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First Steps Pre-School Porthleven- After School Club
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)

We operate from within the St Elvan's Children Centre. We have use of the community room and have a safe secured outdoor play area.

Who to contact

Contact name
Penny Huse
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
01326 565662
E-mail
firststepsporthleven@yahoo.co.uk
Website
www.firststepscornwall.co.uk

Where to go

Name
First Steps Pre-school
Address
St. Elvans Childrens Centre
Torleven Road
Porthleven
Helston
Postcode
TR13 9BX

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Details
Through discussion with parents we aim to support any child with special dietary needs and will seek outside agency support if required.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Details
Using are detailed registration forms we discuss with parents any cultural needs and aim to support. We would also contact Early Years EAL Support for further assistance regarding resources and interpreter support if required.
Languages spoken

All staff speak English and use Makaton signing. We aim to support all children with EAL by working in partnership with parents. Alongwith with further support by  Early Years EAL support and other outside agencies if required

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
please call for availability
Date updated
29/07/2019

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Dawn Page

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

observations and assessments. As children are already at school, we liaise closely with teachers, parents/carers.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

Knowledgable and experienced staff in child development and through discussion with class teachers/parents/carers.

Links we have to other agencies

Situated in St Elvans children centre, the setting provides easy access to outside agencies. Health visitors, family support and the Early Years inclusion team etc are all easily contacted when additional support is required e.g. speech and language therapist

How we support children transferring to school

Children are already at school but close liaison takes place with class teachers.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

SENCO, Makaton, Autism, ADHD. All staff have safeguarding training.

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

We promote healthy life styles, both eating and physically. A display board promotes ideas for family healthy snacks/lunch boxes etc. Observe well-being and involvement. Grow our own vegetables to cook and eat.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Daily feedback, open door policy to enable parents/carers to call anytime to discuss queries. Involvement at TAC meetings as needed.

Our complaints policy

Welcome to make any comments to management verbally or in writing which will be dealt with professionally without bias within 28 days.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Building is part of the Children's Centre and so built to promote accessibility.

Facilities we have for personal care

Toilets for children in 0-2 years and 2-4 years room and nappy changing facilities. Accessible toilet.

Specialist resources we have

Sensory room, visual aids, large sand pit outdoors, nature area, muddy kitchen, Bob the Builder's yard outdoors and Castle role play.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We aim to include all children, trips are risk assessed to meet the needs of the children.

Last updated: 24/07/2019

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