Station House Playgroup
Station House is a small friendly setting that has been offering child centred play opportunities for nearly 30 years in the heart of Thurnscoe. Our building and outside area has been recently been refurbished to ensure that the children have a fun environment to grow and develop. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced, and are dedicated to giving your child the individual attention that they deserve. Our aim is to help your child become school ready and make new friends. Some of our parents came here as children and have very happy memories of their own experience. Our open door policy enables parents and carers the opportunities to be fully involved in their child’s playful learning experience. We offer 2 year funded places and Early Education Funded places for 3 and 4 year olds. Check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StationHouseThurnscoe/?fref=ts
Who to contact
Where to go
- Station House
- S63 0BX
The Train Station (Thurnscoe)is 100 yards walking distance away.
Bus route 219 Barnsley to Doncaster and stops near Station House
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £7.50 Per session
- Please note we offer FREE places for eligible 2 year olds and early education funded 3 and 4 year olds
- 2 years,0 months
- 4 years,11 months
- Immediate vacancies
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
There is a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).
We have experienced staff who have, and are continually updating their training to meet the needs of individual children.
Our latest addition to the staff team specialist in communications and is undergoing Makaton training
Where appropriate we have additional staff who can provide additional support
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?
We work closely with parents and any professionals (eg health visitors, speech therapy etc) to help identify and support any special educational needs. parents are able to visit the setting to view the sessions available and discuss any special educational needs their child may have.
One to one if required
Working with other agencies
Contribution to the development and delivery of the Early help assessments
Staff supporting parents (informal)
attend TAF meetings and provide support plans as and when required.
Each child has a slightly different plan for achieving their own learning goals.
The curriculum is planned to take into account children's individual needs and children are supported to achieve potential.
Children are assessed upon entry and regularly throughout their time with us. We use non invasive observations as we do not believe in setting tests for children. This ensures that children learn through play and learn that play is the most valuable learning tool we have.
We use the nationally recognised EYFS framework to track progress, and when share this information with future settings at transition time.
We continually share that information with parents and carers and work together to help the children reach their full potential
Information will be shared with parents at termly parents sessions and before any TAF meetings. Parents are regularly updated on a child's development face to face when collecting the child or if required by speaking with the keyworker.
As a well established team we have years of experience in supporting children.
As part of our commitment to wellbeing of children parents and carers staff and all stakeholders we have signed up to the Healthy Early Years award, quality assurance scheme. This benchmark ensures the highest commitment to both physical and mental health best practice, and strives to reduce, reuse and recycle where ever possible.
We have excellent transition arrangements and work closely with a range of services to minimise any issues.
Extra settling in visits are used if needed both for joining our setting and moving to another setting. We work closely with the local schools to make transitions as smooth as possible.
We work in partnership with parents carers and any relevant agencies to ensure that you child has the best opportunities possible.
One to one support is available if this is needed by the child.
Invited to join committee
Invited to AGM
Questionnaires, posters, letters home, notice board, daily contact
Termly parents sessions
Face to face conversations at both drop off and pick up times. Key person is available to discuss with parents. More formal conversations can be had by making an appointment to see the child's key person
- What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?
We work closely with The children centre, local schools, a wide range of health and social care professionals.
We signpost and support families to services that they need.
Epi pen training
EHA (formally known as CAF)
SENCO training and regular attendance at SENCO update briefings.
- How accessible is our setting?
All our activities are planned to be fully inclusive. We work with parents and carers to ensure that all children are safe and included
The setting is wheelchair accesible.
We have a range of sensory resources
We do this on a case by case basis