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Humpty Dumpty Playgroup Pre-school



Hello and welcome to Humpty Dumpty Playgroup. We hope that your child will start their exciting educational journey with us. Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is located within Kesgrave Community Centre, in the heart of Kesgrave. We take children from 2 years of age, regardless of toilet training.

Our current Ofsted inspection is a split decision of OUTSTANDING AND GOOD.


  • To provide a high quality Pre-school experience for children.
  • To provide a fun, safe, secure and stimulating environment in which children can learn through their play.
  • To enhance the development and education of children from 2 years to school age involving parents at every stage.
  • To encourage and enhance social interaction skills with peers.
  • To work within a framework that ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.
  • To provide this in accordance with the Early Years’ Foundation Stage.
  • To actively support those with delayed speech and communication needs.

KEY PERSON: We operate a key person system whereby one member of staff is linked to your child. Your key person takes charge of your child’s observation record and will ensure that information gained from you and during the Pre-school session will be used to create an overall picture of your child’s needs and progress. You can arrange to see your child’s records through your key person.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: Children learn best when they are actively involved in something they enjoy. When you visit us it will appear obvious that the children spend a great deal of time ‘playing’. Play has a serious purpose for each child; it is his or her main learning tool. Play offers a child a means of exploring and understanding the world and his or her place in it. Our play activities are carefully structured and tailored to meet each child’s individual need.

Please view us on Facebook to see children in play activities, and for current information on Humpty Dumpty Playgroup you can also visit our website www.humptydumptykesgrave.co.uk   Our mission statement is simple: Play, Learn and Grow Together https://www.humptydumptykesgrave.co.uk/mission-statement/   Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit and have a look around, we would love to meet you!  email us at humptydumptykesgrave@gmail.com



3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Lorna Howlett
Kesgrave Community Centre
Bell Lane, Twelve Acre Approach
07837 154081 8:30am to 4pm term time only
Social Media
 Find us on Facebook

Venue Details

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup
Inside Kesgrave Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
View IP5 1JF on a map
Parking available
Parking details
There is ample parking in the community centre grounds

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
We will work with other provider's to help your child receive the 30 hours intitlement.


Last updated
Immediate vacancies

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 9am - 3:30pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to the premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We support children with food intolerances and allergies.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£16.00 per 3 hour session 2 years plus - Per session
£2.75 Lunch sitting 2 years plus - Per day
Payment is invoiced half-termly via BACS

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pets, Sensory play equipment, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Age Groups

One staff member holds qualified teacher status, one staff member holds Early Years qualification Level 6, one staff member holds level 5 and all other staff hold level 3.

Each session caters for up to 24 children, to which there are always 5/6 members of staff.

The children are offered healthy snacks each session.

Lunch runs from 12-12:30, allowing parents the option of sessional care or full day care.

We have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) to support any child with additional needs.

We offer 15/30 hours funding and Golden Tickets

Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
25/01/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
24/02/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
02/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

 At Humpty Dumpty Playgroup we ensure that our setting is fully inclusive to every child's individual needs.

Parents and children are invited to attend induction meetings at the setting with the child's key-person. From these inductions the key-person will make initial assessments and observations though our  'building a picture' structure to access the child's specific stage of development. From these observations, activities are implemented to support your child's learning and development. All activities are differentiated to ensure all children are able to access them. 

If the child's key-person has any areas of concern, they will work with our SENCO and parents to support any further interventions where necessary. We work closely with the Local Children's Centre and health visitor's. We are able to implement a speech and language assessment in the setting, and with parent consent we are able to contact outside agencies for additional support

We use symbols in our daily visual timetable for all children, in the playroom and toilet area. All staff are trained in using Makaton. 

All staff have been Epi-pen trained, which is updated each term. We are able to give 1-to-1 support to children who need require this. 

Our settings SENCo is Helen Rinder

Helen and the team has supported many children and families with additional and specific needs, in ensuring each child's and families needs are supported and met.

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup can be accessed easily through Kesgrave Community Centre.

The playroom is bright, spacious and on one level to allow safe access around the room and into the outdoor area. 

Any queries, and/or a copy of our SEND policy, please contact Helen on details below.

Helen Rinder
07837 154081
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities

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A fantastic playgroup... Rated 5 out of 5
Our daughter has been attending this playgroup for just over a year. She is always very happy and excited to start her day at there and thoroughly enjoys the wide variety of activities she is introduced to. She has made a lovely group of friends. The staff are great - consistently very positive, friendly and welcoming to both children and parents. We are very happy that we chose this playgroup as the introduction to school life and will have no hesitation in putting our other child there. We would highly recommend this playschool to parents who are looking for a small and friendly playgroup where their child can develop socially as well as receiving some excellent one-to-one attention from staff as they prepare to go onto Primary school. 

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Review submitted on 23/11/2015

Brilliant Playgroup Rated 5 out of 5
My daughter absolutely loves Humpty Dumpty Playgroup! The staff are soo friendly and welcoming, my daughter settled with no issues and loves coming every week. I initially started my daughter at Humpty dumpty at 2 years old after being concerned with her delayed speech and she has come on leaps and bounds and now speaks clearly in sentences! The staff at Humpty Dumpty are now assisting me with potty training my daughter by providing consistency and support during this stage as well as plenty of first hand experience!  Can't recommend Humpty Dumpty enough!  

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Review submitted on 13/11/2017

Excellent playgroup Rated 5 out of 5
I have been nothing but impressed by this playgroup. A warm welcoming environment which is encouraged by the dedicated staff. I would highly recommend this playgroup to anyone. 

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Review submitted on 18/07/2018

Outstanding Care Rated 5 out of 5
What an amazing pre-school, I'm so glad I found it. Both of my children have absolutely loved being at Humpty Dumpty Playgroup. The staff are amazing with the children (and parents!) and always go above and beyond the call of duty. I can't praise them enough! The activities the children do are engaging and educational, everyday is different.

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