Crabtree Pre-School

Coronavirus status: OPEN

We offer an Inclusive Practice welcoming all children and their families, providing an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential.  We value and acknowledge individuality.

We are situated in Hermitage, close to the Army Camp and next to the Cost Cutter shop and take children from Army families and the local community.

We are in a purpose built building that has an all weather garden situated to the rear, which allows free flow play between inside and outside. 

Under normal circumstances, we have the capacity to take up to 26 children in the mornings (Monday - Friday) and 12 children in the afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays,until 4.15pm) and 16 children on a Wednesday (until 4.15pm.) Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are limited to 8 per day but this will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

We offer a lunch club every day.

We are able to offer up to 26-29 hours of government funding.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kirsti O'Donoghue/Nikie Fairnington
Contact Position
Administrator/Manager
Telephone
01635 204387
E-mail
crabtree-ps@btconnect.com

Where to go

Name
The New Community Centre
Address
Crabtree Pre School, New Community Centre
Faircross
Hermitage
Thatcham
Postcode
RG18 9TL

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£13.50 per session
£13.50 per session
Details
Lunch Club £4.50
12-15 to 13-15 pm

Availability

Age Ranges
Other notes

We cater for both military and civilian families in the local area. 

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Majority of food provided by parents but we do take into consideration specific dietary requirements for snack time

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Serving Military Children & Local Community - sometimes very full.
Date updated
08/06/2020
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 are able to share 30 hours funding if a child attends another local setting.

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:15 1:15
Tuesday 09:15 4:15
Wednesday 09:15 4:15
Thursday 09:15 4:15
Friday 09:15 1:15

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
110718
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/11/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/12/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/10/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/11/2005IntegratedOutstanding

Local Offer

Description

We offer an Inclusive Practice welcoming all children and their families, providing an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential.  We value and acknowledge individuality.

We are situated in Hermitage, close to the Army Camp and next to the Cost Cutter shop and take children from Army families and the local community.

We are in a purpose built building that has an all weather garden situated to the rear, which allows free flow play between inside and outside. 

Under normal circumstances, we have the capacity to take up to 26 children in the mornings (Monday - Friday) and 12 children in the afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays,until 4.15pm) and 16 children on a Wednesday (until 4.15pm.) Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are limited to 8 per day but this will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

We offer a lunch club every day.

We are able to offer up to 26-29 hours of government funding.

Contact Name
Kirsti O'Donoghue/Nikie Fairnington
Contact Telephone
01635 204387
Contact Email
crabtree-ps@btconnect.com
Links
Crabtree Pre-school
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 use a Graduated Response System of : Identify - Assess -Respond.

We liase with parents so that there is a two-way system of sharing information.

Key people observe their children and track development and progess.

With the support of parents, we may seek advice from external agencies to help us identify additional needs and SEND.

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

The child's SENCO/Manager/Key person will liase with parents on a regular basis.

SAPP's are formulated with the above people and monitored and reviewed regularly. SAPP's are produced 2-3 times per year.

We aim to create and maintain "postive relationships" with parents by regular contact/meetings. In addition we have parents evening twice a year and child progress reports, two year old reports and transition reports.Staff are available to talk to parents every day when neccessary and we have a private office to use for meetings etc.

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

We implement differentiated curriculum to meet all individual needs and abilities.

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

Each case is dealt differently to meet the child's and families individual needs.

Examples may include:

More 1:1 time with key person, modelling of clear consise speech, gestures/signing, photo timelines, visual aids and sensory equipment.

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

See above answer.

Any advice received from external agencies will be incorporated into the setting.

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

Observations and evaluations on progress made.

All children have current "Next Steps" which are reviewed and updated reguarly.

SAPP's may be put into place with clear, specific and achievable outcomes. (SAPP's are written by SENCo, key person and parents.)

All these methods are reviewed regularly with parents.

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

Evaluation and Risk Assessments are carried out on the activity and where possible we adapt the activity to suit individual needs.

Sensory equipment is provided where neccessary.

Extra help can be sort from Parent Helpers.

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

We are accessible from the rear of the building with double back gate and ramp for wheel chairs.  We have double back doors giving wide access area into the building.

Our building is open plan and on ground level.

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

We liase with the new setting.  We invite them into our setting to share observations, SAPP's and Learning Journeys (with parental permission)

We would support any visits to the new setting.

 

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

We monitor and review our practise with regular staff meetings.

We complete annual self -evaluation of our setting.

We liase with parents and encourage feedback from them.

We review/rewrite our Policies and Procedures and Standards annually.

Staff attend relevant couses and read relevent publications to keep up-to-date.

We liase with other professionals ie. Speech & Language Therapists & Pre-School Teacher Councellors to assess how we implement strategies  and how successful they are.

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

The first point of contact is our Administrator.

Our telephone number is :01635 204387

Our Email address is crabtree-ps@btconnect.com

Our website address is: www.crabtreepreschool.wix.com/crabtree-preschool

You would then be invited to discuss your child's individual needs with our Manager, your child's future Key Person and the pre-schools SENCO.

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

We always have members of staff available to speak to parents and carers. We have a private office in which we can do this.

We annually send out Parent Questionnaires to ask what we do well and what we can improve on.

If we do recieve a complaint and it can not be sorted out verbally and rectified immediatley we do have a Complaints System. These are in our Policies and Procedures and can be found on our website. (See above.)

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