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Kesgrave Playschool

Pre-School Playgroup

Kesgrave Playschool is a small, friendly and welcoming playschool working in partnership with families and carers to nurture each unique child's learning and development so they become competent learners who are resilient, capable, confident and assured. 

An experienced and professional staff operate from a large room in Millenium Jubilee Hall, Millenium Way, Kesgrave, with an outside play area, (both of which children can use at will and flow freely through) and associated kitchen and toilet areas, to provide an emotionally supportive, secure environment within which each child can (through planned, purposeful play with a balance of adult led and child-initiated activities) develop in his/her unique way at his/her own individual pace. 

We are a voluntary business operating with a management committee and 6 paid staff. The committee is responsible for making sure that the Playschool runs efficiently, safely, within the law and meets the needs of the children and the parents that use it. In addition we have a fundraising committee whose sole purpose is to raise money for the Playschool and raise awareness. We are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA). Our constitution is a PLA and governs how we operate. 

We employ 6 staff who work directly with the children. We have a wealth of experience between us with our childcare qualifications ranging from a level 3 to level 6. Our staff have been with us for a number of years ranging from 2 years to 15 years. Our manager has been a constant and works at Kesgrave and Martlesham Playschool. Within our staff team we have a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator). 

We run our sessions on a term time basis according to SCC dates and are open from 09:00 to 12:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, plus 12.00 to 3.00 on Tuesday and Thursday.  We run a lunch club on Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 subject to demand only. We are building our numbers, ensuring that children receive a fun, enjoyable and safe experience. All resources are suitable for the children who attend. There is an adequate range available to promote children's learning. They are at child height and labelled to help children self select their chosen activity. 

We plan for our children using the EYFS development matters as a guide to development. Staff members support the children's development by forming trusting relationships which gives a secure base from which to promote each child's learning journey. Each child has a designated 'Key Person', who will develop a relationship with the child and the parents/carers. Each staff member is responsible for planning for their key children. Staff observe children to see what their interests and capabilities are which inform what they plan for the week. Planning is also spontaneous and responds to children's enjoyment. Parents/carers are fully involved in the process we value their contributions and recognise that they are the main educator for the child and the person that knows them best. 

Who to contact

Name
Caroline Swale
Position
Business Manager
Telephone
07746 907060
Email
mplayschool@btinternet.com
Website
http://mandkplayschools.co.uk
Address
Millennium Jubilee Hall
Millennium Way
Kesgrave
Postcode
IP5 2EN

Where to go

Name
Millennium Jubilee Hall
Address
Millennium Way
Kesgrave
Postcode
IP5 2EN
Area served
Kesgrave
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Public car park along the path
Notes

Bus Route 66.

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£14.30 Per session
£5.00 Lunch Club - Per day
Cost Details
Lunch club is run subject to demand on a Monday and Friday.
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Notes

We accept children to playschool and the waiting list from all areas whether within our "catchment" or further afield.

We offer the 30 hours funded entitlement, with the 30 hours split between ourselves and Martlesham Playschool in Deben Avenue (or another provider if preferred).

We look forward to welcoming you for a visit, just give us a call on 07746 907060 to arrange a suitable time.

 

Last Updated
12/01/2018

Who to contact

Name
Caroline Swale
Position
Business Manager
Address
Millennium Jubilee Hall
Millennium Way
Kesgrave
Postcode
IP5 2EN
Venue Notes

Bus Route 66.

Telephone
07746 907060
Email
mplayschool@btinternet.com
Website
http://mandkplayschools.co.uk
Charity Commissioning Number
288268

Venue Details

Venue
Millennium Jubilee Hall
Address
Millennium Way
Kesgrave
Postcode
IP5 2EN
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Public car park along the path
Notes

Bus Route 66.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
Martlesham Playschool, Deben Avenue, Martlesham, IP5 3QR. Tel 01473 625986, email mplayschool@btinternet.com

Vacancies

Last updated
25/07/2017
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Please contact Kesgrave Playschool for vacancy information. A few spaces on Mon & Fri AMs, and Tues & Thurs PMs.

Days & times

Monday: 09.00 - 12.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 3.00
Thursday: 09.00 - 3.00
Friday: 09.00 - 12.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Before a child starts we find out from parents their child's dietary needs, including allergies.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes
Hypermobility

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£14.30 Per session
£5.00 Lunch Club - Per day
Details
Lunch club is run subject to demand on a Monday and Friday.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Take children on outings, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Notes

We accept children to playschool and the waiting list from all areas whether within our "catchment" or further afield.

We offer the 30 hours funded entitlement, with the 30 hours split between ourselves and Martlesham Playschool in Deben Avenue (or another provider if preferred).

We look forward to welcoming you for a visit, just give us a call on 07746 907060 to arrange a suitable time.

 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
12/01/2018

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY482629
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/09/2016EYR InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential.  We have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Equality Act 2010).  We include all children who attend the setting in our provision.  We provide practitioners to help support children with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities.  We identify the specific neeeds of children with SEN/Disabilities and meet those needs through using a range of strategies.  We work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children's needs.  We monitor and review our practice and provision, and if necessary make adjustments.  Our SENCo is Nicki Walker and she has completed the Suffolk accredited SENCo training.

Contact
Nicki Walker
Telephone
07746 907060
Email
mplayschool@btinternet.com
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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