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We provide term time childcare for children aged 2 - 5 years. There are currently 5 staff, 4 staff have NVQ 3 and 1 staff member is currently working towards level 3. All staff have certificates in safeguarding and paediatric first aid training.
We have a rural setting with a secure free flow outdoor play area. We utilise the local environment with visits to the beach, national trust gardens, local woodland and the village chapel. There is a an exciting opportunity for 12 sessions of onsite outdoor learning for the older children during the year before they move to school
We received Outstanding in all areas in both our Ofsted inspections in May 2011 and November 2015 and we continue to reflect and review our current practice to meet the needs of our families and provide a stimulating, caring, learning environment for children to learn and thrive.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Paula Brooks
- Contact position
- 07900 553116
Where to go
- Crafthole Pre-school
Sheviock Memorial Hall
- PL11 3DF
There is a car park for users of the setting. The pre-school is located within a rural location with an outdoor area and offers good accessibility for all users
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £8.50 Per Session
- Children aged from 2 are able to access the government funding if eligible and then claim the 3 and 4 year old funding the term after their 3rd birthday
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- The child's birth certificate and verification code needs to be seen by the manager for eligibility for 2 year old funding and the birth certificate seen for the 15 or 30 hour funding
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- We try to accommodate any requests from families
- Has provision
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
- As requested by families
- Languages spoken
Currently we speak Polish, some french and some German
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Due to Naval family movement vacancies can change regularly. Please contact the manager for details of current vacancies.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2years years to 4 years years (spaces available: 12)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Tuesday 9.30 12.30 or 1.30 with lunch club Wednesday 9.30 12.30 or 2.30 with lunch club) Thursday 9.30 12.30 or 1.30 with lunch club) Friday 9.30 12.30 or 2.30 with lunch club Monday 9.30 12.30 or 2.30 with lunch club
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Paula Brooks
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We ensure that we gain comprehensive information about each child and that each family have a full registration procedure which includes a free initial visit to the setting, registration and entry assessment documents completed, a key person is allocated and they have a home visit with the key worker and manager to develop stronger relationships and to help children to transition into the setting.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Staff members have a good knowledge of child development and the EYFS. Ongoing observations help the staff to monitor their key children development in their learning journey and enables them to track their progress termly, setting next step targets to help them to develop if required. Two year old reviews highlight the development of the prime areas for young children.
Staff liaise regularly with the Senco at supervision meetings and discuss any additional support or strategies that may need to be implemented via an Individual Learning support plan.
Each term the manager compiles a cohort tracking sheet to monitor all children's progress
- Links we have to other agencies
We are able to access support from Speech Language and if other agencies are needed we would liaise with The Family Information Service, Early Years Inclusion Team or Family Services to contact the appropriate agency
- How we support children transferring to school
We begin the process the year before the children leave the pre-school by building confidence and independent skills within an Older Learning Group and outdoor learning sessions. The children visit their new school with the preschool manager and the preschool puppet and in return the new teachers are invited into the preschool to meet the children within their environment. While at the school children use a camera to take photographs which they can then watch on the school laptop as a reminder of their visit. Families are able to borrow 'starting school' reading books to share with their children at home to help prepare children for the transition. A school uniform is also on the dressing up rail so it is familiar to them. If a child is identified as needing additional support, the teacher will compile a flick book for the child with photos of the puppet in key areas of the new school.
A copy of the child's end of year development report is sent to their new teacher to help them understand the child's developmental stage on starting school.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
The Senco has 26 years of experience and attends regular training to keep up to date
All staff are paediatric 1st Aid trained and all staff have safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility.
Most Staff have Makaton knowledge and have attended visual training, they use these skills within the setting and cascade their knowledge to new staff members.
The behaviour expectations and boundaries for children are clear and consistent and ensure a calm, positive environment for them to play and learn.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We gain full details about the child's individual needs before they start. We promote healthy lifestyles through healthy eating, good hygiene routines and exercise outdoors daily and help the children self-identify how to stay healthy
We educate the children how to stay safe in the sun, when they are near water, when they are near fire or when they are crossing the road.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We have an open door policy. Parents are requested to do a session at the preschool each half term to observe how their child have progressed and developed.
Each child has a learning journey which is reviewed with parents formally every term, along with informal discussions half termly when the parents are on rota. There are daily informal discussions with the parents when they are dropping off or picking up.
Any parents who have children with SEND are consulted about targets set on an individual support plan and it is reviewed half termly.
All families have a weekly update email to inform them the weekly topic and any preschool events.
- Our complaints policy
We inform parents of the complaints procedure within the welcome folder and there is a copy of the policy for parents to view in the Parent policy folder. The Ofsted complaints poster is displayed on the notice board
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The car park has an accessible bay with suitable access to a level floored building with wide doors. We have an equipped accessible toilet. A hearing loop has been installed within the building.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have adequate number of toilets for the children with steps and seats to aid their use. Children can be changed in a quiet but safe place. There is a separate toilet available for adult use.
- Specialist resources we have
We have a box of sensory and tactile toys, use a spot timer to support behaviour.
After consultation with the parents, if we require additional resources we would seek to purchase or borrow it from a specialist agency.
We use Makaton to support communication and have a visual time table on display. There are step by step visual aids in the washrooms for helping to go to the toilet and for handwashing.
Our Senco has many years of experience, training and awareness of identifying additional support requirements for children and is confident and able to implement individual support plans. We would also seek funding for additional 1:1 support
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We have an inclusive policy and have a high adult ratio of 1:2 children on outings with parent volunteers. We do a pre-visit assessment if required, giving consideration to wheelchairs or pram access and suitable location of the toilets. The First aid box and medication is taken to the venue with the Manager
Last updated: 06/06/2019