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Woolpit ARC

Pre-School Playgroup
General Details

Woolpit Arc is situated in the grounds of Woolpit C P School in a brand new purpose built building. We have our own enclosed outdoor play area, plus we have also access to the school playground and large playing field. We are fortunate to have an experienced staff team either with qualifications in childcare to level 2/3 or working towards a qualification. All staff are encouraged to continue their professional development. At Woolpit Arc we ensure that children have the freedom to explore, discover and investigate using their senses in a stimulating and exciting indoor/ outdoor environment. Staff support children in an activities, which foster the development of an enquiring mind and encourage the development of imagination and sense of wonder about their world. We have close links with Woolpit C P School, which helps the transition for children starting school from Pre School.

Who to contact

Sara Hursey
01359 245868
Contact Notes

Sara is usually in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday afternoons from 1pm.

Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Woopit ARC
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9RU
Parking available
Parking details






30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Woolpit Arc has immediate spaces available in their pre-school at most sessions.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 15:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We provide a range of activities that introduce children to different cultures/faiths, including celebrating festivals, trying different food etc. We have a range of books, puzzles, posters and toys w
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Yes. We have an enrolment form which asks parents for the child's dietry needs/ allergies.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have two named special educational needs co ordinators currently doing the appropriate training. We have had experience of children with speech and language disorders and autistic spectrum.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per session
10% reduction for siblings attending the same club/session.

Other Details

Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Out-door play, Pet fish, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, TV - DVD
School pickups
Woolpit Primary Academy (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s)

Since the Government announcement to open up schools and Early Years settings to more children, our team have been working hard to achieve this aim as safely as we can. We have now opened since the 1st of June to Pre-school children only. We have prioritised those children of Keyworkers, vulnerable children and children aged 3 to 4 years. The children have been divided into two small groups, the Butterflies and Ladybirds with one member of staff for each group. We have made changes to the environment dividing the room into sections for the two groups to enable the staff to ensure new cleaning procedures can be. carried out throughout the day, and to keep the two groups separate as much as possible. All our staff have completed training re COVID 19. We have a risk assessment, which we will continue to review throughout the pandemic. We are hopeful that we will be able to open up to more children in time. 

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
24/06/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/01/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We currently have  two named Special educational needs coordinators who have completed the Special educational needs and disabilities training.  They currently have joint responsibility for ensuring children with SEND and their parents are supported within the setting. We have a SEND policy which is reviewed annually and sets out how our setting supports children and their families and this is available on our web site. We have had experience of working with children who have speech and Language difficulties, autism, global delay and sensory perception disorder (SPD). We have a good working relationship with the Reception class teacher at Woolpit school, which ensures that the transition to school is made easier for all our children.

Jackie Grant
01359 245868
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions

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