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Chalk Village PreSchool

Our aim at Chalk Village Pre-School is to enhance the development and education of children aged 2 - 5 years in a parent involving community based group. We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment. The group works within the EYFS framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families. 


The accommodation is within Chalk Parish hall. We have access to two parts of the hall, a kitchen area and seperate toilets. The group has use of an outdoor garden which is safely fenced in.


Most of the children attending the pre-school transfer to the local schools, e.g.Riverview, Shorne, Higham and Westcourt.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lynne Warner / Debbie Wood
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07803 861891
E-mail
chalkpreschool@aol.com

Where to go

Address
Chalk Parish Hall
Chalk Road
Chalk
Gravesend
Kent
Postcode
DA12 2ND

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 09:00 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 01.00
Thursday 09:00 12:00
Friday 09:00 12:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£16.50 Per session
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 36
3 5 36
0 5 36
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
07/05/2019
Facilities
Garden
Notes

Wednesday session is for children who will be attending primary school the following academic year. This session is 4 hours long and has a small payable fee.

Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Ramp to hall and disabled toilet.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY348777
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/07/2008IntegratedGood
12/12/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Before you child starts with us you are able to vist us to complete the registration form and receive a welcome information leaflet. After you have registered you will be invited to a stay and play session with your child to meet your key person and fill in an 'all about me' questionnaire for your child. Your key person will explain how they will observe and assess your child in all areas of development as specified in the early years foundation stage ( EYFS). 

Our pre-school offers an open door policy meaning that as a parent / carer you are welcome to see a member of staff at a convenient time to discuss your childs development. You will also receive regular 'My Unique Story' progress reports from your key person which allows you to input your own views and views of your child. For children with additional needs or special educational needs (SEND) your child will have a targeted or personalised plan. Parent involvement is extremely important and together we can help your child to progress to their full potential.

We plan group activities for all children to participate in. Your child's key person will also have an individual learning plan for your child, planned to their individual needs. We will also make reasonable adjustments to our planning and the environment to accommodate your childs needs. 

We allow all children to explore their environment as we feel all children learn best when they are comfortable in their surroundings. All children have individual learning plans. We use a visual time line to help support verbal / non verbal communication. We work with outside agencies where needed to help support our SENCO and key person will specific recommendations. We use targeted and personalised plans for children with additional needs or SEND. We insure that any recommendations from any specialist teacher are discussed and monitored.

Your child's key person will work with the settings SENCO to support your child and regularly monitor your childs progress. Information about support groups and childrens centres are displayed on our notice boards.

Your childs keyperson will complete regular observations on your child during their sessions to monitor their progress. These are recorded in their observation record book. The keyperson will also complete regular progress trackers and unique stories to ensure they are progressing well.

All our planned activities can be extended or simplified to meet the needs of individual children. The staff have daily meetings to discuss the childrens progress and regular full staff meetings to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our children. Our pre-school has daily full risk assessments of indoor areas, outdoor areas and outings, these are inspected, reviewed and monitored accordingly. 

The building is all on one level. It has a ramp at the front to allow access from street level, and a ramp at the back to allow access into the garden.The small parking area directly outside the main entrance has an allocated blue badge parking space. The building has a disabled toilet which incorporates a changing facility. The designated preschool area floor covering is wooden and lino.The outdoor area is slabbed, tarmac and grassed.

Your childs new teacher/setting will be invited to meet and observe your child at our setting. Meetings involving teachers , SENCO's and other professionals will be arranged to discuss your child's needs. We have transition roll play, planned activities and circle times prior to children moving on to primary school. We offer parents a consultation meeting to discuss any worries or concerns you may have in preparation for transition to primary school. Your child's progress tracker will be forwarded to their new school with your prior consent.  

Our SENCO regularly attends SENCO forum meetings and LIFT meeting (Local inclusion forum team) to access new information regarding SEND and share good practice. All our staff have the opportunities to attend courses to extend their knowledge. 

The manager Lynne Warner is our admissions co-ordinator. You are welcome to add your childs name to our waiting list at any time. Children born between 1st September and 31st August {academic year) will be offered a place and required you to register in the spring term with start dates in either September or January. 

We have a complaints policy and procedure that we follow. Any complaints can be dealt with by any member of staff, alternatively via management, committee members or ofsted. You are also welcome to join our committee which gives parents the opportunity to be involved in decision making and fund raising. 

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