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You and Me Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup

You and Me Playgroup has been providing a welcoming inclusive, happy, safe and stimulating environment for pre-school children to learn play and develop for over 30 years.  Our aim is to encourage children to learn, gain confidence, self-esteem, become socially aware and to develope the ability to express themselves in an inclusive, caring and friendly environment.  You and Me operates from the main hall within St Mary Magdalens church hall.  Children access the main hall for indoor activities and access an enclosed outdoor play area behind the hall for outdoor activities. We have a strong consistent team of qualified staff who are friendly and caring who help and support all children and families inclusively, additional support can be arranged where required, to support those who have special educational needs and disabilities.  There are strategies in place to support children who are learning English as an additional language.

Who to contact

Name
Julie Gray
Position
Manager
Address
St Mary Magdalens Church Hall
Highfield Approach
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 6DF
Venue Notes

Car parking available-

 

 

 

Telephone
01473 744847
Email
youandmepg@yahoo.com
Contact Notes

If out of hours we have call minder available please leave a message and we'll get back to you ASAP.  Thank you for your enquiry. 

Venue Details

Venue
St Mary Magdalen's Church Hall
Address
Highfield Approach
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 6DF
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Car parking available
Transport
Bus route at the end of the road
Notes

Car parking available-

 

 

 

Additional contact

Name
Julie Gray
Position
Manager
Telephone
01473 744847

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
No

Vacancies

Last updated
28/05/2015
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Maximum places
8
Other information
You & Me Playgroup currently has spaces available. Please contact us for more information. 01473 744847 call minder available.

Days & times

Monday to Thursday: 9.15am- - 12.15pm
Wednesday: 9.15am - 3.15pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We operate an inclusive practice. All childrens needs are met by discussions with parents.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We supply a healthy option of milk & water which is availble to all children. We offer a variety of healthy snacks. We ask that we are made aware of any special dietary requirements or allergies upon admission so we can plan and cater for accordingly to suit the needs of the child.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We support children with SEND and families who may have concerns. We have two dedicated SENco's. One who has over 28 years experience within the field of SEN, and the other who also has a broad range of knowledge and experience within this field.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Speech and language difficulties

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.00 2 years plus - Per session
Details
* Discount for twins -

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Close to parks, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Take children on outings
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 4 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
No
Last Updated
05/04/2018

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
251735
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/03/2007Combined Inspection - Nursery EducationGood
22/03/2007Combined Inspection - ChildcareSatisfactory
03/02/2010EYR InspectionGood
10/06/2014EYR InspectionInadequate
12/11/2014EYR Re-InspectionRequires Improvement
03/11/2015EYR Re-InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide a stimulating environment where all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities are supported to reach their full potential.  We have a high regard for SEND, ensuring our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs and disabilities.  We support parents and children with SEND and identify the specific needs with SEN and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.  We work in partnership firstly with parents, outside agencies, other professionals in meeting individual children's needs.  We monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and where necessary make adjustments. We have two dedicated named SENco's who can address questions or concerns parents may have.  We firstly, involve parents/carers in planning /support plans/ advising them what range of support is available for their child -eg EYFS curriculum planning differentitation, specific teaching interventions, support for behaviour, support for health needs, partnership working with other professionals, additional support strategies, support for communication needs.  We seek training and support for staff.  All staff have undergone DBS checks. We have staff trained from level 3 to level 4, and paediatric first aiders who are in attendance within each session at all times.  We have additional members of staff who are able to support children with SEND.  Accessibilty-our setting is located on the ground floor of the main hall where there is ramp access. Inclusion: all children are included and their needs are met by discussion/consultations with parents/carers/outside professionals/agencies. We support all children and families through their next transitions. If parents would like any additional support from the setting, support for parents/carers is given by parent consultation with support from SENco, links with children's centres, outside professionals/agencies. Parents/carers will be able to access Suffolk’s Local Offer with support from the SENCO and other professionals. This is a directory of services offered to support their child.

 

Contact
Julie Gray
Telephone
01473 744847
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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