Little Pigs Nursery @ Trevithick Learning Academy
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Our nursery offers fully flexible sessions between 7.45am and 3.15pm, utilising the Government 2, 3 and 4 year old funding with the added option for parents to pay for sessions.
Children at Little Pigs Nursery are provided with a wide variety of learning opportunities. Learning is child-initiated, child centred and carefully planned around the needs of individual children, their interests and learning styles. We encourage children to learn through direct, first-hand experiences by exploring the world around them. We encourage children to ask questions and draw conclusions about what they discover.
Children learn both indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather. During child initiated times, the children are free to explore, there are a wide range of experiences and activities that your child is able to take part in and we encourage them to talk about the activity they have chosen.
In addition we also have Venture Centre, our own purpose built outdoor nursery provision for 3 & 4 year old children. Here we offer many opportunities to further children's learning across the EYFS curriculum in an outdoor, natural environment. Daily activities include cooking over an open fire, cutting wood, building, creating and learning to take risks in a safe space with skilled staff.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Rachael Wills
- Contact position
- Nursery Manager
- Little Pigs Nursery @ Trevithick Learning Academy's facebook page
- Parent organisation
- Trevithick Learning Academy
Where to go
- Trevithick Learning Academy
Trevithick Learning Academy
Mount Pleasant Road
- TR14 7RH
Train & Bus
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £13.00 Per 3 hour session £2.00 Lunch Club £2.30 Breakfast Club
- Charges are only made for additional sessions not covered by 2 or 3 & 4 year old funding vouchers (in excess of Government funding)
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- Under certain circumstances a free school meal can be offered.
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Open plan - one level
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Parents can complete a dietary requirement form for their child and return it to school if they are having a school dinner.
- Has provision
- We ensure that all cultural experience is celebrated and that every child and family is made to feel welcome within our settings.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact for details.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08:30 11:30 Monday 12:15 3:15 Tuesday 08:30 11:30 Tuesday 12:15 3:15 Wednesday 08:30 11:30 Wednesday 12:15 3:15 Thursday 08:30 11:30 Thursday 12:15 3:15 Friday 08:30 11:30 Friday 12:15 3:15
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Mrs Rebecca Hallett
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We pride ourselves on the strong relationships our dedicated staff build with our families. Every child undergoes a settling period with us to ensure we understand their needs whilst in our care and a baseline assessment of their development is conducted after this. These systems enable our knowledgeable and experienced staff 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 work with outside agencies to provide further support for individuals with parental consent. Attainment and progress of children within the nursery is monitored by staff alongside the manager. Through discussions we are able to identify any children who have made limited progress or who are performing significantly below peers of the same age.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Our settings maintain detailed observations whilst your child is enjoying a wide range of learning opportunities in rich, enabling environments. These observations are used to inform individualised planning, specifically designed to support your child in taking the next steps in their learning and development, according to the EYFS. Our dedicated teams take the time to understand your child and plan to their individual learning style according to the Characteristics of Effective Learning. Whenever additional support is needed, our staff adapt your child’s individualised planning to ensure that the right support is on offer for them and liaise with outside professionals wherever necessary.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work closely with Local Authority professionals and their Locality Inclusion Teams. Our teams have built strong relationships with a variety of outside agencies such as the Speech and Language Team, Health and Social Care, the Child Development Centre, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Educational Psychologists.
- How we support children transferring to school
We ensure that our parents are supported in understanding the school application process. Our teams endeavour to make every transition for your child as easy as possible. Our children our quite familiar with our reception classes due to our shared outdoor area and free flow between classes. However we also hold a number of transition events, such as the Teddy Bears Picnic, 'Stay and play' and moving up afternoons. We provide our children with support to ensure that they are well prepared for the next step in their learning and development by liaising with reception teachers to ensure they know the whole child. We also hold meet the teacher days where parents are invited to meet the reception teacher and share what they feel is most important for their child.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Our teams’ professional development is key to the high level of practice that is expected of us. We ensure that regular training is a priority for our staff and run in-house training to keep our practice as up to date as possible and in line with any legislative changes.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Our team of dedicated staff take pride in the strong relationships we hold with families and the children who attend our setting. We promote healthy eating and promote an active lifestyle through our daily outdoor learning sessions. Our newsletters anhd Facebook page 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
We ensure that communication with parents and families is a top priority. We believe in a shared approach to your child’s development and learning and welcome feedback and input from our families at all times. We provide our parents with information on how you can support children’s development at home. Key workers and the manager are available to discuss children's learning and development as well as any concerns a parent may have.
- Our complaints policy
We take all complaints extremely seriously and endeavour to resolve any issues with efficiency and care. We follow statutory guidelines and procedures which can be found in our complaints policy.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Our nursery and school setting is built with level access and adheres to the strict legal requirements in regard to accessibility.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Our nursery has a number of cubicles for children to use as well as an individual accessible toilet for children who require intimate care due to delayed toileting or physical disability.
- 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.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We 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: 01/02/2021