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Humpty Dumpty Playgroup/Pre-school

Pre-School Playgroup
General Details

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is proud to announce we have achieved Outstanding in Personal development, behaviour and welfare from Ofsted in May 2019.

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children. All staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their children. 

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. 

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum guidance, to plan and provide a range of child and adult-led play activities, which help children to make progress in each of the 7 areas of learning and development. 

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our friendly Early Years team helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. All our staff hold qualifications from Cache Level 3 to Qualified Teacher Status.

Each child's learning is individually tailored by using a key-person system. The staff member observes their key-child, and assesses their development through an online Learning Journal called 'Tapestry'. From the observations, the staff member implements activities for that child. Every child is unique, and all activities implemented can be  differentiated to support each child's learning and development. 

All children are able to receive the universal 15 hours of government funding the term after their 3rd birthday.

Parents can also apply for additional 15 hours of funding. We are able to accommodate children who receive the full 30 hours of funding. Parent's are able to check eligibility by using the online childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator and if eligible, submit an online application. Once signed up, you will receive an 11 digit code which the playgroup will validate. For more information, you can visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or call the playgroup on 07837154081 from 9am - 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Please view us on Facebook to see children in play activities, and for current information under Humpty Dumpty Playgroup you can also visit our website www.humptydumptykesgrave.co.uk



Who to contact

Lorna Howlett
Kesgrave Community Centre
Bell Lane, Twelve Acre Approach
07837 154081 8:30am to 4pm term time only
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Venue Details

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup
Inside Kesgrave Community Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Parking available
Parking details
There is ample parking in the community centre grounds

Bus Route 66 stops beside the Community Centre

Additional contact

Helen Rinder
Deputy Manager

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.


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Other information
We have morning and afternoon sessions available

Days & times

Monday: 9am - 3:00 - 3:30pm
Tuesday: 9am - 3:00 - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 3:00 - 3:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 3:00 - 3:30pm
Friday: 9am - 3:00 - 3:30pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We ensure vegetarian/vegan children are not offered egg or meat products.We are a nut and egg free Zone!
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We support children with;Peanut allergies; Egg allergies;Dairy allergies; Wheat/gluten allergies; Phenylketonuria (PKU)Non Ige allergies
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Global Development Delay, Speech and Language
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£13.50 per 3 hour session 2 years plus - Per session
£2.00 Lunch sitting 2 years plus - Per day
Payment is invoiced half-termly

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 4 Year(s) 0 month(s)

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

Each session caters for up to 24children, 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
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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 Local Offer Record

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 and a home visit, 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. One staff member is trained to use PECS and Schematics systems. All staff are trained in using Makaton. 

We currently have 3 children with severe allergies who require an Epi-pen. 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
Humpty Dumpty Playgroup
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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A fantastic playgroup...
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. 
Brilliant Playgroup
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!  
Excellent playgroup
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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