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Bright Sparks Pre-School

Sessional Preschool.


Open 5 days a week. Small, friendly setting that has been open for over 20 years. 


We currently receive 3+ Government funding (providing 15 hours per week of Universal Free Early Education & Childcare.) Subject to certain criteria, some parents may be entitled to an additional 15 hours per week of Extended Free Early Education & Childcare) We are also signed up for the Free for 2 Scheme.


Please note that we are only open for 35 weeks per year.


 

Who to contact

Telephone
07711814900
E-mail
info@brightsparkspreschool.co.uk
Website
www.brightsparkspreschool.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Child Centre
2 Sycamore Drive
Swanley
Kent
Postcode
BR8 7AY
Notes

The Preschool operates out of 2 halls, both of which have wheelchair access.

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 12.00
Monday 12.00 15.00
Tuesday 09.00 12.00
Wednesday 09.00 12.00
Thursday 09.00 12.00
Thursday 12.00 15.00
Friday 09.00 12.00
Friday 12.00 15.00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15 per session for children aged 2-3 Per session
£13 per session for children aged 3+ Per session
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
Cost details
A session lasts 3 hours. On a Monday
Thursday & Friday the Preschool is open for 2 sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. All children attending in the afternoon
must bring a packed lunch. We are only open for 1 session on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
At the moment we have no vacancies. However, children's names can be placed on our waiting list.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 30
5 8 30
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
15/03/2019
Facilities
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Music, Reading, Computers / It, Refreshments, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Drama, Books, Dressing Up, Dance, Kitchen, Sensory Room, Bike, Environmental Area, Play House, Slide, Climbing Frame, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127047
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/07/2007IntegratedGood
04/04/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
10/03/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/10/2018Inspection (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 currently open for a maximum of 24 hours (over 8 sessions). Delivery of extended free entitlement is subject to spaces being available.

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission, parents are asked to complete a page on our online journal "All about me" which gives us a chance to get to know your child and their strengths or areas where they may need extra support. The completion of the Progress Checker at age 2 may be a time where any delay in development can be discussed and appropriate next steps identified. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) ensures that families have the best support and resources to help with the development of your child.

The Key Person approach is very important within our setting. Your childs key person will be involved right from the start so that a positive relationship can be built between the family and the setting. The online journal ( Tapestry) provides communication between the family and the setting to ensure we are all working with your childs best interests at heart.

We plan for the needs of each individual child to ensure that they progress and develop at their own personal pace. We have strong links with outside agencies for advice and support eg Beams, Hextable. We also have regular visits from Specialist Teachers and ensure that staff regularly attend training courses.

Teaching strategies are adapted according to a childs individual needs. Where children are receiving support from outside agencies, it may be possible to claim additional funding to buy extra resources or provide staff training.

In the past, children have attended with a condition that we have been unfamiliar with. Our SENCO has researched information and shared with staff and health professionals have given advice and support where necessary.

The setting writes a report on Tapestry on each child 3 times a year and this monitors the childs progress. A meeting with the key person can always be requested at any time.

Each trip has to be risk assessed in advance and we would ensure that each place was accessible to and suitable for ALL children.

We have wheelchair access to all areas for all children.

We attend a Transition meeting with all local schools where we pass over (with parental consent) information on a childs level of development. We also take the children to the local school to listen to "storytime". If attending a different Preschool, we will pass over similar information (once again with parental consent)

We send out an annual questionnaire to parents for their views/comments on the setting in general. The SENCO attends LIFT meetings and SENCO forum meetings.

Please feel free to telephone or email the setting using the above contact details.

We have a comments box in the foyer which can be used for both positive and negative feedback.

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