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)
Skylar nursery is the latest development of Trelya youth and community project. The Skylar project has evolved out of our family work - and enables children to start their Trelya involvement from an earlier age, and gives families access to extra support, help, advocacy and expertise if they need it. There is a strong emphasis on children's personal, social and emotional development.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Skylar @ The Lescudjack Centre
The Lescudjack Centre
- TR18 3PE
Skylar occupies the ground floor of The Lescudjack Centre - it is a bespoke early years setting with access to outdoors. The Lescudjack Centre is owned and operated by Trelya and the building is used for Trelya's many projects with young people and families. The Lescudjack Centre is also home to a Dental Surgery and the rooms are also used by a range of other services including Health, Education and many other voluntary and community organisations.
- This is a grant funded project for 0-2's. Skylar also accepts 2, 3 and 4 y/o funding
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- Not applicable
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- We work with families to support children's individual needs regarding their dietary requirements. We provide breakfast and lunch during each session. Our family worker supports parents with one on one sessions to shop for healthy ingredients and cook a selection of nutritional meals, extending healthy nutrition from nursery to home.
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
We celebrate different cultural events throughout the year and ensure our environment celebrates and values cultural diversity. We hold family events with international themes such as world food day.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Tuesday 8.30 12.30 Wednesday 8.30 3.30 Friday 8.30 12.30
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Catherine Brinton (senco) and Jen Eden (deputy senco)
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All staff are careful to observe and monitor the progress of every child's learning and development, keeping a record of their learning journey and including parents' views. Each child is assigned a key person who is responsible for ensuring that they are happy and settled during the session and tracks their development in relation to the EYFS. Any potential concerns are identified early and the key person mentions this to the senco or deputy senco as soon as possible. Regular team meetings are held for the whole team to review children's progress and effectiveness of individual support plans. Family support plans are also in place outlining support for the child and additional provision, provided by Trelya, to benefit the wider family.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Our SEND policy is shared with and followed by all staff. This outlines the graduated approach we follow using the assess, plan, do, review model in line with the SEN code of practice. Skylar has a highly experienced and skilled team of staff who regularly take part in training to support a wide range of issues that may affect our families. This includes emotional and behavioural responses, speech and language acquisition, attachment disorders and perinatal and infant mental health.
All children and families attending Skylar benefit from an individualised package of support based on the needs of both child and family. Skylar has continual access to services provided by the registered charity, Trelya, including a dedicated family support worker and experienced safeguarding team. Support required is identified on or before entry and monitored continually to ensure that an individualised and appropriate level of support is maintained.
- Links we have to other agencies
Skylar is situated in the Lescudjack Centre and is committed to working closely with children's centre services. We currently have links with the toy library and dentist and are building closer links with other services as we become established. We work closely with family support workers, health visitors, social workers and speech therapists.
- How we support children transferring to school
Each child has their own transition plan and transition links start early in the academic year where possible, to ensure important, positive relationships are established for children and families with their future school. During the reception year, our children may be offered a worker from Trelya to continue to support them as they move through school. Strong links are established with local schools to enable this partnership working.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff have paediatric first aid and safeguarding training. We specialise in supporting children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, attachment disorder and perinatal and infant mental health.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Skylar has links with the on site dentist and staff will support parents and children with attending appointments. Children brush their teeth during each Skylar session to encourage good oral hygiene. Close links are formed with the health visitor and the manager has discussed two year old checks with the relevant health visitors. The parent information board and Skylar newsletter often focus on health and well-being. We also hold family events to support these themes.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Parents are invited into the setting on a daily basis and where possible information is shared informally. There are also regular family events where information can be shared at more formal meetings.
Prior to entry and on entry parents are already establishing a close relationship with the the Trelya and Skylar team. Daily chats at pick up and drop off as well as more formal conversations and events are integral to how the setting supports a range of needs and works meaningfully with families. Family support plans are shared with families and continually reviewed to ensure that they reflect current need.
Regular stay and play sessions enable families to see their child in a group setting and to sample a range of home learning activities which are then sent home as learning packs.
- Our complaints policy
Parents are made aware of the complaints procedure and encouraged to voice concerns at the earliest opportunity. Ofsted guidance on complaints is displayed. We work hard to build confident relationships so parents feel empowered to raise concerns with any member of the team.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Skylar is on the ground floor with step free access.
- Facilities we have for personal care
There are two private changing areas and a laundry room so clothes can be returned to families in a clean condition.
- Specialist resources we have
There is an emphasis on providing tactile and sensory toys, especially in the baby room. We have a popular sensory room which includes a variety of SEN and sensory resources. Children have access to weekly soft play and exercise sessions in the large onsite gym. One member of staff specialises in physical development and organises tennis and balance bike sessions for individuals and small groups. Swimming and gymnastics sessions are also provided for parents and carers to attend with their children. A qualified music teacher supports small groups and individuals with bespoke music sessions. We have recently introduced yoga for toddlers.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Risk assessments are carried out to ensure all children can safely access activities. There is a high ratio of adults to children. Skylar is open throughout the summer holidays when our programme offers weekly trips to local attractions planned for the particular needs of different groups so all children can enjoy trips out.
Last updated: 14/01/2020