Grade Ruan Under Fives
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 follow the EYFS guidelines with regard to activities and curriculum offered. There is a limited space outside which we are able to use, but we try to take advantage of the local area as often as we can. Outings to local beaches and walks are part of our routine.
We have close links with the local school, Grade Ruan CofE School, and often access training through the reception teacher who is an AST. We aim to involve the local community in our avtivities as much as we can, to enable the children to have a sense of place and identity.
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Clare Tipper
- Contact position
- Setting Manager
- 07929 902938
Where to go
- Grade Ruan Under 5's
Ruan Minor Village Hall
- TR12 7JN
Bus stop 100 yards away.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.20 3 - 4 yr olds Per Hour £4.50 2 yr olds Per Hour
- please contact us for session prices and hourly rates.
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Wheelchairs can enter via main double doors into the hall.
- Has provision
- Experience with
- Parents to provide a healthy packed lunch for their child/children
- Has provision
- Experience with
- All children are welcome in our home.
- As required by parents
- Languages spoken
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Various vacancies - any age - please contact for information.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: 6) From 0 years to 2 years (spaces available: 4)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 08.30 15.00 Tuesday 08.30 15.00 Wednesday 08.30 15.00 Friday 08.30 15.00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Clare Tipper - Manager, Melissa Hudson - Deputy Manager
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Observations and assessments for children in our care. Ongoing conversations with parents regarding any concerns they may have. 2 year progress check to be shared with parents and health visitors can identify areas of concern.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Through observations and assessments and with input from parents and other agencies such as health visitors and area senco.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have worked with the autism service and with speech and language therapists. We would access any support required through the area senco.
- How we support children transferring to school
As this is a small village and setting, most children transfer to the local primary school. We have close links with the reception teacher and the children transferring have planned visits into the classroom before starting school. There is usually a meeting between preschool and school staff at the end of the school year where information is shared re cohort tracking etc. We ensure that a profile of children's strengths and needs are shared with school staff. We talk to parents about any concerns they may have that they feel they cannot convey to school and then discuss with school staff how these may be eased.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
Staff have had training in behaviour management; sensory conditions; autism awareness; visual support and a little Makaton.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We are committed to providing any support that maybe required by parents. All snacks provided are healthy options and drinks are milk or water. We advise on packed lunches provided by parents and monitor children's intake to ensure that they are not overeating. We try to ensure some form of physical exercise every day, preferably outside but the hall is large enough for ride on toys if this is not possible. We provide information about healthy foods and dental care as it becomes available to us. The health visitor visits every first Friday of the month.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We are in constant dialogue with parents, usually at pick up time but often in the morning as well. 2 year progress checks are shared with parents to then share with health visitors. Other termly assessments are shared with parents and the Learning journeys are always available for parents to look at via the Tapestry app and can add any comments of their own.
- Our complaints policy
We have a complaints policy that is structured to enable parents to follow through concerns if these are not resolved at the first stage.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
It is not our building so we have no say in any Alterations. There is a disabled toilet And changing area being added to thi building while we are off for this summer. The nature of the hall and the fact that we have to set up each day means that we can easily adapt the layout for particular requirements. Previously we welcomed a child with SEN and the equipment is laid out in a way that enabled her mobility and access of resources to be unfettered.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have a side area on the stage which allows for privacy when changing nappies. When we return for the Autumn term there will be a new changing area within the disabled toilet.
- Specialist resources we have
We have some sensory resources that were purchased when a child with SEN attended some time ago. Our committee are very helpful in sourcing appropriate resources and we would seek advice from the area senco.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
All children are welcome to attend trips. Usually parents accompany their children, but if necessary we would arrange for a member of staff to be responsible if this were not the case. At all times we would ensure the correct ratio was maintained for safety purposes.
Last updated: 01/08/2018