Ickford Out of School Care

Extended hours offering wrap around care with breakfast and after school clubs close to the M40, for all children aged between 2 and 11 years old, held in purpose-built pre-school building. Qualified, caring and enthusiastic staff all Paediatric first-aid trained and safeguarding trained. Hot meals available at 5pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Harris
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
E-mail
ickfordpreschool.manager@gmail.com
Website
Ickford Combined School

Where to go

Name
Ickford School
Address
Sheldon Road
Ickford
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP18 9HY
Venue Notes

Local bus route

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
4.40 Per hour
All Ages 2.50 Per meal
Cost Description

Childcare vouchers accepted.

Breakfast is served 7:45am to 8:15am

  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm session is £4.40 (3:15pm to 4:30pm is £5.60)
  • 3:30pm to 6pm is £11
  • Hot meal at 5pm is £2.50 (Optional); children not eating this meal will be given a healthy snack at 4pm.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Details

Sessions available 3:15 to 4:30pm or 3:15 to 6pm, hot meal available at 5pm.

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places
Yes

30 Hours Partner Summary
The extended 15 hours funding can be taken between 8:15am to 9am and from 1pm to 3:15pm. Universal funding may be accessed 9am to 3:15pm.
Age ranges
From 2 years to 11 years
When is childcare available?
After School
Before School
Weekdays
Term Times
No. of weeks a year we are open
38
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday AM 07:45 09:00
Monday PM 15:15 18:00
Tuesday AM 07:45 09:00
Tuesday PM 15:15 18:00
Wednesday AM 07:45 09:00
Wednesday PM 15:15 18:00
Thursday AM 07:45 09:00
Thursday PM 15:15 18:00
Friday AM 07:45 09:00
Friday PM 15:15 18:00
Other Availability

Wrap around care for 2 to 11 year olds:

  • Breakfast Club starts at 7:45am to 9am.
  • After School Club hours 3:15pm to 4:30/6pm.
  • Pre-School is from 9am to 3:15/3:30pm.

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
Yes
Schools
Ickford School
Pre-School/Nurseries
Ickford Pre-School Playgroup

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
151306
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

Ickford Pre-School offers wrap-around care (7:45am to 6pm) to children from the local and extended community. We are open to children from all backgrounds and are accessible to all. We include and cater for all ethnicity's, cultures and religions, social and economic backgrounds, home languages, disabilities, learning difficulties, genders and abilities. We believe in each child receiving quality care and achieving their full potential by learning through play in a caring, supportive setting.

SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Early Years Local Offer Response

How does the setting know if a child will need extra help and what should families do if they think their child may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)?

We work closely with parents, outside agencies and settings already involved with children to identify any special needs and disabilities which require extra help. We monitor and assess children as they progress through their time with us to best cater for their individual needs. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator addresses concerns staff have about children. If parents/carers feel a child may have SEN, we listen to concerns and decide appropriate action between the setting and home.

How will staff in the setting support a child with SEND?

We have a designated Special Needs Co-ordinator who is responsible for overseeing all provision for SEND children and staff liaise with home and other settings/external agencies to support SEND children, using a planned programme to best support and progress the child.

How will the curriculum for the setting be matched to a child with SEND's needs?

All our planning and provision is based around the interests and needs of the individual child, whether SEND or not. The SENCO, and Manager will ensure that all activities available for SEND children are accessible and appropriate for the needs of each individual.

How will staff work with families about how a child with SEND is doing and how to support a child's learning?

Staff will meet regularly with parents and external agencies to assess the provision and progress of SEND children, looking at current practices and new ideas to ensure support for each child.

What support does the setting offer for a child with SEND's overall well-being?

Every child is important at Ickford Pre-School Incorporating After School Club and their well-being is paramount. All staff are encouraged to work with all children to get to know them and their interests. Children with SEND will be offered 1:1 Support where necessary and their progress tracked on a daily basis. Staff are sensitive to both children and family circumstances.

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

We use the services of external agencies when needed and support families in accessing services that are available directly to them. We have regular visits from the Inclusion Team at Bucks County Council.

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are having?

We have a dedicated SENCO (a Primary School Teacher) with 15 years’ experience and other members of staff have undertaken SEN training. Staff have experience with a range of special needs and some have specialist training in Makaton, speech and language, Autism and behavioural issues. We regularly attend refresher training in special needs and welcome the support of outside agencies when assessing children and planning their activities. The SENCO attends EYFS and SENCO Network meetings to share best practice and receive information.

How will a child with SEND be included in activities outside the setting?

We have links with Health Visitors and Children’s Centres locally who provide information about activities in our local area. If the wrap around care undertakes an activity outside the setting we will ensure it’s accessible to all children and risk-assess activities, travel arrangements and more, to ensure they meet the needs of all children and adults participating.

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

We are a modern purpose-built setting so all areas of the Pre-School (including toilets, entrances and the outside area) are fully accessible.

How will the staff prepare and support a child with SEND to join the setting or transfer to a new setting/school?

We offer taster sessions to all children entering the setting. We have written ‘social stories’ for children to help them integrate, and work with parents/carers to ensure the children are familiar with certain routines, areas of the setting and staff before they join.

How are the setting's resources allocated and matched to a child's Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities?

The toys and equipment supplied by Ickford Pre-School Incorporating After School Club encourage children to develop new skills and concepts. The equipment we provide:

  • Is appropriate for the ages and stages of the children.
  • Offers the chance to develop physical, social, personal and intellectual skills.
  • Features positive images of males and females from a range of ethnic and cultural groups, with and without disabilities.
  • Includes a range of raw materials to encourage creativity and problem solving.
  • We regularly review our toys and equipment to ensure they are current and meeting the children’s needs and interests. All equipment conforms to relevant safety standards, and is sound and well made: we undertake risk assessments on equipment at the beginning of every session. We strongly believe all children should have the chance to play indoors and outdoors daily.
How is the decision made about what type and how much support a child with SEND will receive?

In consultation with parents/carers and outside agencies, and with advice from the Inclusion Team at Bucks County Council we decide on the type and amount of support needed for a child with SEND.

How are parents involved at the setting?

We believe that a close relationship between home and the setting is crucial to the development of happy, settled and stimulated children. Parents/carers know their children inside-out and we welcome their involvement in all aspects of the setting life, whether through ‘helping’ with activities (examples are, craft and cooking), volunteering for outings (to the allotments or local church) or as a member of the committee which runs the setting. Parents are able to access our policies and procedures whenever they wish. We keep parents informed of special events and ‘requests’ via emails and updates on our Facebook page. We have a website that includes a gallery of photos and important events/information.

What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND provision for example, training, facilities?

All our staff are either qualified to a minimum of Level 3 or are working towards it. We attend Buckinghamshire training courses and undertake internal training to keep abreast of developments and maintain quality provision. We would love to eventually have a sensory room but apart from that, as our building was purpose-built, we have no plans to develop the facilities.

Which other Local Authorities/ Counties/ health providers do you have contracts with?

Bucks Inclusion Team, Health Visitors, Children’s Centres.

Last Updated
01/03/2019

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