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Headstart Pre-school Limited

Headstart is a privately run Pre-school attached to Shevington Vale Primary School.  We pride ourselves on making learning unique to each individual child and stand strongly by our motto ‘Where young minds grow, independence is nurtured and inspired lives begin’.

We offer childcare for children aged two to four years; funded places are available. Headstart is a fully inclusive setting, supportive of all children and families. We have an appointed Special Educational Needs Co-ordiantor that ensures children and families who require additional guidence are able to access this at all times.

Headstart follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework and Development Matters. We track children’s progress continuously and will report back to parents/ guardians periodically throughout the year.

Headstart provides a wide range of activities to support all areas of the Early Years curriculum. Children can access the indoor and outdoor environment as they please.

Headstart promotes healthy lifestyle choices at every opportunity. We encourage all children to brush their teeth daily at the setting as well as eating healthy snacks and engaging in physical play activities. Headstart provides water that can be accessed at all times as well as one cup of milk per child, per day.

All members of staff are fully qualified and experienced in childcare. They are committed to providing the best care and education for each individual child. All children are nominated a key person that is responsible for; helping the child to settle into the setting, liaising with parents and updating development trackers.

At Headstart we offer an ‘open door’ policy, please feel free to visit us any time.

Before and After School Care Provision

We provide a service with our before and afterschool club (run by school).  Children are able to walk to and from the club with a member of staff.  (This service is for children aged 3 years upwards).

Staff qualifications:

Manager:                       Mrs A Davies (Dip in Pre-School Practice)

Deputy Manager:           Mrs E Lunt (BA Honours in Primary Education With Qualified Teacher Status)

Practitioners:                 Miss M Green (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)

                                    Mrs B.Ward (Level 4 Early Years Childcare)

                                    Mrs D Bradbury (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)

                                    Mrs G Anderson (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)

 

Early Years Apprentice:   Miss M Prescott (working towards level 3)               

 

All staff are fully First Aid trained and have qualifications in food hygiene.     

Who to contact

Contact Name
A.Davies / E.Lunt
Contact Position
Manager / Deputy Manager
Telephone
Headstart - 07795831958
School office - 01257253559
E-mail
adavies@shevingtonvale.wigan.sch.uk
Website
shevingtonvale.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Shevington Vale Cp School, Runshaw Avenue
Address
Headstart Pre-school LTD @ Shevington Vale Primary School
Runshaw Avenue
Appley Bridge
WIGAN
Lancashire
Postcode
WN6 9JP
Notes

Our setting is fully inclusive and accessible for wheel chair users. Staff have attended Portage training, Letters & Sounds and Toddler Talk training. Many more courses and certificates an be viewed in the setting.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£26.00 Per Day
Sessions and funded hours are calculated separately -PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF FOR MORE INFORMATION! Per Session
Details
Hours are charged at £4. Sessions are 9.00-12.00, 12.30-3.30 or 9.00-3.30pm

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years

Other details

Notes
Out of school club for children aged 2-5 years running from August 2016

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
There is disabled parking on the school car park. Wheel chair access at all points within the school, wider door access and ramps are available throughout the school. A disabled toilet, changing and wash room is also available.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Vacancies depend on sessions required. Please call in or phone us for more information. We currently run a waiting list for additional sessions/ new starters and are taking applications for new starters.
Date updated
17/06/2019

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
Yes
2 year olds
Yes
.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday, term-time only 9.00am 3.30pm
Other Availability
Breakfast and afterschool club is available on the school site by another provider whom we work closely alongside.
Facilities
ICT Facilities
Interactive whiteboard
Internet Connection
Kitchen facilities
Lap tops
Meeting Rooms
OHP
Outdoor Playspace
Parking
Accessible Parking
Pet Small Mammals
Playroom
Baby changing facilities
Private Changing Area
Projector
Quiet Area
Childcare
Disabled access
Disabled toilets
Sensory toys
Therapy bed
Free parking
Garden
Healthy Eating
hoist
When is childcare available?
Childcare whilst parents access short-term courses

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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