We have a strong Christian ethos but welcome families from any or no faith background, providing a caring and stimulating environment in large spacious premises with a secure outdoor area. The very experienced staff team work in close partnership with families to meet each child's individual needs, to ensure progress across all areas of the EYFS and to prepare each child for nursery or reception.
Salway Christian Pre-school
Who to contact
- Sue Albon (Manager) and Liz Barratt (Administrator)
- 020 8505 9619
Where to go
- Salway Evangelical Church
Forest ApproachWoodford GreenEssexIG8 9BW
- IG8 9BW
When is it on?
- Monday to Friday - 9.15am to 12.15pm
Available term time only
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 15.50 Per session
- 2, 3, 4, 5
- Provision Type(s)
Adjustments for wheelchair users available
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Caters for all dietary needs
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Caters for all cultural needs
- Languages spoken
- Offers pickups?
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 03/10/2007 Integrated Good 17/02/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 03/07/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 18/05/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Age range
- Early Years (0-4 years)
- Shortbreak type
At Salway Christian Pre-School we believe that all Children have the right to access the best possible start in life in order to achieve their full potential. This is even more important when Children have special educational needs and we are mindful of this. We are committed to actively provide a welcoming and safe environment promoting positive attitudes to learning for all Children, in close partnership with Parents/Carers and Children. We firmly believe that the best outcome in terms of learning and growing is only achieved when Children of all abilities learn together. We are committed to treat each Child as an individual and endeavour to do our very best in order to meet their individual needs. When planning the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS), we adapt play activities and equipment to enable participation of Children of all abilities.
The Manager of our setting is Mrs Sue Albon. Our setting has the capacity for approximately 35 children per session. We are open between 9.15am-12.15pm each day. We have two large halls, three smaller rooms and a small garden. Due to the large amount of space available, we can accommodate many Specific Needs and are continually revising and adapting our resources and space according to the needs of the Children we seek to provide for.
- Identifying children's needs
Each Child is assigned to a Key Person who will liaise with the Parents/Carers and other members of staff within the setting. The Key Person will be responsible for getting to know each Child really well starting from a home visit and time spent with both child and parents before entry and during the settling period. Once settled the key person will regularly monitor their progress through the EYFS. We hold regular meetings with Parents/Carers and are available for feedback at the beginning and end of each session. When we welcome a Child that has already a known Special Educational Need, we do our best to meet their specific needs with the help of Parents/Carers and all other involved agencies. Should we believe that a Child may have additional needs, not yet identified, we would first seek to consult the Parents/Carers and with their consent, seek further consultation, with other Agencies within the Local Authority.
- Dedicated contacts
- liaise with Parents/Carers
- liaise with outside professionals regarding children’s individual needs
- advise and support other practitioners in the setting
- ensure appropriate learning and outcomes are in place
- ensure background information is collected, recorded and updated
- monitor and review any action taken to support the child
- ensure appropriate records are kept for all children with SEND requiring outside agencies support.
- SEN Modular course,
- Practical Ideas for SENCOs
- Transition for Children with SEN
- Makaton Workshops
- Identifying & Supporting Children with Social Communication Difficulties
- Regularly attends SENCO Forums
- Involving children and their families
- Planning and review meetings
- Advice on how to support learning at home
- Parenting advice
- Regular contact between parents/carers and the setting
- Range of support available
- EYFS Curriculum planning differentiation
- Specific teacher interventions
- Support for behaviour
- Support for health needs
- Partnership working with other professionals
- Support for communication needs
- Measuring children's progress
We carry out observations of children and staff and ensure that progress is achieved by setting appropriate next steps. This is done according to the Child’s individual needs and in partnership with Parents/Carers. Where IOPs are in place, we monitor progress and adapt plans in the light of this. We communicate with Parents/Carers on a daily basis but ensure that we have specific meetings where feedback is exchanged.
- Support and training for school staff
- Accessibility of the school
Our setting is partially accessible for wheelchair users; we have the facility for hearing loop in our main hall and have facilities for personal care.
- Transition arrangements
We are aware of possible negative emotions associated with any change, however small it may be. Within the setting we have a visual timetable and use it to get the Child used to our routine, and prepare him/her in advance of any changes. When the Child reaches the appropriate age to start school or a change of setting is necessary for whatever reason, we endeavour, in plenty of time, to put in place appropriate strategies to ensure a smooth and positive transition in partnership with Parents/Carers and the new setting.
- Support and training for parents and carers
- Parent workshops
- Coffee mornings with parents
- Parent consultation
- Links with Children’s Centres
- Further information
Information can be found on our website.