The Garden Pre-School
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)
Activities organised & planned following EYFS.
Each day folllows a basic routine, including child & adult led activities, free-play, a healthy snack, outdoor play and group story/song/music times.
As a Christian setting we aim to offer a warm, secure and nurturing experience to the children, as well as supporting their families.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Emma Munden
- Contact position
- 01326 315002
Where to go
- The Garden Pre-School
Emmanuel Baptist Church
- TR11 4QJ
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Tuesday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Wednesday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Thursday : 09:00:00 - 15:00:00 Friday : 09:00:00 - 12:00:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £12.00 Per 3 hour session
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Has provision
- Yes - as requested by parents
- Yes - encouraging positive attitudes to all
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We have 24 places in all, usually split 16 for 3yrs+ and 8 under 3's. The vacancies available vary through the year.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Tuesday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Wednesday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Thursday 09:00:00 15:00:00 Friday 09:00:00 12:00:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Kathryn Mount
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Each child at The Garden is appointed a Key Person who will develop a close relationship with you and your child, carrying out a range of ongoing assessments. These assessments are linked to the developmental stages within the Early Years curriculum and used to determine whether your child needs additional support.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
We encourage all parents to visit The Garden with their child prior to starting with us, giving you the opportunity to discuss any individual needs your child may have. Following our ongoing assessments, if your child requires further support we will meet with you to explore how best we can meet their needs and set targets for their learning and development. Depending on the level of additional support required we will, with your consent, contact outside agencies for their expertise.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have developed strong links with all outside agencies that support children in the Early Years. These include the Senior Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Speech and Language Therapists (SALT). In addition to this we are currently being supported by Cornwall Development Centre (CDC), Teacher for the Blind, Autism Support Workers and the Visually Impaired team.
- How we support children transferring to school
Each child's new teacher and school SENCo are invited to attend The Garden to observe the child in a familiar environment. They will also be invited to Team Around the Child (TAC) meetings where the parents, child's Key Person and other professionals involved are able to discuss and put in place a smooth transition to school. We offer one to one support by way of the child's Key Person attending 'Taster Sessions' held at the child's school prior to them starting.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
At The Garden all our members of staff are trained to a Level 3 or above in Early Years Education. We have built up a loyal staff team who collectively have a range of skills in supporting children with delayed speech and language development, autism, cerebral palsy, impaired hearing, visually impaired, epilepsy and other medical conditions. Training in these areas is updated on a regular basis and we will access additional training needed to support your child. Our SENCo and manager attend regular network meetings to ensure we are up to date with any relevant changes that may impact on our practice.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We offer a varied snack menu that changes daily and aims to provide a selection of fruit and vegetables to encourage a varied diet. We plan daily for Personal Social and Emotional Development and assess all children termly against the Leuven Scales for well being and involvement. We have trained first aiders and two staff trained in the management of epilepsy. We use large visuals for the whole class to help with understanding of daily transitions. We have a flexible settling in policy and a strong Key Person system to ensure that all children feel safe and secure.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
All new parents are invited to a meeting explaining the EYFS, Key Person System, Learning Journeys (and their part in completing these), the annual schedule of parent meetings and who to approach if they have any questions about their child's development. Key People are available for short chats each day and longer meetings are arranged twice annually to inform parents about their child's development. Learning Journeys are available using the Tapestry app and password given to the parents when thier child starts. Where a child has an additional need, half termly meetings are held with parents to discuss and review individual targets and to set new targets for ongoing development. In addition to this, children who have outside professionals working alongside them will have regular TAC meetings.
- Our complaints policy
We have a complaints policy which can be viewed upon request.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
There are no steps within the pre school rooms and we have a portable ramp which we use at the front and back doors. We have removed a large proportion of the furniture from our rooms to enable all activities to be accessed by a wheelchair. We have installed a disable changing table and painted our doors a contrasting colour to the door frames to increase their visibility. On occasions we use other rooms in the building and there is a disabled stair lift installed on the stairs to enable access to these other rooms.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have child sized toilets and sinks which can be accessed independently by children or with assistance from adults if required. We have a disabled changing table suitable for older children who still require nappies. If your child has a need which we are not currently set up to cater for we will seek to access suitable equipment/training in order for us to provide the best care possible for your child.
- Specialist resources we have
We have a wide range of sensory toys and equipment and have recently purchased a dark den and lights. We have a small budget each term to add to our resources and we spend this meeting the needs of the children who currently attend.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
At The Garden all children are included in all activities regardless of ability. We plan our trips carefully and carry out risk assessments to ensure all our children can take part and be safe. We always invite our parents to join us on our trips so that we can operate on a very low ratio. We have redesigned the interior layout of the classroom to ensure all children and their equipment/1:1 support can fully access the activities, including the role play areas.
Last updated: 10/09/2018