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Botesdale And Rickinghall Pre-school | Community Directory

Botesdale And Rickinghall Pre-school

Pre-School Playgroup
General Details

The Children at the pre-school have access to a wide variety of equipment and resources that promote all areas of learning and development including a fully equipped play area and a woodland area with a large log cabin for woodland activities. We had a fantastic Ofsted report, which was conducted in November 2019

Who to contact

Karen Hails
IP22 1BZ
07796014304 9.00-3.00
07796014304 during pre-school hours
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Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Botesdale Village Hall
IP22 1BZ
Parking available

Main Bus Route to and from Diss - Bury St Edmunds, which stops between local Villages.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
We work closely with local childminders whom funding is shared -Megan Hails 07798586343 and orchid childcare


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact Botesdale and Rickinghall Pre-School for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09:05 - 15:15

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We are fully inclusive and can cater for all different cultures, we work closely with our parents to ensure that all cultural needs are met including celebrations, cultural dietary needs. and aim to overcome language barriers with help from visual time tables, photographs and parents/carers.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Additional or alternative food is brought in by the parents or can be provided.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Highly Trained Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator on premises who has completed level 3 SEN Modules & a deputy.


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.20 2 years - per day
£4.10 3 years plus - Per hour
We offer different session times through out the day the minimum is 2.5 hours and the maximum is 6.30hours. We offer Early Education funding for Eligible 2,3 and 4 year old children universal hours of 15 and extended hours up to 30. funding is for 38 weeks a year and pre-school runs for 39 weeks a year so bank holidays and pd days are included in your funding rates and you will not be entitled to a re- fund Trips are organised during the year which you will have to pay extra but you will get a choice whether you would like your child to take part or not.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Adventure play area, Allotment, Arts and crafts, 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, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)

We work closely with local childminders and Botesdale  breakfast/after school club to help parents with wrap around care.

We have a fantastic transition with St Botolphs primary school with weekly visit before the children start 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
26/11/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities


 Botesdale and Rickinghall Pre-school are committed to meeting the needs of all children in our care, we provide an environment in which all children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported to reach their full potential.We ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs.We identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies. We have a number of staff members who have been at the setting for a very long time and so have lots of experience with working with children with different SEN needs. We have a very experienced SENCO (18 years at the setting) and Deputy SENCO who make sure all staff understand each child's individual needs and work closely with the child's family and their key person, they will also identify if any additional training is needed for children with SEND. 

We work in partnership with parents and work in collaboration with the local authority and outside professional's,we will offer support to parents if they need help filling out various forms for example an EHC and we will also offer to accompany them to appointment's to see outside professionals and also offer transport if needed. 

We have a very strong link with the catchment primary school where we take the children for regular visits to help them have a smooth transition into school, we also have transition  meetings where we invite  parents, reception class teachers and  outside professional's to make sure all the needs of an individual child will still be meet once they have moved on.








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