Our Team

All of our sessions are kept to a maximum of 15 children per class. We believe that small groups work for the benefit of the children and help them feel more secure. Our Early Years Teacher and NVQ 3 qualified team can devote more time and attention to each child’s individual needs, thus creating an environment, which encourages both learning and personal growth. We have received our "Health Promoting Early Years" certificate.

Fun & Friendly Family Feel

Our regular classes are booked in blocks of term time, Autumn Term, Winter Term and Spring Term the whole year is 38 weeks, which allows the same group of children to meet together each week. This gives the children an opportunity to build relationships with other children and with our team. 

All of our staff know children and adults personally and take a great interest in the children’s development and progress.

The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early year’s provision

Staff have a sound knowledge of safeguarding children and their responsibility to implement those if they had concerns. All of the staff hold appropriate early years qualifications and are willing to attend additional training, which will ensure they are aware of the current change in childcare legislation and practices. Staff use their knowledge and skills well to support and encourage the children during their play. The playgroup is accessible to all as there is ramped access into the setting. The activity programme includes a range of both child – initiated and adult-led activities. 

Information with parents is shared verbally at the beginning or end of the session. Each child’s key worker is available to discuss the children’s progress and development and parents can access their own child’s learning journey at any time.

The quality and standards of the early year’s provision and outcomes for children by special needs

Children are settled and their learning and development needs are supported through a range of self- chosen and guided activities. They enjoy their outdoor play and daily walks through the park in which the playgroup building is situated. 

The individual assessment and observations undertaken by the children’s key worker have begun to identify the next steps in their learning. The children’s learning journeys are accessible to parents at any time on request and any comments on their child’s progress are invited. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those with English as an additional language would be supported well by their key person.   

The quality and standards of the early year’s provision and outcomes for children by special needs

Vale kid’s playgroup is a happy and caring environment and staff have created a setting where all children are warmly welcomed. Children are making steady progress in their learning and development.