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Woodlands Pre-School

Pre-School Playgroup

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Who to contact

02380 293558

Where to go

Netley Marsh Community Hall
Woodlands Road, Woodlands
SO40 7GE
Accessible changing, Secure environment

Childcare Information


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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 09:15 15:15
Tuesday 09:15 15:15
Thursday 09:15 15:15
Friday 09:15 15:15
Visit & Outings
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Outdoor Play

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs. Challenging behaviour,Developmental delay,Hearing difficulties,Physical difficulties,Speech and lang. difficulties,Visual difficulties

Cultural Provisions

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



Age Ranges
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?

The SENCO and key person will observe the child regularly to get information to identify what the child’s needs are. The SENCO and Key person will plan and review every child to make sure they are reaching their potential. All practitioners are available at any time to discuss any concerns that the parent/carer may have. At our setting we continually observe, assess and evaluate the child’s needs

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

The setting uses electronic learning journals for each child to record all their observations and assessments. The system informs us if a child is not meeting their expected development needs. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is completed for children that The SENCO is already aware of, this is regularly reviewed

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 have the following systems, 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. We are currently using an online observation and learning journal for each child and from January 2015 parents will be able to access their own child’s development from home.

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

We have policies in and procedures in place .These are available to view in the setting and online. Staff are all level NVQ level 3 and The Supervisor has a level 4. Staff update training regularly to include; First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety various other relevant childcare courses.

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

Our trained SENCO liaises with outside agencies including Speech and language therapist, Portage, Health visitors, area INCO (inclusion coordinator) , ELG ( early learning group) and all specialists when required. We have been Involved in TAC (Team around the child) meetings at Ashurst Hospital. All staff are Makaton trained and we help with Transitions to school.

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

All staff are Makaton trained and The SENCO attends regular area SENCO Meetings, where relevant training is completed, all these course are on going to update

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

>All planned trips will be Risk assessed, please refer to our inclusion policy. We will liaise with parents/carers to make sure we include and adapt for the child.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our building is not wheel chair accessible, how ever we do have a disabled toilet and a auditory hearing loop, we have high lighted the step which leads to our outside area. We have a Makaton Visual timetable and Makaton signs & symbols around the setting. Staff are wearing portable symbols to support the children. We give more time to talk to the parents/carers whose first language is not English

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?

We operate a Transition session for the cohort of children who are going to school., we arrange for Teachers to come in to meet the children , we take the children on visits to their schools. Additional visits are arranged if the child needs it. We have books about the individual schools for the children to share.

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

We take Children from two years and six months and the term after their third birthday they are funded. The SENCO can complete an additional funding request for children, who need extra support and resources. This can be used for an extra member of staff or extra provision

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

All IEPS( Individual educational learning plans) will involve Parents/carers, SENCO key person and any other outside agencies. The IEP is regularly monitored to make sure the child is being supported.

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

The pre-school is run by a parent committee; we have a parent/carer rota. We hold regular open days and seasonal events, we have an information board. Parent consultations are held every six weeks to advice and share their child’s progress and developments. From January 2015 parents will be able to access their own child’s development from home and leave comments for the staff to see.

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