PADDINGTONS - Where we are committted to offering a holistic approach to children's learning and development’’
Starting Nursery or Pre-School is a big step for both you and your child and we hope by working
together we can make it a happy and rewarding experience.
Paddington Playstation Day Nursery is situated in the centre of Tidworth opposite the castle practice. Our building is light and airy with four rooms available for the children. We have a fully operational kitchen enabling the children access to cooking. Front play area for children aged 1-2, a natural organic back garden where the children access a mud kitchen, planting area and are able to care for Simba our Rabbit and Perry our Guinea Pig. A new front play area has been created for the Pre-School children allowing free flow throughout the session.
At Paddington Playstation we aim to:- Provide a high quality early years environment, ensuring that children are happy and involved with their own learning, and that parents are happy and included in their children’s care and education. Paddington Playstation Day Nursery are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, where children learn through play. Children are at the centre of our ethos and are given opportunities to thrive and learn, by feeling valued and supported. Staff follow the interests of each child, by planning a natural but stimulating environment, with a balance of adult guided and child led activities. We believe in the importance of outside play. Which allows children the opportunity to explore and develop a desire to learn, by having the freedom to solve problems and think critically.
FEES AND FUNDING
Nursery Education Funding
All settings registered with Ofsted are eligible to accept Nursery Education Grant funding. This is a universal benefit for every child from the term after its third birthday. Every child is entitled to up to 15 hours free early years education for up to 38 weeks of the year. Parents do not have to apply for this grant, the pre-school or nursery that your child is registered with will ensure that s/he receives their entitlement. This funding does not apply to the after school club.
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Two Year Olds Funding
Following reports emphasising the importance of early intervention, the Government introduced an initiative to fund places for vulnerable two year olds. This enabled those with an identified need to access up to 10 hours of free entitlement. TNB Early Years and Play strongly supports this initiative, with four settings currently able to accept children in the programme. Help and support in applying for Two Year Funding can be sought via the health visitor, or local children’s centre.
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Please note that some settings require a confirmation of place fee.
SAFEGUARDING & EQUALITY
TNB Early Years and Play has strict safeguarding procedures and ensures it is a priority for all its childcare settings. All staff undergo a CRB (criminal records bureau) check, including students. All managers and
senior staff are trained in Advanced Safeguarding and have attended Safe Recruitment in Education to ensure ongoing good practice and awareness. All other staff have undertaken e-safety courses online or
attended Foundation training.
SEN / Inclusion / Equality
TNB Early Years and Play is committed to equality and inclusion for all children in our care. Each of our settings has a named person responsible for Special Educational Needs, (SENCO), who holds a minimum Level 3 qualification, Equality and Inclusion. We work with other agencies and professionals to help all children access early years education regardless of ability, need, family background or income, or
CHILD APPLICATION FORM
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
The Early Years Foundation Stage (Revised 2012) lays down statutory requirements to which all early years settings must adhere. The requirements set out legal guidelines for welfare, safeguarding, staffing
and qualifications, policies and procedures.
A key element of the EYFS (2012) is to work in partnership with parents. The Development Matters in the EYFS document supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements. Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best start in life. Other guidance is available at www.foundationyears.org.uk. The EYFS statutory framework is also available, click here to view.
MEET THE MANAGEMENT
12 months - 5 years old
Mon - Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm
(Closed 1 week at Easter, 2 weeks summer and 2 week Christmas)
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