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Challock Pre-School Playgroup

Pre School

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kathy Stevens
Contact Position

Where to go

Challock Memorial Hall
Blind Lane
TN25 4AU

Preschool is situated on the first floor of Challock Memorial Hall. Outstanding Ofsted grading July 2018

We are a small group, accepting just 16 children aged 3+ each morning

Please contact the manager - Kathy Stevens 0777 255 1574

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
3 year(s), month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 12:45
Tuesday 09:00 12:45
Thursday 09:00 12:45
Friday 09:00 12:45

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 16
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 4 1
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Parks/playgrounds, Visits and Outings, Kitchen, Garden
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
03/07/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Service status


Local Offer


Local Offer - November 2018

Special Needs Support

Prior to admission we will ask you to complete a short document which will help us to learn a little about your child before their start date with us.

This document will enable you to tell us about your child’s interests, particular strengths and/or areas where some extra support may be needed. This document forms the start of your child’s ‘Learning Journey’ with us. We will prepare an ‘Initial Plan’ for your child – this plan will concentrate on the three ‘prime areas’, as described in the ‘EYFS Development Matters’ document. We will observe and assess in line with this document and report this to you in written form within the first few weeks of your child’s start date. If we have concerns with regard to any ‘developmental delay’ our Senco will work with you to draw up a targeted plan for your child.

Our Senco is Teresa Jarvis – her role includes:

  • Attending relevant training
  • Working in partnership with parents
  • Reviewing your child’s progress regularly
  • Completing observations and relevant paperwork
  • Liaising with Local Equality and Inclusion adviser
  • Making referrals to appropriate professionals – with your consent
  • Attending the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) meetings to gain advice and to make referrals to the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service

Parents are kept informed using well planned and successful strategies – which include:

  • Informal conversations – appointments for more formal discussions welcomed
  • A two-way flow of info via ‘Daily Contact’ books
  • Detailed Learning Journey folders which are sent home at regular intervals throughout the school year

Our planning is guided by the EYFS Development Matters’ document. We provide an enabling environment with well thought out Continuous Provision; we observe, record, follow, build on and extend children’s own needs and interests – planning individually to provide support and extra resources to promote children’s learning and progress.

All staff are ‘I CAN’ trained (an Early Talk Boost programme)

We link with and work in conjunction with special therapist as needed.

As per previous question we provide and enabling environment, our Continuous Provision is enhanced daily with well-planned opportunities/activities according to children’ individual needs

Our mature and very experienced staff team are well-qualified in Early Years Care and Education

We use the ‘Best practice Guidance’ document to support our teaching, this document which was written by the Specialist Teaching and learning Service sets out a range of teaching strategies which can be used to support children with additional needs

Our Senco will draw up a targeted plan which will be shared with you and if necessary may suggest a referral to outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy

If it is identified as necessary, your consent will be sought to refer to the Specialist Teaching and learning Service via the Local Inclusion Team forum (LIFT) meeting – these meetings are held six times a year

Your child’s Key Person in conjunction with our Senco will make an overall assessment of your child’s progress at least three times in each school year, all such assessments will, of course, be shared with you. We welcome a two-way flow of information and pride ourselves on our partnership with parents – this ‘working in partnership’ was recognised and received high praise in our recent Outstanding Ofsted inspection

Our commitment to inclusive practise guides our planning – our staff team, including the Senco ensure that planned activities are suitable for or adapted to meet your child’s needs

Our Preschool room is situated on the first floor of a community building with stairs as the only access

We work closely with our local Primary school; a Transition Report will be shared with you and with the school, if needed a Transition Meeting will be arranged with the school’s reception class teacher and the school’s Senco

We visit the school’s reception class in the summer term and the reception teacher visits preschool and spends some one-to-one time with each child

We self-evaluate on a daily basis and for our SEF document – parents views are sought through a two-way flow of information made possible by our use of ‘Daily Contact’ books and regular face-to-face meetings with parents

Please contact the manager – Kathy Stevens –Note: We are a very small group and priority will always be given to ‘village children’ and children with siblings already attending Challock Primary school

If your child gains a place at our preschool settling in procedures can be agreed on an individual basis according to your child’s needs


These points are all covered in our Policies and Procedures documentation; these are updated regularly and are available for parents to read within the setting

Parents regularly share their thoughts/views via Daily Contact books and contribute to their children’s Learning Journey folders


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