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Pitstop Pre-school

Pre-School Playgroup

Pitstop Pre-school is situated in the heart of the Melton community with local accessible amenities close by. 

We provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating free-flow environment for all the children at the pre-school. All staff engage in making the learning environment fun but challenging based on the children’s current interests through creative, imaginative and inspiring ways. - Please come and book a viewing! 

The Pre-school is set in a fully accessible purpose built building with a large garden, a large main room, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate baby room for non-walking babies. There is an area outside for growing projects, climbing and exploring the natural environment.

We offer forest schools sessions at the local farm (Deben Community Farm) three times a week - all included in the hourly cost! The children risk manage, build confidence, resilience and discover new learning experiences all within the natural environment - come and visit to find out more!

Who to contact

Name
Becky Thrower or Jo Parkes
Position
Manager and Deputy
Address
32A Hall farm road
Hall farm road
Melton
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 1PJ
Telephone
01394 388033
Mobile
07732 681125
Email
pitstoppreschool@gmail.com
Website
http://pitstopoutofschoolclub.onesuffolk.net/
Social Media
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Venue Details

Venue
32a
Address
Hall Farm Road
Melton
WOODBRIDGE
SUFFOLK
Postcode
IP12 1PJ
Parking available
Parking details
We have a car park and road side parking available
Transport
We are easily accessible on foot and by car. We are also on a local bus route and within walking distance of Melton train station.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
01/07/2019
Immediate vacancies
No
Other information
We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible for our families, so our session availability is always changing. It is always worth phoning up to check our availability on certain days as we will accommodate you if we can.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 15:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Our whole setting is on one level allowing wheelchair access throughout, we also have a wheelchair accessible toilet.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Everyone is welcome here regardless of cultural or religious background
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We provide dietary alternatives for our snacks and hot lunches. including alternative milks.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Dyslexia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Fragile X
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.65 Under 2 years - Per hour
£4.25 2 years - Per hour
£4.00 3 years plus - Per hour
£4.50 Before School Session (per day)
£8.00 After School Session until 6pm
Details
Our hourly session costs are applicable from 9:00am-3:00pm. (You need to bring a packed lunch or book in for hot lunches when you are here for a morning or all day session. Morning and afternoon snacks and milk are included in the price.) Our breakfast club runs from 8:00am-9:00am (This cost includes breakfast) Our After school club runs from 3:00pm-6:00pm (This cost includes a substantial healthy snack and free access to fruit and drinks)

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet small mammals, Quiet area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Yes
Age Range
From 6 month(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Last Updated
08/07/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY424658
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/11/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/08/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/02/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At Pitstop all our staff are proudly committed to ensuring every child receives equal access to what our setting has to offer.

Every child is individual and unique, and they deserve to be treated as such. Regardless of a child's individual needs we work constantly to make sure that all children have access to the early years experiences that they are entitled to. We are particularly passionate about the ethos of learning through play.

Our children enjoy the use of Makaton as part of our daily routine, this helps all our children to be more accepting of a child that may use different forms of communication. All our staff are provided with symbol and emotions cards, allowing them to communicate with all children, regardless of age or communication needs.

We pride ourselves on our open door policy which enables us to form good working relationships with our families. These relationships help us to work alongside families to provide individually tailored planning for every child in our setting. This planning makes sure that every child has access to activities that meet both their interests and their level of development. 

Our setting is all on one level with flat access in and out if the building. We also have appropriate toilet facilities for multiple needs.

As well as working with families we also work closely with other agencies and professionals. We work hard to support children that are already receiving help from other professionals by attending meetings and following support plans. But we also understand that early intervention is important so we will help families to access the support they need if ourselves or parents have identified that a child may need extra support. 

Our manager Becky Thrower is a trained SENDco who is our designated SENDco for our setting. But all our staff have a good knowledge of supporting all additional needs and this is something that is regularly bought up in training at our team meetings and at staff one-to-ones. 

Finally we have a range of policies and procedures which help to back our inclusive and non discriminatory practice within our setting which we take very seriously.

 

Contact
Becky Thrower
Telephone
01394388033
Email
pitstoppreschool@gmail.com
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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