Menheniot Playgroup/Pre school
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Rated OUTSTANDING 2018 by OFSTED.
Our playroom is light and airy with high ceilings and large windows with an additional room for more physical activities. We encourage outdoor activities in our free-flow out door space, our snack garden, and the quiet garden . We make the most of our quiet village exploring the Willow maze, the Play Park and Cricket grounds. We also go on trips to the farm, the moors, the beach the theatre, where ever the children's interests lead us, encouraging ideas and supporting adventures.
We are all very friendly and approachable and welcome you to visit us here. We have three highly qualified long serving staff, and boast a very high child/staff ratio. We have strong links with our local school including an excellent transition process. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourage learning through play in a wide variety of mediums. So pop on in and pick up a prospectus!
Who to contact
Where to go
- Menheniot Playgroup
THE OLD SCHOOL
- PL14 3QS
Bus service from Liskeard
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Tuesday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Wednesday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Thursday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Friday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £12.00 Per Half Day £24.00 Per Full Day £2:00 Lunch Club
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- We have experienced children requiring special dietary needs previously and we are able to adapt our healthy snacks and resources as and when required.
- Has provision
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
All children are welcome in our home.
- We share experiences from diverse cultures from Chinese New Year and Diwali, to Mothers day and Pancake day. We have a variety of multi- cultural resources such as photos, jigsaws, and dressing up clothes. All our families are invited in to talk about their cultural experiences, if they are different or the same. All children are treated equally and beliefs are integrated into curriculum.
- Languages spoken
English and French
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Other furred animal
- Immediate vacancies
- Places available all sessions, all ages
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 5 years (spaces available: 6)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Tuesday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Wednesday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Thursday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Friday 09:00:00 15:00:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Emma Grange
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
As new children join our setting, parents are asked to provide information regarding their child's development and learning styles. A variety of systems are used to ensure that every child is learning and developing, such as 'Every Child is a Talker' to track children's speech and understanding, Children are observed throughout their session and assessments are made weekly during planning sessions. Termly written assessments are made and parent reviews are available to discuss the children's progress. We contribute to children's two year old checks. Place Plus Funding can be applied for if required.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Staff have attended Makaton training, Learning Language and Loving it, Behaviour training, Emotion Coaching. Training is on going and further training can be accessed if necessary. We work closely with outside professionals. We follow specific written targets. We write Individual Educational Plans following the advice from professionals and will work with the children in small groups or one to one.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have worked alongside numerous professionals and will continue to do so.
- How we support children transferring to school
Our main feeder school is Menheniot Primary. We have an excellent transition process and strong links with Menheniot Primary school- especially with the reception class. We help with the settling in sessions at the new school- whichever one they chose. The manager will visit schools and also invite teachers to playgroup to meet the children. Learning journeys and communication passports are shared with the reception. We make transition photo books with the children and share them, we dress up in school uniforms. Parents are always included in all aspects of transition and are always free to discuss transition.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Staff have attended Safeguarding, Paedeatric First aid, Health and Safty, Food Hygiene, SENCo Training, Behaviour management, Makaton, , Emotion Coaching, EDLP and 'Learning Language and Loving it' . Training is always on going.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Staff have completed multi agency safeguarding training. The Manager has attended TAC meetings and has been the Lead Professional
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We have Parent's review days three times a year; where children's progress is discussed. Although we also operate an Open Door policy where parents are free to chat at any point about their child. These meetings are an opportunity for parents to provide feedback.
- Our complaints policy
We have a complaints policy in place. Our policies are available to all parents. Parents are encouraged to approach the manager first or the chairperson. The matter is discussed and if the complaint can't be resolved then they are directed to follow the complaints procedure highlighted in the policy.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
There are no steps or access problems to enter the building or garden. We have good wheelchair access.
- Facilities we have for personal care
All our staff are DBS checked. We have a key worker system in place and all children have a key person. We have two small toilets. Visual signs show boys and girls. One has a baby changing facilities. One is large enough for wheel chair access. Both toilets have sinks and paper towels. The main play room has a sink for hand washing and a water fountain.
- Specialist resources we have
We have a variety of resources that could be accessed by a range of children. We develop personalised speech and language resources. Specialised equipment may be sourced if required. The staff are and always will be the best resource.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are always welcome on all our trips. Trips are decided through a lengthy discussion to ensure they are accessible to all. A high staff ratio and invite to parents to accompany us is usual. Risk assessments are carried out
Last updated: 04/10/2018