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Rendlesham After School Club (OSC)

Out of School Care

Rendlesham After School Club recognises that everyone has a valid contribution to make within the community and our society. We are an inclusive setting that promotes diversity. Play opportunities are provided within the current legislative framework relevant to children’s rights, their well-being and health and safety. Rendlesham After School club creates an environment that seeks to enhance children’s physical, social and emotional development through play. Children are free to choose their own type of play as long as it remains within safe and acceptable boundaries. We provide different resources to play with, so that the children have the opportunity to extend their understanding of the wider world and we try to go outside and play there every day. The children get a light and healthy meal served, which also takes account of the special dietary requirements children may have. Rendlesham After School Club believes partnerships formed with parents/carers are vital to the existence of the club. New ideas and suggestions from children and parents/carers are always welcomed. We are a caring setting whose aim is to provide a safe environment where the children can have lots of fun and where the individual needs of the children are cared for in the best possible way.

Who to contact

Clare Thrower, Jenna Hiles
01394 420581
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Venue Details

Rendlesham Primary School
Woodbridge, Suffolk
IP12 2GF
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Additional contact

Julie Oliver
01394 420581


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Please contact Rendlesham After School Club (OSC) for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 07.50 - 08.50
Monday to Friday: 15.15 - 18.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Rendlesham After School Club is based at Rendlesham Primary School. This is a very new school and therefore very wheelchair friendly.All the doors and pathways are spaces enough to go around in a wheel chair
Cultural provisions
Yes - The children and staff at Rendlesham After School Club come from different cultural and national backgrounds. Through out the year we plan special activities about different cultures, beliefs and nationalities
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Rendlesham After School Club is providing a light healthy meal that takes account of the special dietary requirements individual children have. Parents/carers are more than welcome to discuss special requirements.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Rendlesham After School Club’s Manager was for some year’s voluntarily involved with an inclusive club where children with and without disabilities socialised together.



Other Details

Accessible parking, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Sensory room
School pickups
Rendlesham Primary School (Woodbridge)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 4 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 11 Year(s) 11 month(s)
Age Groups
Children (5-11)
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/10/2008EYR InspectionSatisfactory
21/11/2013EYR InspectionGood
27/11/2017EYR InspectionOutstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Special Educational Needs Policy

At Rendlesham Day Nursery we recognise that every child is unique. We feel that all children should have the right to develop their full potential alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs are. We provide a positive and welcoming environment, where children will be cared for and have opportunities and experiences where they can develop and learn from each other.

Each child’s needs are unique and we will work alongside parents to ensure that children’s needs are met and they are enabled to reach their full potential. Some children may be identified as having ‘special educational needs’ and Rendlesham Day Nursery are committed in ensuring they receive all of the support they need. 

We include all children at Rendlesham Day Nursery.


To ensure we meet the individual needs of all children, we: 

  • Have regard for the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001) and Equality Act 2010.
  • Recognise that early identification of special needs is paramount to the child receiving early support and will liaise with parents, the child’s key person, and others caring for the child, our setting SENCO and the FIS (Families Information Service)  on 0345 60 800 33. We do this at the earliest instance.
  • Include all children who attend our setting in our provision.
  • Will support parents and children with special educational needs (SEN)/disabilities.
  • Will make adjustments to the environment and will seek specialist equipment and services if needed.
  • Will ensure that all children are treated as unique individuals with equal rights to ensure they can access all aspects of the club provision.
  • Will provide positive images and role models during play experiences of those with additional needs whenever possible.
  • Will celebrate diversity in all aspects of play.
  • Recognise it is the responsibility of all members of staff to support children which special educational needs.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved with children with special educational needs and their families, including transfer arrangements to other settings and schools.
  • Adopt the graduated approach to assessment through early year’s action and early year’s action plus as recommended in the SEN code of practice, ensuring that parents are kept informed at all times.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved with the children with special educational needs and their families, including transfer arrangements to other settings and schools.
  • We may create IEP’s (Individual education plans) as a system for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing children’s progress.
  • We may create Individual Care Plans (ICP’s) to support children’s care and medical needs.
  • Will ensure children’s privacy when intimate care is being provided.
  • Use a CAF (Common Assessment Framework).
  • Will seek training opportunities to support children’s needs.
  • Will monitor and review our policy at least annually.  

Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) are Lorraine Harrington and Ruth Bater.

They work closely with all staff to ensure that systems are in place to plan, implement, monitor, review and evaluate special needs policy of the nursery. These plans and records will always be shared with parents and teachers. 

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

 At Rendlesham Day Nursery the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a key part of delivering integrated services around the needs of children should more than one agency/service needs to be accessed. The CAF enables us to use a standardised approach to conduct an assessment of a child’s additional needs and decide how those needs should be met. We complete a holistic assessment of a child’s needs and strengths and involve parents and agencies as appropriate. We will then work together to agree what support is needed. A lead professional will be assigned and the families will be fully informed at all stages. Parental involvement is essential to ensuring the welfare of the child. 

The Senco’s role

Ensure the SEN Policy is implemented and respected throughout the setting.

Support staff to ensure that they understand and are familiar with SEN practice.

Promote staff development in relation to staff training in SEN.

Ensure appropriate record keeping and observation and assessment procedures are in place. 

Our setting provides wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Our SENCo has Makaton signing training and is trained in early identification of special needs. We have due regard for the disability discrimination act 1995 and the Equalities act 2010.


Complaints about SEN provision are to be taken up with the key person and SENCo. If the complaint cannot be resolved at this level or is involving the SENCo procedures from the complaints policy should be followed.


Partnership with Parents.


Please refer to parental involvement policy. 


We will always gain written parental permission before contacting any outside professional with regards to a specific child. Parents will be informed of progress at regular reviews of IEPS.


Parental Partnership Services Information is available on our parent’s notice board. Parents Partnership is a confidential listening service. They will talk through worries and concerns and help you to explore possible options. 


The service is for anyone who has a concern about their child’s education.


Contact Telephone No. :-  01473 265210


Ruth Bater
01394 420581
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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