Small Talk Pre-School
Who to contact
Where to go
47 Gosport Road
- PO13 9EJ
- Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment
- 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 08:00 17:00 Tuesday 08:00 17:00 Wednesday 08:00 17:00 Thursday 08:00 17:00 Friday 08:00 17:00
Visit & Outings
Messy Play Area
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Latest Inspection Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 05/07/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Social development impairment
- Age group - Under 2's: . Age group - Costs age 3 - 5: 4.5 per hour. Age group - Costs Ages 2 - 3: 4.75 per hour
- Age Ranges
- 5 to 8 years, 0 to 5 years
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
45 Weeks or More Per Year
5 Days or More Per Week
All year round
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
The SENCo and Key-person will work closely together to plan and support any child with an additional need. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be devised by Parent, key person and SENCo to ensure your child's learning and development is progressing. This enables us to focus on certain areas of development in small group activities or on a one-to-one. We will organize regular meetings with all parties involved with your child, to discuss developments and next steps. Our setting offers an Open Door policy for parents to discuss issues confidentially that may arise throughout their time with us. Parents feel comfortable and at ease to approach staff. The setting SENCo will liaise with management to ensure progress and additional resources can be sourced if necessary. From time to time the Behaviour Coordinator (BECo) maybe involved in discussions if we feel its beneficial to the child's overall well-being.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Within our setting we use the EYFS early Years outcomes to be able to track your child's progress. For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/237249/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf A Learning Journal is created for each individual child which contains observations, photographs, tracking and art and craft. Parents have access to these on request. Staff plan and implement children's activities through the child's interests and also from information taken from the tracking. Learning opportunities are differentiated according to the child's stage of development allowing children to access activities at all times. These are recorded by staff members to place in the Learning Journal as well as focused activities carried out by the Key Person. In order for every child to be able to achieve their learning outcome our staff team will determine the level of support and adjust methods suited to the child. IEP's maybe used during this time.
- 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 will completely support all our parents with their child's needs and development. You are welcome into our setting at any time to discuss any matters of concerns or for parental guidance , we also respect and welcome your opinions and views. Our setting displays a white board for parents to read daily, describing the activities and their learning outcomes that the children have participated in during their session. It also suggests activities that can be undertaken at home to support this learning. Additional to this we offer parents opportunities to share achievements and interests from home, these are included within our planning and placed into individual learning journals. After the child's second birthday a 2 year old check is carried out to establish their milestones, parents are invited into the setting to share this information. During this time parents are involved in planning their child's next steps and to liaise with the Key Worker on ways to support the area of learning. If we have any concerns you as parents will be informed immediately.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Staff carrying a level 3 or higher qualification are authorized to administer medicine as well as a witness being present. The Administering Medicine policy will be followed which can be viewed within our Policy Pack situated within the setting. Guidance is also given through our Family Handbook which is provided at the beginning of placement. Management ensure that staff are regularly updated with relevant information via a Dietary /allergy/conditions Form. We aim for all staff to hold an up to date First Aid Certificate, Safeguarding training and Epi pen training. The Management and Safe Guarding Officer will implement in-house training to update staff members with any changes or developments to the above topics. Staff undertake daily risk assessments to ensure the surroundings areas are safe and secure, including access to the setting. There is a camera on entry to the setting that staff use visually and verbal communications. Passwords and identifications are required for non regular persons when collecting your child.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
Within our setting we have links with a variety of different services. The management establishes links that are required to support your child's needs. Our current links include Area INCO, SALT AND Early years advisory team.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
Within our team three members of staff are currently trained SenCo's, with all completing SenCo induction training. Our BECo has completed behavior training along with other members of staff.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
>All activities within and outside our setting are adaptable to suit the needs of all children regardless of age and ability. When we go on outings our ratio's are halved to ensure the safety of children, extra staff will be supplied if it is felt necessary to give extra support to a child. A outings risk assessment is carried out prior to any outing to make sure it is suitable for purpose and age range. If after the assessment is made management determine that the risks are high an alternative site will be sourced and in the unlikely event that it is determined the child would be unsafe , we would invite the parent/carer to accompany their child. The setting is situated within large house with two floors with pre-school (2-5 years) on the ground floor and the babies (0-2 years) on the first floor.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
The setting is situated within large house with two floors with pre-school (2-5 years) on the ground floor and the babies (0-2 years) on the first floor. On entry to the setting there is a step up the front door and access to the baby unit is via stairs there is no lift within our building. Access to the outside play area is via a ramp with a slight restriction to our woodland area as it has a step down. The management/directors are open to adaption's to our environment to suit the needs of a child where possible. Nappy changing facilities are based upstairs however, this can be adapted if for any reason upstairs.
- 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?
An initial contact will be made to setting via parent/carer to arrange a visit, we encourage your child to attend this in order to establish whether the setting suits the child. Once the place is confirmed an home visit is organised. A staff member will attend the home visit to assist with necessary paperwork and to meet the child in their home environment and introduce them to ours via a photograph booklet displaying picture of all rooms and outside area. The staff member will liaise with management to ensure that all enrollment is carried out. Your child will attend settling in sessions and are flexible depending on your child's needs. Once you feel your child is ready they can begin their time with us. If your child is to start another setting or school within our area we will work closely with them to ensure a smooth transition. We will contact the setting/school to invite them to a stay and play session alongside your child, during this time their key person will inform them of your child's development. There will also be the opportunity for your child to visit the other setting/school with the support of their key person/staff member. If your child has additional needs we may organize further meetings to involve all professionals to support your child's transition.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
Children are separated into two age groups 0-2 years and 2-5 years within the nursery and 0-2 years and 2-11 years throughout the holiday periods. The settings resources used are all age/stage appropriate. Additional resources are available or sourced for extra support when needed. Equipment is easily accessible with resources in clear boxes or displayed with labels for children to recognize with ease.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Other professionals such as SENCo, Area InCo, as well as parent and key person will discuss what support is needed for your child. Support is given depending on the individual need of all children. We use a variety of methods to track your child's progress to ensure they are achieving their developmental milestones. We meet with parents on a regular basis to discuss their progress and next steps.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Throughout our Parent Partnership we encourage all parents/carers to be involved as much as possible. We welcome parents feedback and participation with your child Learning Journal and interest record. Parents are invited to join us on special occasions and at stay and play sessions. We hold regular parents evenings with your child's key person, enabling you to have an opportunity to discuss your child's progression on a one to one basis. We also send parents questionnaires asking for their opinions and feedback in certain areas.