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Tiger Cubs Day Nursery

Day Nursery from birth to 5


Tiger Cubs is part of Furure Schools Academy Trust. It has strong links with Tiger Primary School.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sam Orpin
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01622 743286
Website
https://www.tigercubs.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
New Line Learning Academy
Boughton Lane
MAIDSTONE
Kent
Postcode
ME15 9QL
Notes

We are an exciting nursery that benefits from being part of a Multi Academy Trust, with strong links to Tiger Primary School.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 4 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 18.00
Tuesday 7.30 18.00
Wednesday 7.30 18.00
Thursday 7.30 18.00
Friday 7.30 18.00
Other Availability
Week days from 7.30am-6.00pm
There are two sessions each day. Lunch can be provided.

Other Details

ECD Type
Private Nursery School
Offers pickups
No
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Vacancies Details
Please contact the nursery
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 37
5 8 37
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
06/05/2022
Facilities
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Pets, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories
Other facilities information
The nursery has an onsite farm, that the children are able to visit. The nursery has links to the local fire station, where visits take place. As part of a multi academy trust, we are able to use the large sports hall and play areas to explore dance and movement.
Notes

Tiger Cubs Day Nursery benefits from being part of Future Schools Academy Trust.

Through this, the children are able to access large playing fields, our trust farm, as well as having their own exciting outdoor area to use on a daily basis.

 

Out ourdoor space can be accessed via a wheelchair.

Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Disabled bathroom, ground floor access.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY411555
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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)

We offer the 30 hour places in 5 hour blocks, as we are a session based nursery.

Our sessions are 5 hours 15 minutes. 

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Description

Special Needs Support.

Tiger Cubs Day Nursery is fully inclusive.

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Special Needs Support

When a child starts with us, we ask parents/careers to complete a form, this includes what the child’s favourite toys are, what their hobbies/ interests are, their personality and other family members that are close to them. It also allows adults to share the child's routine and any preferences they may have.

Within a few weeks, we will use Tapestry the online learning journal to identify their starting points, using the Birth - 5 framework as guidance. Using these documents helps us identify any delay in development prompting discussion with parents/careers and discussing the next steps for the child, this may include additional support from outside agencies.

The key is clear communication with parents/carers at all times.

Every child at our setting is allocated a key person, we inform parents/carers who their child’s key person is. We also explain what the role of the key person involves. We are available every day for parents to have informal discussions about their child’s development and what they have been up to at nursery that day. Parents/careers can also request a private meeting with the child’s key person and SENCO.

Each child at our setting has an online learning journals that is competed by their key person and this includes photos and observations of your child’s development, next steps and reviews which are completed at the end of each term. This is delivered by the platform, Tapestry.

If your child has a targeted plan in place, it will be discussed with you to gather your views and thoughts. Parents/carers are involved at every step of the journey. This is a partnership. Children get the support they require, when we work together.

At Tiger Cubs day Nursery, we follow the Birth to Five framework. We use this as guidance when planning the children’s next steps after we have observed and tracked their development. 

Tiger Day Nursery is a pert of Future Schools Trust Academy Trust. This means that the Nursery is supported by Tiger Primary School and has an specialist early years teacher supporting the nursery, and child development.

We will ensure that we are supporting children’s needs by adapting the layout and making sure the environment is safe and accessible for every child and their families.

We have enabled our environment to ensure that children can learn from a variety of open-ended activities with ease. We have developed the nursery rooms into different areas e.g. role play, open ended construction, creative, book corner etc. Areas such as the book corner has soft furnishings and a trug to minimise noise and encourage a sense of well-being.

All our staff have a good knowledge of the Early Years practice and have regular training to ensure they have up to date knowledge, we use the best practise guidance documents to support our teaching. We also work closely with the Early Years Teachers from Tiger Primary School.

Our staff use simple Makaton signing and visual cards to help children with their communication and interaction. 

As a nursery. we are fully inclusive.

If your child is not progressing in line with their targeted plan, the SENCO or child’s key person will discuss with you the need to refer to other outside agencies such as speech and language therapy. If additional support is required for your child, the targeted plan would be changed to a personalised plan.

Your consent will be required if we need to make a referral to the specialist teaching and learning service, the local inclusion team. If the referral is accepted, a specialist teacher would then visit your child to provide additional advice and guidance.

Parents/carers are informed at each step. We work in partnership with our families.

Your child’s key person will be observing, accessing and tracking your child’s development. You will be invited to view your child’s learning journals and hear about their progress or this could be an opportunity to talk about any concerns.

Your child will have an overall assessment three times a year and this is done at the end of each term.

As a Nursery, we use the online platform Tapestry. This allows you to access information about your child's day and progress.

When an activity is planned, the children’s key person will ensure that the activity can be adapted to meet the needs of every child. For example, an extra staff member may be needed to support an individual’s listening and attention and activities may need to be done in smaller groups.

If a trip is taken, a risk assessment is carried out and a research trip is taken by at least two staff members to identify any risks that may arise and if any special equipment may need on that day. We welcome parents/careers to accompany us on trips and outings.

At Tiger Cubs Day Nursery, we frequently visit the farm that is part of our trust. We also walk to the local fire station and visit local parks. Al children are included in this.

The setting is on one level and the doors are extra wide allowing wheelchairs access. 

We have disabled toilets, easily accessible, and wash-hand basins at a low level to enable those in a wheelchair to use them.

We also have an outdoor area, all on one level.

Parents/carers who may be disabled will be able to drive close to the nursery door. This supports with drop off and pick up.

Where possible, we accompany the children to extra visits to their new school or setting to make the transition easier. The child’s key person or SENCO will attend meetings with the new setting or school to discuss transitions and strategies. We will provide the new setting or school with the child’s unique progress trackers/ transition report and relevant paperwork, passed on with your consent.

On the weeks leading up to the last term before the children go to school, we set up the role play area as a school, providing school uniforms for the children to dress up in and display photos of the local schools.

We work hard to make sure the children are ready for school and feel confident about the changes.

One of the ways we access the overall effectiveness of our SEN provision is by regular staff meetings where staff have the opportunity to bring forward any knowledge or to share ideas to other staff members.

We also Liaise with the SENDCO from Tiger Primary and have strong working relationships with the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service.

We have regular communication with parents/careers to discuss how the children are being observed and accessed, it’s a great opportunity to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved.

Parents are asked to participate in questionnaires and surveys regularly.

Our policies and procedures are regularly updated to keep in line with the new legislation.

Should you be interested in a place at Tiger Cubs Day Nursery, please contact the nursery directly.

If you are considering registering for a place at our setting, we will invite you for a tour of the nursery. This is an opportunity for you to see the setting and meet the staff.

During this initial visit, we can discuss any additional arrangement that may be needed such as home visits, additional settling in session and funding.

Tiger Cubs have an available comments box for all parents to use.

We carry out twice yearly parental voice surveys, which we always act upon.

We also follow Future Schools Trust complaints policy.

We offer once a year, stay and play sessions where parents/ carers can openly talk about their child, while enjoying seeing them in the nursery setting.

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