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Linwood Under fives Playgroup

Pre-school open 48 weeks of the year , offering child care for morning , afternoon and all day sessions.

Children aged 2 to transistion to school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Samantha Hughes
Contact Position

Where to go

Southwall Road
CT14 9QA

Linwood Under Fives pre-school is based at 64-66 Southwall Road Deal Kent CT14 9QA

Contact Numbers :01304 899363 or 07788838317

Opening Hours : Monday - Friday 8am-6pm 48 weeks of the year.

We offer any sessions from 8-6pm to fit in with your needs.






When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Other Availability
We are open 48 weeks of the year. We close for 2 weeks for Christmas , 2 weeks at the end of August and all Bank holidays.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Per hour
£25 Per half day
£50 Per day
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Our costs do not provide lunch you are required to bring a packed lunch for your child. All other snacks are provided in the cost.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
We have vacancies for 2-4 year olds Monday-Friday . All sessions.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 6
3 5 14
5 7 2
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 15
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Sensory Room, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories

We support all children with additional needs

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
19/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
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 the 30 hour free entitlement , our delivery pattern is Monday -Friday 9am -3pm . We can also offer any hours out side of these at an addition cost of £5 an hour.  we can be flexible . We can also work alongside other providers to arrange the best care and routine to suit your needs.

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

We identify children with SEND by our observations and assessments. We keep track of every child’s learning and development by using progress tracking forms and the two-year-old check. This way we can identify when a child my not be developing quite as well as they should. Once we have identified a gap in their development we will call parents to discuss this and put the child onto a targeted plan which is small targets carried out by the key person and child for a bit of extra support to help them achieve their learning goal.

When we have identified a delay in learning we will call parents in for a chat and show them our observations and tracking forms and talk them through where we believe the issue might be and in turn it will give the parents a chance to say if they have been having the same problems at home and we can share information. Then we can sit together to discuss the best way forward, such as a Targeted plan or a referral. We will review this every six weeks.

We use the best practise guidance to enable us to make sure we have the right environment to cater for all the children’s needs, including visual timelines, visual displays and Makaton signs around the room. We provide appropriate activities for all children, ensuring that if needed these activities can be adopted to meet the children’s needs.

The teaching strategies that we offer include visual time lines, choice boards, now and then boards and Makaton.

We also like to keep our staff up to date with different training opportunities which could include, first aid, child protection, autism and speech and language.

We have a SENCo within our nursery who is the point of contact for both staff and parents if they have any concerns regarding their children. We use targeted and personalised plan to support and identify any concerns, which we can then use to make referrals to outside agencies for any additional support children might need.

We do have regular contact with speech and language and we have a lady who comes in at least once a term to see any children that we may have concerns with.

We monitor children’s progress by regular observations and assessments, progress trackers, Targeted plans and personalised plans if needed. Parents are involved in this by having six weekly meetings with their child’s key person.  Parents are also involved in their child’s targeted plans and personalised plans, sharing information together.

To enable children with additional needs or SEND to be included in trips we have additional CRB checked adults that we can call upon when needed.

We have an access both front and back of the building for wheel chair users. We also have a disabled toilet within the building.

We will support children into their new schools or settings by asking their new teachers to come in to talk with them or send photos of the place where they will be going. If we can we can sometimes arrange a visit to the new school, especially if a group of children are attending the same school. We also provide a Transition form to help the new setting or school know what your child’s likes and dislikes and where on the curriculum they are, so they can continue where we left off.

We use audit tools to evaluate all areas of our provision and we will regularly send out questionnaires to our parents/carers to gain their thoughts and concerns.

 The Manager. You are welcome to pop in our address is 64-66 Southwall Road, Deal, Kent CT14 9UJ

We have contact books that are written in by the children’s key person daily and parents have an opportunity to share with us any information or WOW moments that the children have been doing at home. 

We also have a complaints policy and procedure for parents/Carers, on the flip side we have a compliments box for parents/carers to use.

As we have a social media site, parents/carers are more than welcome to leave feedback on here as well.

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