We are a registered Pre-School, part of Barming Primary School, that successfully operated in the Scout Hut between 1977 and March 2023 before moving to our new home at Barming Primary School. Our aim is to provide quality care and education for children in a safe and secure environment.
We aim to ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
The Pre-school is regularly inspected by OFSTED. Therefore, our Staff are qualified as to the requirements of OFSTED and also undertake training in additional specialiased areas. Every member of staff has a DSB and undertakes regular First Aid Training. The staff also receive training in Child Protection. We welcome support from the Specialist Teachers.
We are registered to claim grant funding from Kent County Council for eligible three and four your old children. We also accept Childcare Vouchers. Additionally we are registered to claim free for 2 funding for children whose parents meet the necessary criteria.
We are registered for up to 32 children per session (at present) and are fully staffed in excess of the minimum requirements of OFSTED. We are open term time only and follow the same opening pattern as Barming Primary School. We take children from approximately two years old.
We are open for ten sessions a week: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The Tuesday & Thursday afternoon sessions are currently Rising School sessions.
At present our fees are £12.00 per session with a £5.00 charge for lunch. Fees are due at the beginning of each half term but arrangements can be made for payment to be made weekly if necessary.
From September 2023 our fees are changing to £16.50 per session with a £5.00 charge for lunch. Breakfast and After-School provision is currently being looked into to start in September. Our current pricing is looking to be 7.30am to 9am: £9.50 and 3.30pm to 6pm: £15 this is subject to change.
We operate a key person scheme. We believe that children settle best when they have a person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs.
We maintain a waiting list and parents/carers are always welcome to visit the setting with their child prior to enrolling and also again shortly before the child starts attending.
The Aim of Barming Pre-School is to provide quality care and education for children in a safe and secure environment.
To endorse this Aim Barming Pre-School will:
Provide accommodation and equipment and engage staff.
Raise money to pay for the Pre-school's activities and make such payments as shall be necessary.
Claim educational Grant from K.C.C for eligible children and collect the fees payable in respect of children attending the Pre-school.
Control the admission of children to the Pre-school and, if necessary, require parents or guardians to remove them.
Respect the fact that parents are the first educators of their children and encourage their involvement.
Take any action as may benefit the group.
Equality Of Opportunity
We aim to ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic, heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
We aim to:
Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.