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Little Stars Nursery

Little Stars is a purpose built nursery in Cheriton(Folkestone), opened in Feb 2015. We have 3 rooms; a baby room (for up to 15 under 2's), a 2 year old room (for up to 20 2 year olds) and a 3,4 year old room (for up to 36 preschoolers) and an outdoor area for use by all.


All rooms are well equipped and have air conditioning, an air purification system and heating.


All our staff hold Childcare NVQ Level 2 or above bar one apprentice who is currently studying towards Level 2.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sally Wilson
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01303 277 773 (option 3)
Website
www.folkestonenursery.com

Where to go

Address
Unit 3 Centurion Park
Caesars Way
Folkestone
Kent
APostcode
CT19 4AH
Notes

Bus route 5 minutes walk away

Train station (Folkestone West) 15-20 minutes walk away

Private/road-side spaces for car parking is available

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Saturdays, Open All Year, Flexible, School Holidays
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing 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

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Cost details
3 hour session
- Babies £15.75
- 2 yrs £14.70
- 3 and 4 yrs £13.62

Extra hour for breakfast club between 8-9am is charged at hourly rate of the child

Small reduction given to twins
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
30
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 15
2 2 24
3 5 40
0 5 79
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
15/01/2018
Referral and availability notes

Priority given to siblings.

Please contact me by telephone

Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Drama, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Trike, Play House, Training Rooms, Ecology, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Sewing, Bike, Kitchen, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Bushcraft, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
Fresh air exchange system and heat dispersal (No radiators) Discounts to Playcentre nextdoor (conditions apply)
Notes

We have a team of nursery workers with may years experience and high level qualifications. Many have worked in "outstanding" settings and all have NVQ 2 or above childcare apart from one apprentice. 80% hold a qualification of Level 3 or above.

The setting has been purpose build in 2015 and is very spacious, light and welcoming.

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
All doors/entrances are suitable for wheelchair users. No stairs to the nursery.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY484432
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/06/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
16/05/2017Re-inspection (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 offer FF2 to those who qualify.

We also offer the 15 hour F.E.E for all 3 year olds and offer the additional 15 hours for those that qualify.

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

We use Best Practise Guidance to ensure a good environment for all children. By using this document and observing our children, we can then discuss with parents any areas of support needed and make referrals to outside agencies if needed

The setting SENCO and the child's key person will fully monitor and then liaise with parents to ensure that progress is made. Outside Agencies will be used to support this at all times.

By using a graduated approach starting from using the Best Practise Guidance, activities and routines will be adjusted/differentiated to make the setting inclusive for all.

Any specific strategies/plans that are put in place, will be discussed with parents to ensure continuity of learning at home and school.

Any children with SEND or additional needs may have augmented support to aid their development. This will be determined by S.T.L.S Support.

By regular observations and monitoring the tracking of the child's development. SENCO will regularly liaise with parents and key people to set up individual plans to support the learning. Regular meetings to discuss with parents.

Children with any additional needs or SEND are fully included. Discussions with parents take place to ensure all needs are met and activities are differentiated to ensure inclusion. Any offsite trips would be discussed with parents to decide on support needed.

We have disabled access toilet facilities. Door widths are wide enough for wheelchair access and we are all on one level. Additional funding can be applied for if more specialist support/equipment is needed.

All transitions, from room changes to school changes, are supported by any documentation about the child’s developmental level being shared with the new school. We also have transition meetings if a more in-depth knowledge needs passing on. Primary School teachers are welcomed in to see the children that will be moving to them.

We have qualified SENCO staff to co-ordinate the provisions for SEND children. Outside agencies are used to support as well and regular meetings are held with parents to ensure everyone is involved in any decisions

Contact Karen/Sally to arrange a visit to the Nursery and discuss availability. Complete an enrolment form.

Staff are always available to speak to parents and appointments can be made.

 

We hold Parents Evenings 3 times a year to give an opportunity for parents to review the learning. Feedback forms are offered at this time and we always have comment slips available for suggestions at all times.

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