St. Matthew's Pre-School Group
Ofsted registered Pre-School providing childcare for children aged 2-5 years.
St Matthews Pre-School offers a fulfilling and rewarding pre-school education.
Opened in 1989, St Matthews Pre-school was awarded a "Good" accreditation from Ofsted in January 2016.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and have adopted their constitution.
We are also a registered charity.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Church Hall
- WA4 4NT
Regular public transport service available
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost type £4.50 Per hour 2-3 year old £4.25 Per hour 3-5 year old
- Snacks 50p per session
- Age ranges
- From 2 years 9 months to 4 years 10 months
- Local/National Service?
- Has Provision
- Ramp and disabled toilet
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Only provide milk, fruit & vegetables, cheese, humus, bread
- Has Provision
- Experience with
- Immediate vacancies
- Total Vacancies
- Please contact provider for up to date vacancy information details.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available = 6) From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available = 1)
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
30 Hours Extended Entitlement
- Are you delivering?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Childcare availability
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 9.00am 3.00pm Tuesday 9.00am 3.00pm Wednesday 9.00am 3.00pm Thursday 9.00am 12.00pm
- Minimum of 2 sessions per week.
Term time only.
Outdoor play area
Outdoor play equipment
Ground floor toilet
Visits and outings
Use of school facilities
Large selection of toys
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 27/06/2007 Integrated Good 06/07/2012 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 27/01/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
St Matthews Pre-School provides a happy, caring and stimulating environment for your child to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally. We aim to make each child feel valued.
Only one toilet has disabled access
- Contact Name
- Mrs Tracy-Anne Clancy (Business Manager) Mrs Caroline Carr (Supervisor / SENCo)
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 730083
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 0-5 - Early years
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
We observe all our children as they play and interact socially. Each child has a key worker who would document the child’s progress against set age related criteria. If a child is observed to be outside the criteria then this is discussed with the Supervisors and the information is then shared with parents/carers at the child’s settling-in informal chat.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Our setting has a dedicated Special Educational Needs (SEN) supervisor who would discuss all concerns in a informal and totally confidential way. We encourage a two-way sharing of information about all our children.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
Each child is allocated a key worker and for children with special educational needs (SEN), the SENCo supervisor would also be involved. The abilities of the child would be assessed initially against age related criteria and an individual child-led plan developed. We would be prepared to undergo any specific additional training e.g. Makaton should a need be identified.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
Each child has an individual Learning Journey when documents the child’s progress throughout their time at pre-school. Observational assessments are made and the information recorded in the Learning Journey. An individual child led plan is developed for each child dependent on their needs and learning ability. We follow the curriculum set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage and we would follow this for all children, recognising that progress will vary from child to child. Any specific areas requiring additional help and resources would be identified by the child’s key worker and referred to the supervisors.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
The progress each child makes is documented in their individual Learning Journey. Parents/carers can view their child’s Learning Journey each morning when their child is brought into pre-school. An informal meeting with the key worker and/or supervisor can be requested at any time by the parents/carers for clarification on progress or to share concerns. Similarly, if pre school have any concerns these will be shared with parents/carers at an informal meeting.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
We provide a caring and inclusive environment for children to develop and learn. All children are encouraged to share. Social skills are developed particularly at snack time. We encourage children to contribute at register (answer to their name) and show and tell time but recognise individual limitations and would not expect a child to step out of their comfort zone. We have an intimate care policy and we would assist as appropriate. Medicines can be administered by trained staff once all documentation is complete.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
We have no specialist services at our setting, but we do have a trained SENCo supervisor.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
We have a trained SENCo supervisor and we are currently reviewing our training needs as appropriate.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
We have an inclusive approach and activities will be planned to accommodate all children. Any pre school trips are usually accompanied by parents/carers for all children.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
The pre school operates from a Church Hall which is a shared facility for several organisations and as such does not have any special features and/or equipment. The building does have wheelchair access and one accessible toilet. It is a safe and secure environment for children.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
We liaise with all local primary schools when the children transition to the next stage of learning. Information and Learning Journeys are shared with the relevant school staff to ensure understanding and awareness of each individual child. Pre school staff would attend any necessary meetings with health care professionals as appropriate to share information.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
We do not have a specific special educational needs budget.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
The trained SENCo supervisor will discuss the level of support necessary to support a child at our pre school. The support which can be offered will be dependent on available resources.