- Kiddies Corner was established in 2004 and we opened this, our second nursery in 2013.
- We are based in a converted house in a town road and operate 8.00am – 6.00pm all year round, only closing on Bank holidays and for two weeks at Christmas.
- Children staying all day or arriving for the afternoon session are asked to bring in healthy packed lunch.
- We are local to the town and all its amenities, including the memorial park which has a large playing field, play park and sensory garden which we visit with the children. Also during the summer months, we visit the local seaside.
- We have very close links with our sister setting, regularly visiting each other and sharing experiences e.g. the fire service, the police, pony and trap, reptiles.
- We have a large outside space, some of which is sheltered by a canopy with soft surface on the ground. Half of the garden is concrete floor with a mud kitchen and some small areas for digging & planting. We are also able to use a large grassed area at our sister setting where we hold Sports Day, and are able to let the children explore their physical development. We also hold an annual family picnic in the local park.
- We have 9 members of staff all British females with qualifications ranging from level 5 down to level 2. The manager has 17 years’ experience in early years, our second manager has 10 years’ experience in early years and our supervisor has 27 years experience in early years. All staff have DBS checks, all permanent staff hold Paediatric First Aid and all hold basic safeguarding qualifications, Prevent duty, FGM and food hygiene to level 2.
Kiddies Corner Day Care
Who to contact
Where to go
- CT6 5SJ
When is it on?
- Opening Times
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 0 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 08:00 18:00 Tuesday 08:00 18:00 Wednesday 08:00 18:00 Thursday 08:00 18:00 Friday 08:00 18:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.15 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Day Nursery
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
£18 month Quality supplement charge for all children unless they are accessing a totally free early education place
limited places available see details below .
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Vacancies Details
- Please contact the setting for current availability
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 2 2 12 3 5 35 0 5 35 5 7 35
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 6 months 4 years
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Trike, Play House, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Life Skills
We can take 9 children per session from the age of 6 months in our newly furbished toddler room.
£5.30 per hour for children aged 6-24 months
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 10/03/2014 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 19/07/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
https://www.iask.org.uk/ Iask provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) for children, young people up to age 25, parents and carers.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
A child’s needs are identified by speaking to parents, discussions with staff, communications with outside agencies, observations and/or assessments completed by the staff.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
As a setting we communicate daily with parents, hold parent’s evenings twice per year. Parents are invited to contribute to and agree targeted or personalised plans, all children have learning journeys to show progress which are available for parents at any time.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
The key person will plan for each individual child, using knowledge of the child and their next steps. Targeted and personalised plans will be written based around your child’s needs using advice and strategies from outside agencies as well as our own knowledge of the child. We ensure targets are realistic and specific to every child
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Staff follow specific recommendations from outside professionals including the use of visual supports, Makaton signing, time lines, now & next boards and social stories. The setting offers a variety of interventions such as Early Talk Boost, Maths, Language group, story sacks, Fizzy and Clever hands. We have communication friendly spaces.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
We pride ourselves on our close relationships with all of our parents. The nursery SENCO is always available to offer advice and support to families attending appointments and completing any relevant paper work to ensure all professionals come together.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Your child’s key person will carry out planned weekly activities, observing and scaffolding your child’s progress. This information is shared with parents 3 times per year in a progress report and your child’s developmental level will be tracked and progress analysed by the setting manager. Targeted and personalised plans are reviewed termly (6 times per year) and parents are involved in this process.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
Where possible all activities provided will be accessible to all children, for some planned trips parents may be asked to accompany their child.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Ground floor is all accessible
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We would arrange for the setting/school to come and observe and talk to the key worker, arrange additional visits to the new setting/school with the support of key worker if needed. We are able to provide the child/family with a personalised book all about the new setting/school. Meetings between key staff from both settings to share information are arranged before transition.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Parents are invited to complete questionnaires regarding the nursery set up, their child’s thoughts and feelings about coming to the setting and to make any suggestions on how to improve.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Parents should ring the setting and arrange for a visit, ensuring they speak to staff about any concerns or additional requirements they may have.
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
We have an open-door policy where there is always a senior member of staff available. Parents are able to message the manager directly or post onto our secure Facebook group. Past parents have left reviews on our public Facebook page. If parents feel it necessary to make a complaint the nursery will follow their written procedure.