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Tots R Us

We are a full day care preschool that operates term time only from 8.30 - 3.30 Monday to Friday. We are situated in the school grounds of the local primary school Eythorne and Elvington. We offer care for children from 2 years old to statutory school age.


Our latest Ofsted in Feb 2018 was a Good rating which we are very proud of.


we provide preschool care and education for children from 2 years old to statutory school age


we accept free for 2 funding for 2 year old's up to 15 hours per week subject to eligibility term time(we can help check your eligibility) and the free early education for 3 and 4 year olds for upto 30 hours term time ( 15 hours universal for all and any over 15 hours is subject to eligibility;if you feel you are entitled to the additional 15 hours free early education if you visit www.childcarechoices you will be able to determine your eligibility. A code will be issued if you are this must be given to your childcare provider and re validated by yourself every 3 months)


our morning session is 9 - 12 / afternoon 12 - 3 : an early start of 8.30 and/or a late finish of 3.30 can be booked for an additional charge as well as because we are on the school site a hot school meal can be booked before 9.30 on the day if required for an additional charge


the early and late half hours can form part of your free early education claim if you are not already accessing your full entitlement.

Who to contact

Contact Name
nicola hollis
Contact Position
manager
Telephone
07944 737 134
E-mail
totsrus1987@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Elvington Primary School
Adelaide Road
Eythorne
Dover
Kent
Postcode
CT15 4AN
Notes

We are a mobile class room with a nice outdoor area we also have access to the school grounds - playground and adventure playground and grassed playing field

We are rural and have access to local country side walks where we can show the children the small holding that is growing very near the school - at present goats, sheep, alpacas and pigs - we are learning to look after our world so we have started to keep our fruit and veg scrapes to feed the pigs.

We are  also at present going on lots of litter picks locally so that the children learn to look after their environment.

Our fees below rise September annually the prices shown are from September 2020 onwards 

DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR US TO OPERATE DIFFERENT HOURS AS WE ARE IN SCHOOL GROUNDS SO WE MAY HAVE TO FIT AROUND THEIR TIMES OF ENTRY AND HOME TIMES THIS WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO PARENTS AND ON HERE ONCE WE HAVE DETAILS.

WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR THIS TIME WHICH IS REVIEWED REGULARLY RE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND IS DONE FOR THE MAXIMUM SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILES AND STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT IS NOT DONE TO EXCLUDE OR DISCRIMINATE.

THESE ARE UNPRECIDENTED TIMES AND WE NEED TO OPERATE IN A WAY THAT PROVIDES SAFETY FIRST WHICH KEEPS THE WELL BEING HIGH FOR ALL AT TOTS R US. SO UNFORTUNATELY THIS MAY MEAN AT TIMES OF LOCK DOWN OR OTHER THAT OUR SERVICES ARE LIMITED TO PRIORITY GROUPS. WE WILL ALWAYS TRY TO INCLUDE ALL HOWEVER FOR SAFETY AGAIN THIS IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE.

FROM SEPTEMBER 2020 WE HOPE TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL SO PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS OF OPENING TIMES AND OUR CURRENT PROVISION DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC. 

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
4.50 Per hour
27.00 Per day
135.00 Per week
13.50 Per session
Per lunch
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Healthy packed lunch prepared by tots £1.50
Hot school meal £2.25 (subject to change re booked via the local school)
Early start 8.30 - 9am £2.25 from September 2020
Late finish 3 - 3.30pm £2.25 from September 2020
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
15
Vacancies Details
We have vacancies for morning, afternoons and all day at present you may visit, telephone or email to inquire about vacancies - no appointment is needed if you choose to visit. If you wish to register for September please contact us on 07944 737134 or email totsrus1987@gmail.com for a registration form.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 30
5 8 30
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 3 5
3 4.11 10
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
16/07/2020
Facilities
Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Bike, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Other facilities information
We do not provide holiday club opening as there has never been enough take up of the provision during holiday times.
Notes

we can cater for additional needs, our staff are trained and knowledgeable.

our approach is a very child led environment where we plan in the moment based on what the children are doing, are interested in and based on our knowledge of the children what they need to learn next :)

we plan for cultural and what is going on in the world if we feel that it has positive learning potential for our children for example the changing seasons, we now have an allotment, cultural ie Halloween, poppy day, Chinese new year and much more. 

we plan from and follow the childrens needs and interests. Each child has a keyperson that is special to them; who knows their next steps and interests and will plan for these around what is happening on a session to session basis based on their knowledge of your child - this is shared with the whole team so that there is a whole team response to each child.

Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Ramp/walkway to door and we are on one level

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127724
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/01/2007IntegratedGood
16/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
24/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/02/2018Inspection (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 this flexibly please contact us with your specific requests

for example you can attend 5 days 9-3pm = 30 hours

or 4 days 8.30 - 3.30pm = 28 hours

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

we aim to provide the best care to all families please see our offer below

Special Needs Support

a registration meeting.

all about me form.

information from parents and the red book and links with health visitor if needed for the individual child or links with any other outside professionals that the parents identify to be involved at the point of registration. 

assess starting points - observe, assess and plan when they start tots.

a 2 year old progress check which is statutory.

trained senco in group to identify needs and to support the key person/s to identify needs.

links with outside professionals.

regular assessment and discussion with parents. 

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you will have a keyperson whom will regularly speak to you about your child their achievements and needs - you may speak to them anytime

there will be termly opportunities to meet with your keyperson also at your request

you will receive a developmental summary personal to your child 3 times a year december/march and july and there will be summary "2 year old progress check" at the right stage this may replace the personal summary

you will have the opportunity to observe your child and add to their personal development journey and you may view this at any time

 

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we plan and ensure that differentiation is part of the plan which means we deliver our learning at the needs of each child

we plan in the moment with each child so it is more relevant for each individual therefore whatever your child does or is interested in we are interested in too

variety of activities and resources to consolidate learning and to challenge

small group work if needed

indoor and outdoor play

we let you know what we are doing so you can do it at home too or you are always welcome to join us

we plan for what is relevant that is going on in the world around us to the childrens level and with sensitivity

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we have a calming environment and trained staff

we have a quiet smaller area to work in

we have experience of complex needs

staff have a range of skills

we have a range of resources and the knowledge of where to source from as well as whom to contact for advice and support if needed from outside agencies

senior staff are trained to support all staff and families

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we have a send policy that details the graduated approach and staff that can action this as we are experienced and trained

we know who to refer to if needed consent will be sought 

staff attend training so they can renew and update their knowledge and therefore can be the best support to families

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we observe plan and track all childrens development

we share this with parents and gain consent to refer if needed

we share the childs unique summary 3 times a year this details progress and need of each individual child

support and advice will be given for activities at home to help progress the child so that we work in partnership

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we have commitment to inclusive practice

we would risk assess

adapt plans to include all children this may be with extra pairs of hands attending or taking equipment that a child needed for example

we would work in partnership with the childs parent

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ramped accesses rear, front and into garden

room layout can be moved and adapted at present it is laid out so children cannot run around

handrail support in toilets

child level sinks and small toilets

adults on hand to help

where possible we are supernumary each day so 1 adult extra

different floor coverings for ease of moving around

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as with all children a transfer record would be givemn with parents consent

share information on the child with parents consent

local school visits if starting their

starting school activities before starting so confident

we visit school for assemblies, sports day and other activities from time to time

the lift process links up with school too with us to provide the best start for children with send

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regular meetings with parents

parents annual questionnaire and monthly feedback question

staff meetings where staff evaluate the setting

policies and procedures are regularly updated if needed at least once a year

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the manager by telephone, email or visit

you will receive a registration pack

please visit as this is the best way to get to know each other and to assess if the setting is right for you

www.totspreschool.webs.com

faceook page - totsruspreschool

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our send policy explains the graduated approach and how we support children and gives info with the complaints procedure for what you should do if you are unhappy which we hope you will not be

if a translated version is needed please ask

you receive a mini policy booklet in your welcome pack full copies of all are available on request

we have an open door policy please know that you can approach us with praise or concerns

monthly question and annual questionnaires come to you for your feedback

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