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GET TO

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Working to build the
foundations for amazing
futures for little ones

KNOW US

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ETHOS

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Ditton Church Pre-School was opened in January 2001 and is run by a Management Committee. It was originally set up by St Peter’s Church, Ditton and a small committee of parents. The Pre-School started with six children, has grown considerably over the years and continues to thrive.

 

All our staff hold, or are working towards a Pre-School qualification and staff and regular volunteers are checked by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

 

The Pre-School is registered with the KCC and offers funding for three and four year olds and also for some two year olds subject to eligibility.

The Pre-School is also registered with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). Our last Ofsted inspection took place in May 2022 and we were rated as a Good setting.

Ethos

REGISTRATION

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We offer a warm welcome for each individual child and family, and  provide a caring environment within which all children can learn and develop as they play. We run four morning sessions - Monday to Thursday, and four afternoon sessions - Monday, to Thursday, during normal school term times. Some of the afternoon sessions are for our Rising Stars; that is those children due to start at infant school the following September.
 

Whilst we are a church Pre-School, we welcome children from all backgrounds and beliefs. We celebrate the main Church of England festivals, some in the Church Building, and will inform parents in advance of these occasions. We are linked to St Peter's Church and Reverend Ross Terranova warmly welcomes all pre-school families.  Ross is also the Chairperson of our Pre-School Committee. For more information about St Peter's Church please visit the website www.dittonchurch.org.uk. Other religions and festivals are recognised over the course of the year as part of our extensive Personal, Social and Emotional development curriculum.

OFSTED

In May 2022,
we were graded as an 
GOOD setting.
Please find the report here
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TIMES & FEES

Morning session 9.00 – 12.00

£18.00

 

Afternoon session 12.30 – 15.30

£18.00

Mid-day session 12.00 – 12.30

   £5.50

Session hourly rate

£6.00 (except mid-day care)

 

Please note

There is a consumables charge of 40p per session to help towards, for example snacks and cookery ingredients. 

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Registration & Ofsted
Times & Fees

TESTIMONIALS

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A huge Thank you! 

Thank you for being there for Erin and helping her grow. You have all done a wonderful job in a very tough year

You are all so appreciated

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Thank you so much for making Alexander's pre school experience such a happy and exciting one. He has learnt so much and grown socially and academically.

We recognise this is down to the hard work and dedication of all the staff at Pre school

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"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your staff for the hard work that you put into transition this year. Your staff passed on some really useful information and tips to help the children settle into Year R"


(Headteacher, Ditton Infant School)

Testimonals

FUNDING

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Funding for Three and Four Year Olds

The term after they become three, all children are entitled to fifteen hours of free childcare for 38 weeks per year. 
 

Funding for Two Year Olds
Some two year olds are able to take up fifteen hours of free childcare per week, subject to eligibility.
 

Working Parents 

Some children are eligible for extended funding, up to thirty hours, if both parents work a minimum of sixteen hours per week each. Single working parents may also be eligible. For more information on all of the above please visit childcare choices
 

EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium) 

Your setting may be able to claim additional funding once for a 3/4 year old child depending on eligibility. This money is for the setting to spend in a way which will benefit your child.
 

DAF (Disability Access Fund) 
If your child is in receipt of disability learning allowance and receives funding from Pre-School, we may be able to able to apply for some additional funding for the setting to provide any additional support, training or resources which may be required.

Funding at Ditton Church Pre-School

The funding for all three year old children will be applied for by us. All you need to do is complete the form we will give you.


Free funding for two year olds - If you feel you may be eligible please apply via this link

Extended (up to 30 hours funding) at
Ditton Church Pre-School

At Ditton Church Pre-School we are unable to offer the full 30 hours as we are open for only 24 hours per week. However, where we have spaces available above 15 hours we will accept extra funded hours from eligible families. Our funded hours will be between 9.00 - 12.00 and 12.30 - 3.30 on

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Funding
Staff

STAFF

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

OF TALENTED, DEDICATED STAFF

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AMY
Deputy Supervisor
,
SenCo and

 Key Person
First Aid trained

I started work at the Pre-School as Catering Assistant and In April 2014, after completing my studies I became a Preschool Practitioner. I then progressed from  Level 2 qualification to  Level 3  in Early Years. I really enjoy working with the children and watching them develop. I have now been promoted to Deputy Supervisor and I am also the  Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for the setting. 

LYN
Pre School Practitioner
Deputy DSL and Key person
First Aid trained

 I have had the absolute pleasure of working at Ditton Church Pre-School and playing with all the lovely children since September 2011. Since starting I have found the time to study and qualify for NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Early Years Foundation Stage. I have a long connection to the Pre-School as my son was one of the first children to attend. My daughter followed 2 years later and I am very pleased to say that several staff members are still part of the Pre-School – proving what a lovely environment it is to be part of.

SHERI
Pre School Practitioner and key person
First Aid trained

I was new to the area, moving locally in March 2019, so working at Ditton Church Pre-School has helped me to feel part of the community. I am married with three children and two grandchildren, who are my absolute world. I have been a qualified Pre-School Practitioner since 2005 when I achieved my Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice. I an the partnership with parents representative for the setting.

LAUREN
Pre School Practitioner
and Key Person
First Aid trained

My first contact with DCPS was as a parent, as both of my children attended and loved their time at Pre School. In 2015 I joined the staff team as Bank Staff covering staff training and sick days.

Over the years I have learnt so much about child development and care and I am thrilled to have  joined the permanent staff team as a Preschool Preschool Practitioner having achieved a  Level 3 qualification in Early Years. I am the Health and Safety Representative for the setting.

STACEY
Pre School Apprentice Practitioner
and key person.
First Aid trained.

KIRSTY
Pre School Apprentice Practitioner
and Key Person
First Aid trained

SANDIE

I am Childcare Development Practitioner at Ditton Church Pre-School and I have a Level 4 qualification in Early years. Until  2013 I was Deputy Supervisor for the Pre-school. My current role draws on all of my past experience in childcare, and involves assisting the Wendy with management tasks and researching current childcare views and legislation. I enjoy working as part of a strong team who all have a shared passion for ensuring that our Pre-School children have a happy and positive early learning experience with us.

JANE

My three children all started their education at Ditton Church Pre-School and I had the privilege of being a member of the Management Committee whilst they attended. I enjoyed it so much that I then joined the team as Administrator. I love being part of the lively, happy Pre-School team. 

BANK STAFF

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We have some Bank Staff who cover for practitioners

when they are sick, at meetings or on training courses.

Laura
BANK STAFF

Chloe
BANK STAFF

Jane
BANK STAFF

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POLICIES

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Please click on the links below

to read our policies. 

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Wendy
Amy
Lyn
Sheri
Lauren
Kirsty
Stacey
Jane
Bank Staff
Sandie

WENDY
Pre School Supervisor,
Designated Safeguarding  
Lead (DSL)
and Key Person
First Aid trained

My family consists of my husband, my two grown-up children and our much loved dog! I have worked at Ditton Church Pre-School since January 2004 and love working with a team who are passionate about the work they do and supporting children and families.

I have early years qualifications at Levels 2, 3 and 4 and have undertaken leadership and management training, amongst many other courses.After working as Deputy Supervisor for many years, I took on the role of Supervisor in May 2011 and enjoy my diverse role of both working with the children and managing the day to day running of the setting and my amazing team of staff. I am also the named Safeguarding representative for the Pre-School.

POLICIES

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