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Whitfield Wise Owls Pre-school

Whitfield Wise Owls is a Teacher led Pre-school opening in January 2021. Providing Early Years educational places for 2, 3 and 4 years olds. We have a highly qualified and experienced team of Early Years practitioners who are passionate about providing every child with the best start in education, building on each child's individual skills and interests. We work closely with Parents/Carers developing strong positive relationships with them as we believe that good communication is key to ensuring that every child is able to make good progress and thrive throughout their journey with us. Our environment and learning experiences are carefully planned and thought out in order to provide a range of stimulating, challenging and inclusive activities for all children. Our vast experience in Early Years has helped us to establish strong links with other professionals and agencies and an expansive knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emma Doyle
Contact Position

Where to go

Whitfield Village Hall
Sandwich Road
CT16 3LY

Whitfield Wise Owls Pre-school is situated in the Whitfield Community Hall in the village of Whitfield Dover. An extremely well maintained hall with good facilities both indoors and out including a safe, enclosed garden area. The hall includes disabled access, toilet and nappy changing facilities, kitchen area, a good size indoor space with natural light and low ceilings which is conducive for creating a relaxed atmosphere for children's learning to take place. We have a vast range of resources to promote learning and development in all areas and to support varying ages, stages and individual needs.  

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 9am 3.30pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
2 year olds £5.17 Per hour
3 and 4 year olds £4.70 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Fees will be collected weekly or monthly in advance as agreed according to parents preference at registration.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
We have vacancies available for when we open in January 2021, we are also operating a waiting list system for any parents who would like to register their interest for children to start at a later point in the future too.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 30
5 8 30
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Stories, Life Skills

At Whitfield Wise Owls we are able to cater for a range of additional needs. The staff team all have vast experience in supporting children with various special educational needs and disabilities including those with ASD, Global developmental delay, Speech and language delay, Hearing/Visual impairment and Sensory Processing Disorders.

The Pre-school Manager is also a  trained Portage practitioner; Portage is a home visiting service who work closely with parents and families of children with significant developmental delay implementing a  targeted small step approach to learning and development supporting interaction and progress in a fun and meaningful way. Together the pre-school Manager and Senco (Special Needs Co-ordinator) use the Portage based Principles to deliver effective strategies and approaches for children.

We believe that good communication and developing positive relationships with parents is crucial in Early Years education and even more so when supporting children with additional needs. We are confident in accessing the appropriate support from other agencies through the Local Inclusion Forum Team as necessary and this along with any targeted or personalised plans will always be discussed and agreed with parents.

Most importantly the setting, environment and ethos is inclusive for all and celebrating individual skills and ongoing achievements is something we continually do! 

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status


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