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The Trinity Group

Sunshine is our Ofsted registered Pre-School for children from the age of 2 years.


At Sunshine we believe that the child will not reach their full potential if they do not feel safe, secure and confident in their environment.


Our priority is their wellbeing. Once a child has high levels of wellbeing they tend to become more involved in their play and the learning that happens is deeper and stays with them.


The environment is rich with opportunities to extend and develop play and learning and our experienced and qualified staff respond to each child’s interests in order to expand knowledge and understanding.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Catherine Eeles
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01843 294229
E-mail
sunshine@trinitymargate.co.uk
Website
https://trinitymargate.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
Trinity Resource Centre
St. Marys Avenue
Margate
Kent
Postcode
CT9 3TN

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 09:00 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 16:00
Thursday 09:00 16:00
Friday 09:00 13:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per hour
£15 Per session
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
5
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 8
3 5 35
0 5 35
5 7 35
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 5
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
09/11/2018
Facilities
Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Trike, Parent and Toddler Group, Ecology, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Bushcraft, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY268128
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/07/2008IntegratedSatisfactory
17/06/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
16/05/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
07/12/2016Inspection (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 accept up to 30 Hours of free entitlement for eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds

In any combination of our sessions which are:

AM (9am - 12noon)

Lunch (12noon - 1pm)

PM (1pm - 4pm)

FULL DAY (9am - 4pm)

Service status

Status
Temporarily closed

Local Offer

Links

Special Needs Support

Children with SEND are identified through conversations with parents and carers, routine observations and assessment. We gather information from parents including identified needs, what their children can do and if other agencies are involved how the child is supported.

The Key Person makes observations within the seven areas of the EYFS and creates a starting point.

We employ a SEND Co-ordinator dedicated to supporting practitioners, children and families with or identifying any additional educational needs. The Key Person liaises with the SEND Co-ordinator and may request further assessments to be made using our own tools and or request specialist advice from the Local Inclusion Team.

Your Key Person will work closely with your child with the coordinated support of the SEND Co-ordinator.

You will be able to speak to both either informally on a daily basis or formally at pre-arranged meetings.

You will receive written assessments and your child’s Learning Journey illustrating their achievements on an online platform Tapestry.

Targeted and personalised plans are drawn up together with parents, keyperson, SEND Co-ordinator and any other agencies involved.

At Sunshine we plan for each individual child.

Where there are targeted and personalised plans theses will be incorporated into the daily session, e.g. with small groups, individual sessions, physical activities and differentiation.

We are continually adapting and risk assessing the environment to meet the needs of individual children and make changes as and when it is felt it will support their needs and learning.

We look at each child as an individual and the way in which they learn; we become the ‘detective’.

Each child’s needs are very individual, we liaise with outside agencies to ensure that therapists recommendations are carried out and incorporate these into our routines.

We use makaton signing, visual supports, visual timetables, now and next boards, Clever Hands and Fizzy Activities, social stories, language groups and small group or individual activities.

SMART -Specific Measurable Accessible Realistic/Relevant Timebound targets will be put in place for this children within their planning

We offer close working relationships with parents through the keyperson and SEND Co-ordinator.

Our SEND CO-ordinator is not included in ratio and is available to bring together the support, offer advice, assist parents with paperwork and accessing further help and information.

Your Key Person monitors your child's progress using a planning, observation and assessment cycle.

This information is shared with parents a minimum of 3 times a year and more often if required. Reports are available online and meetings are arranged with the Key Person and Send Co-ordinator if appropriate.

You can also request meetings at any time and access your child's Learning Journey whenever you like online.

You will be involved in the process of termly reviews of your child’s targeted and personalised plans as your feedback is invaluable.

Parents are consulted both at registration and regularly throughout their time at Sunshine.

Your Key Person will thoroughly review your child's of individual needs, risk assessments and characteristics of learning and make adjustments necessary for your child to be included.

If a child has a disability we can also apply for the Disability Access Fund for any additional equipment which may support the setting.

Sunshine Pre-School is fully accessible, situated on the ground floor with full wheelchair access. There is a lift for when our children visit the dementia groups upstairs for inter-generational learning.

There is an accessible toilet in the setting and two more in the centre. Our car park has parking spaces for disabled users.

We work with the child,parents and new setting/ school to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.

This will usually involve, visits, meetings at the receiving setting/school, transfer of relevant paperwork and sharing information about what is working really well for the child, the strategies being used and why and lessons learnt.

Shared informative communication is vital at this point as well as the timing of the information shared with the child which usually includes photo booklets of their new environment and people.

Sunshine Pre-School uses a range of methods to evaluate their SEND provision including monitoring progress and narrowing any gaps in achievement through tracking individual and groups of children.

The SENCD Co-ordinator attends SEND meetings, training, workshops and attends networking meetings with other local SEND Co-ordinator’s. This provides guidance and information which can be fed back to the setting and discussed at staff meetings so that we can review our own practice alongside our self-evaluation system.

Feedback from outside agencies is reviewed and parents are asked to complete questionnaires.

Contact our Deputy Manager

We have an open-door policy for parents to give us their feedback, which parents will often do through the Key Person and Deputy Manager.

We have a suggestion envelope, questionnaires and if parents feel there is a need to complain we have a formal complaints procedure to follow which is provided in the Welcome Pack and displayed on the Notice Board.

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