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Risby Preschool and Childcare Services

Pre-School Playgroup

Risby Preschool was established in the early seventies in Risby Village hall.  Since September 2012 moved into a purpose built building close to the Primary School offering extended services to the community.  We are a registered charity who welcome all children and continue to strive to develop our setting to meet the needs of the children we care for.  Our Preschool Leader holds a Childcare Level 5 qualification and two members of staff are Special Educational Needs (SENCO) trained.  All other members of staff hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare.  The Preschool is Ofsted inspected, a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance and has gained the Every Child's A Talker Standard (ECAT). The Preschool follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which promotes learning through play and a whole range of activities. We have an enclosed outside play area with a variety of outdoor equipment. We have many activities on offer daily such as a book corner, sand and water play, painting, craft, a computer and role play. Ofsted quotes “The quality and standards of care are good”, “Children relish their time at the Preschool”, “The quality of teaching and learning is extremely good”, and “Snack time is a lovely social occasion”.

Who to contact

Rachel Crouch
Centre Co-ordinator
Risby Preschool & Childcare Services
Aylmer Close
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6RT
01284 810794
Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Alymer Close
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6RT
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Parents/carers can use the village hall car park next to our building which has 40+ spaces

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact Risby Preschool and Childcare Services for current vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We cater for all dietary needs-vegetrian, vegan, nut allergy and all religious beliefs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Our Preschool Leader (SENCo) holds a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator qualification. Four members of staff have attended Makaton training level 1 & 2. Makaton is used by staff throughout the day and a different Makaton sign is taught to the preschool children each week.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.75 Lunch Club - Per day
£11.25 2 years plus - Per session
Preschool Children are welcome to attend the before and afterschool school sessions from the age of 3 years old.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Allotment, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, TV, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Risby CEVCP School (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s)

Two year old's are welcome to attend our setting from 8.45am-3.15pm term time  

Offers Tax Free Childcare
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
25/11/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
03/05/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our setting Manager and the Preschool Leader both hold a Special Educational Needs Diasability qualification. Five members of staff have attended Makaton trained.  Makaton is used by staff throughout the day and a different Makaton sign is taught to the preschool children each week.

Our staff have completed training and experience of implementing Targeted Plans for children within the setting to meet their individual needs. Parent/carer input and participation in this process is paramount.

All staff have experience of Multi-Agency liaisons in order for every child to thrive within our setting. 


Rachel Crouch
01284 810794
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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