Elland Under 5's Community Playgroup
Who to contact
Where to go
- Elland Under 5's Community Playgroup, All Saints Church Hall
All Saints Church Hall
- HX5 0NH
- Children's Centre Reach Area
- Lower Valley
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £3.70 Per hour £25.00 Per day £2.40 Per lunch £18.00 Per half day
- £27.60/day with an early start. £138.00/week with an early start each day. Drinks and a snack are provided at each session. Fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance. Fees payable for absence/holidays etc. Late pick up fee of £5 for 15 minutes or part thereof.
- Age Ranges
- From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
- Have immediate vacancies
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 0 years to 2 years (spaces available: 3) From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 4) From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 6)
- Details of vacancies
- Places available for children aged 0-5. Call for more information.
- Date updated
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07:45 15:15 Tuesday 07:45 15:15 Wednesday 07:45 15:15 Thursday 07:45 15:15 Friday 07:45 15:15
Art and Craft activities
Registered for 2 year old funding
Involvement in local community projects.
Quiet RoomSleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Use of local facilities
- Provider drop off / collection service
- Schools covered
Cross Lane Primary & Nursery School
Elland CofE Junior and Infant School
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 24/01/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Local Offer Response
Elland under 5’s is committed to providing a secure and supportive environment where children can learn and develop. Safeguarding children is a central part of our approach so to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. We endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all children whilst meeting pupil’s individual needs by following the learning and development requirements and the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
• Adequate staffing
• Use of key person system
• Children individually planned for
• Baseline assessment
• 2-year progress check
• Learning journey for each individual child
• Behavioural management policy
• All staff are fully qualified and hold safeguarding and first aid training
We collaborate with partners in education, Health and social care to provide support in identifying the needs of children.
Making our own observation and taking into account the views of the children and their families to help identify the needs of each child.
• Key person individually assess each child
• Progress checks to identify strengths and weaknesses
• Introduce strategies for those not achieving
• Encourage parental partnership- able to have discussions with keyperson or management
• Named SENCO to continually access updates in legislation and access support for those with additional needs.
• Liaise with various teams in Calderdale including SALT (speech & language team), Health Visitors, local Schools & Early Years Team.
- All children have a key person
- Children individually planned for
- Staff training relevant to children’s needs
- Resources for SEN purchased according to individual needs.
We seek out specialist support as and when needed for each individual child to help identify effective strategies, equipment, programmes or other interventions to enable children to make progress towards the desired learning and development outcomes. We work closely with the child and their family and will do what is necessary to accommodate their needs to ensure we provide the best help and support for each child.
This may include:
• 1 to 1 support if necessary
• Health Visitors
• Educational Psychologists
• Visual Impairment Team
• Calderdale Early Years Team
• Outdoor area fully accessible allowing wheelchair access if necessary
• Playgroup entrance fully accessible allowing wheelchair access if necessary
• Carpeted floor - non slip
• Differentiate on focussed activities to include all abilities
• Adult-led focussed groups to help those not yet achieving in different areas
We understand that all children and their needs are individually and different, we work with each child and their family to support them.
We take relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the needs of all children, adapting activities providing additional support and resources. We will access any additional training required. Extra funding will be sought to enable us to provide extra support or resources.
Working with other agencies such as the Early year’s team, Health visitors, speech and language therapists, making referrals and keeping all involved and up to date to help get the right support and strategies put into place.
We support P.S.E.D by allowing children to make choices where possible, giving lots of praise and encouragement. We ensure that children have a happy atmosphere and positive role models that promote considerate, respectful behaviour. Children are provided with a range of activities and props to encourage role-play and playing together.
We support communication and language by providing a range of speaking and listening opportunities in different situations and for different purposes, being read a wide range of books giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves. We also ensure continuous access to a range of reading and mark-making equipment to suit all needs and abilities. We provide a wide range of activities and equipment to promote and develop children’s physical skills helping to improve coordination, control, manipulation and movement. Providing children with time and opportunity to explore, experiment and refine movements both large and fine motor control, adapting activities to ensure all children can take part.
The child’s keyworker and SENCO will ensure that strategies are put into place discussed regular updated and acted upon.
Depending on the children’s individual needs, training courses will be accessed, meetings arranged, we will ensure the family is supported and other professionals contacted for advice and support.
We aim to do all we can for each child to help them and their family’s feel confident and supported.
All children are assessed and each child’s development is recorded in a e-learning journey it is an important record of their development and achievements to date. All observations, photos and ‘next-steps’ sections that will give information on how we (home & playgroup) can work together to help move each child’s learning forward.
E-learning journeys are emailed to parents on a regular basis and all observations are also highlighted on o E.Y.F.S tacker to ensure any additional support required is quickly acted upon to ensure to ensure all children’s individual needs are planned for. We also have regular meetings with parents.
We would set up meetings with parents and other settings to discuss the child and his/her development needs etc.
We work closely with the child their parents and other agencies to provide support, arrange visits in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. We also provide a range of activities and talk to the children to prepare them for their transition. By working closely with other settings to gather information to pass on to children and their families of other activities and experiences which may be beneficial t children at our setting.
We have questionnaires that are sent out to parents to enable us to get their feedback. We review are practice continually through staff supervisions and staff meetings. We also continually review children’s progress through observation, planning and next steps. We will change or adapt our provision around the children’s needs.
We have a named SENCO who accesses training to ensure we are up to date with procedures and information. The child’s keyworker will also access any relevant training to their key child to ensure they are providing the best support relating to the child’s individual needs.
Any information gained from courses is cascaded to all staff.
We send out parental questionnaires twice a year, giving chance for parents to give us their feedback on all aspects of our setting. We also have a complaints procedure in place that all parents are made aware of. Parents are encouraged to comment in their child’s e-learning journey at any time or may speak to their child’s keyworker/ SENCO/ manager. We have good relationships with our parents and are able to meet and greet them each day giving them the chance to discuss any comments or concerns they may have, which will then be dealt with accordingly.