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Galmpton Pre School Limited (Brixham)

Caring and safe environment with facilities for outdoor play. Offer children a specially tailored curriculum to approved learning outcomes within the EYFS. Individual care and attention is made possible by a high ratio of adults to children. There are opportunities for families to be directly involved in the activities of the group. They provide a specially designed afternoon for 2 to 3 year olds once a week with a high ratio of adult help.

Qualifications and training: Members of staff are either qualified in Level 5, NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or SENCO.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tina Canning
Contact Position
01803 845547
01803 411059

Where to go

Galmpton Village Institute
Greenway Road

10 minute walk from 12 and 12A bus route

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.50 per hour
£10.50 per session
£3.30 Per hour


Age Ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Age Ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Fully qualified Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator see attached Local Offer for more details.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for vacancy information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old 30 Hour funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
09:15:00 12:15:00
Monday 09:15:00 12:15:00
09:15:00 15:15:00
Thursday 09:15:00 15:15:00
Sunday 09:15:00 15:15:00
Out-door Play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/01/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
24/03/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

SEN Information

A printable version of this form is available in the downloads section.

What special education provision is available at our setting?

Staff at Galmpton Pre-school have many years of experience and training between them. They have knowledge of SLC, Makaton signing and Behavioural Management. The SENCo is qualified in SLC, Makaton signing, Elklan (Speech and Language), Communication, Language and Literacy and Behavioural Management.

Galmpton Pre-school has had many years of experience with children who have special or additional needs.

Galmpton Pre-school has very good working relationship with a range of services in the local area including:

  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Early Years Advisory Support
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Health visitors and Social Workers
  • Portage Workers

What criteria must be satisfied before children and young people can access this provision/service?

Galmpton Pre-school is an Inclusive Provider and we will consider a placement for any child from the age of 2 years old until school age, whose parent(s)/carer(s) wish them to access our setting.

Galmpton Pre-school follows the guidance as laid out in the Equalities Act 2010.

All children are welcome at Galmpton Pre-school regardless of any special or additional needs.

We will discuss with parent(s)/carer(s) the needs of your child and how we can meet those needs working in partnership with any other parties/agencies.

Having established the needs of the child, we will access training and/or resources to make every reasonable effort to enable your child to access our provision.

You are invited to put your child’s name on our waiting list, we will then send you our Prospectus. Before your child starts you will be invited for a visit, which will last approximately half an hour, this visit may take a little longer depending on the needs of your child.

How do we identify the particular special educational needs of a child or young person?

Galmpton Pre-school follows the guidance set out in the SEND Code of Practice 2001 (to be revised in 2014).

Parent(s)/carer(s) will be asked to fill out a Registration Form, containing information such as; name, address, person(s) responsible for the child, doctors name, medical information etc.

Parent(s)/carer(s) will also be asked to provide information on; any other setting attended and any other agencies involved with your child.

With the parent(s)/carer(s) consent other setting and agencies involved with your child will be contacted to share information.

Once your child is with us we will continually assess and take observations on your child and their progress will be recorded. Through this and with dialogue with the parent(s)/carer(s) any concerns are identified. With consent we will initiate appropriate interventions and/or approach other specialists or agencies to provide the best support for your child.

How do we consult with parents and/or children and young people about their needs?

  • Families may wish to come and visit Galmpton Pre-school again after the initial visit, any other professionals or agencies involved with the child are also invited to visit.
  • We are able to offer your child to come in for an hour to start off with (if necessary), gradually building up the time to a full session. Your child will be fully supported on a one on one basis with a member of staff, for as long a necessary.
  • Galmpton Pre-school uses the My Learning and Development to record the development of your child.
  • We will seek to have termly meetings with parent(s)/carer(s) to discuss the needs and requirements of your child and how best we can support your child.
  • Other professionals and agencies working with your child will also be invited to these termly meetings to ensure good continuity of care.
  • All children will be provided with a home/school diary in which we will inform you on a weekly basis what your child will be experiencing during the following week. The home/school diary will also have messages on a daily basis if necessary. We also strive to speak to you on a daily basis to discuss how your child got on during the session.
  • Each term you will be invited to view your child’s learning diary, containing photographs, work your child has done and observations taken by members of staff. You will be asked to fill out an Acknowledgement of Viewing form, where you can make a comment about how you feel your child has progressed and also tell us what your child enjoys and what they find difficult at Pre-school.
  • Staff are available at the beginning of each session and at the end of each session to discuss feedback, so we know that we are meeting your requirement and needs and the requirements and needs of your child.
  • We will talk to your child and ask them what their like and dislikes.

What is our approach to teaching children and young people with special educational needs?

We follow an Equal Opportunities/Inclusion Policy, which you will be given a copy of.

All children are treated equally and we recognise and value the role of all those involved, parent(s)/carer(s). However where special educational needs have been identified we will ensure that we provide the appropriate resources to meet the child’s needs.

When we work with other professionals we will follow their advice and create an Individual Learning and Development plan (ILDP) for your child. This will identify specific activities and learning and development objectives. The ILDP is developed with everyone involved including the child,

  • Parent(s)/Carer(s)
  • The SENCo and Key Person
  • Specialist / Support agencies
  • Early Years Advisor

How can we adapt our curriculum for children and young people with special educational needs?

Galmpton Pre-school follows the EYFS Statutory Framework and we seek to provide,

  • Quality and Consistency
  • A Secure Foundation
  • Partnership Working
  • Equal Opportunities

However this may not meet the needs of your child, in which case activities would be structured on an individual basis to suit the needs of your child, at the same time including them as much as possible in the daily activities that we provide.

How will we ensure we get the services, provision and equipment that children and young people need?

Galmpton Pre-school has the support from the Early Years Advisory teacher and other professionals throughout Torbay, they will offer expert guidance and specialist equipment.

There may be times when we do not have the resources to meet the needs of an individual child. Where this occurs we will make every reasonable effort to acquire the necessary resources.

How is this provision funded?

Galmpton Pre-school is registered to accept National Education Grant (NEG). Funding for 2-5 year olds, which is paid via the Local Authority; which entitles parents to 15 funded hours of childcare a week.

If it is identified that extra support is required beyond what we can provide as part of our normal ratios, then we will apply for the Local Authority for additional funding, for example if your child needs 1:1 support.

What additional learning support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how do they access it?

If additional support is required for your child we will seek support from other professionals such as:

  • Speech and Language Specialists
  • Early Years Advisory Support
  • Health Visitor/ Social Workers
  • Portage
  • Action for Children
  • Support groups for your family

We are able to make arrangements with all of these professionals and will help you to engage with their services.

How do we support and improve the emotional and social development of children and young people with special educational needs?

Galmpton Pre-school undertakes to keep staff trained in specific areas including Special and additional needs. We have trained staff in Behavioural Management and we believe in a positive approach.

We believe every child needs to know that they belong and that they are valued for their unique qualities.

We believe working with our parents is very important and parental contributions are welcomed and valued.

How do we support children and young people with special educational needs moving between phases of education and preparing for adulthood?

When your child takes their first Transition into our setting we will do everything we can to help both you and your child settle in.

  • If your child attends other settings with your permission, we will liaise with them and share information about your child.
  • If other professionals are involved with your child, we will arrange meetings allowing them to visit our setting and liaise with us and share information about your child. At which time ILDP’s can be discussed.
  • Should your child move from our setting, we will be happy for your child’s Key Person or SENCo to liaise with the new setting and pass on relevant information about your child and share ILDP’s.
  • When your child starts school, we will set up Transition meetings with all agencies involved with your child and the SENCo and teacher at the new school and pass on any relevant information about your child and share ILDP’s. To promote a consistent approach.
  • Your child’s new school SENCo and teacher will be invited to come to our setting to see your child.
  • A Transition document will also be passed on to your child’s new placement, containing valuable information about your child, such as their development and well being, and at what stage they have reached in the EYFS ‘My Learning and Development’. Also examples of work which they have completed whilst at Galmpton Pre-school.

What other support is available for children and young people with special educational needs and how can they access it?

Galmpton Pre-school will signpost, encourage and support parent(s)/carer(s) to engage with other support, we will;

  • Provide leaflets
  • Promote Events and Services
  • Recommend the Torbay Directory, for ideas on available support and services

What extra-curricular activities are available for children and young people with special educational needs?

Galmpton Pre-school has a committee whose members are made up of parents. This committee holds events throughout the year such as a Valentine’s Disco, Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Disco.

We are lucky enough to be in a very beautiful village and often join in with events that take place in our surrounding area such as; Gooseberry Pie Fair.

Each summer Galmpton Pre-school will take your child on an outing, at no cost to yourselves. We will visits places such as; Paignton Zoo, Pennywell Farm and Prickly Ball Farm.

How do we assess and review progress towards agreed outcomes, and how are parents, children and young people involved in this process?

Each child has a My Learning and Development Record, in which your child’s achievements will be marked off as they reach each target.

We will endeavour to talk to the parent(s)/carer(s) at the end of each session and keep you informed on your child’s achievements and progress.

Each half term your child’s ILDP’s will be reviewed and new targets and strategies set if necessary. Once a term your child’s ILDP’s will be reviewed with;

  • Parent(s)/Carer(s)
  • SENCo and Key Person
  • Early Years Advisor
  • Specialist / Support Agencies

Parent(s)/carers are welcome to make an appointment at any time to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have.

How do we assess the effectiveness of our special needs provision and how are parents, children and young people involved in this assessment?

Galmpton Pre-school uses the Ofsted Self Evaluation Form to evaluate the quality of our practice. We also evaluate the Parent Questionnaires and use the feedback to improve our practices.

Galmpton Pre-school staff attend termly meetings at the EYCAS Forum, SEND and Vulnerable Children Forum, Designated Person Forums and Best Practice Forums, to keep up to date with changes, research and new developments.

Galmpton Pre-school has good relationships with many local childminders and with permission will share information on your child with them.

How do we ensure that teaching staff and other staff have the expertise needed to support children and young people with special educational needs?

Information gathered from the EYCAS Forum, SEND and Vulnerable Children Forum, Designated Person Forum and the Best Practice Forum are shared at weekly staff meetings, where information can be shared, issues highlighted and the needs for any training can be discussed.

How do we keep parents informed where children and young people have special educational provision but do not have an Education Health and Care Plan?

If Galmpton Pre-school had any concerns regarding your child, we would ask to speak to you at the end of the session. If it is not convenient for you then an appointment would be made at a time to suit you.

How can parents, children and young people make a complaint about our provision?

Galmpton Pre-school would respectfully ask that if you have any issues with our setting, staff, your child, other children’s behaviour, etc, that you would seek to speak to a member of staff.

If you do not wish to speak to a member of staff directly, you can ask to speak to the Chair of Directors.

Our Policy and Procedures files are available to view daily, please ask a member of staff if you wish to read them.

On display is an Ofsted Parent Poster with Ofsted’s telephone number

How can parents, children and young people get more information about the setting?

You may contact us on 01803 411059 or 07967893342 or by email at

Galmpton Pre-school’s online address is Please see OFSTED’s Website  -  for inspection reports

We would warmly invite you and your child to visit us, please make an appointment by telephone