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Local Offer

The Lighthouse Learning Hub

Carescheme type:
  • Pre-School Playgroup

Preschool 2-5 years

Specific Learning Difficulties Tuition and Assessment

Community groups and events

Who to contact

Contact Name
Clare Vallence
Contact Position
07555143261 07555143261
Lighthouse Website
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Where to go

Junction 6, Everest Community Academy
Oxford Way

RG24 9UP

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Inclusion Information

Special Needs provision
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
Can make special cultural provisions
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Offers 3 & 4 year old funded places
Offers 2 year old funded places

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 17:30
Thursday 08:00 17:30
Friday 08:00 17:30
Visit & Outings
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Outdoor Play

Local Offer

Contact Name
Clare Vallence
Contact Telephone
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?

Regular tracking of development

Observation of child in setting

Professional judgment of staff

Discussions with parents

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

Allocated key person

Observation and discussion among team and with parents

Referrals and external agencies

Tracking 4 times a year

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

Following assessment if specific needs are identified, planned interventions can be implemented.

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?

Twice annual parent meetings, additional meetings.  Blossom communication (online observations, parent app)

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

Settling in Key person allocated to smooth transition into setting, if deemed appropriate (ie. Child builds a strong relationship with another adult) key person is changed once child is settled.  Regular communication via Blossom, including parent newsletters. Open door policy for parents to discuss issues at drop off or pick up times.

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

Headteacher is a specialist teacher

Recent SENCO Level 3

EKLAN (speech training, one staff member currently, a second being trained soon)

THOMAS training (one staff member currently, a second being trained soon)

Portage Training – training completed recently

Early Years ELSA 

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

Settling in visits – 2 as standard more if deemed necessary on child by child basis.

Transition to school support as required.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Level flooring, no changes of levels throughout, wide doorways and disabled toilet.


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

New resources purchased if possible.

SEN resources kept separate so accessible when required and not damaged by over play from other children.

Range of resources available to allow best fit to be determined.

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

Regular communication via Blossom.  Parent meetings (at least 2 per academic year)

Open door policy, email/whatsapp, Blossom chat function.

If suitable parents invited to observe child in setting.

Parents are partners in child’s learning and development.

Carescheme type:
  • Pre-School Playgroup


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Last Updated: 18 May 2023

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