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Yaxley and Mellis Pre-school


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 children and their individual needs are our priority and we aim to provide them with a fun and exciting learning experience, within a safe and welcoming environment. Families are welcome to spend time in the setting with their children at our stay and play sessions. 

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.

In April 2018 we opened our very popular breakfast club and after school provision, which is accessed by both preschool children and primary children from the next door primary school. 

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. Breakfast is available for the duration of the breakfast session and a healthy filling snack is provided at the after school club.          

In May 2019 we received a rating of GOOD following our Ofsted inspection - see the web-site for details.

If you would like any information regarding the breakfast club or after school club please get in touch on the same number or email address.

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Rosie Gooderham
Preschool Leader
Yaxley & Mellis Preschool
Yaxley Road
IP23 8DP
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
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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.


30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We currently have availability over all of our Pre-school and Out of hours sessions.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 7.45 - 5.00

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
£4.40 3 years plus - Per hour
£5.20 Breakfast Club
£10.40 After School Session until 5pm
£4.65 2 years - Per hour

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
School pickups
Mellis Church of England Primary School (Eye)
Further information about pick-ups
Breakfast and After School care available for Mellis Primary School children.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 11 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 through play 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, to support children's transition.



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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
10/05/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer
Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our building has full disabled access and amenities, and one level pathways in our garden. We have a touch screen interactive whiteboard. We have a selection of ethnic dolls, puppets, musical instruments and books. 

Our indoor tables and activity tray 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.

3 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 Admission 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 make changes to our policies.

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

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