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Madginford Pre-School

Who to contact

Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01622 739973
E-mail
mpschool@mail.com
Website
www.mpschool@mail.com

Where to go

Address
Madginford Hall
Egremont Road
Bearsted
Maidstone
Kent
Postcode
ME15 8LH

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 13:00

Other Details

ECD Type
Preschool
Offers pickups
No
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
please contact us for up to date information on vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 50
5 8 50
Immediate vacancies?
No
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
19/03/2021
Facilities
Sandpit, Music, Computers / It, Hearing Loop, Messy Play Area, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Library Visits, Puppets, Garden, Walks
Languages Spoken:
English, Hungarian
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Wide doors, disabled WC, hearing loop.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
127361
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/02/2008IntegratedGood
11/05/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
28/04/2016Inspection (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)

Our setting is open 28 hours each week during term time.  Our sessions are: 9am - 12noon, 9am - 1pm and 9am until 3pm, funding may be used for any of these sessions.

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

When your child is due to start with us you will receive a welcome pack and this will give us a detailed picture of your child and their needs.  We offer stay and play sessions where you will meet your child’s keyperson and talk over any concerns you may have.  Your keyperson will assess, plan and observe your child in all areas of development within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  We will track your child’s progress using the EYFS and Leauven Wellbeing and Involvement Assessments.  We will complete a 2 year progress check for children under 3 which can be used alongside the health visitor check.

 

If we have concerns, we consult the Best Practice Guidance document for more advice.

All our staff have a good knowledge of child development and can identify when additional support may be needed.  Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator can offer more support to your child and family.  She attends regular training and keeps up to date with legislation and paperwork. She undertakes continuing professional development to update and increase her knowledge, this is disseminated and shared with the team.

Staff are always available to speak with you if you have any concerns.  Each child has their own online learning journal which staff use to add observations and assessments and parents can add their own views in addition.  Children with SEND or additional needs will have their own personalised plan which are reviewed every 6 weeks.  Parents are involved with setting targets and reviewing the progress.   These plans will assist your child to progress to their full potential.

Our activities are planned to include all children and can be adapted to ensure your child will achieve.  Adjustments may be made to instructions that may be given and staff may  differentiate expectations for individual children

 

Your child’s keyperson will plan activities to suit their needs and stage of development.  If needed we will make reasonable adjustments to the environment.  We will always ensure we are inclusive to all children attending our setting.

Each child’s keyperson knows them well and plans for their individual needs.  Should any areas of development require additional support the keyperson will discuss this with the SENCO and together they will decide the best way forward.

 

We can liaise with the Specialist Teaching Service, involve the children in individual and small group activities and plan activities that are tailored to the needs of individual children

Where an additional need is identified, key workers will attend relevant training to ensure that we can best support the child and meet their needs.   We work closely with parents to ensure personal care/medicine needs are discussed and documented and a plan is in place.  We can seek support from Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) to access support, funding and resources.

We monitor children’s progress through daily observations of them at play and these inform planning and next steps. Each child’s progress is reviewed on a regular basis.

 

Some children will have targeted plans which are reviewed every 6 weeks.  Personalised plans are reviewed every 6 weeks alongside the parents and together with the keyperson they will set and agree targets.

All children are included in everything our setting does.  Should the need arise we would adapt an activity according to each child’s needs, maybe by an adjustment to instructions that may be given to ensure they can participate or differentiating the expectations for individual children. When funding allows we may engage the services of additional staff to enhance the child’s experiences.

The premises are all on one level with a ramped entrance, wide doorways and accessible toilet facilities.

We consult with the new setting or school to discuss transition.  It is usual for a meeting between the new school, parents, previous setting and any professionals involved to take place.  A plan will be put in place between all involved to ensure your child has a smooth transition.  This could include visits with the keyperson at different times of the day, staying for lunch, taking part in playtimes.   In addition we may have access to samples of the school uniform for dressing up.  The school may provide photographs of the school for the child to use at the setting and at home. 

The SENCO attends regular SENCO Forums and Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) meetings.  Staff attend training to update their knowledge.  We ensure our policies are up to date.  Personalised and targeted plans are reviewed every 6 weeks.  Targeted plans are reviewed with the child’s parent when current targets are discussed and may be modified into smaller steps.  When a target has been achieved new targets will be set with parental input. Parents encouraged to continue the targets at home

We value the contribution parents make to our setting and welcome any feedback  We have a complaints policy which can be found with all other policies on our parents’ notice board.  Questionnaires may be used periodically to gather information.  Staff are always available for parents particularly at the beginning and end of each session

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