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Acorns Playgroup
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 plan for all children individually according to needs as in the EYFS, so activities are varied. We have 2 outdoor play spaces, a playground and a wooded garden area. We have our own building with free-flow play to a veranda and the garden.

Who to contact

Contact name
Maria Martin
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
01288 341540
Mobile: 07985 154408
E-mail
acornspre-school@outlook.com
Website
www.acorns-preschool.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Acorns pre-school
Address
Oak Lane
Whitstone
Holsworthy
Devon
Postcode
EX22 6TH

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.25 Per Hour
Details
charges are invoiced each half term
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Our building is level with the school playground. We have steps at the back of the building into the garden, but wheelchair access to the garden is via a gate to the side of our building.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
All dietary requirements can be catered for. Depending on the needs of the child.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
Cultural curriculum planning.
Languages spoken

English

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Places available for part time, Please contact the pre-school for further information.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 6)
From 3 years to 5 years (spaces available: 13)
Date updated
02/03/2018

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
Yes
30 hours partner details
Tiny Tots of Trethorne

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 9.00 am 3.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am 12pm
Wednesday 9.00 am 3.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am 3.30 pm
Friday 9.00am 3.30pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Maria Martin

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

We use ECAT, tracking and general observations to identify a child that may require additional support

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

We identify what additional support a child may need through observations and support this in our Planning and reviews. In some cases we work with other professionals that are involved with a child to provide the best support we can.

Links we have to other agencies

We have links with local children centres. We also ensure we have good links with other professionals such as speech therapists, paediatricians, teachers of the deaf and early support team when needed.

How we support children transferring to school

We have regular visits from the reception class to introduce the teachers and get to know them. We have visits that slowly grow in time to the reception class in the last summer term.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

All Staff are DBS checked & hold relevant safeguarding training & paediatric first aid.

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential. At Acorns pre-school we the follow five outcomes • be healthy; • stay safe; • enjoy and achieve; • make a positive contribution; and • achieve economic wellbeing. The five outcomes are universal ambitions for every child and young person, whatever their background or circumstances. Improving outcomes for all children and young people underpins all of the development and work within this setting.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We aim to keep parents informed about their child at all times. Communication to parents happens daily with more formal parents meetings being held each  term.

Our complaints policy

We aim to bring all concerns about the running of our setting to a satisfactory conclusion for all of the parties involved. To do this we follow our complaints procedure

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is easily accessible through the front and we have a path to the side to make our garden accessible.

Facilities we have for personal care

Within our building the children have designated toilets and hand washing basins.

Specialist resources we have

We source specialist resources as required.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Letters go out to all parents and carers about activities, outings and trips inviting all children to accompany us. We also vary the days that we do things to give every child the chance to attend some of the trips we provide.

Last updated: 01/03/2018

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