St. Catherine's Pre-school

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St. Catherine's Pre-school is a successful, community run pre-school which has been running since 1966.

We are Ofsted inspected and registered to deliver the EYFS, following a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning success.

We believe children develop quickly in the early years and we do all we can as practitioners to ensure they have the best possible start in life.

At each session we can have up to a maximum of 30 children and we have an excellent staff to child ratio of 1:8.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Becky Weller
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07745 909348
E-mail
stcatherines.manager@outlook.com
Website
St Catherine's Pre-school

Where to go

Name
St. Catherine's Pre-school
Address
St. Catherine's Church Hall
Wittenham Avenue
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG31 5LN

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15 per session
Details
£15 per 3hr session (correct as at March 2019)

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Please call to enquire about up to date vacancies.
Date updated
11/07/2019
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 2 2
0 3 5

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hour Partner Summary
We provide the 30 hour entitlement here at St. Catherine's Pre-school.

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:45am 3:00pm
Tuesday 7:45am 3:00pm
Wednesday 7:45am 3:00pm
Thursday 7:45am 3:00pm
Friday 7:45am 12:00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Schools
Birch Copse Primary School
Details
For Breakfast Club attendees only - drop off to school only. No pick-up.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
110745
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/01/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
14/03/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
14/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
27/01/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
17/03/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Description

St. Catherine's Pre-school is a successful, community run pre-school which has been running since 1966.

We are Ofsted inspected and registered to deliver the EYFS, following a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning success.

We believe children develop quickly in the early years and we do all we can as practitioners to ensure they have the best possible start in life.

At each session we can have up to a maximum of 30 children and we have an excellent staff to child ratio of 1:8.

Contact Name
Becky Weller
Contact Telephone
07745 909348
Contact Email
stcatherines.manager@outlook.com
Links
link to our website
SEN Provision Type
Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
1 to 4
Needs Level
Low

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

We have a designated SEND coordinator and staff are regularly trained to identify and support children with SEND.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

Observations and assessments are always shared with parents and a partnership is formed to agree on support required. when extra support is given the results and progress are also shared.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Agreed outcomes will be set out in a Support and Achievement Play Plan and used along side the Early Years Foundation Stage to develop all areas of learning and identified areas of concern.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

Plans are individual to each child.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

Support provided through the SAPP's is given to children daily in the setting and outside agencies and parents are liaised with and included in the support given.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

We complete learning journeys that include daily observations, longer targeted observations, assessments and summaries of achievements and these are shared once a term or on request and any SAPP's that are completed are shared on review.

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

We have an inclusive practise where we adapt plans and risk assessments to include all stages of development and ability.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

We provide an additional entrance for anyone needing to gain access that may have mobility difficulties. The room is on one level and there is a ramp to the outside area. We also have disabled toilet facilities.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

We aim to have contact with the schools our children are leaving to and will encourage visits to and from them. We provide a written report to show a summary of the child's progress and current development and will adapt the amount of contact needed on the individual child's needs.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

By keeping up to date with publications such as the SEND code of practise to ensure a high level of SEND provision. Parents are provided with a comment and complaints book and our SEND policy and are asked for feedback on our provision.

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

If you are considering a place at our pre-school, please contact our admissions department in the first instance and they will be able to assist you. Please email stcatherinesadmissions@yahoo.co.uk. You can also find a downloadable copy of our Waiting List Application Form on our website which is www.stcatherinespreschool.co.uk.

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

Parents are encouraged to provide feedback in every form and a comments and complaints book is provided. Our policies clearly state ways parents can share their views and the way we will deal with them.

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