Cygnets Preschool

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Cygnets Preschool Vision

We will work together to make Cygnets Preschool the best it can be!

Cygnets Preschool is committed to providing outstanding quality childcare that supports individual needs, promotes self-esteem, curiosity, cultural diversity and equal opportunity, while promoting individual growth to its highest potential.

Cygnets Preschool believe that learning should be fun in order to be successful. When children are provided a safe, secure and stimulating environment and given the opportunity to learn through self-initiated and some directed activities in small and large groups, they learn through experimentation, enquiry and exploration by actively discovering concepts at their own pace. Our topics support the child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth and encourage the continued growth and education of families and staff.

A fundamental part of our beliefs is communication, primarily strong links between home and preschool and the communication between staff and parents/carers. This relationship is facilitated through a steady stream of information from our staff and administrator to parents via e-mail, daily or weekly journals, newsletters, closed Facebook updates, and an open-door policy for any and all questions and concerns.

Our Mission Statement

  • Provide high standards of learning and teaching offering a high quality preschool education with a broad balanced curriculum building on and extending the children’s interests through play, encouraging them to be successful learners.
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages individual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth in children from two years to four and a half years.
  • Participation in consistent team work between staff and parents/carers.
  • Respect individual needs and differences, responding appropriately to the needs of its children, parents/carers, staff and the community.
  • To encourage independence, perseverance and concentration.
  • To ensure a smooth transition from one stage to the next.
  • To ensure each child is equally valued and to value childhood as a stage of life.
  • To develop an awareness, understanding and respect for the rich diversity of the local community, celebrating each other’s differences.

Our Core Values - 

Individuality

  • Believe in the potential of each person
  • Value teamwork because cooperative efforts produce superior results
  • Recognise that individuals contribute more when given more authority and accountability at their disposal
  • Show respect and concern for each other
  • Value diversity
  • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable work environment that offers personal job satisfaction and professional growth

Excellence

  • Know parents’ requirements and expectations, and working to meet and exceed them
  • Define our services to the parents up front in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to providing excellent childcare and a broad balanced curriculum building on and extending the children’s interests through play, encouraging them to be successful learners
  • Believe that everything can be improved
  • Achieve excellence in maintaining a safe, healthy and clean child friendly preschool
  • Take ownership and pride in what we do

 Trustworthiness

  • Treat others the way we want to be treated
  • Demonstrate integrity in all our relationships
  • Maintain honest and ethical behaviour in all our activities
  • Place high priority on building trust
  • Consistently do what we say we will do
  • Communicate candidly, frankly and constructively
  • Have exemplary relationships with children and their parents/carers

 Innovation

  • Be innovative, creative, productive and efficient
  • Challenge and review past practices for continuous improvement
  • Exercise personal initiative
  • Listen and share ideas with others
  • Be proactive in creating change that can lead to our achieving greater success

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Good
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
EY267146Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
DatetypeOutcome
22/01/2008IntegratedGood
18/10/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/12/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
02/12/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/06/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
15/05/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Hayley Durbin
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07738 118875 07738 118875
E-mail
manager.cygnets@gmail.com
Website
www.cygnetspreschool.org
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Where to go

Name
Cygnets Preschool
Address
c/o Langford Village CP School
Peregrine Way
Langford Village
Bicester
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX26 6SX
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Costs

Costs
£21.00  Per session
Costs
£45.50  Per day
Costs
£7.00  Per hour
Details

The above costs are based on a 2 year old/preschooler attending, without funding.

For 3-4 year old preschool places (without funding), the following charges apply

  • AM or PM session of 3 hours - £18.00 (£6.00 ph)
  • Wraparound session of 3.5 hours (morning or afternoon) - £21.00

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
Children
Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Yes
Details
Accessible parking available. Provision is situated in a portacabin with very limited space but can be adapted to care for a disabled child.
Special Needs provision
Yes
Special Needs Experience
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Disabilities affecting mobility
Profound and complex disabilities
Conditions requiring medical support
Able to assist with moving and handling
Hearing Impairment
Able to administer medication
Details
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children.Provider is interested in developing the care for children with specific requirements/disabled children.
Provision for special dietary needs
Yes
Experience
Yes
Can make special cultural provisions
Experience
Yes

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes
Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes
Partnership settings
Langford Village School Nursery

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8.45am 3:15pm
Facilities
Messy Play Area
Water play
Accessible toilet
Accessible changing facilities
Chickens
Arts and crafts
Computer
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Sandpit
Garden
Slide
Educational Toys

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

Schools
Langford Village Community Primary School

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