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Wings Nursery

Wings Nursery, in Sittingbourne, is owned and run by qualified, experienced teachers.  We offer places to children aged 2 years old - pre school age.  With places available to children that recieve FFT (free for two), 15 hours universal and 30 hours extended funding.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Penny Smitherman
Contact Position
01795 229 886

Where to go

Unit 1 Castle Road Technology Centre
Castle Road
ME10 3RG

Open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year, Flexible, School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 5.30
Tuesday 7.30 5.30
Wednesday 7.30 5.30
Thursday 7.30 5.30
Friday 7.30 5.30
Other Availability
Closed bank holidays

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£17-22 Per session am
£17-22 Per session pm
£40-43 Per day
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Itemised costings can be found in registration information packs on request or website
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Some sessions still available for preschoolers for September
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 35
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 8
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Music, Air Conditioned, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Books, Toys/dolls, Songs, Climbing Frame, Stories, Puppets, Water Play, Visits and Outings, Garden

We always cater for children's individual needs. We have a very experienced SENCO and we liase closely with any outside agencies involved.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/03/2019Inspection (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)

We provide the 30 hours hours term time only attendance as:

x5 days 9.00am - 3.00pm or

x4 days 8.30am - 4.00pm or

x3 days 8.30am - 5.30pm and x1 3 hour am or pm session

we provide the 30 hours stretched (all year attendance) entitlement of 24 hours a week as:

x 5 days 8.30am - 1.00pm or

x4 days 9.00am - 3.00pm

x2 days 8.30 - 5.30 and x2  3 hour sessions (9-12 or 1-4)

NB>any additional hours on top of these hours will be charged accordingly and in special circumstances may be allocated in different way if able to accomodate it to suit shift patterns etc.


Service status


Local Offer


Special Needs Support

Monitor children, share findings with parents and take to 'Lift' to enable access to any additional support from specialist teachers and external agencies.  Senco will attend meetings, with parents.  The setting currently provides childcare for children with Downs syndrome, ASD and English as an additional language.

Regular parent consultations held during the year to discuss data, progress and any areas of concern and next steps. Individual care plans created for children requiring them and these are regularly reviewed.  Senco will host meetings with parents/agencies to ensure maximum support is given and impact monitored.  in the case of EHCP needed the Senco will support parents and complete required paperwork.

Tasks and equipment are differentiated for ages and abilities at the setting. However due to the design of the building we are on 2 floors with stair access only to the 3/4 year room. Our youngest children are based downstairs with our preschoolers in the upstairs room.

As a small setting we can offer a friendly relationship with our families.  Daily contact books for our children in the 2/3 year old room.  Regular information sharing conversations held at drop off/pick up times.  Learning Journals and Tapestry (online journal) for all children to inform parents about what their child has done/doing.

Host regular parent stay and play sessions as well as parent training.

All staff trained in 'early talk boost' communication programme.

The setting has staff trained in using Makaton signing.

The setting uses cue cards and communicate in print to provide visual aids.


Work in partnerships with external agencies able to support us and the child in the setting. Use of Makaton and communication in print cue cards/images for visual timelines for objects/events.

Qualified experienced teachers and highly experienced nursery assistants working at the setting to be able to assess baselines and monitor progress to input data on KCC tracking system.  Regularly shared via reports and parent consultations.

Needs are and would be met, on a personalised level with risk assessments if required, for all our children to attend outings and access activities provided.

We are a 2 storey converted industrial unit with large car park space available outside the facility with a step up to the building from garden/play areas at the front and back of the property.  Access to the first floor is only available by using a flight of stairs, so wheelchair users access is compromised.

We hold transition to school information sharing meetings for parents when asked to complete the school admissions process. Assist parents unable to do the online process.

Contact future schools to offer & host hand over meetings with staff to give maximum information about the children transferring.  

Enable children to have flexible hours (swop times if able to offer alternatives) so the children can attend any taster sessions being held at their new school.

Do 'school ready' activities etc with pre schoolers as the children near the time of leaving, to go to school.

Data/reports sent on to the children's new school to assist with transition.

Termly reports and educational/care plans have slips to be filled in and returned by parent/carers. Parent questionnaires given out.

Mrs Penny Smitherman - Manager and Director of Wings Nursery


Mrs Natalie Diddams - Deputy Manager and Director of Wings Nursery


Mrs Charlotte Thomas - SENCo 

The setting adheres to it's complaints policy, copies are available to parents on request. Ofsted details are displayed in the setting's entrance lobby.

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