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Three Bears Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup

We are a friendly playgroup occupying purpose built accommodation on the Cedarwood School site.  We are independent of the school and operate as a registered charity.  We have a well equipped, clean and pleasing indoor environment and a large, safe and stimulating garden with growing area for food.  We have a highly qualified, dedicated and motivated staff team who offer an excellent experience for all children. Our high ratio of qualified staff enables us to give generous care and attention to all children.  We are a playgroup that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop and in which parents help to shape the service we offer.

Who to contact

Venue Notes

On Cedarwood School site





01473 635255
Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Wilkinson Drive
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
No parking on site
First Buses route 66

On Cedarwood School site





30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


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Other information
Please contact Three Bears Playgroup for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 15:30
Monday to Friday AM: 9:00 - 12:00
Monday to Friday PM: 12:30 - 15:30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Peanut, lactose and dairy allergies, vegetarians.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have an experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator. We happily work with outside agencies to support children's specific needs.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Serious allergy
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.24 Per hour

Other Details

Allotment, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Quiet area, Slide, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
31/10/2005Combined Inspection - ChildcareGood
31/10/2005Combined Inspection - Nursery EducationSatisfactory
11/05/2010EYR InspectionGood
16/06/2015EYR InspectionGood
11/07/2017EYR InspectionOutstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our building is on a single level enabling access for all.

On entry to our playgroup parents are invited to attend to meet with the key person allocated to their child.  We have an 'All about my child' document for parents to complete to start discussion about their child's learning and development.

When a child starts with us we make initial assessments and observations to build a picture of their specific stage of development.  We differentiate activities to ensure all children have the opportunity to access them.  If we have any areas of concern the SENCO works with the key person and parents to ascertain if any further interventions are necessary.  If outside help is necessary this will be organised with parental consent. 

Staff within the playgroup use Makaton signing and have one member of staff who has training to level 4 and leads in this area. 

We use symbols in our daily visual timetable for all children, in the playroom and toilet area.  

We have experience and training of working with children with ASD and have used the Now and Next Board and PECS systems.

Our SENCO operates a Social Communication and Interaction group to support children in this area. 

Specific staff have experience and training of working with children who have epilepsy.

We operate a robust system to support children with severe allergies of which we have experience and Epipen training.

We have experience and confidence to support children with Asthma and Hypermobility.

We work with outside agencies to support children with speech and language difficulties, implementing strategies and activites as required. 

We are happy to take time to attend meetings outside of the setting to support you and your child, especially at transition times.

Our playgroup ensures a budget for staff training if it is necessary to support a specific child's need. 


Teresa Tyler
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Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions

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