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Cherubs Pre School

Pre School

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cindy Fox
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
07947776140
E-mail
enquiries@cherubspreschool.co.uk

Where to go

Address
Linton Village Hall
Linton Hill
Linton
Maidstone
Kent
APostcode
ME17 4AW

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
0
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 24
5 8 24
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY246080
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/06/2006IntegratedGood
01/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
16/10/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
03/03/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/02/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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 deliver the full 30 hour entitlement.

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

When it is confirmed a child will be joining our setting the parent/carer is given an "all about me" form to complete, so we can have an insight into the childs likes, dislikes and interests. This will enable us to plan for the needs of the individuals child.

For two year olds we complete a progress check in line with statutory requirements, this can show any early concerns and will give us the opportunity to work with parents/carers to obtainn the best outcome for the child. All areas of development will be discussed and will be written and shared and enable us to generate a targeted plan.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs C Bow, liaises regularly with families to offer the best support/options available to you and your family to assist your child the best way we can. 

We operate a key person system but also work very closely as a team to ensure that every member of staff has an insight to every child and is aware of their specific needs. Your childs key person is assigned to your child upon admission and will continue to support them through their journey whilst with us at Cherubs. Their progress will be recorded, tracked and shared termly with parents/carers by means of regular contact and the completion of the child's unique story.  

Your childs development will be planned, observed and recorded by their "key person" in line with the key areas set out by the the EYFS Frame work. 

 

for example when observing one of the areas such as physical development. We can access help from specialist teachers, speech therapists and any other agencies we feel could extra benefit your childs development.  

We find that regular observations help us identify and additional needs youtr child may require.  

The setting SENCO plans for your childs additional needs by making the best resources available to support your child's development. Our SENCO will also work with all of the other Key Persons within the setting to make sure we can plan for specialist equipment to be obtained if required. It is an option to claim extra funding to buy additional resources if a child is receiving from outside agencies and staff feel these are required, for example we were recently able to purchase some sensory equipment. 

The environment of our nursery benefits from natural light and is very spacious. The easily accessible outside area gives a child the freedom of choice for either indoor or outdoor play with enhanced resources such as a Mud Kitchen.

All staff are aware that childrens safety is paramount and are continuously assessing risks to ensure the safety of your child at all times. 

All staff here at Cherubs benefit from over six years of experience at this setting they are all qualified and continue to access regular training, as much as we operate a key person system we also pride ourselves with our partnerships with parents/carers and all available to speak with parents any time throughout the day.

If during planning meetings or through staff observations it is felt that your child needs further support to progress the SENCO will address the parent/carer to discuss the options of a referral to other services that cab brought into help and further the childs development. if this is the case and the parent is happy to further our plan a personalised plan when then also be put into place. This action would require your consent, once this is obtained we can action help from the inclusion team forum meeting, these meetings can be attended and are held six timer a year.

Omce we have established and are in agreement that your child will benefit from extra help a specialist teacher will then visit your child here at Cherubs to provide us with additional advice and guidance and if neccessary make the further referals.

Again at Cherubs we believe that as well as the key persons essential approach the team will also be aware of their part they can play in guiding and supporting your child at every opportunity to meet these additional needs.Regular contact and discussion with you regarding you child's learning journey will help keep both parties aware an updated of progress and needs.

Every term your child's progress will be discussed and you can take time to read your childs journey and have the opportunity to discuss anything about your child  

At Cherubs we understand every child is an individual and will learn and develop at a different pace. On admission of any child a commitment is made by all staff to not only care to the highest standard for your child but to also encourage them through good practice , praise and guidance during specific activities taylored to your child's specific requirements.

Your child will be given the opportunity to mix in small or large groups, or repeat activities known to us as a favourite by your child. As the setting is situated in the heart of a village we have the benefit of small group visits to the church where childrens work is often displayed which they get to see and take pride in as do the local community. Opposite the church is the field where the sheep live and the farmers keep us updated on lambing season so your child can benefit with you at drop off and pickup time.  

The setting has a portable ramp which is easily accessible and can be placed over the front two steps to enable easy access for a wheelchair through the double doors. The settings toilets, which have a changing area, are on the same level as the main hall so there are no additional steps. The outside play area can be accessed via the outer gate as there are steps from the hall at the rear. 

The large open plan area in the setting ensures the ease of wheelchair movement arround tables and activities.

We will always do our best to accommodate where possible to meet the needs of the children and adults who use our provision. There is one car park space on the forecourt at the front of the hall should it be required to avoid using the car park at the setting. 

Please advise us if you feel you have any specific access requirements and we will endeavour to work with you to overcome these.

The term before your child will leave us to start school a teacher from their infant school they are due to attend will contact us to arrange a visit to see your child in an environment they are familiar with. It is very beneficial to the child as this gives the key person the opportunity to speak to the teacher and relay any information you as a parent would like us to share. The teacher often takes part in the activities your child is involved in at the time which helps them settle in during the taster session at school as they have previously been introduced to their new teacher.

We hand over the record of transfer of your child that has been built up over their time at Cherubs which has been signed by you and shows the level of development your child is at in all of teh key areas.

We also have activities within our setting such as dressing up using the school uniforms, book bags and photo books about the local schools we find help the transition for your child 

As well as good regular communication with parents/carers giving an insite to your child's learning journey and development we make parents/carers aware that should they have any thing they wish to discuss in respect of their child's development their key person is always available. Our SENCO is always aware of when the LIFT meeting will be held and will arrange to attend it, if this will beneficial to your child.

All staff attend training courses as required and any information gained from these is then shared with all other staff members.

We are aware that some parents/carers have work commitments that prevent them spending time in the setting. In this instance we provide them with a questionnaire so they still have the opportunity to make their views and comments known thus ensuring they are kept involved/updated in their child's progression.

Upon seeing an advert for Cherubs or given the setting phone number through recomendation you can either enquire by email  or call the setting mobile and speak with the setting manager to gain an insight of knowledge about the pre-school. At his stage we can email or send you a copy of our prospectus and arrange a time where you can pop in at your convenience to let you and your child see the setting.

We can offer a free trial session for any child whose parents/carers are interested in attending the setting but following this there is no obligation to signup to Cherubs. If you feel that your child's need would benefit better from a home visit this can also be arranged.

If any child requires additional help/equipment or requires care and attention on a 1 to 1 basis, ae would apply for additional funding through the Inclusion fund or the Disability Access Fund, so these nneeds can be accomodated.

Our policy is to have open and honest discussions with parents/carers and we encourage them to speak with any member of staff immediately if they feel that they have any issues/concerns.that need addressing. Also all staff are aware that if they feel the need to discuss any issues, the manager is always available.

Any complaints will be taken seriously and dealt with and resolved immeadiately. 

If you feel this could be a problem as there is a language barrier we will do our best to over come this with translation.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and although the setting is open from 09:00 am till 03:00 pm we have learnt from lots of parents/carer feedback they require to be able to change their days/times at short notice and we endeavour to accommodate this in all instances.  

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