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Cove Pavilion Pre-School

Pre-School Playgroup

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Who to contact

01252 370029

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Where to go

Cove Pavilion
Prospect Road
GU14 0DX
Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Childcare Information


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Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
When is childcare available
Term Times
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 15:45
Tuesday 08:00 15:45
Wednesday 08:00 15:45
Thursday 08:00 15:45
Friday 08:00 15:45
Visit & Outings
Allotment Plot
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Outdoor Play
Accessible Parking

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Downs syndrome
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Hearing Difficulties
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,English as additional language,Hearing difficulties,Medical difficulties,Physical difficulties,Soc. Interaction Difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness



Age group - Age range: 6.2 per hour


Age Ranges
0 to 5 years

Time / Date Details

Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
5 Days or More Per Week
All year round

Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Mrs. Clare Young
Contact Telephone
01252 370029
Contact Email
How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

By using robust observations and reviews when child is showing delay in any area of learning this would be flagged by the key person who would in turn discuss with the SENCO. All concerns would be discussed with the parent and and a plan of action would be put in place through an individual education plan targeting specific goals  how to support their learning. All parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns regarding their child's development with the SENCO who can help to signpost them to the correct agencies.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Cove Pavilion provide an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential. Each child has a Key person who is responsible for planning your child's developmental needs and to review their progress. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator plans, implements and reviews Individual Educational needs. She liaises with other outside professionals involved such as Speech and Language (SALT), Educational Psychologist (EP), Occupational Therapist (OT), Portage, Inclusion setting support officer(ISSO). She will make referrals and transitions arrangements to other schools and settings. The staff team monitor and review our Special Needs practices at regular staff meetings. We discuss individual education plans IEP's, resources and progress of your child and if necessary discuss changes needed. We ensure all parents are informed at all stages of the assessment, planning and review of your child. Any extra funding needed will be applied for by the SENCO.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

We work within the Early Years foundation stage framework (EYFS) which helps set our standards to ensure that your child learns and develops well. The key Person will plan around your child's likes and interests to support their developmental needs and your child's next steps are planned into our weekly planning. Through regular observations and record keeping your child's significant learning and accomplishments are recorded in a personalised' Learning Journal. This is called Tapestry. Tapestry is an online learning journal which allows you to login with a secure username and password so you can view all your child's observations, photographs and videos. You can like and comment on observations. Staff will link observations to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Your child's progress is then reviewed on a termly basis and evidenced in Individual Developmental Progress report and Individual Education Plans. We can then highlight any areas of development that needs support. Each child is unique and the levels of support is down to your child's individual needs, interests and stage of development. All children are given the opportunity to interact in adult led small groups throughout the session.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Cove Pavilion Pre School has a warm and friendly open-door policy. We work closely with parents of children with Special Educational needs to create and maintain a positive partnership. We offer support and advice and some of this is displayed  on information boards. Within the first four weeks of your starting you will be encouraged to share information with your child's key person and discuss development. We give opportunities to discuss your child's learning and progress through termly Parent Meetings. Each term Cove Pavilion email a Home Links Newsletter that provides some information about different areas of learning that the setting maybe focusing on that half term this will help you understand how and what the children are learning through their play and also some activity ideas that you can also do at home .This allows you to have an understanding of the curriculum, what is happening to support learning. We like to involve our parents in supporting their child's learning at home .

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

All staff at Cove Pavilion Pre School are committed to the overall-wellbeing of each child within our setting. Each child is designated a key person and their role is to help ensure that every child's care is tailored to meet their individual needs, and to offer a settled relationship to your child. With parental permission medicines can be administered by your child's key person. In the case of some medical conditions key staff will need training in a basic understanding of the condition as well as how the medication is to be administered. All staff have a currant pediatric First Aid certificate. The SENCO  has basic training in Peg Tube feeding and taking blood sugar levels. In some cases a care plan will be drawn up with input from the parent. This may also include what measures will be taken in an emergency. No child is excluded from participating in our setting who may, for any reason, not yet be toilet trained. The SENCO has overall responsibility for issues concerning behaviour. All staff keep up to date with legislation ,research and thinking on promoting positive behaviour. Where behaviour may require additional support the SENCO will access relevant sources of expertise. We aim to make children, parents and staff aware of health and safety issues and to minimise the hazards and risks to enable your child to thrive in a healthy and safe environment. All staff have undertaken health and Safety training.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

We currently have ,and in the past ,links with many specialised agencies. We work in partnership with specialised agencies and procedures are in place for sharing information which is regarded as confidential and is not shared without consent. Consulting with agencies offers us a wealth of advice and information to parents, for example: Speech/Language therapists, Educational psychologists, Portage, Occupational therapists, specialised Advisory Teachers, Area Inclusion Team, Family Support and Health Visitors. The SENCO always aims to develop strong links with any specialised agency involved with your child. The staff at Cove Pavilion have various levels of Makaton training which is used throughout the setting and in activities. The Staff team have and have had experience working with a range of special needs such as Autism, Speech and Language delays and disorders, children with Down Syndrome, Visual and auditory impairment and medical conditions such as Diabetes.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

'''Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)''' Qualifications: SCOTVEC NNEB, NVQ 4 in Childcare and Education, Special Educational Needs Induction training, Paediatric First Aid Training, Makaton Training, Speech and Language training and L2 introduction to counselling skills. '''Special Educational Needs assistant''' Qualifications: NVQ3 in Childcare and Education, Special Needs Induction, Paediatric First Aid ,Makaton ,Every Child a Talker(ECAT) '''Manager''' B A Honours in Childcare and Education All seven members of staff hold a level 3 and above NVQ ,Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Safety Certificates

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

>Parents are asked to sign a general consent form on Registration of their child for daily outings and activities. Parents are always asked to sign a specific consent form for major outings. There is a risk assessment for each venue carried out that is reviewed regularly. Our adult to child ratio is high usually one adult to two children. Staff take a copy of all medical and contact details among other supplies consistent with the venue, number of children and how long out for. We may ask for some parental support to help supervise the children. All attempts are made by staff to make sure all outings are made inclusive to everyone.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Cove Pavilion is a rented council owned building which accommodates 30 children at any one time, with the potential to accommodate more. All areas are accessible for wheelchairs and we have two main toilet areas one being a disabled toilet. We have two small rooms which can be used for small group times as well as our main playroom area. We have a very adequate and secure outdoor area which comprises of a large sandpit and a 'Lean to' with many resources and experiences for your child. We have a soft surface playground area with a climbing frame The Pre School is situated on Cove Green and therefore have the added resources of a large park facility. Within the Pre School there are signs, symbols and words to support your child to access the playroom and a visual timetable to help your child with transitions. We have a diverse ethnic and cultural group within our Pre School and our resources reflect this.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Your child will initially will be invited to a play session. This will allow time for paperwork to be completed and your child will have the chance to play and explore the pre school with their designated key person. Extra play sessions can be arranged if needed to help make their entry in to pre school as stress free as possible. A 'Welcome DVD' is given to all children to help familiarise themselves with the adults in the setting and what activities they will likely be able to access. Home visits are encouraged and this is another way to engage with their key person. A consultation with other agencies involved ensure the correct equipment and care is in place as your child starts. For transition, teachers from receiving schools visit the pre school. For children requiring extra support the SENCO will hold a transition meeting with school and involved agencies to attain strategies and provision needed for a smooth transition. In some cases an Inclusion Partnership Agreement(IPA) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may be needed to record shared planning to meet your child's special educational needs.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

All children are entitled to 570 hours free early years education the term following their third birthday. We also include children with 2 year old funding and 30 hours funding which is available to families who meet the government criteria. Additional funding can be claimed for children with special educational needs. The SENCO may be able to apply for this funding to support your child should their needs require specialised equipment, toys or some one to one support.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

The SENCO will discuss with you about what other agencies are involved and what support would be appropriate. This will be monitored through regular observations and reviewing targets on IEPs. All progress is monitored and collated on a termly basis and should any concerns be highlighted procedures are put in place to enable your child to achieve to their full potential. The amount of support depends upon your child's needs.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

The pre school is run by a committee of parents and carers that are nominated each year at our Annual General Meeting. The Pre School is a non profit making organisation with charitable status. Play days are held allowing an opportunity to meet key person and the rest of the team.  There are termly meetings to discuss your child's development with their key person. We hold a sports day held in July where all the family are invited to attend. A home links news letter is sent out each term giving some fun filled activities ideas for you and your child at home that supports the topic and curriculum being taught within the pre School. All special abilities and interests are enthusiastically encouraged to share within the setting such as cultural differences, baking or playing a musical instrument. Questionnaires are distributed to all parents to comment on our Pre School performance. Cove Pavilion Pre School has an open-door policy and all parents are welcome to visit the setting and discuss any relevant topics or concerns with the staff team.

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