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We are a small, friendly committee run preschool on the local village hall site with a purpose built room, offering childcare from 8am-3pm. We have access to an outdoor area which we have now extended for more outside space. In the outside area we have a large covered area which allows us to provide a free flow play what ever the weather with staff providing care both indoors and outdoors. The outside area a variety of learning opportunities for children aged 2-5 to learn through play. We run a cafe style snack bar constantly monitored by a qualified member of staff where children can help themselves throughout the mornings play. We have access to the main hall where we can do PE, music and dancing during the week as well use to run special events such as the christmas play and fundraisers throughout the year. We now offer a breakfast club which opens at 8am. In this breakfast club, we provide children with a healthy breakfast following the 'Eating Well for Under 5s'.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Stephanie Apostolou
- Contact position
- Pre-school Manager
Where to go
- Luxulyan Pre-school
Luxulyan Village Hall
- PL30 5QA
A local train and bus services in walking distance to the pre-school. The primary school is just a short walk away from the pre-school, making transitions to school run smoothly. We are situated in a quiet, small village with a large car park on the premises on the pre-school.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £9.00 Per Session £18.00 Per Day
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Plenty of space to move through our doors - no steps involved, all on one level.
- Has provision
- We currently cater for children with different fruit allergies and dairy allergies. We use partnership with parents to inform us of any changes or any specific catering needs.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- We teach children about different religions and cultures throughout the year.
- Languages spoken
English is our spoken language, however we would do our upmost to support any children with EAL.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Education Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and also funded & non funded spaces available contact the Pre-school for more details.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 5 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
- Steph Apostolou
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We provide welcome packs and "All about me" sheets so the parents can provide any relevant information, this is normally completed before the child starts, and discussion with parent/carer once the child has settled. We do daily/weekly observations using the Early Years Foundation Stage tracking sheets to monitor a child's progress to identify thier level of development and the next steps in their learning. We then complete termly cohorts to assess any concerns that we may have to identify any areas where additional support would be beneficial. We follow the ECAT (Every child's a talker) and the SEND codes of practice. We do 2 year old checks and where necessary we put Individual education plans in place following discussions with parents. We have now introduced tapestry online learning journeys. Photos and observations are shared with the parents, providing them with a clear insight of their childs days at pre-school. We also still use old style scrap book learning journeys for parents who do not wish to use online services. Permission from parents is taken in advance to use tapestry. Tapestry helps parents to see their child making progress each session they attend, and to widen communication with parents and pre-school staff.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
From the observations we make using the Early Years Fondation Stage and tracking sheets. Using Next Steps based on a child's interest and identifying any children that may need additional support. Four staff members have up to date SENCO training. We follow the cycle of 'plan, do, review' identifying if children need additional support. We let children settle, then complete a 2 year old check, based line cohorts, tracker sheets, ECAT monitoring tools. These are then reviewed within 6 weeks. We then introduce individual IEPs, for any children who may need any additional support. We get in contact with correct agencies for extra support to ensure we are meeting the needs of each individual child.
- Links we have to other agencies
Currently we have contact with the Senior SENCO, SALT, health visitors, play workers and family support workers.
- How we support children transferring to school
We provide transition days where the teacher from the local village school comes in to meet the children and run open mornings where the children are invited to stay and play at the local school. In the new school year a member of staff goes into the local school to provide support for the children. We have introduced transition books for children not attending the local school. We also share the childs learning journeys both online and scrap books with their new teacher with the parents permission. We hand over all relevent documents such as cohorts, tracker sheers, IEPs, mark marking files, ECATs and any other information which relates to that child. We complete end of year reports which is shared with Parents/carers and the new teacher.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff have up to date paediatric first aid and food hygiene certificates. Some staff also have behaviour management, Makaton, ECAT, SENCO and Safeguarding. Three members of staff have completed Level 3 multi-Agency training child protection training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We are currently working towards getting the HEY training which covers healthy eating for under 5's and we have now been awarded a level 4 nippers nutrition programme. We discuss and plan as general health information for children and parents including road safety for the children who walk to Pre-school. We provide a taster sessions for new children to come in to see how the setting runs, parents can either stay or leave the child in Pre-school care but must be aged 2. We have different visual aids for the children and have a visual timetable so children know how their day runs. We have a reward system in place that offers stickers and chance to win a prize for good behaviour. We do daily risk assessment to ensure both indoors and outdoors are safe for the children to play. We run a key worker system for all the children. Children have independence with toileting needs, but we are always on hand to help when a child needs it. We encourage children to wipe their noses, having tissues easily accessable throughout all sessions. All children wash their hands before snack and lunch time. Children take off and put on their own socks and shoes when we go into the hall for PE and other physical acitivies. They are encouraged to put their own coats and shoes on for outside play, and if they need to change their clothes through wet water play, staff are there to support, maintaining safeguarding policies.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
Each child has a designated key worker who keeps them up to date of their child's progress through termly parents evenings and general feedback during drop off/collection. If a child requires additional support we have regular meetings with both the parent/carers and with outside agency involved. Tapestry online learning journeys also help communication between staff and parents. We have an answer phone meaning parents can always leave a message after the staff have left pre-school, meaning they can call them back as soon as possible. Parents are always able to make an appointment to discuss any concerns regarding their child.
- Our complaints policy
Parents can approach members of staff with any general concerns that they may have at any time. We have a detailed complaints policy on the wall should parents wish to make a formal complaint. Parents/carers may contact Pre-school before sessions start from 8:00am. If parents wish, they can also contact the chair person of the pre-school, Mrs Barnett.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We are fully accessible to everyone. Our extension is complete we will have out own entrance/exit which will also be accessible which is securely locked at all times. Even all of the outside area is wheelchair accessible, providing different entrances if needed.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We provide suitable toilets and sinks for children to use as well as potty's and nappy changing facilities when needed. All staff have up to date DBS check in order to assist children with personal care, always following safeguarding policies. All staff wear aprons and gloves which are changed for every nappy change. The bathroom door is always open, however, we protect children's privacy when changing nappies by following our safeguarding policies.
- Specialist resources we have
We provide sensory equipment and a sensory area which is accessible for all children, both inside and outside.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We do a detailed risk assessment to make sure all activities are suitable for all children attending but at present are restricted to how far we can go out but hope to have a community bus in the coming months to enable us to take trips further out. We invite parents to come along to support the children and staff if and when needed.
Last updated: 01/10/2020