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Major Steps Childcare - Holiday Scheme
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Major Steps Childcare provide care for children aged from 3 months to 11 years. All our staff work as a team in order to provide a warm, inviting and friendly environment for your child.

We provide exciting activities for children to enjoy during their school holidays. We have access to the school field, climbing wall and adventure playground.

 

Every member of staff holds a relevant qualification and attends regular training courses to ensure their knowledge is up to date.In addition, all staff must hold an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) to confirm they are suitable to work with children.

Who to contact

Contact name
Sue Oliver
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
01637 498374
E-mail
Sue@majorsteps.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Wesley Methodist Chapel
Address
Higher East Street
St Columb Major
Cornwall
Postcode
TR9 6RJ

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.25 Per Hour
£24.50 Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
£35.50 Per Day
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Yes
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
Siblings - For three children attending, you only need to pay for two.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Lactose free
Gluten free
Vegan
Egg intolerance
Diabetic
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
Please phone to discuss individual requirements.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Details
Please phone to discuss.
Languages spoken

English, Makaton.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Please phone for details.
Vacancy range(s)
From 3 Years years to 11 Years years (spaces available: 5)
Date updated
23/03/2018

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.00 6.00
Tuesday 8.00 6.00
Wednesday 8.00 6.00
Thursday 8.00 6.00
Friday 8.00 6.00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No
Details
None

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Sue Oliver

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

General observation.

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

Liaise with the feeder school to ensure strategies are consistent and to share resources or information.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the local; Speech and Language Therapists, Area Senco, Health Visitor, Educational Psychologist, Children’s Centre Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

How we support children transferring to school

Not Applicable.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff attend numerous training courses through each year. These include; Makaton, Behaviour Management, Safeguarding, Epi-pen, Epilepsy, Senco Network Meetings. We have recently starting attending courses run by SEN services which are targeted at subjects such as Dyslexia, ASD etc. We have several members of very experienced staff gaining their knowledge through many years of practice.

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

All families are warmly welcomed into our setting and close relationships are built between staff members, children and family. We provide a consistent yet flexible environment, where children can play with appropriate support. We offer numerous activities throughout sessions to support the children’s varied individual needs.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We have an open door policy with staff available at any time to speak with parents about their child.

Our complaints policy

We have a complaints policy which can be seen at any time.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Major Steps Childcare is on one level with wider doorways for easy access.

Facilities we have for personal care

We take care to ensure the children’s personal care is respected at all times. We have cubicles of low level toilets and basins for each room.

Specialist resources we have

We have experience of using AAC devices such as Go Talk etc, for a non-verbal child. We are using the See and Learn programme with a child with Downs Syndrome. We have loaned specialist equipment such as; writing slope, walking frame, support chair. We would access any relevant equipment when identified as a need.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Our activities are adapted to suit the individual needs of all children. When on trips all children would be accompanied by their key person and/or other members of staff who have knowledge of the children’s needs. We would access any resources or equipment to enable all children to participate. Detailed risk assessments are completed prior to outings to ensure correct provision can be in place.

Last updated: 23/03/2018

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