abc Preschool opened in 2002 and operates from purpose-built premises in the grounds of the Primary School in Stratford St Mary. Stratford St Mary is a rural village in Suffolk. We are run by a committee and are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Our Ofsted inspection, October 2018 rated us as Outstanding in all areas.
The premises have suitable access and facilities for the disabled. The setting comprises of two working classrooms (one incorporating a kitchen area), a foyer, an office and a toileting area, including nappy changing facilities. Our outside area comprises of a large garden, approximately 80ft long, which has a climbing frame with slide and house, mud kitchen, water wall, pirate ship, low level climbing frame, music wall, bug hotel, natural and sensory herb garden with vegetable patch. We like to be outside quite a bit during our school day and are also lucky to have an outside classroom which is situated next to the main building.
The Preschool is registered on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of Childcare Register. The Preschool can support children who have Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities and those for whom English is an additional language. We have spaces from ages two to rising five years. The Setting is open each week day from 08:45 – 15:00.
There are currently 30 children on roll and children come from the local area, surrounding villages as well as Colchester. The preschool employs 7 members of staff at present one at Level 6, 3 at Level 3 and 1 at level 2, two members of our staff are supply practitioners, holding all the relevant Safeguarding, DBS, First Aid and Food Hygiene qualifications. The leader is SENCo qualified.
Our Setting supports all children including those with additional needs and for whom English is an additional language. We support as much as possible, including books in their language, some words around the setting and celebrating their culture and festivals where possible.
Please contact us for further information.