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Boscastle Play 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)

 Boscastle Play School has been providing child centred care for over 40 years. We promote learning through play in an exciting environment which has large windows to provide natural light for our specially designed play area.
Children have plenty to choose from during free play - our comfy corner full of books is great to relax in and cork board walls proudly display children's creations. Outside we have a covered play area with a wooden play house and a large garden created with the Eden Project, which means our children can grow their own vegetables, fruit & herbs. Children also have supervised access to a lovely valley with a babbling brook at the bottom.

Who to contact

Contact name
Lyn
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
01840 250760
Mobile: 07581 089972
E-mail
info@boscastleplayschool.co.uk
Website
www.boscastleplayschool.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Fore Street
Boscastle
Cornwall
Postcode
PL35 0AU
Notes

Local bus routes

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 09:00:00 - 15:15
Tuesday : 09:00:00 - 15:15
Wednesday : 09:00:00 - 15:15
Thursday : 09:00:00 - 15:15
Friday : 09:00:00 - 15:15

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour

Availability

Age ranges
From 2 years to 7 years

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Organic
Gluten free
Vegan
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
Yes
List of pets
Other furred animal
Birds

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Please contact for current situation.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 4yrs 11 months years (spaces available: )
Date updated
21/06/2021

Funded places

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

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 09:00:00 15:15
Tuesday 09:00:00 15:15
Wednesday 09:00:00 15:15
Thursday 09:00:00 15:15
Friday 09:00:00 15:15

School pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Boscastle Community Primary School

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Lara Tucker

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We have a designated member of staff who is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). Our SENCO is Emma Miller (Deputy Play Leader). Identifying and supporting a child's additional needs is the responsibility of all our staff, with the support of the SENCO and the play leader. Our registration approach ensures equality of access and opportunity for all our children. We follow the https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/342440/SEND_Code_of_Practice_

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

We employ various strategies to identify and support our childrens needs including EYFS Development Matters, and the statutory 2 Years Old Check. We work closely with parents of children with special educational needs to create and maintain a strong and clear partnership. We supply parents with information on sources of independent advice and support. We use a system of planning, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing individual educational plans (IEPs) for children with special educational needs. We ensure that children with special educational needs are appropriately involved at all stages of our educational program, taking into account their levels of ability.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with our primary school, the speech and language therapist and any other required agency depending on the needs of our children.

How we support children transferring to school

Children transferring to Boscastle Primary School benefit from regular visits from the school liaison (who will be their new teacher when they start school) and in the weeks up to the summer holiday preceding their start at school have regular visits to their new class room where they get to meet their new school friends. Children progressing on to other primary schools are supported and encouraged during their transition process.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

Safeguarding Children, Behaviour Management, SENCO,

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

We offer support and guidance regarding childrens health and well being inline with national and local guidelines.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We ensure all parents are informed of their childs support, we use different strategies depending on the parent and we discuss with them the best way to keep them informed.(whether that is by phone, email, or face to face meetings)

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. We encourage parents and carers to feedback on our progress at any time, so we welcome positive feedback to assist us with our reflection and continuous development of our services. For example Learning Journey input Suggestions box Meetings with Key person Procedures We keep a 'summary log' of all complaints held in our separate COMPLAINTS FOLDER. This is available to parents as well as to Ofsted inspectors. Making a complaint/ giving a suggestion Any parent who has a concern or suggestion about an aspect of the setting's provision talks over, first of all, his/her concerns with the setting owner or Manager on duty at the time of their visit to the preschool. Parents can also contact us by calling 01840250760 or email info@boscastleplayschool.co.uk Complaints should be resolved amicably and informally at this stage. If an initial discussion of a concern does not have a satisfactory outcome, or if the problem continues or reoccurs, the parent is requested to put the concerns or complaint in writing to the Play Leader Lyn Lockyear.  The setting stores all written complaints from parents in the complaints folder with a completed complaint log to detail if the complaint was against a failure to meet a statutory duty within the EYFS.  When the investigation into the complaint is completed, the setting owner or manager meets with the parent to discuss the outcome.  Parents must be informed of the outcome of the investigation within 28 days of making the complaint.  When the complaint is resolved at this stage, the summative points are logged in the Complaints folder on the complaint log.  If the parent is not satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, he or she requests a meeting with the setting leader and the owner. The parent should have a friend or partner present if required and the leader should have the support of the owner, or the senior manager, present.  An agreed written record of the discussion is made as well as any decision or action to take as a result. All of the parties present at the meeting sign the record and receive a copy of it.  This signed record signifies that the procedure has concluded. When the complaint is resolved at this stage, the summative points are logged in the Complaints Log.  If at the meeting the parent and setting cannot reach agreement, the setting seeks advice to source an external mediator to help to settle the complaint. This person should be acceptable to both parties, listen to both sides and offer advice. A mediator has no legal powers but can help to define the problem, review the action so far and suggest further ways in which it might be resolved.  The mediator keeps all discussions confidential. S/he can hold separate meetings with the setting personnel (setting leader and owner) and the parent, if this is decided to be helpful. The mediator keeps an agreed written record of any meetings that are held and of any advice s/he gives.  When the mediator has concluded her/his investigations, a final meeting between the parent, the setting leader and the owner is held. The purpose of this meeting is to reach a decision on the action to be taken to deal with the complaint. The mediator's advice is used to reach this conclusion. The mediator is present at the meeting if all parties think this will help a decision to be reached.  A record of this meeting, including the decision on the action to be taken, is made. Everyone present at the meeting signs the record and receives a copy of it. This signed record signifies that the procedure has concluded. From the date of receiving a complaint or suggestion in any format, the owner contacts the complainant to acknowledge the receipt of the complaint and explains the procedure at that stage. There will be an investigation and a satisfactory resolve to any complaint within 28 days of receiving the complaint. (our full complaints policy is available on our website)

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building has been designed with full access to all abilities. (however unfortunately we do not have any parking, but currently there is no parking restriction, as yet, on the road outside)

Facilities we have for personal care

We have toilet cubicles, hand-washing facilities and a changing area. A shower is also available within this area.

Specialist resources we have

We are able to access various specialist resources as required from our primary school, local childrens centre teacher and local inclusion officer.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

When planning an outing, we ensure the venue and activity is accessible to everyone in the group and has been fully risk assessed. We are able to provide transport or walk as required. All parents are consulted to identify any additional needs their child might have during the course of the outing. Additional staff and volunteers attend as required to increase ratios and support additional needs.

Last updated: 21/06/2021

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