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Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Edenbridge

We offer your child the opportunity to learn and play in carefully designed surroundings, that are not only stimulating and creative but provide peace of mind where safety is of the utmost importance.


We have dedicated nursery spaces for the different age ranges, including mobile and non-mobile babies. Each room reflects the seven areas of learning as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to be accessible to every child. 


Our fees are inclusive of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks and drinks. Daily menus are carefully selected by a professional nutritionist to meet energy requirements of growing children.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Katie Davies
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
Telephone
01732605341
E-mail
manager@monkeypuzzleedenbridge.co.uk
Website
monkeypuzzleedenbridge.co.uk/

Where to go

Name
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery
Address
55-57
High Street
Edenbridge
Kent
Postcode
TN8 5AL
Notes

Conveniently located on Edenbridge High Street, which is a stone’s throw away from two train stations with London links. Adjacent to the Costa coffee building, parents can arrange a coffee morning with friends and drop off the little one, with the knowledge they are being well looked after. The nursery provides outstanding facilities for children aged from 3 months through to pre-school age and is registered with OFSTED.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 3 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 18:30
Thursday 07:30 18:30
Friday 07:30 18:30
Other Availability
Closed bank holidays and Christmas period

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
No
3-4 Year Old Funding?
Yes
2 Year Old Funding?
Yes
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 70
2 2 70
3 5 70
0 5 70
Immediate vacancies?
Yes
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Yes
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
3 months 5 years
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
23/09/2019
Facilities
Cot Room, Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Air Conditioned, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Sensory Room, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories
Languages Spoken:
English
Wheelchair Access
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY501538
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
30/08/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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)

At Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery we are able to deliver the 30 hours entitlement in a variety of ways. Please contact the setting Manager for more information.

Service status

Status
Open

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

During the initial settling in sessions with your child, we will ask you to complete an ‘all about me’ record for your child. This gives us a chance to start to get to know your child and their particular strengths and any areas that they may need extra support with. These settling in sessions also enable us to find out your child’s likes and interests so we can incorporate these into planning to enhance their development. Every child has their own key person with which they can form bonds with, not just the child but with their family too.

As your child progresses through the nursery we will continue to plan and monitor for all areas of their development. Through observations, planning next steps, termly tracking, and progress checks we will be able to identify if there is any additional opportunities your child requires to support their development and needs.

Our Special Educational Needs Development Co-ordinator (SENDCo) ensures that families have the best support to help with the development of your child. Working alongside LIFT (Local inclusion forum team) setting reasonable, achievable targets for the children both at the setting and at home.

We aim for parents to be involved from the start. At your child’s initial settling session you will meet with your child’s key person.  These strong and positive relationships are built with your child and you from the very beginning. Your key person will then be available to greet you and your child each morning and evening to discuss your child’s day and progress. We provide a learning journey for all children to enable you to see their progress through pictures and observations. 

We carry out planned observations, stemmed from next steps and spontaneous observations which we record whilst the children are participating in activities and interacting with their peers on their own accord.

We encourage this as a two way communication and encourage you to record your own activities and thoughts onto home observation sheets. We hold parents consultation meetings three times year where we discuss your child’s progress, however we hold an open door policy and are happy to discuss any queries or concerns at any point.

At Monkey Puzzle we plan for the individual child, this is done through observation and assessments on your child. We can adapt the individualised planning by working alongside LIFT (local inclusion forum team) with local specialist teachers and following the guidance and plans that they have provided. We also aid all children by providing a language rich environment to meet the needs of all children. Small group and individual activities are offered to promote well-being encourage and empower development and promote life skills and self confidence.

We encourage the children to participate in a child led environment along with the planned adult led activities by asking the children what they would like to do or get out. If a child initiates an activity we provide the space and resources in which they may need.

All children are given frequent and regular access to the outdoor provision and the whole setting is an accessible environment to meet all needs. We have an in-house chef, which enables us to cater for all children’s individual dietary requirements. All meals are made on site, fresh every day.

Our teaching starts with planning for the environment to improve the conditions that will enable children to listen and give full involvement to their learning. 

We have staff who have attended SEN courses, gaining their SEN qualifications, Equality and Inclusion and have many years of experience working within a setting.

Effective teaching and learning requires a wide range of resources appropriate to support children’s development at all levels.

Our SENDCo will work with your child's key person to make sure targeted plans are incorporated in your child's activities and experiences alongside next steps which have been created from observations the staff have recorded on your child.

Specialist equipment is obtained if necessary. Where children are receiving support from outside agencies, it may be possible to claim extra funding to buy additional resources or staff training.

If your child is not making as much progress as expected through in house support, the key person or SENDCo may discuss with you the need to refer to the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT). If required, your consent would be obtained to refer to the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service through the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) meeting. If the referral is accepted, a specialist teacher would then visit your child to provide additional advice and guidance.

If we receive a child with a condition we are unfamiliar with, our SENDCo will research information on how best to support that child’s development and learning and gain advice from other agencies such as Community Paediatrician, Speech and language team (SALT), Physiotherapist, nutritionist etc

If your child has a medical condition, we not only research it, but speak with you during the settling in sessions to discuss the diagnosis, we would request copies of the paperwork received from the hospital to support us in creating a care plan specifically for your child. If needs be we would carry out a specific risk assessment. We must have your child's medication on site at all times in case of an emergency or it needing to be administered. Especially an Epipen.

 

An effective key person approach is essential for all children, creating strong bonds with not only your child, but yourself too.

The key person is responsible for observing, monitoring and supporting all areas of the curriculum.

Concentrating on the 3 prime areas first. Communication and language, Personal, social and emotional development and physical development. We hold parent consultation meetings three times a year, which allows you to discuss your child’s development in more detail with the key person. We make an overall assessment of your child’s progress three times a year as well as the Progress Check at Two for the two year olds and the Early Years Foundation Stage profile for those children transitioning to school.

90% of our staff are qualified NVQ Level 3, 10% are working towards their Level 3.

We have some staff who are qualified up to a Level 6 in childcare

We gain advice and support from other agencies such as Community Paediatrician, Speech and language team (SALT), Physiotherapist, nutritionist etc through LIFT (Local inclusion forum team)

 

As part of equality and inclusion, activities are set up and created not just for developmental needs but for additional needs too. Whether it be a table top activity or a floor activity. Adjusting the height on the tables or setting up activities which isn't just about cutting or mark making. We look at imagination and sensory experiences, such as role play in the home corner or cornflour and water, natural materials - pine cones, leaves, filling gloves with lentils, conditioner, flour etc. 

We create activities for individual needs whether it's an additional need, developmental milestone, SEND need likes or dislikes. Each and every child is treated as an individual 

Always assessing risks for each and every need and activity. 

When we go on outings we ensure we take the best route if we are walking, ensure we have transport that cater for every need ie having wheelchair access. We carry out a risk assessment on the place beforehand where we intend to go to ensure they have the facilities and access which we may need.

Our entrance has double doors with which we can open with no steps. Our doorways are wide enough to allow pushchairs, prams and wheelchairs through.  

 

All children will have a transition report completed and sent to their new school; with parental authorisation. We liaise with all schools and endeavour to meet with the class teacher within the setting. At this meeting the key person will discuss your child’s progress and the class teacher will have the opportunity to meet your child. During the lead up to school transition we will provide a variety of different school uniforms in our role play area and provide photos of the relevant school classes, halls and playgrounds.

If your child has any additional needs, SEN needs or EAL (English as an additional language) then we communicate this with the school. We work with any agencies whom may already be involved in your child's development or wellbeing such as social services, Specialist teacher, the school's SENDCo to ensure as much of a smooth transition as possible.

The overall effectiveness of the SEN provision is regularly monitored at our setting. This includes annual questionnaires and reviews of policies and procedures. We hold regular staff meetings and our SENCo attends the LIFT meeting and SENCo forums.

We meet with Parents when discussing and creating targeted plans etc to involve the parents and ensure they are happy and agree with the targets which we set with the specialist teacher or SALT (Speech and language team) 

Please call the nursery and a member of the management team will talk through the process with you.

We will email as much information as possible including fees, funding, extra curricular activities, any other queries you may have and we can arrange a time for you to come and have a look around. We encourage you to write any questions or queries down which you may have when you come to have a look around. 

We send out anonymous parental and staff questionnaires which can be completed and returned in the feedback box.

We have a complaints and compliments policy which all feedback is recorded.

The Nursery manager and Director reviews and if needed investigates the complaint. If required advice is sort from Head Office and  if further advice or reporting needed then outside agencies such as Lado, the central duty team and Ofsted.

The parents are  kept informed as required throughout the process.

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