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Kinderversity Otford

Nestled in the beautiful village of Otford in Kent, Kinderversity Daycare aims to provide a welcoming, friendly, and stimulating environment. We deliver a cosy atmosphere for a child’s first nursery experience as well as fully preparing older children for their transition into Primary school.


We are an Ofsted registered nursery offering an exclusive 26 places for children aged 0 to 5 years.


We are open from 8am until 6pm weekdays and 51 weeks a year professional childcare.


In the near future we hope to extend hours and also offer Breakfast and After School Clubs and Holiday Clubs for children aged 0 – 11 years.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sian Flood
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
07970 394625
Website
https://kinderversity.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
Otford Village Hall
High Street
Otford
Sevenoaks
Kent
Postcode
TN14 5PQ

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 6 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8 6
Tuesday 8 6
Wednesday 8 6
Thursday 8 6
Friday 8 6

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Cost details
Day Fees

(9.00am – 3.00pm)

£39
Per hour

0-5 years

£6.50 per hour
Nursery £150 deposit = £100 refundable reservation fee


£50 administration fee non-refundable.

Fees are subject to change at the proprietors’ discretion.

Fees include

morning snack
cooked lunch and afternoon tea / afternoon snack
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Total vacancies
14
Vacancies Details
4 under 2's 6 over 2's 12's over 3's
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 26
5 8 26
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 11 18
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
22/04/2021
Other facilities information
Easy parking outside
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2594709
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)

All Day Session

(8.00am – 6.00pm)

Half Day Session

(8:00 am- 1:00pm) or (1:00pm - 6:00pm)

using 5 FEEE hours

Minimum contribution per funded session of £5. This is to cover all consumables that are not covered by funding

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Links

Special Needs Support

When you join the nursery we will ask you to fill in an about me form. This will help us to understand what your child does and doesn’t enjoy, as well as knowing your child’s capabilities with regards areas such as toileting and language. Using this knowledge, we will assess your child’s starting points over their first month using the Development Matters document.

We will also complete a Progress Check at the age of 2 and this can be a time that any delay in development can be picked up and discussed. This allows your child’s key person and yourself to plan appropriate next steps. We also complete a tracking form in line with Development Matters at the end of each term. This will allow us to spot if a child has fallen behind the expected levels throughout their time with us.

Dan is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and he will ensure that the staff and your family have the best support and resources to help with the development of your child.

We operate with a key person approach and they will be involved right from the beginning. This will ensure that strong positive relationships are built with you and your child. We recognise the importance of building this partnership with all of our parents and we offer the following means of communicating about your child;

  • Daily Handovers. Our team are available as you drop your child off in the morning and when you collect in the evening.
  • We have recently made the transition to using an online learning profile called Tapestry. This will give you 24/7 access to view what your child has been doing at nursery and if you choose to add your own pictures and notes this will help us to plan activities around recent experiences for your child.
  • We host regular parent’s evenings so that you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your child’s development without interruption.
  • We will talk you through any additional support that we would benefit your child from the first point that we highlight an area that they have fallen behind expected levels for their age.

The EYFS is the educational framework that we use in the Early Years sector. There are 7 areas of development which are separated into 2 categories. The Prime areas are Communication & Language, Personal Social & Emotional and Physical Development. These are considered the priority in particular with children under the age of 3. Strong development in the Prime Areas will enable the children to learn in the Specific areas. These are Understanding the World, Mathematics, Literacy and Expressive Arts and Design. Your key person will monitor and observe your child’s development levels and use the EYFS and their knowledge of your child’s interests to design appropriate next steps.

We believe that the environment plays an important role in enabling children to learn and develop. Our walls are painted in neutral colours which helps us promote a sense of calms and our cosy areas have a variety of rugs and cushions that are different textures. The nursery is well positioned for natural light to enter the environment. We are very flexible with regards our furniture and layout and believe what may work for one child may not work for another and we consider this when evaluating our provision.

We have a SENCo in place and they regularly attend training to further their knowledge. This training can be tailored to the needs of the children that we currently have. They will then consider the best way to support the child and will consult with parents and key people to look at whether specialist equipment is required and the best way of obtaining this.

We use the Best Practice document to evaluate our provision and to support our teaching. This document was written by the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service and offers strategies to help with all the areas of need. We make the most of visual displays as much as possible and we will be introducing Makaton signing to our staff and children.

Our SEND policy sets out the graduated approach that we use to support children. If your child has not progressed sufficiently in their development after a targeted plan then your key person or our SENCo will talk to you about the need to refer to an outside agency (eg speech and language therapy). This would then change the targeted plan into a personalised plan.

Usually our first stage would be (with your written permission) to refer the child to our Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT). This is a small meeting between the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service and local SENCo’s where we can discuss our experiences and strategies. We can then organise specialist help and support which will usually start with a visit from a specialist teacher. They will meet with you and offer support and guidance as well as being able to make further referrals. You will be consulted at all stage

We have a commitment to offering equal opportunities for all of our children. We will ensure that any planned activities are suitable for your child and we will adapt these where necessary to meet your child’s needs.

Our building is easily accessible for child with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users. We are built on one floor. Leading into the nursery are several double doors so we do not have restricted door space. When inside the nursery room the spacious layout of furniture will allow for plenty of space to move around the setting with ease.

We appreciate that this can be an anxious time for child and parent for this reason we do everything that we can to support this transition. We will invite the local schools into the setting so that that they can meet the children. We will find out about the schools themselves so that we can plan activities that help the children feel more familiar with the setting such as photobooks of the schools. We will also complete a My Unique Progress report that will give the school some information about your child. We will also consider extra steps if we feel that this will be of benefit such as your child’s keyperson attending a settling in session at the school.

We are continuously evaluating our SEN provision and do this in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Annual Parent Questionnaires.
  • Discussions with parents
  • Evaluating our training
  • SENCo forum meetings
  • We review our policies and procedures at least once per year
  • Staff Meetings

Please contact either the Director Emma Philpott-Kuwertz or the Nursery Manager Sian Flood.

We operate with an open door policy and our manager and the owners are always available to discuss things face to face, by phone or by email. We also have a complaints policy that is available to all of our parents and this lays out the steps to take up to and including complaining to Ofsted. We also send a yearly parent questionnaire that can be filled in anonymously if you choose to do. This feedback is important to us so that we can continue to improve our provision.

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