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We moved into our brand new purpose built building in Feb 2010. It offers children a safe, bright, spacious area to play. We provide a fun & caring environment for the children with a variety of resources, our daily routine includes free play as well as structured adult led activities, circle time and craft activities. Children can access the covered decked area and we also have a lovely garden with a playhouse, small climbing frame & willow tunnel. We offer a healthy snack in the 'snack cafe'.
The staff are friendly, warm and caring and regularly attend training.
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 9.15 3.15 Tuesday 9.15 3.15 Wednesday 9.15 3.15 Thursday 9.15 3.15 Friday 9.15 3.15
- 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 shortly after they have started at the 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, all this information is shared with parents during parental consultations. The Playleader ensures summative assessments are made each term to ensure children are making progress across the EYFS. Continuous observation and assessment from staff and feedback from parents 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
As stated above learning journeys are completed by Key Persons. Observations are linked to the EYFS and we use this information to track children individual progress. Activities are planned for, based on children’s interests and next steps. This continuous observation and assessment ensures that all children’s individual needs are met and acknowledged and highlights if a child is in need of extra support.
- 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 and Class One visits us once a term to tell us a story. The Pre-School children also enjoy watching the school children play on the school field in the summer, and cheering them on during sports day. 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 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 hygiene, through Educare. The SENCO and Deputy SENCO attend SENCO Cluster Meetings, Making Sense training. Three members of staff have basic Makaton training. All members of staff have Visuals training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We have completed the Healthy Early Years programme, we have reached Level four in Nippers Nutrition and 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 ‘Badger Forest School’ activities on Thursday mornings.
- 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'. We have an open door policy where parents have the opportunity to chat informally to us. Regular parent consultations also take place to encourage the sharing of information between parents and Key Persons, newsbooks are used for daily news,
- 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
Sensory toys, dark den.
- 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: 20/03/2018