Alder Bridge Kindergarten
The two kindergartens are the pre-school groups for Alder Bridge Steiner Waldorf School located in Padworth. The curriculum followed by the school and the kindergartens is informed by the pedagogical philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. The kindergartens have been granted exemptions or modifications from certain aspects of the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) learning and development requirements in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, and Understanding the World, as well as from completing the EYFS Profile. The kindergartens can offer a total of 30 places per day for children aged 3-6 years. They have a large grassed outdoor area, with vegetable gardens, playhouses, mudpit, sandpit and slide. Indoors there is a playroom which includes activity tables.
Who to contact
Where to go
Bridge House, Mill Lane
- RG7 4JU
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 31.40 (without free entitlement 7.60 (with free entitlement) 40.90 (without free entitlement) per day 18.10 (with free entitlement) per day
- Has Provision
- Wheelchair access available at one of the Kindergarten entrances
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Can discuss provision dependent on Special Needs
- Careful assessment made before a place is offered to ensure the child's need can be met.
- Has Provision
- Can offer organic, wheat-free, vegetarian and vegan if required.
- Has Provision
- Celebrate all festivals througout the year.
- Immediate vacancies
- Vacancies for under 5s : 1 Vacancies for 5s & over : 1
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
- Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s) Places Start Age End Age 0 3 5 1 5 7
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
- Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 09:00 15:30 Tuesday 09:00 15:30 Wednesday 09:00 15:30 Thursday 09:00 15:30 Friday 09:00 15:30
- Offers pickups
The Kindergarten is the pre-school group for the Alder Bridge Steiner Waldorf School located in Padworth. The school and the Kindergarten follow the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and the curriculum developed from this. The Kindergarten has been granted exemptions or modifications from certain aspects of the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) learning and development requirements in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, and Understanding the World, as well as from completing the EYFS Profile. The Kindergarten can offer 24 places per day, for children aged 3-6 years. It has a large grassed outdoor area, with vegetable gardens, playhouses, mudpit, and slide. Indoors there is a playroom which includes activity tables.
- Contact Name
- Joanna Box
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Local Offer Age Bands
1 to 4
5 to 7
Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings
If a parent or member of staff has a concern that a child has additional needs this concern is taken to the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). After discussion with parents and appropriate members of staff a decision is made on seeking external professional advice and on planning supportive action in the kindergarten.
Parents will be involved from the beginning when a concern is raised. When the decision is made that a child needs additional support parents will be consulted about any proposed IPP (Individual Play Plan) and will also be invited to contribute at review meetings of the IPP. Teacher and/or SENCo will also communicate to parents at other times verbally (meeting or telephone) and in writing.
The kindergartens do not follow the general pattern of the EYFS curriculum and follow their own curriculum instead. If necessary, curriculum activities would be adjusted as far as reasonably possible to enable a child to participate as fully as they are able, and children would also be supported in play.
The SENCo and other staff members endeavour to adapt the regular routine and activities of the kindergartens so that all children can be included as far as possible, and to give extra support to children where needed. For example, where support is needed with communication the setting will endeavour to facilitate the use of enabling strategies (eg photo books) and to provide staff with the necessary skills.
Additional needs and specific support is assessed prior to admission. Where practical every effort is made to accommodate the needs of the child. Regular assessments are made to ensure that a child's needs can continue to be met.
A child will be regularly observed and these observations plus the regular review of a child’s IPP will be shared with parents.
The kindergartens follow their own curriculum and this will be adjusted as far as reasonably possible to enable every child to participate as fully as they are able: for example movements in the ringtime can be organised to have more ‘sitting’ songs to enable a child with mobility challenges to participate more fully. Also children are welcome to use their own pushchairs or our special wagon when we go on our weekly walk.
Both rooms are on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is possible. .
Relevant reports will be shared with staff at a new setting, and staff at the new setting are invited to meet / observe the child in the kindergarten and to meet with the SENCo and other staff members.
Parents are invited to participate in regular reviews with the Kindergarten Teacher and SENCo.
Contact the Admissions Co-Ordinator on 0118 971 4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents are advised to address any comments or concerns to the Kindergarten Teacher in the first instance, or the Education Manager if issues are unresolved. The Concerns and Complaints procedure is available on our website or from the school office.
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