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Halwin Community 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 provide a flexible routine for children to  lead the play. Fun  play opportunities are planned and available throughout the sessions for indoor and outdoor play throughout the academic year. 

We have full use of all of Halwin School facilities such as hall, playground & fields. We work closely with school and other schools in the area.The children regularly visit Halwin School reception class which makes transition easier for children.

Who to contact

Contact name
Julie Thomson
Contact position
Play Leader/Manager/SENCO
01209 861384

Where to go

Halwin Pre-Schooll
TR13 0EG

Bus route: Helston - Falmouth.   We are in the grounds of Halwin Primary School with a large playing field and playgrounds for us to access as well as school facilities, such as school hall and library.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.00 Per Session
Children who do not receive nursery funding (2 year old) (3/4 year old) will receive a half termly invoice


Age ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Ramp available, toilet and door access.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Wheat and milk allergies/vegetarian.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Multi cultural training
Meet the needs of the individual child
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
We have a waiting list if required, childrens places depend on ratio of staff for the ages of children, additional sessions are opened to meet the needs of the community. Places available at present.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 yrs years to rising 5 years (spaces available: )
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.45 am 11.45 am
Tuesday 8.45 am 12.00 12.00 3.00 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am 11.45 am
Thursday 8.45 am 12.00 12.00 3.00 pm
Friday 8.45 am 12.00 12.00 3.00 pm

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Julie Thomson

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Knowledgeable staff, good relationships with parents,access to the Early Years Team and other professionals

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

Observations, talking with parents and children and being able to contact early years professionals if required.

Links we have to other agencies

We have contact with Early Years Team, Health Visitors and other professionals

How we support children transferring to school

We have excellent links with our local primary school, we are on the same site. We take part in many of the school's events and the children start making visits to the reception class from the beginning of the summer term culminating in staying for lunch and playtime, which can be very daunting for them. We have good links with the other schools around us and teacher's visit to get to know their new pupils


Specialist skills or training our staff have

We have many years of experience behind us as well as Makaton trained, behaviour management, Reggio training methods as well as the Hi-Scope system.  Staff regularly up date their training to ensure that we offer the best possible service to the children and families who attend our provision.

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

Staff are required to attend any relevant training as well as presenting as role models.  We have a key worker system when children can get to know their key person and have a 'secure base' from which to start exploring.   We teach children to become independent, confident, imaginative learners and help them to become aware of their place in our community.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We have a newsletter which informs parents/carers on what their children have been doing on. This is sent out electronically. We have termly parent/staff progress meetings when we exchange information on their child's progress through the Foundation Stage and hopefully, receive feedback from parents to inform our planning.  We use Tapestry an online Learning Journal this engages parents/carers with their children's learning on a more immediate level. We have an 'open door' policy to enable parents to talk about any concerns or share any WOW moments with the Group.  We encourage parents to come in and share their children's play and learning,share a skill or introduce us to a job they do - always great fun when we have Dad's and tractors, pigs, lambs, ducks, geese, dogs etc.

Our complaints policy

Any complaints would be dealt with by the Governing Committee. Depending on the complaint it may be referred to Ofsted and any other relevant organisation


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have a ramp to access the building. There is one toilet with hand rail

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a nappy changing facility.  Small toilets and hand washing facilities.

Specialist resources we have

We have a child friendly environment which all children can access be it outside or inside. We are able to access specialist resources through Cornwall Council

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We make sure we have lots of adult help,risk assess

Last updated: 04/02/2019

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