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Weald Pre-School Ltd

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Carol Reid
Contact Position
Owner/ Supervisor
01732 450272

Where to go

St Georges Church Hall
Church Road
TN14 6LT

Weald Preschool has been established for over 50 years within the village situation.  It is held within a large Church Hall which provides a spacious hall and a smaller side room.  It also benefits from a large enclosed garden area which provides year long educational environment to explore and learn from. We are as inclusive as possible and are always willing to find ways to overcome most hurdles, with the input from many other professional bodies. We are a small friendly group that always puts children and families at the fore front of our planning, and actively seek input from families.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09.00 12.00
Wednesday 09.00 15.00
Thursday 09.00 12.00
Other Availability
Lunch Club 12.00 -13.00

Other Details

ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details

At present £8 per day Before School

At present £17 for 3yrs upwards £19 for 2 yr olds per 3 hour session
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 23
5 8 23
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 6
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Play House, Gym, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories

We always try to be as inclusive as possible within the confines of a shared building.  We have had many children with additional needs over the years and all their requirements have been met.

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Recently improved as toilet facilities have been updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/09/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/02/2018Inspection (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 cannot provide the full 30hours free entitlement, due to being a sessional setting. However we are very willing to share the 30 hours with a second setting, which has worked well for several children in the last few months.

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

When your child starts with us we ask you to complete a registration form that includes a section about your child's interests, strengths and any areas that they might need extra support. We also assess their starting points in line with the document Development Matters.

If your child is aged 2 when they start with us then we will also complete the Progress Check at 2. This is a statutory assessment and will be discussed with you.

We also complete a Progress Tracker 3 times a year. This highlights any areas that your child may need additional support as well as areas that they may be excelling in.



We use a Key Worker system. Your child's key worker gets to know you and your child and forms a bond with them. This builds a positive relationship with you and your child and you can contact them at any time.

There are may ways that you will be informed and involved with how your child is supported:

Daily informal contact at drop off and pick up times

Learning Journal that will be sent out each term

More formal meetings either at our or your request

Parents evening

Parents are also involved in any extra planning that may be required for your child such as Targeted Plans

We plan for the Unique child and adapt our planning to suit the child

We are able to make changes to the layout of the hall

We use the Early Years Best Practise Guidance at the universal level, targeted level and at an individual/ personalised level. It contains suggestions for planning, provision, continuous professional development, environmental, curriculum and communication

We write targeted plans and personalised plans to give children the most appropriate foundation for progress

We build links with outside agencies and therapists to ensure that their programs are carried through in the setting. Therapists and outside agencies are welcome to come to the setting to see the child and give our practitioners advice


We have a large hall and the layout of equipment and soft furnishings can be varied to suit the child. We also have a smaller room that is used for quiet times and small group activities

We plan activities for the Unique child, including the characteristics of effective learning. We also use the best Practice Guidance to support our teaching

We get help and advice from KCC Equality and Inclusion services and SEN services.

We liaise with outside agencies to ensure therapists recommendations are carried through

We use a visual timetable as well as other visual support aids

The staff are trained in Early Years practice and we have a trained and experienced SENCO. Our staff are also trained in basic Makaton sign language

Parents are involved in all aspects of planning for their child

We build a close working relationship between Key person, SENCO and parents

If your child is not making sufficient progress this will be discussed with you. If required and with your permission we refer to other agencies for support and advice including referral to the Specialist Teaching and Language Service.

Staff regularly attend workshops and training to gain knowledge to help us support your child

We work with outside agencies to provide the support your child needs

If your child has a condition that we are not familiar with then our SENCO will research the condition and inform all the other staff of their findings. We may also ask you to come and talk to the staff about your child. 

Your child's key worker monitor their progress using observations. All aspects of learning are covered by the observations. These observations will be shared with you in the child's journal and in meeting, either informal or formal, with you

Targeted and personalised plans are reviewed every 6 weeks and they include input from parents

Assessment form the observations are used to inform the progress tracker three times a year

Planning is carefully monitored and differentiated to include all children


We are committed to ensure that our setting is inclusive for all children. We ensure our planned activities are suitable for or adapted to meet all the children's needs and we evaluate the activity afterwards with staff and parents.

We research in advance of any preschool outing (risk assessment) taking into account all the childrens needs and feedback afterwards

The hall we use is single story with no steps. There is a ramp to the doors and the doors are wide enough to fit wheelchairs through. The flooring is level and rugs can be removed if they might cause a problem. There is an accessible large toilet and changing facility

The hall has a large car park that does not have painted bays

We have a large outside space that is grassed and uneven.

Where ever possible we will make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of the child,parents and staff

All relevant paperwork including the childs journal and progress tracker will be shared with the new setting with parents consent.

We invite teachers/SENCO from the new setting to visit the child in our setting

We hold as many transition meetings with the new setting as required

We plan activities such as school uniform dressing up and have photos of the new setting to share with the child

We arrange visits to the new setting 

We have 2 trained SENCO's and they regularly attend LIFT meetings and SENCO forum meetings so that they are updated on all issues

All staff regulary attend relevant training

We consider that our SEN provision is good and we have good relationships with the inclusion team and outside agencies

Parents can take part in this evaluation by completeing our annual questionaire

We have an open door policy and parents can talk to the SENCO/Keyworker/Manager at any time that is conveniant to both parties

All our contact details are on our website


We have an open door policy and parents can talk to staff at any time that is convenient to both parties and we welcome constructive feedback

We have an annual parents questionaire

Our SEND policy and Complaints Procedure Policy can be found on our website If you require a printed or translated version of any of our policies let us know and we will endeavour to provide this.


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