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Playmates Centre 56

We are a charity run.

* Nursery, Afterschool for children 2years to 14 years Support

* Centre for Families Living with or fleeing Domestic Abuse. 

* We also provide support for families living in a crisis situation be it drugs, drink, mental health, bad housing or feeling isolated from family and friends.

We are open all year round from 8:30 till 5:45 Monday to Friday

School Holidays 8:30 till 3:00 Monday to Friday

50 weeks a year closed only over the Christmas Holidays.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Paula Graves
Contact Position
Nursery & After school Manager
Telephone
E-mail
hello@centre56.org.uk
Website
https://www.centre56.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Playmates
Address
Centre 56
Rumney Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
Postcode
L4 1UB
Notes

Playmates at Centre 56 has been operating for over 45 years and has always been at the heart of the community.

Centre 56 is a  day nursery where children can come and play learn and develop in a safe, stimulating, caring, inclusive environment. Children are cared for by vetted and suitably qualified staff members who treat children as individuals in their own right and will encourage them to develop at their own pace and in their own time. Centre 56 provides a warm, caring and friendly environment for children who are living with or fleeing domestic abuse..  Children are free to explore and play indoors and outside, the Centre has a large secure outdoor space where children are free to run, climb, ride and run with their friends.

Other Details

Costs

Please contact provider for cost details.

Availability

Other notes

Our critierias are families suffering or fleeing Domestic Abuse, and families in crisis

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Details
At Centre 56 we aim to be as inclusive as possible and we strongly believe that all children deserve and have the right to equality of opportunities regardless of any additional needs and or disabilities We will endeavour to make any changes/adaptions necessary that are reasonable and practical to ensure that all children are welcome at Centre 56.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Asthma
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Motor impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Physical impairment
Downs syndrome
Visual impairment
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
All dietry requirements are catered for at Centre 56

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Yes
Details
At Centre 56 we recognise and respect diversity. We teach children to have tolerance and respect for all cultures, religions, faiths and beliefs. We welcome ALL children and their families at Centre 56 and enjoy learning about our own and other people's cultures and beliefs.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Places available immediately 2 yr old children recieve 3 full days and 3/4 yr old children recieve 4 full days all year round if crieria is met and funding agreed.
Date updated
24/09/2020

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 2:30
Tuesday 08:30 2:30
Wednesday 08:30 2:30
Thursday 08:30 2:30
Friday 08:30 2:30
Facilities
Books
Accessible Parking
Outdoor Playspace
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
class rooms
Climbing Frame
Pet Fish
Cookery
Playroom
Private Changing Area
Dressing up
Drop-in Facilities
Quiet Room
Dance
Private Nursery Garden
Dance Sessions
Extended Services school
Educational Activites
Sand and Water Play
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
sports
Garden
TVDVD
Visit & Outings
Meeting Rooms
Storytime
Kitchencooking
Toys
Open Space
Out-door Play
Wrap-Around Places
Messy Play
Music

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
Yes
Details
We collect from Kirkdale St Lawrence CofE Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY443434
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

If your child is new to our setting then his/her progress will be assessed initially through discussions with yourselves and a starting point will determined using the what to expect when document. We always start with what the child CAN already do, children's progress is then monitored and discussed with you regularly and uploaded to our online learning journal system. We ensure children are reaching their appropriate developmental milestones using guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document.

If you have concerns your child is not reaching appropriate developmental milestones, we will then be able to provide appropriate support for your child if required. We are happy to liaise  with any other professionals and to support you in accessing services or to signpost you to appropriate  services for support.

We will always seek consent before putting any support in place for you and your family and parents will be involved in the process every step of the way. If parents have any concerns with regard to their child, they can have a discussion with their child's key carer or the settings trained Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and they will be able to support you and your child appropriately.

The settings SENCO receives regular updated training and attends regular consortia and cluster groups to ensure she is able to provide appropriate support to the staff team or any child or their family.

We will also liaise with any other or previous setting attended by your child including childminders, again with your consent.

  1. How will the staff in the setting support my child?

The progress of all children is monitored and reviewed regularly and shared with parents using our online learning journey system. We measure progress using; the EYFS assessment guidance, Learning Journals, observations, sensory play and small group work. Each child is assigned a key carer who will be responsible for liaising with parents to establish children's starting points, observing, assessing and planning appropriate and stimulating activities for the child’s age and stage of development and that are based on children's individual and unique interests to support them to make progress in all areas of learning and development.

Key carers and the settings SENCO can also support you and your family to access specialist services if required. 

  1. How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs?

The setting organises the key groups according to chronological age, this ensures activities are more likely to be age and stage appropriate to the children within that group. The curriculum is adapted to meet a child's individual needs and interests and based on what parents have observed at home also.

  1. What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting? 

We work in partnership with a number of other agencies and professionals such as the local authority and other health and social care services such as educational psychologists and speech and language therapists and many more health and social support services.

We attend regular consortia, cluster and training events with a range of other professionals and are able to access specialist services and support if required.

The staff team hold various qualifications from Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), Ba Hons and the majority of the staff team hold a level 3 qualification or above. Staff members can also support you to complete an Early Help assessment tool (EHAT) form and organise a multi agency response for your child and your family. 

All staff hold current paediatric first aid qualifications and have received training on various other subjects from speech and language development to supporting children with ASD, behaviour management and supporting children's ACES. 

  1. How accessible is the setting?

The setting is wheelchair accessible. We are happy to discuss your child's individual needs and to make any reasonable adjustments necessary. We will create a care plan for your child with you and we can discuss any equipment, adjustments or training needs necessary to provide appropriate care for your child. 

  1. How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education?

We work closely with all of the local schools and beyond and have done so for quite some time. We have an effective transition policy and procedure in place and have received positive feedback from parents. We complete transition forms for each child that are shared with the child’s new setting with parental consent. We will also visit the schools with the children or invite the child’s teacher to our setting. We will also prepare the children by engaging in a number of activities and events that will help them have a stronger understanding of the changes ahead and prepare them for their transition.   

  1. How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?

We recognise and value the contribution a parent can make to their child's learning and development and encourage parents to be as involved as they can in our Centre community.

We invite parents to discuss their child's progress regularly formally during regular parents evenings and informally during chats at the beginning or end of the day. Parents are encouraged to contribute to their child's learning journal and will be given the opportunity to share experiences and observations of their child using our online learning journal system

Parents volunteer regularly at the setting, they are involved in weekly walks, stay and play sessions, local trips and outings and social events.

We also send out regular questionnaires asking parents and children their views and opinions with regard to all aspects of the day to day running of the Nursery and afterschool club, and will adapt policies or practice where reasonable, based on those views and opinions.

 

 

 

Contact Name
Paula Graves
Contact Telephone
0151 727 1355
Contact Email
hello@centre56.org.uk
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