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Woodlands Nursery and Preschool


Woodlands provides day care for children aged 5 weeks to 5 years. We are open from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. We open 51 weeks per year, excluding Bank Holidays and closure for one week at Christmas. Morning and afternoon sessions or any combinations are available, including full days and full week. We aim to be as flexible as possible to accommodate the needs of any parent or child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Ives
Contact Position
Manager/ Owner
Telephone
01795 875849
E-mail
sarah@woodlandspreschool.co.uk
Website
www.woodlandspreschool.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
Woodlands Nursery & Preschool, 334
Minster Road
Minster On Sea
Sheerness
Kent
Postcode
ME12 3PE

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
Sessions 8 am - 1 pm and 1pm - 6pm
8am - 6pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£31.00 to £30.00 Per session am
£30.00 to £29.00 Per session pm
£51.50 to £49.50 per day Per day
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
We have two rooms and the cost varies as of April 2022 the costs for the under 2 room are £31.00 for AM session £30.00 PM Session and £51.50 all day. The cost for over 2 room is £30.00 for AM Session £29.00 PM Session and £49.50 all day
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
25/04/2022
Notes

Woodlands provides day care for children aged 5 weeks to 5 years. We are open from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. We open 51 weeks per year, excluding Bank Holidays and closure for one week at Christmas. Morning and afternoon sessions or any combinations are available, including full days and full week. We aim to be as flexible as possible to accommodate the needs of any parent or child.

Our Ethos:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
  • add to the life and wellbeing of the local community
  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity

we aim to ensure that each child:

  • is in a safe and stimulating environment
  • is given generous care and attention
  • has the chance to join with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together
  • is helped to take forward his/her learning and development by being helped to build on what he/she already knows and can do
  • provided with the opportunities to gain the skills they need for their next steps no matter their circumstances
  • has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress
  • is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop
  • is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY418823
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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)

OUR FUNDING HOURS FOR FF2’S, 15 OR 30 HOURS ARE DELIVERED BY 5 HOUR SESSIONS IN ANY COMBINATION OF MORNING, AFTERNOON OR FULL DAYS DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. (MORNING 8 TO 1.   AFTERNOON 1 TO 6.   FULL DAY 8 TO 6)

FOR EXAMPLE

  • 15 HOURS COULD BE TAKEN AS MONDAY MORNING AND THURSDAY ALL DAY = 3 SESSIONS.
  • 30 HOURS COULD BE TAKEN MON, TUE, WED, THURS MORNINGS AND FRIDAY ALL DAY = 6 SESSIONS.

FUNDING IS OVER 38 WEEKS OF THE YEAR WE DO NOT OFFER STRETCHED FUNDING.

ANY HOURS IN ADDITION TO THE 570/1140 FREE HOURS ARE PAID AT OUR NORMAL SESSION RATE

Funding for Two’s

Funding for 2’s is available for eligible 2-year old’s, from the term after their second birthday, you will need to check eligibility and apply online and then provide us with your eligibility email from KCC along with evidence of your child’s date of birth, this can be birth certificate or passport.

You can claim up to 570 hours of free childcare this at Woodlands works out at 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (3 times 5 hour sessions a week) This can be taken in any combination of morning, afternoon or full day depending on availability.

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

At Woodlands Nursery and Preschool we recognise that finding a nursery to support your child’s learning and development can be a daunting task, and that trying to choose the right one can sometimes seem overwhelming. We fully understand that this can also be increased when trying to support a child with additional needs.

Below is a statement of intent of how we work in partnership with the child and their family in order to achieve the best outcome. We would like to reassure every family that reads this statement that we strive to be a very inclusive and supportive nursery and pre-school.

Special Needs Support

Your child will be given a key person who will support them during our sessions. They will make sure that your child’s needs are met and that they are given lots of exciting learning opportunities. Your child’s key person will observe your child at play and make assessments regarding their learning and development. You will have the opportunity to share these observations alongside photos and pieces of your child’s work when their key person adds them to their learning journey on Famly. Staff are available to talk to at the beginning and at the end of every session. Our friendly and approachable team can assess if your child has extra needs and we can access support from outside agencies and organisations if needs be. If you think your child requires extra support, you will be able to raise your concerns to your child’s key person or our manager by coming into the setting. You can also telephone, email or send a private message via our Famly app.

Your child’s key person will plan and oversee all your child’s learning. We also hold termly meetings with our Early Years and Childcare Advisor, and attend termly network meetings. If your child has a specific need, we can produce an Individual Plan (IP) or One Page Profile (OPP) to support any areas of need. These plans are evaluated so that we can ensure your child is receiving effective support. We also have health care plans for children with complex medical needs.

You will able to follow your child’s learning journey on Famly. You can add observations from home life to their journey, share additional information on ongoing issues such as toileting, and family relationships. You will have the opportunity to discuss what your key person will be looking for in their next assessment and raise any concerns you may have.

Your child’s day-to-day wellbeing will be managed by their key person. Any health or medical conditions requiring medication will be supported by a trained member of staff who will oversee the administration of medicines. Our staff are experienced in managing asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and food allergies. We have policies in place for managing behavioural and emotional development. We have an experienced team who have all worked with children who require extra support. All members of the team are trained in child protection and safeguarding and hold current paediatric first aid certificates. Each child is valued, and their self-esteem and confidence are supported. Your child will be given the opportunity to voice their own views and ideas and express their needs to their key person and the whole staff team.

We offer a fully inclusive service. Our setting has policies and procedures in place to ensure all children have access to enriching and valuable play experiences. Your child’s key person will use their professional judgement to create a plan of action for the term ahead. Each child will be given opportunities to join in activities which will give them a chance to explore at a speed that is appropriate to their own needs.

We apply for Inclusion Funding, Early Years Pupil Premium, and/or Disability Access Fund where applicable, so that children with extra needs can be supported. If we need special resources, we can obtain equipment from the toy library run by the local family centre. Equipment may be supplied by physiotherapists, occupational therapists’ services or by the nursery using additional funds allocated to us.

When staff are planning an activity, trips etc, risk assessments will be undertaken to determine which areas of support individual children may need. Parents will be invited to discuss ways to achieve full inclusion in our trips and outside visits.

Our settling-in policy is very flexible, and we take time to ensure that you and your child are comfortable in the setting. Some children require shorter visits, and we will work alongside you to ensure your child settles well. You will be offered two settling visits at the nursery with your child at a mutually convenient time. Parents and children are welcome to visit us as many times as necessary to help with transitioning to nursery. When it is time to move on to school, early years teachers from all local schools are invited to meet the children in the nursery. The school will offer you the chance to visit for a variety of activity mornings to help them with the transition. We have experience in supporting children with special needs who are transitioning to new schools. We hold transition plan meetings with parents and careers, outside agencies and teachers from the new schools so that strategies are in place to ensure that the move is as smooth as possible. Learning journeys and progress reports are shared with the new school so that they have a good understanding of your child’s learning and development needs

We are always seeking ways to include our parents in our setting. We use questionnaires so that parents can forward their views and comments and events so that parents can contribute in an informal way. We predominantly use Famly to communicate with parents and carers, such as sharing newsletters, photos of activities we have done, fundraising, upcoming events, etc. 

We share information with our parents via regular newsletters on Famly. we can be contacted by email or telephone , or via our contact form on our website.

Our Senco Team are Ruth Reed, Emma Lewis (over twos room) and Becky Dabbs (under twos room)

Your key person will work alongside the SENCO's and outside specialists and they will produce an Individual Plan (IP) and a One Page Profile (OPP) specifically for your child. This will detail all aspects of day-to-day planning and play in the setting. Each member of the staff team will be aware of strategies put in place, and the plans will be evaluated by their key person and relevant staff members. You will be invited to meet with the team to discuss and review all aspects of any plans. If the setting requires additional support, we will contact the  (STLS) and be sign posted to appropriate support from outside agencies.

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