Sessional Pre-School for 2 - 4 year olds in the heart of West Malling
Swan Street Pre-School
Who to contact
Where to go
- Swan Street Pre-School
- ME19 6LW
There is limited on road parking outside the Pre-School restricted to 1 hour, however there is a Pay and Display Car Park off the High Street behind Tesco with a cut through into Swan Street, only a short walk.
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 14:00 Tuesday 09:00 14:00 Wednesday 09:00 14:00 Thursday 09:00 14:00 Friday 09:00 12:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £19.50 per 3 hour session for 3 and 4 year olds Per session £22.50 per 3 hour session for 2 year olds Per session £32.50 per 5 hour session for 3 and 4 year olds Per session £37.50 per 5 hours session for 2 year olds Per session
- ECD Type
- Offers pickups
- Cost details
Fees can be paid by cash or cheque
weekly or termly
BACS or work vouchers
£18.75 for 3-4 year olds Per session
£21.75 for 2 year olds Per session
- 3-4 Year Old Funding?
- 2 Year Old Funding?
- Total vacancies
- Vacancies Details
- We have no vacancies for this academic year 2021/22
- Places Range
Places Range Start Age End Age Places 0 5 24
- Immediate vacancies?
- Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
- Vacancy range
Vacancy Range Start Age End Age Places 2 4 0
- Vacancy Information Last updated Date
- Refreshments, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Christian Based Ethos
- Other facilities information
- Sessional Pre-School offering some full days
Please telephone or email to arrange a mutually convenient time to come and visit and discuss the needs for you and your child.
- Wheelchair Access
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 22/05/2007 Integrated Good 10/01/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 30/06/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 19/06/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
We are an experienced setting welcoming and including all children in all aspects of Pre-School.
Vacancies allowing, all children will be prepared for and cared for alongside other facilities and professionals working with your child.
This will be individually tailored to meet the needs of the child and their family.
Pre-school at West Malling Baptist Church
Special Needs Support
How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?
We work alongside other professionals including Health Professionals, the Specialist Teaching Service and advice from the Local Authority and our own experience and observations and discussions with parents to identify any additional needs and support for all children in our care as soon as possible.
We use information from parents in our 'all about me' section within our registration process to gain an accurate starting point.
Progress checks are carried out throughout their time with us starting with a 2 year check.
Full and open discussions will be held via the allocated Key Person of each child from the start, especially in any areas we feel there is delayed development.
How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?
Regular discussions are had with parents as to the level and stage of the development of their child and any areas of concern would be highlighted. We have a setting SENCO and Key Person system in place to support this. We also buy in a Speech and Language Therapist for additional support for individual children as and when required for blocks of support.
We use contact books, informal discussions and longer in depth conversations arranged to suit both parents and staff.
How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?
All aspects of the setting and activities are flexible and adaptable to the needs of each child, and the Key Person will ensure these needs are met, staff regularly meet together to discuss every child and their level of development and where change is needed, these will be made in teaching or the environment to ensure all needs are met.
What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?
Individual and small group work is used to support children who need more personalised support to access all areas of the curriculum, whether this is alongside for some parts of the session or longer. Observations are made and progress trackers used to ensure progress is being made across all areas of learning.
Visual clues and timetables are used as is Makaton signing to support children at their different levels of understanding and communication.
Contact books are used to ensure parents are kept informed and frequent formal and informal conversations had as required.
Targeted and Personalised Plans are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of individual children planned in collaboration with parents.
What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?
We put care plans in place for those children who may have health or allergy requirements and these are issued through close discussion with parents.
Positive behaviour is modelled and encouraged and supported by our Key Person system and lots of praise given for all efforts made. We are a friendly setting welcoming all and supporting all in becoming the best that they can be.
We seek additional support from the Specialist Teaching Service as and when required, staff will seek out additional training to match the needs of the children within the setting, for example children with Downs Syndrome or Speech and language delays, hearing or sight impairment.
How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?
The child's Key Person will make observations regularly and track the child's progress against the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum development matters, these will be overseen by the Managers who look at the group of children as a whole and ensure that any gaps or delays are identified and activities to improve these areas are planned and progress continually monitored, any concerns will be discussed with you as parents and your thoughts and ideas welcomed. Each child has a learning journal which parents are fully involved with and is theirs to take away at the end of their time with us.
How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?
All activities within the sessions are flexible and adapted to ensure all children are fully included at all times, individual support is available and provided if required.
How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?
The setting is all on the ground floor with a large flat outdoor space as well. Any adaptions would be made as required. Parking is limited at the front of the building however arrangements could be made if required.
How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?
We are familiar with many schools in the area and Transition to school is supported by the local schools visiting us in the setting and if required the Key Person accompanying a child on their visit to school. Progress Trackers are shared with the receiving school and any strategies which the setting has found beneficial for the child are discussed as well.
How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?
We use questionnaires to gather feedback regarding settling in with parents and also their overall experience with is. An open door policy ensures that Managers are always available for discussion of any issues as and when they arise.
Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?
Please contact either of the Managers Michaela or Crista for further information and to arrange to come in and see us
What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?
Questionnaires are used, Managers and Key Persons are always available for discussions, complaints procedure is displayed within the setting.
We feel that as a setting we meet a wide variety of needs and families in a flexible and friendly manner.