'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.
Community Under 5's
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Rosemary Thompson
- Contact Position
Where to go
- Community Centre
- CT8 8EJ
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 Day Opening Time Closing 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
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost 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 Age End Age Places 0 5 26 5 8 26
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 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 URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 15/03/2006 Integrated Inadequate 1 04/10/2006 Integrated Inadequate 1 15/05/2007 Integrated Satisfactory 07/03/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Satisfactory 06/03/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 19/06/2018 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
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
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
- '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
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
- 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
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
- 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
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
- 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
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
- 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
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
- 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
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
- Planning is adaptable
- 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
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
- 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.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
- 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
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
- 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
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
- 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
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
- 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