Camau Cyntaf – First Steps Pentre Penguins
Where to find us
Central Park, Church Village
Pontypridd, CF38 1RJ
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I’m Ayesha and I have worked in childcare for several years. I enjoy the challenge of meeting the children’s needs and watching them develop and thrive. It is so rewarding seeing a child progress and the happiness they show when they have achieved something for the first time.
My name is Bethan, I have worked in childcare for many years. It is a pleasure to go into work and help the children grow and develop into little characters.
Our facility is wheelchair friendly 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.
“Thank you so much for everything you have done with Freddie. He has gained so much more confidence and his talking and eating has improved so much since he started. It’s sad to him eave but thanks again for everything.”
“We just wanted to say thank you for all the patience you have shown Poppy. We knew she would settle in her own time and you allowed her to do that at her pace. You have all made her first ever experience of being cared for by anyone outside of her family and we know she has grown in many ways. I know Poppy will miss you all but you have helped prepare her for “Big Girl School!!”
“Bradley has come on a lot since starting Flying Starts and settled in really well. It’s lovely to see how happy he is going and playing with the kids and how happy he is when I come to pick him up. I can see how much he enjoys it here. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff.”