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The Setting

Sandhills preschool, nursery, childcare, headington, oxford

Key person and pre-school families
Each child will be assigned a Key person and will be part of that Key persons pre-school family.
Your child’s Key person will be responsible for settling your child in when they join us and will build a close relationship with you and your family during your time with us. They will be your first port of call for anything you wish to discuss about your child on a day to day basis and they will be responsible for monitoring your Child’s learning and development, learning about their likes and interests so activities and experiences can be planned to support all children’s individual requirements. Meetings will be arranged with you to discuss your child’s development, however you are welcome to come and discuss your child’s progress at anytime with your Key person.

Equal opportunities and inclusion
We offer a very warm welcome to all children and their families regardless of their class, culture, religion or disability. We aim to ensure individual requirements are met and support is given where needed, through our trained staff, and outside agencies where required.

We practice a promoting positive behaviour approach. If however a child displays persistently challenging behaviour, we will notify parents/carers of this and will work closely with them to offer a consistent approach to dealing with the behaviour.

Safety and security
All staff and committee members have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The front doors are closed during the session when not outside. All outside gates are checked and there is a lock on the main gate. All areas are risk assessed before the children are allowed to play outside. All Children are registered in and out and must be collected from their Key person. If someone else is picking your child up we must be informed of this before hand and the name/description of the person must be given. Please make sure you pick up at the correct time so the pre-school remains in correct ratio.

We ask you not to bring your children in if they are unwell. Children with an infectious disease must remain at home until the doctor says they are fit to return. Our policy on sickness and diarrhoea is ’48 hours clear of their last bout of sickness and/or diarrhoea’. If your child falls ill during pre-school you will be asked to collect your child.

We hope that you and your child will be happy during your time at pre-school, however if there is any aspect you are unhappy with, in the first instance speak with your child’s Key person, if your Key person is unable to resolve your concerns please speak with the pre-school manager, and finally the chair of the pre-school committee. If you are not happy that the setting has addressed your concern satisfactorily you can contact Ofsted on 03001231231.

Ofsted inspections
We can be inspected by Ofsted at anytime without prior notice. We are pleased to say that on our last inspection on 20th January 2017 we received a grading of ‘outstanding’. Please click on the following link for the full Ofsted report Ofsted-Sandhills Pre-School report.