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Dingley's Promise - Reading

 BFfC Funded

Dingley's Promise provide a place where children - from birth to five years - with special needs and disabilities come to develop skills through play. More than this, it is a place where their parents and carers are welcome, where they can make friends and share experiences.

Dingley's Promise offer play scheme sessions across the year for children aged 0-5 years with SEND, this service offers much needed respite for parents and carers.

Dingley's Promise introduced a fee structure on 1st April 2017 in response to changes to government funding for services. We are committed to ensuring that no child will miss out on our services because their family cannot pay, and to ensure this is the case we have a range of bursaries available to families in different circumstances.

For further details on dates and costs please contact our individual centres. Waiting list in operation.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Farmer
Contact Position
Centre Manager
Telephone
0118 3277424
E-mail
admin.reading@dingley.org.uk
Website
Dingley's Promise

Where to go

Name
Kennet Walk Community Centre
Address
Kennet Walk
Off Kenavon Drive
READING
Postcode
RG1 3GD

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Thursday 09:15 - 12:15 & 12:45 - 14:45
Friday 09:15 - 12:15

Other Details

Costs

Details
Dingley’s Promise introduced a fee structure on 1st April 2017 in response to changes to government funding for services. We are committed to ensuring that no child will miss out on our services because their family cannot pay, and to ensure this is the case we have a range of bursaries available to families in different circumstances.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Age Ranges
0-5

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Hydrocephalus
Hyperactivity
Language impairment
Hearing Impairment
Heart conditions
Mobiltiy difficulties
Motor impairment
Learning difficulties
Memory difficulties
Physical impairment
Prader Willie
ADD & Hyperactivity
rare genetic syndrome
ADHD
muscular dystrophy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Partially sighted
Autism
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Autistic spectrum
Sign Language (BSL)
behavioural problems
Renal failure
Adults with SEN
Aspergers Syndrome
Serious allergy
Cancer
Speech & Language difficulties
Cerebral Palsy
Spinal problems
Stoma care
Challenging Behaviour
Bowel disfunction
Social & Emotional needs
Brain damage
BSL Sign Language
Spastic diplagia
Delayed speech
Wheelchair user
Developmental delay
Williams Syndrome
Diabetes
Toileting Assistance
Visual impairment
Walking disability
Cystic Fibrosis
Dyspraxia
Emotional needs
Endocrine problems
Yes
Dietary needs
Downs syndrome
Dyslexia
General Special Needs
Global Development Delay
Epilepsy
Feeding assistance

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
As part of out referral pathway we invite families to attend our Stay & Play sessions on the 3rd Friday of each month 1 - 2.30 pm. A session for children and their parents/carers, providing fun opportunities to increase social interaction, creative play, physical skills and communication. It is also an opportunity for parents and carers to form friendships with other parents and share knowledge and experiences, with the support from our Family Support Worker.
Date updated
30/09/2019
Immediate Vacancies for 30 Hour Place
No

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
No
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
No
30 Hours Partner Summary
Dingley's Promise is committed to working with families to find other settings that they can share provision with if they want to access their 30 hour entitlement. Many of our children access split provision as part of their individual pathway, spending time at Dingley's Promise and also time in a mainstream nursery, meaning we can help families to access the full 30 hours in this way if they want to.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:15 14:45
Tuesday 09:15 14:45
Wednesday 09:15 14:45
Thursday 09:15 14:45
Friday 09:15 12:15

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY428241
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/02/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
23/04/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Contact Name
Catherine McLeod
Contact Email
catherine.mcleod@dingley.org.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Needs Level
High
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Local Offer Updated
17/09/2019
Download more Local Offer details for Dingley's Promise - Reading - Local Offer 2019-2020 here...

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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