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From our purpose built, eco building in the grounds of Nanstallon School, Nanstallon Pre-School aims to give children the best start in life by laying solid foundations for future learning, where children can explore the world around them, establish friendships, develop imagination, share, co-operate with others, gain confidence to initiate and try out new ideas, seek new challenges, make new discoveries; and most of all have great fun and develop a love of learning.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Lucy Lewin
- Contact position
- Business Manager
- 01208 832230
Where to go
- PL30 5JZ
No buses in Nanstallon
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- We provide opportunities for children to experience cultural festivals such as Divali, Chinese New Year. We would work closely with families who have differing cultural needs to ensure their requirements are met.
- Languages spoken
We would work closely with families when English was not their first language to ensure their requirements are met.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact the Pre-School for more information.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 9.00 3.30 Tuesday 9.00 3.30 Wednesday 9.00 3.30 Thursday 9.00 3.30 Friday 9.00 3.30
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Vicky Lafford
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
A Key Person is allocated to a child when they start Pre-School; the key person is responsible for completing initial assessments, observations are completed and shared with parents through ‘Tapestry’ an online learning journey, enabling us to share a child’s learning and development in partnership with their parents/carers.
Key Persons are responsible for completing 2-year progress checks and they also complete the Every Child a Talker monitoring tool.
Key Persons make regular assessments of children learning and share this with parents through the summative assessment on a half termly basis. Parents receive a report from the key person at the end term detailing their progress. We ensure that all children’s individual needs are met and acknowledged. Therefore, we are able to identify any child who may require additional support.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
In order to recognise children’s progress and understand their needs and to plan activities it is important for practitioners to assess children. Tapestry is used for observations and the development matters for assessment.
When a child first starts an all about me booklet is completed by the parent, after the settling in period a baseline assessment is then carried out by the key person.
Each child is a focus child for one week per half term, key persons work closely with parents to support children’s learning and development, at this time important information is shared about what they like to do at home, what they enjoy doing in the setting, activities they enjoy at home and the skills they are developing.
Through observation practitioners can respond on an ongoing basis, develop and shape children’s learning experiences. Key persons make regular assessments of children learning and share this with parents through the summative assessment on a half termly basis. Parents receive a report from the key person at the end term detailing their progress.
Progress check at age two, key person completes an assessment and this is shared with parents.
- Links we have to other agencies
We liaise with other professionals were necessary, for example:- Early Years Inclusion Team, Senior Area Senco, Children Centre Teacher, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Autism Support Worker.
- How we support children transferring to school
We have very good links with Nanstallon CP school. We have a role play school that we create during the summer term; this has photos of the schools in the area and some of the teachers. The local reception teachers are invited to the Pre-School to meet the children; they can share their learning journeys with them. We complete summative assessment/cohort sheets and moving on forms for Reception Teachers.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff attend regular training in safeguarding, first aid and food safety, through Educare. The SENCO and Deputy SENCO attend SENCO Network Meetings. Staff have basic Makaton training. All members of staff have Visuals training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We are currently taking part in Healthy Under 5's and Healthy Movers. We have a noticeboard in reception to inform parents of good choices for health and well-being. We offer a healthy snack twice a day and the menu is on the noticeboard for parents to view. We have created Healthy Early Years Play Together Packs; these are given out to encourage children and parents to share cooking experiences at home. Children have access to the outdoor environment and regularly take part in Forest School activities throughout the week.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Each child has an online ‘Tapestry Learning Journal’, which is accessible via an individual account. By logging on with a secure username and password parents can view their child’s observations & photographs whilst at Pre-School. Tapestry allows Key Persons to work together with parents, providing opportunities to share information. Parents are also encouraged to contribute to their children’s learning journey by adding comments about current interests or achievements via 'Tapestry'. Parents are given a report at the end of every term. We have an open door policy where parents have the opportunity to chat informally to us before and after the session, or they can call and make an appointment.
- Our complaints policy
Our setting believes that children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. We welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns about the running of the setting. We anticipate that most concerns will be resolved quickly by an informal approach to the appropriate member of staff. If this does not achieve the desired result, we have a set of procedures for dealing with concerns. We aim to bring all concerns about the running of our setting to a satisfactory conclusion for all of the parties involved.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Nanstallon Pre-School is a purpose built, eco building.
- Facilities we have for personal care
- Specialist resources we have
We have a sensory room, equipped with a bubble wall and additional sensory equipment.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are supported and activities are adapted to ensure all children are able to take part. We complete risk assessments and pre-visits before any trip or outing. We ensure a high adult : child ratio is in place.
Last updated: 20/09/2019