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St Benedicts Pre school

Pre-School Playgroup

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 believe that children learn through curiosity, we plan exciting activities to be explored through free play both indoor and outdoor. We provide an  out of setting agency called "Butterflies of Britten" who help to deliver this learning.

We have a fully Qualified SENDCO along with experienced practitioners that range from level 3-6 in childcare. We have a fully qualified teacher who provides 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  

 

 

 

Who to contact

Name
Leanne Grant
Position
Leader
Address
St. Benedicts Church
Hollingsworth Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR32 4AX
Telephone
07791849899
Mobile
447791849899
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
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 closley with all parent/carers regarding the sessions and options available to you on your induction visit.

we are able to offer 22 hours of care for children in receipt of 30hour funding.

Additional contact

Name
Nicola Mayston
Position
Deputy leader
Telephone
07791849899
Email
st.ben.pre.school@outlook.com

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.

Vacancies

Last updated
29/01/2020
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
We currently have 1 space available on Monday and Wednesday morning. 4 spaces on Friday morning and 5 spaces on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. updated on Wednesday 29 January.

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

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
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
£10 per 3 hour session from january 2018 Per session
£22 full day session from january 2018 Per session
Details
A full day session, your child will need a healthy packed lunch.

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 inclusion setting, we have a fully trained SENDCO and practitioners who have had a lot of experience of working with children who have severe needs. We will try where possible to offer a place to any child. We have a high standard of trained practitioners and have a good ofsted rating.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
No
Last Updated
29/01/2020

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

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Fully qualified SENDCO

Makaton training levels 1-4

ASD training

Experience of working with children who have a variety of additional need including: children who require a wheelchair and walking frames.

Contact
Sadie Irving
Telephone
07791849899
Email
st.ben.pre.school@outlook.com
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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the best!
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.
the best!
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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