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Sandcastle Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup

Sandcastle Playgroup is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and managed by a board of ‘Trustees’.  Once your child joins our playgroup, you will be invited to become a member of the group. 

Positioned in a purpose built area within Castle Manor Academy, we offer a wide variety of stimulating resources in an environment which reflects young children’s interests.

Whilst we are independent from Castle Manor Academy, we work in close partnership with the school for the benefit of both settings 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance to create fun activities unique to each child’s style of learning. 

Children are supported by experienced and highly qualified staff who aim to inspire and motivate children to believe in themselves and become the best they can possibly be.

Who to contact

Name
Mrs Janette Godfrey
Position
Manager
Telephone
01440 705660
Mobile
07442531835
Email
sandcastles@castlemanor.org.uk
Website
http://www.sandcastleplaygroup.co.uk/
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Address
c/o Castle Manor Academy
Eastern Avenue
HAVERHILL
Suffolk
Postcode
CB9 9JE

Where to go

Name
c/o Castle Manor Academy
Address
Eastern Avenue
Haverhill
Suffolk
Postcode
CB9 9JE
Area served
Haverhill
Venue Email
Sandcastles@castlemanor.org.uk
Venue Website
http://www.sandcastleplaygroup.co.uk/
Parking details
some parking available on school site

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per session
£5.00 Lunch Club - Per day
£15.00 3 years plus - Per session
£5.00 Extended hour
Cost Details
* Individual circumstances considered and to be advised on an individual basis. * Twins or siblings on register at the same time.
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Last Updated
19/10/2017

Who to contact

Name
Mrs Janette Godfrey
Position
Manager
Address
c/o Castle Manor Academy
Eastern Avenue
HAVERHILL
Suffolk
Postcode
CB9 9JE
Telephone
01440 705660
Mobile
07442531835
Email
sandcastles@castlemanor.org.uk
Website
http://www.sandcastleplaygroup.co.uk/
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook

Venue Details

Venue
c/o Castle Manor Academy
Address
Eastern Avenue
Haverhill
Suffolk
Postcode
CB9 9JE
Venue Email
Sandcastles@castlemanor.org.uk
Venue Website
http://www.sandcastleplaygroup.co.uk/
Parking available
Parking details
some parking available on school site

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
26/07/2017
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Please contact Sandcastle Playgroup for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday AM: 08:30 - 11:30
Monday to Friday PM: 12:30 - 3:30
Monday to Friday: 11:30 - 12:30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - All activities planned to suit individual needs. 5 staff level 3, 1 Admin staff level 2 & 2 staff with level 6 degree BA (hons). All staff extremely experienced with a wide range of diverse resources.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - A healthy snack bar is provided by experienced staff. We ensure all individual dietary needs are met. Multicultural foods are regularly offered.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Autism, long QT Syndrome, Global development delay, Speach delay, Nut Allergies, Glaucoma, ODD, Pallisler-killan syndrome.We have a setting SENCO & ELLP.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Milas Syndrome
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per session
£5.00 Lunch Club - Per day
£15.00 3 years plus - Per session
£5.00 Extended hour
Details
* Individual circumstances considered and to be advised on an individual basis. * Twins or siblings on register at the same time.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet reptile, Pets, Playroom, Sensory play equipment, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
19/10/2017

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY371488
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/01/2009EYR InspectionOutstanding
10/07/2015EYR InspectionOutstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At Sandcastles we believe that every family and child has the right to access high quality early years provision whatever their needs and disabilities.  We are committed to create an Ethos in which everyone is treated with equal importance, feels valued and welcome.  

As well as having a wealth of experience in specialist support for a wide range of needs, Sandcastle staff are highly qualified.  One member of staff uses a wheelchair, one member of staff is a mum of two children on the Autistic Spectrum, two members of staff have a recognised SENCO qualification and all staff have attended specialist SEND workshops.  However, as every child we meet is unique, we ensure that work closely with the child, family and relevant outside agencies to keep us up to date with the information required to give the child the very best support and care.

As a setting, Sandcastles have been used as a case study for excellent inclusive practice by the Family and Childcare Trust.  Video’s of the setting are used as a resource for parents, training other settings and Local Authorities.

We were recently nominated and shortlisted for Suffolk’s Raising the Bar Innovation Award for Inclusive Practice, for which we are very proud.

Contact
Janette Godfrey
Telephone
01440 705660
Email
Sandcastles@Castlemanor.org.uk
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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