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Community Under 5's

'Good' Ofsted  in June 2018. We have spaces in September 2019 if your looking for childcare in Westgate. We take children 2-5 years old.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rosemary Thompson
Contact Position
01843 833908

Where to go

Community Centre
Lymington Road

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 5 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 12:00
Thursday 09:00 12:00
Friday 09:00 12:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per session
ECD Type
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
children aged 2-5 years, FF2 spaces as well as 3-4 year old spaces
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 26
5 8 26
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 4
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Health Visitor Drop-Ins, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Sign Language / Makaton, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits
Other facilities information
Ramp for easy access and a disability toilet

We take children from all areas but usually children attended from Thanet

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/03/2006IntegratedInadequate 1
04/10/2006IntegratedInadequate 1
07/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
06/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/06/2018Inspection (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)

We can not offer the 30 hours on site but we can offer the 30 hours in partner ship with another setting

Service status


Local Offer


We do support special educational needs for children up to the age of 5. We have a large flat floor space that is adapable for indoor play. Also a flat outdoor play area that is freeflow.

We have a ramp access and a disablity toilet area.

Our fire exit is on a completely flat surface.

We do trips out to the beach, library, shops and a local nursing home all of these areas are completely accessible for any disability 

Special Needs Support

  • 'All about me' form is completed on entry
  • Tick sheets on child's progress
  • Regular observations
  • Talking regular with parent/carers
  • Review child's progress and observations regularly, every 6 weeks
  • Senco on site
  • Targeted plans
  • Sharing information or concerns with other professionals, Health visitor, Speech and Language and Lift
  • Daily sheets for information on things like--- food, drink, sleep,outings, play and medication if any given
  • Able to talk daily with child's keyperson with any queries or concerns--both ways
  • Regular parent/carer meetings
  • Meetings at parent/carers request
  • Sharing information-- photos, observations, planning for own child
  • Targeted plans to be set with parent/carers input
  • The provision is constantly monitored to make sure the setting is always safe and suitable
  • The manager, senco and keyperson are all responsible in making sure information on the child is always available and fully explained
  • We observe, assess and plan for every child individually  using the EYFS framework
  • We use Makaton daily
  • Ecat and I Can
  • To work in line with any information given buy outside agencies
  • We can adapt the setting into any size group the child is comfortable being in
  • We offer a range of adaptable items-- large grip puzzles, larger painting brushes, pencils with grips, adaptable outside play area
  • Activities can be adapable to different heights and spaces
  • Sensory activities and musical instruments
  • Access to a large flat indoor space by a ramp entrance
  • Flat outside play area
  • Able to provide special dietary requirements
  • Plenty of rugs and cushions
  • Movable screens x 12 with plenty of information on them also with makaton signs
  • Sensory boxes
  • Books that are textured
  • Quiet areas--calming music
  • 1-1 play
  • Planning for each child is completed with keyperson, senco and parent/carer
  • All staff are available every day to talk to parent/carers
  • We do search for any learning events or parent/carer training that is available
  • Sensory garden
  • Staff discuss with parent/carers about any extra help that's needed for their child
  • To contact any outside agencies that will be needed to help the child and family
  • Use of targeted plans
  • Lift meetings
  • Specialist teachers and Health visitors help
  • Make more referrals if and when needed
  • Staff to complete training on a set disability and action whats learnt
  • Approachable staff with good parent/carer relationships
  • Planning, movable learning boards
  • Dens for quiet areas
  • Dark dens with or without lighting
  • Storage boxes for self help with labels and pictures
  • Makaton/ visual signage
  • Use of SEND code of practice
  • Any behaviour issues are dealt with by time out with an adult to discuss at the child's level about there behaviour. Any behaviour issues are discussed with parent/carers


  • Child's personal learning journal
  • Parent/carer sessions
  • Approachable staff so parent/carers can discuss there child any time
  • We follow the EYFS and the Best practice guidance
  • 2 year old checks with the health visitor,senco and keyperson
  • Individual child planning
  • We use plods, monitoring sheets and a tracker system that show what level the child is at
  • Monitoring will also be in conjuction with any other professionals and outside agencies
  • Senco will be at the setting everyday
  • Planning is adaptable
  • Repetition
  • Enviornment planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Toys/activities made accessible
  • Trips to be assessed before visiting and risk assessed
  • Plan a more accessible route if needed
  • First aid kit and parent/carers contacts always taken on trips. Parent/carers are always welcome on our trips
  • In the event of an emergency a staff member is allotted to a child with a disability to make sure the child is led to safety


  • Our building is all on one level
  • Ramp into building
  • A disability toilet area
  • Flat open floor setting and garden area
  • Large car park
  • Flat emergency exit
  • The large flat hall enables wheelchair users to move around easily
  • Parent/carers are able to help on our trips/outings.
  • We have good links with the local shools in our area
  • We get invitations to the school to attend Christmas plays, sports day and events throughout the year. This gives the children chance to to get used to school surroundings
  • Teachers visit the preschool around Easter time to play with and get to know the children going to school
  • Both ourselves and the school hold teddy bears picnics for children and staff to attend
  • Extra visits will be  accessed if needed for the child to help settle
  • Information given to the child's school ie Report, Send paperwork any links from outside agencies
  • We have books, dvds, role play and dissussions with the children about going to school
  • Hold parent/carer meetings on how to support


  • Parent/carers are asked to complete a questionnaire about there child's care
  • New parent/carers will be able to discuss there child's needs/likes and dislikes on there first visit with the keyperson
  • The information is then discussed with all staff members to support any areas the parent/carers wish to address
  • The manager constantly monitors the setting using the Iters and Eters programes
  • All children's needs are constantly being monitored
  • We hold termly meetings with parent/carers and the next terms planning is planned with the parent/carers involvment 
  • The preschool has a Facebook page which all parent/carers can contact the manager on anytime
  • The preschool during opening hours has a contact phone number
  • Parent/carers can turn up at the setting at any time and have a look around the setting and collect a parent/carer pack
  • A staff member is always available if a parent/carer wants to come along and discuss what we offer for their child
  • Parent/carers are able to discuss anything by talking to there keyperson/ manager any time who will put it in writing and ask for it to be signed by the parent/carer if they wish to do so
  • Parent/carers also have the opportunity to answer a questionaire twice a year
  • The information gathered from the questionnaires will be discussed at the next staff meeting or if considered serious for any reason a meeting will be put into place straight away and an outcome reached and dealt with
  • If a parent/carer has a complaint of any kind this should be discussed with the manager the same day and hopefully resolved as quickly as possible
  • If any complaint can not be settled between the preschool and the parent/carer a third party will be asked to step in.
  • The setting does have a complaints procedure that the parent/carer will be given when they start at the preschool



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