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Jigsaw @ Bluebells Children’s Centre - Stanton | Community Directory

Jigsaw @ Bluebells Children’s Centre - Stanton

General Details

Children's centres offer a range of services for families with children from birth to five in Suffolk, in a location that is handy for them. Find out more about Children's Centres: 


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Who to contact

Debbie Frost
01359 254282
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Where to go

Jigsaw @ Bluebells Children’s Centre
Bluebells Children's Centre
Bury Lane
IP31 2DE
Area served
Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds
Parking available

Days & Times

Please contact Bluebells Children's Centre for more details, 01359 254282

Other details

Cost Details
Most children's centre services are free, however there may be a small cost towards some activities for equipment, food or drink.
Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation details
Sure Start Children’s Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can receive seamless holistic integrated services and information, and where they can access help from multi-disciplinary teams of professionals.


Please see the link to the above website for more details, guidance and assistance. Links up with health services, schools, training and employment services and other organisations to provide a wide range of services. Services: Early learning and childcare. Effective links with Jobcentre Plus. Base for childminder network. Child and family health services. Support for children and parents with special needs. Family support and parental outreach services. Free group sessions including Infant Massage, Tiny Tots, Stay and Play, Young Parents Group and a Childminding Support Group. Also free drop in during Centre opening times.

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Children’s Centre Name and Address:

Jigsaw and Bluebells Children’s Centres


Bury Lane


Bury St Edmunds


Contact Details:

01359 254282


Email Address



Named SEND Contact for our Centre:

Leasa Finney

How does Bluebells and Jigsaw Childrens Centre cater for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?


Children's Centres are for families with children under five. In Suffolk we have joined up our Children’s Centres with our Health Visiting service, as we believe this will provide you with the best care and support. The Children's Centre teams are made up of Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Family Support Practitioners and Support and Information officers.


At the Childrens Centre, we are committed to promoting and providing high quality learning and play opportunities. We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment. The centre has an equal opportunity policy which is reviewed as a minimum yearly. We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.


Where possible, all our group activities are planned to meet individual children’s needs. We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, and will capture evidence of your child’s progress as she/he attends the centre. Play sessions will offer activities which can be arranged on different heights including floor level and we can adapt sessions to meet individual’s needs. All our toys and equipment are suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years and we have a range of specialist resources, including sensory equipment.


We offer a range of parenting courses to help support parents in managing challenging behaviours. Please see our timetable for full lists of groups and for more information.


How will staff support my child's needs?


Staff are on hand during our activities and can offer help and support as required. One-to-one support is available for families in the home and we will work in partnership with you and other agencies in meeting your families and child’s individual needs. Your child is at the heart of our service, and should you require additional help, we will work with you to help identify any areas of concern, ensuring your child’s wishes and feelings are at the centre of the support. We are trained to use the Common Assessment Framework to ensure that we are able to undertake a good assessment of your child’s needs, recognising and building on their strengths.

Information, advice and guidance is available and we can help to signpost you to other relevant local services and support as required. These can include


The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) which provides information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0-25 and their parents, about education, health and social care

Suffolk Early Learning Together Service

Speech and Language Therapists

Behavioural Support Services

Specialist Services


When it is time for your child to start attending nursery or school, we can support you the transition period as we know this can be both challenging and an emotional time. Together, we can develop a transition passport which will help ensure that there is a smooth transition for you and your child.


We work closely with other agencies in the community and have links with Stowmarket Opportunity Group, which offers families a range of support services and where children with SEN can access play activities.


What arrangements are in place to ensure that Bluebells and Jigsaw Childrens Centres are accessible for children and families with special educational needs and/or disability?


Our Centres are DDA compliant and are fully accessible from all entrances and exits. The centre at Stanton has a disabled parking space outside the front entrance.


Our outdoor play area consists of some concrete, grass and covered areas. The garden has a mixture of high and low level beds, where children can dig, plant and watch things grow. Within the centres we have accessible toilets with baby change facilities which include emergency alarms. All the rooms have non slip flooring and carpeted area.


The furniture within the centre is entirely moveable and adaptable allowing us the flexibility of creating and moving spaces if required. All resources and equipment are displayed at child-height, and are fully accessible, allowing children to make independent choices about their play.


What training or experience do the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have?

The centre is an inclusive setting with staff experienced and trained in early years care and education.

Staff Training undertaken includes


ECAT – Every Child a Talker

Autism Awareness and supporting families

WelComm – staff are trained to undertake WelComm (Speech & Language) assessments and support parents in helping their child’s language development

Elklan – training to support staff working with children with speech, language and communication needs


Relationships build brains


Build and maintain relationships

Characteristics of effective learning

Children, trauma and violence


Helping parents who misuse substances


Incredible years 0-5



Who can I contact for further information?

Debbie Frost – Health & Children’s Centre Manager

Local Offer contact for enquiries about special educational needs and disabilities Leasa Finney Telephone 01359 254282 Email bluebells@suffolk.gov.uk Conditions Supported Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties

Leasa Finney
01359 254282
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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