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Fledgelings Nursery

Fledgelings Nursery is a pre-school situated in the heart of Grove Green, Maidstone.

We are dedicated to providing an exciting, stimulating and caring environment for our children.

Our emphasis is planning in the moment allowing the children to learn and develop whilst exploring and engaging in what they are interested in at that moment in time. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Trus
Contact Position
07783 573885

Where to go

The Grove Green Community Centre
Penhurst Close
ME14 5BT

We operate term time only and are open on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

We offer up to 20 hours extended of goverment free childcare funding, 15 hours universal free childcare funding and 15 hours free for 2 (funding for 2 year olds). 

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 9:30 14:30
Tuesday 9:30 14:30
Wednesday 9:30 14:30
Friday 9:30 14:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15 or £16.50 for 2 year olds Per session am
£25 or £27.5 for 2 year olds Per day
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Our morning sessions are 3 hours and our full days are 5 hours long.
Children staying all day will need to bring in a packed lunch from home.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 20
3 5 30
0 5 30
5 7 30
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Hearing Loop, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Library - Book Trolley, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
No steps, double doors into reception and playroom, disabled toilet.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
29/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
04/03/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
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)

Children can access up to 15 hours of universal funding across the four days we are open. Any combination of sessions and session times can account for these hours. 

We are aso able to offer up to 20 hours of the extended 30 hours of free entitlement. Parents wishing to access the full 30 hours are able to do so by the child attending a second setting or a childminder.  We are able to work, with parental permission closely with the second party.

Local Offer


Led by our SENCO, a qualified special needs teacher, Fledgelings Nursery aims to support all children with SEND/Additional needs.

This is done by initially identifying the need and support and then working with parents and outside agencies in order to promote the wellbeing and development of all our children.

Special Needs Support

Our registration form gives parents the opportunity to disclose any medical conditions, dietary or other needs

On acceptance of a place parents are asked to complete an "All about me" booklet. This gives us a chance to get to know the child and their strengths and where they may need extra support.

We work with other settings and outside agencies connected to a child.

Children are observed and monitored as part of the nursery day using the EYFS in line with our planning in the moment

We complete a Progress Check at age 2 and use other assessment tools, such as a Progress Tracker.

Parents are invited to contribute to their child's Learning Journal by completing a parent consultation form the week before their child is a focus child and to attend a short follow up meeting with their key person the following week. This ensures that we have been fully informed and able to address concerns.

Every child has an appointed key person who will work closely with the child and family especially during the settling in period. Our planning in the moment system allows all staff members to get to know all the children very well.  We also have a buddy system should a child need extra support when their key person is absent due to training or sickness.

We have a qualified teacher who is as well as our SENCO is our Educator Lead who, with the manager oversees the delivery of all care and education.

Each child is a 'focus child' a minimum of three times a year.  This is when their Learning Journal is completed by all staff interacting and recording the 'teachable moments' with the child. Parental input is asked for before a child is a focus child and a follow up meeting with the parent is conducted by the child's key person. All children are constantly being observed, interacted with and having teachable moments but only the focus child will have them recorded, unless it's a WOW moment. All WOW moments are recorded in the child's Journal. Any concerns, whether the child is a focus child or not are bought to the attention of the SENCO/Educator Lead and Manager.

The SENCO and or Key Person will meet with parents to share any concerns there maybe about a child and work with the parent to put strategies/plans in place for home and the setting. These are known as Target Plans.

Parents have the opportunity to request meetings with all staff members throughout the year.


Our environment is set up to be able to plan in the moment for the individual child and their interests.

Where a child needs additional support we will, where necessary adapt our routine and environment to ensure where possible total inclusion. 

We liaise closely with parents and outside agencies.

Our SENCO will work with the parents, outside agencies and the child's key worker to ensure Targeted, Personalised and Educational Health Care Plans are SMART in order for the child to make progress.

Our environment is our first teacher. This is set up in a well planned way promoting a clam, yet stimulating and exciting place for a child to be. This exciting environment is based around each child's current interests and allows the children an opportunity to promote their well-being and involvement. When setting up the environment we also take into consideration the children's characteristics of learning.

We operate a 'free flow' system which allows the children to have access to both indoors and outdoors at the times of their choosing.

We use a variety of strategies and have a range of resources appropriate to support children's development at all levels, such as visual supports, sand timers and basic signing.

We encourage children to explore their emotions and to have a voice and be heard.

We have a wide range of resources including natural and open ended resources and provide quiet/cozy and sensory spaces.

Our SENCO will liaise with specialists to support the key person and parents in implementing strategies for individual children.

If a child has an identified need the SENCO and Key Person conduct additional research to support the child's needs.

We have experience in the setting of dealing with many areas of special education needs.

Where the staff need training for a medical condition this would need to be in place before the child starts at the setting.

Our SENCO will provide support to families by helping them to complete paperwork and attend professional meetings.

All staff work together as a cahoot but the SENCO will attend regular meetings such as LIFT (Local Inclusion Forum Team) to ensure all possible and appropriate strategies and plans re in place for your child's progress.


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