Hunton & Linton Pre-school
Who to contact
Where to go
- Hunton & Linton Pre-school
Hunton & Linton Pre School, The Village Hall
- ME15 0RS
Hunton Pre-School is a home from home learning environment for your child, providing excellent quality care and learning with an experienced and friendly staff team. We are a small charitable organisation with a parent run committee. Our aim is to provide exciting, varied and fun learning with an emphasis on exploring and learning through play. We are also lucky enough to have access to a lovely garden and surrounding fields - which we regularly use for scavenger hunts, games and exploring.
We also offer weekly French lessons, Active Tots and a cookery class.
We open at 9am to offer an earlier drop-off for parents, at a cost of £1 per child, per day.
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09.15 14.45 Tuesday 09.15 14.45 Wednesday 09.15 14.45 Thursday 09.15 14.45 Friday 09.15 13.15
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 5 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
Our fee's for 2 year olds who are not eligible for funding is £5.50 per hour
Our fee's for 3+ year olds who are not eligible for funding is £5 per hour
Our 9am drop-off service is £1 per child
You can use 26 hours funding with us.
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Vacancies Details
- We currently have vacancies for children aged 2 to school age.
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 30 5 8 30
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 2 4 5
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Sports
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 02/07/2007 Integrated Good 09/03/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 23/09/2013 Inspection (Early Years Register) Satisfactory 24/05/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 15/11/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Our system of observation and record keeping, which operates in conjunction with parents, enables us to monitor childrens needs and progress on an individual basis.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Parents are involved in all areas of learning for all children. We use a graduated response system for identifying, assessing and responding to chidrens special educations needs. Parents thoughts, ideas and experiences will be called upon for the development and inclusion of any targeted plans and parents permission will always be sought We work closely with parents to maintain positive partnerships
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
We provide a dfferentiated curriculum to meet individual needs and abiities working towards the early learning goals
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
The support offered and strategies used vary according to a childs individual needs. We use lots of visual aids and keep our language simple, clear and at a child level. Making sure staff training is up to date. We have an open door policy and fully encourage parents to be involved in all planning and reporting. Parents can access and contribute to their childs learning journal adding events happening at home and any new information can be reported. We use Makaton signing, lots of visual supports, targeted planning to ensure all activities are challenging but achievable.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
Augmenting staffing ensures that all activities are accessible and safe for all children. All staff are Makaton trained and all use personal visual cards. The type of support offered varies in line with a childs need. All support is targeted towards an individual child
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
We have regular liaisons with parents and their input is always requested. We perform regular observations that track a childs progress and will highlight any area of need. We will then use a targeted and personalised approach and parents are involved in this planning and evaluation process. These plans are reviewed and updated every 6 weeks and parents voice is requested for all of the processes. We hold regular staff meetings where we discuss progress and future planning to ensure continuity. With parental permission and should the need arise we will obtain instruction from external advice ie speech and language.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
All activities can be adapted to meet childs needs. We manage this by performing risk assessments and planning, this ensures that we break down any barriers to learning, if needed we can access and utilise any additional funding to ensure this happens.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
We have a ramp in and out of the building. Disabled toilets available. We have various levelled tables and chairs and no area is seperated by stairs.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We will attend any transition meetings with all schools. We provide transitions reports and copies of any care, personalised or targetted plans we have been using. Staff from any new setting are welcome here and will be invited to see the child at play.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
We hold regular meetings and attend up to date training to ensure that the provision we provide is up to date and efficient. Parents will be contacted every 6 weeks to ensure they are happy with the provisions provided.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Kathy Reid - Administrator.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
We have an open door policy which offers transparency. We have a complaints procedure which insures that any complaint is dealt with efficiently and effectively. We have a review section on both our website and Facebook page. Tapestry has the facility for parents to give feedback on each observation and as a general thought.