Statement of Purpose

Aims and Objectives
Tŷ’r Cymry aims to provide quality Welsh-medium care and early years education for boys and girls from the age of 2 years to statutory school age.

Numbers of Children
Tŷ’r Cymry is registered to have up to 19 boys and girls on the premises at any one time.

Language
Tŷ’r Cymry operates through the medium of Welsh.

Facilities
The facilities available to children and their families include:

  • ŸTwo rooms, each designed to create a stimulating environment for specific activities and learning opportunities
  • Creative areas which offer opportunities for children to experiment and develop their creativity
  • A kitchen and an eating area
  • Secure outside play areas with safety surfaces, messy play, bikes and toys
  • Additional areas to grow vegetables and plants in order to develop children’s enthusiasm and appreciation for the natural world
  • The use of a meeting room for parents to discuss issues relating to their children in privacy

Fees and sessions
We will be open all day, during school term time, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. In order to ensure continuity for the child there is a minimum requirement of two sessions per week for each child. Children may attend morning / afternoon sessions only or full days.

Breakfast Club
8.30am – 9am
£3.00

Morning Session
9am-12pm
£12.00

Lunch Club
12-12.45pm
£3.00

Wrap around to local schools
12.45pm
£4.00

Afternoon Session
1pm-4pm
£12.00

Tea Club
4pm-4.30pm
£3.00

We gladly accept childcare vouchers from a number of providers, please ask for more details. Children who are three years of age may be eligible for Early Years Funding. Please ask for further details.

Food
A morning and afternoon snack of fresh fruit and milk or water is provided for each child at a cost of 25 pence per day. If staying for lunch, you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child. Drinking water is readily available to all children throughout the sessions.

Admissions
We are able to accept children aged 2 years and over. We encourage parents and children to visit us prior to enrolment so that you may see how we operate on a day-to-day basis. We aim to identify each child’s needs and preferences as far as practicable before they begin attending. In order to achieve this, parents are asked specifically about their child’s preferences, needs and abilities, and for any other information they need to share to ensure the best possible care for the child.
We have an enrolment form which parents / carers are asked to complete prior to attending which provide us with further information and instruction regarding the child in our care.

Activities
The happiness of each boy and girl is a priority at Tŷ’r Cymry. The best possible care is offered in a safe and stimulating environment where boys and girls can benefit from a wide range of play activities and experiences that enable them to learn and develop to their full potential. The Foundation Phase (3-7 years old) forms the basis of the early years curriculum at Tŷ’r Cymry thus ensuring that each boy and girl receives the best possible start in all aspects of his/her education. The out-door space is used constantly and children have access to all the various areas of play – from creative play, to role play, to science and reading. We will provide children with the support, props, time and space to develop their play. This role involves many dimensions such as when to intervene and when to stand back. We will observe, consult, plan and participate in play. We know the great potential for learning that play offers (developing skills and abilities, providing opportunities to co-operate, developing friendships, taking turns, resolving conflicts and solving problems, and developing knowledge and understanding of the world). We understand the importance of play for all children. In order to make the most of the opportunities that our activities provide we will plan for, support and review on a regular basis.

Additional Needs
Tŷ’r Cymry is committed to ensuring that each child’s individual needs, including any special educational needs and disabilities, are planned for and provided for. We strive to ensure that the needs and preferences of each child and their social, linguistic, cultural and religious practices are understood and catered for. Where appropriate action will be taken when special needs are identified, and the welfare and development of the child will be promoted in partnership with the parents and other relevant parties. At Tŷ’r Cymry the current Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs (or Additional Learning Needs) for Wales is followed. We have available to parents a written policy statement which covers both special educational needs and disabilities.

Parents/Guardians
Tŷ’r Cymry supports the principle of seeking the opinion of parent/guardians and children regarding the provision to ensure the service are always of the highest quality. We welcome all feed-back and are happy to discuss any issues or questions you may have.

Complaints Policy
Children and their parents can be confident that any complaints will be listened to, taken seriously and acted on. At Tŷ’r Cymry we have a simple, clear and accessible written complaints procedure in operation, which complies with the Regulations. Parents can contact the registered person to discuss any complaints or concerns, or to request this policy at any time. Parents can be confident that all complaints are handled in a sensitive and confidential manner and will dealt with swiftly. Parents also have the right at any time to complain directly to Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (contact details attached).

Emergency Procedure
We would always act promptly, and in the child’s best interests during all incidents. Every attempt will be made to contact the parents/carers immediately should any emergency situations occur at the nursery. Should any emergency occur which would cause us to leave the nursery building immediately, we would follow the fire drill procedures that we have in place. The child’s welfare and needs will be met at all times and to minimise distress the child will be distracted, comforted and reassured at all times.

Staff
The service is provided by a team of qualified and dedicated staff. A programme of training is arranged to ensure that staff have the essential knowledge and skills to provide care and education of the highest standard.

Registration
Tŷ’r Cymry is registered with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). Our Statement of purpose is regularly reviewed and we will always inform the CSSIW of any changes to our service.
The address of their local office is:

CSSIW
Welsh Government office
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ

TEL: 0300 7900 126

cssiw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00 Friday: 09:00 – 16:30
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Tŷ’r Cymry
11 Gordon Rd
Caerdydd / CF24 3AJ
029 2049 7152

info@tyrcymry.org

tyrcymry.org

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