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Belton Pre School

Belton Pre-School aims to provide high quality childcare in a safe and happy environment. We encourage the children, through play activities, to learn holistically and develop at their own pace. We offer a wide range of challenging and stimulating experiences, both inside and outdoors in our fantastic garden and all weather decked area, through which they can achieve this.

Our curriculum leads to nationally approved learning outcomes and prepares children to progress with confidence to the national curriculum.

We have an amazing outdoor space for our children to explore & learn, we offer Outdoor Learning, Dance School & Yoga to support our Early Years Curriculum.

We are a term time only setting.

We are open Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kathryn Pullan
Contact Position
01572 718744

Where to go

Old School House
Church Street
Belton In Rutland
LE15 9JU
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
The pre-school is open during term time.
Time of day
Session Information
Monday - Thursday: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Friday: 8.00am - 1.00pm

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.95 Per Hour
Fees are payable half termly in advance or weekly by special arrangement. There is a £30.00 registration fee payable on completion of the registration form. This will secure your child's place at pre-school.


Age Ranges
2 years 6 months to 5 years

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We currently have spaces on our register, please contact us on 01572 718744 for details & to arrange a visit

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Mon - Fri 8.00am 4.00pm
Refreshments Snacks
Rhyme Time
Arts and Crafts
Outdoor Play Area
Play Equipment

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer


At Belton Pre-school we welcome children with special educational needs as part of our community.  We recognise and believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life.  We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which is tailor made curriculum for children from birth to five years.

We recognise the importance of early identification and assessment of children with special educational needs.  The practitioners use their skills to create a learning rich environment where the individual needs and the children’s interest are of paramount importance.

The practitioners can access additional support and use this information to plan purposeful, adapt activities and the environments to make each day exciting and enjoyable experiences to allow each child to reach their full potential.

Schools Extended Local Offer Response 

How we identify if your child / young person may need additional help and/or has special educational needs (SEN)
  • Through observing and assessing all our children we get to know the children. Along with the integrated review and working alongside parents and outside agencies if required, we can identify any additional needs of the children.
  • The pre-school has an open door policy and strives to build good parent partnerships. We hope that this will give our parents the confidence to talk and tell us of any concerns they may have regarding their child.
How we involve parents and carers in meeting the individual needs of their child / young person and in whole Setting / School / College developments
  • With meetings with our SENDCO and key person of your child you will be able to receive frequent progress reports.
  • The Key person will observe and assess on a regular basis by using Tapestry an online assessment program which as a parent you will be able to access on the internet.
  • With our open door policy parents can talk to a staff member on a day to day basis. If additional support is required this will be discussed and implemented on an idividual basis.
  • Within SEND meetings your child’s progress is discussed and their learning is planned for with targets set. The parent will be invited to attend these meetings and they will get a report on what is discussed.
How we provide additional support and how we match the curriculum, teaching and learning approaches if your child / young person has SEND
  • Your child will have a key person who will be your main point of contact should any concerns arise. The SENDCO will work within the sessions providing your child with additional support as and when required.
  • The pre-school SENDCO will explain what is happening at the appropriate times.
How we measure and review your child / young person's progress against their targets and longer term outcomes
  • Through continuous planning and assessments and meetings involving the child’s inclusion team, their progress is assessed. We work on the EYFS and by tracking their progress we can see if targets are being made.
  • Additional support is offered through differentiation in planning and activities
  • Parents can access their childrens learning journey online through Tapestry and see what their child's next steps are. Any parent can also speak to members of staff on entry or when leaving about their child's day.
External support and expertise we can call upon to help us to identify and meet children / young people's needs
  • The pre-school works with the local Inclusion team and depending on the child's needs we can include outside agencies including Paediatricians and Speech and Language teams.
How we provide additional support if your child / young person has social and communication needs
  • Your child's progress will be plotted through continuous planning and assessments via Tapestry. If Social and communication needs are identified they will be addressed in the following format:-
  1. To introduce a visual timetable to aid understanding and to provide an additional means of communication
  2. Additional support from SENDCO will be provided to model language
  3. If required a referal will be made to speech and language
  4. Parents will be kept informed of progress via regular meetings and tapestry
How we provide additional support if your child / young person has physical, sensory and/or medical needs
  • If your child has physical, sensory and/or medical needs we will provide the following support:-
  1. A review of the environment would be conducted and adapted where neccessary (we have ramp support for steps)
  2. An individual health plan would be written by our SENDCO following discussions with the parents to meet the individual needs of the child.
  3. Outside agencies would be involved as and when required.
  4. Regular reviews will be held with staff, parents and outside agencies to review and monitor progress.
How we provide help to support your child / young person's emotional health and well being
  • When a child first starts they are offered settling in days. Each child is given a key person who will build a close relationship with that child.
  • At quiet times and circle times the children are encouraged to express themselves and how they are feeling.
  • We give the children opportunities to develop their independence from many activities in nursery.
  • Our outdoor environment builds the children's confidence and social skills. Throughout the day children are encouraged to express themselves and their opinions to Adults that are willing to listen to them.
  • We encourage children to try to think through their problem and find a solution together rather than provide them with a solution.
How we promote developing independence and preparation for adulthood
  • If a child has attended another setting we ask to see any documents or Learning Journeys.
  • Children are offered free settling in sessions and we then work from there. We will gradually extend a child’s time in pre-school as they settle in more. Parents are welcome to stay for the first session and again thereafter depending on how the child is settling in.
  • In our own admissions forms we ask parents to fill in a form to tell us as much as they can about their child together with the 'All about me' document. This can then be discussed at the first session/meeting with the nursery.
  • The term before a child moves onto primary school, a member of staff from their new setting will be invited to come and meet the child in our setting before they move on.
  • As we use Tapestry to inform a child’s Learning Journey this will all be passed on to a child’s next setting. We also have tracking reports to show a child’s progress, this will also be passed on.
How we ensure that all our staff are trained and supported to meet a wide range of children / young person's needs
  • We have members of staff who completed the training Every Child a Talker.
  • Our setting has a named SENDCO who attends any Network meetings.
How we prepare children / young person to join our Setting / School / College
  • Following the initial visit to the setting with parents, the child is offered a number of settling in sessions.
  • When both parents and staff are confident that the child is ready to start each child is given a key person who will support the child's needs on a day to day basis.
  • Parents will be informed of the child's progress on collection from the setting.
How we prepare children / young person to move on to a new Setting / School / College
  • The term before a child moves onto primary school, a member of staff from their new setting will be invited to come and meet the child in our setting before they move on.
  • As we use Tapestry to inform a child’s Learning Journey this will all be passed on to a child’s next setting. We also have tracking reports to show a child’s progress, this will also be passed on.
How we deploy our resources to meet the needs of children / young people with SEND
  • All our resources are designed to meet every child's needs. This includes children with SEND.
How we adapt the learning environment and ensure that our school facilities are safe and welcoming to children / young people with SEND
  • Any extra equipment needed to support children with special educational needs could be secured using funds from Pupil Premium, 1:1 funding, and the Early Years funding
  • Following a review of the environment to meet the individual needs of the child we will provide the required resources to make all areas accessible within the contraints of the building and garden area.
How we include children / young people with SEND in the life of our Setting / School / College including trips and off site visits
  • As we are an inclusive setting we would make sure that all activities and outings we took part in would be suitable for all children taking part.
  • A risk assessment for each outing will be completed and individual needs would be shown in this.
Who can I contact for further information?
  • Within the setting please contact the manager/deputy manager or the SENDCO, we can be contacted via email or telephone 01572 718744.
  • We can call upon the EYFS Inclusion team, Speech and Language therapists, Health team, Paediatricians, Educational Psychologists, Early Help and Aiming High.

This page was last updated on: 12/05/2022

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