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Yaxley and Mellis Pre-school

Pre-School Playgroup

At Yaxley and Mellis Pre-School our aim is to provide the best possible foundation for your child’s education by offering a wealth of activities and experiences within the early years Curriculum. Our staff are enthusiastic, conscientious and work together as a team for the benefit of the children. They are exceptionally trained and qualified. All staff hold Safeguarding, First Aid and Food & Hygiene qualifications, which are renewed every three years.

The Team Leader has reached Level 1 in Forest School outdoor play and learning, which is an innovative approach to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

The children and their individual needs are our priority and we aim to provide them with a fun and exciting setting within a safe and welcoming environment.

We are a charity organisation, run by a voluntary committee of parent carers, who provide a supportive network to staff and parents. We are located next door to the local primary school and have an excellent working relationship with them through the Pre-School Partnership. We have full access to their playing fields and nature reserve.  

We provide children with a balanced snack each morning and afternoon and an optional lunch club enables children to either bring their own packed lunch or have a hot lunch freshly cooked at the Primary School.           

In January 2016 we received a rating of GOOD following our Ofsted inspection - see the web-site for details.

We have a redesigned outdoor area, which is a flexible and versatile place where the children can choose, create, change and be in charge of their play environment. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.

Who to contact

Zoe Wright
Team Leader
Yaxley & Mellis Preschool
Yaxley Road
IP23 8DP
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01379 788458
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Contact Notes

High adult to child ratio.

Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Yaxley and Mellis Pre-school
c/o Mellis CEVCP School
Yaxley Road
IP23 8DP
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Parking is roadside, we share a disabled parking space with the school. If this space is occupied, permission is granted for parents to park in the preschool/school staff car park.


Additional contact

Donna Day
Pre-School Chair
Yaxley & Mellis Pre-School
Yaxley Road
IP23 8DP

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We presently have spaces available for children aged between 2 - 5 years, on all sessions. Please call or email us for more information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 3:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - We have wide opening doors, disabled toilet and flat level access to the front and rear of the building.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - All beliefs are respected and individual dietary needs are met where ever possible.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - All staff take regular training to support the needs of our children. We presently have three accredited Special Educational Needs Coordinators, between them they have a range of experience working with children aged 2 - 5 with SEN and their families.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3:60 Per hour
£3.60 Lunch Club - Per day
£9.00 Per session
£21.60 Per day
We offer a Lunch Club with the option to have a hot lunch provided by the Primary School. Our prices are very competitive

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)

Our pre-school children enjoy playing indoors and outside in our secure garden, we operate a free-flow play environment. We encourage our children to extend their learning at their own individual pace in a calm, safe environment. All our activities are planned with elements to ensure inclusion for all.

Our building has full disabled access and amenities. Our garden pathways are all on one level and easily accessible.

We have a strong working relationship with all local primary schools.


We work closely with Botesdale After School Club, should you require extended childcare from 3 pm - 6 pm.

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
02/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
15/01/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our building has full disabled access and amenities, and raised beds within the garden. Our pathways are all one level. We have a touch screen computer and visual impaired keyboard. We have a select of ethnic dolls, puppets, musical instruments and books. 

Our indoor tables have adjustable legs, all our doors have a wide open access.

Three members of our team have SEN accredited training.Our staff have worked closely with several parents, over the years, supporting them and their children to ensure full inclusion, respecting them and their children's individual needs. All staff have in house training to support children within the setting with SEND.

1 staff members has epi pen training.

4 staff members have received special educational needs manual handling training.

Children are supported via individual learning plans and SMART targets.

Information is gained via our Holding Form, of additional needs/requirements prior to children starting with us, so we can ensure we have everything in place, and any training required.

All information is shared with our staff during induction training and staff meetings. Parents are always informed when we update or changes policies.

Zoe Wright
01379 788458
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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