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Weavering Pre-School

Pre school

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Cope
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01622 631274
07875 319 705
Website
weaveringpreschool.com

Where to go

Address
The Village hall
Weavering Street
Weavering
Maidstone
Kent
APostcode
ME14 5JN
Notes

Preschool operating term time only, five days a week.  Up to 21 hours a week extended childcare.  15 hours a week universal childcare.  FF2's

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:30 12:30
Tuesday 09:30 14:30
Wednesday 09:30 12:30
Thursday 09:30 14:30
Friday 09:30 14:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per half day
£8 Per session pm
£23.00 Per day
ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost(s)
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
Limited vacancies throughout the academic year.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 42
5 8 42
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
15/10/2018
Facilities
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Sports
Wheelchair Access
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127756
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
08/11/2007IntegratedGood
28/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/04/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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)

Children can access 15 hours universal childcare across all five days of the week.  Any combination of sessions and session times can account for up to 15 universal hours.

Eligible children can access up to 21 hrs of their 30 hrs extended childcare in any combination of sessions and session times subject to availability.

Local Offer

Description

At Weavering we aim to support all children with SEND/Additional needs by initially identifying the need and the support necessary.  We ensure we work with parents and outside agencies to promote the wellbeing and development of all our children.  We ensure a safe and inclusive environment with all progress monitored and tracked.  We promote a team approach and liaise with other professionals to help all children fulfil their potential.

Special Needs Support

We liaise with parents, other settings attended and outside agencies to ensure all children have their needs identified.

We conduct regular observations and children are tracked in all seven areas of the EYFS.

We complete Progress check at age 2 and have a range of assessment tools, such as Progress Tracker and Leuven scales of well being and involvement.

Parents are invited to contribute to their childs Learning Journal and also their contact book, thereby ensuring the setting is fully informed and able to address concerns.

On admission we ask the parent/carer to complete a registration pack giving us a chance to gain a little knowledge about the child.

Every child has an appointed key person and their buddy who will work closely with the child and their families.  The Manager oversees the delivery of all care and education.

A learning journey is completed for all children by their key person and is shared three times a year with parents.  Daily contact books are shared to ensure a parent is always fully informed of their child's progress in the setting.

Regular evaluation of practise is undertaken by management staff.

All the settings policies are available on the website and also held on site in hard copy. 

All families are invited into preschool for a visit prior to start and introduced to their key person who will explain the settings structure and policies.  There is opportunity during the visit to ask questions and share information.

We conduct regular surveys and questionnaires to ensure that parents are satisfied with our practise.

We plan for each child an individual education plan.  Where necessary we adapt the environment to ensure total inclusion.  We liaise closely with parents and outside agencies to ensure we make informed decisions.

Our Progress Tracking system ensures that every child has their progress monitored and assessed to ensure that every child makes good progress.

We plan for the unique child ensuring we meet the characteristics of effective learning.

Our SENCO liaises with outside agencies for support, guidance and advise.

We use a range of visual supports and endeavour to teach all children basic signing.

We have a cosy area for when it all gets too much!

Parents are invited to join training events.

MUS/MUP are shared three times a year with parents and daily contact books are also shared with parents.  Any parent is invited to make arrangements for informal and formal meetings with the staff to discuss their childs progress.

We have a wide range of resources appropriate to suppot childrens development at all levels.  We use visual support and basic signing.  Our cosy area is freely available for when it all gets too much.

All our staff are trained in Early Years Practise and between the strong team we have a range of experience and training.

We have a robust and comprehensive settling in policy and constantly seek ways to reassure parents about their child's settling. 

We follow robust procedures and guidelines for the administration of medicines.

We have a comprehensive policy for Behaviour Management and ensure that regular staff workshops are held to support staff's understanding of the strategies used to support challenging behaviour.

We ensure that every child is supported to allow them to express their preferences and choices in the setting.

If a child's progress is below expectations we will work with you to agree set targets and we may discuss the need to refer to other agencies/services.  We would ask for your consent to seek this additional support.

All our staff hold recognised childcare qualifications.  They attend statutory safeguarding training and also First Aid.  All staff are supported to attend regular training to enhance their specialist knowledge.  Staff hold additional roles within the setting and attend training to support those roles.

Staff complete regular observations on children which support evidence of their summative and formal assessments.

Our progress tracker systems ensures that not only are children's progress tracked but also the group's overall progress and also how different groups within the setting are progressing.  This system supports our evaluation of both individual learning but also the groups overall learning.

Parents are invited to contribute to their child's learning journal.  We share these records thee times a year but staff always make themselves available to discuss a child's progress at the end of a session.  We pride ourselves on our partnership with parents.

We ensure that wherever additional support is needed for trips or activities we liaise with the parents and staff.

Our policy allows for robust risk assessments to ensure inclusion and safety is taken into consideration at all times.

Staff attend SEN forums and LIFT meetings to ensure that their knowledge is always up to date.

We commit to an inclusive practise which enables all children to take part in all activities.  Where necessary the activities will be adapted to ensure inclusion.

Our inside environment is on one level.  There is a ramp on entry.

Our outside area is access via two steps or via an external gate.

Unfortunately the confines of the main building restrict wheelchair access to the toilets.  There is no disabled toilet facility.

We have changing mats/table for baby changing.

We complete Progress check at age 2 and this is shared with the child's health visitor.

All My Unique Stories and My Unique Progress reports are shared with the next setting.

We invite school teachers into the setting prior to a child moving onto school and staff are able to attend school visits with the children should they be invited.

We seek support from outside agencies when there may be a language barrier.

Wherever necessary and funding supports, we seek to support a child's development and learning by means of specialised equipment.

We liaise with other settings that a child may be attending.

Staff attend SENCO forum and Lift meetings.  We seek support from outside agencies and specialist teaching service.

All informaion is shared regularly with all staff members at staff meetings.

Parents are invited to contribute to their child's learning by means of the MUS/MUP and contact books and by regular update meetings.

We constantly review our practise by means of a variety of audit tools.

Parents are invited to contribute to surveys and questionnaires.

Initial contact should be made with the Manager via phone or email.

Wherever necessary we may apply for additional funding via KCC SENIF funding to support a child with additional needs.

We have a robust Complaints policy.

We welcome regular feedback from parents/carers via contact books, and surveys/questionnaires.

We have a suggestion book.

Parents are invited to join our committee and contribute to the good practises of the setting.

Copies of all our policies are held in hard copy on the premises and are available on our website www.weaveringpreschool.com

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