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St Hilary's Nursery School

Who to contact

Telephone
01622 355965
07908 390242
E-mail
sthilarys158@hotmail.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Senacre Skills Centre
Titchfield Road
Maidstone
Kent
Postcode
ME15 8FX

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 6 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 11.30
Monday 12.00 15:00
Tuesday 08:30 11.30
Tuesday 12.00 15:00
Wednesday 08:30 11.30
Wednesday 12.00 15:00
Thursday 08:30 11.30
Thursday 12.00 15:00
Friday 08:30 11.30
Friday 12.00 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per session
ECD Type
Private Nursery School
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 40
5 8 40
Facilities
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Swing, Music, Computers / It, Refreshments, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Books, See-Saw, Themed Sessions, Kitchen, Bike, Parks/playgrounds, Trampoline, Slide, Climbing Frame, Quiet Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Contact provider for details

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127588
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/10/2007IntegratedGood
05/04/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
26/04/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
No

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission we complete a “my unique progress” with the parent/carer which gives the key person a picture of your child’s strength’s and any areas of need.  The registration form also has space for information about your child’s likes and dislikes.

The setting has a designated SENco who’s role includes

  • Attending relevant training
  • Working with parents/carers
  • Supporting the key person in reviewing your child’s progress
  • Completing observations and relevant paperwork
  • Liaising with outside professionals
  • Attending local inclusion forum team (LIFT) meetings

Your child’s key person is involved from the very first day to enable strong and positive relationships to develop with them and you.

There are many ways in which we keep you informed.

  • Daily contact, key person/SENco is available to answer any questions or queries
  • Meetings arranged at your request throughout the year
  • Detailed learning journeys which include observations and photos of your child
  • Invitation to the settings annual parent consultation

 

The setting follows the EYFS (Early years foundation stage) framework which enables us to plan for each individual child`s needs.

we do this by

  • Providing a language rich environment tailored to the needs of each individual child
  • Offering small group activities to incorporate recommended strategies
  • Offering advice to parents for home activities to support their child`s learning
  • Offering regular access to outdoor play areas

ENVIRONMENT

Our setting is designed in a way to encourage children to listen, learn and attend.

The room benefits from lots of natural light from our floor to ceiling windows, which also encourages extended learning from the natural environment outside.

Play areas are zoned to create quiet spaces, inside and out. Storage boxes are labelled either with text or pictures of their contents.

RESOURCES

Sensory equipment is available for all children such as textured surfaces, illuminated toys etc.

SENco and key person will work together to obtain specialist equipment when necessary.

 

TEACHING

Staff attend relevant training courses to support the individual needs of all children.

 

The setting has a SEND policy that is used to support children, the aims and objectives include the following

INCLUSION

EARLY INTERVENTION

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

ROLE OF THE SENCO

IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENTS AND REVIEW

GRADUATED RESPONSE

The child`s key person completes regular observations and adds these to the child`s individual learning journey which is available for you to view at any time.

Overall assessments are carried out each term with the addition of “The progress check at age two” and “The early years foundation stage profile”

Parents/carers are given copies of all assessments to keep at home alongside any reports from visiting outside professionals.

All activities, large and small are adapted to suit the needs of each individual child. Visual aids are used to support children with language and communication difficulties.

Small group activities are offered to support personal and social development alongside other areas of learning.

The setting organises annual outings but the parents attend with their own child/children.

 

The setting was purpose built on one level, the surfaces inside and out are wheelchair and frame friendly. We have a disabled toilet within the building.

We have an open plan room with wider doors to enable accessibility and access to activities.

 

  • Key person completes a transition report which is sent to your child`s next setting/school.
  • Children have taster days at their new school
  • Teachers from the local schools visit the setting to speak to the children
  • School uniform is included in the dressing up area for the children to wear.

 

  • Discussions at LIFT meetings
  • SENco forum meetings attended
  • Staff meetings
  • Regular parent/carer and key person communication
  • Review policies and procedures

 

To register your child at the setting you should either telephone or email the office to arrange a visit and book an appointment to complete the registration process.

As a setting we have an open door policy which gives parents/carers the opportunity to talk to staff about any concerns they may have.

We have a complaints procedure policy which is available to all parents/carers and situated in the entrance hall.

 

Parent testimonial

“Thank you for all you guys have done, not only for my youngest but for all 3 of my children who attended. You have helped shape the start of their school journey and put them on a great path to becoming kind and caring children.

Although they may forget where it all started, I will not. I will be forever grateful for the start you have given them all.”

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