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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 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.

We at 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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Emily Ralph
Contact Position
Pre-school Administrator
Telephone
07875 238736
E-mail
bicester.cygnets@gmail.com
Website
http://www.cygnetspre-school.co.uk/

Where to go

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

Current Ofsted Judgment

Good

Good

Requires Improvement

Good

Requires Improvement

Good

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£13.50 Per session
£15.75 Per half day
Details

The above costs are based on a 3 or 4 year old attending without funding.

For 2 year old preschool places (without funding), the following charges apply

  • Pre-school session of 3 hours (2 year olds/morning or afternoon) - £15.00
  • Wraparound session of 3.5 hours (morning or afternoon) - £15.75

If you are in receipt of 3 or 4 year old funding, the current rate paid to us excludes food supplied or any of the extra activities/events we offer.  In order to continue to provide the high quality setting we strive to maintain for your child, we ask that a voluntary payment of £0.47 per funded hour is paid by you.

E.g. An additional £7.05 per week if you are in receipt of the full 15 hours funding for Cygnets plus the fees at our normal rate of £4.50 per hour for any additional hours over and above the 15 or 30 hours you have with us.

The amount owed will be emailed to you on a monthly invoice at the beginning of each month.

We fully support the introduction of the additional funding and have seen over the last year many families have benefited hugely from greatly reduced childcare fees. Whilst we want to continue to provide this service for you, if we do not receive these voluntary payments we will have to reassess whether it is financially viable for Cygnets to continue to offer funded places.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that as a charity we are a non-profit organisation which means 100% of our income is put into making a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment for your child.

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
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
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

Has Provision
Yes
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
SEN training updated on a regular basis
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Conditions requiring medical support
Disabilities affecting mobility
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Profound and complex disabilities
Speech, language and communication difficulties
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.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 to 4 (spaces available = )
Details
September / Jan / April Intake

Please contact provider for further details

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

When is childcare available?
Term Times
Weekdays


Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8.45am 3:15pm

Other Availabilty
In partnership with Langford Village Primary School, we offer wraparound sessions. Children attending either morning or afternoon nursery class at the school can apply for additional wraparound sessions at Cygnets.
8.45am – 12.15pm (for children attending the afternoon nursery class)
11.45pm – 3.15pm (for children attending the morning nursery class)

Facilities
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Chickens
Climbing Frame
Computer
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Garden
Messy Play Area
Sandpit
Slide
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Langford Village Community Primary School

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY267146
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
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

Last checked on 06/04/2020

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