Menheniot Little Owls baby and toddler group
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The Menheniot Toddler group meet every Tuesday at 13:30 - 15.00
The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and we can make use of the garden if desired.
We follow the themes of the pre-school, although parents are encouraged to play with whatever their children choose.
A small snack is provided along with tea and coffees
Older siblings are welcome.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Menheniot Little Owls baby and toddler group
The Old School
- PL14 3QS
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Tuesday 1.30-3.00
- Time of day
- Session information
Term time only
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £2.00 Per Family
- Age ranges
- From 0 years to 5 years
- Referral required
- 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. Tracking sheets, cohort trackers and Sppech, language and understanding checks are used for all children. 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.
- 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 SENCo Training, Behaviour management, Makaton, Safeguarding, Emotion Coaching, EDLP and LL and L. 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 Professiona
- 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. 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
We have two small toilets. 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. 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.
Last updated: 04/03/2019