Save our Pals Service!
We are devastated to announce that our award winning community service The Play and Learn Scheme, which has been operating in the Ramsgate and Margate community for over 19 years, is under threat of closure as we have been informed that further funding for this invaluable service has not been allocated by Kent County Council.
After 19 years of supporting the local community and our partners in Social Care, Health and Education, the loss of this service would be a tremendous blow to the families who use our home visiting and drop in services, the agencies who refer families to us and also to the staff employed to work with these vulnerable families. There have been over 1000 referrals to the PALS service.
Please help us to retain this vital service.
Whilst we continue to search for alternative funding, we ask for your help:
Raise the Profile of our fight to keep this service running - we are on
Facebook@TEYP Nurseries and Twitter @ Thanetearlyyear
Contact your local MP, local Councillor or Cabinet Member
If you know of any funding sources that we could explore, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details
Keep PALS in the Community!
Thanet Early Years Project
Term dates to end of term 6 2016.
3rd - 27th May 2016 All Nursery settings and Head office open
30th May 2016 Closed - bank holiday Monday
31st May - 3rd June 2016 Closed - term time only settings
31st May - 21st July 2016 All year round settings and Head Office open
6th June - 21st July 2016 Term time nursery open
22nd July 2016 Training Day /parent consultation
Term 1 2016 - 2017
5th September 2016 Training Day
6th September 2016 Open
Green - nursery settings closed - head office open Tel: 01843 591200
Blue - term time nursery setting closed
Red - nursery settings and head office closed due to bank holiday
Black - nursery settings and head office open.
Please check with your nursery manager if you are unsure of any opening times.
Wednesday 13th April 2016
PALS open new drop in group for Parents/Carers and children under 5 in Margate!
Thanet Early Years Project can now offer bespoke training, including
Thanet Early Years Project offers quality childcare in Ramsgate and 15 hours free entitlement per week term time to 3-4 year olds!
There are still some spaces available for September, 3 & 4 year funding and 2 year funding -
Growing Together Childcare Centre, Ramsgate
judged "Outstanding" by Ofsted April 2014
Call 03000 421061 and ask for Karen Sutherland
Hand in Hand Nursery @ Newlands Children's Centre, Ramsgate
judged "Good" by Ofsted October 2015
03000 420994 and ask for Vicky Astley
Explorers Nursery @ Priory Children's Centre, Ramsgate
judged "Good" by Ofsted May 2015
03000 422900 and ask for Emma Prentice
The Children's Nest Nursery, 12/12a School Lane, Ramsgate
judged "Good" by Ofsted July 2013
01843 607220 and ask for Mandy Hughes
You will NOT be charged a registration fee
to put your child's name down for a
Thanet Early Years Project nursery!
Thanet Early Years Project (TEYP) is a local voluntary organisation with charitable status.
Having been established in 1987, the main aims and objectives of TEYP remain unchanged and we continue to provide good quality, affordable childcare and education to children living in areas of socio-economic deprivation.
TEYP operates four full day care nurseries and crèche facilities across Thanet, all of which provide childcare and education to children from two years up to five years of age.
In addition, the Hand in Hand Nursery at Newlands Children's Centre, and the Explorers Nursery at Priory Children's Centre each house a baby unit offering a warm and caring envrionment for babies under the age of 2 years.
Our Growing Together Nursery at Newington Children's Centre is now a term time only, open plan family environment, allowing the children to free flow between the two rooms and the gardens.
Furthermore, TEYP also provide sessional creches in various locations around Thanet. This includes creches at Birchington Children's Centre, Garlinge Children's Centre, Callis Grange Children's Centre, Newington Children's Centre, Newlands Children's Centre and Cliftonville Children's Centre.
Thanet Early Years Project is committed to employing local people and currently employ around 63 people of whom at least 95% live in Thanet.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, engage with children and staff in policy and practice development, and proactively encourage feedback. The welfare of the child is paramount.
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRUSTEE OF THE PROJECT?
- call 01843 591200 or email email@example.com for an expression of interest pack.
The Food Information Regulation 2014.
A change in legislation relating to allergens found in food comes into place on the 13th December 2014, and Thanet Early Years Project as a childcare provider in England and Wales is required to comply with The Food Information Regulation 2014.
The Food Standards Agency has identified fourteen allergens present in some foods, which can cause some people to have an allergic reaction after consuming them. This new regulation introduces a requirement for food businesses including childcare providers to give information about the allergenic ingredients used in any foods we provide throughout the day, including snacks and food activities.
In addition to the foods we provide we also provide children with a variety of sensory experiences that are explored through messy play activities. These activities may include: custard, baked beans, spaghetti, jelly, corn flour and homemade play dough. These sensory activities and materials provide children with the opportunity to use all of their senses to explore ideas and concepts that might be too abstract for them to understand without these tactile experiences.
As of the 13th December 2014, we will notify parents/carers if any of these foods, both at snack times and as part of the children's play experiences, contain any of the fourteen allergens identified by the Food Standards Agency.
Great opportunities for experienced Level 2 Early Years qualified staff to work for the Project - see our vacancies page!
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