Little Saints Community Pre-School
As a pre-school setting we offer a nurturing and child lead learning environment for children to develop and grow.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Little Saints Community Pre-School
All Saints Church Hall,
- SO52 9ER
- Sensory area, Accessible changing, Physical adaptations, Secure environment, Low stimulus, Soft play, Accessible toilets
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.85 per hour
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- We are open Monday - Friday during term time between 8.30am and 3pm, offering 3, 5 or 6 hr sessions.
- Session Information
Session times available
- 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?
Little Saints Community Pre-school give the opportunity on enrolment for parents/carers to voice any concerns they may have regarding their child attending our setting. We pride ourselves in reassuring parents we will access and make available any additional support or equipment necessary which will allow their child to be safe, well cared for and feel a valued member of our group. Every child's needs and/or requirements for extra support will become evident during, regular observations, termly assessments, including the 2 year assessment carried out by the key person. The key person will work closely with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and parents/carers within our setting to ascertain the best way forward for your child's needs. We would encourage you to speak with your child’s Key person, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or the Senior practitioner if you are worried and they will support you and your child, to give your child the best opportunity and start within early years education.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will oversee any extra support needed for any child requiring it. The allocated Key person will work closely with your child to ensure progress. Key persons, Parents, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Behavioural Educational Co-ordinator (BECO) will all work together to devise an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), and will liaise closely, with parental/carers consent, with outside agencies, i.e. Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Educational Psychologist. We will ensure there are regular meetings with parents/carers of children with additional needs. Parents are always included and invited along to any meetings with outside agencies when they come into the Pre-school. We are extremely open with our parents and pride ourselves on our approachability and availability to speak with parents whenever they need to.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Each Key person at Little Saints plans for every individual child and any child with additional needs will have extra support and be encouraged to learn at their own pace. Funding will be made available to allow one to one support if this is deemed necessary. This will allow every child to be included in all the activities on offer. Parents will be kept updated through their child's learning journals, observations and assessments of their child's progress and they will be informed of how and what their child will be learning and why. If necessary specialist equipment or a change in the layout of the environment will be organised to allow children to access the premises and move freely and participate in appropriate learning experiences.
- 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?
Parents will be kept updated through their child’s learning journals, observations, assessments and through regular discussions, Parents are encouraged and welcome to pop in at any time. We will keep you regularly updated and ask you to keep us regularly updated on your child’s progression and you will be encouraged and welcome to give input into your child’s learning. Key persons will share information on our topics and the way they will be helping your child learn and you may be asked to continue the learning at home for continuity. The same goes that if you are encouraging a particular method of learning at home, then we will continue the same within the setting. Your child will learn a variety of things whilst at the pre-school and our aim is to help them and support you in their early years education by providing a happy and stimulating environment.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Little Saints has a complete list of policies including Safe Guarding, Suitable Persons, Qualifications, Staff Child Ratio’s, Health and Safety amongst others, which are regularly reviewed and updated by both Staff and Committee. There are always First Aid Trained staff on site. Little Saints celebrate the diversities within our settings, we encourage individuality, we prompt child’s rights to be strong resilient and listened to, by creating an environment in our setting that encourages children to develop a positive self image. The management, will oversee and ensure that all the above are adhered to. Your child's welfare is of the utmost importance to our setting.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
Within Little Saints setting we have SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) support and SENCO have support from an area INCO (Area Inclusion Officers). Other specialist agencies will be accessed as necessary for example Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Portage (an Agency which we can call upon to provide support both within the child’s home and within the setting).
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
We have two SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) trained members of staff who have both completed the SENCO 3 day induction training and they attend regular termly meetings and undertake any other additional training as required. SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) then cascades training to other members of staff.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
>Little Saints will do risk assessments on any outside activities and then put in place provisions so that all children can be included and remain safe. This will be done in consultation with Parents/carers and their views will be taken into consideration. Parent/Carers will be encouraged to attend if necessary.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
Little Saints will adapt the environment to suit the needs of every individual child both indoors and outdoors. If necessary we will access a translation service, if English should not be your child's first language. If a child has sight, hearing or physical disabilities, equipment will be purchased or borrowed as appropriate. All staff have basic Makaton training and if necessary will partake in any additional training as required. Visual supports will also be used within the setting. All children regardless of background and ability are welcome at Little Saints Pre-school.
- 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?
On enrolment parents will be encouraged to bring their child along to as many visits as they feel are needed to ensure a smooth transition from home to Little Saints Pre-school. When your child is due to start if they are still unsettled then we will encourage you to wait in the foyer and should we not be able to settle your child you will be asked to come back into the setting, if they settle quickly a member of staff will come to reassure you and advise you to go home. If we feel it necessary we may ask you to return early and stay with your child until the end of the session. Similar procedures are in place for a smooth transition to Infant/Primary School, where teachers invite the parents to take their child along to the school, we as a Pre-School will also attend to offer support to children where necessary. We also welcome the Teacher’s into Pre-School to meet the children.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
We will access resources when and if necessary to support all children. If additional funding is available we will use it to support a child on a one to one basis and provide specialist resources to match the child’s special educational needs.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Decisions about the type of support a child will receive will be made through observations, assessments and individual education plans and through close liaisons with parents and outside agencies. The individual education plan is developed in consultation with outside specialist agencies involved, monitored and reviewed regularly every half term.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Parents are given the opportunity to support the Pre-school by becoming a committee member, having input into planning, attending trips, joining in with activities, coming in and helping with Christmas party, cooking, library and fund raising. We also encourage parents to share their hobbies/interests and work experiences with the children.