Playaway Nursery School is situated within the grounds of Herne Bay High School. It serves the local community which even extends to Canterbury and Whitstable. The setting has two rooms, one is for 18 months to 3 years and the other for 3 to 5 years. Both rooms have free flow access to the garden. Funding is available for free for 2, 15 hours funding and 30 hours funding is also available.
Playaway Nursery School at Herne Bay High School
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Playaway Nursery School
- 01227 742 678
Where to go
Herne Bay High School
- CT6 7NS
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 08:00 16:00 Tuesday 08:00 16:00 Wednesday 08:00 16:00 Thursday 08:00 16:00 Friday 08:00 16:00
- ECD Type
- Day Nursery
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
- Contact provider for details
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Vacancies Details
- There are current vacancies available for all. Funding available also for free for 2, 15 hours and 30 hour funding.
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 1 13 2 2 11 3 5 35 0 5 35 5 7 35
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Music, Computers / It, Refreshments, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Books, Themed Sessions, Bike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Sleeping Area, Parks/playgrounds, Slide, Climbing Frame, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks
Playaway has recently had an OfSTED inspection in which we was graded GOOD. Playaway work to ensure all children's needs are met. Staff also work in partnership with parents to ensure a good working relationship is evident for your child.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Wheelchair access details
- Slope to entrance and disabled toilet.
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 07/10/2009 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 11/07/2013 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 08/12/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
The setting follows the EYFS curriculum which gives evidence and particular strengths and weaknesses of children. This will highlight any areas that need support from the setting. If a need is highlighted then a 6 months observation and evidence period is followed. The Special educational needs co ordinator will be aware of this and key person to ensure the childs needs are being met. Parents can also show their concerns by talking to the key person or the setting SENCO to discuss the right path to take. both key person and SENCO will be able to offer support through this process. THe SENCO will follow the special educational needs code of practice at all times to ensure the correct support is given.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Both the key person and the SENCO will oversee the educational programme that has been given to support your child. The Setting SENCO will discuss the plan with you to ensure all people involved fully understand what support is given to the child when they attend the setting. If outside agencies are involved with the child then all agencies will be involved within the childs time within the setting.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
All childrens needs will be met through their individual planning. This enables the child to work on individual targets which may involve adapting the EYFS targets to meet the childs individual needs.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
The setting has an open door policy which gives parents the opportunity to discuss their childs progress whenever they need. This also keeps the setting informed of support given at home and provides a good working relationship between home and school. in addition to this the key person will ask for you to come and see your children's unique story folder, which will give you time to discuss any further concerns with your childs key person. Within this time the childs key person will explain and discuss your childs next steps and future planning. The key person will then discuss with you if any of these targets can be supported at home.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
All medical needs are met by staff. All staff are first aid trained and can administer medication. The medicine has to be logged to show times and dosage on the morning of attending. For long term medication a 6 month medical form can completed. The setting adapts to meet the childrens individual needs.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
The setting will continuously monitor your childs progress by following the EYFS curriculum. You will always be involved within the childs progress and will have opportunities to discuss and concerns you have with your childs key person.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
All children within the setting are included within any activities planned at the setting. Adaptions are made for individuals to access these activities.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
The building is wheelchair accessible. All activities are made accessible for all members of the setting. Rooms have been adapted previously to enable children with disabilities to access every area within the setting.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
on starting the setting we advise you and your child come into the setting for a stay and play. This gives you and your child the opportunity to see our setting running and see if you are comfortable. On transition to school we liaise with your childs school to ensure a good transition for your child. We invite teachers from the school to come and visit your child within the setting to start their transition period. This gives the child a chance to meet their new teacher where they feel comfortable. on
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
If you are considering a place then contact the setting directly.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
The setting has a compliments and complaints book which is available at a parents request. Parents can also speak straight to the manager about these.