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Christ Church Little Oaks Preschool Creekmoor

We are a committed and caring Pre-school with a strong Christian ethos welcoming all children to our setting. We have close connections with our local church and are right in the heart of the community of Creekmoor.

 Address
Youth Centre
Northmead Drive
Creekmoor
Poole
Dorset
Postcode
BH17 7XZ
 Telephone
07982 468314
 Mobile
07982 468314
 E-mail
littleoakspreschoolcreekmoor@hotmail.co.uk
 Website
https://www.christchurchcreekmoor.org/
Directions
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Childcare Type:
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision Type:
Childcare on non-domestic premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers:
30
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 Year Old Entitlement
Yes
Facilities:
Outdoor Play Area/Garden
Car Parking
Times Available:
Monday 09:15-15:45
Tuesday 09:15-15:45
Wednesday 09:15-15:45
Thursday 09:15-15:45
Friday 09:15-13:15
Age:
From 2 years  0 months to 5 years  0 months.
Costs:
£5.00 per Hour, £15.00 per Session, £30.00 per Day
Other Costs:
Term time only contracts.
Immediate Vacancies
Yes
Vacancy Information:
November 2019: Monday 10 x AM 9 x PM Tuesday 9 x AM 8 x PM Wednesday 12 x AM 9 x PM Thursday 10 x AM 8 x PM Friday 10 x AM
No of vacancies:
89
Ofsted URN:
EY272083
Last Inspection Judgement:
Good
Last Inspection Date:
04/05/2016
Special Provisions:
Visual impairment
Cultural Provision:
Christian ethos.
Caters for Special Diets:
On a case by case consideration with support/ training
Referral Procedure:
Parents can contact us for a visit and are able to consider a place after that.
Languages Spoken:
English

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND? 

We welcome visitors to our setting in term time when we invite parents, carers and children to have come in during free flow play to find out what we do.  

To arrange a visit we can be contacted via email or phone.  

Jane King (Manager) Emily Strong (Deputy Manager and SENCO)   

Email littleoakspreschoolcreekmoor@hotmail.co.uk  

Phone 07982 468314  

All visits are in normal session time so that parents and their child will see how and what we play with and the areas both inside and outside. Parents will be able to meet all the staff and have time to talk about needs and concerns. They will also be able to see if their child likes the setting. Our setting is on one level with an open plan floor space and accessible outside play area. It is wheelchair friendly and has an accessible toilet. Nappy changing facilities are available. We use visual timetables, signalong and symbol cards to promote total communication where appropriate.  

Resources for the children are low level for easy access. For those parents whose first language is not English we can use Mantra Lingua resources or access the LA translate services if required. We would always endeavour to have information available in home languages wherever possible. Discussions about a child’s individual needs begin when the parents/carers visit our setting for the first time. Those discussions continue during a home visit when we complete a settling in plan which enables parents to share important information about their child’s milestones, medical history, likes and dislikes and any concerns that have been raised by the Health Visitor or other professionals. We are able to talk about a child’s session with us on a daily basis whenever a parent needs to. If face to face is not possible then we can communicate through a daily diary or a phone call.  

Parents are able to find out about their child’s progress at any time and formal discussions are available on a regular basis. Our SENCO will also arrange to meet parents to discuss specific learning plans and to celebrate successes and discuss next steps every six weeks. These SEND plans also include ways that parents can support learning at home. If a parent has any complaint the first step is to talk to the Manager and SENCO. If this conversation does not resolve the issue, then parents are able to use our formal Complaints procedure which is available to pick up at all times. Ofsted can also be contacted and information to do so is clearly available or can be requested. All our policies and procedures are available and can be found on our parents table in our entrance.  

How do you help children settle into your setting? 

A home visit is a good starting point when settling into our preschool. It gives parents, children and staff an opportunity to get to know each other and to begin to build up a relationship built on trust. It is also a great way to share very important information which is recorded on a Settling in sheet and shared with the Key worker and all other practitioners. We also encourage at least one taster session when children can play alongside others and begin to get an idea of the environment and routines. We will also discuss whether a child is confident to be left straightaway or if a parent would prefer to stay for a while. We have no hard and fast rules as it always depends on the child and personal preference of parents. 

What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school? 

We are a family- grouped setting with all ages playing and exploring alongside each other in the same areas, so transition between groups each September is relatively stress free. As a child moves on to school we will arrange a transition meeting with parents, preschool staff, new teachers and any other professionals that have been involved in supporting the child . This meeting will give an opportunity for everyone to share important information making transition into school much smoother and more personal.   

How do you find out how each child likes to learn? 

Every child that comes into our setting is observed carefully and their progress in learning and development is tracked against the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. If the Key Person feels that a child is not meeting their expected outcomes then the SENCO will be consulted. Parents will also be asked for additional information so that between us all we are able to plan next steps.  Where a medical condition has been identified which requires specific medication or treatment staff will seek out training to support that child in our setting. We are an inclusive setting and children with SEND are able to access all activities at any time. Any specific activities which are tailored for their development will be taught during the normal routine of the day.                                                                                            

All our children’s well- being is monitored and observations will tell us whether a child is enjoying play. If a child has been identified as needing support an individual Special Educational Needs (SEN) plan is made consisting of small manageable targets, which is shared with and contributed to by parents. Our SENCO will meet with parents every six weeks to review the plan, celebrate achievements and set new targets to ensure that teaching and learning is meeting a child’s individual needs Regular parent consultations to consider an individual child’s progress are an integral way to make sure that each child is making good progress and offers the opportunity to share information from the different perspectives of family and setting.  Importantly parents and preschool can work together through shared ideas for home learning.  

The LA SEND Advisor may also review the child’s progress with parents and make recommendations for the setting to support learning. At our monthly staff meeting all practitioners are kept up to date with each child’s targets. Decisions about any resources or activities that may be needed or changes to routine and strategies to use are discussed and improved if required.   

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation 

We are a close knit team of professionals who have supported children with a wide range of needs over the years including global delay, autism, visual and hearing  impairment as well as medical conditions such as eating disorders, chronic allergy and asthma. Our SENCO has accredited training and all our staff have attended a wide variety of different SEND training to continually update their skills to provide a high quality provision. All staff have Paediatric First Aid Training and our Manager has Qualified Teacher Status for Early Years                                                                                         Please note that currently we are unable to offer face to face contact or visits. We are more than happy to speak to parents via the phone or email.  

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on November 2020 

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
No
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes
Recognised As (Scheme):
2 Year Old Early Education Provider
30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
Tax Free Childcare Provider
3 & 4 Year Old Early Education Provider