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Operating from premises in the heart of Devoran Village, the Pre-School has a spacious bright hall plus a dedicated reading room for children to enjoy books and quiet activities. With a secure outdoor area and direct access to the Village Park, there is plenty of opportunity for outdoor play. The children enjoy regular walks around the Village to visit the Creek, local Farms and Smallholdings.
There is a dedicated team of qualified practitioners led by an Early Years Professional and including a qualified Teacher. Working closely with Devoran School the Pre-Schoolers enjoy a range of activities with the Foundation Class including Zoo and Beach trips, wellie walks and sharing celebrations.
The Pre-school is a registered charity with a volunteer management committee of parents. Parents are invited to assist in the running of the Pre-school either by volunteering to help during a session, by joining the Committee, or providing the Committee with assistance at fund raising and social activities. We recognise the importance of parents and practitioners working together to have a positive impact on children’s development and learning.
We work to the statutory framework of regulations for the EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE – to set the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Devoran Pre-School
The Market Hall
- TR3 6QA
The setting is all on one level - we have access to outside area and local play park.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 3 & 4 Year Olds - £4.60 Per Hour 2 Year Olds - £5.00 Per Hour
- There is a 75p per day charge to cover the cost of a healthy snack and cooking activities.
We also offer Sports 4 Tots on Monday £1.50
Yoga on a Tuesday & Thursday £2 per session
Spanish on a Wednesday £4 per lesson
All extra activities are optional
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Levelled door access and disabled toilet facilities.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- We liase with parents and local GPs to keep children with specific allergies safe in the Setting. All staff members are trained in Paediatric First Aid (latest training September 2018) by Cornwall Resus
- Has provision
- Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
All children are welcome in our home.
- We celebrate cultural festivals such as Diwali and Chinese Year and liaise with parents to share information regarding their faith and festivals.
- Languages spoken
SPANISH lessons available (Weds)
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Waiting list open - please contact the Manager - on 01872 859885.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: )
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 9am 3pm Tuesday 9am 3pm Wednesday 9am 3pm Thursday 9am 3pm Friday 9am 3pm
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Cathy Kemp
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All parents fill in "All About Me" form and from there we keep "Starting Points" records. Observations, shared information and assessments whilst working with the parent to identify support needed. We work closely with the Early Years Inclusion Team.
We offer parent consultations and a regular update of tracking information.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
As above - working with regular assessments, planning and implementing specific strategies to reach identified "Next Steps".
The staff team have a wealth of experience in all aspect of Early Years work and are trained to identify and assist with challenges.
- Links we have to other agencies
As required - Speech Therapy, Cornwall EY Team, Locality SENCO, Teacher for the Visually Impaired, local GP's and Specialist Nurses etc. We are supported by the Early Years Learning Alliance.
- How we support children transferring to school
Close liaison with Devoran School mainly - but also other local schools. We have an established transition programme in place - "Learning Together" activities with School and regular visits from the Foundation Teacher with Phonic and Maths bridge activities and advice. Every child has a "Learning Journey" which is shared (with permission) with visiting Foundation stage teachers from relevant schools in the Summer Term.
In the Summer Term we invite parents to a social "Phonics Evening" and a separate "Early Years Maths Evening". These have proved especially valuable to parents with first children - about to enter the world of "Big School".
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Early Years Professional with ECAT, Learning Language and Loving It, Qualified Primary Teacher, Child Development and Behaviour and Safeguarding Training. All staff have current Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Certification. Staff team have experience of welcoming children with Visual Impairment, Autism, Language Delay, Behaviour Issues, Epi-pen users and Inhalers.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We have the space inside and out to promote physical activity - use of secure outside area and village park. Regular visits from "Sports for Tots" and a wide range of accessible sports play equipment. We work closely with parents to advise on healthy lunchboxes and provide a balanced snack and cooking activities to promote healthy eating.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We have an open door policy for sharing information regarding children or concerns. All children have a designated keyworker and a carer and this person is accessible to the parents providing verbal feedback or to arrange a meeting. Shared Learning - Parents are invited to Parent Evenings Phonic Workshops and Maths Workshops. Parents support the Pre-school through fundraising and this helps buy equipment to support children.
- Our complaints policy
All Policies are available in hard copy in the Lobby or on our website. Complaints book available and "suggestions" box.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We operate from a renovated former School hall - it is a large bright room on one level with wheelchair wide doors and access.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Children have their own bathroom with 4 small size loos and a discreet nappy changing area. There is a separate loo for staff and an additional acessible toilet with wide door access and appropriate sanitary ware.
- Specialist resources we have
We are well resourced with a wide range of age and ability appropriate toys, resources, musical instruments and sport play equipment. There is a "quiet room" for looking at books or for 1:1, small group teaching activities. We have a Spanish teacher offering lessons once per week and a specialist sports teacher. We are currently developing a special area for our youngest children. Outside we have invested time and money in providing a "water wall", mud kitchen and tables for outside activities, also an area for growing plants and veg. We also have direct access to the local park and safety checked play equipment.
We are in the process of developing a "Sensory Room"
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We make daily visits to the Park for wide space play and activities - we have resources to make this accessible to all children - with extra parental help if necessary. We make regular visits out into our community to visit the farms, small holdings and AONB Creek on our doorstep. We walk to the local school (Devoran) to join in activities and have an established programme of events to which everyone is welcome (Beach Trip, Zoo Trip and Sports Day.)
Last updated: 27/09/2019