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The Farningham Day Nursery

The Farningham Day Nursery is a full day care setting that offers high standards of care and education to children aged from 3 months to five years.


We aim to achieve this by employing  highly qualified and experienced practioioners to care for your children and by providing the best possible facilities in a small and friendly environment.


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gillian Mitchell
Contact Position
Owner/manager
Telephone
01322 866880
E-mail
info@fdnursery.co.uk
Website
www.fdnursery.co.uk

Where to go

Name
The Farningham Day Nursery
Address
Farningham Day Nursery, 13-14
Eynsford Road
Farningham
Dartford
Kent
Postcode
DA4 0BD

When is it on?

Opening Times
When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 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 Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
No
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
6
Vacancies Details
vacancies for toddler 2-3 years
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 9
2 2 12
3 5 34
0 5 34
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2yrs 3yrs 6
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
01/06/2020
Facilities
Cot Room, Music, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Pets, Play House, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Baby Group, Refreshments, Languages, Books, Internet Connection, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY311882
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/10/2005IntegratedGood
27/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
09/05/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
30/10/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

  • Ensuring that relevant training is attended and kept up to date
  • Carrying out individual observations, planning and assessments
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers
  • Multi-agency working
  • Completing a starting point assessment
  • Carry out a Progress Check at Two
  • Use of Targeted Plans to support
  • Through use of the key person system
  • Daily verbal communication
  • Use of Targeted Plans in partnership with parents/carers
  • Through use of planning including next steps and ideas for at home
  • Celebrating achievements by sharing them with parents/carers
  • Use of summative and formative assessments
  • Parent Evenings held throughout the year
  • Detailed learning journeys
  • Individual observations, planning and assessments for each child
  • Extended learning opportunities to ensure further development
  • Key person approach to get to know each child and focus on the child’s interests
  • Ensuring there is an inclusive approach for all to participate
  • Using visual aids to support
  • Adapting the environment as necessary
  • Completion of Targeted Plans when needed
  • Age and stage appropriate activities
  • Partnership with parents/carers
  • Carrying out individual observations, planning and assessments
  • Ensuring there is an inclusive approach for all to participate
  • Use of Makaton signing alongside verbal language
  • Multi-agency working
  • Using visual aids to support
  • Ensuring that relevant training is attended and kept up to date
  • Completion of Targeted Plans
  • Support from our SENCo
  • Completion of care plans
  • Ensuring individual needs are met
  • Support from our SENCo including monitoring progress and needs
  • Accessing information regarding appropriate training/workshops
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers
  • Personalise Plan if needed
  • Attendance at Local Inclusion Forum Team meetings
  • Daily verbal communication
  • Key person approach
  • Monitoring wellbeing and involvement
  • Carrying out individual observations, planning and assessments
  • Use of summative and formative assessments
  • Carry out a Progress Check at Two
  • Partnership with parents/carers
  • Reviewing Targeted and Personalised Plans in partnership with parents/carers
  • Progress Tracker tool used
  • Parent Evenings held three times throughout the year
  • Following our Inclusion policy
  • Through staff meetings to reflect on ways to adapt activities
  • Discussions with parents/carers
  • Risk assessments carried out
  • Family involvement on outings
  • Using a lower staff to child ratio for outings
  • All facilities are on ground floor level
  • Wheelchair access can be made available
  • Parking available at the front of the building
  • Areas to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Open plan to ensure ease of movement
  • Transition training for staff
  • Use of school themed resources including stories, uniforms etc
  • Planning within the EYFS to work towards Early Learning Goals
  • Parent Evenings throughout the year to support upcoming transitions
  • Inviting other settings/school teachers to meet the children
  • Providing the new setting or school with a My Unique Progress Transition report
  • Sharing other relevant information with consent
  • Use of a parent feedback board
  • Attending meetings with other agencies
  • Meetings with parents/carers
  • Attending SENCo forum meetings
  • Staff meetings to reflect on practice and provision
  • Setting improvement plans
  • Attending Local Inclusion Forum Team meetings
  • Regular reviews of policies and procedures
  • Please contact us via telephone or email
  • Manager or deputy will acknowledge your interest explain the admissions procedure, and invite you to view the setting.
  • Upon accepting a place, two settling in sessions will be arranged prior to start date
  • Open door policy
  • Parents forum notice board
  • Suggestions box
  • Parent/carer questionnaires
  • Complaints procedure/policy

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