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St Benedicts Pre school

Preschool

St Benedicts Pre school is a charity run, Ofsted registered group. We pride ourselves on offering a safe stimulating and inclusive learning environment for children aged between 2-5 years. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We hold a GOOD Ofsted rating. 

All practitioners have an enhanced DBS check. All staff have Safeguarding and Food hygiene training. We require all staff to have first Aid training, we ensure at least 1 is on site at all times. 

We provide an online learning journey via Tapestry to share your child's achievements and any important information. 

We have a face book page called stbenedictspreschool. 

We believe that children learn through curiosity, we plan exciting activities to be explored through free play both indoor and outdoor. We link with other outside agencies to help reliever this  

We have a fully Qualified SENDCO and deputy along with experienced practitioners that range from level 3-6 in childcare. We provide small Phonic groups for ages related children to develop their skills for Nursery or School.

We are a member of the Pre school learning alliance and comply to their guidance  

 

 

 

 

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Name
Leanne Grant
Position
Leader/manager
Address
St. Benedicts Church
Hollingsworth Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR32 4AX
Telephone
07791849899
Email
st.ben.pre.school@outlook.com
Charity Commissioning Number
1142746

Venue Details

Venue
St Benedicts Pre School
Address
St Benedicts Church
Hollingsworth Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR32 4AX
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Venue Email
st.ben.pre.school@outlook.com
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Large free parking area.
Transport
Local bus stop is right out side the building.
Restrictions to access
na
Notes

We are able to offer flexible sessions. We can offer full day sessional care on a Tuesday and Thursday starting from, 9:15am until 3:45pm.  We will work closely with all parent/carers regarding the sessions and options available to you on your induction visit.

We offer a breakfast club each morning from 8:45am-9:15am at a cost of £2 a day.

We are able to offer 24.5 hours of care for children in receipt of 30 hour funding.

We accept childcare vouchers

we accept tax free childcare  

 

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
we have shared our hours with other schools: Gunton Primary and Woods Loke, child minders, oulton broad primary etc.

Vacancies

Last updated
28/02/2024
Immediate vacancies
Yes

Days & times

Tuesday: 12:45pm - 15:45pm
Thursday: 12:45pm - 15:45pm
Monday to Friday AM: 9:15am - 12:15pm
Tuesday: 9:15am - 15:45pm
Thursday: 9:15am - 15:45pm
Monday to Friday: 8:45am - 9:15am

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - We have no steps to the setting and ramps are in place from indoor to outdoor for ease.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We pride ourselves on being an Inclusive setting and will celebrate all cultures of the children/families that attend the setting.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Please inform us of any dietary requirements and we will adjust the setting accordingly.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cancer
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Diabetes
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Lissencephaly
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£32 full day session from january 2018
£2 charge for children that attend a full session for lunch
£15 per 3 hour session
£2 Breakfast club
Details
A full day session, your child will need a healthy packed lunch provided by you. Breakfast is provided by the setting.

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Notes

We are an inclusive setting, we have a fully trained SENDCO and deputy. We will try where possible to offer a place to any child. We have a high standard of trained practitioners who have a great deal of knowledge of working with children that have severe need. We work well with outside professionals to deliver play plans, behaviour plans and SEND support plans. We offer a session called ‘ bucket time’ this is devised to help with ASD and listening and attention issues. We will work with the family to decide what will be best for your child as each child is individual to their need.

please ask for Victoria Bodmer or Victoria Cooke 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY456784
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/05/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
30/11/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
23/05/2023Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Support for people with disabilities

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At st Benedict's Pre School, we provide an environment which is inclusive to all. Staff are experienced in supporting children with additional educational needs and disabilities, including children on: the Autistic Spectrum, with communication, physical, sensory difficulties and other health/medical conditions.

Each child has a key practitioner who will work closely with the child and the family. Children are individuals and unique and their interests are paramount when planning for play and learning. We use observation from children's learning to plan and implement activities daily  

We have a designated SENCO and a deputy. The SENCO will support children and families with Special Education Needs and Disability. We follow the guidelines of the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and have a' Graduated Approach' to supporting children's learning. We do this by; assessing children on entry to the setting, planning for learning and knowing children well to implement next steps. We believe it is imperative to work with parents to support children as parent/carers are a child's first educators. This also provides consistency.

A high proportion of staff are trained in Makaton and Makaton is used in the setting daily. We use signs, symbols and visual cards to aid understanding. 

Children who are assessed from observation, as needing additional support over and above what we normally provide, are set smart targets on a Support Plan using our Graduated Approach.  These targets are reviewed formally approx every 8 weeks, taking into consideration factors such as poor attendance, to assess the child’s progress. The support plans are working documents therefor, if targets require reviewing earlier then they will be adjusted,  The progress is then shared with the parents/carers and and the next steps are implemented. 

We work closely with other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Physio Therapists, Health Visitors and Family Support Workers, to help children to progress effectively with their learning, supporting them to develop life long skills.

 

Contact
Victoria Bodmer
Telephone
07791849899
Email
st.ben.pre.school@outlook.com

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the best! Rated 5 out of 5
A brilliant place for little ones to grow and learn, whilst being in a safe, secure and caring environment. All staff are friendly and welcoming. A fab setting which offers the best childcare a parent could ask for.

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Review submitted on 12/07/2016

the best! Rated 5 out of 5
A brilliant place for little ones to grow and learn, whilst being in a safe, secure and caring environment. All staff are friendly and welcoming. A fab setting which offers the best childcare a parent could ask for.

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