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Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework for all Early Years settings. The Early Years Foundation Stage is divided into seven areas of learning.

-  Personal, social and emotional development
-  Communication and language
-  Physical development
-  Literacy
-  Mathematics
-  Understanding the world
-  Expressive arts and design

Policies

We have a full spectrum of policies and procedures that cover every aspect of our Preschool. These enable us to operate in a safe and fair environment.  All of these are available to view in the Preschool Office.

 A copy of our local offer for SEN:

Name of Early Years Provision BRITTONS DAYCARE

Brittons Daycare works in partnership with Parents. We recognise the importance of sharing information with Parents and we operate an open door policy giving Parents the opportunity to talk to their Child’s Key Person at the beginning or end of each session about any concerns they have about the progress of their child. We offer learning experiences that are differentiated to meet the needs of each individual Child. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and ability. This is monitored as follows

  • Best fit Observations and Learning Journeys are used to monitor Children’s progress.

  • The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of individual children.

  • All activities are accessible for all Children.

The setting recognises the importance of early identification of any Child requiring Special Educational Needs, we have two designated SENCO Co-ordinators, CAROL HOWARD AND JEMMA WHEELER who is available on a daily basis to discuss any concerns Parents have relating to areas of learning including communication/speech, social interaction and physical development. They will work with Parents and the Child’s Key Person. The Child’s Key Person will observe and monitor the progress of the Child as follows

  • Completing a 2 year progress report including information from Parents, in communication and language, social and emotional and physical development.

  • Daily observations.

  • Information from outside agencies (if required).

HOW DOES THE NURSERY/PRE-SCHOOL EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROVISION FOR MY CHILD

We value information shared with us from Parents and we work closely with them ensuring we listen about any concerns raised. Any additional support a Child needs will be discussed with Parents and plans will be put into place to support the Child’s needs and development.

HOW WILL THE PRE-SCHOOL AND I KNOW HOW MY CHILD IS DOING AND HOW WILL THE PRE-SCHOOL HELP ME SUPPORT MY CHILD’S LEARNING

We have regular Parent/Key Person interviews where Parents can see progress records and talk to their Child’s Key Person about any concerns they have about their Child’s progress. Interventions offered include support for social skills, speech and language.

HOW WILL THE PRE-SCHOOL STAFF SUPPORT MY CHILD

Children with Special Educational Needs will be monitored by the Key Person and SENCO Co-ordinators to make sure learning plans put into place are revisited and revised to ensure progress is being made and requirements of each Child are being met.

HOW IS THE DECISION MADE ABOUT THE TYPE AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT MY CHILD WILL RECEIVE

A Differentiated Early Years Curriculum will help Children learn at their own pace and ability, support will be given for behavioural or speech issues. Children with English as a second language will be given extra help to enhance their development and progress. EHC will be put into place and will be reviewed by SENCO Co-ordinators, Key Person and in certain cases will be supported by outside agencies.

HOW WILL MY CHILD BE INCLUDED IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE PRE-SCHOOL SETTING INCLUDING SPECIFIC OUTINGS/TRIPS

All Children will be encouraged to take part in all trips. Parents will be informed and any special arrangements will be put into place. Help from the Parents may be required. The Key Person or SENCO will liaise before the trip takes place.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL THERE BE FOR MY CHILD’S OVERALL WELL-BEING

Brittons Daycare aims to provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment where Children can learn through play to reach their full potential. We provide an interesting and varied curriculum that encourages confidence and independence. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and are committed to ensuring that the learning and development of each Child in our care are met. Six of our Staff are fully trained to level three in Childcare and continue to attend training courses to provide a high level of care and education. Two of our staff are trained to level 2 and working toward level 3.  Five Staff are First Aid trained and with Medical Plans are able to administer medication with Parent’s consent.

WHAT SPECIALIST SERVICES AND EXPERTISE ARE AVAILABLE BY THE PRE-SCHOOL

Our setting will seek help from outside agencies depending on the Child’s Special Educational Needs. These may include Speech and Language and Educational Psychology. We will seek help and advice from the Area Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinators and the Parents where necessary. Our SENCO Co-ordinators are trained in the 5P Approach, Makaton and Language development. We aim to provide effective support.

HOW ACCESSIBLE ISTHE PRE-SCHOOL BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

Our setting has a step into the main reception front entrance, wheelchair users will need a ramp. The main playroom has a disabled toilet and wheelchair friendly furniture. Ramps and hoist for toileting may be required and we will work with outside agencies to ensure suitable equipment is made available. We have disabled parking in the main school. The outside play area has safety flooring.

HOW ARE PARENTS INVOLVED IN THE NURSERY/PRE-SCHOOL. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED

We value Parental involvement. Parents are invited twice a year to attend meetings with their Child’s Key Person to discuss their Child’s progress and to view their Learning Journeys. We also have a Parent Rota allowing Parents to come in and spend time with their Child during Play sessions. We also hold additional coffee mornings and events allowing Parents to spend time with their Child. Children with Special Educational Needs will be invited to meetings with the Key Person and SENCO to discuss and evaluate their Child’s progress. Key Persons are also available to talk to Parents if they have any worries or concerns on a daily basis.

 

 

HOW WILL THE NURSERY/PRE-SCHOOL PREPARE AND SUPPORT MY CHILD TO TRANSFER TO A NEW SETTING OR SCHOOL

If your Child is moving to School our setting arranges play mornings with the Schools giving Children the opportunity to view the School with the support of the Pre-School Staff. We also operate a transition unit working with the Schools allowing Children to complete work in the Pre-School and have their work displayed in their new classroom in the School. All Children are encouraged to take part in visits. Children with Special Educational Needs will be given extra support allowing for a smooth transition between our setting and School.