Abbotsbrook Pre-School

Coronavirus status: OPEN

Playgroup style Pre-School located in the Well End side of Bourne End. An emphasis on learning through play, supporting the children to develop the skills needed to transition into school with confidence. Through our well qualified and highly experienced practitioners. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Angie Gregg
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
E-mail
angela@abbotsbrookpreschool.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Abbotts Brook Hall
Address
Marlow Road
Bourne End
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
SL8 5PQ
Venue Notes

Bourne End train station is about 20 minutes walk (with trains from Marlow and Maidenhead arriving regularly).

Other Details

Cost Description
  • 15 hours funded places from the term following third birthday.
  • 30 hour funded places available. (Offer a maximum of 27 hours) 
  • 2 Year funded places offered.
  • Please contact us for current fees.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details

Please contact for vacancy details.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places
Yes

Age ranges
From 2 years to 4 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Term Times
No. of weeks a year we are open
38
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday AM 09:00 12:15
Friday 09:00 15:00

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
No
Pre-School/Nurseries
Abbotsbrook Pre-School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY321563
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

We work closely with families and a variety of professionals to ensure a childs needs are met. We celebrate a range of festivals and cultures of importance to our children and encourage families to share their culture with us and the children to enrich all our learning. 

The building has a ramp and disabled toilet.

Contact Name
Angela Gregg (SENCO)
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
angiegregg@sky.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?

Practitioners have recently completed courses on  -

  • Speech and language 
  • Reluctant talker
  • Refreshed Senco (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
  • Speech sounds
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Supporting children's Physical development 

 

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

Families are encouraged to share their cultures and skills to support the education of us all. 

We use an app to share real time information about the things the children are doing in Pre-School. Parents can also use this to share things they are doing at home. 

 

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

The app we use records assessment information reporting to families termly on their child's progress. With careful cohort tracking we are able to identify when children need a support in an area target their support and review its effectiveness. 

 

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

We work closely with all professional involved in a child's development. We have previously worked with a range of different professionals both in the public and private sector. including speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy, Educational psychology. Bucks EY SEN team, Portage, Children's centres. 

We use programmes to support children's learning such as PECS (picture exchange system) communication system and PALS (playing and learning to socialise) to support a child's social and emotional development. 

 

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

We have a lovely large enclosed garden space with trees, muddy area and sandpit which we make the most of every day and sole use of during the summer months. (yes, even the rain!) 

Children have the use of visual prompts and timetables to support them through the routines and a range of resources to support children's self selection and communication of their preferences. 

Although The hall is very old it is accessible via a ramp and wide double doors. As well as a large disabled toilet. 

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

We are particularly proud of our transitions into our Pre-School. We aim to get to know families before a child starts with us. So strong is our believe of the importance and effectiveness of our process that we do not charge families for our transitional period. We Work together with families to understand when a child is ready to be independent with us.

During their time with us children may experience a range of transitions from arrival of siblings, moving house or sadly bereavements, or separations. We support families and young children to understand these emotional times with social stories and conversations working with families to understand the child's emotional needs. 

We work closely with local schools to ensure a seamless transition into School. We have a range of practices to support the children and families during this transitional time. 

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

Practitioners are always looking to update their knowledge and maintain continues professional development. 

When support a child with a particular need the SENCO ensures all Practitioners knowledge is refreshed as part of the transition into Pre-School. Listening to families the 'child's personal professional' to understand any skill gaps we may have to enable us to support all our children in the best way we can. 

Last Updated
12/06/2020

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