Tiny Toez Pre-School @ Hunter House
Tiny Toez Pre-School @ Hunter House was previously a 29 place setting and was able to accommodate 29 children per session for two sessions per day but following a recent expansion following a rise in occupancy, it is now a 58 place setting per session and is just minutes from Feltham High Street and Feltham station. At our setting, we put into practice our belief that education and fun do come hand in hand! With a bright and stimulating environment and a large multi-purpose outdoor area, our children are provided with endless opportunities to meet their early learning goals.
There are plenty of opportunities for child-led play, and our setting is mainly free flow, which means the children can run from one indoor play area to another or, in many cases, straight outside into a secure area, as the mood takes them.
Our practitioners are there all the time, ensuring they’re safe, and ready with suggestions or questions to stimulate further play.
We believe children flourish outdoors, close to nature in the fresh air. And they love it! Just make sure your child has a pair of wellies for bad weather and a sun hat and sun cream in the summer. We balance safety, on the one hand, and children’s natural desire to take risks, on the other. So, our play area with climbing equipment and slides has a soft-play surfacing so that any fall is comfortably cushioned. Our outdoor play area is also perfect for trikes and bikes and also has a shady, cosy area where children can engage in quieter activities like painting, drawing or reading. We are perfectly situated to take advantage of the passing trains and overhead aeroplanes which children love spotting and waving to!
We often hear that technological advances are stealing our jobs. Not at Tiny Toez. With the help of Early Years log, we are now freeing up our staff’s time so they can focus even more on your child. What’s more, wherever you are, you can have instant secure online access to your key person’s observations on your child, maybe even a photo, video or audio clip. This means you are just a touchscreen away from your child. Genuine two-way communication wherever you and your smart phone might be!
Led by a senior management team consisting of an Early Years Teacher and a qualified and driven Childcare Manager, the staff team at the setting consists of a management team qualified to Foundation degree level and practitioners who are qualified, fun loving and have the passion for working with children. We also take the opportunity to recruit apprentices who are extremely keen to soak up all that knowledge and experience our practitioners have to offer and they make a fantastic addition to the team; together they are able to push for excellence and ensure that all children in their care are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Our settings within the Borough also work closely together, sharing ideas and good practice – sometimes even staff. We like to use our own staff to cover for a sick colleague rather than agency staff, and so, where possible, we deliberately over staff our nurseries to ensure the children are surrounded by familiar faces.
How we support SEND
- Named SENCO
- The designated SENCO for our setting is Natalie Smith. Our SENCO works full time in this role and is available every day at the pre-school. She has completed the Hounslow SENCO training provided by the Local Authority and attends regular training and forums to keep up to date with knowledge and current initiatives in SEND.
We have a strong team that is experienced in identifying, supporting and meeting the needs of children with a range of additional needs including:
- Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN)
- Social Communication difficulties (SCD)
- A diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Development delay (DD)
We are currently supporting children with the following needs:
- Speech, Language and Communication needs
- Social Communication difficulties
- A diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
We work closely with the Local Authorities Special Educational Needs Advisory Teacher to implement Individual Support Plan's for children and have offered further support and guidance for children and their families. We ensure that all children are included within our setting and welcome children with a range of needs.
We have staff trained in the following:
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Supporting children with attention and listening difficulties
- Use of visual aids
- Bucket time
- Special time
- Intensive interaction
We have staff that are training in running a range of small group interventions including:
- Playing and Learning to Socialise Programme
- Early Communication group
Staff are confident in using a range of screening tools to support with early identification of needs. The setting SENCO is trained in writing and implementing targeted Individual Support Plans (ISPs). The SENCO is confident in making referrals to outside agencies as and when required e.g. Referrals to Speech and Language Therapy. The SENCO is experienced in making requests for consideration of statutory assessments. She is also experienced in making contributions to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). We do undertake training and obtain advice from outside professionals/specialists to meet the needs of children with additional needs accessing our provision.
- The building does not restrict access, the setting is all on one level.
- The setting has disabled toilets (both for adults and children to access) and changing facilities.
- We have carpeted area in the main room and furniture that can be moved for accessibility.
- We have small group rooms which are available daily.
Reasonable adjustments/adaptations will be made, where appropriate, in accordance with requirements of the Equality Act (2010). The SENCO will meet with the parents/carers of a child with specific needs to plan how to make adjustments to ensure accessibility. A risk assessment would be written up with the parents/carers if required.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 28/11/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.
- Has vacancies
We have both full time and part time vacancies available for children aged 2-5 years. We also have 2, 3 and 4 year old funding spaces available.
- Opening Times
Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday to Friday 8am 4pm
- Term Time Contracts
- Further details
We are contactable all year round regarding enquiries including when the setting is closed, if you would like to contact us please call 07914767422.
- Free Places for 2 year olds
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
- Age Range
- From 2 to 5