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Tregadillett Pre-School
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)

We believe in learning through play and exploration...

We offer a secure, happy and stimulating environment where independence, self-confidence, consideration for others as well as good manners are encouraged.

We provide a wide range of activities both indoors & out, including gardening, den building, painting, cooking, story time, singing, music making, village walks and regular visits to the local primary school.

We build dens, play on rope swings, have campfires and toast marshmallows, play in the stream and learn about the environment in a fun & safe way with Clare King, our qualified Forest School leader.

Who to contact

Contact name
Tamsyn East
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
07704 159068
E-mail
tregadillettpreschool@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Tregadillett Pre School
Address
The Community Centre
Tregadillett
Launceston
Cornwall
Postcode
PL15 7EU
Notes

A local community hall in the heart of the village.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.20 for 3 and 4 year olds Per Hour
£3.50 for 2 year olds Per Hour

Availability

Age ranges
From 2 years 6 months to 5 years

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Ramps to doors/wide doors/disabled toilet facility.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Gluten free
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
Weekly menu available for parents to view. Special food provisions/allergies listed on admissions form.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
Yes. Multi cultural equipment available. Celebrate all religious festivals.
Languages spoken

English and French are spoken within the setting by staff.

We have parents that are Slovakian, Spanish and Welsh.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Please contact for information.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 5 years (spaces available: 7)
Date updated
01/10/2018

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
Yes
30 hours partner details
Smiley Happy People, Tiny Tots

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 9.00 15.00
Tuesday 9.00 15.00
Wednesday 9.00 13.00
Thursday 9.00 15.00
Friday 9.00 15.00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Kelly Shaw

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

We know that early identification of SEND and proactive intervention is key in supporting children to reach their full potential. We have long standing, highly experienced staff who have a good knowledge of 'typical' child development. We discuss individual children with their parent/carers before they start preschool, finding out if they are accessing support from external agencies and/or if parent/carers have any concerns about their child's development. We carry out a progress check of the children in our care between the ages of 2 and 3, thus ensuring that emerging concerns or a special educational need or disability is identified, and acted upon, at an early stage. In addition to the 2 year check we carry out regular observations on all children which are assessed against the developmental phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage. If we have significant concerns about a child's development we will talk to parents and, with their consent, we will make a referral to the relevant professional within the Cornwall Council Early Years Team.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

We have a designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) who is responsible for ensuring that children with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND) have access to all areas of our provision. Each child is individually observed, assessed and planned for, ensuring that they each have access to a curriculum tailored specifically to them (taking into account their interests, strengths, areas requiring support) that extends learning and supports development. We develop individual learning plans for children with SEND to support children's future learning and development, involving parents/carers and other professionals as appropriate. Practitioners carry out regular, relevant / specific training to help us to support children within our setting who have SEND. We will provide (where practicably possible) and use any specialist equipment required to support children's learning and development after undertaking any training necessary. Our practitioners are trained in makaton which aids speech development.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the Local Authority Early Years Inclusion Team, Children Centre Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Visitors and also the Senco of Tregadillett School.

How we support children transferring to school

We have a very supportive transition programme for all children with Tregadillett school. We use their grounds and visit the school on numerous occasions throughout the year. The reception teacher and the headmaster also visit the setting to get to know the children in their own surroundings. In the summer term the children visit the school once a week and stay for playtime as this can be a very daunting experience. We discuss individual children's development with the reception children and discuss successful strategies for individual children. If children's needs require a more in-depth transition then TAC meetings are set up with the school for these to be discussed.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

We have a highly qualified workforce of 4 practitioners in total. The Chairperson of the setting has a foundation degree in teaching and learning and a BA honours degree in professional practice (Early Years) and joins in with the planning and sessions to ensure that the children have small group exercises to accelerate learning. The other two practitioners are level three with one at level two. 

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

We plan and provide opportunities for energetic play and keep sedentary times to a minimum. Children have free access to fresh drinking water at all times throughout the session and we ensure children have access to outdoor play for at least half the session. We have cafe style snack where children learn about healthy choices as well as lots of activities where children can monitor the effects of activity on their bodies. Children are taught good hygiene practices with regard to toileting and washing their hands.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Through the 2 year progress check and regular parent consultations. We will arrange additional meetings with parent/carers of individual children if necessary and also have informal chats with parent/carers on a daily basis. Information given to parent/carers within their induction pack and our settings prospectus informs parents how we support all children. Parents are given individual pointers to support their child's learning at home during their parent consultations as well as general activities to do in their half termly newsletter.

Our complaints policy

We anticipate that most concerns/complaints will be resolved quickly by an informal approach to the appropriate member of staff. However, if this does not achieve the desired result, we have a set of procedures for dealing with concerns including a 5 stage approach to making a complaint. Parent/carers can have access to all policies and procedures upon request.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have wide doors and ramp access for wheelchair users. We have adult disabled toilets. As we are in a hall we also have room for wheel chairs to manoeuvre with ease.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have adult disabled toilets. Nappy changing facilities.

Specialist resources we have

We use visuals to support communication.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We differentiate activities and provide additional levels of support as required. During outings and visits the high level of staff-child ratios ensures the safety of children at all times and the use of walking rings are also used.

Last updated: 01/10/2018

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