Challock Pre-School Playgroup
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Kathy Stevens
- Contact Position
Where to go
Challock Memorial Hall
- 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 Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09:00 12:45 Tuesday 09:00 12:45 Thursday 09:00 12:45 Friday 09:00 12:45
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost 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 Age End Age Places 0 5 16
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 3 4 1
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Parks/playgrounds, Visits and Outings, Kitchen, Garden
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 23/11/2007 Integrated Satisfactory 04/05/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 13/03/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 03/07/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
Local Offer - November 2018
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
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
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
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
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
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.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
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
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
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
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
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
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
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
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Our Preschool room is situated on the first floor of a community building with stairs as the only access
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
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
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
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
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
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
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
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