Camau Cyntaf – First Steps Caterpillar Corner
Where to find us
The setting will operate sessional care both Flying Start and mixed economy provision and statement of purpose can be downloaded with full information. The setting is 9am – 11.30am for 42 weeks and an afternoon session from 12.30pm – 3pm for 42 weeks of the year.
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My name is Samantha and I have worked in childcare for 6 years. I enjoy playing with the children and watching them grow. I love fun activities such as messy play, dancing and singing.
My name is Samantha and I have worked in childcare for 12 years. I have recently completed my level 5 qualification and am a fluent Welsh speaker. I love watching children learn and develop through play and enjoy watching their journey through their time at the setting. I love my role and enjoy each day I spend with the children.
Our facility is wheelchair friendly where possible and provide appropriate areas for a range of needs including a food preparation area, a quiet area, play area inside and out and play space accessible freely to the children and will be wheelchair friendly. Toilet and first aid facilities are available for children and adults. An office and meeting room is available.
We offer various play sessions, parent & carer days & provide a range of opportunities for children, carers and professionals to explore the setting and their wider communities through visits, activities & events, Children’s health, well-being and development is encouraged and promoted through a range of activities which are incorporated into our daily routine to promote, economic, social and environmental sustainability.
We can offer extended services should this be required by service users. Contact us for more information.
Promoting the health and well-being of our children is a top priority and any snacks and drinks provided will be in line with our healthy eating policy and your child’s dietary needs. The setting participates in the RCT Healthy and Sustainable Pre school Scheme.
The project helps to identify, develop and communicate a positive ethos which promotes respect towards all, and a positive approach to health, the environment and the community and ensures that all children have the opportunity to benefit from stimulating challenges and the right to play.
Information is available at: http://gov.wales/docs/dhss/publications/120124schoolawardcriteriaen.pdf
The setting will provide milk and water and a selection of snacks throughout the day.
Semi Skimmed Milk is offered and Water freely available – Children are encouraged to pour and help prepare their own snacks and recycle food waste and containers.
Our menu has been developed in line with the Welsh Government Food and Health guidelines for Early Years Settings. We offer a nutritional snack not a main meal and any additional allergen information is available on request.
Please contact the setting for their current daycare or sessional menu.
Activities will be planned daily, weekly and termly offering varied opportunities for play, based on the needs of the children that includes sand and water play, role play, messy and creative play, music and exploring the environment and the world around them to promote environmental sustainability. Physical play is encouraged throughout all activities. Please read our noticeboard for up-to-date information of services offered.
Children and carers are encouraged to participate in the planning of activities and ideas for equipment and future development of the group. A rota is available on the parent’s board.
The ethos of the setting is to encourage staff, children and families to consider our local environment and to participate in activities such as litter picking and recycling.
“I visited the setting today and spent the morning session with the children. I had a really nice morning and the children and staff made me feel a part of their group. We also enjoyed Tasty Thursday of stirfry and noodles to celebrate chinese new year. Thank you to whole group.”
“I would like to say how pleased I m with how much progress my daughter has made since being in Trealaw Flying Start. Her speech and confidence has improved greatly and I believe this to be due to the fantastic service the staff here provide, the variety of activities and experiences is for beyond my expectations and my daughter has benefited so much. Thank you so much for all your support.”
“I am completely happy with everyone and everything, My daughter absolutely loves going and haven’t had any problems leaving her. I’m so grateful to all the staff for making her first experience in a nursery enjoyable. Thank you.”