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Spring Grove School Nursery Unit

Teddies and Nursery - part of a happy, family Prep School for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years.


'A great place to grow' - small class sizes, individual care, great opportunities, outstanding results.


Teddies for boys and girls aged 2 to 3 years / Nursery (Pre-School) for boys and girls aged 3 to 4 years.


Up to 15 hours of free entitlement hours (KCC) for boys and girls aged 3 to 4 years.


 


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Admissions (Registrar)
Telephone
01233 812337
E-mail
joinus@springgroveschool.co.uk
Website
springgroveschool.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
Spring Grove School Nursery
Harville Road
Wye
ASHFORD
Kent
APostcode
TN25 5EZ
Notes

Teddies and Nursery set within Spring Grove School just outside Wye, with a large walled garden for outside play and activities.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 15:30
Thursday 08:30 15:30
Friday 08:30 15:30
Other Availability
Available optional extras for Spring Grove School pupils:

Breakfast Club: 7.30am to 8.30am / Creche: 3.30pm to 4.30pm / SG Extra: 4.30pm to 6pm

Other Details

ECD Type
Nursery Unit of Independent School
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission, we ask you to complete an ‘All About Me’ form’.  This allows us to get to know your child and their particular strengths and any areas where they may need support.   During the first few weeks we will use observations and make assessments to form a baseline for your child’s development.  We also complete the 2 year development check, which is a statutory document, for those children who start with us at aged 2.   Together with the information gained through observations, assessments, the 2 year check and regular meetings with parents, it may be that a targeted plan will be set for the child which will help the keyperson and the parents to target certain areas of development.  

We have a named Early Years SENCo who is responsible for ensuring that families have the best support and resources to help with the development of your child including managing behaviour.    Our SENCo attends regular training, liaises with the Equality and Inclusion adviser, attends LIFT meetings and makes referrals to Speech & Language and the Specialist Teaching Service with parental consent.  

 

Your child’s keyperson will be your first point of contact but parents are encouraged to speak to any member of the staff in your child’s room.   Observations are placed in your child’s Learning Journey which is available in the classroom for your to view and add observations from home. Parent consultations take place termly and the keyperson is available at any time for a meeting.    A written report is produced in the Autumn and Summer Term giving you information as to how your child is developing across the Early Years Curriculum. We track the children 3 times a year using the Kent Progress Tracker which allows us to identify any areas where your child may need some extra support either from the keyperson or by an outside agency (with your consent).

The EYFS is an educational framework which allows key persons to plan for your ‘unique’ child.   We observe your child in the 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas allowing us to plan for individual children and to offer additional support to children when needed.



 

We treat all children as individuals and our strategies are flexible dependent on the child.   We work closely with parents and incorporate strategies that they may use at home. If the child is receiving support from outside agency we incorporate suggested strategies into our planning.  

Our environment allows children to focus on their individual learning.   Our nursery is divided into areas for 2-3 year olds and 3-4 year olds (the preschool).  Each area has access to 2 well resourced rooms and an outdoor area. Staff are able to work with small groups of children or individual children in a quiet room.  The children’s work is displayed throughout the rooms and they are encouraged to show their parents/carer their work. The toys and activities are all at children’s level and they are encouraged to select activities on their own.   For those who may find this a little daunting we have choice boards where they can select from one, two or three items dependent on the child’s needs.

We have a wide range of resources for all children and specific SEN resources.    If needed specialist equipment is obtained and where children are receiving support from outside agencies, it may be possible to claim extra funding to buy additional resources, staff training or to support additional staff cover.    

There is an additional large well resourced outdoor garden shared by all incorporating a mud kitchen, large sandpit, music area, loose parts, stage, climbing equipment, digging area and vegetable garden.    The children make full use of this area on a daily basis.

Where there is a child with an additional need the keyperson will work closely with the SENCo to produce a targeted or personalised plan to help the child meet a specific target.   Parents ideas and input are actively sought and they are encouraged to work together with the nursery on their child’s targets. Our staff have extensive experience of working with children with additional needs and have received specific training in ASD, Language Development, Makaton and  Hearing Impairment.

 

Our nursery has a SEND Policy which sets out how additional support is provided for children with additional needs for SEND.   Children in the nursery all have their development tracked and this allows any areas where support may be required to be identified.   Once an area is identified as requiring extra support the keyperson will work with the SENCo to put a plan of action in place. We use the Graduated Response and we will first set a targeted plan.   If the targeted plan is not ensuring significant progress then the keyperson and SENCo will discuss with parents the methods to obtain outside support from other agencies. Once this is in place then a personalised plan will be set.

Our keyperson approach is very strong and they are responsible for settling your child into the nursery and for guiding the development of your child.  Your child’s keyperson will invite you to see your child’s learning journey and hear about their progress 3 times a year. This also provides an opportunity to talk about any concerns that you may have.  We make an assessment of your child’s progress across the curriculum 3 times a year and complete the 2 year check which we encourage you to share with your Health Visitor.

We value diversity and promote equality so that all children can all be included in all parts of our nursery.  Activities are adapted to meet your child’s needs and we will make the necessary adjustments to enable this to happen.  This could include having a member of staff supporting your child during small group activities to help them to remain focused.  Risk assessments are undertaken for any trips off site and we consider specific children’s needs when choosing our venues.

 

Our rooms are all on the ground floor with no steps.   Ramps are available, if needed, to access the outdoor area which is flat.   There is disabled parking in the large car park. Wherever possible we will make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of the children, parents and staff.

 

The transition process to your child’s new school or into our Reception class is important.  We will complete a transition report which will include our developmental assessment of your child across all areas of the curriculum.   It will also include a short written summary of how your child learns highlighting any strengths or any areas where your child may need some extra support.   With permission this is shared with your child’s new school. Children staying into our school’s reception class will spend a morning in their new class towards the end of the summer term and will have opportunities to interact with their new teacher via storytime and playtime over the 2nd half of the term on numerous occasions.  For children moving to other local primary schools the keyperson will have a conversation with their new teacher and teachers are invited to come to the nursery to spend time with your child. For children with additional needs the SENCo will meet with the School SENCo to ensure that all relevant information is passed to the school, including plans and strategies.

We review our policies annually.  Regular meetings take place between the keyperson, SENCo and parents to review plans and allow feedback on children’s progress.   Our SENCo attends LIFT meetings and Senco Forums so that they are up to date with the latest SEN information. Staff who attend any training are asked to feedback at staff meetings sharing any new knowledge that they have gained.

Please contact our Admissions Officer

We have an open-door policy and encourage parents to give constructive feedback.   Our complaints procedure is available to view on our website.

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