Leonard Stanley Early Years
Leonard Stanley Early Years is part of Leonard Stanley C of E Aided Primary school as such we have exceptional links with the school. We provide a secure stimulating and caring environment where children are valued as individuals and are able to enjoy learning through their play. We support and encourage our children to develop their personal social and emotional skills language skills physical skills and mathematical thinking alongside a natural curiosity for the world around them through Playing and Exploring Active Learning and Critical Thinking. Children are encouraged to be creative in all areas of their development and to develop social relationships with children and adults in a positive way. This Provider has signed Gloucestershire County Council’s Agreement to offer the free 15hrs for 2; 3 & 4 year olds and up to 30hrs of the free government entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds
- Contact Name
- Vicki Richardson
- Contact Position
- Play Leader Manager
- 01453 827681
- Leonard Stanley Early Years
Leonard Stanley CE Primary School Mankley Road
- GL10 3LY
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4.50 per hour
- Additional Charges
- Age 2 - 5 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 4.50;
- Childcare type
- Pre-School Playgroup
- Ofsted URN
- Number of Places at Setting
- 22 pers session
- Childcare times
Monday 0900am to 1300pm
Tuesday 0900am to 1500pm
Wednesday 0900am to 1500pm
Thursday 0900am to 1500pm
Friday 0900am to 1300pm
- Number of Weeks Open
- The setting is open : for 38 weeks During term-time
- Local Offer Details
Each child is allocated a key person who will get to know all about the child’s interest’s likes and dislikes and will be responsible for completing their observations and assessments. If staff have any concerns about a child we have Pre Individual ‘My Plan’ Discussions with the parents or carers to jointly discuss the best course of action. The staff are very experienced practitioners with varying experience with special needs. We also consult with our Local Authority Consultant and Local Children Centre SENCO for advice, attend SENCO training and Forums and will also consult Independent specialists if required. As a small staff team we have regular discussions and progress meetings about all the children who attend our setting giving the Child, family and staff a consistent approach to their Education.
- Contact Name
- Vicki Richardson
- Contact Telephone
- 01453 827681
- Contact Email
- Links to further SEND information
- SEN Provision Type
- Who is your service for?
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
- How accessible is your service?
Our building and grounds are fully accessible, including accessible changing and toilet facilities. All children’s needs are met on an individual basis, and all resources/activities can be adapted if required. We are able to communicate with children and their families whose first language is not English, through a variety of ways including producing written communication in their home language.
Our aim is to make this first adventure into the world of education as fun and easy as possible for both parent and child. When a child starts with us we aim to get to know them through initial visits to the group accompanied by their parents then an individual induction plan is decided between the parent and key worker. When the child moves on to another setting we complete a transition record and a staff hand over with the receiving school. As part of Leonard Stanley Primary School we have access to the whole school and our transition process begins when the child starts with us, we have regular sessions with the reception teachers.
Our setting is fully inclusive and prides itself on our individual approach, all activities outside the setting are risk assessed and a strict ratio of adult to child is adhered to. We seek written parental permission before embarking on out of setting trips. We will also seek parent’s advice concerning any special needs requirement.
- Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
- Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
- Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?
Our SENCO holds a qualification of ‘Working with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs’, she has also attended a variety of courses including those on sign language, autism spectrum disorder and Deaf Friendly Pre-school. Our SENCO keeps up to date on training through SEN forums, research as well as LA training and any specific training related to the need of the child, accessed through the parent, health visitor or other professionals involved with the child.
Other staff have attended courses/training related to SEND
- Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
- a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
- b) young people who use alternative communication methods
- c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
- d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
- Please add any further information you feel may be of use for the SEND local offer.
Our activities centre around the needs of the individual children and our staff are trained to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. This recognises that young children need to learn through constructive open ended play and will learn best when their interests are catered for. Staff's careful planning ensures that children are offered experiences that allow them to learn and develop across all areas of the curriculum and they are encouraged to learn and play in a variety of ways. Funds received through the Early Years Pupil Premium will be allocated to ensure all activities/resources meet each individual child’s needs.
Through regular progress meetings (three times a year) and discussions we will keep you fully informed of your child’s progress, you will also have access to all your child’s records to see the progress they have made as well as your child’s learning journal. In addition parents are encouraged to speak to members of staff on a daily basis and/or through time spent on ‘rota duty’.