Cherubs Pre School
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Cindy Fox
- Contact Position
Where to go
Linton Village Hall
- ME17 4AW
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09:00 15:00 Tuesday 09:00 15:00 Wednesday 09:00 15:00 Thursday 09:00 15:00 Friday 09:00 15:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 4.50 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 24 5 8 24
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 09/06/2006 Integrated Good 01/10/2009 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 16/10/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Inadequate 03/03/2016 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Good 01/02/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
When it is confirmed a child will be joining our setting the parent/carer is given an "all about me" form to complete, so we can have an insight into the childs likes, dislikes and interests. This will enable us to plan for the needs of the individuals child.
For two year olds we complete a progress check in line with statutory requirements, this can show any early concerns and will give us the opportunity to work with parents/carers to obtainn the best outcome for the child. All areas of development will be discussed and will be written and shared and enable us to generate a targeted plan.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs C Bow, liaises regularly with families to offer the best support/options available to you and your family to assist your child the best way we can.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
We operate a key person system but also work very closely as a team to ensure that every member of staff has an insight to every child and is aware of their specific needs. Your childs key person is assigned to your child upon admission and will continue to support them through their journey whilst with us at Cherubs. Their progress will be recorded, tracked and shared termly with parents/carers by means of regular contact and the completion of the child's unique story.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Your childs development will be planned, observed and recorded by their "key person" in line with the key areas set out by the the EYFS Frame work.
for example when observing one of the areas such as physical development. We can access help from specialist teachers, speech therapists and any other agencies we feel could extra benefit your childs development.
We find that regular observations help us identify and additional needs youtr child may require.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
The setting SENCO plans for your childs additional needs by making the best resources available to support your child's development. Our SENCO will also work with all of the other Key Persons within the setting to make sure we can plan for specialist equipment to be obtained if required. It is an option to claim extra funding to buy additional resources if a child is receiving from outside agencies and staff feel these are required, for example we were recently able to purchase some sensory equipment.
The environment of our nursery benefits from natural light and is very spacious. The easily accessible outside area gives a child the freedom of choice for either indoor or outdoor play with enhanced resources such as a Mud Kitchen.
All staff are aware that childrens safety is paramount and are continuously assessing risks to ensure the safety of your child at all times.
All staff here at Cherubs benefit from over six years of experience at this setting they are all qualified and continue to access regular training, as much as we operate a key person system we also pride ourselves with our partnerships with parents/carers and all available to speak with parents any time throughout the day.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
If during planning meetings or through staff observations it is felt that your child needs further support to progress the SENCO will address the parent/carer to discuss the options of a referral to other services that cab brought into help and further the childs development. if this is the case and the parent is happy to further our plan a personalised plan when then also be put into place. This action would require your consent, once this is obtained we can action help from the inclusion team forum meeting, these meetings can be attended and are held six timer a year.
Omce we have established and are in agreement that your child will benefit from extra help a specialist teacher will then visit your child here at Cherubs to provide us with additional advice and guidance and if neccessary make the further referals.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Again at Cherubs we believe that as well as the key persons essential approach the team will also be aware of their part they can play in guiding and supporting your child at every opportunity to meet these additional needs.Regular contact and discussion with you regarding you child's learning journey will help keep both parties aware an updated of progress and needs.
Every term your child's progress will be discussed and you can take time to read your childs journey and have the opportunity to discuss anything about your child
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
At Cherubs we understand every child is an individual and will learn and develop at a different pace. On admission of any child a commitment is made by all staff to not only care to the highest standard for your child but to also encourage them through good practice , praise and guidance during specific activities taylored to your child's specific requirements.
Your child will be given the opportunity to mix in small or large groups, or repeat activities known to us as a favourite by your child. As the setting is situated in the heart of a village we have the benefit of small group visits to the church where childrens work is often displayed which they get to see and take pride in as do the local community. Opposite the church is the field where the sheep live and the farmers keep us updated on lambing season so your child can benefit with you at drop off and pickup time.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
The setting has a portable ramp which is easily accessible and can be placed over the front two steps to enable easy access for a wheelchair through the double doors. The settings toilets, which have a changing area, are on the same level as the main hall so there are no additional steps. The outside play area can be accessed via the outer gate as there are steps from the hall at the rear.
The large open plan area in the setting ensures the ease of wheelchair movement arround tables and activities.
We will always do our best to accommodate where possible to meet the needs of the children and adults who use our provision. There is one car park space on the forecourt at the front of the hall should it be required to avoid using the car park at the setting.
Please advise us if you feel you have any specific access requirements and we will endeavour to work with you to overcome these.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
The term before your child will leave us to start school a teacher from their infant school they are due to attend will contact us to arrange a visit to see your child in an environment they are familiar with. It is very beneficial to the child as this gives the key person the opportunity to speak to the teacher and relay any information you as a parent would like us to share. The teacher often takes part in the activities your child is involved in at the time which helps them settle in during the taster session at school as they have previously been introduced to their new teacher.
We hand over the record of transfer of your child that has been built up over their time at Cherubs which has been signed by you and shows the level of development your child is at in all of teh key areas.
We also have activities within our setting such as dressing up using the school uniforms, book bags and photo books about the local schools we find help the transition for your child
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
As well as good regular communication with parents/carers giving an insite to your child's learning journey and development we make parents/carers aware that should they have any thing they wish to discuss in respect of their child's development their key person is always available. Our SENCO is always aware of when the LIFT meeting will be held and will arrange to attend it, if this will beneficial to your child.
All staff attend training courses as required and any information gained from these is then shared with all other staff members.
We are aware that some parents/carers have work commitments that prevent them spending time in the setting. In this instance we provide them with a questionnaire so they still have the opportunity to make their views and comments known thus ensuring they are kept involved/updated in their child's progression.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Upon seeing an advert for Cherubs or given the setting phone number through recomendation you can either enquire by email or call the setting mobile and speak with the setting manager to gain an insight of knowledge about the pre-school. At his stage we can email or send you a copy of our prospectus and arrange a time where you can pop in at your convenience to let you and your child see the setting.
We can offer a free trial session for any child whose parents/carers are interested in attending the setting but following this there is no obligation to signup to Cherubs. If you feel that your child's need would benefit better from a home visit this can also be arranged.
If any child requires additional help/equipment or requires care and attention on a 1 to 1 basis, ae would apply for additional funding through the Inclusion fund or the Disability Access Fund, so these nneeds can be accomodated.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Our policy is to have open and honest discussions with parents/carers and we encourage them to speak with any member of staff immediately if they feel that they have any issues/concerns.that need addressing. Also all staff are aware that if they feel the need to discuss any issues, the manager is always available.
Any complaints will be taken seriously and dealt with and resolved immeadiately.
If you feel this could be a problem as there is a language barrier we will do our best to over come this with translation.
We pride ourselves on our flexibility and although the setting is open from 09:00 am till 03:00 pm we have learnt from lots of parents/carer feedback they require to be able to change their days/times at short notice and we endeavour to accommodate this in all instances.