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Clocktower House Pre-School

Pre-School Playgroup

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

The beautiful old building of Clocktower House preschool is situated on Ministry of Defence land. Forces family children are a priority. However we do also provide for civilian children, understanding that the civilian waiting list is long.

Who to contact

Telephone
01252333752
E-mail
clocktower@aldershot-nurseries.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clocktower-House/206415119560089?ref=hlEnter

Where to go

Address
North Camp
Redvers Buller Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
Postcode
GU11 2LT
Accessibility
Secure environment

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Contact provider for vacancy details?
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
When is childcare available
Term Times
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

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/11/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
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

Cultural Provisions

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

Costs

Costs

Details
Age group - Age range: 13.5 per session

Availability

Age Ranges
5 to 8 years, 0 to 5 years

Time / Date Details

Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
5 Days or More Per Week
School Term Only
Weekday All Day

Local Offer

Local Offer
Communication
PECS, Makaton
How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Your child’s key person will work with you child on a daily basis to support their developmental growth in line with the child’s personnel plan. The plan will be developed by the setting Senco, the parents and the key person to ensure all parties share the same goal. The Setting Senco will oversee, support and co-ordinate the care and provision for your child’s individual needs.

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

At Clock Tower House Pre-school the activities that are planned by the adults are aimed to achieve the learning objectives as detailed in the Early Young Foundation stage Framework. Each child is treated as individual and all activities are adapted to reflect the needs, interests and learning style of each child in order to support the child in achieving greater understanding and learning new skills.

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?

The relationship between parents and the key person is of huge importance to the pre-school and the children. Strong relationships and good communication ensures that parent receive the full amount of support available and the sharing of information becomes a regular occurrences. We hold parent meetings twice a year. Should your child be receiving extra support you will be invited to join the key person and Senco every six weeks to discuss your child progress and plan for the next steps of your child personal plan. We will also be sending home a home link book each term within the book the key person will write down what you child has been doing at pre-school any wow moment and you will have the opportunity to write down what exciting things have been happening for your child at home.

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

Clock Tower House Pre-school provides a warm, welcoming and happy environment for children to feel safe and cared for. The staff nurture and support children helping to grow in confidence and become increasingly independent.

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

The setting has existing relationships with a number of outside agencies such as, Portage, Topps, Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, our local children’s centre, Area Inco and Hampshire Services for Young Children.

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

The staff within the setting have experience with autism, ADHD and speech and language delay. The Senco and assistant Senco have both attended the Hampshire County Council’s official Senco training and the manager has attended speech and language support training. The staff have experience working with a number of children and agencies for various different needs.

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

>Clock Tower House Pre-school prides it’s self on how inclusive of all children the setting is we ensure all activities are adapted to enable all children access the same opportunities. When undertaking outings a risk assessment will carried out prior to the visit and the adult to child ratio changes to ensure all children are appropriately supervised. On occasion parent may be invited to join us on trips to ensure children’s safety.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The pre-school is set in a beautiful Victorian building that is listed this means that not all areas of the pre-school have wheel chair access. In the event of a family wishing to attend the setting we would review the accessibility to the building and all possible changes to facilitate the child would be made before the child begins to attend.

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?

Transitions to school or new setting can be unsettling for children, we try to support the children in a number of way’s in which we liaise with the new environment arrange opportunities for the new school to visit the child within pre-school alongside the home visits the school usually undertake, Throughout the year we often visit with our local feeder school taking part in sports days, stories and visits. The parent are given the child learning journey and an end of term report that you are encouraged to share with the new school. For children who receive extra support a transition meeting is arranged to ensure the school can continue to support the child and the parents. The Senco, the key person and any other agency involved in the care of the child will attend.

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

Resources throughout the setting are allocated due to age and stage of development alongside the children individual interests. The children can access most resources at any point during the day. We do have a Senco bag that is used in small group or one to one time to support children with additional needs keeping the activities fun and enriching.

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

The parent and family are instrumental in the level of support the setting can offer, working together with the family, the key person, Senco and the area Inco the level of support we can offer your child could be quite extensive if needed. Monitoring and reviewing the level of support through observations and assessment to ensure the child makes developmental progress whilst attending the setting.

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

Understanding the importance of parental involvement in the setting to better influence the children’s outcomes we are always striving to work in partnership with parent and encourage parent to come into the setting to share skills, celebrate festivals and stay & play. We hold parent meetings regularly and invite parent to take home their learning journals. We always happy to welcome parent volunteers and appreciate any help offered.

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