Skip to main content


Organisations offering activities and support. For local information go to Coronavirus Information,
Home But Not Alone phone line: 0800 876 6926,
or go to Community Action Suffolk to see how local groups can help isolated people.

Martlesham Preschool

Pre-School Playgroup
Coronavirus Support

Martlesham Preschool are currently on Summer holidays.

Sarah (Manager) and Janine (Business Manager) will return to the office from Thursday 3rd September 2020.

General Details

Martlesham Preschool has been around for over 30 years, and you can find us in a brightly colored building at the end of Deben Ave, Martlesham. The preschool is run by a voluntary committee which work very closely with the Manager and Business Manager. We have a manager, Sarah, a deputy manager, Danielle and a small team of Early Years  Practitioners, as well as couple of Bank staff members. We run each session with a high staff to child ratio. . Our staff have fantastic parent partnership relationships which as a setting feel this is incredibly important to work together to provide the best possible outcomes for children and their families. Inclusion policy: We have multicultural posters, pictures & dual language notices. We have multicultural dolls, books, dressing-up outfits & puppets.We find out from parents any dietary requirements before their child starts. We have a wonderful, large, bright and inviting playroom where we have easily accessible toys, games and activities. There is a quiet/book area with a good selection of books, or bean bags to relax on. Off the main room we have the lobby, office, kitchen, toilets and our new sensory room. The sensory room provides a calm and relaxing environment for all children, the sensory room has comfortable bean bags, sensory toys, projectors and much more stimulating resources.  From the main room there is also access to a safe and secure outside area which is part canopied. We have a grass area as well as the patio area for all sorts of outside activities and gardening. The children are fond of our mud kitchen.
We have a snack time during each session where we offer a healthy snack and drinks. Which encourage children to be independent and provide a rolling snack. If children stay for lunch then children bring their own packed lunch, we are a NUT FREE environment. We sit together at the table where a member of staff is present at each table to supervise and support the children in a lovely social environment.  We have cooking club once a week where children get the opportunity to bake and cook exciting and different foods. At the end of each term we organise an end of term party, as well as the school leavers having a graduation.
We are able to take the children out on a woodland walk which is run internally called Little explorers, the children take magnifying  glasses, clip boards and go on all kinds of exciting adventures. We also run local trips to  the post office or the bakers shop. We also organise other visits further afield, ie. Jimmy’s Farm, Baylham Rare Breeds, Easton Farm Park, Play2Day, Rendlesham Forest or time at the beach. Our fund-raising team organises many events throughout the year, eg. Our successful fun day, pamper evenings, and getting the children to create calendars, tile handprints, place mats for sale. We are a very friendly, supportive and experienced preschool! 


Who to contact

Sarah Baldwin
Deben Avenue
Martlesham Heath
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Deben Avenue
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
On road parking, plus car park along pathway
Route 66 serves the area
Restrictions to access
No parking in school car park

Route 66

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
We have spaces from September 2020.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 16:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Before a child starts we find out from parents their child's dietary needs, including allergies.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have a highly trained SENCO, Sarah Baldwin who works closely with families and outside agencies to support children with additional needs. Sarah attends regular meetings and keeps an open communication with families. At Martlesham Preschool we provide a inclusive, supportive and stimulating environment for all our children with additional needs in a safe, secure and happy setting.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
(9:00-12:00 OR 12:00-3:00) £15.60 Per session
(9:00-3:00) £31.20 Per day
(8:00-9:00) £6 Breakfast Club
(8:30-9:00) £3 Breakfast Club
(3:00-4:00) £6 Extended hour
(3:00-3:30) £3 Extended hour
(12:00-1:00) £5.20 Lunch Club - Per day
You can tag a lunch club session (from 12noon to 1pm) onto a morning session if you'd like your child to enjoy their lunch with their friends. Cost is £5:20 per lunch club. Late stay club is available from 3.00pm to 4:00pm and breakfast club is available form 8am. If your child is coming in for an afternoon session they can bring their packed lunch.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, 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 play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, TV, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)

We accept children onto our waiting list from all areas, whether within our "catchment" are or further afield.

We are offering the 30 hours funded sessions.  

We welcome you for a visit, just give us a call to arrange a suitable time - 01473 625986.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/09/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/06/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
06/06/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide an environment in which all children are supported to reach their full potential.  We have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Equality Act 2010).  We include all children who attend the setting in our provision.  We provide high skilled practitioners to support children with special educational needs/disabilities.  We identify the specific needs of children with SEN/disabilities & meet those needs through using a range of strategies.  We work in partnership with parents & other agencies in meeting individual children's needs.  We monitor & review our practice & provision and if necessary make adjustments.  The name of our SENCO is Sarah Baldwin & she has completed the Suffolk Accredited SENCo training as well as modules within her BA (hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies to support children with additional needs. 

Sarah Baldwin
01473 625986
Martlesham Playschools
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

More like this

Child care


Sign in to write a review

Back to top