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Shoreham Village Pre-School

Who to contact

Telephone
01959 525577
E-mail
shoreham.preschool@yahoo.com

Where to go

Address
Shoreham County Primary School
Church Street
Shoreham
Sevenoaks
Kent
Postcode
TN14 7SN

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 15.20
Tuesday 09:00 15.20
Wednesday 09:00 15.20
Thursday 09:00 15:20

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20.50 Per session
ECD Type
Preschool
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 16
5 8 16
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127539
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/11/2007IntegratedGood
15/10/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
08/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

At Shoreham Village Pre-School we treat each child as an individual.   It is important for us to gain a full understanding of how we can assist each child to reach their full potential.

Once the registration forms are completed and information has been gained about any other agencies being involved we will offer a home visit, some taster sessions or both.

We work closely with the families and ask for parental permission to contact any current outside agencies involved.

 

Each family is asked to complete an ‘All about me’ form to allow us to gain a full picture of what their child likes / dislikes, comforts and family members and much more.

We will make observations, photographs and keep art work to form your child’s ‘Learning Journey’  This creates a wonderful keep sake for the families and also vital developmental information for us.

 

Through our knowledge and experience if we believe after doing a childs starting points, or any developmental checks the child would benefit from some support we would speak to the parents/carers then sort advise from our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). 

At Shoreham Village Preschool we offer an open door policy.  This allows parents/carers to ask to see their child’s file at any time and to ask about their progress. 

In addition to this we have two parent consultations a year to discuss their progress more closely and to speak about any needs the child may have.

We complete progress checks when children are two, and termly checks thereafter. Parents are given a copy of each report and questions are answered.  

Together we will complete any personalized plans and targets.  We involve parents at all stages of this and share information which helps to gain a holistic picture.

We plan for each unique child ensuring that our practice adopts the graduated approached system (assess, plan, do, and review).

Taking into account each child’s views and wishes we plan activities to interest them and stretch their imagination and knowledge.

Each child will achieve in a unique way and will be treated as an individual.

At Shoreham Village Pre-School we use a visual timetable and have ‘now and then cards.’ We have photographed many of our toys to help children choose their activities and encourage them to speak along with showing pictures.  

Staff have all had basic Makaton training and use this effectively when communicating and also use signing in songs.

We have a quite area and a den for children who may find the main Pre-School too nosy or distracting.  This is a small area and is currently having more equipment purchased to allow for more sensory play.

We have sand and liquid timers to help the children understand how long they are allocated on the tablets.

Our SEND policy sets out the graduated response as stated in question three. 

All children are individuals and treated as so.  If your child is making insufficient progress through their targeted plan your child’s key worker and the settings Special educational needs coordinator will speak to you and discuss referring to other agencies or services.  This could consist of ‘Speech and Language Therapy, Portage’ and many more.   If your child begins to be supported by these agencies we would then change their target plan to a personalized plan.   This would all be discussed with you and explained in full.

The staff at Shoreham Pre-School are kept up to date with the most recent training for example a member of staff will be attending the ‘Early talk boost training’ and also attended Autism Awareness training last year. 

Our SENCO has currently been in the role for 5 years and has helped many children and parents in signposting and helping achieve specialist placements and is familiar with completing Appendix 2’s.

At Shoreham Village Pre-School we give parents/carers a half termly report. This will include photos of the last 6 or 7 weeks and give some examples of their play.  It will give you a brief outline of progress and also your child’s wellbeing and involvement.  Throughout the term activities are planned to reflect your child’s interests and needs. If a child requests an activity it will be added to the days planning.

All activities at Shoreham Pre-School are arranged with a wide range of abilities in mind to enable all children to achieve their highest potential.  If special requirements are needed this will be assessed before the day and measures would be put into place to involve all children equally whilst achieving a safe and engaging place to learn and play.  

Due to the ages and stages of the children we would seek parental support for outings beyond the village to enable us to have a safe and enjoyable day out.  Risk assessments would be completed and would be transparent for all parents/carers to see.

All children access the building through our wonderful garden.  This has a wide gate on entrance and is an AstroTurf area leading onto a ramp which is met by double doors to the Pre-School building.  (Please note the door has a very small lip on the threshold)

Once into the building you will be met by one open plan space which is cleverly designed to enable small cosy areas which can be opened up to allow a free flowing space.  Snack and lunch is also served in the main building.   We have a small sensory/quiet area which is well equipped with activities and a small light/fish tube.

The toilet area is small with two cubicles, both with toddler height toilets.  One sink at toddler height.  Unfortunately we do not have a disabled toilet.

Children moving Pre-Schools or transitioning to Infant school will be asked to provide us with information about their new setting.  With agreement of the parents/carers we will contact their new setting to discuss transitioning and all that can be done to help achieve a seamless and enjoyable transition onto their childs new adventure.

New teachers will be invited to visit us and see the child playing in an environment that is comfortable to them and also transition meetings maybe arranged to discuss any special requirements, answer any questions the family may have and need support in asking.

Sessions maybe needed to settle children into their new environment which can also be discussed and a plan of support will be made.  

Parents will be invited to take part in the yearly questionnaire but in addition to this a comments box is available at all times.  (This can be anonymous)  Partnership with parents is very important to us and we encourage parents/carers to be open and honest with us at all times.  We pride ourselves on having a good relationship with Parents/carers and have an open door policy.

Parents/carers are also invited to be part of our committee which is an excellent way to be involved in the day to day running of Pre-School.  Ideas for events and activities are made along with fund raising for new specialist equipment.

To register your interest in starting at Shoreham Village Pre-School please call 0or email: to arrange a time to visit. We are locked within the grounds of Shoreham Village Primary School so access is only available by appointment.

A yearly questionnaire will be available to all parents which is sent out by the committee of the Pre-School.  We value our feedback and give all parents information on our findings.  Changes are made depending on the requests or feeback given.  

Complaints can be made in line with our policies.  We ask for complaints to be put into writting and depending on the nature of the complaint will responded to promptly. A template for complaining is also available in the 'Complaint investigation record book.'   A copy of the complaint and also its outcome will be kept in the child's file.  If at any stage the parent/carer is not satisfied with the investigation it would be escalated and an external mediator would be sort to help settle the complaint.   More information can be found in our policies. 

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