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Doo Dar Days Ltd t/a Westside

Westside is an independently owned preschool which parents described as having “a homely feel”. Highly qualified and dedicated staff use ideas, strategies and techniques both traditional and innovative to help guide children and parents along the early education path.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carol Miles
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01795 533743
E-mail
westside.pre_school@yahoo.co.uk
Website
https://westsidepreschool.co.uk

Where to go

Address
West Faversham Community Centre
Bysing Wood Road
Faversham
Kent
APostcode
ME13 7RH

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
£15.00 Per session am
£15.00 Per session pm
£30.00 Per day
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
5
Vacancies Details
Full day, am and pm sessions available
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 30
2 2 30
3 5 30
0 5 30
5 7 30
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 5
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
29/01/2019
Facilities
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
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY467933
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/02/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/03/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes
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 offer 30 hours free entitlement 9.00-3.00 Monday - Friday

Local Offer

Description

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. 

 

  • 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 daynurseries.com

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