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Pitstop Pre-school


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, newly developed sensory room. There is an area outside for growing projects, climbing and exploring the natural environment.

We offer FREE Forest Schools sessions at the local farm (Deben Community Farm) on Mondays and Friday mornings for children aged *three and above The children learn to manage risk, build confidence, resilience and discover new learning experiences all within the natural environment - book a visit with our Forest Schools coordinator to find out more! 

*T&Cs apply 

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Becky Nunn
Pre-school Manager
32A Hall farm road
Hall farm road
IP12 1PJ
01394 388033
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Venue Details

Hall Farm Road
IP12 1PJ
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Parking available
Parking details
We have a small car park and ample road side parking available
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.

Additional contact

Heather Heelis
Business Director

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


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Immediate vacancies
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: 8.30 - 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.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We provide dietary alternatives as close to the planned snack for all of our snacks and hot lunches. including alternative milks.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Fragile X
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Under 2 years - Per hour
£4.50 2 years - Per hour
£4.25 3 years plus - Per hour
£3.50 Breakfast club - Per day
Our hourly session costs are applicable from 8.30am-11.30am and 12.00pm-3.00pm. There is a nutritional snack for each session that children attend along with milk, smoothies and water. Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks are included in our hourly rate. Our lunch club runs from 11.30am-12.00pm. A two course home cooked hot lunch is offered at only £2.50 per day. Our breakfast club runs from 8:00am-8.30am and includes cereal, toast, fresh fruit, milk and water (booking in advance is required). Our After school club runs from 3:00pm-6:00pm during this time the children are offered a light snack as well as having access to a fruit bowl and drinks.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sensory room, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Bealings School (Woodbridge)
Kyson Primary School (Woodbridge)
Rendlesham Primary School (Woodbridge)
Woodbridge Primary School (Woodbridge)
Melton Primary School (Woodbridge)
Eyke Church of England Primary School (Woodbridge)
Further information about pick-ups
The Pitstop After School Club will collect from local schools in the community with the majority listed above. For further pick up enquiries please contact company director, Heather Heelis on 07732681125 or our business manager, Sasha Heelis on pitstop.enquiries@gmail.com
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 5 month(s)
To 7 Year(s) 12 month(s)
Age Groups
Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
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
10/01/2023Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

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

At Pitstop all our staff are proudly committed to ensuring every child is happy, safe and nurtured in an environment that is made accessible for all families. 

 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 underpinning the curiosity approach in which we are currently working towards our accreditation. 

 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.


Becky Thrower
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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