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Little Dolphins Pre-School
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Within Little Dolphins Preschool we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum  and our aim is to provide a safe, happy, caring and enabling environment where our children are encouraged to learn and play through exploration, child initiated activities and adult led activities to ensure a fully enriched curriculum.  We have the benefit of an outdoor area in which we have a garden area, mud kitchen area, climbing frame and a large area to ride bikes and play ball games and many other outdoor activites. We have recently changed our indoor area with new round tables which creates more space and a better environment to learn through play.

Who to contact

Contact name
Josie Hack
Contact position
Manager
Telephone
07799 721377
07528002838
E-mail
little-dolphins@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Little Dolphins Pre school
Address
Godolphin Primary School
Godolphin Crescent
Godolphin Cross
Helston
Cornwall
Postcode
TR13 9RB
Notes

39 Bus Helston/Camborne.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4:00 Per Hour

Availability

Age ranges
2 to 4 years

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Yes
Details
Through main school

Dietary needs

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Vegetarian
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Details
All individual dietary requirement needs are catered for at our snack time and pack lunches are brought from home

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Yes
Experience with
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
Details
All religious/cultures are planned for and celebrated.
Languages spoken

English Makaton

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Vacancy situation changes termly so please call to book a place.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2yrs years to 5yrs years (spaces available: )
Date updated
08/05/2019

Funded places

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

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
No
30 hours partner details
We can offer 26.5 hours 8:30am -3:00pm Monday,Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30am—12pm Wednesday and Friday.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:00 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 15:00
Thursday 08:00 15:00
Friday 08:00 12.00pm

School pickups

Offers pickups
No

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Josie Hack/Caroline Bracken

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

All children are allocated a keyworker when they start at our setting. The keyworker is responsible for completing learning journeys these contain observations, our children's work, termly monitoring sheets, home achievements forms, two your old progress checks, baseline and our initial profiles. Observations are carried our through written and photos these are used to assess all our children's learning and their stage of development. We are then able to ensure we provide progress and next stage programs to meet our children's individual needs. This will also show us when any extra support and help is needed to ensure our children achieve their own individual goals.

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

Termly tracking system alongside regular discussions with parents and carers. Keyworker discussions on a daily basis and termly meetings with parents and carers ensures any positive feedback or concerns are discussed. Writing and reviewing Individual Education Plans where necessary, attending Team Around the Child meetings where needed. Our SENCO team share information with our parents/carers. The cohort tracking system also shows us any child who need extra support. We also use the ECAT monitoring tool which enables us to identify speech and language needs. We have weekly staff meeting that ensure that our observation/assessment and planning are achieving the individual goals of each child..

Links we have to other agencies

We have links to Senior Locality SENCO team - locality 2, Early Years Inclusion Team, Speech & Language Therapists, Health Visitor, Educational Psychologist and the Portage Services. We also have very good links with all the teachers at Godolphin Primary School.

How we support children transferring to school

We have very good links and communications with the reception class teacher in Godolphin Primary School. The teacher comes into our setting throughout the year and our main transition programme is initiated in the summer term. We go into the reception class twice a week for story and play activities. Our children also join the school for lunch at least once a week. We have a Teddy bears picnic which is enjoyed by children and parents. We share our learning journeys and assessment with the teacher so they have an all round understanding of each individuals child's needs, interest and abilities.

Welfare

Specialist skills or training our staff have

Three of our staff have level 3 qualifications and two have level 2 qualifications. All staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid. One member has trained in Makaton. Staff have received Child Protection and Safeguarding training. Our SENCO team attend network meetings. We all receive 24 hours each of training per year to develop our knowledge and skills to ensure our continuous development as a Preschool.

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

We liaise with parents through daily chats, termly meetings and our sharing diaries. This ensures that we have all the relevant information so that we can support the different needs of our individual children. We complete our two year old checks and continued observations. We promote healthy lifestyles and eating within our short/medium and long term plans and through our policies.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Our informal daily chats and termly meetings enable us to inform parents of any developments and concerns. We use our Learning Journeys to encourage parents to add comments and we use Sharing Diaries so parents can celebrate their child's achievements or interests at home.

Our complaints policy

We have an effective complaints policy in place in line with the statutory guidelines and procedures that parents are able to see or request a copy of. we also display an Ofsted poster which contains the relevant contact details that parents can use. Our main aim is to resolve any concerns at the first instances as all staff are friendly and approachable.

Access

Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The Preschool is in a large room on one level within the Primary School and has access through the main door and through the Preschool side entrance.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have two toilets and hand wash basins for children and a nappy changing area.

Specialist resources we have

Resources are adapted and provided to meet the needs of each individual child.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We have a high ratio of adult to children of 1:2 or 1:1 if required to ensure all children and included in all our activities and trips. Our Preschool ensures all risk assessments are completed.

Last updated: 07/05/2019

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