Warbstow Pre-School (Together with Warbstow Primary Academy)
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Warbstow Pre-school is the 5th Class room of Warbstow Primary Academy. We run from the community hall, which is for sole use of the school during school opening times and is set in a beautiful rural area. We work closely with the Reception and Year 1 children and staff and aim to provide a safe, stimulating environment for children aged 2 - 5 years in preparation for them to start school.
We are offering 30 hours funding for eligible children as well as 15 hours funding for all 3 and 4 year old's. We also offer funding for eligible 2 year old's.
We provide various resources for the children to explore, observe and question through creative work, role play, sensory equipment and physical activities.
Working closely with the School the children get to know and begin building relationships with the older children and teachers, making their transition into school a happy and confident experience.
We have a good sized outside area with Mud Kitchen, play house with slide, sand pit, number lines, space for bikes, cars, building blocks, hoops and balls, as well as exploring the natural environment within our garden and in the school's conservation area nicknamed "The Woods". We use the outside area every day and have a good selection of wellies and wet weather trousers and coats.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Katie Wilcox
- Contact position
Pre-school - 01566 781458
Warbstow School - 01566 781388
- Warbstow Pre-School (Together with Warbstow Primary Academy)'s facebook page
- Parent organisation
- Warbstow Community Primary School
Where to go
- Warbstow Community Hall
Warbstow Primary Academy
- PL15 8UP
Warbstow Pre-school run sessions from the Community Hall which is used soley for the School during School hours and runs a variety of clubs a few evenings a week. It can also be hired for events. Bookings are arranged through the school office on 01566 781388.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.00 Per Hour
- Funding available for 2, 3 and 4 years for up to 15 hours a week.
We are also offering 30 hours funding places.
We are also able to take all childcare vouchers and the tax-free childcare scheme
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
No food provided
- We aim to cater for any dietary needs.
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- Both staff have attended 'Diversity and Inclusion Working with Minority Children and Families in Early Years Settings' training.
- Languages spoken
Small amounts of French, German and Spanish are spoken within this setting.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact us for more information.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 09:00 15:30 Tuesday 09:00 15:30 Wednesday 09:00 15.30 Thursday 09:00 15:30 Friday 09:00 1:00
- Offers pickups
- not applicable
- SENCo name
- Katie Wilcox
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
When a child starts Warbstow Pre-school we work together with the parents to obtain information about their child's development and learning styles. We have individual Early Years Foundation Stage tracking sheets and Learning Journeys for each child. We follow a 'assess, plan, do, review' cycle where we use on-entry assessments to get to know the child and where they are in their individual learning and make next steps where appropriate so that we can then plan activities to build upon and support further learning. These next steps and activities are continually reviewed and new observations and next steps being made throughout the week. At the end of each term we review the stage of learning each child is working within and make a short summary on each area of Learning and Development which will also aid us in finding possible lines of further development. This information is also put onto the settings Cohort tracking system to review the children's stages of development as a whole and also for boys/girls. When a child joins our setting at aged 2 we complete a 2 year old check to assess where they are with they're learning and development at this stage. Place Plus funding is a Local Authority contribution to help support children with Special Educational Needs. This is available to support the needs of 2 to 4 year olds (subject to application)
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Each day we carry out small planned group work for identified children to build upon and support their learning which may have been planned from a next step taken from observations or assessments.
- Links we have to other agencies
We work with Early Years Inclusion workers and would work with others should the occasion arise.
- How we support children transferring to school
We work very closely with Warbstow C.P School, joining in with many events and activities. We often see and spend time with some of the Reception children, Teacher and Teaching Assistant.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
SENCo Induction Training, Safeguarding, Letters and Sounds Training.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Katie Wilcox is the designated Safeguarding person along with the Head Teacher of Warbstow School. Risk assessments are carried out daily as well as annual Building risk assessments. We have a book corner where we encourage calm and quite story times, puzzles and sensory play items. We use a sunflower chart reward system to praise and encourage good behaviour. Although both staff work closely with all parents and children we do have a 'key person' system in place.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We work with the parents to obtain as much information about the child as possible; when they first start and continually throughout their time with us. We encourage parents to fill out 'WOW' moment slips and ensure all parents know they can discuss any arising matters with us at any time. We also hold parent meetings and activity days where parents come along to Pre-school and we share their child's Learning Journey and assessments with them.
- Our complaints policy
Our Complaint Policy is available to view on the Parents Notice Board in the Setting and a hard copy can be sent out upon request.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
The building has been built to be fully wheelchair accessible and used interior paints to aid the partial sited.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have discreet changing areas. All staff hold up to date DBS checks
- Specialist resources we have
All the children enjoy accessing our sensory items in the book corner and exploring opportunities with the light box. We have daily activities to support speech and language development such as mirror talk and experimenting with our own voice sounds.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
Before excursions we always carry out a risk assessment to ensure the safety of all children. Parents are welcomed to come along. Each staff/adult helping is given a group of children to keep an eye on; although we would usually stay together.
Last updated: 15/05/2019