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Margaret Cunningham

Who to contact

Contact Name
Margaret Cunningham
Contact Position
01622 678 607

Where to go

St. Francis Close
Penenden Heath
ME14 2FR

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 8 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:30
Tuesday 07:00 18:30
Wednesday 07:00 18:30
Thursday 07:00 18:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
£40.00 Per day
£160. 00 Per week
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Free for 2 funding offered for 38 weeks per year. 15 hrs free funding for 3 - 5 year olds
38 weeks per year. An additional 15 hrs funding for 3 - 5 year olds offered to those meeting the eligibility criteria for 38 weeks per year. I also offer stretched funding to be discussed if required.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Swing, Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Parks/playgrounds, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Bike, Kitchen, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
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)

I offer up to 30 hours of free funding. This funding is accessible between Monday to Thursday, 7.30am - 6pm 38 weeks a year. Funding can be split between my setting and another, eg pre-school, if desired. 

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Additional needs are identified through observations and tracking developmental milestones in line with the EYFS. Any additional needs identified are discussed and additional support accessed with carer/parental input and guidance. 

Regular updates with day records, EYFS developmental tracking with verbal communications, and meetings. Parents are encouraged to give feedback and input. 

Regular observations and next steps to help individual children meet their developmental needs. Use of resources to cover all areas of the curriculum. 

Within the setting I create a calm and organised atmosphere and use lots of musical activities and sensory activities to help engage children with SEN or disabilities.  Whenever possible one to one intervention can be given to children with additional needs. 

Working in partnership with other agencies such as health visitors, speech therapists, pre-schools to ensure children with SEN or additional needs have access to all provisions. A key worker would be appointed to offer one on one support. 

Progress monitored through observations and developmental tracking. Parents and carers have access to this information and working in partnership strategies to enhance development. 

Evaluating trips and risk assessing yo ensure trips are accessible to all children in my care. Adapting activities, where necessary, to ensure every child can take part. Bring an inclusive setting. 

Accessible. No steps outside, wide entrance. 

Meeting or verbal communication with the next setting ir school and handover of transition paperwork specific to each individual child. 

Using development trackers to track progress of individual children and working in partnership with parents, particularly linking activities and interests of the children. 

Margaret Cunningham

Regular questionnaires for feedback from parents/carers and opportunity on daily basis for verbal communication. 


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