Wings Nursery, in Sittingbourne, is owned and run by qualified, experienced teachers. We offer places to children aged 2 years old - pre school age. With places available to children that recieve FFT (free for two), 15 hours universal and 30 hours extended funding.
Who to contact
Where to go
Unit 1 Castle Road Technology Centre
- ME10 3RG
Open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year.
When is it on?
- When is childcare available
- Open All Year, Flexible, School Holidays
- 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 7.30 5.30 Tuesday 7.30 5.30 Wednesday 7.30 5.30 Thursday 7.30 5.30 Friday 7.30 5.30
- Other Availability
- Closed bank holidays
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £17-22 Per session am £17-22 Per session pm £40-43 Per day
- ECD Type
- Day Nursery
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
- Itemised costings can be found in registration information packs on request or website
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Vacancies Details
- Some sessions (mainly afternoons) available
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 35
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 2 5 8
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Music, Air Conditioned, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Books, Toys/dolls, Songs, Climbing Frame, Stories, Puppets, Water Play, Visits and Outings, Garden
We currently cater for many children with additional educational needs including SEN and EAL.
- Languages Spoken:
- Sign Language Makaton, English
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 14/03/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
Monitor children, share findings with parents and take to 'Lift' to enable access to any additional support from specialist teachers and external agencies. Senco will attend meetings, with parents. The setting currently provides childcare for children with Downs syndrome, ASD and English as an additional language and is currently assisting the settling in of a child with Cystic fibrosis, to start shortly.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Regular parent consultations held during the year to discuss data, progress and any areas of concern and next steps. Individual care plans created for children requiring them and these are regularly reviewed. Senco will host meetings with parents/agencies to ensure maximum support is given and impact monitored. in the case of EHCP needed the Senco will support parents and complete required paperwork.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
Tasks and equipment are differentiated for ages and abilities at the setting. However due to the design of the building we are on 2 floors with stair access only to the 3/4 year room.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
As a small setting we can offer a friendly relationship with our families. Daily contact books for our children in the 2/3 year old room. Regular information sharing conversations held at drop off/pick up times. Learning Journals and Tapestry (online journal) for all children to inform parents about what their child has done/doing.
Host regular parent stay and play sessions as well as parent training.
All staff trained in 'early talk boost' communication programme.
The setting has staff trained in using Makaton signing.
The setting uses cue cards and communicate in print to provide visual aids.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
Work in partnerships with external agencies able to support us and the child in the setting. Use of Makaton and communication in print cue cards/images for visual timelines for objects/events.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
Three qualified teachers, x1 Level 3 and x2 level two (working to L3) nursery assistants working at the setting to be able to assess baselines and monitor progress to input data on KCC tracking system. Regularly shared via reports and parent consultations.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
Needs are and would be met, on a personalised level with risk assessments if required, for all our children to attend outings and access activities provided.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
We are a 2 storey converted industrial unit with large car park space available outside the facility with a step up to the building from garden/play areas at the front and back of the property. Access to the first floor is only available by using a flight of stairs, so wheelchair users access is compromised.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We hold transition to school information sharing meetings for parents when asked to complete the school admissions process. Assist parents unable to do the online process.
Contact future schools to offer & host hand over meetings with staff to give maximum information about the children transferring.
Enable children to have flexible hours (swop times if able to offer alternatives) so the children can attend any taster sessions being held at their new school.
Do 'school ready' activities etc with pre schoolers as the children near the time of leaving, to go to school.
Data/reports sent on to the children's new school to assist with transition.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
Termly reports and educational/care plans have slips to be filled in and returned by parent/carers. Parent questionnaires given out.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Mrs Penny Smitherman - Manager and Director of Wings Nursery
Mrs Natalie Diddams - Deputy Manager and Director of Wings Nursery
Mrs Charlotte Thomas - SENCo and 2/3 Year Room Lead
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
The setting adheres to it's complaints policy, copies are available to parents on request. Ofsted details are displayed in the setting's entrance lobby.