Welcome to Topsie Rabbit Kindergarten - caring for children since 1988
Part Time Vacancy for January 2015.
Minimum level 2 childcare qualification required, ability to work until 6pm once or twice a week,
pop in for an application form or call for more details.
Topsie Rabbit is committed to Safeguarding Children and the successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS and Reference checks.
Closing date 28 November 2014.
Latest News - MANY THANKS
Children In Need - children and staff wore a onesie, pj's or fancy dress and raised £57.00
Macmillan coffee morning raised an amazing £175.93 - See Gillingham Matters P20 and Gillingham and Shaftesbury Guide P4.
Thank you to all our parents for their lovely comments this term see our new testimonials in the office window.
Funding for 2 year oldsspaces available - subject to meeting certain criteria. Pop in or call for an instant check and answer.
Ofsted March 2014 - quoted - Children are: happy and settled, develop a strong sense of belonging, behave well, enjoy their time, feel secure, are well cared for, develop a strong sense of belonging, develop increasing independence. Staff: are enthusiastic and work well together as a team, use a clear assessment system, promote children's healthy lifestyles well, approachable and supportive, know children extremely well as individuals, meet every child's needs well, ask questions and encourage children to think, have good understanding of how to protect children from harm, children are well supervised to keep them safe. Improvements: Sand pit area completed Oct 13 / Den Building Feb 14 / Mud Kitchen April 14 - ALL COMPLETE - Sensory room now in use October 2014.
Please call or email for more details and arrange a viewing, completed registration guarantee's your place.
Topsie Rabbit covers all 7 areas of the (EYFS) Early Years Foundation Stage through active learning and play. Activities on offer include messy play, sand, water, art and craft activities, natural and malleable materials, cooking, specific job roles - risk assessor/weather person/ postman to name but a few.
There is an ICT area, quiet/book corner, role play, music sessions, cookery, small world and a wide variety of table top, floor equipment and DMP (Developmental Movement Play). The children’s learning is extended through visiting local places of interest such as the museum, library, vets and shops.
Topsie children take part in an annual sports day, a leavers concert, a day trip with their parent/carer, a Summer fete, Christmas party, swimming and/or forest school (subject to availability).
Topsie encourages parental involvement and offers frequent information evenings, stay and play, meetings with key person, home targets, and viewing of your child's Learning Journey as often as parents wish.
During our sessions we offer healthy snacks with plenty of fruit and vegetables, some of which the children have grown. Children are encouraged to be independent learners by helping prepare their own snack and gain knowledge of general health and safety by risk assessing their play area daily. A summer holiday club runs subject to demand.