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Woodlands Pre-School

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
Carescheme type:
  • Pre-School Playgroup

A preschool for 2 1/2 - 4, in a woodland setting in the New Forest, close to Totton, Netley Marsh, Cadnam and Bartley.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Shaw
Contact Position
07880 921627 07880 921627
Woodlands Preschool Website
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Where to go

Netley Marsh Community Hall
Woodlands Road, Woodlands
Netley Marsh

SO40 7GE

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Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,Hearing difficulties,Physical difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual 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 09:15 15:15
Tuesday 09:15 15:15
Thursday 09:15 15:15
Friday 09:15 15:15
Kitchen Facilities
Music time
Messy Play Area
Multicultural Themed Play
Open Space
Nappy changing facility
Nature Exploration
Outdoor Playspace
Outdoor Play
Accessible Parking
Allotment Plot
Arts & Crafts
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Quiet Room
Car Parking
Books & Storytelling
Role play dressing up
Construction toys
Secure Access
Sandpitsand play
Sensory Play
Sensory Room
Soft Play area
Environmental Area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Sleeping Area
Small world toys
Themed Sessions
Treasure baskets
Visit & Outings
Heuristic play
Walks to local park etc
Home Corner
Healthy Eating
Internet Connection
Water play
Wendy House

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Local Offer

Contact Name
Woodlands Preschool
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?

Your child will have a dedicated key person, who can visit your home along with the SENCO, once we get to know your child we can discuss progress and concerns. SENCO will observe your child and plan to meet your child's needs.

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

Every child is allocated a key person, we can offer settling in sessions and also a social story about our preschool to share at home, before starting. The SENCO will observe alongside the child's key person to assess what your child's needs are. WE will assess, plan, do and review so we regularly support your child to reach their full potential. Staff have had the latest training and are available to discuss your child's progress at any time. The SENCO can attend TAC meetings. Every child is different we follow the EYFS.

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

Our setting uses electronic learning journals (Tapestry) so we can record all their observations and assessments. We can see where your child is on their learning journey. As well as this each key person gets to know their child, they will liaise with parents and SENCO at the setting to address any difficulties your child may have.

We also complete a 2-year assessment and ECAT assessment on each child when they start.

If your child needs additional support the SENCO will complete an Individual Support Plan (ISP), this is reviewed with parents every 6 weeks. We may also complete a behavior plan; this is also reviewed every 6 weeks.

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?

We are always available in session time, on the phone, by email or for a confidential meeting we will arrange a convenient time for you. Parents have access to the child's learning journal. ISP/Behaviour plans are for us to use at preschool but also for parents to use at home for consistency. We can also complete an EHCP.

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

We help ensure your child is safe and secure both physically and emotionally, we maintain an inclusive service. The hall and outside are risk assessed each day. All staff are DBS checked and have regular Safeguarding training. Preschool Policies include, Safeguarding, Behaviour management and Special educational needs.

Personal mobile phones are prohibited at preschool. All doors and gates are secured during opening times. Staff are First Aid trained and we have a robust medication policy.

Behaviour plans/ISPs are put in place, sand timers are used for sharing, Visual timetable for emotional support, Makaton signing and reward stickers.

Personal care will be undertaken by their key person wherever possible. We have a healthy eating policy and parents provide snacks in line with this.

Staff follow children's needs on their interests for activities and planning.

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

Our trained SENCO liaises with outside agencies. We have regular contact with our ISSO (Inclusion Setting Support Officer). We can refer or liaise with children's therapy services, which include Speech and Language therapy (SALT), physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Also portage and EMTAS. We can also ask for support from the Early Help Hub.

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

All staff have an awareness of child development. We have a fully qualified SENCO. The SENCO attends regular area SENCO Meetings, so we are aware of the latest updates in SEN support. Some staff are MAKATON trained and we attend/do online training as part of ongoing updates of staff knowledge.

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

All planned trips will be Risk assessed, with our inclusion policy in mind. We will liaise with parents/carers. Outing ratios will be maintained and 1:1 support if needed.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Our building is not wheelchair friendly, however we do have a disabled toilet and an auditory hearing loop, we have highlighted the step which leads to our outside area. We have a sensory den, sensory garden area and communication friendly spaces.

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?

To help settle into preschool we do visits and a social story.

We prepare children for school by doing activities such as gathering belongings and putting on shoes so children are as independent as they can be before starting school. We have sessions where we visit schools and teachers visit us. We have school social stories available to look at. If children require extra visits, we will arrange them. We may do a TPA meeting for some children which is a more in-depth meeting between staff at the new school, preschool staff, parents and any other agencies.

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

Any resources purchased will be suited to a child's area of learning which needs to be developed, as a charity we can fundraise for extra equipment.

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

ISP/ Behaviour plans will be in partnership with parents and SENCO and any other agencies involved. ISPs are reviewed regularly; SENCO will liaise with ISSO's for advice for any other support needed. (EHCP's) 

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

We rely heavily on parents as they are responsible for organizing events, fundraising, overall management of preschool and are involved in any major decisions.

Offering services to:
  • Children 0-5
Carescheme type:
  • Pre-School Playgroup


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Last Updated: 21 February 2024

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