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Doo Dar Days Ltd t/a Westside

Doo..Dar...Days..Ltd  t/a Westside Pre-school is a family-owned company, registered in 2013, described by parents as having “a homely feel”. Westside delivers exceptional, affordable childcare and education to the local community. At Westside children are treated as individuals.  The experienced, highly qualified practitioners ensure that not only the children’s basic needs are met, but each child is helped to develop into a happy, confident, sociable and independent child with enthusiasm and a “can do attitude”. We strive to build genuine, trusting relationships with parents/carers working alongside each family on an individual basis to ensure that pre-school is a positive experience for everybody!

Westside Pe-School has just been awarded, again,  Millie's Mark. Millie's Mark accreditation is a comprehensive process. It requires settings to have 100% of staff working directly with children qualified in paediatric first aid, which we have- but involves much more than this. In order to be awarded, childcare settings must demonstrate that the learning is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds, so they are confident, ready and capable should an emergency occur.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carol Miles
Contact Position
01795 533743

Where to go

West Faversham Community Centre
Bysing Wood Road
ME13 7RH

The pre-school is open term time only, Monday to Friday 09:00am to 3:00pm. All children have access to outdoor play through, fully retractable glass doors, allowing free flow play, onto a secure soft play area, which is closely supervised by pre-school staff. A climbing frame, slide and ride-on toys, the garden hosts a playhouse, mud kitchen sand & water play offering a wide choice of resources with many learning, social and physical opportunities. Covered and shaded areas enable use of the garden in all seasons. We also have access to the play park behind the centre, where children delight in exploring the large open space; going on nature walks or simply having a picnic under the shade of trees.  Children are encouraged to take an interest in their world and care for nature through activities such as birdwatching, discovering mini-beasts or growing flowers, fruit and vegetables within our allotment area.  The open plan layout of the pre-school provides excellent accessibility to adults and children with disabilities.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£18.00 Per session am
£18.00 Per session pm
£36.00 Per day
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Full days, am and pm sessions available
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 5
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories

Westside Pre school is a fully inclusive setting, built to meet the specifications of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, we have child size disabled toilets, we are wheelchair accessible. All staff are paediatric first aid trained which includes the administration/use of epi pens. Staff have attended a vast range of training which Senco, Makaton, Speech & language, along with working with outside agencies to provide the best outcome for every child.




Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

we are able offer 30 hours free entitlement 9.00-3.00 Monday - Friday

Service status


Local Offer


A highly experienced team able to identify, refer and support children and their families with a wide range of differing needs i.e. ASD, speech & language, gobal delay.

Special Needs Support

  • Westside Pre-school has a highly experienced team able to identify, refer and support children and their families with a wide range of differing needs i.e. ASD, speech & language, global delay. Staff use a number of different methods  which can include observations, information provided by parents, health visitors and other agencies, use of the progress track at two, the ecat tools along with a range of assessment records to identify any child that may need additional support while at the pre-school. 
  • The pre-school Senco has vast experience in referring children that required additional support as well as working with outside agencies to ensure that those needs are met.


  • Through out their time at Westside, parents are encouraged to be involved within their child's learning and development,  If at any point we become concerned about any aspects of your child, we would firstly speak with the parents, following on we would keep the parents involved using daily informal conversations, update meetings,  your child's learning journey, parents meetings(held 3 times per year) and your involvement within targeted or personalised plans (Should the need arise). In some cases permission may be requested from parents to enable the pre-school to request further support from outside agencies.


  • Westside works in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop. Westside plans for the individual child using the child's interest as a starting point. 

  • The child's key person will plan for each individual child using knowledge of the child gathered from observation and information obtained from the parents, next steps are created to support the child towards the next stage of development. Should the keyperson idenifty that the child requires additional support a Targeted or personalised plan will be written based around your child’s needs using advice and strategies from outside agencies as well as our own knowledge of the child, we ensure targets are realistic and specific to every child.

  • Staff follow specific recommendations from outside professional’s including the use of visual supports, Makaton signing, time lines, now & next boards. The pre-school offers a variety of interventions such as  one-one intervention, Black sheep narrative, Mr tongue  and Clever hands. 
  • Westside Pre-school work closely with all our parents and carers to build strong relationships. The pre-school Manager, Senco and the augmented support lead are always available to offer advice and support for families, this is provided in many ways from discussing techniques and strategies to support children's behaviour and development, refering to outside agencies and completing any relevant paper work to ensure all professionals are involved for the best possible outcomes for the child.

  • All staff are all paediatric first aid training which includes the use of a epi-pen and inhalers, Staff are experienced and confident in the administration of medicines and do so on a regular basis.

  • Your child’s key person will carry out planned activities linked to your child's likes and interests, observations are completed and linked to the EYFS using an online interative learning diary, parents are able to view and interact within their child's learning and development. Parents are invited to  attend parent evenings 3 times per year where your child's development and progress is discussed, where Targeted and personalised plans are in place they are reviewed termly (6 times per year) and parents are involved in this process.
  • Where possible all activities provided will be accessible to all children, for some planned trips parents maybe asked to accompany their child.
  • Westside pre-school is a purpose built setting to cater for children and adults with disabilities. The pre-school is all on one level which allows access to wheelchair users through wide doors, a disabled child size toliet and free flow acces into the garden area.


  • Westside pre-school staff meet with the teachers from the local schools at a tranistion meeting usually held in early June, the aim of the meeting is to provide information that will support the child as they enter into reception class. Westside provide tinformation to new setting in the form a report.  If child has SEN/additional needs a meeting is held with the school's reception teacher the Senco from Westside and the Specialist teacher to ensure every thing is in place before the child starts at school. 



  • Parents are involved within each step of the SEN process, the targeted and personalised plans ask for the parents views and feedback.
  • Parents should contact the pre-school by telephone, email or facebook and arrange for a time to view or just pop in. Staff are avaiable to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child's development, behaviour or additional requirements.
  • At Westside Pre-school there is always a manager avaliable to speak with you. Parents are able to contact the manager directly by telephone, facebook, email or drop into the Pre-school office. If a parent feel they need to make a complaint we ask that it is placed in writing the pre-school's complaints procedure will  be followed. Parents are able to review the service we provide on our Facebook page, website and on


Rated 5 out of 5
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The best pre-school.
Both my children attended Westside Pre-School, they absolutely loved it which made me as a parent feel relaxed about it. Nice open spaces for children to play and they always enjoyed the day trips to the park, the woods or bus trips into town. All staff members were so lovely and helpful and attentive to the childrens needs. 
Just the best around!
What can I say about Westside, Well first of all the staff are absolutely brilliant with the children. With Westside there is also room for the parents to be involved, like fathers day BBQ - Mothers Day Tea and cakes. The wonderful Christmas nativities. The children get home learning, baking, reading, gardening to name all but a few. The son loves being at nursery, so that tells me he is at the right place. Great job Westside your a credit to the Faversham area.
Westside Pre-school really is amazing and certainly deserves more credit. We have been attending for last 5 years and have always felt supported, well looked after and that the staff generally care. During lockdown Westside have kept in contact with all children, sent thoughtful weekly tasks. My children have both learnt so much from attending Westside, whilst playing, we will all miss going there. The interactive learning journey is great for keeping up with what your child is doing and lovely to see what they are doing each day. If you have a clingy child like me! They handle this fantastically, offering reassurance and sending WhatsApp messages within minutes to let you know all is calm! Westside pre-school really is an amazing team of people.


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