We welcome you to our Playgroup established for over 21 years. It is a not-for-profit organisation, run by qualified staff and part of Holy Trinity church.
Our faith, qualifications and experience means we offer day care and sessional care in an environment where we can encourage what is important to you and your child. Whilst you as parents are the primary role models in your children’s lives, we also wish to support you in this role. We wish for them to feel happy, confident and secure, to be sociable, kind and caring to others, to be independent with a clear sense of right and wrong, be eager to learn and have lots of fun experiencing Jesus’ love in action.
We are situated close to the town centre in the community of Belle Vue, near to Coleham Primary school. We offer a stimulating outdoor area for every child to access each session as we believe outdoor experiences are as important to children as indoor.
Each child is allocated a Key Person who will liaise with you and record your child’s development but all our staff are eager to welcome you and discuss your child’s interests and achievements.
Although we are a Christian based group, all children and their families are welcome at Holy Trinity regardless of their faith and culture. Everybody here, adults and children, welcomes you into our friendly group.
All children with SEND play a full part int he daily life of the setting and are encouraged to join in all activities.
The entrance is ramped and wheelchair users can access the main classrooms and toilet for the disabled.
Parents will always be kept infomred of any additional or different provision being iven and invited to contribute to and attend any review meetings about their child.
Children who make slower progress will be gtiven carefully differentiated learning opportunities to help them progress with regular and frequent careful monitoring of their progress, which will involve the parents/carers and children in working in partnership with the setting.
All children will receive a broad and balanced curriculum, relevant to the needs of the individual. Access to the curriculum is therefore facilitated by whatever means necessary to ensure that success is achieved.
We aim to recognise strengths as well as weaknesses and try to involve all children in the activities of the setting.
We endeavour to give the appropriate enrichment programme to extend the more-able and gifted children in our care.
Early identification assessment and intervention are recognised as the key to meeting the needs of the individual child.
- WHAT THE PLAYGROUP PARENTS HAVE TO SAY:
Key Person system
Organisation of sessions
What to wear
Links with schools
Links with Home
Holy Trinity Toddler Group
SESSIONS & FEES
All fees are payable at the start of each month upon receipt of an invoice from us.
Payment may be made by cash or cheque made payable to Holy Trinity Playgroup.
Fees are reviewed annually in September.
When you child is eligible for funding you will be required to complete a form.
Any additional hours to those funded will be invoiced/paid for separately.
Holy Trinity Playgroup operates in line with Shropshire L.A. and is not open on Bank holidays, P.D Days and annual school holidays.
Newsletter – Summer Term 2018
All children between the age of three and their first term in Year One at school are classified as being at the Foundation Stage, thus this is a period usually covering not only their time at playgroup, but also the reception class in a primary school. The government has set out a series of early learning goals made up of outcomes, that the majority of children are expected to be able to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage (not on leaving Playgroup)!
Dependent on the number of sessions a week your child attends, they will be covering some or all of the government Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes, which consist of the following learning areas:
The three prime areas for learning:
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
These goals focus upon a child learning to work, play, co-operate with others and function in a group beyond the family. They cover important areas of personal, social, moral and spiritual development, including the development of personal values and an understanding of self and others.
2. Communication and Language
These goals cover important aspects of language and development. Children must be helped to acquire competence in English as soon as possible, making use, where appropriate, of their developing competence in talking and listening.
3. Physical development
These goals focus upon children’s developing physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in indoor and outdoor environments. They include establishing positive attitudes towards a healthy, active way of life.
The four specific areas of learning:
1. Understanding the world
These goals focus upon children’s developing knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world. They provide a foundation for historical, geographic, scientific and technological learning.
These outcomes cover important aspects of mathematical understanding and provide the foundation for numeracy. They focus on achievement through practical activities, and on using and understanding language in the development of simple mathematical ideas.
These goals focus upon children’s learning and competence in being read to and beginning to read and write and these skills must be supported and extended.
4. Expressive arts & design
These goals focus on the development of children’s imagination and the ability to communicate and to express ideas and feelings in creative ways.
Special Needs Policy:
We aim to have regard to the DfE Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of special educational needs, and to provide a welcome and appropriate learning opportunity for all children.
Supporting parents with a child with SEND:
- We will approach all parents with sensitivity.
- We will share all information with parents in an open and honest manner – when specific incidents need further discussion we will provide a comfortable private environment in which to do it.
- Parents will be involved in agreeing and setting strategies for support in the setting and how they can support these strategies at home.
- Parents’ confidentiality will be respected at all times.
Equal Opportunities Policy
We believe that the group’s activities should be open to all children and families, and to all adults committed to their welfare. We aim to ensure that all who wish to join, work in, or volunteer to help our organisation have an equal chance to do so.
We respect the fact that some families have differing beliefs, and some children have special needs, regarding food and drinks. We will endeavour to provide refreshments that are suitable for your child and would be grateful for as much information as you can provide on the subject as soon as possible.
Allocated sessions will be invoiced for regardless of attendance (unless prior agreement has been arranged with the manager). Should you wish to alter your child’s sessions in any way, please approach the manager.