A preschool in the heart of Camden Town for children aged 2-3 years. A team of staff provide stimulating and exciting activities both inside and outside. These are planned daily around the children's interests, needs and current events. They aim to ensure all children have access to activities covering all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation stage Curriculum.
- NW1 7LR
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday-Friday 9am-3pm (term time only).
- Please contact the Centre for costs.
- Parent Body
- Regents Park Ward
- Last checked date
- Record ID
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Children under 5
- Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?
We are based in Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace NW1 7LR, just off Camden high street. We have no catchment area, but you do need to be a Camden resident.
- Who does your service provide for?
Vulnerable families, or family from disadvantaged backgrounds, children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, and all children in the local community.
- How can a child or young person start using the service?
Please call or visit the centre to receive a registration form and personal needs form. Before you start we will need a copy of the child’s birth certificate and if the child is in receipt of the 2 year old early education funding, we will need the letter from Camden that states you were successful. Referrals can also be made through Mosaic, the early help team or children’s centre services.
- How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?
Children are accepted on a first come first served basis. Children in receipt of the two year old nursery early education funding or who are three years old (from the term after they turn three) will be entitled to 15 hours free child care per week.
- How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?
Each child will have a key person who will be the main point of contact for the families. The key person will be available on each of the child’s nursery days. The manager has an open door policy so all service users can come in and chat at any time. Newsletters are sent out once a term. Letters are sent out to inform of any changes. Someone is always around to answer the phone. Each term our families are given an anonymous feedback forms for them to tell us how they think we are doing and how we can improve the service we provide. Once a term we hold parents meetings for all of the families that use the service which is another opportunity for families to tell us how they feel about the service.
- Is your service fully accessible?
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?
Many staff have been trained in working with children with autism, three member of staff are PECS trained. Many staff member have been trained in Makaton. Many member of staff have been trained in tube feeding. Many members of staff have been trained in using Epi-pens. Many members of staff have been trained in using an insulin pump. One member of staff is trained in Box Clever and other SLT strategies. Our SENCo goes to all of the SENCo forums, has had training on schemas, and providing a stimulating environment. All members of staff either hold a minimum of a level 3 qualification or in the process of obtaining one.
- Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?
The Manager, Vicky Kelly, the senior manager at PACE head office or OfSTED.
- Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?
020 7183 5120 ext 628
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