Dagnall Under Fives Playgroup

Coronavirus Update - see Opening Details

Pre-school playgroup located in Dagnall and Berkhamsted in the District of Aylesbury Vale.

We do not use products that contain nuts and we make sure that all dietary needs are met.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ann Tobin
Contact Position
Leader/Manager
Telephone
E-mail
anntobin92@yahoo.com
Website
Dagnall Under Fives Playgroup

Where to go

Name
Dagnall Village Hall
Address
Dunstable Road
Dagnall
Berkhamsted
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP4 1RG
Venue Notes

Local bus twice a week to Dunstable.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
All Ages 16.00 Per session
Cost Description

Childcare vouchers accepted.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes
Age ranges
From 2 years to 4 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Weekdays
Term Times
No. of weeks a year we are open
39
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday AM 09:15 12:15
Tuesday AM 09:15 12:15
Wednesday AM 09:15 12:15
Thursday AM 09:15 12:15
Friday AM 09:15 12:15
Other Availability

Due to Corona Virus we are closed till further notice.Monday March23rd.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
No
Pre-School/Nurseries
Dagnall Under Fives Playgroup

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY260853
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

Dagnall Under Fives, a registered charity is an established setting with an experienced and dedicated staff who provide a warm and caring environment whilst providing optimum care and equality of opportunities for children 2 to 4 years. 

Contact Name
Dagnall under fives
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
anntobin92@yahoo.com
SENCo Name
Beverley Way
SENCo Email
bevann1961@aol.com
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Early Years Local Offer Response

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

Our SENCO has completed SENCO training and attended the Early Bird Programme, Behaviour management course, Safeguarding children and the SALLY programme (speech and language). We also source outside help from our inclusion officers and any specialist providing help to a child. We also keep in contact with parents of children with special needs who have previously attended our setting.

Regular send liaison groups, sign language.

All staff are first aid paediatric and adult trained, we have safeguarding children qualifications. Our SENCO works closely with the local authority inclusion team to track, plan and evaluate a child's progress with special needs. Training is updated when local authority provide information and courses regarding this.

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

We have an open door policy and welcome anyone to come and talk to us if they need. A member of staff is always available at the beginning or end of sessions if you want a word or pass on any information about your child. Parents are always welcome to join our parent committee, or just sit in if they want to know how things run. By joining the committee it’s a good way of getting to meet other parents and have your say in the running of preschool.

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

When your child first starts at Dagnall Under Fives you will be introduced to the whole team of staff where a warm welcome is always given.

Your child will initially have a settling in period, where during this time they will assessed using our initial observation records. Your child will be allocated a key worker during this time, who will continue to observe and track their progress. If from these observations some concerns are raised then this will be discussed at a staff meeting. The staff as a whole will agree which course of action to take. Our special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and our leader will discuss with you the parent/carer our concerns. Then together will work out strategies to meet your child's needs. Our SENCO with parents’ consent may source outside support, funding, referrals where required. If you are concerned about your child before they start you can meet with our SENCO at any time to discuss your concerns you may have .

Our SENCO will oversee your child's development, supporting their key worker, parents and our SEN team will plan out using an education health care plan (EHCP). A date will be set to review progress and outcomes, then forward planning will be discussed. Our setting has a supporting children with special needs policy which is available to read at any time.

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

Our SENCO has completed SENCO training and attended the Early Bird Programme, Behaviour management course, Safeguarding children and the SALLY programme (speech and language). We also source outside help from our inclusion officers and any specialist providing help to a child. We also keep in contact with parents of children with special needs who have previously attended our setting.

Local authority inclusion team, speech and language therapists, educational psychologist, health visitor.

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

At this moment in time wheelchair access is available to main hall and outside area including toilets. access to rear hall back door is not available but is on the village hall development plan.

We will gather information from the parents as to how best we can accommodate their child.

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

Our setting is nearby to a local primary school. During the last 6 weeks of their time with us we do regular short visits to the school for the children. Other local schools offer visits too. The children's new teachers also come into preschool. We have a book at preschool with photographs from our local primary school so that the children can look at it at any time, so they can become acquainted with the rooms they will be using. We hand over the children's development matters records to the school they will be attending and where possible will verbally discuss each child's likes/dislikes etcetera.

We liaise with the school if a child has needed extra support, about how we have been supporting them. Any information we pass onto the school written or verbal will be discussed with the parent first. If we feel a child will continue to need extra support we will hold a review meeting regarding transition to school with the head of school ,teachers, support assistants, assistants, SENCOS, parents, outside agencies where possible and ourselves. The school will agree to a course of action and set a review date with the parent. If a child has multiple complex needs then an Educational Healthcare Plan may be an option, this may be requested for before the child starts school.

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

Speech and language courses, hearing impairment course. The development of the village hall, as mentioned previously, and any other courses provided.

Last Updated
24/03/2020

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