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)
Follow EYFS guidance
Planned activities are organised from children's interests.
We have a modern purpose built pre-school where children have access to the outside throughout the session.
Use of school playgrounds and school hall.
We currently hold Forest School sessions twice a week within Bosahan Woods.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Constantine Preschool
- TR11 5AG
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £13.50 (9am -12pm & 12pm - 3pm) for 3 & 4 year olds. £15.00 (9am -12pm & 12pm - 3pm) for 2 year olds. Per Session £4.50 from 8am £2.25 from 8.30 Breakfast Club £4.50 per hour (3pm - 5pm) Afterschool Club £4.50 - 3& 4 year olds, £5.00 - 2 year olds Per Hour
- Age ranges
- From 2 years to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Parents provide packed lunch. We are a Healthy Under 5's accredited setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact. One space available on a Friday morning. Afternoon sessions available.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 5) From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 5)
- 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 17.00 Tuesday 08.00 15.00 Wednesday 08.00 17.00 Thursday 08.00 17.00 Friday 8.00 15.00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Kate Shaw
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Each child is assigned a key worker and an initial profile is filled out upon entry to preschool. The key worker carries out baseline tracking which is updated termly. Using the termly tracking we create action plans for children that need extra support in certain areas. This is shared with parents and the SENCo. Regular observations linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage are taken of all children. Through this system we are able to identify areas that children may require extra support and work with their families to achieve this.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
We complete learning journeys for each child and use observations linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage. We identify next steps from these observations linked to the children's interests and learning needs, we feed the next steps into the weekly and termly planning. We use our termly tracking to identify children's learning and development needs. We have an open door policy and regular parents meetings enabling us to work alongside parents to identify and support children's different needs.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work closely with the Early Years Inclusion Team and our SENCo regularly attends network meetings to keep updated on recent developments. We work with all health care professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists and the Health visiting team. When a child is in a dual setting we liaise with the other setting.
- How we support children transferring to school
We have very strong links with Constantine Primary School, as we are situated in the school grounds. The foundation stage class teacher visits frequently. In the summer term children starting to school in September begin a transition programme, which includes visiting their new classroom and teacher once a week. The class teacher visits preschool once a week to read stories and get to know the children. The children are invited to a Teddy Bears Picnic where the children meet their buddies who will look after them at play times when they begin school. Learning Journeys and tracking are shared with the class teacher. If children are attending another school the class teacher is invited into preschool to meet the child and their key person, the child's learning journey and tracking are shared with the class teacher.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Paediatric First Aid trained (all staff), SENCo Induction Days training, Integrated Working in Cornwall (CAF) programme, Tier 3 Multi-agency safeguarding training, visual training, Children in Care training, Primary Emotional First Aid, Emotion Coaching, Level 2 Makaton and Level 2 Forest School
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We are part of Cornwall's Healthy Under 5s programme and have received Primary Emotional First Aid training. This helps us to support children's health as well as mental and emotional well-being.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We are available to talk to parents either in person or on the phone throughout the day. We also hold parents meetings in November and July during which we share the child's Learning Journey and progress. At the end of each session we write on a board outside the main door to inform parents of the activities offered for the day and the food provided for snack. We use Tapestry an online learning journey tool, that parents have access to at any time. We use email and social media platforms to notify parents of upcoming events and share tips and useful resources.
- Our complaints policy
We take all complaints very seriously and have a complaints policy. We encourage parents to read all of our policies, which are available on our website and in setting. Depending on the nature of the complaint this may involve our committee and Ofsted.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Constantine Preschool was built in 2005 to the latest building regulations and is accessible throughout.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have three low level children's toilets and and a disabled toilet and wet room, which is wheelchair accessible
- Specialist resources we have
We have a lot of sensory resources and are able to borrow resources from the Children, Schools and Family team.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
High child: adult ratio, a risk assessments is carried whilst planning, ensuring all activities or trips are inclusive.
During Forest School sessions we run at a 1:5 adult ratio, these sessions are alternated throughout the year to ensure all children are able to partake.
Last updated: 01/03/2020