TO TOTS R US PRESCHOOL OFSTED REG NO 127724 / latest grade Oct 2009 - GOOD WITH ASPECTS OF OUTSTANDING.
We are food hygiene regsitered with Dover district council and have the top score rating of 5. (June 2012) for providing snack cleanly and healthily.
CHARITY NO 1067072
Our address: c/o the mobile, Eythorne Elvington primary, Adelaide road, Elvington, Dover Kent ct15 4an
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT US ANYTIME WE ARE IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS OF EYTHORNE AND ELVINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHILDREN CAN ATTEND IN NAPPIES FROM 2 YEARS OLD TO STATUTORY SCHOOL AGE.
YOU CAN CONTACT US ON 07944 737134
OR EMAIL US ON firstname.lastname@example.org
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU OR HEARING FROM YOU - A PROSPECTUS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
SESSIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR FUNDED (free for 2 and 3&4 year old funded sessions)AND UNFUNDED SESSIONS, PLEASE VISIT US ANY TIME, no appointment is required OR EMAIL FOR A PROSPECTUS, AND WITH ANY QUERIES. THANKS
We deliver the free entitlement flexibly over any days or any sessions; we also deliver it completely free if taken in 5 single morning or afternoon sessions.(without a lunch club connecting the two sessions)
The free entitlement is delivered in sessions (3 hours) and a morning and afternoon can be joined if you wish to have and pay for the lunch club (unless you do not fully access the 15 hours, then it can be taken as part of this time.)
You can have therefore a mixture of morning, afternoon, and or all day sessions over any days of the week.
You can access 15 hours totally free.
Parents are entitled to 15 hours free for their child. However they are not entitled to it at a specific provider so if you enquire and there are no sessions free or not on the days that you are asking for - we will endevour to fit your child in as soon as possible, but you may be required to go on a waiting list or to accept other equal value sessions for a few weeks.
Please note however that we have never had to operate a waiting list or not been able to offer what a parent chooses and we hope that this will continue.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8.45 - 3.30PM - we can be flexible please speak to a member or staff (we are considering a breakfast club from September 2012)
Entry at the beginning of sessions is flexible 8.45 - 9 and 11.45 - 12 this is so that if your child is overwhelmed by the crowd you can hang back a little until they have settled and are happy to enter enmass :) so please do not worry that you are late we wait for all to arrive before the fun really begins ;)
MORNING SESSIONS OPERATE 8.45 - 11.45AM
LUNCH CLUB CAN BE ADDED TO MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSIONS 11.45 - 12.30PM
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 12.30 - 3.30PM
FEES ARE £6.40 per session (LUNCH CLUB CAN BE ADDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL £1.30, AND A HOT SCHOOL MEAL CAN BE PURCHASED FOR AN EXTRA £2.20, A PRESCHOOL PACKED LUNCH COSTS £1 OR YOU CAN SUPPLY YOUR OWN PACKED LUNCH)
lunch club is exempt from the free entitlement and is payable by all families, unless you take the time in your free entitlement.
FROM WHITFIELD ROUNDABOUT
You can either proceed through the village of Whitfield which will lead you past open fields, down coffin hill where you can then take the first left and continue straight on for a few minutes until you reach the high and dry pub where you then need to turn left, down the hill towards the village of Eythorne.
This point can also be reached if you take the main road from the Whitfield roundabout, taking the first left signposted Ramsgate up onto the by pass where you continue for approx 3 - 4 mins and take the second left signposted Eythorne.
From this point proceed down waldershare hill, leading onto kennel hill, continue forward to the Eythorne post office roundabout, take the second left down chapel hill, carry on over the level crossing to the t-junction where the white horse public house is (now closed) proceed forward up church hill, bear right with the road and we are in the school grounds on your immediate right.
WE OPEN AT 8.45AM
8.45 - 10 FREE PLAY / SNACK BAR - ADULTS ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY AND OBSERVE THE CHILDREN. THE CHILDREN CAN MAKE CHOICES IN THEIR PLAY AND THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PLAY DOUGH, COOKING, SAND OR WATER PLAY, and outdoor play.
10 - 11.30 TIDY UP TIME IF NEEDED FOLLOWED BY a planned activity adult participating, with more free choice and such as above.The PLANNED ACTIVITY is PLANNED BASED ON CHILDRENS NEEDS AND INTERESTS THAT HAVE BEEN OBSERVED AND RECORDED; or and what is going on in our world and lives.
11.30 - 11.45 TIDY UP AND CARPET/ GROUP TIME
During the morning (monday wednesday) and afternoon (friday ) we have small group time :small group time is based on communication and listening skills and skills ready for school; also areas of learning that need covering for the children based on individual and group observations. We do groups for the littlies and for the biggies at these times based on observations as well as sometimes in our keygroups.
11.45 - 12.30 WASH HANDS FOLLOWED BY LUNCH IN THE SCHOOL HALL
12.30 - 1 PLAY IN THE GARDEN AND BRUSH TEETH TIME
1 - 1.30 TIDY UP if needed followed PLANNED ACTIVITIES, SNACK BAR AND FREE FLOW TIME, as well as small group work and free choice time as we do in the morning session.
3 - 3.30 TIDY UP, CARPET, GROUP TIME FOLLOWED BY PLAY IN THE GARDEN UNTIL HOME TIME.
HOME TIME 3.30 :)
UPDATE 18TH MAY 2013
: In addition to the above we have a weekly PE SESSION IN THE SCHOOL HALL (mon or tues am alternate weeks)
FORTNIGHTLY MUSIC AND DANCE SESSION WITH THE LOCAL VICAR - VANESSA
EVERY 3 TO 4 WEEKS A LOCAL TRIP IT MAY BE TESCO ON THE BUS TO DO HEALTHY SNACK SHOPPING, OR THIS TIME IT WAS LOCAL WALKS TO THE WOODS, NEXT TIME WE PLAN TO GO TO A LOCAL TUMBLE TIME GROUP, WE HAVE BEEN TO THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET AND WE HAVE BEEN TO THE LOCAL MOTHERS AND TODDLERS MUSIC TIME - WE HAVE LOTS MORE PLANNED - WATCH THIS SPACE:)
UNFORTUNATELY WE SAID GOODBYE TO THE LOCAL WARDEN BOB WHO USED TO COME IN EACH WEEK AND SAY HELLO BUT WE HAVE BEEN ASSURED THAT HIS REPLACEMENT WILL BE JUST AS KEEN TO DO A STORY ONCE SETTLED IN.
WE HAVE 2 WEEKLY SESSIONS WITH JOANIE AND ADAM FROM THE CHILDREN CENTRE - THIS INVOLVES DANCE, STORIES, LIBRARY BEING EXAMPLES - WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING SOME SONGS WITH JOAN AND WILL BE PERFORMING THESE TO THE PARENTS ON THE 23RD OF MAY AT TOTS AT 2.30PM WITH A CAKE SALE YUM ;)
WE HAVE HAD A STRONG SCHOOL LINK AND PROGRAM THIS YEAR WHERE THE CHILDREN THAT ARE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER HAVE HAD REGULAR VISITS WITH A TEACHER FROM TOTS ALL YEAR TO MEET THE CHILDREN, THE TEACHER, GET USED TO WHAT WILL BE THERE NEW CLASS, PLAY ON THE ADVENTURE AND THIS WILL FINISH THIS TERM WITH A TEDDY BEARS PICNIC THEN TO BE FOLLOWED WITH INDEPENDENT VISITS WITHOUT A TEACHER FROM TOTS FOR THE LAST TERM.....