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St Mary's Church Pre-School

St Mary’s Church Pre-school has been operating from the community Parish Centre for nearly three decades. The preschool has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted since July 2011, receiving its second consecutive outstanding inspection in November 2015. The pre-school is an; independent, voluntary, non-profit organisation, which is registered with the Charites Commission. The preschool is not affiliated with any other organisation. We are very proud to provide an outstanding service to our community and surrounding areas.

The conviction that ‘all’ children are unique is embedded in our practice! Our main focus is observing and identifying children’s characteristics of how they learn. We do this using a highly effective Key Person Approach and through our partnership with parents; we identify parents as the first and main educators of their children. Our ethos is founded on these ideas and enables us to provide an environment where children feel; safe, happy and secure; empowering them to achieve their best outcomes, by reaching their full potential as unique individuals, while learning through their play.

Staff retention at the pre-school is advantageously high, supporting continuity of care for the children who attend. St Mary’s is led by highly qualified and experienced senior members of staff; The manager graduated her BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies in July 2011, and achieved her post graduate; Early Years Professional Status in March 2012. The Deputy Manager graduated her BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, with First Class Honours, in October 2015.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Teresa Talbot
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07724592978
E-mail
info@stmaryschurchpreschool.com
Website
www.stmaryschurchpreschool.com/

Where to go

Name
St Mary's Church Parish Centre
Address
10
Market Road
Plympton
Plymouth
Devon
Postcode
PL7 1QW
Notes

We are situated in the Parish Centre in Market Road, opposite the church and next door to the school. Parking is available next door to the pre-school in the council car park.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds per hour
£5.20 per hour for 2 year olds per hour

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 5 years

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Medical Needs
Loss or Bereavement
Learning difficulties
Language impairment
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Renal failure
Asthma
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Motor impairment
Visual impairment
Downs syndrome
Diabetes
Spinabifida
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Cerebral Palsy
Severe dietary needs
Hearing Difficulties
Global Developmental Delay
Epilepsy
Emotional needs
Details
St Mary's Church Preschool has an on-site, highly experienced, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). Supporting each child to reach their full potential in the educational setting.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We have standardised systems to record children's dietary requirements; allergy and medical requirements

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We welcome children and their families, who have English as an Additional Language. We have experience in sourcing resources and support so that ALL children have the opportunity to reach their best outcomes.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Facilities
Sports
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Environmental Area
Soft Play area
Small world toys
Toys
Themed Sessions
Garden
House based activities
Water play
Home Corner
Walks to local park etc
Heuristic play
Visit & Outings
Healthy Eating
Kitchen Facilities
Kitchen
Internet Connection
ICT Facilities
Wendy House
Messy Play Area
Laptop
Nappy changing facility
Music time
Multicultural Themed Play
Open Space
Nature Exploration
Outdoor Playspace
Out-door Play
Accessible Parking
Push-alongs
Baby Facilities
Reading
Car Parking
Quiet Area
Both indoor and outdoor activities
PuzzlesJigsaws
Climbing Frame
Sandpitsand play
Role play dressing up
Ride-ons
CDcassette
Refreshments
Sensory Play
Cookery
Secure Access
Construction toys
Computer
Sleeping Area
Disabled Access
Short Breaks

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No
Details
St Marys Church Pre-School has an on site SENCo and Deputy. As an experienced SENCO it is important to meet each child’s unique potential. This includes working in close collaboration with parents and outside agencies to foster and nurture positive working relationships; benefitting each child’s learning. With fifteen years experience of supporting a diverse range of children’s learning needs, including; complex medical and educational requirements, the setting has maintained high standards of care and provision to both children and their families. As an ‘Open Door’ setting the Local Authority have identified how we inclusively support children. This has involved the setting SENCo coaching other leaders in this role.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
117229
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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