Skip to main content

Landulph Under Fives Pre School
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)

Landulph Under Fives is a small and friendly village Pre-school, situated at the Landulph Memorial hall, between the villages of Landulph and Cargreen, near Saltash.

We have our own purpose built room and are run by a committee of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, mainly consisting of parents.  We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines with regard to the curriculum activities that we provide.  We are a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance.  Our playroom includes a good range of both academic and play equipment, for ages 2-5.  We also have a well equipped kitchen and toileting area, including an accessible toilet and separate nappy changing facilities.  Our setting is fortunate to have a large outdoor area which includes a flat surface ideal for riding wheeled toys, an area consisting of planters and herb gardens and a permanent shelter, allowing access to the outdoors in all weathers. We have various areas such as a gardening, sensory and reading area.

Who to contact

Contact name
Nicola Feltham
Contact position
Pre-School Leader
Telephone
07718830149
E-mail
landulphunderfives@yahoo.co.uk
Website
www.landulphunderfives.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Landulph Under Fives
Landulph Memorial Hall
Landulph
Saltash
Cornwall
Postcode
PL12 6NF
Notes

The pre-school can be located to the left of the memorial hall building.

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 08.30 - 16:00
Tuesday : 08.30 - 16:00
Wednesday : 08.30 - 16:00
Thursday : 08.30 - 16:00
Friday : 08.30 - 16:00

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£13.50 Per Session
£4.50 Afterschool Club
Details
We offer ten sessions per week. Each session is £13.50.
Monday
9 -12 and 12-3pm After School Club 3-4pm
Tuesday
9 -12 and 12-3pm After School Club 3-4pm
Wednesday
9 -12 and 12-3pm After School Club 3-4pm
Thursday
9 -12 and 12-3pm After School Club 3-4pm
Friday
9 -12 and 12-3pm After School Club 3-4pm
We also offer a breakfast club from 8.30am each day at a cost of £2.50

Availability

Age ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Yes - access to all areas - ramp into main entrance, disabled toilet

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Organic
Gluten free
Vegan
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
We are able to adapt our snack menu and cooking activities, based on specific requirements and we risk assess any foods provided and record any allergens. We provide all children with a healthy snack consisiting of two fresh fruits and a carbohydrate such as bread sticks, rice cakes, cream crackers and toast. Semi- skimmed milk is available at snack time and access to fresh water is available throughout the day. We celebrate occasions such as Chinese New Year. During celebrations such as these, our children are provided with foods such as pancake rolls and noodles. Children are encouraged to try foods from different countries.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
We cater for other cultures by covering cultural festivals in our curriculum planning. We invite families from other cultures to share their experiences in our setting, for example sharing traditions, stories and languages. We have some multi-cultural resources, such as a welcome board, dolls and books.
Languages spoken

English

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Please contact Nicola Feltham on 07718830149 during pre-school hours for current vacancy information or email landulphunderfives@yahoo.co.uk
Date updated
13/09/2018

Funded places

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

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08.30 16:00
Tuesday 08.30 16:00
Wednesday 08.30 16:00
Thursday 08.30 16:00
Friday 08.30 16:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Abbey Crockford & Nicola Feltham

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Early identification of individual needs is supported by transition sessions, where the child is able to visit and play supported by parents/carers. Many children come to us from the Toddler Group, which is held every Thursday morning in the main village hall. The person who runs the toddler group is also on the pre- school committee and so the two groups link together very well, often joining together for various activities and allowing staff, parents/carers and children, to become familiar with one another. The staff are committed to building good relationships with families and encourage the sharing of any information that will help the child to settle into our pre- school. We have a strong key person system in place and very early within the transition period, the child’s key person will spend time with parents/carer, to complete an initial assessment and a registration form. We also welcome any information from other settings or outside professionals, thus gathering valuable information about the child. We provide a communication book for each child in order to link with families and other carers or settings, to encourage the sharing of information. Our experienced staff are able to identify children that require additional support through the observation, assessment and planning cycle.

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

Our observations and assessments are based on the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document. This document supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS. We are able to track each child’s phase of development and their progress through the Prime and Specific areas and observe how the child is learning, by gathering evidence about the Characteristics of Effective Learning. We use the observation, assessment and planning cycle in order to provide appropriate experiences, to effectively support each child’s development, taking into account their own interests. If delays are identified, we are then able to target the child’s specific needs in order to support them. Staff work closely together monitoring and discussing any concerns, planning interventions and if necessary consulting with outside agencies, with parental consent. We contribute to the Two Year Check, providing parents with a copy to share with the other professionals. Each child’s progress is recorded in their Learning Journey, an ongoing record of development and once every term, staff complete an EYFS Monitoring Sheet for tracking their development. Cohort tracking takes place for various groups of children, for example two year olds and the older children due to leave for school.

Links we have to other agencies

We have close links to the Cornwall Council Support Team, including the Senior Locality Senco with Early Support, The Speech Therapist and Social Services. Through our Children’s Learning and Development lead, we are able to share information with parents for Early Intervention in conjunction with our local Child Development Centre, allowing access to other professional support such as, Sleep Solutions, Behaviour Support Team, parenting classes etc.

How we support children transferring to school

The majority of our pre- schoolers feed up to our village primary school. We do have children that go on to attend other schools in the area. Here at Landulph Under Fives we have close links with Landulph Primary school, visiting the school at various times throughout the year for occasions such as sports day where the pre-school children have their own race, harvest assembly, Christmas productions and Easter egg hunt. For the children in their final term at pre-school, the school put on a series of transition visits to the classroom, where they will be accompanied by two pre-school staff. There will also be the opportunity to visit the school for lunch. The reception teacher visits the children in our pre- school setting, to get to know them in a familiar environment. Staff hold regular meetings in the summer term to share information, assessments and learning journeys, with parental consent. We welcome any staff from other schools to visit us and make links in order to share information and aid transitions. Within the setting we share books with the children linked to various transitions like moving onto school, or having a new baby in the family, providing opportunity to discuss the children’s feelings and ideas. There will also be a role play area where the children can experience things like dressing up in a school uniform, or a PE kit.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

Staff have attended specific training to support learning needs, these include: Safeguarding, Making Sense( sensory processing training), Makaton ( signing key words and songs), Visual Training (timetables, hand washing sequence cards and spot timers), Behaviour Training, Forming Attachments and The New SEND Code of Practice. We follow specific targets written by outside professionals such as by the Speech Therapist and Senior Locality SENCO. Our experiences include working with children who have speech and language delay, epilepsy, physical and behavioural difficulties.

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

All staff undertake safeguarding training. Our designated safeguarding person is Maire Glancy. Ongoing risk assessments are carried out within the setting daily and before any outings/ visits. We are engaged in the Early Years Support Service to support children’s varying needs. The pre-school contribute to the Two Year Check. Using an effective key person system and training in forming attachments, the use of emotion puppets, reward systems and stories, we are able to promote the children’s Personal, Social and Emotional needs. We are involved with the Early Years Support Service and attend ‘Team Around the Child’ (TAC) meetings. We have an open door policy and welcome parents/carers to share any circumstances that may be occurring at home. We serve a healthy snack comprising of two fresh fruits, accompanied by one carbohydrate such as bread sticks, crackers or rice cakes every day and either water or milk. Water is also available throughout the day for children to access. Children bring their own packed lunch and parents/carers are encouraged to provide a healthy and balanced meal. We have experience in supporting a child with a dairy intolerance.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We have an ‘open door’ policy with regard to liaising with parents/carers and invite them in for information meetings regarding their child’s development and wellbeing. These meeting take place with the child’s key person. We use Tapestry, an on line platform that provides communication between pre-school and home as well as monitoring a child's development. Initial assessments, Two Year Progress Checks, Summative and Formative Assessments and EYFS Monitoring sheets are kept. Tapestry provides an all-round picture of the child’s developmental progress and interests and also allows feedback. We also liaise with parents/carers and external agencies to put into place Action Plans for children with individual needs. We provide parents/carers at the beginning of each term with ‘Wow’ cards to take home. We ask that each child could be provided with at least one ‘Wow Moment’ every week, to celebrate their achievement and help to build confidence and self- esteem. There is a special ‘Wow Board’ for the cards to be displayed, after they have been shared with the group and will later be recorded on Tapestry. Many of our parents are on the pre-school committee and are therefore kept up to date with information, through regular meetings. Once every half term our news letter ‘The Teddy Times’ goes out to all parents/carers, including topics being covered for the term, which are also displayed on the door. Parents/carers are encouraged to accompany us on visits/outings and sometimes requested to assist in the setting to help with washing up, or packing away. This gives them the opportunity to see their child interacting within the pre-school environment.

Our complaints policy

We welcome suggestions on how we can improve our setting and regularly send out parent questionnaires. We strive to be friendly, courteous and approachable. We hope that any concerns can be dealt with in an informal way, firstly by staff and if necessary involving the Chair of the committee. We have a Complaints Policy and parents are made aware of our policies when children join our pre-school and a paper copy is available at all times. As the committee review and update policies, they are being added to our website for access ( landulphunderfives@yahoo.co.uk).

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have a purpose built room that is accessible through wide door frames and ramp access to outdoors.

Facilities we have for personal care

Steps and child toilet seats are available to aid access in the toileting and hand washing area. Hand wash and paper towels are provided for good hygiene. We have a discreet nappy changing area. All staff are DBS checked.

Specialist resources we have

We have a cosy corner with books to promote speech, language and literacy and we have some specialised equipment to support sensory needs including wobble cushions and hand fidgets. There are steps to access sinks. We have a selection of books available for staff to read including specialist resources about speech and language delay, behaviour, providing activities for two years olds and many more.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Our planning is fully inclusive, taking into account the interests and needs of every child. Trips are linked into our planning and focus on using our local area, facilities and community. Risk assessments are carried out with regard to individual needs. We invite parent/carers to join us on visits and ensure that we have the correct adult to child ratios. If travel is required then it’s the parents/carers responsibility to provide transport either in their own vehicle, or to arrange with other willing parents a lift for their child.

Last updated: 12/09/2018

Back to top
Powered by Open Objects ©