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Badgers Bridge

We have an extensive outdoor policy, incorporating weekly outings to our very own forest school site.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Liz Bennett
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07967049703
E-mail
badgersbridge@googlemail.com
Website
www.badgersbridge.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Postling Village Hall
Address
The Street
Postling
Hythe
Kent
Postcode
CT21 4EU
Notes

Car parking is available.

When is it on?

Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 15:00
Tuesday 08:30 15:00
Wednesday 08:30 15:00
Thursday 08:30 15:00
Friday 08:30 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per hour
ECD Type
Private Nursery School
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Please see our fee structure document for comprehensive details on price structure.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 4
3 5 24
0 5 24
5 7 24
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
20 months 5 10
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
22/06/2020
Facilities
Swing, Computers / It, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Themed Sessions, Trike, Environmental Area, Training Rooms, Trampoline, Water Play, Health Visitor Drop-Ins, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Healthy Living, Languages, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Life Skills, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Bushcraft, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Sports
Other facilities information
Every Wednesday there is an outing to our forest school or outward bound around the Postling downs..
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY395128
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/12/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)
(accessible ONLY in England) 

How does Badgers bridge know if a child needs extra support?

We have an embedded system to ensure that a key person is allocated to every child. This key person completes regularly observations that are then used to inform the child’s planning around their individual needs and interests. These include interests from home and interests at our setting. The key person completes assessments on every child to identify any support that may be required.

 

These assessments are shared with the parents who are encouraged to add their comments. We then implement a joint approach.
 
When a child initially starts with us the key person familiarises themselves with the child’s individual needs, interests and abilities. This is the initial opportunity for the parents to identify any needs with the key person so that these can be catered for.  The parents and the key person complete an initial starting point of development form on this settling in session to identify any concerns. 

How will the staff support the child?
 
We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) that has been trained through the local authority and Badgers Bridge to support the key person, child and families to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met.
 
We have robust policies and procedures in place which are reviewed regularly ensuring that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all.
 
The SENCO will work closely with the key person to differentiate resources, experiences and activities to support the child. 

The SENCO will work with the key person to provide personal plans for each individual child based around their abilities and interests.
 
The SENCO will liaise with other professionals (with the parents consent) such as Early Years Inclusion Officers, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advise in supporting each individual child.  The SENCO and the key person will work collaboratively to ensure that these targets and strategies are implemented.
 
The plans and activities will be reviewed by the key person, SENCO and the parents regularly to update plans and provide support for all children. 

How are parents / carers included in the child’s education and curriculum? 

Parent’s communication is valued and the key person will work together with the parents to ensure that every child’s learning is supported.
 
The parent/ carers will work with the key person to settle the child into the nursery. Throughout this time the key person will complete the information sheet to understand the child’s individual routines, needs, interests and abilities.
 
The parents/carers are encouraged to work together with the key person completing observations and activities for home to keep them informed of new interests so that this can be incorporated in the activities that are planned for that child.
 
The parents/carers will be invited to attend regular meetings to review the child’s progress.
Every child has their own learning journal that the parents can view at any time on Babys Days. The parents are encouraged to add their views and comments.

 
For further information please contact the nursery manager

Links
Badgers Bridge Nursery

Special Needs Support


We have an embedded system to ensure that a key person is allocated to every child. This key person completes regularly observations that are then used to inform the child’s planning around their individual needs and interests. These include interests from home and interests at our setting. The key person completes assessments on every child to identify any support that may be required.

 

These assessments are shared with the parents who are encouraged to add their comments. We then implement a joint approach.
 
When a child initially starts with us the key person familiarises themselves with the child’s individual needs, interests and abilities. This is the initial opportunity for the parents to identify any needs with the key person so that these can be catered for.  The parents and the key person complete an initial starting point of development form on this settling in session to identify any concerns. 

Parent’s communication is valued and the key person will work together with the parents to ensure that every child’s learning is supported.
 
The parent/ carers will work with the key person to settle the child into the nursery. Throughout this time the key person will complete the information sheet to understand the child’s individual routines, needs, interests and abilities.
 
The parents/carers are encouraged to work together with the key person completing observations and activities for home to keep them informed of new interests so that this can be incorporated in the activities that are planned for that child.
 
The parents/carers will be invited to attend regular meetings to review the child’s progress.
Every child has their own learning journal that the parents can view at any time on Babys Days. The parents are encouraged to add their views and comments

We will adapt our resources and layout to suit the individual needs of the children. We have trained staff who understand the requirements of children with SEND.

The teaching strategies that we use are the curiosity approach where we allow children to discover themselves about their world around them.

We have DAF funding.

The parents/carers are encouraged to work together with the key person completing observations and activities for home to keep them informed of new interests so that this can be incorporated in the activities that are planned for that child.
 
The parents/carers will be invited to attend regular meetings to review the child’s progress.
Every child has their own learning journal that the parents can view at any time on Babys Days. The parents are encouraged to add their views and comments

If your child has an EHC plan then you as parents will be involved all the way.

We have meetings with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure that we are inclusive in pour practice.

It is accessable.


The parent/ carers will work with the key person to settle the child into the nursery. Throughout this time the key person will complete the information sheet to understand the child’s individual routines, needs, interests and abilities.

We have a close relationship with the local schools and will support the child through meetings with the school, asking the reception class teacher to attend our setting, use photo picture books which shows the school and to organise days to attend the school.

We have a system called Babys Days which we use for all of statistical analysis. Our Key person approach assures us that the child is supported and all resources and activities are adapted to suit their needs. 

Liz Bennett 

 

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