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Playgroup open school term only
61-63 Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, OL8 4BD

Contact phone

0161 628 9592 or 07538 865 655
Ofsted URN: EY470366

Ofsted rating

Good

Age

From 2 to 5 years old

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

Cost details

Per day £24, Per week £120, Per session £11

Free childcare possible for 2 year olds

Yes

Free childcare possible for 3/4 year olds

Yes

Takes childcare vouchers?

Yes

Description

Registered for 30 hours free childcare.

Your child can do a full day session but you must provide a packed lunch.

Special diets offered

We offer healthy snacks, catering to any special requirements. Lunch is the child's own packed lunch. We offer advice and support to ensure children have a healthy balanced diet.

Provides for different cultural needs

All religions, cultures and ethnicities catered for.

How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

Through Discussion with Parents. Observation and Assessment Monitoring children's progress. Qualified staff with knowledge of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage. Named SENCo Excellent relationships with our local health visitors.

How do you involve parents/carers?

We talk to each parent about their child when they first join pre-school, each child has a key person who parents can chat to all year round; however we also have termly parents afternoons where parents meet with their child's key person to talk about their time in pre-school and their development. If practitioners have any concerns about a child's progress or well being they would discuss this with parents, share their observations and assessments and chat about what support is available to the family. We welcome contributions from parents and each family have access to our online learning journey's so they can share what their child gets up to at home as this can often be different from what we observe in pre-school.

How do you support a child’s learning and development?

Our knowledgeable staff are friendly and approachable, your child will have a key person who can support you, we have an open door policy so you can come and see us anytime! We have interactive learning journeys so you are able to see what you child is doing in pre-school and can share with your child's key person what they are getting up to at home. Each observation has the practitioners planned"next steps" so you know what we are going to be doing soon. We share our termly summaries with parents each term which include suggestions on how you can support you child at home and you can share with your child's key person what you want us to concentrate on in pre-school. Our Facebook page share lots of links to helpful and supportive sites such as the local children's centre's, cbeebies learning website and the"What to expect, when?" document.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

All our staff have a good understanding of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage. They have access to continued professional development to ensure their skills and knowledge are kept up to date. We have

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

Regular one to one meetings with parents. Person Centred reviews with the Special Educational needs Coordinator who will invite any other agencies that may be supporting your child or gather information from them to share with you at these meetings. Continual access to your child's learning journey via Tapestry.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

We plan for individual children using our knowledge and understanding of their needs. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to our provision to ensure we meet the needs of all children. Practitioners are skilled in differentiating activities for children with special educational need and disabilities to ensure all children have equal opportunities to access resources and experiences.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

We have no limitations on access. We have free flowing play with large doors to our outdoor area.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

We have good access to the surrounding area's to ensure children are able to be include on local outings. We have a supernumerary manager who can ensure we are able to provide 1-2-1 support for a child when out for the setting. We choose our excursions based on children's interests and ensure they are suitable for all the children accessing our setting.

How do you work with other organisations?

We have established excellent relationships with Oldham Agencies. We are supportive of one another to help our child reach their personal potential. Because of our good relationships information is shared efficiently and appropriately between agencies ensuring the best outcomes for the child.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

Each child has a tailored settling in process that we plan through discussion with parents and professionals who may already be working with the child. These can include: Person Centred transition meetings Setting Visits Home visits Sharing of information. We follow a similar process to support transition into schools. We welcome teachers to visit our setting and would happily support children by sending their key person to accompany them to their new setting for a visit.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

We have a named Special Educational Needs Coordinator and our Manager is also a trained SENCo. All staff have access to training to support their understanding of SEND. We try to ensure as many practitioners as possible have access to programs that are used to support children with Speech and Language delay such as: Little Talkers Visual Strategies Intensive Interaction and we have practitioners trained in: The Solihull Approach Elkan speech and language support WellComm ASQ 3 Raising early achievement in literacy. We seek support from the additional complex needs advisors, early years specialists, child development service, teachers for the deaf, physiotherapists, feeding nurses and speech and language therapists to support our individual children. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and we will always research and find out information that is need on a case by case basis.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

We would like to try an deal with any concerns you have directly however we have information displayed within the pre-school that would support you taking a complaint further. Any complaint would trigger an investigation; you would be updated regularly and the result of this investigation would be shared with yourself and relative agencies.
15/07/2019