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Pennies at Newnham Court

We are based in a purpose built area at Pennies, Newnham Court, PKC is the place to be with exciting activities and a chance to chill out with friends from 4 to 11 years. During the school holidays our Holiday Club serves up a stunning selection of trips out and adventures and a regular feast of fun and games. The logo you see below and many other things that go on as part of PKC were created with the help of the children, who give the life and energy to our clubs. Our trips include Beaches, Forsets, Clip and climb, Cinema and many more off site fun activities.


When your child enters the Holiday club they will be welcomed by a team of qulified Nursery practitioners and Play workers. Each member of staff holds  paediatric first aid, Safeguarding and child protection and Food Hygiene training. We also have a SENCo on site who works closely with children, staff, parents and Personal assistants to ensure that every child gets the best out of their day and their needs are being met.


All our our clubs are fully inclusive. The price you pay per day includes Breakfast, Snack, Home cooked Lunch, Tea. All trips are included... even Sun Cream!! All you have to remember is to dress your child in appropriate clothing for the days activities . A water bottle will be required so that they can top up through the day to keep  hydrated.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emily Armfield
Contact Position
Manager PKC
Telephone
01622 737733
Website
https://www.pennies.co.uk/.../newnham-court-day-nursery

Where to go

Address
Newnham Court Shopping Village
Bearsted Road
Weavering
Maidstone
Kent
APostcode
ME14 5LH
Notes

We are a purpose built setting. We are based just off J7 of the M20 and have easy access

into the Town centre of Maidstone.

 Our Holiday club is based on the first floor. It is a large, light  spaciuos room with air conditioning. We have a large garden for the children to run around have fun with their friends. A nature area for them to explore, make mud pies and build dens!! We have football area where the children can practice their David Beckham skills.

we have a stair lift to make easy acsses to the Holiday club for parents and children who may physically find stairs challenging.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
4 year(s), 0 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
7.30am - 6.30pm Non Trip day £39.50 After School
7.30am- 6.30pm Trip Days £46.50 After School
7.30am - 1.00pm Non Trip £30.00 After School
1.00pm -6.30pm Non Trip £28.00 After School
ECD Type
Holiday Club
Cost(s)
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
No
2 Year Old Funding?
No
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 29
2 2 29
3 5 72
0 5 131
5 7 131
Facilities
Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Nursery, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Play House, Water Play, Webcam (Secure) In Setting, Games / Puzzles, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Car Parking, Bushcraft, Camping, Climbing Frame, Climbing Ropes
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
We have two entrances to the nursery, one of which has a sloped path for wheelchair access. We also have fully fitted disabled toilet on lower floor.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY284697
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/05/2007IntegratedGood
26/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/02/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
20/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

At Pennies day Nursery and out of school clubs  are committed to the inclusion of all children. All children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside each other through positive experiences, to enable them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs and we work hard to ensure no children are discriminated against or put at a disadvantage as a consequence of their needs.

 

We believe that all children have a right to experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs. Each child’s needs are unique, therefore any attempt to categorise children is inappropriate.

 

We are committed to working alongside parents in the provision for their child’s individual needs to enable us to help the child to develop to their full potential. We are committed to working with any child who has a specific need and/or disability and making reasonable adjustments to enable every child to make full use of the nursery’s facilities. All children have a right to a broad and well-balanced early learning environment.

 

Where we believe a child may have additional needs that have previously been unacknowledged, we will work closely with the child’s parents and any relevant professionals to establish if any additional action is required.

 

Where a child has additional needs, we feel it is paramount to find out as much as possible about those needs; any way that this may affect his/her early learning or care needs and any additional help he/she may need by:

  • Liaising with the child’s parents and, where appropriate, the child
  • Liaising with any professional agencies
  • Reading any reports that have been prepared
  • Attending any review meetings with the local authority/professionals
  • Observing each child’s development and monitoring such observations regularly.

 

All children will be given a full settling in period when joining the nursery according to their individual needs.

 

Aims

We will:

  • Recognise each child’s individual needs and ensure all staff are aware of, and have regard for, the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of any needs not being met by the universal service provided by the nursery
  • Include all children and their families in our provision
  • Provide well informed and suitably trained practitioners to help support parents and children with special educational difficulties and/or disabilities
  • Develop and maintain a core team of staff who are experienced in the care of children with additional needs and identify a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is experienced in the care and assessment of children with additional needs. Staff will be provided with specific training relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the SEND Code of Practice
  • Identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and meet those needs through a range of strategies
  • Ensure that children who learn quicker, e.g. gifted and talented children are also supported
  • Share any statutory and other assessments made by the nursery with parents and support parents in seeking any help they or the child may need
  • Work in partnership with parents and other agencies in order to meet individual children's needs, including the education, health and care authorities, and seek advice, support and training where required
  • Monitor and review our practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments, and seek specialist equipment and services if needed
  • Ensure that all children are treated as individuals/equals and are encouraged to take part in every aspect of the nursery day according to their individual needs and abilities
  • Encourage children to value and respect others
  • Challenge inappropriate attitudes and practices
  • Promote positive images and role models during play experiences of those with additional needs wherever possible
  • Celebrate diversity in all aspects of play and learning.

Our nursery Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Louise Still . You will be introduced to Louise and a Manager prior to your child joining Pennies/PKC to discuss your child's needs.The role of Louise as a SENCO is to take the lead in further assessment of the child’s particular strengths and weaknesses; in planning future support for the child in discussion with colleagues; and in monitoring and subsequently reviewing the action taken. Louise will also ensure that appropriate records are kept including a record of your child's SEN support and if they have an Education, Health and Care plans.

The practitioner/Playworker who will be assigned to your is  responsible for your child and will  remain responsible for working with them on a daily basis and for planning and delivering an individualised healthcare plan. You will always be consulted and kept informed of the action taken to help your child, and of the outcome of this action (code of practice 2015).

 

Louise will work closely with all staff to make sure there are systems in place to plan, implement, monitor, review and evaluate the special educational needs practice and policy of the nursery/ PKC , always making sure plans and records are shared with parents.

 

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