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LPSW Statement of Purpose

Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound Aims:

  • Provide high quality day care that enhances the development, care and education of all children in a safe and stimulating environment, where they learn through play and collaboration between our staff and other children.  We believe this philosophy promotes the development of positive self-esteem and confidence in children.

  • Support the development of bilingualism through the daily use of incidental Welsh in our setting and providing care for children from welsh speaking families.

  • Embrace the ethos and principles of Early Years Wales.

  • Use the 'Foundation Phase' approach and the 'Skills Framework' at relevant ages and ability levels in order to provide broad and balanced experiences to support the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of each child. 

  • Assist each individual to reach their full potential and develop life-long learning skills.

  • Meet children’s needs as individuals and within groups as a provider of full day care.

 

Legal Status:

  • Llangyfelach Primary School Wraparound is registered by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) under part 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 to provide day care. 

  • Our CIW registration is displayed in the main office.

  • Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound welcomes all children and is registered by CIW to care for up to 50 children between the ages of 3 to under 12.

  • Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound is covered by public liability and employer’s liability insurance.  Certificates are displayed in the main office.

  • Our admissions policy gives details about how applications for admission to Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound are managed.

 

Operational Hours:

  • Breakfast Club     7:30am – 8:45am

  • Day Care (3-5)    8:30am – 5:30pm

  • Evening Club       3:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Staff: 

All staff are recruited, employed within and work to or exceed, regulatory requirements at all times. We welcome students on placement, volunteers and visitors who enrich the experiences of children. Policies and procedures that ensure children’s safety and wellbeing are paramount at all times are used.

 

Facilities Available:

We operate in the Nursery classroom for nursery children, Withdrawal Room & Main Hall for ages 4-7 and the Main Hall for ages 8-11.  We also use the Withdrawal Room and Library for activities throughout the whole age ranges for Wraparound and Day Care.

  • Breakfast and After School Club: Toilet Facilities, washing basins, access to school kitchen.

  • Day Care Service: Toilet Facilities, washing basins, kitchen and food preparation areas.

  • Outdoor Facilities: All areas have access to outdoor provision – school yard, games area, climbing trail, climbing wall, interactive learning area, stage area and role play areas.

 

Services: 

Nutrition:

  • Day Care Children require a packed lunch if they are staying on from the school nursery a.m. session.  They will be provided with a healthy snack and a light afternoon meal at 4:30pm, which will need to be ordered when booking.

  • Children attending the After School Service will be provided with a healthy snack and a light afternoon meal at 4:30pm, which will need to be ordered when booking.

  • Children’s individual needs and preferences are noted and recorded as they register to join the provision. 

 

Settling in Service (Day Care):

Our settling in service enables parents to support their child if they feel that a full day is a big step to make.  There are two options:

  • Option 1 – Book reduced hours initially and build up over time.

  • Option 2 – Stay with your child for a short time frame during the first few days to ease the transition to new arrangements.

 

Additional Learning Needs (ALN):

We have highly trained staff to deal with any additional learning needs and support required.  LPS ALN Leader (Carly Gaffney) works closely with our ALN Leader for Wraparound (Jessica Williams) to liaise and support educational planning throughout the service, who is always available to discuss needs and adaptations for enhancing provision for all.

 

Activities: 

We offer a wide range of activities that are planned to suit children’s age, stage and individual needs and meet our aims and objectives and reflect Welsh Government current strategy.  We provide adult-led and child-led experiences that are planned termly, weekly and daily in advance.

 

Here are examples of a typical day’s activities:

Breakfast Club

  • Board Games

  • Art and Craft

  • ICT Research

  • Movie Time

  • Outdoor Gamers

  • Adventure Trail

  • Sports Yard Games

  • Reading Time

Day Care 

  • Story time 

  • Free play

  • Indoor play

  • Outdoor play

  • Table activities

  • Craft time

  • Board games

  • WB games

  • Movie time

  • Snacks time

  • Singing

  • Rhymes

  • Messy play

  • Word games

  • Group games

  • Sensory games

Evening Club

  • Dance Club

  • Cookery Club

  • Swansea City

  • iPad Activities

  • Outdoor Sports

  • Gardening Club

  • Movie Club

  • Thinking Skills 

  • Research Skills

  • Story Club

  • ICT and Media

  • Homework Club

 

Security:

We have a large yard, suitable for the range of ages attending. This is securely fenced and gated. The children are supervised at all times. We are situated on a quiet estate in the heart of Llangyfelach. The building is only entered through a secure access door entry.

 

Parental Involvement: 

We believe that parents/carers are the prime carers and educators of their children and as such should be involved in all aspects of the provision.  We welcome parents/carers who would like to become involved in:

  • Assisting with the management of the provision

  • Fundraising

  • Attending relevant training courses and workshops that we may offer

 

The lasting benefit of parental involvement in a child's development and pre-school education is now clearly supported by academic research, as well as providing a lot of pleasure for parents/carers and their children.

 

Training: 

Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound is a member of Early Years Wales (EYW). This ensures that we are kept up-to-date with current developments and initiatives in the field of childcare and education. We receive Small Talk magazine, which offers practical advice and up-to-date information, and we are happy to share this with parents/carers. The provision also has access to other publications from EYW.

 

We work with the support of EYW to invest in our staff’s commitment to their continuous professional development through reliably endorsed courses, events and training pathways, and parents/carers are kept informed about these.

 

Policies and Procedures: 

Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound has produced a pack of policies and procedures that describe arrangements for dealing with routine operational practice, complaints, concerns, and any emergency that may occur during operational hours. They are designed to ensure effective and safe management of our service and to offer the best possible environment and experience for the children and families who use it. The policies and procedures are developed and maintained in line with and/or exceed national minimum standards and regulations. They are reviewed regularly (at least annually) and updated (CIW are informed of any changes) as necessary. The policy pack is available for all who visit, work in or use Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound to see. All documents can be found on the school website in the wraparound area.

 

Prices & Fees:

Please see our charges here.

 

Starting in the Provision:

Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound acknowledges the importance of parents/carers and staff working together to help children settle in the provision and develop confidence to participate in all the activities offered. Some children take longer than others to settle. The treatment of each child as an individual is our main concern. Parents/carers may stay for the whole or part of the session, depending on the needs of their child (as described above in our Settling in Service).

 

Observations, Assessment and Record Keeping:

Our staff take a reflective approach to their work, using observation as a tool to plan activities and ensure children’s needs are met. The progress of children is assessed by observation and recorded using our online tracking system, which is shared and discussed with parents.  Our records are kept in line with our confidentiality policy and are available for discussion with parents/carers at any time.

 

Terms and Conditions:

These are set out in the contract between parents/carers and Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound and implicit within our policies and procedures. 

The contract must be signed and the registration form must be completed by parents/carers before their child attends. 

 

Copies of all documents can be obtained from the school office, staff and the school website.

 

Changes:

  • CIW, parents and carers are informed of any changes to this statement of purpose which is reviewed at least annually or as a result of a change in operational practice.
  • Whenever practicable CIW is notified 28 days before a change is to take effect.
  • This statement of purpose is supported by our operational plan and any changes to one will be reflected in the other.

 

Contact CIW:

Regional office:

Government Buildings
Picton Terrace
Carmarthen
SA31 3BT

Telephone: 01267 245160
Fax: 01267 245140

https://careinspectorate.wales

 

Equality Impact Assessment:

Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

 

Next Review Date:  

September 2021

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  • Year 1 95.2
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