Footprints Pre-schools Limited
At Footprints, we promote a relaxed, happy atmosphere focusing on ‘Learning through Play’ within a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. We are open to all children aged from 2yrs to school age and welcome ALL families. We encourage the development of self-esteem and independence to help your child make a natural transition to Year R.
Each child is supported in exploring their potential at their own pace to ensure individual development of appropriate play, with a high level of direct adult input. Alongside free play, Footprints also provides activities and experiences that meet your child's individual stages of development, within the New Early Years Foundation Stage. We continuously improve and update the environment, layout, equipment and resources within the Preschool.
Who to contact
Where to go
Fair Oak Court, Fair Oak
- SO50 7BG
We offer our service to Fair Oak, Horton Heath and the surrounding villages, including Eastleigh Centre
- Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking
- Immediate vacancies
- Contact provider for vacancy details?
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- When is childcare available
- Term Times
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09:00 15:00 Wednesday 09:00 15:00 Thursday 09:00 15:00 Friday 09:00 15:00 Tuesday
Role play dressing up
CCTV security cameras
Messy Play Area
Multicultural Themed Play
Nappy changing facility
Small world toys
Walks to local park etc
Arts & Crafts
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Books & Storytelling
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Latest Inspection Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 26/09/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Loss or Bereavement
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Severe dietary needs
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Age Ranges
- 0 to 5 years
- Other notes
We cater for all children's individual needs.
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
School Term Only
Weekday All Day
We are a fully inclusive pre-school and accept children with a variety of additional and special educational needs. We have extensive experience of children with Down Syndrome, Autism (across the Spectrum) Speech and Language Difficulties and delay, Global Delay and behaviour and emotional issues. All of our staff use Makaton and are trained to use the PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). We provide sensory toys and additional resources to support children's additional needs. We designate a member of staff to be the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and give her name to parents. Our SENCO is Stacey Davies, Stacey works closely with our manager and other colleagues and has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and for co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
We ensure that the provision for children with SEN is the responsibility of all members of the setting. We ensure that our inclusive admissions practice ensures equality of access and opportunity. We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all children.
We apply SEN support to ensure early identification of children with SEN. We use the graduated approach system (assess, plan, do and review) applied in increasing detail and frequency to ensure that children progress. We ensure that parents are involved at all stages of the assessment, planning, provision and review of their children's special education including all decision making processes We, where appropriate, take into account children’s views and wishes in decisions being made about them, relevant to their level understanding. We provide parents with information on local sources of support and advice.
We liaise and work with other external agencies to help improve outcomes for children with SEN. We have systems in place for referring children for further assessment such as Early Help Assessment and Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment. We provide resources (human and financial) to implement our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy. We ensure that all our staff are aware of our Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy and the procedures for identifying, assessing and making provision for children with SEN. We provide in-service training for parents, practitioners and volunteers. We raise awareness of our special education provision via our website and or promotional materials. We ensure the effectiveness of our special educational needs provision by collecting information from a range of sources e.g. action plan reviews, staff and management meetings, parental and external agency's views, inspections and complaints. This information is collated, evaluated and reviewed annually
- Contact Name
- Maria Walters
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Early Years (0-4 years)
- What does your service do?
We are an Ofsted registered Pre-School delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage to children aged 2-5 years.
- Who does your service provide for?
We provide a service for all children aged 2-5, including children with SEN and additional needs, in our local area and surrounding villages including Eastleigh. We provide places for 2, 3 and 4 year old funding.
- How can I start using the service?
Please contact us either through our Website contact form or by calling 07540 252454.
- Where is it located and what areas does it cover?
We operate from premises which are located at The Stables, Fair Oak Court, Fair Oak, SO50 7BG, which is situated in the grounds of St. Thomas' Church. We accept children at Fair Oak, Horton Heath and all surrounding villages including Eastleigh.
- How are decisions made about who can use your service?
We ensure that the provision for children with SEN is the responsibility of all members of the setting. We ensure that our inclusive admissions practice ensures equality of access and opportunity. This is discussed at staff meetings.
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
We hold regular parent interviews and discuss the needs and next steps of children with parents during these. We provide a homelink on the children's planning to enable parents to put forward their own ideas and suggestions when planning for their children. We have termly newsletters and a closed Facebook Group. We also have two parent representatives, that parents can talk to about any ideas or suggestions they may have. We send out a yearly survey, and collate ideas and suggestions from parents through this.
- Is your service fully accessible?
Our service is fully accessible with level access to the playrooms, toilets and the outdoor area has removable ramps. We have disabled parking for parents with a blue badge either for themselves or their children.
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?
Maria Walters - Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice, Makaton, Safeguarding for Supervisors, PECS, Paediatric First Aid, EpiPen Training, PEG feeding training, Food Safety and Hygiene, EHCP training
Lynda Glasspool - Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice, Makaton, Safeguarding for Supervisors, PECS, Paediatric First Aid, EpiPen Training, PEG feeding training, Food Safety and Hygiene, EHCP training
Stacey Davies - SENCO training, Language Skills training, Makaton, PECS training, Paediatric First Aid including EpiPen training, Food Safety and Hygeine, Safeguarding Level 3, EHCP training.
Jenny Hughes - Makaton, PECS training, Paediatric First Aid including EpiPen training, Food Safety and Hygeine, Safeguarding Level 3.
Catherine Pride - Makaton, PECS training, Paediatric First Aid including EpiPen training, Food Safety and Hygeine, Safeguarding Level 3.
- How will I know my child is safe?
We ensure all employed staff have been checked for criminal records via an enhanced disclosure with children’s barred list check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Adults do not normally supervise children on their own.
All children are supervised by adults at all times.
Whenever children are on the premises, at least two adults are present.
We carry out risk assessments to ensure children are not made vulnerable within any part of our premises, nor by any activity.
Systems are in place for the safe arrival and departure of children.
The times of the children's arrivals and departures are recorded.
The arrival and departure times of adults – staff, volunteers and visitors - are recorded.
Our systems prevent unauthorised access to our premises.
Our systems prevent children from leaving our premises unnoticed.
We only allow access to visitors with prior appointments.
Our staff check the identity of any person who is not known before they enter the premises.
We keep front doors and gates locked shut at all times.
The personal possessions of staff volunteers are securely stored during sessions including Mobile Phones which are prohibited from being used within the pre-school.
- Which of the following applies to your setting?
- What communication methods are you familiar with?
Signs and symbols
- Does your service include children and young people with:
Signs and symbols
- Who can I contact for further information?
If you require further information you can contact Maria Walters on 07540 252454