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Twiggs Lane Pre-School

Pre-School Playgroup

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

Our intention is to make our pre-school genuinely accessible and is inclusive to all children from all sections of the community; to abide by and deliver the EYFS allowing children to learn and develop through their play. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rewarded with outstanding which reflects in our practice.

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Where to go

Marchwood C of E Infant School
Twiggs Lane, Marchwood
SO40 4ZE
Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Disabled parking

Childcare Information


Contact provider for vacancy details?

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 08:45 15:15
Tuesday 08:45 15:15
Wednesday 08:45 15:15
Thursday 08:45 15:15
Friday 08:45 15:15
Visit & Outings
Messy Play Area
Outdoor Play

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
13/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,English as additional language,Hearing difficulties,Medical difficulties,Soc. Interaction Difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual difficulties

Cultural Provisions

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



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

Twiggs lane pre-school staff are trained to a high standard, the Manager and Supervisor are trained in many areas of special needs and are both qualified senco’s. Their role’s will include monitoring, records of learning and development, and ensure that they are kept up to date by the child’s key-person. Each individual child’s activities are planned around their needs. Senco’s will ask for support from InCo’s when the need is required. We have an open day induction in September for our new intake where questions are asked. Questionnaires are sent out to ascertain family opinions on the service / support that we provide, feedback is given on these, and changes are put into place if necessary.

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

Every child is unique, we operate observation, assessment and planning system for each child, we work alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as a guide for the child’s development. These observations work alongside information that families has shared with us. Children develop in their own time and at their own level. The Senco’s will work closely alongside the child’s key-person and support them in their planning, for what’s next for your child sharing ideas and also implement personal support plans alongside family members which will be reviewed termly to assess their next target. A visual timetable is used.

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?

Learning journals / tapestry I-pads program will contain your child’s information, as well as observations they will also have a tracking document to show your child’s progress, all documentation will be in the above, this information is available to share with you at any time, parents are invited to be involved with supporting their child’s learning to share any ideas / strategies that will promote their child’s learning whilst in our care. We operate an open door policy and are available for discussions at any time, termly, parents are offered either a 1-1or telephone consultation / or mini report. Parents receive a weekly update of what the theme will be also newsletters / e-mails to keep the parents well informed. Newsletters can be printed or translated if required. All staff are kept up to date with any necessary training.

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

Staff can administer medicines with parental consent; medical forms are completed when necessary, if a child has any behaviour difficulties they will be supported by a staff member as and when required. Area InCo’s / portage will be informed if support for strategy is required for staff to implement for the child. We will work closely with families in partnership to get the best possible outcome. Twiggs has a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to follow, Language groups are provided during session time to encourage positive language and social skills to build confidence. Staff update training regularly to meet the needs of the children.

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

All staff are qualified to level 3 or above in Early Years, majority of staff are first-aid trained and attended safe-guarding training. The Manager and Supervisor are trained in special needs and constantly attend training to further their knowledge. Makaton training has been completed and used daily within the setting. The Manager and Supervisor work closely with InCo’s and other professionals, as well as the infants school with whom we have close links.

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

The Manager is trained to level 4, all other staff are trained to level 3, Senco’s have attended relevant courses to fulfil their roles and continues to keep updated. All staff training is monitored very closely and relevant training offered to suit the children’s needs.

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

>At Twiggs we provide annual outing for all, parents are invited to come along to the trip as this gives them an opportunity to mix with other families and get to know them. The curriculum before and after the outing allows children the opportunity to share any knowledge with us regarding the trip i.e. farm / zoo. All staff attends the outing and is available to support any family who require it. All outings are risk assessed

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Twiggs is wheelchair accessible with toilet facilities. Within the setting visual timetables are displayed. Staff ratios are high to meet the children’s needs, any children that have dual language we will work closely with families for support on both sides, support will also be sought from EMTAS if required. Signs and newsletters are translated into the preferred language. Twiggs outside environment is spacious and secure with plenty of resources.

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?

Home-visits are offered prior to children starting pre-school, we provide open days for children and their families also stay and play days. This time allows family members to explore the environment and meet staff. All children are provided with uniform and book bag before start date. We have a very good links with the infant school and transitions into school are smooth as we operate from a room within the school building. Children see the school teachers regularly. They also visit the pre-school setting. All transition documents are shared. Extra meetings provided for the parents with staff and teachers if required.

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

Extra funding at times can be granted for your child if appropriate, funding allows your child to be supported on a 1-1 basis, as well as buying additional equipment to further your child’s learning and development.

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

The key-person will record any observations and assessments which will help with your child’s planning, this information will be shared with the setting s Senco’s who will implement personal support plans and with parental consent, we will work together to devise the best achievable targets, support will be given from day one.

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

Parents are actively encouraged to be involved either by joining the fund raising team or becoming a director, everyone is welcome to stay and play. Parents and the key-person work together on their child’s learning and development. Open door policy allows parents freedom to share any information with us and any skills that they have.

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