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Risby Early Birds, Preschool & Afterschool Club

Out of School Care

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 6 qualification and two members of staff are Special Educational Needs (SENCO) trained.  All other members of staff hold a Level 5 or 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”.

We are pleased to offer before and afterschool childcare to children attending the Preschool (from 3 Years old) and Risby CEVCP. We have good links with the Primary school as the Preschool and school staff walk the children to and from school each day. The children have access to a variety of play equipment that are age appropriate.

Who to contact

Rachel Crouch
Aylmer Close
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6RT
01284 810794
Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Alymer Close
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6RT
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Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
We have a large car park directly next to our setting.
Restrictions to access

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We have sessions available throughout the week please contact us to confirm what session.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

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 - gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut allergy and all religious beliefs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Our Setting Manager and Preschool Leader both have the Special Educational Needs Disability qualification. Five members of staff have attended Makaton training.


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Breakfast Club
£7.25 After School Session until 5pm
£11.50 After School Session until 6pm
We also offer the following Afterschool sessions - >> until 4.30pm which costs £5.00 >> until 5.30pm which costs £9.25 Adhoc/block books incur an additional 50p.

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, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Risby CEVCP School (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 3 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 11 Year(s) 0 month(s)

Specific additional needs this setting has experience of is

Communication Difficulties

Challenging Behaviour

Learning Difficulties

Speech & Language Difficulties

Autistic Spectrum

Cerebral Palsy

Downs Syndrome

Offers Tax Free Childcare

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
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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Wonderful setting Rated 5 out of 5
Risby Preschool has been an incredibly positive and enjoyable setting for my daughter. She is happy to walk in every morning, is greeted with smiles by all staff and is looked after beautifully. To say she is thriving because of her environment and peers is an understatement.

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Review submitted on 24/11/2016


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