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Who are we?
We provide care for children aged 3 months to 13 years 51 weeks of the year. Our opening times are 7.30am-6pm (excluding bank holidays) with all our rooms divided in to different ages and ratios. We’re situated in the grounds of Horndean Technology College, and all sites are OFSTED registered.
The Baby Bungalow which age range is 3 months to 2 years, is at the front of the school in its own self-contained and secure building. Toddler room, which age range is 2-3 years, Preschool, which age range is 3-4 years and our Out of schools Club are a situated in a larger self-contained building on the other side of the main school.
Each team member at Dimension Childcare is appropriately trained and have relevant experience for the age range they work with. All our early years staff are level 3 qualified or above and are fully trained in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene. They also have extensive knowledge of the EYFS curriculum which we follow. We have a dedicated SEN coordinator, as well as diverse training for specific needs and medical conditions.
Out of schools club staff have the relevant experience in play work for school aged children. Our Out of schools team also have training in first aid and safeguarding.
We run a unique holiday club for school aged children that runs from 7.30am-6pm with half day options available. A booking form for the holiday club is required for all school aged children.
We provide breakfast, snack, a hot lunch with side and a pudding depending on each child’s individual hours of attendance. We work in partnership with a catering company called Hungry Monsters. The menu is a 3 weekly rolling menu, which also changes twice a year in line with the seasons. If you require an afternoon or full day session we ask you to provide a light tea or tea time snack.
We keep you informed about your child’s day via a user friendly app called Famly. This includes what your child has eaten, when they have slept and any nappy changes. Important information and updates, including important dates are uploaded regularly so we ask you to check the apps calendar. We also track and keep a journal of your child’s development, which we encourage parents to regularly add to.
We accept payments by cash, cheque, childcare vouchers, HMRC tax free childcare. Alternatively you can pay online using Scopay (more information will be provided upon registration).
Links to Scopay, Famly or our catering company can be found at the bottom of the page. Please find our latest Ofsted report here www.reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/110237