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Georgia White


In The Sticks is a Forest School centred Early Years setting that provides children between the ages of 2-5yrs with the opportunity to learnplay and develop in a holistic way. With a focus on growing practical skills and emotional well-being through a connection to nature and the outdoors.

Our vision is simple. Provide a unique place where we can nurture confidence, imagination and resilience in our little people and allow them to fully engage with nature. To be the perfect environment for children to sharpen their key developmental skills, in preparation for the next chapter of their lives. Allowing our children to develop naturally by interacting with the world in an all encompassing way, laying the foundations for confident and self assured humans later on in life.

There is a diverse range of activities and resources for the children to dive into throughout the day! Most of which will be child-led as we feel this drives their own learning and provides a more significant experience for them. However we also incorporate adult led activities for the children to access as well, this may be something topical, theme or season based. Our philosophy is based on the Forest School approach so we will spend a lot of time outdoors!

We love to venture out and explore the surrounding areas! We have easy access to Lyminge Forest which we visit regularly, as well as local farms and stables where we pop in to wave to the horses and sheep!

Who to contact

Contact Name
Georgia White - In The Sticks Childcare
Contact Position
OFSTED Registered Childcarer
Telephone
07540187680
Website
https://www.inthestickschildcare.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Lyminge
Folkestone
Kent
Postcode
CT18

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), month(s) to 5 year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
We operate as normal outside of term times however we are shut for three weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and also one week over Good Friday/Easter period. We are closed on Bank holidays.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£35 Per half day
£65 Per day
ECD Type
Childminder
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Our Morning and Afternoon sessions are currently priced at £35 per session.
Our Full Day session is priced at £65 per session.
Unfortunately we do not offer funded places at this time.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
3
Vacancies Details
Limited spaces still available. spaces will be on first-come-first-serve basis.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 6
5 8 6
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 3
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
27/10/2022
Facilities
Music, Table Tennis, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Trike, Ecology, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Stories
Other facilities information
We are based in a purpose built Scandinavian chalet, within an acre of natural land. Our plot is next door to Lyminge Forest, one of the largest areas of woodland in Kent. This awe striking Forest is home to a vast array of ancient trees and protected wildlife and we are lucky enough to have the access to be able to explore it regularly. Up the road from our plot you have the stunning views across the rolling hills of the Kent Downs and all the way out to the English Channel. The chalet contains general amenities such as a toilet/changing block, kitchen and a large playroom. The children also have freeflow access to the outdoor area, rich with activities such as the mud kitchen, water tray and digging pits. In addition, we have an on-site allotment, this is something we encourage the children to help tend to as part of their daily routine. We believe this is a great way for them to understand how food is grown and it gives them a huge sense of achievement seeing and eating the finished product!
Notes

We take inspiration and centre our curriculum around the Forest School and Montessori approach, by creating an environment that facilitates child led learning experiences. We avoid rigid activities and instead encourage the children to use imagination and curiositywhen in the flow of play. This helps the children to take control of their own learning and gives them a sense of empowerment. Our practitioners are Forest School trained which allows us to implement Forest School activities within our daily practice rather than having short, set-timed sessions. We feel this gives children the opportunity to connect more deeply with nature.

“Children should learn by doing, and education should involve real life experiences.”

John Dewey

This quote encapsulates what we do and speaks to some of our core beliefs. Through our hands-on approach, the children will engage in real life experiences such as digging, cooking, planting, climbing and building. Through these experiences they will foster key developmental skills such as speech and language, physical ability, confidence and problem solving skills.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2698061
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Service status

Status
Open

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