St Nicholas & St Faith Pre-School
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We are an inclusive setting and follow the most recent 2017 EYFS standards. We offer a free-flow approach where children have access to a wide variety of activities indoors and in our large enclosed garden, with a balanced mix of focussed activities, all embracing ‘learning through play’. We are a registered charity with a parent led committee and we highly value our partnership with parents. We have a small team of friendly and well qualified staff and each child is allocated a key-person who will record the child’s development in their own ‘Learning Journal’ using an online system if consented. We take funded and non funded children from 2 years old. At our last Ofsted inspection we were graded as 'Good' overall.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Nicholas and St Faith Preschool
- PL12 6AN
Bus, which serves local area and Plymouth. Saltash Train Station
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £ 12.50 Per 3 hour session £ 5.00 Lunch Club £5.50 Breakfast Club
- Breakfast club (breakfast provided)
Lunch (bring a packed lunch)
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Flat access/ wide doors
- Has provision
- All parents are asked if their child has any allergies and a risk assessment is carried out if required. All allergies and dietary requirements are noted on our snack folder. we have a food hygiene rating of 5. A healthy snack is provided. Breakfast is provided at our breakfast club. Please bring your own packed lunch if staying for lunch club. We are accredited as a Healthy Under 5's setting.
- 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. We have also accessed EAL funding to purchase a PENpal (a talking pen which can read recorded books in various languages).
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Places offered by age and time on waiting list - vacancies at present.
- 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 13:00:00 Tuesday 08:00:00 12:00:00 Wednesday 08:00:00 16:00:00 Thursday 08:00:00 16:00:00 Friday 08:00:00 12:00:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Sadie Way
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
We have regular staff meetings where we discuss any concerns and share ideas on how to best support all children. The key person will work with the Senco to identify appropriate next steps for the child and incorporate these into the planning to enable the best opportunities for development. Staff have attended various training including Sensory Processing Training, Emotion Coaching, Visual Aids, ELDP (Early Language Development Program) and Behaviour Training. Also, we have attended Makaton training and have introduced signing at key times throughout the session. We use visual aids such as visual timetables and traffic lights with all children and also use specific visual aids (e.g. choosing boards, spot timers and 'now and next' boards) to meet individual children's needs. We set up small focus groups for identified children as needed. We have worked with outside professionals to follow specific targets for individual children (e.g. Senior Senco, Speech and Language Therapist). We have experience of successfully applying for the Early Years Access to Learning Grant. We use our Pupil Pemium funding to support the learning and development needs of our identified children.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have worked closely with the Early Years Inclusion Service (which includes the Senior Senco, Educational Psychologist, Autism support worker, Portage worker and Inclusion worker). We also have links with speech and language therapists, health visitors, social workers and the community teacher and would aim to work with any other professionals working with a child.
- How we support children transferring to school
We invite teachers from the local primary schools to visit our setting during the summer term and discuss any children which might need additional support. Learning journals, reports and documentation is shared with the school, with permission from parents. In cases where it is needed, transition meetings will be arranged with the school, pre-school, parents and any professionals as appropriate to discuss how to best support the child and make the process easier. We use role play and stories to help prepare children for the transition, discussing any questions or concerns they may have. The local primary schools also usually offer visits for the children to meet their teacher and the other pupils and see their classroom.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff undergo regular training to keep updated. Training includes Safeguarding, Prevent training, Paediatric first aid, Senco training, Behaviour management, Visual aid training, Language development, Food hygiene, Makaton, Emotion Coaching and Sensory processing. All staff are DBS checked. We also attend regular Senco Network meetings and Locality Cluster meetings to keep skills and knowledge up to date.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
All staff have up to date safeguarding training and our Manager is our Child Protection Officer. We carry out risk assessments. We support PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) with an effective key person system, attachment training and small focus groups for children as needed. Our indoor and outdoor layouts include quiet areas. We carry out 2 year checks and regular assessments. We have an open door policy to welcome parents and to share any concerns. We offer a healthy, nutritional snack and provide a weekly menu for the parents to view. We keep clear records for administering medication at the setting and staff would attend relevant training for any specific medical needs. We work closely with the Early Years Inclusion Team to support children's needs. If there was a concern we would discuss it with the parents/carers and signpost them to relevant agencies. We incorporate healthy cooking activities into our planning.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Staff see parents daily at drop off and collection time to exchange information informally. We also offer coffee mornings once a term for parents to meet with their child's key worker and discuss their child's summative assessment and next steps. Parents can also speak to their key person any time the need arises. In addition, we would seek to inform and involve parents regularly if their child was receiving additional support. We send home regular newsletters and include ways to support their child's development at home (e.g. maths and literacy activities, toileting information, etc).
- Our complaints policy
Our complaints policy is displayed on our notice board and on our website.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Our building has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Our playroom is open planned to allow us to set up furniture and equipment as needed. We have recently altered our outside area and now have a lovely flat and accessible area with patio, astro turf and safety surfacing sections which enables everyone to enjoy the outdoor environment all year round.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have an accessible toilet and a discreet space to change nappies. We would be happy to undertake any specialist training required to meet a child's care needs.
- Specialist resources we have
Sensory tent. Sensory toys. Visual timetable. We also add to our resources depending on children's needs.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are included at all times. On outings we rely on parental support to accompany their own child to ensure we have a very high ratio of adults to children for children's safety.All trips are risk assessed.
Last updated: 14/08/2019