Culverstone Green Nursery
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Jan Dyer
- Contact Position
- 01732 822568
Where to go
- DA13 0RF
We are a small village Nursery in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Our setting offers exciting opportunities for learning both inside and out through play with natural and real world resources that stimulate a child's mind.
Our ethos is 'Together we learn,' and our highly qualified staff use in the Moment teaching to nuture each child's full potential in development.
When is it on?
- Opening Times
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Tuesday 08:45 15:00 Monday 08:45 15:00 Wednesday 08:45 15:00 Thursday 08:45 12:00 Friday 08:45 15:00
- Other Availability
- Term Time Only
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.55 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
- Contact provider for details; email@example.com
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 27
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Music, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Environmental Area, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Soft Play Area, Songs, Library - Book Trolley, Slide, Climbing Frame
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 15/06/2007 Integrated Good 04/03/2010 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 26/06/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Requires Improvement 24/05/2016 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
We are an inclusive setting that offers childcare places for children from 2-4 years of age.
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
From the start of your child's journey with us we build a bond from an initial home visit. We truly value every parents input and knowledge of your child.
We use online learning journey to enable parents to freely access their child's developmental progression.
Our broad curriculum covers the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and incorporates the characteristics of effective learning.
Staff take a graduated approach to enable knowledge of each child and their individual needs. This is done through regular observations to determine progress and identify specific needs starting with a Two Year Check and progress reviews at the end of each full term.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Parents are reguarly kept up to date via their child's individual online journal. Your child's Key Person is your first point of call, however all staff are avaliable to support all children needs and in addtion an expereienced SENCO.
We use best practice guidance that adopts a universal appraoch of strategies for your child. Should your child need more specific interventions we will work with you to set targets and personalised plans and determine other outside agencies involvement.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
We provide an enriched environment to enable holistic learning through the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation stage.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Practitioners will plan individually for each childs needs using Universal, targetted or individualised interventions.
We have access to the Equality and Inclusion team support and Specialist Teachers should the need arise.
Staff have gained a wealth of knowlegde and strategies that can be used with a variety of children with SEN and addtional needs. Having worked with children with autism, visually impaired, speech delay, global delay, behavioural difficulties, mic-key button feeding.
Staff have gained further knowledge through courses such as, Autism Champions, Specialist Health training and Communcation.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
We can gain support of outside agencies through the Local Inclusion Forum Team for consistent care in meeting your childs individual needs.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Parents can monitor their child's through their individual learning journeys via photos and videos. Parents can upload any information they wish to share with staff
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
We ensure that all children are included in activities through risk asessments and adapting the actvity to meet all individual needs.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
Our provision is on one lower level to enable access for wheelchair users and those with mobility problems.
We have a disabled toilet.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
To enable good transitions we undertake home visits to build a relationship with you and your child.
Your child will be invited to settling sessions to assist transitions before commencing sessions.
We arrange visits to our local Primary School and have reading sessions with them to help your child to feel confident about School life and the environment. We hold PE sessions and children can have their dinners in the School Hall to experinece change and the environment.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Our SENCO attends Local Inclusion Forum meeting and is abreast of updates as the occur.
We receive updates from the Equality and Inclusion team.
We welcome parental input and feedback regarding our effectiveness and ask your views on our questionnaire.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Please contact the Manager
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
We have an open door policy.
We have a strict complaints polcy and procedure that is adhered to.