensure our children's safety. Trips are risk assessed to identify any potential barriers to inclusion. We prepare the children before a planned excursion so that they know what to expect.
Last updated: 24/06/2021