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Crafthole Pre-School
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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
Manager
Telephone
07900 553116
E-mail
paulasabrooks@aol.com

Where to go

Name
Crafthole Pre-school
Address
Sheviock Memorial Hall
Crafthole
Torpoint
Cornwall
Postcode
PL11 3DF
Notes

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

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£8.50 Per Session
Details
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?
Yes
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

Availability

Age ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Yes

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Organic
Gluten free
Vegan
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
Details
We try to accommodate any requests from families

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
Details
As requested by families
Languages spoken

Currently we speak Polish, some french and some German

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
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
10/06/2019

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
Yes
30 hours partner details
We offer 23 hours a week and children can currently top up to the 30 hours with the Torpoint Nursery Unit and also with care from local childminders

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing 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

School pickups

Offers pickups
No
Details
None

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Paula Brooks

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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.

Welfare

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

Access

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

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