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Swan Street Pre-School

Sessional Pre-School for 2 - 4 year olds in the heart of West Malling

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michaela Morse-Wolfe
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01732 875678
E-mail
preschool@wmbc.org.uk
Website
www.wmbc.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Swan Street Pre-School
Address
61
Swan Street
West Malling
Kent
APostcode
ME19 6LW
Notes

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
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 12:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£19 per 3 hour session for 3 and 4 year olds Per session
£22 per 3 hour session for 2 year olds Per session
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
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?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
We only have availability for September 2021, please telephone if you would like to go on our Waiting List.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 24
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4 0
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
28/01/2020
Facilities
Nursery
Other facilities information
Sessional Pre-School offering some full days
Notes

Please telephone to arrange a mutually convenient time to come and visit and discuss the needs for you and your child.

Or email at preschool@wmbc.org.uk

Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127667
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/05/2007IntegratedGood
10/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes
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)

We offer up to 24 hours if eligibility criteria is met - no restriction to times or pattern of use, this can be used in conjunction with another setting or child minder to enable you to access your 30 hours

Local Offer

Description

We are an experienced setting welcoming and including all children in all aspects of Pre-School. 

Vacencies allowing, all children will be prepared for and cared for alongside other facilities and professionals working with your child.

This will be individually taylored to meet the needs of the child and their family.

Links
Pre-school at West Malling Baptist Church

Special Needs Support

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

 

Please contact either of the Managers Michaela or Crista for further information and to arrange to come in and see us

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.

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