Organisation Details

Organisation

Name
First Steps Twerton Children's Centre

Venue Address

Address 1
Woodhouse Road
Address 2
Twerton
Town
Bath
County
Bath & North East Somerset
Postcode
BA2 1SY

More About The Organisation

Organisation Description

About the Organisation

Based in the heart of Twerton, next to St. Michael’s Junior School, the centre delivers educational day care for children under five, together with family and parenting support and advice and outreach work.

In addition to the 60 place nursery, parenting groups, courses and advice sessions are delivered through the Twerton centre, these include: Baby Clinic, Baby Massage, Job Centre Plus, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Family Information Service advice sessions in addition to targeted Community Learning courses. Our Family Services Team also run groups such as Stay and Play in our Annexe at Dominion Road and in other local buildings.

Our friendly staff team are trained and experienced, and include qualified teachers, Early Years Professionals, early years and childcare staff, social workers, outreach workers and family support workers. Wherever we run our services, we seek to provide a family-friendly, safe and stimulating environment where you and/or your children can play and learn together with other children and families.

How do people access your service?
They can drop in

Organisation Details

Type Of Service
Friendships, Relationships and Community Activity Provider
Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

SEND Contact

Do you have a SEND/Inclusion Contact?

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

We aim to work in partnership with parents and value their detailed knowledge of their child and so we meet regularly with parents to ensure they are kept informed of their child’s progress.

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Language Monitoring Tool, as well as the Two Year old review to gather knowledge on each child’s development. We record observations of each child’s achievements and interests, on a computerized system, relating them to the 7 areas of learning of the Early years Foundation Stage and the Characteristics of Early learning. We use this information, together with the parent’s views and any specialist assessments, to identify any children who are not reaching age related expectations.

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

When a child is identified as needing extra support, we discuss this with the parent / carer. Any actions are agreed jointly and vary according to the child’s needs. It may include providing extra support within the setting, or making a referral to an external agency and responding to their recommendations. We have frequently requested statutory assessments leading to a statement for a child, and have been part of a trial of the Education, Health and Care plans.

Conditions
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Physical Disability Learning Difficulty Communication Mental Health

This organisation was last updated on Monday, 24 Jul 2017 6:57 PM - if you think this information is out of date or inaccurate then please let us know

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