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Tiggywinkles Pre-School and Playgroup

Who to contact

Telephone
07867 523545
E-mail
tiggywinkles@cad-designs.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Joydens Wood Community Centre
Birchwood Drive
Dartford
Kent
Postcode
DA2 7NE

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 6 month(s) to 4 year(s), 6 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 12:00
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
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 36
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
151508
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/11/2006IntegratedSatisfactory
09/06/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
06/06/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/02/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

Local offer of Tiggywinkles pre-school and playgroup

 

 

 On admission we ask you to complete an individual needs and a my unique story form which gives us a chance to get to know your child and their particular strengths or areas where they may need extra support. We ask about your child’s interests at home so that this can inform our planning.  When your child first starts we assess their starting points in line with a document called Development Matters.

 

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Debbie Parris, she ensures, along with the Manager,  that families have the best resources to help with the development of your child.

 

 

Your child’s key person will be involved right from the start so that strong and positive relationships are built.  We have daily informal contact, opportunities for meetings to update personalised plans and progress meetings through the year.

 

 

The Key person plans individually for each child. We observe, assess and plan for all the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  For example, we have a language intervention group held once a week for small groups of children

 

 

We have a quiet room that enables the children to listen, attend  and give full involvement to their learning and it also allows the children to have a quiet space to move to if they need time to be calm amid the bustle of Playgroup.

All staff are trained in Early Years and we incorporate many strategies that have been recommended by specialist teachers.

 

 

We use the graduated approach to support children. All our staff are encouraged to complete training to promote communication. 

 

 

Your child’s key person will keep a learning journey and progress chart on your child, which you are able to see at any time. We have a progress check at the age of two for your child where we will monitor your child’s starting points and any delays in areas of development will be discussed with you at a further meeting.

 

 

At Tiggywinkles we have a commitment to inclusive practice.  The key person will ensure that any planned activities are suitable or adapted to meet your child’s needs.

 

 

The setting has wheelchair access and toilet facilities to accommodate a wheelchair. The outdoor area is accessible and suitable for children using frames or wheelchairs.  Whenever reasonable we will make adjustments to meet the needs of the child, parents or staff.

 

 

We have strong links to local schools and teachers are invited to visit to meet the children.  We have strong transitional links with some schools in the area and we have taken part in pre school visits with the children to their new schools. We pass on relevant reports to the schools and have transitional meetings with the SENCO of the school if any additional needs are to be discussed.

 

We regularly attend local LIFT meetings and SENCO forums to evaluate the effectiveness of our provision.  We invite the equality and inclusion team to offer advice on a regular basis and we review policies and procedures and attend workshops to update any new regulations.

 

 

Please contact the group to arrange for a free visit to discuss settling in and meetings with a key person.

 

Our complaints procedure is displayed within our policies and procedures file, which is available for parents/carers to read.

We have regular questionnaires/surveys for parents to fill in and we will always feed back on comments made.

 

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