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									Prospectus for Parents




     Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup
           58 Stoughton Road
           Leicester LE2 2EF
     Tel 07852466638/07594163625
               EY430347

Wesite www.woodlandspreschoolplaygroup.co.uk

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Dear Parent /Carer

Thank you for the interest you have shown in Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup.

Please find attached an information pack which includes the aims and objectives
of the pre-school, the facilities and activities we have to offer, the prices, our
terms and conditions, and our registration document.

Woodland’s is a newly Ofsted registered pre-school and is the same group as St
Mary’s Pre-school which has been open since 1974 is registered and inspected
with OFSTED

We hope that many of your queries regarding the facilities of your child’s care
will have been answered by this information pack, but should you wish to discuss
anything further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07852466638 during
pre-school hours.



Yours faithfully,




Ros Johnson BA. EYP.
Owner/Manager




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           58 Stoughton Road, Leicester. LE2 2EF
             Welcome to Woodland’s Pre-school

                  Our Aims and Objectives

Our aim is to provide a safe, caring environment which will
   promote a child’s health, individuality and dignity, and
  an opportunity for fun, learning through play, socialising
   with adults and children from a wide range of cultures
                 free from any discrimination.
      We aim to provide and support knowledge and
       education that encourages children’s physical,
         social, emotional, intellectual and creative
      development through a wide range of activities
                suitable for their age range.




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               Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup

Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup aims to work with parents to provide good
quality care and education for all children.

Our aim is to provide a safe, caring environment, which promotes a child’s
health, individuality, dignity and an opportunity for fun, learning through play,
socialising with adults and children from a wide range of cultures and free from
any discrimination such as racism and sexism.

We aim to provide and support knowledge and education that encourages
children’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development through
activities suitable for their age range.

We aim to provide planned activities in accordance the Early Years Foundation
Stage.

The Pre-school caters for all children including those who are entitled to
funding as well as those who are not and they will all be treated as individuals.

Our aim is to encourage children to be confident and full of self-esteem,
through praise, and able to provide intellectual and independent skills through
activities and Knowledge.

Woodland’s pre-school aim’s to encourage staff through education and appraisal
to develop their individual child care knowledge, and increase a good partnership
between home and pre-school. Our aim is to provide staff that are happy,
enthusiastic and motivated within their roles.

Woodland’s Pre-School is committed to operating within the standards and
Guidelines of both the Children’s Act 1989, and the requirements set by
OFSTED as governed by the Early Years Foundation Stage and on the Early
Years Register.

We aim to encourage children to be aware of other’s needs and be able to show
respect for other cultures, feelings and belongings.

Our objective is to provide the means for children to be confident enough to
move on to new settings and situations.


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                               The Location
Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup is situated in The Scout premises 58
Stoughton Road, Leicester.

This is a privately run pre-school.

The Owner & Manager is Ros Johnson.
Mobile telephone Numbers are 07852466638; this is on during pre-school
hours. Out of hours Ros can be contacted on 07930886870.

The Officer on Charge is Candice Marshall.

The Child Protection Officer is Ros Johnson.

The role of Special Educational Needs Officer is divided between Ros/Candice.

Both the Owner/manager and deputy are available during pre-school hours to
discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child.



                              Opening Times
The pre-school is open between the hours of 9.00am -1.00pm. From September
2012 we will be open until 4.00pm.
We also offer a lunch time session where the children can bring a pack lunch
along from 12 – 1pm at a charge of £3.75. This can be added to an am or pm
session to make a full day or a session with lunch.



                        Terms and Conditions
Fees

There is a non-refundable registration fee of £17.00. This includes a Pre-school
T Shirt.

The Fee is £ 11.00 per session, payable in advance, this is charged even if your
child is absent, for any reason, including holidays taken during term time. The

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agreed amount must be settled at the beginning of each week/ month or you
may forfeit your child’s place.

One months notice and payment is required in the event that your child should
leave the pre-school. This termination should be made in writing.

Age of Admission

Woodland’s pre-school caters for children from the age of two to five years old.




                      Arrivals and departures
The children are your responsibility until handed to a recognised member of
staff and each child must be entered onto the daily register. At the end of
each session they will be handed back to you or your named trustee after they
have been ticked off the register. Each parent must sign his or her child in and
out of the pre-school.
Written consent will be needed if the parent /carer is not collecting their child

To ensure that all children are collected on time, a charge of £2.00 for each
five minutes over the stipulated finish time will be made.
Lateness causes undue distress for the waiting child.

Holidays

Woodland’s Pre-school is open term time only and any attending child will be
subject to payment for all of this period.




                       Absence and Sickness
Please advise the pre-school if your child cannot attend for any reason.
In cases of emergency you may use our mobile phones to contact us.
Please keep your child at home if they are suffering from any of the following: -
Diarrhoea, nausea, conjunctivitis, any unknown rashes, coughs, runny noses or
ears combined with a temperature. Their absence should be until all symptoms
have disappeared or until discharged by G.P or hospital. Please check that we
have your correct numbers so that we are able to contact you.




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Woodland’s reserves the right to refuse acceptance of a child who is thought to
be unfit to attend.




                                Medication
The Manager or Officer in Charge will only administer medication. Medication
must be in its original container, and there are signed, clear instructions on
dosage and times. Both prescribed and none prescribed medicine will be
administered. All parents must leave a number where they can be contacted.
Should your child become unwell at pre-school every effort will be made to
contact the parents.



                          Personal Property
No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to clothing and for this
reason we recommend suitable clothing should be worn when painting etc.
Playschool T shirts are available to buy at a cost of £4.50.
If possible please discourage children from bringing their favourite toys and
valuables into pre-school as we cannot accept responsibility for them should
they get lost or broken. Comforters are welcome.
When bringing in drinks, nappies, wipes etc. please have them clearly marked
with the child’s name.




                               Photographs
With your permission, we may take photographs of your child at play these may
be used in the child’s records or used in students portfolios and will be
protected by confidentiality. Some photo’s may be used on the pre-schools
website.



                                  Policies
Within the pre-school there is a comprehensive range of policies to help guide
us in our day-to-day dealings with the children. They are under constant review
and you may ask to see them at any time, (please try not to make it at the end


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of the session) and one of the managerial staff will be happy to go through them
with you to explain their aims.




                                   Outings
We have a number of trips out during the year where parents, grandparents and
friends are all welcome to join us. Each child must be accompanied and parents
/carers must be responsible for their own child.


                            Child Protection
There is a child protection policy in place; the child protection officer is Ros
Johnson.
All staff will have had police checks via social services or a CRB police check and
our main priority is for the safety and the health and well-being of your child
and we will endeavour to protect the children in our care from all forms of
abuse.

It is made clear to all new applicants for work that positions are exempt from
the provisions of the Rehabilitations Of Offenders Act 1974.

Changes in children’s behaviour will be monitored.

The pre-school will liaise with outside agencies and other professionals where
necessary and keep parents informed.




                                   Funding
The DCFS will fund children after their 3rd birthday for five three hour
sessions (term time only).

                                Information

In order to provide your child with equipment, materials and a high ratio of good
quality staff, we would ask that fees be settled promptly at the beginning of
each session, or each new month. Some children from the age of three may be
eligible for government funding but there are times when sessions will need to
be paid for and the pre-school will keep you informed.


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Our term times run in line with the local schools.
Details of opening times are displayed on the board, on the bills and on our
newsletters. All holiday periods will need to be paid for.

In the main hall each morning we have 26 children and at least 5 members of
staff.
All our activities are appropriate for the age range and development of the
children

We offer a free choice group where the children decide their own activities and
are encouraged to do them for themselves while being supported by the staff.
However we do enjoy coming together as a group for snacks and games and at
circle time for singing and story time.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents / carers and extended
family etc and wish to invite you all to actively take part in any of our sessions.
We would like you to discuss with us your child’s likes, dislikes, comfort toys,
health problems and stability for your child being away from you.

If you have any special requirements that you would like us to follow, or any
suggestions to contribute to your child’s well being, we would like to hear from
you, there are many ways this can be done. If you would like us to celebrate any
festivals or have any cultural requirements please let us know.

Birthdays are celebrated here in pre-school, and we ask you if your child would
like to bring something special to help us celebrate this occasion. i.e. a special
cake or biscuits (please be aware of nut allergies) but if there are financial
difficulties please let a member of staff know so that we can make alternative
arrangement



                               Refreshments

Milk, juice or water is provided throughout the morning as liquid refreshment
but if your child would rather have an alternative you may bring them one in a
named container. We also offer a range of snacks in the form of toast, fruit or
biscuits (all vegetarian) at break time. It is a great help if parents could provide
one piece of fruit per session attending for the children to share.




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                                 Accidents
There are at least 4 first aiders present at each session. Some accidents are
unavoidable but should one occur, you will be informed and it will be entered into
the accident book, and on an accident sheet, you will be asked to sign them and
be given a copy of the details.



                                  Students

We do have a number of students within the pre-school setting and we
encourage them to take part in all activities concerning your child’s welfare.
These students are under supervision at all times.




                                 Complaints

There is a complaints procedure for you to use should the need arise, the
manager and deputies take each one seriously and will listen and reply to all your
concerns. There is also a parental questionnaire for you to use as constructive
way for us to improve our services and where parents can suggest their ideas.

All staff are encouraged to update their self-development skills through
training courses relating to child care and we also offer “in house training”




                          Key person system

We operate a key person system where each member of staff is responsible for
an allocated amount of children, this is to ensure that the needs of each child is
recognised within the pre- school and if necessary individual play plans will be
drawn up to meet these needs. A record of your child’s skills and development
are kept on our files and they are for you to keep as a memento, or to present
to your child’s school. You may ask to see these at any time, but please try to
make it at a convenient time when your child’s key worker will be able to spend
some time with you i.e. at the end of a session. You will also receive written and
verbal report of their progress.




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                     Early Learning Curriculum
Over every half term we cover all areas of The Early Years Foundation stage.
During each half term each child will be observed at play. Each week we have an
adult lead activity which focuses on a particular area of the curriculum.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and planning is done for each
session to cover a variety of topics. CD’s and DVD’s are used to enhance your
child’s learning.


Pre-reading and writing skills are of vital importance to early education. We
encourage sound and letter formation, using actions to sound out letters. We
use reference, and storybooks as well as CD’s and DVD’s to enhance the themes
we cover. We have a wide range of activities to encourage listening and
concentration skills and to help children to clarify their thinking ideas. However
we may need to do an individual play plan that will ensure the best possible play
is available for your child. We also use a wide range of mediums to ensure that
important marks are made on paper and by encouraging them to hold a pencil
correctly to form marks and recognisable letters.

Painting /printing /pre-writing skills these encourage concentration, creativity,
co-ordination, imagination, brush and pencil control, colour and self-expression.

Collage/Junk. Learning to use scissors, hand eye co-ordination, manipulative
skills, colours, shapes and the use of a wide range of textures and materials
open to the wide world of science. This also promotes satisfaction, a sense of
achievement, confidence, discovery, decision-making and organisational skills. It
encourages new language and stretches the imagination, socialisation with peer
group and adults. These activities are usually linked to the themes we cover.

Home corner offers- imagination and role-play, extending language, being able to
recreate roles, interaction with peers and adults, introduces social skills
manners, being able to take turns in conversation, negotiating plans and
activities, respecting others, toys and equipment. These are often linked to
their home life teaching life skills

Messy play- offers different textures, creativity, basic maths, different
concepts and science skills, these can be therapeutic and an outlet for
aggression.

Jigsaws. Co-ordination, offers shapes colours, problem solving, counting pieces,
pattern recognition and sorting. It fosters social adjustment through levelling



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abilities, encourages turn taking, perseverance, concentration and improves the
memory

Construction toys offer hand eye co-ordination, early maths, colours, shapes,
sizes, problem solving, and logical thinking.



There is a range of physical play for co-ordination enabling children to judge
speed and distance, balance and confidence. These will strengthen muscles;
stimulate appetite, digestion and circulation.



Singing, story-telling, music, dance, will encourage early maths and to be
sociable, these will give practise in voice control and encourage language and
help children to recognise new words.

Sequencing/Sorting- working towards maths and pre-reading skills. We use a
wide variety of activities that will help hand and eye co-ordination, encourage
counting, and recognising colours.
We encourage all the children to write their names, sound out words and
letters, talk, listen and respond appropriately, to express their ideas, to use
simple maths to count reliably, simple adding and subtracting, to recognise 2d
and 3d shapes, to be able to solve practical problems and use simple
mathematical words and prepositions.

Social skills-and mixing with peers are equally important and we have found that
this aids the transition from pre-school to primary school.



Outside Play-We have a secured outside play area where children are
encouraged to freely play outside no matter the weather. There is at all times a
member of staff outside with the children. Access to the outside play area is
through the main hall.



All our activities are primarily for fun but they have been chosen and planned
for, to aid in the development of your child, they are also part of the
preparation for key stage 1 of the National Curriculum in readiness for your
child’s admission to school, and through a variety of activities these skills will be
encouraged to develop during your child’s stay with us.

Each child is special and each child requires different and individual care. We
are aware of children’s need to play and learn through play and we as a pre-


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school wish to provide the play and experiences to expand a child’s social,
physical, emotional, language sensitivity and spiritual well-being.

Occasionally parents may need to change their session (in an emergency for
example) and if we have the space the pre-school is more than happy to oblige,
but unfortunately these are considered as extras and will be charged for.

Should you wish to enrol your child with us you will find a registration form and
contract for you to sign and complete at the end of this prospectus.

We sincerely hope your child enjoys your time with us.




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                  Pre-school Learning Alliance

Woodland’s Pre-School Playgroup is a member of the Pre-school Learning
Alliance, which is a registered educational charity. The P.L.A believes in the
potential of children and the importance of providing a high standard of pre-
school play.
Their aim is to enhance the development and education of children under the
statutory school age. The P.L.A provides an extensive range of training courses
for all those people who care for under 5’s they also offer, information,
guidance and support.
The P.L.A. believe in parental and community involvement.

Woodland’s Pre-school playgroup has been inspected by OFSTED with excellent
results.

There is a website for you to view; it contains some of the policies and
guidelines and some news.

www.woodlandspreschoolplaygroup.co.uk




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                                 Registration Document

Name of child…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Preferred Name to be used……………………………………………………………...

Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Postal Code…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Home telephone number………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Mobile phone number…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Email Address.....................................................................


Date of Birth…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Religion………………………………………………Ethnic Origin ………………………………………

Any relevant cultural information? Eg Language/ food………………………………

Relevant family circumstances? Special fears………………………………………………..

Has your child been immunised?          yes / no

Does your child suffer from and medical condition? / Food allergy?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….




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Emergency contact, please give at least two names and numbers

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Telephone……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Doctors Name …………………………………Health Visitors name…………………………………………..

Address ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Telephone number …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Mother’s Name / Occupation ………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address / Telephone Number ……………………………………………………………………………….

Father’s Name / Occupation.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address /Telephone Number ………………………………………………………………………………..

Has any member of the family attended the pre-school? Yes / No

Names …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Any brothers or sisters? Yes / No

Their Names ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions set out by the pre-school

Signature of Parent / Carer/person with parental responsibility

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


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Authorised Collectors ……………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Relationship ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….



Administration fee paid £                                date
Receipt no.
Days offered                       am                                 pm
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Terms and Conditions
1. The fee is £11.00 per morning payable in advance, this is charged even if your
child is absent, for any reason, including holidays taken during term time.
The agreed amount must be paid at the beginning of each week / month.
2. One months notice / payment is required in the event your child should leave
the group.
3. The child must be collected promptly as any delay can cause unnecessary
upset.
A £2.00 charge is made for each 5 minutes for late collections.
Please let us know at the beginning of the session if someone else is collecting
your child, an appropriate form must be signed by the parent / guardian.
In cases of emergency use the mobile number to contact us.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to clothing, and for this
reason we recommend suitable clothing should be worn when painting etc.
Please discourage children from bringing toys and valuables, as we cannot accept
any responsibility. Comforters are welcome.
5.With your permission we may take photographs of your child at play, these
will be kept confidential and used in our records.
6. The term after your child reaches the age of three, they may be entitled to
a government grant for up to five, three hour sessions. From September 2010
the government increased their funding for certain weeks of the year whilst
the schools are open. Parents will need to provide the pre-school with a copy of
the child’s birth certificate and a copy of a recent utility bill. If parents choose
to use other providers as well, the allowance can be shared, but for both places



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                they are still only allowed to claim five sessions over the whole week. The pre-
                school is open term time only.

                I ……………………………………………………………………………………………hereby give my consent to
                the staff gathering information regarding my child to take their photographs
                and do observations necessary for use in their record books and also for those
                staff doing college courses.
                I give my permission for my child’s photographs to be used on the playschool
                website.
                I give my permission for my child to go on short walks accompanied by one of
                the staff.
                If necessary in cases of emergency my child will be transported by private
                vehicle or ambulance to hospital and given emergency treatment, as staff deem
                fit and appropriate.
                I give permission for staff to give permission to support agencies after
                consultation with parents.
                I understand the terms and conditions set by the pre-school and are willing to
                adhere to them.

                Signature of person/ or persons with parental responsibility.

                The person who has parental responsibility will be asked to sign this form
                (children born after December 2003 -the unmarried father may have
                responsibility if the mother and father have registered the child’s birth
                together, if he has made an agreement with the child’s mother, or if he
                has applied to the court for a parental responsibility order.)

                ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

                Date…………………………………………………………………………..


                Ethnicity codes
1 Asian/Asian British   2 Black/        3         4 Mixed             5 White           6 Other Ethnic   7 Not stated
                        Black British   Chinese                                         Origin
A Bangladeshi           A African                 A Asian and white   A white British                    A not asked



B Indian                B Caribbean               B Black African /   B White Irish                      B refused
                                                  white
C Pakistani             C other                   C Black             C white other
                        black origin              Caribbean/white
D other Asian origin                              D other mixed
                                                  origin




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                         Mrs R H Johnson
                        58 Stoughton Road
                            Leicester
                             LE2 2EF
                    07852466638/07594163625
                  Emergency Medical Form

I hereby give my permission for any emergency medical treatment to
be given to my child…………………………………………………either by staff at
Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup (first aid only) or qualified medical
staff at the hospital.

In any instance every effort will be made to contact the parents
immediately. A child will only be escorted to hospital by ambulance if
both parents/emergency contacts cannot be reached.

If for any cultural or religious reasons certain medical procedures
cannot be performed please list them in as much detail as possible
below. E.g. Blood transfusion etc.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………..
Signed ………………………………………………………………Parent/Guardian

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Woodland’s Pre-school Uniform Order Form
Childs Name...........................................................................................................

Parents Name.........................................................................................................

Address.........................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................




Red Crew Neck T Shirts with Logo

Size                                  Price per Item                         Quantity                              Price
Age 2                                 £4.50                                                                        £
Age 3-4                               £4.50                                                                        £
Age 5-6                               £4.50                                                                        £
                                                                             Total Price                           £


Please ask a member of staff for an order form.

Payments made when placing an order.

Cheques made payable to Woodland’s Pre-school Playgroup.




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                                   Mrs R H Johnson
                                  58 Stoughton Road
                                      Leicester
                                       LE2 2EF
                              07852466638/07594163625




I ............................................................ hereby give my permission for my

child.......................................................... to attend trips into the
woodlands

area by the side of Woodland’s Preschool Playgroup.

Parents Signature...........................................................




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