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“Giving our families the best start in life.” South Acton Children’s Centre Prospectus

“Giving our families the best start in life.”

South Acton Children’s Centre Prospectus

“Giving our families the best start in life.” South Acton Children’s Centre Prospectus

Contents:

Letter from the Head of Centre

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Our Mission

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Our Ethos

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The History of the Children’s Centre

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The Curriculum

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Safeguarding Children

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Policies

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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

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Admissions

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General Information

 

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Allocations & Staffing Numbers

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Holly Room

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Cherry

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General Information   16 Allocations & Staffing Numbers 17 Holly Room 18 Cherry 19 2
Willow Room (0-2Years) Chestnut and Oak 20 Wrap around Care 21 I Can 23 24

Willow Room (0-2Years)

Chestnut and Oak

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Wrap around Care

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I Can

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General Information

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Group Information

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Parent Testimony

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Letter from the Chair of Governors

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Partnership Working

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Contact Us

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All information is correct at time of print: July 2011

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Welcome to our Children’s Centre. We are here to help every child in Acton get the best start in life. We provide a wide range of services to children and their families from pre-pregnancy to the age of 5 years, including education, childcare, health services, groups and many forms of family support. Our offer includes a nursery school, three specialist units for children with SEN, full day care, wrap-a-round care and a holiday play scheme. The Early Start Team and Midwifes are soon to operate from the centre to further

extend our services.

South Acton Children’s Centre is the hub centre and provides the lead for the five centres in the Acton Locality. We also operate from others venues around the area. The Governors and staff are very proud of our reputation as a warm, friendly and caring centre where children develop well. We work in close partnership with parents to help them to reach their potential as confident, resourceful, happy and capable people. You can read all about our centre’s aims and

values and the services we offer on this website. We all hope our website provides you with the information you need but welcome phone calls and visits should you wish to know more.

Very Best Wishes

and visits should you wish to know more. Very Best Wishes Bev Kellett Head of Centre

Bev Kellett Head of Centre

Message from the Head of Centre 5
Message from the Head of Centre
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OUR

MISSION

A Mission Statement is a formal short written statement of the purpose of a company or organisation, and this is ours:

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We believe that every child, family and member of staff matters and at South Acton Children’s Centre we work hard to create a place where we can all learn and grow together. We work in partnership to promote fairness, respect, empathy and a sense of community within a caring and inclusive environment. We want to create a safe, happy place where children become curious, confident, creative learners. We feel a real strength of our Nursery School and Children’s Centre is the passion, commitment and

expertise of our staff and governors in striving to achieve the very best for all of our children and families.

Mission Statement about British Values

(in line with Ofsted requirements we also adopt the following statement)

At South Acton we value the diverse community that we serve. We promote: mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs, individual liberty,

Our Centre’s ethos is clear in

everything we do. It serves as a guide for our conduct and practice in all our work. We strive to:

Work in partnership. We value the

knowledge and experience of parents and carers. We work in partnership with other professionals and outside agencies to offer the best support and education to our families.

Achieve a high standard of care and

education. We want every child to achieve their potential and enjoy their time in education. We provide a creative, educational approach to learning through play to support individual growth and achievement. We are committed to the care and education of children with special educational needs and where possible these children will be integrated into main stream provision.

Continue

our

family

centred

approach. We want all individuals to be valued, develop self-esteem and learn to respect the worth of others. To this end we offer a warm, safe, stimulating and flexible environment where all children and their families are valued.

Create a “can-do” culture. We will

ensure that everyone working in the centre will show qualities of respect, courtesy, kindness and compassion to others whilst offering an innovative professional service that meets the needs of our families.

Invest in our staff. We work to train

and develop our staff to the highest standards. The single most important factor in delivering our aspirations for children is a first class workforce. So we will continue to drive up the quality and capacity of those working in the Children’s Centre.

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THE HISTORY OF THE CENTRE

Years of experience have shaped the Centre into the unique service that it is today.

T he South Acton Estate was fortunate to have been served by

Hanbury Nursery Centre and Heathfield

Nursery School since the 1970s - They amalgamated in 2002 and became South Acton Children’s Centre

The decision was then made to join the two buildings physically by assembling a light and airy structure which also accommodated the Family and Community Team a welcoming, information filled Reception, a training room and meeting rooms. More recently the Family and community Team have merged with Ealing’s Early Start Team.

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The Early Start Team is made up of professionals from both NHS and Local Authority and includes Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, Speech and Language Therapists . This team will very soon be operating from the children’s centre in a bid to bring all the services a young family requires under one roof.

The remit is to bring together early education, childcare, health and family support for the benefit of young children (under the age of five) with the aim of improving the health and well-being of families and children from before birth to age five.

Over time the staff and expertise from Hanbury and Heathfield have merged to form a high quality school and childcare

facility for children from 6 months to 5, including our specialist SEN provision which is accessed by children from across Ealing.

for children from 6 months to 5, including our specialist SEN provision which is accessed by
Prime areas Three areas that are crucial for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and

Prime areas

Three areas that are crucial for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These are:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and emotional Development

Specific areas

The centre adheres to the Early Years

Foundation Stage Framework. This is

the government’s statutory guidance for

the education and care of children up to

the age of 5.

The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from the ages of 0 to 5 years. It is divided into 7 areas of learning and development:

Four areas that are introduced when developmentally appropriate to strengthen and build upon the prime areas. These are:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

At South Acton Children’s Centre we believe that, like adults, children learn best when they are self-motivated and

interested. All teaching is delivered via carefully planned play and provision both indoors and outdoors. Through play young children:

Have practical experiences

Explore and investigate

Use their imagination

Do not feel threatened or risk failing

Make sense of their world

Learn at their own level

Learn at their own pace

Find out that learning is fun

For further information on the Early Years foundation stage please click on the link. www.foundationyears.org.uk

For More information see pages 10-11

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There are four overall principles for birth to five year olds. These are:

THE

CURRICULUM

A programme of activities and learning opportunities designed for children whilst at SACC

1. A unique child (All about the child) 2. Positive Relationships (All about those who have contact with the child)

3. Enabling Environments (The learning environment home/school)

4. Learning & Development (How they learn).

T he statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed throughout the Centre and the practice guidance sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to the age of five.

Young children are naturally curious and learn by being given the opportunity to develop their own interests and friendships, and through exploring and being active. Each child’s needs are recognised by

and being active. Each child’s needs are recognised by 10 a Key Person who has special
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a Key Person who has special responsibility for working with them, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their family.

The Key Persons keep careful records of each child’s progress and plan for their learning to ensure that they are given the opportunity to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge across all curriculum areas. >

This continues into Reception with Early Learning Goals at the end!
This continues
into Reception with
Early Learning
Goals at the
end!

Information about the curriculum is regularly updated on the display boards throughout the Centre and parents are kept fully informed about how their children are developing.

The Children’s Centre follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which cover seven areas. These are:

Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSE - Relationships)

Communication, and Language

Physical Development

Literacy

Mathematical Development

Understanding the World (K&U - Science, Geography, History ICT)

Expressive Art and Design

The Centre is regulated by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) and inspected at regular intervals. Our latest report can be found on our website or accessed from the OFSTED website:

www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports

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SAFEGUARDING

CHILDREN

protection procedures are in place and ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount. We have a duty to enable children who are in need of support to come forward, and will take appropriate action to safeguard their well-being.

The

Early

Years

Foundation

Stage

We have a Safeguarding Policy and we

We have vigorous recruitment

Framework

is

a

central

part

of

the

ensure that staff have the training that

Childcare

Act

2008.

Part

of

this

they need to help do their job well. We

legislation

requires

providers

like

also have members of the Leadership

Children’s

Centres

to

take

necessary

and Management Team who are the

steps

to

safeguard

and

promote

Nominated Safeguarding Person (NSP)

children’s welfare.

The Centre staff work in partnership with parents, children and other professionals from the health sector, social care and education in order to ensure the welfare of all the children who use our Centre.

for the Centre. In line with legislation there will always be at least one NSP on site during opening hours

procedures in place to ensure that staff employed at the Centre have undergone police criminal record checks. Safe recruitment of staff is a part of

As

a

Centre we have

to ensure that

safeguarding and promoting the welfare

appropriate safeguarding and child

of children, which is an important part of

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the government’s plan for children.

If you have any queries or concerns about safeguarding, you can ask to speak to the Nominated Safeguarding Person here at the Children’s Centre.

concerns about safeguarding, you can ask to speak to the Nominated Safeguarding Person here at the

W e have many policies which

ensure

that

they

are

kept

up

to

date

and

cover all aspects of our

relevant.

work including learning and teaching, health and safety, special needs,

If you would like to see a full list of the Centre’s

safeguarding equal

policies

they

are

opportunities.

obtainable

from

the

They

are

designed

to

Main Reception - please

feel free to request and

help all members of the

Centre

community

see

w h i c h

a

copy

of y o u

any

in a r e

d e v e l o p knowledge,

s i m i l a r skills,

interested.

attitudes

and

ways

of

working

with

children,

families and each other.

Some

of

them

are

required

by

law,

while

others

have

been

produced

to

improve

practice and they are all

to

reviewed regularly

improve practice and they are all to reviewed regularly POLICIES We are always striving to provide

POLICIES

We are always striving to provide the best services for our families - this is outlined in the Centre’s policies.

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)

Here at SACC, we do our up most to identify and support children with SEN to help them reach their full potential

A t South Acton Children’s Centre, children who are identified as

having Special Education Needs are supported by a range of staff including teachers, nursery officers as well as support assistants who work closely along side various other professionals.

There is also a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO). Their role is to liaise with Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and other outside professionals such as Teachers for the Deaf, Audiologists, Health

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Visitor and Doctors.

The Educational Psychologists (E.P) have input in SEN Plan meetings. The E.P report will also support the EHCP process. These are held termly to discuss children and arrange dates and times to assess individual children’s needs.

Each child who has specialist input will have their own personalised programmes and Individual Education Plans. These are shared and reviewed on a regular basis with the parents/carers and will incorporate activities and strategies to support a child’s individual needs.

Some children who have more complex needs may need to have an Early Health and Care Plan. This will help in the decision making process of the appropriate school/setting a child will attend next.

A Statement is a legal document which means that schools have to provide what

is specified on the statement to support a child with SEN to be able to access a school environment which would best support their needs. This will be discussed with you by your child’s Key Worker and the Educational Psychologist.

Parents of children with SEN are supported throughout the whole process from filling out forms to visiting prospective schools.

of children with SEN are supported throughout the whole process from filling out forms to visiting

ADMISSIONS

There are different admission criteria at SACC. Please check with the service that you need for more information

check with the service that you need for more information T here are different procedures for

T here are different procedures for admissions into the various

sections of the Centre. Places are allocated according to a range of criteria including the age of the child, children or family special circumstance and the availability of spaces.

If you feel that there are any special circumstances in your family you may need to ask a professional, such as Health Visitor or Social Worker, to refer you to the Centre. Please ask to see a copy of the criteria.

All parents interested in securing a place for their child need to visit the Centre to complete a registration form. Those requiring a place in the 0-2 year old section need to register their interest as soon as possible, by completing a form at reception. They will then be placed on a waiting list and contacted when a place becomes

available. For children aged 2 and above a form is completed and parents will be contacted the term before their child is due to start to arrange visits and settling in. Support can be given if needed so parents can ascertain if they are eligible for funding, for example 2 year old funding or , from Sept 17, 30 hour 3and 4 Year old funding Families who would like to use our other services e.g. Stay and Play, Baby Massage etc. will need to visit the Centre and complete a registration form for more information.

Parents who feel that their children have special needs are encouraged to contact the centre for advice.

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0-2 YEAR OLD

A provision where babies from six months to children of two years can safely develop their sense of self and their understanding of interactions with others

T he 0-2 year olds are cared for in Willow Room. The room is light, airy and very well equipped. It has

access to it’s own outdoor space which has recently been extensively refurbished and enlarged.

There is an architect designed garden area with fixed equipment and safety surfacing, as well as grassed and paved areas, mature trees, shrubs and raised flower beds.

We have a total of 6 places each day. With sessions running from 8.00am 1.00pm and 1.00pm to 6.00pm,. This room operates for 50 weeks per year.

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At 2 years children transition into Oak or Chestnut class which operate between the hours of 8.30 am 11.30am and 12.30pm 3.30pm. This is term time only. For parents requiring extended hours we offer a breakfast club, lunchtime club, afters school club and holiday play scheme. These services need to be booked separately and have to be payed for unless your child is in receipt of funding from London Borough of Ealing’s Early Years section

and have to be payed for unless your child is in receipt of funding from London
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Holly Room

Special Care Unit and Nurture Group

Holly Room is a room that supports children with mild and complex special needs and disabilities. The session times are 9.30-2.30 Your child will have a key-person and you will be informed of their name during the home- visit. You will be able to talk to your child’s key person on a daily basis but please remember that if you think your discussion will need a longer time than a few minutes, then please let your child’s key person know. This will mean that you will need to turn up ten minutes earlier. If your child is going to come to nursery on the transport bus then you will be given a communication book which can be used daily if needed for information sharing. Or you can contact staff on 0208 992 0724.

Staff are welcoming and very experienced and have relevant training to support your child to learn, enjoy and achieve. They are taught from the very beginning about

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achieve. They are taught from the very beginning about 18 boundaries and expectations of behaviour. This
achieve. They are taught from the very beginning about 18 boundaries and expectations of behaviour. This

boundaries and

expectations of behaviour. This is supported through the use of language, gesture, Makaton, picture resources, objects of reference, Picture Exchange Communication (PECS), visual timetables and repetition, structure of routines and special activities such as ‘Bucket Group’, which supports the development of attention and listening and tracking and focusing skills.

Holly Room work very closely with outside professionals who come on site such as the Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and the Educational Psychologist. They work 1:1 with your child and provide therapy programmes for your child’s key- person as well as parents and carers to follow. Once your child has started and settled in nursery a meeting will be arranged so that all professionals involved as well as yourselves can meet and share information. It is very important that your child gets to nursery at the correct time because when the session has started it may mean that you will have to wait to enter the room, if a group activity is in progress. This is so that the other

children and staff carrying out the targeted work are not distracted. Specialist equipment that your child may need will be ordered once your child has started and been seen by the specialist professional. This can take time but we are still able to cater or your child’s needs while their individual pieces are on order. There are fixed holiday dates for Holly Tree Room and you will be given a letter with term dates for the coming year. Welcome and enjoy your time with us

here at South Acton Children’s Centre…

Holly Tree Room

dates for the coming year. Welcome and enjoy your time with us here at South Acton

Cherry Room

For Children with social and communication difficulties

The Cherry Room, for children with social and communication difficulties including those on the autistic

spectrum, caters for six children, also referrals, and has a ratio of one adult

to two children.

This enables our staff to give children

a lot of support with their learning, especially with their speech and language skills.

In Cherry and Holly staff use Makaton sign language and symbols and a method of communication called P.E.C.S -

Picture

Exchange

Communication

System. They also use these pictures

to create individual visual timetables so

staff can communicate with children about what is happening. Once children

learn how it works, they can then communicate with staff too.

These staff are also supported by an Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapists who give advice about specific teaching techniques for autistic children and devise programmes which the staff carry out with the children.

All children in the Centre with special needs have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which includes input from parents/carers, staff and therapists and are generally reviewed every three to six months. They also have a six monthly Care Plan review, involving other professionals who work with the family. We also work closely with the ESCAN team (Ealing Services for Children with Additional Needs). Some of our Nursery staff are designated key workers for children with complex needs and are responsible for liaising with other professionals about the child.

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2 5 YEAR SERVICES

A provision for children from the ages of two to five years where they will be further encouraged to become independent thinkers, confident learners and to problem solve

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The Nursery school provision for 3 and 4 year old is 60 places in the morning and 60 places in the afternoon. For 2 year olds we have 24 places in the morning and 24 places in the afternoon. We have two classroom , Chestnut and Oak.

Morning Sessions 08:30 11.30 Afternoon Sessions 12:30 3:30 p.m.

The core offer is, 15 hours per week free for all 3 and 4 year olds. We can support pparetns to check if their child is eligible for 15 hours free funding from the age of 2. The fifteen hours are generally delivered as three hours free per day although we are also able to offer some extended places.

Many children start the Nursery School the term after their third birthday as a space becomes available, and normally leave at the end of the summer term

unless their fourth birthday is after the 31st August. In this case, they will spend another year in the Nursery.

There is a waiting list for the Nursery and children normally have a Home Visit before they start and a settling in period.

is a waiting list for the Nursery and children normally have a Home Visit before they

Parental

The centre has an “Open Door Policy”. Parents/Carers are welcome at all times and their continuing involvement and contribution to their child’s care and education is greatly valued.

Our parents are encouraged to join our libraries and borrow books and toys on a regular basis. Parents are also encouraged to attend out daily Family Learning

Sessions for a few minutes We have Open Evenings throughout the year which we highly recommend our parents come along to in order to discuss children’s progress.

South Acton Children’s Centre can provide extended services for working parents, parents at college and parents who need support.

In order to assist our parents, we have breakfast, lunch and after school club provision, and during the school holidays there is also the option of a Play scheme.

Extended

Services

We have a healthy eating policy and provide hot meals. Lunch box ideas are recommended to those who choose to provide their own lunch. Our Nursery is well staffed with a staff ratio in line with or better than government guidelines. Children have access to all indoor and garden areas, and staff plan and work co-operatively with all of the children.

On entry, all children are allocated a Key Person who takes day to day responsibility for that child. In addition to this we also have a Special Needs team and I CAN.

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Book and Toy Library

The Libraries at South Acton Children’s Centre are a well resourced and well used provision.

Families whose children attend the centre are encouraged to join the Libraries and to take out toys and games to play and books to read with their children at home.

Prior to joining the Book Library, every

parent/carer has an introductory

meeting with the where they will be

shown how to use the library and given

tips on how to support their child at

home.

Parents are also invited to attend our

Family Learning sessions for further

advice and information on their child’s

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development and how they can support

this.

Learning sessions for further advice and information on their child’s 22 development and how they can

I CAN

A special focus on the development of speech, language and communication skills in children with a severe need

I CAN at South Acton Children’s Centre provides integrated education and speech and language therapy to nursery

aged children with severe and specific

speech,

difficulties.

language

and

communication

The provision is one of only 13 remaining countrywide. It was developed by I CAN the charity that helps children communicate, in partnership with Ealing Local Authority and Ealing Primary Care Trust. The children are referred to the provision by their local speech and language therapist with their parents’ consent. Each provision has a specialist teacher, a speech and language therapist and a

nursery nurse, who work collaboratively and intensively with up to 10 children with speech and language difficulties in their nursery setting.

In addition to working directly with children, the staff involve parents in helping their children through parent workshops, review meetings, newsletters with topic Makaton signs, coffee mornings and more events.

Our I CAN provision is located within the Oak Nursery Classroom .

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Centre Practitioner Groups

A range of groups for parents to be, new parents, and the whole family. Check the Children’s Centre Reception for an up-to- date timetable.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop A two hour workshop that prepares

mothers for breastfeeding. It covers

anatomy and physiology, benefits of

breastfeeding, top tips for both

Antenatal Clinic An appointment based clinic from the

Midwife comprising of antenatal

checks, referral and liaison with Queen

Charlotte’s Hospital, foetal position,

growth and development checks. The

clinic gives parents the opportunity to

ask questions and discuss all aspects of

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Baby Massage

A class renowned for promoting early

bonding between parent and baby, and

supporting them struggling with colicky

babies or sleep problems. It is also an

opportunity to meet other new mums and

share experiences. The course is usually

over a five to six week period and it is

helpful to attend all sessions.

to six week period and it is helpful to attend all sessions. Baby Hour This group

Baby Hour

This group is aimed at parents to be,

parents/carers and children generally

under 12months It is a welcoming

friendly playgroup with qualified workers

on hand to offer advice and support

when necessary.

Stay and Play Weekly groups provide lots of fun

activities for 0-5 years and their

parents /carers. Lots of fun

activities for everyone to enjoy

together. These groups are held at

the centre and at Southfields school

Managing your Mood (by invitation)

A six week course run by the IAPT

and Perinatal Health Teams. A

chance for mothers who may be

finding having a new baby difficult to

get together and discuss things with

professionals and each other. Crèche

Let’s Get Cooking (invitation only)

A family learning session for parents

and children too cook together and

learn about healthy cooking and

Messy Fingers

A messy playgroup including a lot of

painting, sticking and water play, run

at Oak Tree Community Centre

Movers and Groovers

A musical group focussing on the physical development and coordination of children.

ESOL Classes

Accredited courses for parents who want to improve their English. Crèche is sometimes available for this course.

Parent Information Classes (Antenatal)

Covers signs of labour, pain relief, birth plans, complications of labour, early days

of parenting, birthing positions and more

though a range of videos and free

Childminders Network

Runs in conjunction with a stay and play session at the centre

Postnatal & Breastfeeding Support

A group for mums who have just given

birth. There are professionals on hand to offer support and advice on a variety of issues faced after having a baby.

FRED

Fathers Reading Every DAYa group that encourages fathers and male carers to read with their young children. Research proves how valuable this can be for their development. Mums are welcome to attend too!

Skills and Employment Support

Support with training courses and routes back into work with sessions from the Information Officer and our onsite Job Centre Plus Advisor

Sing and Story Time Two groups, depending on age of child that are run at Acton Library. With music, songs and stories.

Toy Library

Families

multicultural,

appropriate

children’s development.

can

borrow

toys

a

of

age

encourage

range

educational

that

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South Acton Children’s Centre is a great resource for the area. As a parent you are able to get involved in many ways.

There is the role of Parent Governor which can be very beneficial - as a parent as you will be able to put across points from a parent’s perspective and to get involved in the running of the centre.

the

Nursery, helping children reach their full potential.

Parents can help staff

out

in

By being a part of the Parent team, you can be a part of deciding what events Families would like to happen on top of the fantastic services that are on offer to the under 5s. There are other staff on site and workshops for parents to help themselves as well as to help their children, which is a fantastic way of helping yourself and your family.

I am a Mother of three children who

have all attended the Nursery and used

all of the facilities that the Centre has

to o ff er, and w e all h av e benefited immensely from doing so.

I have been on workshops to help me to

understand children's behaviour which now helps me to understand my children much more!

years

this day!

and

it is still helping them to

South Acton Children’s Centre is a very good, welcoming resource for the local community, and all can benefit from using it just as my family and I have.

Wendy Spiteri.

I have also done a computer course

which was very good as it lead me into college to do a City and Guilds in

Computing. The Job Centre has helped me with finding funds for childcare while I was studying.

I'm about to start a new self awareness course and have child care in place - On top of that, my children have had a great range of services, provided through the Centre, to enjoy and educate them throughout their early

Parent Testimony South Acton Children’s Centre encourages Parental Involvement as it is very important for us to get every type of feedback from parents.

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Centre encourages Parental Involvement as it is very important for us to get every type of
Centre encourages Parental Involvement as it is very important for us to get every type of

Letter from the Chair of Governors

Letter from the Chair of Governors Dear   Parents We are proud of the services we

Dear

 

Parents

We are proud of the services we offer

and Carers,

 

here and we are proud of the

Best Wishes

In my capacity

partnership we have with our parents in ensuring we achieve the best possible

of

Chair

of

outcomes for the children.

Simon Hall

Governors,

I

would

like

to

We do this through ensuring that there

Chair of Governors

welcome you to

are maximum opportunities for parents

South

Acton

r

to support their children.

C h

i

l d

e n ’ s

Centre and to the offer we make to you

and your children.

Our offer is built on working closely with parents and the community, listening carefully and developing effective ways of addressing children, parent and family needs.

These include joining the Governing Body to help us manage the Centre effectively, helping in the Centre as a volunteer and also providing feedback to help us shape services to you.

I hope that you and your children enjoy the time that you spend here in the Centre.

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Partnership Working at the Children’s Centre

The South Acton Children’s Centre works with a whole range of agencies in order to deliver the best possible service to families.

This is a list of the organisations that we work with and what we provide:

Action Acton Offer careers guidance and work opportunities

Acton Community Forum Work together on community events/projects

Acton and West London College Provide tutors for the Centre and training opportunities for parents

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Early Start Team of Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Family Support Workers

Ealing Credit Solutions Offer debt management advice and a savings scheme for parents

Extended Schools Partnership Provide funding support for adult learning in the Centre

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Offer workshops and support for claiming tax credits

ICAN Speech and Language Support Charity Specialist support for Over 3’s children with speech and

language needs

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Provide midwifery service for antenatal and postnatal support Jobcentre Plus Offer job searching and back to work benefits advice

London Metropolitan University Student placements and further training

Thames Valley University Student placements and training for parents

SACC Working in Partnership.

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South Acton Children’s Centre (off Park Road North) Castle Close Acton W3 8RX

0208 992 0724

www.southactoncc.com

admin@southactoncc.com

Morrison Supermarket Doctor’s Surgery Acton Health Centre Park Road North South Acton Children’s Centre Castle
Morrison Supermarket
Doctor’s Surgery
Acton Health Centre
Park Road North
South Acton
Children’s Centre
Castle Close

CONTACT US:

South Acton Children’s Centre values and welcomes comments and suggestions about the services that we provide. Anyone wishing to give feedback or receive more information can contact us on any of the methods above.