Carrington Pre-School

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Pre-School in Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Mason
Contact Position

Where to go

Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath
High Wycombe
HP10 9AA
Venue Notes

We are located within Carrington Infant school. We have use of a great outdoor space for the children to

play in and we also have a forest to explore within the school grounds.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
3 to 4 years 7.50 Per hour
Cost Description

Where parents are not eligible for additional funding over 15 hours, additional hours can be paid for.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

We are currently full but will have availability subject to our Admission policy from September 2021.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places

30 Hours Partner Summary
We have limited 30 hour places for children living in the catchment area for Carrington Infant school.
Age ranges
From 3 years to 5 years
When is childcare available?
Term Times
No. of weeks a year we are open
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 15:00
Other Availability

We offer 30 hours subject to possession of a 30 hour eligibility code, or 15 hours which can be taken 9am to 12pm or 12pm to 3pm.

Additional hours can be purchased subject to availability currently £7.50 per hour. 

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


 Our SENCO is available to discuss individual needs.

Contact Name
Della Ashton and Belinda Grimsey
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SENCo Name
Della Ashton
SENCo Email

Early Years Local Offer Response

1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?

Our SENCO (Special needs co-ordinator) Della Ashton has held this position for 17 years. She has achieved an advance certificate in SENCO training. Regularly attends briefing sessions, and termly SENCO liaison groups. All staff have in house training and our polices and procedures remain up to date.

2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?

Our setting values and welcomes all children. We have a high adult to child ratio, ensuring all children reach their full potential. During your child's introduction visit before your child starts at our preschool, you and your child will meet with their key carer and SENCO. They will discuss what support your child needs and start to develop a partnership between parents and staff. We will discuss concerns, health issues, reports and assessments made by any professionals. The SENCO (Special Needs Co-Ordinator) will  source resources and adapt the environment where necessary. Parents are involved in all planning for their children's targets.

3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

All parents have access to view their child's learning journals at any time. Parents are welcome to discuss their child's progress with their key carer and SENCO to give updates and discuss the Assess, Plan, Do, Review (APDR) targets. Parents are involved in their children's SEN Support Plan.  Termly reviews will be discussed with yourselves.  if needed children with additional needs have allocated one on one time with their key carer or SENCO working on their individual targets, set by the SENCO or other professionals. Where more support is needed through a SEN Support plan or an Educational Health and Care plan funding would be applied for to support child's needs. When necessary resources are sourced to support your child. All staff are aware of our confidential policy.

4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?

Della Ashton has been our SENCO for over 17 years and we do regular in house training. When parental consent has been obtained we can seek advice from Buckinghamshire Early Years Service. Our SENCO has formed close links to outside agencies including Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Paediatricians and specialist teaching services.  Referrals can be made when necessary. 

5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?

Our setting is on one level although a ramp would be needed to access outside.  We can adapt the room if required and we have a lovely big  outside area for the children to explore. We support children using visual timetables, picture exchange and Makaton.

6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?

We know that it is a big step for both parents and children to start at any setting and we want it to be as smooth as possible. Through meetings and planning, with you and your child, discussing your child's needs and interests.  We can be flexible on times, help with visuals (pictures of staff and environment).

We have good links with the schools  and will make their transition to school just as smooth, accompanying them on visits when necessary and transition meets.

7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?

Our SENCO will continue attending the termly liaison groups and any other SEND updates and training.

In house Makaton training.

Continue to source resources for support.

All staff are aware of allergies of all the children in our care, when required additional training can be completed.

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