Liskeard School Nursery and Pre-School
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Liskeard School Nursery is situated within the secondary school grounds, within a safe and secure gated environment. Our nursery is open term time only and has the same holidays as the secondary school, we are able to provide both two to five year old funding. The nursery's secure gated area offers the children free flow from both outside to our inside area, providing a range of activities to further their development and exploration skills. We promote outdoor play everyday and have a variety of areas to explore in our large garden such as; Bob the boat, woodland area, raised flower beds, a large sandpit and much more.
Liskeard School Nursery consists of three rooms appropriate to each age range, these rooms are:
The Starlight Room; 0-2 year olds
The Rainbow Room; 2-3 year olds
The Sunshine Room; 3-5 year olds
Each day the nursery staff provide the children with a range of activities including messy play, music and song time, story time, outdoor play and much more. Each week we try to promote a weekly dance session to further each child's physical development and self confidence within a small group of children. We have access to the schools facilities such as; the dance studio, cooking, technology, school library and the school woodland area. On our outings we have support from the childcare students to promote good relationships within the school.
The quality and standards of the provision was rated GOOD on the 25th April 2018.
Liskeard School Nursery is offering the 30 Hours funding to children who are 3-4 years and eligibility applies, this commenced from September 2017.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Rachel Sharman
- Contact position
- 01579 325728
- Liskeard School Nursery and Pre-School's facebook page
Where to go
- Liskeard School Nursery
Liskeard School and Community College
- PL14 3EA
Train/bus to Liskeard.
Time / date details
- Time / date notes
We are at the moment open to the vulnerable and key workers children 8.30-3.30, through the holidays.
- Session information
- Monday : 8.00a.m. - 5.00p.m. Tuesday : 8.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday : 8.00am - 5.00pm Thursday : 8.00am - 5.00pm Friday : 8.00am - 5.00pm
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4 (0-5 year olds) Per Hour
- Liskeard School Nursery charges at an hourly rate, we do not have a fixed rate for the day or half the day. We are flexible with the hours you and your child choose to do.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Age ranges
- From 0 years 3 months to 5 years
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Ramp, lift from reception, ramp in setting.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- We provide Nippers Nutrition snack that is suitable to all, and will cater for all dietary requirements.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Yes would have an understanding
- Open to all
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- List of pets
- Other furred animal
- Immediate vacancies
- Very limited - please contact for current availability or to be added to the waiting list.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 0 years years to 2 years years (spaces available: ) From 2 years years to 3 years years (spaces available: ) From 3 years years to 5 years years (spaces available: )
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 8.00a.m. 5.00p.m. Tuesday 8.00am 5.00pm Wednesday 8.00am 5.00pm Thursday 8.00am 5.00pm Friday 8.00am 5.00pm
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Rachel Sharman and Lisa Rendall
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
All children are allocated a key worker when they begin attending the nursery. The key worker is responsible for completing learning journeys which contain observations and art work , alongside they have termly monitoring sheets, two year old progress check and baseline and initial profile. Observations are carried out to assess all children's learning and their stages of development. Key workers are then able to assess how children are making progress and create action plans for children that need extra help and support.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Learning journeys for each child are completed using observations linked to 'The Early Years foundation stage'. Then we identify next steps from these observations linked to children's interests and learning needs. Using the information to track children's individual progress and to plan activities and for children's interests, needs and abilities in daily, weekly and termly planning. This information is shared with parents and SENCO's. We also use ECAT monitoring tool which enables us to identify speech and language needs.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have strong links with other nurseries / schools in our area and The Early Years Inclusion Team, Health Visitors etc.
- How we support children transferring to school
We have excellent links with our local schools and invite them to visit children that are moving to their school. Learning journeys and monitoring sheets are shared with reception teachers so that they have a good understanding of each child's interests, needs and abilities. There may be additional meetings with schools to support transitions for children with SEND and their families.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are Level Three or above and have sound knowledge of early years and some many years experience working in childcare which is beneficial to out team. All staff are qualified in Paediatric First Aid and Safe guarding. All staff take part in training programmes to develop their knowledge and skills, keeping up to date with new information.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
Children's key workers liaise with parents reqularly to ensure we have up to date information for children regarding changes to health or home life, this enables us to support children's differing needs. Key workers support children so they learn to share and take turns, value others.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We work closely with parents, giving them daily feedback, and also with any professional involved.
- Our complaints policy
We work in partnership with parents and welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting. We believe they are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt attention to their needs and wishes. Any concerns would be resolved quickly by an informal approach to out staff, but we do have set of procedures for dealing with concerns.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
We have three large light level rooms which is accessible for all children.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Our toilets are low toilets for ease of use by children, also low sinks with controlled water heat. And nappy changing areas.
- Specialist resources we have
All our equipment is carefully chosen. Some specific equipment has been purchased. Low level tables, chairs. play equipment etc.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
The whole staff team work together to support children in all activities. Using high adult - child ratio is in place and risk assessments are carried out.
Last updated: 01/04/2020