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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 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 and we have a garden across the road that we share with the Primary School, 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, 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
Manager
Telephone
07929 902938
E-mail
graderuanunderfives@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Grade Ruan Under 5's
Address
Ruan Minor Village Hall
Ruan Minor
Helston
Cornwall
Postcode
TR12 7JN
Notes

Bus stop 100 yards away.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 3 - 4 yr olds Per Hour
£4.75 2 yr olds Per Hour
£5 under 2 years Per additional hour
£3.50 Breakfast Club
Details
please contact us for session prices as these are slightly discounted.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Availability

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

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

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

Dietary needs

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

Cultural provisions

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

English

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
No

Childcare information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
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
09/07/2019

Funded places

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

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08.30 15.00
Tuesday 08.30 15.00
Wednesday 08.30 15.00
Thursday 08.30 15.00
Friday 08.30 15.00

School pickups

Offers pickups
No
Details
None

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Clare Tipper - Manager, Melissa Hudson - Deputy Manager

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.

Welfare

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.

Access

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: 09/07/2019

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