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West Kingsdown Pre-school

An outstanding committee run pre-school.

We aim to enhance the development and education of children in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. To work within a framework that ensures quality of opportunity to all children and families no matter what their belief, culture, sex or individual need

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracey Davia
Contact Position
01474 854897

Where to go

West Kingsdown Pre-school
School lane
West Kingsdown
TN15 6JN

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 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 15:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
2 vacancies per session
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 66
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 5 2
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Play House, Trampoline, Puppets, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Slide, Library - Children's Library, Climbing Frame, Stories
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
06/11/2019Inspection (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)

30 hours entitlement may be accessed mon - fri, 9am - 3pm. Term time only There are no additional charges

Service status


Local Offer

Contact Name
Jean Wythe

Special Needs Support

Using our progress tracker we are able to highlight which children may have additional needs or SEND.

We have a named SENCo who will work with parents and liaise with any outside agencies that may be required.

The SENCo will oversee and help plan the educational programme alongside the child's key person.

We have a SEND policy which all parents/carers have access to.

Advice will always be sought from relevant outside agencies

We are currently piloting an intervention tool that supports children with SEND. Personalised plans are made and adapted to ensure that children progress within the EYFS.

Funding may be available to help with training or resources etc. that may be needed

We have an open door policy which enables parents/carers to come into the pre-school at anytime to discuss a child’s progress etc.

We work closely with outside agencies and share advice with parents, so that strategies and behaviour management are consistent.

We put in place targeted and development plans which are shared with parents.

Training will be offered to staff and parents where needed.

We seek additional funding when needed to help pay for training, additional resources, extra members of staff to support a child, medical training (epipen, insulin etc.)

We work with outside agencies and always include parents in decisions.

By using our online journal and the Kent progress tracker we are able track a child's progress and plan for additional needs.

The pre-school SENCo ensures all targeted plans are regularly updated.

We make risk assessments to ensure that all children can be included in the same activities.

We offer outings and trips suited to the age, stage and ability of the group.

Our setting is on one level with only one step onto the outside play area. There is wheelchair access to the front of the building.

Parents are always invited on outings.

Key worker/SENCo offers to go with parents when visiting other settings to ensure the facilities and teaching strategies are suitable for their child.

Transition meetings are held when a new setting is chosen.

Parents and children are encouraged to visit our setting before a child starts, to ensure that enough information is shared about a child’s needs and the support they need can be put in place.

Settling in sessions are arranged.

Annual questionnaires are sent out to parents.

Contact should be made through our enrolling officer who will put you in touch with our SENCo.

Parents are invited to join our committee.

Comments can be added to a child’s online learning journal.

We have a complaints policy if needed.


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