Goudhurst Village Pre-school is a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), a non- profitable entity based in Kent near Tunbridge Wells, situated in the heart of the village. It provides care and education from 9am - 3.30pm, for 2-5 year olds in the local community and beyond within a secure and idyllic environment.
Goudhurst Village Pre-School
Who to contact
Where to go
- TN17 1AN
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Term Time Only
- Carescheme Age Range:
- 2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09:00 15:30 Tuesday 09:00 15:30 Wednesday 09:00 15:30 Thursday 09:00 15:30 Friday 09:00 15:30
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5.00 Per hour
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Vacancies Details
- Please call Jo Galloway, the Pre-School Manager to discuss vacancies as these change during the course of the year.
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 2 2 11 3 5 24 0 5 24
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Arts And Crafts, Literacy and Numeracy, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Languages, Books, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Sign Language / Makaton, Kitchen, Car Parking, Trike, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Stories, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Walks
- Other facilities information
- In addition to the inside space we have a large decked area, woodland area and a working garden where the children grown fruit and vegetables.
- Languages Spoken:
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Before your child starts at Goudhurst Village Pre-School we ask you to complete a registration form which gives you the opportunity to tell us about any additional information we should know about your child.
We also ask you to complete an 'All about me' form which will inform us about your child as an individual. Your child will be invited to attend two induction sessions to make them familiar with the setting before he/she starts.
A key person is appointed to your child who will help with transition into the setting and who will support and observe your child throughout his/her time with us. The key person will be responsible for keeping your child's Learning Journal up to date.
Play visits are offered, whereby the Key Person can form a bond with your child, and you can discuss any concerns you may have.
If your child starts before the age of 3 years a 'Progress Check at Age Two' is completed by the Key Person and shared with you. This can highlight strengths and any areas in your child's development that may mean your child needs extra support.
If we have any concerns for your child's development we will, with your permission ask for support from the Equality and Inclusion Team.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Your child's Key Person will be available to talk to you at the beginning or end of sessions. You may ask to look at your child's 'Learning Journal' at any time but they must not be taken away away to look at.
We have consultations once a term where progress or any concerns raised by yourself or the Key Person can be discussed.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Your child will be treated as an individual and will be observed, assessed and planned for by his/her Key Person, using specific 'Next Steps' to suit his/her needs.
If 'Targeted Plans' are put in place, these will be shared with you, explaining strategies we all need to work on.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
We refer to the 'Best Practice Guidance' to guide us through the right strategies for your child's individual needs. We will also liaise with the Equality and Inclusion advisor, with your permission. Our SENCO will also work with your child's Key Person to ensure the right support is being received for your child from any outside agencies.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
If your child is making insufficient progress in any area of EYFS we will discuss with you the possibility of referral to the appropriate outside agency, with your permission.
If we feel that a referal needs to be made to the Local Inclusion Tean Forum our SENCO will discuss this with you. If the referral is accepted, a Specialist Teacher will visit your child and will provide us with advise and guidance. The Specialist Teacher may also make referrals to other services with your consent.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Your child's progress is monitored by doing regular observations while your child is playing during any part of the daily session.
The observations are linked to the 'Development Matters' to show what the 'Next Steps' for your child will be and all of which will be shared with you. If a 'Targeted Plan' is required we will work with you accordingly.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
We are an inclusive setting and will ensure that every child can access all activities provided. We will adapt activities or trips where necessary to suit all needs.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
The setting is accessible to children with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users. The main entrance has a ramp to the front door and the decking can be accessed by double doors. The garden and the woods are both accessible with ramps and gates wide enough for wheelchair users.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We invite your child's reception teacher into the setting to meet with your child before transition into school. Your child may be invited to attend taster sessions at their new school.
We send your childs 'Unique Progress/transition' information to the relevant school with your permission.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Weekly staff meetings give the staff the opportunity to discuss and SEND progress or concerns.
You can talk to your child's Key Person at any time and there are times when we ask for your opinions regarding SEND.
The SENCO's attend SENCO forum meetings and update their knowledge through continued training.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Jo Galloway - Manager
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
We have a Complaints Policy which is accessible on our website or in our Policy Folder.
We have Ofsted Complaints information on the wall visible to all.
We have a Facebook page where parents can leave feedback.
When your child leaves the Pre-School will ask you to fill in a feedback form.