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Early Birds Nursery Finberry Primary School

Finberry Early Birds Nursery is part of Finberry Primary School and welcomes children from the age of 2 – 4 years. The nursery is led by a qualified teacher, supported by a team of experienced nursery nurses. Our session options are 5 mornings 8.30am-11.30am, 5 afternoons 12.30pm-3.30pm or 5 full days 8.30am-3.30pm. We are dedicated to providing a safe, caring and challenging environment for children to play, learn and develop. We are committed to collaborating with families to achieve the best outcomes for all of our children and their families who are at the heart of everything we do.


“Children entering the Nursery make rapid progress from their starting points due to highly effective teaching.” - Ofsted 2018


 


PLACES STILL AVAILABLE 2019!

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Adamson
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01233 622686
Website
www.finberry.kent.sch.uk/

Where to go

Name
Finberry Primary School
Address
Finberry Primary School
Avocet Way
Finberry Village
Ashford
Kent
APostcode
TN25 7GS
Notes

https://www.facebook.com/earlybirdsfinberry

 

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 11 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 Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
5 Per hour
ECD Type
Private Nursery School
Cost(s)
Cost details
We offer places to families entitled to 'free for 2 year old funding'
'universal 15 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds' and the 'extended 30 hours entitlement'. More information about funding can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk .
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
20/02/2019
Wheelchair Access
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Often parents can be aware that their children may have additional needs before they begin nursery. Our settling in arrangements are flexible to accommodate individual needs. We want to know as much as possible about every child before they start with us so we can provide them with the best support from day one.

Before children start parents and their children are invited to a number of settling in sessions. These sessions are a great opportunity for the children to become familiar with their new nursery environment and the adults that are going to be looking after them. Parents are invited to meet with their child’s key person or if appropriate, our SENCO, to share up to date information with us about their child’s interests, developing skills and personal care needs.

Sometimes children’s additional needs may become apparent over time and if you have concerns about your child’s progress or development then the first step would be to talk to your child’s key person or class teacher.

As we play alongside the children each session we get to know them really well and identify their strengths and any areas they may need more support in. The progress of all pupils is monitored and recorded each term. Through this process, pupils that are not making the expected progress are quickly identified and strategies are planned that will address their area of difficulty. We are able to work with other professionals such as the Speech and Language Team, Occupational Therapists and Health Visitors to help us identify and provide the best support for children and their families.

We know children make the best progress when the nursery and their families work together. Each day staff are available to chat to parents about how things are going. Sometimes parents or the nursery staff may want to have a more in depth or private conversation and this can always be requested and arranged. We hold parents evenings throughout the year.

Each term every child has a ‘focus week’, where we review children’s progress. We use this approach to ensure that we are meeting the individual needs of all of our children. A ‘Parent Update Sheet’ is sent home which gives parents the opportunity to share information with us about significant events in their child’s life, interests and developments. Parents can suggest things they would like us to support their child with or ask us questions.

We regularly send home children’s ‘Learning Journal’. This book is a celebration of each child’s learning journey. Throughout their time with us we will add photographs, written observations by staff and samples of the children's mark making.

Children who are receiving additional support will have a targeted or personalised support plan in place that outlines the additional strategies staff will use to support the child’s progress. Termly meetings are held with parents to discuss what is working well, evaluate the progress that has been made and set new targets for the coming term.

In the nursery we learn through play. The environment is carefully planned and organised into different areas so that children can take part in a range of experiences. Every session children will have time to move around the nursery and choose their own activities. During this time the adults play alongside the children and ‘teach’ them through modelling, asking, questioning, explaining, guiding, showing, suggesting, challenging and encouraging. Adults who know the children well are able to support the children in ways personal to them.

Each child is an individual and different strategies will work for different children. We have a great working relationship with a range of professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and the Specialist Teaching and Learning. We value their specialist advice.

We enjoy professional development opportunities and frequently attend training and networking session to keep our knowledge and skills up to date. We strive to find the best support for all the children in our nursery.

Children who are receiving additional support will have a targeted or personalised support plan in place that outlines the additional strategies staff will use to support the child’s progress. Termly meetings are held with parents to discuss what is working well, evaluate the progress that has been made and set new targets for the coming term.

Children who are receiving additional support will have a targeted or personalised support plan in place that outlines the additional strategies staff will use to support the child’s progress. Termly meetings are held with parents to discuss what is working well, evaluate the progress that has been made and set new targets for the coming term.

Often with small adaptions or forward planning, we can find ways to include all of our children in our activities. The nursery caters for children from 2-4 years of ages so we are used to adapting activities to meet the needs of a children at different stages in their development.


When planning any school trips, risk assessments are carried out and planning put in place, taking into account all the children needs.

Our brand new school opened in September 2017 and the building is suitable for wheelchair users. We have a lift, disabled toilet and spacious corridors.

Early Birds Nursery is part of Finberry Primary School and most of our nursery children move up to our Reception class. The children have the opportunity to use different areas of the school such as the hall, library and playground whilst in the nursery.

A ‘Rising 4s’ group runs every Wednesday afternoon. Parents and children are invited to join the Reception class and engage in different activities each week.

When children transition to a new class there are opportunities for staff and parents to meet and discuss children’s individual needs and aspirations for the future.

Children who are receiving additional support will have a targeted or personalised support plan in place that outlines the additional strategies staff will use to support the child’s progress. Termly meetings are held with parents to evaluate the progress that has been met and set new targets for the coming term.

Our nursery application form is available from the school office or on our website https://www.finberry.kent.sch.uk/Early-Birds-Nursery/.

If you would like to arrange a tour of the nursery please contact the school office. You can also arrange to meet with the nursery class teacher who can talk you through our nursery day and how we work to meet the needs of all of our children.

Each term we send home a ‘Parents Update Sheet’ where parents can record comments or ask any questions they may have. If you ever have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to speak to us in person. We are continually evaluating our practices to ensure we are providing the most effective provision. We welcome any comments or suggestions, which could help us to do this.

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