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Muddy Puddles Pre-School

15 HOURS A WEEK FREE FUNDED PLACES FOR 2, 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS AND SOME 30 HOURS FUNDING
(criteria applies for 2 year old funding and 30hours funding, please ask for more details)


Here at ‘Muddy Puddles’ we are committed to providing quality care in a stimulating environment

Ofsted registered as GOOD

High quality and experienced staff

Highest standard of care and education

All staff are Paediatric First Aid trained

All staff hold DBS checks

Full and part time vacancies for all children, open 9am to 3pm

Open door policy – call in anytime for a viewing

Who to contact

Contact Name
Debbie Jones
Contact Position
Pre-School Manager
Telephone
07743 796754
E-mail
muddypuddlespreschool@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Harmony Community Arts Centre, St Hilary's Hall
Mangravet Avenue
Maidstone
Kent
Postcode
ME15 9BQ

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 9am 3pm
Tuesday 9am 3pm
Wednesday 9am 3pm
Thursday 9am 3pm
Friday 9am 3pm
Other Availability
Term Time Only

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.50 Per session
£32.00 Per day
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
10
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 12
3 5 16
0 5 28
5 7 28
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4 4
3 4 6
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
18/09/2018
Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY468811
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/03/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Before starting we ask parents to complete forms which help us gather information about your child, including what they can and can't do which gives us a starting point to offer extra support if needed.

When your child starts with us the key person works closely with you and your child and assesses your child's starting points against the early years foundation stage development matters which will give us where your child is working and what support may be needed.

Our special educational needs Co-Ordinator (S.E.N.C.O) ensures that all families have the best support and resources to help with every child's development including managing behaviour, and will over see any additional support required for parent and child.

Every child is given a key person who will work closely with parents and will be in charge of the care of your child including planning for your child's development needs through ongoing planning and assessment. Key person Meetings are held with parents regularly to discuss progress and/or support needed and together strategies can be put in place to support your child.

Your child's key person is available to be spoken with at the beginning and end of sessions and if you require a formal meeting this can be arranged by speaking the key person.

Your child's development is monitored through an online journal which has photo's and observations of what your child has been doing and how they are progressing which parents can also add to with what they are doing at home.

Your child's key person will set activities/ experiences to your child's stage of development considering how they learn best and their interests at the time.

If a child needs extra support this will be tailored to suit the child with targeted support either 1-1 or small groups and any outside agencies contacted to further support your child in a more specialist manner. 

Our teaching  starts with our environment which is set out to support the children in the setting at the present time offering activities and experiences tailored for children of all levels. 

We use visual signs and signing to aid communication and interaction and any other additional needs will be looked at, looking at what and how is best to supprt these within our environment and similar to what is being used at home.

Children with additional needs will be given a targeted plan or personalised plan which is completed with parents setting activities and targets that are achievable for your child to do at pre school and home which will enhance their development. 

We support children through a graduated approach tailoring learning and the environment to the majority of children.

The next step for a child who may be struggling or needs a little extra support would be to complete a targeted plan with parents this will set outcomes and targeted steps tailored to the individual child.

If children are still struggling or not progressing the targeted plan can be moved onto a personalised plan

We can also refer to the specialist teaching and learning service through the local inclusion team forum (LIFT) with your consent. Information about your child and his/her progress will be put forward and if accepted a specialist teacher would then visit your child to provide additional advice and guidance and may make further referrals to other services if required and will support with transitions into school.

All staff are encouraged to participate in training for additional needs and if needed your child's key person would seek additional training suited to your child's needs.

Our key person approach is essential for all children to progress.They are responsible for supporting and monitoring your child's development through observing and working with your child.

The key person through observations and photo's and knowledge of your child will regularly assess where your child is against the ealy years foundation stage development matters and meetings will be held to discuss these with parents 3 times a year after each assessment.

We also complete a progress check at age two for all two year olds which will inform you of progress and any early concerns we may have, this is completed with parents ideally before your child's health development check at two with your child's health visitor.

We are committed to include all children in everything we do.All activities/ experiences will be adapted to ensure we include everyone, adjustments will be made to meet the needs of all our children no matter how small or big and support put in place to ensure every child feels safe, valued and included.

Our setting is on 1 floor and can be accessed with a wheelchair or any mobility aid a child or parent might have. We have plenty of space in the play room to adjust the environment if required. Where possible we will make adjustments to meet the needs of children, parents and staff.

We are dedicated to ensure your child's transition is as easy as possible. We complete transition reports which helps their new setting/school to know your chiild and to know where they are development wise.

We invite your child's new school in to visit your child in our setting and to be able to speak to their keyperson to gather more information to help your child in their transition.

We have activities such as dressing up in school uniform and introduce trays into our home corner so they can do this at school, we  talk about school and look at books about school.

If required the SENCO or keyperson can visit the school with parents to help with a smooth transition.

The SENCO evaluates and monitors and reviews policies concerning our SEN provision and talks with staff, parents and children to see if we could add any improvements we also have a yearly parent questionnaire about all aspects of our pre school and a leavers questionnaire asking for things we do well and things we can improve on.

Please contact

Debbie Jones Manager/SENCO

Information on registering your child and our settling procedures can be discussed or sent to you.

We welcome any feed back from parents/carers either suggestions or compliments and we are always respectful of these.

We have an open door policy so if you would like to speak to the key person, senco or manager please come in and we will try and find time for you if we are available.

We have a comment and suggestion box which you are welcome to leave us a message.

We have yearly Questionnaires which are evaluated and any feedback recorded and any suggestions which are possible to put into place are.

 

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