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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 are an Oustanding Setting as rated by Ofsted in March 2020. We follow the EYFS guidelines with regard to activities and curriculum offered. There is a limited space outside which we are able to use and are always trying to update and improve. also 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. 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 Sanders
Contact position
07929 902938
01326 290333

Where to go

Grade Ruan Under 5's
Ruan Minor Village Hall
Ruan Minor
TR12 7JN

Bus stop 100 yards away. Large free car pack beside the Hall

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.70 3 - 4 yr olds Per Hour
£4.95 2 yr olds Per Hour
£5.20 under 2 years Per Hour
£3.75 Breakfast Club
£4.00 Afterschool Club
please contact us for session prices as these are slightly discounted. all fees are paid in advance.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Wheelchairs can enter via main double doors into the hall.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Parents to provide a healthy packed lunch for their child/children

Cultural provisions

Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
As required by parents
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Various vacancies - any age - please contact for information.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: 10)
From 0 years to 2 years (spaces available: 3)
From 5 years to 11 years (spaces available: 4)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08.00 16.30
Tuesday 08.00 16.30
Wednesday 08.00 16.30
Friday 08.00 15.00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Grade-Ruan CofE Primary School
Primary aged children are welcome to use our breakfast club and will be walked to school by our staff members

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Melissa Hudson - Deputy Manager, Ali Doyle - Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Staff have had training in behaviour management; sensory conditions; autism awareness; visual support and 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: 25/06/2021

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