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The Willows Daycare Ltd After School Club / Holiday Club

Holiday Scheme
General Details

Willows Day Care ltd After school Club / Holiday Club offers great Out of school pervision for 4-11year olds.

The ASC/ holiday club room is based in the Willows Children's Centre and offers a bright, friendly stimulating environment for children to  feel secure to learn, relax and have fun. We are fully resourced with high quality equipment enabling the children to get the most out of the learning environment, we have access to a large outside play space situated in the children centre and sometimes are able to used the small play park located next to the setting. A light tea is included within the cost and the children can access fruit and drinks throughout the session. 

Since opening in 2007 we have been awarded 'outstanding' in all three of our Ofsted inspections and were highly praised for the high quality care are provision we provide. All staff working within the After School Club and Holiday Club are level 3 qualified or working towards a level3 qualification.

Holiday Club bookings are taken separately to the normal sessions your child might attend during term time. the  Holiday Club program and booking form are available up to four weeks before the holidays, from the daycare office or they can be sent out to families interested in booking there children in. We ask that a  healthy packed lunch is provided or for an additional cost a hot meal can be purchase during the holidays.     





Who to contact

Joanne Lynch or Emily Carter
Senior Daycare Managers
Willows Daycare Ltd
Willows Children's Centre
Magdalene Close
01473 601327

Venue Details

The Willows Children's Centre
Parking available
Parking details
there is a small Car Park for users of the daycare and children's centre

We are easily accessible on foot and Ipswich busses number 12.




Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact to discuss session availability.

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Yes - A designated person is responsible for equal opportunities across the setting and they are responsible for insuring ensures different festivals are celebrated throughout the year. .
Individual dietary needs
Yes - we are happy to accomidate any diety requirements or allergies, during the registration process please can you inform us of any dietary needs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Our setting has two trained SENCo's who can support and advise the staff across all rooms . Our Staff have experience in supporting children with Autism and and hearing imparments.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£9.35 After School Session (per day)
£14.00 (8.00-1.00/1.00-6.00) Per Half Day
£27.50 (8.00-6.00) Per day
£19.00 (9.00-4.00) Per child
Optional additional cost of £1.50 for a hot meal during holiday club morning or full day session On trip days an additional cost for the trip will be applied. Half days and Short days may not be available on Trip days.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, Swings, TV - DVD
School pickups
The Willows Primary School (Ipswich)
St Mark's Catholic Primary School (Ipswich)
Further information about pick-ups
we provide school pick ups from St Marks Catholic Primary School and The Willows Primary School for the After School Club. We use a taxi company to transport the children back from St Marks Catholic Primary School and this is invoiced separately as the rates may vary depending on the number of children being collected.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 4 Year(s)
To 11 Year(s)
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/06/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
03/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
23/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

The willows Daycare ltd has a qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo) who can support children with special educational needs and their families across all the rooms, as well as the setting to unsure that we are maintaining inclusive practice and providing enabling environments for all early years’ children to access. Over the last 5 years we have had the opportunity to provide childcare to several children with hearing impairments ranging from glue ear to being profoundly deaf and have been able to support children with suspected ASD and children diagnosed with Autism,  to achieve within a mainstream After school club and Holiday Club . As a setting we have good knowledge and understanding of different strategies to support children with special educational needs and disabilities, empowering them to challenge their own  abilities in a rich learning environment.
We have experienced  working with different types of equipment which can be used to support children's development such as cochlear implants, radio aids, sound fields and PECS. We recognise how important it is to know how specialist equipment works and are happy to be trained to use any equipment necessary for all children to access our busy mainstream nursery environment.
Our SENCO's and practitioners have been able to worked alongside  Lead Advisory Teachers for hearing impaired children, sensory support practitioners, speech and language therapists and specialist health visitors, we understand the importance of good working relationships with all professional bodies working with individual children and  their families.  Our staff have experience working with Educational Health Care Plan and IEP's.   
Our whole setting uses Makaton signs and symbols on a daily basis, we currently have a Makaton sign of the week and song of the month which all children have been enjoying learning and using. Around 90% of our staff has had Makaton training completing stages 1-4 and some staff have completed stages 5-8.   We are lucky to have  staff who have completed some BSL training also.

Georgina Young
01473 601327

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