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Repton Manor Nursery

A term time provision for children aged 2-5years open 8.45-3.15. 


Purpose built nursery with indoor and outdoor spaces with a sensory room.


We welcome all children and their families. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Eleanor Brooks
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01233 662547
Website
www.reptonmanorprimary.co.uk/.../nursery

Where to go

Address
Repton Manor Nursery
Repton Avenue
Ashford
Kent
Postcode
TN23 3RX
Notes

A purpose built nursery provision on the site on Repton Manor Primary School. Welcoming children from 2 years old.

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 8:45 15:15
Tuesday 8:45 15:15
Wednesday 8:45 15:15
Thursday 8:45 15:15
Friday 8:45 15:15

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£17.10 Per session am
£4.05 Per lunch
£17.10 Per session pm
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
If you provide your own packed lunch then lunch cost is £2.85 instead of £4.05.
Fees from September will be £18.30 for a session and £4.30 for a lunch session with hot meal.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Vacancies Details
We are full for September 2020.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 8
3 5 24
0 5 24
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
20/03/2020
Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Trike, Parent and Toddler Group, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Air Conditioned, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Sports
Notes

Our Nursery

 

 

At Repton Manor Nursery we are committed to providing outstanding outcomes for all of our children. We recognise that each child deserves to be respected and valued as a person in their own right.

Our supportive, trained and experienced team acknowledge that the child is at the centre of everything we do. The Nursery curriculum is created by listening to, and responding to, the needs and interests of every child, so that learning is fun and engaging.

The Nursery provides an environment which is safe, happy and secure. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their creativity, confidence and individuality in surroundings where they feel a sense of belonging.

Our emphasis is providing exceptional care within a framework of the highest ethical standards. We value parental and community involvement as being an integral part of our ethos and welcome parents to work in partnership with the Nursery. Parents are children’s first educators. A strong partnership and involvement in their child’s education provides children with strong foundations for all future learning. 

Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY454803
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/09/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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)

We welcome families wishing to use up to 30 hours of their free entitlement and are happy to share care with another provider. 

Local Offer

Description

The local offer provides information on what services children and their families can expect from the nursery. We are a mainstream nursery but we are keen to meet the needs of all our children. We can show you our nursery so you know if it is the right place for your child.  

Contact Name
Mrs Claudette Gayle, SENCo
Contact Telephone
01233 662547

Special Needs Support

When children start at the nursery we ask parents to let us know what their child can already do and ask about any additional needs that may have been identified. In the first few weeks we see how they do in nursery then use both sets of information to create a “baseline” or starting point. For younger children we complete the 2-year old check which might identify any areas of additional need. 

The Key Person observes every child carefully to see what and how they learn. During the term we keep in touch with parents and check out our observations with them. At the end of each term we re-assess each child and monitor their progress. If we are concerned about a child there are a few screening tools our SENCO can use but we can also ask a member of the inclusion team to come and give us advice. 6 times a year we go to the local LIFT meeting where again we can get quality advice. 

Our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) coordinates provision for children with additional needs or disabilities.

The Key Person is supported by our SENCO to write a targeted plan to meet the needs of your child that are beyond the majority of children in that age group. You can talk with the SENCO as well as with your Key Person. Once we decide a targeted plan is needed we will already have been talking with parents regularly and you will be involved in deciding what should be in the plan. We monitor the plan regularly and also monitor the attainment of children with additional needs as a group carefully. If a professional from outside the nursery is involved we will keep you informed and you usually have the opportunity to talk to them directly. We give you copies of all paperwork for your child.

Our teaching programme is highly individual for every child. The Key Person notes the interests of each child and analyses their learning needs. This information is used both for the whole room planning to ensure the activities are relevant to the children, and the short Key Group time where children have direct teaching to their needs. We use the "Best Practice Guidance" to help us plan for the whole setting, groups of children and individuals. Where there is an intervention programme a member of staff may need to spend additional time with your child either 1:1 or in a small group to carry out the programme. This is usually for a very short period of time but may be as frequent as daily, depending on your child’s needs.  The normal classroom activities may need to be adapted so that your child can be included for example clearing furniture to make space for a child with mobility issues, an additional communication system usedsuch as Makaton sign language, or different equipment provided. Any advice from outside professionals is built into their programme.

It depends on the child's individual needs, but we often break the task down into smaller steps or provide small group teaching.

All Key Persons provide pastoral care. We measure and monitor the well-being of all children alongside their development. If your child needs medication during the day as prescribed by a doctor, we will do our best to administer it. We may need training by a nurse if the medication is out of our experience. We have a strong behaviour policy and Ofsted have graded our behaviour management as “outstanding”. We involve parents at an early stage if we have any concerns and we create a behaviour plan for any child who needs it. We listen to the child and the parent to understand how best to support each child.

For all children we gather progress data 3 times a year and share this with parents at parents' evenings. In addition for children with additional needs we meet with parents every time a targeted plan is reviewed; the time interval depends on what is in the plan, but it will be at least 3 times a year. In the meeting we share our views on how far targets have been met and decide on next steps.

We endeavour to make our entire curriculum accessible to all our children. On occasion this may mean making adaptations, maybe such as taking an additional adult on trips or using IT. If a child has a disability we apply for the Disability Access Fund for any equipment they may need.

Our nursery was purpose built in 2013 on one level. Other than the small reading loft it is fully wheelchair accessible and therefore we keep books on the ground level as well. There is an accessible toilet.

We ensure that transition for children with additional needs is well planned. For those who need additional visits to their new school we arrange them and may well accompany the child. We have a meeting with the new teacher and sometimes with the SENCO to ensure they know how we have met your child’s need. We invite the new staff to visit our nursery to see how the child learns here.

We use our tracking to see how the group of children with additional needs is progressing compared to all children. We also listen carefully to parents in review meetings.

The first port of call for admissions is our Manager using the setting phone number or email. She will be pleased to talk further with you and discuss how we could meet your child’s needs.

In general, parents are regularly asked for feedback, sometimes through questionnaires, sometimes through other means. We welcome your comments and use them to keep the best of our practice, and to change where it will benefit our children. We welcome comments from parents at any time and wherever possible act on them. We also take note of verbal feedback from parents in our discussions. In our lobby there is a post box for compliments and complaints that everyone is welcome to use. We have a complaints procedure that is available from the office. 

In addition the parents of children with SEND are listened to carefully and views are requested in review meetings.

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