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Littlebourne Ladybirds Pre-School

Ladybirds pre-school is an independent setting run from a purpose built building in the grounds of Littlebourne primary school. At Ladybirds Pre-School we aim to provide the highest quality education and care for our children from ages two  years up to school age. We offer a welcoming environment for each individual child and family, in a safe and stimulating setting.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Carol Childs
Contact Position
01227 728 388

Where to go

Littlebourne C Of E Primary School School Grounds
Church Road

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.30 15:00
Tuesday 08.30 15.00
Wednesday 08.30 15:00
Thursday 08.30 15:00
Friday 08.30 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 30
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 10
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Refreshments, Books, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Ramps into building.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/09/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/02/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
06/01/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/10/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Ladybirds pre-school offers 30hrs of free entitlement per week in the following sessions-

  • 8.30-12
  • 9am-12
  • 8.30-3pm
  • 9am-3pm
  • 8.30-1pm
  • 9am-1pm
  • 12-3pm

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

We identify children with additional needs or special educational needs and/or disabilities by:-

Discussions and information obtained from parents/carers.

Information received from other professionals who maybe already be involved with and working with your child.

Monitoring development and progress using the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance.

Ensuring the universal level of the Best Practice Guidance is implemented within the setting for all children.

Using a targeted approach for children who may need additional support to make progress and reviewing these targets.

Using monitoring tools such as the 2 year progress check.

The SENCo will implement Targeted/Personalised plans for children needing additional support.

The SENCo will make necessary referrals to other professionals such as the Local Inclusion Forum Team, the Speech and Language Therapy team, the Health Visiting team etc.


We will inform parents of how we are supporting their children by:-

Organising regular discussions/meetings between parents and the Key Person, SENCo and Manager.

Sharing Personalised/Targeted plans with parents showing targets and strategies.

Reviewing targets together with parents and setting new targets.

Sharing all information with parents received from other agencies such as the Specialist Teaching Service etc.

We will adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for children by:-

Planning individually for each child taking into account their interests, age/stage of development and level of support needed.

Providing additional adult support where needed.

Tailoring activities according to each child's needs.

Adapting the environment if necessary.

The teaching strategies we use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties are:-

We implement strategies advised by other professional such as Portage, The Specialist Teaching Service, Speech and Language etc into our daily teaching routine and planning for example we implement the TEACCH approach programme, PECS etc for some children.

We use visual aids and signs such as 'now and next' and personal time lines.

We use visual prompts such as 'active listening cards' and Makaton.

We use sensitive grouping, very small group activities, quiet areas etc when required.

We give extra adult support such as modelling back language, hand over hand support etc.

We review targeted/personalised plans and share with parents.

We use tapestry so parents can see their children's progress regularly.

The additional support the setting provides for children with additional needs or SEND is:-

Constant reveiw of targeted/personalised plans and new targets set.

We work closely and together with other professionals who are also supporting your child e.g. specialist nursery.

We implement care plans for children who require medication and or personal care.

The setting Monitors children's progress by:-

Targeted/Personalised plans.

Tapestry/summative assessments.

EYFS tracking.


Formal and informal parent's meetings.

The setting ensures that children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children by:-

Information obtained from parents and other professionals.

Risk assessments.

Individual planning.

Additional adult support when needed.

The setting is accessible for children with mobility difficulties/wheelchair users because:-

The building is on one level.

Wide  entrances.


Disabled toilet facilities.

We Support children's transitions to a new setting/school by:-

Organising transition meetings with the new setting/school - Teacher/SENCo

Passing on relevant information such as targeted/personalised plans and all other paperwork.

Summative assessments.

Inviting teachers/SENCo from the new setting/school to the setting.

Preparation activities such as role play, school uniform etc.

Organising story sessions, play sessions and lunch with the new school.


The setting assesses the overall effectiveness of it's SEN provision by:-

The SENCo attending SENCo forums and LIFT meetings.

Staff attending training.

SENCo and staff implementing the advice received from other professionals.

Staff meetings.

Collaboration meetings.

Parents/carers can take part in the evaluation by:-

Contributing to Targeted/Personalised plan reviews and new targets.

Discussions with your child's key person and or SENCo.

Completing questionaires.

Making suggestions.

Attending parent's meetings.

Parents can contact the Manager or Deputy Manager if they are considering registering for a place at the setting.

The Manager/Deputy can be contacted by phone or email, we will arrange a visit so parents can be shown around the setting and provided with the relevant information and paperwork.

Parents can speak to the Manager or Deputy Manager at any time, either by phone, email or coming into the setting.

Parents can speak to their child's key person at the setting.

Parents can complete our annual questionnaire.


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