Twinkletoes Pre-school (Felixstowe)
Twinkletoes Pre-school is a privately run group which opened in 2003, operating from the Methodist Church Hall in Trimley St Martin, Suffolk.
A maximum of 29 children can attend the preschool at any one time.
*Please note this setting does not open on a Tuesday.*
The pre-school is open each weekday, excluding Tuesdays, from 08:15 until 16:00 during term time. Children attend for sessions from 09:15 until 12.15, and from 12:45 until 15:45. There is also a wrap-around care facility for those who wish to attend for lunch, and before/after the sessions. The children have access to a secure enclosed outdoor play area, and enjoy 'free-flow' between the inside and outside spaces.
We aim to provide a safe, awe-inspiring, nurturing environment for them to explore and develop.
Our inclusive provision embeds tolerance and respect as part of everyday life. We encourage the children to listen and have their voices heard, to show compassion and to celebrate their achievements.
We believe children benefit most through using play as a basis for early learning. Accordingly, we provide a wide variety of experiences and activities. These activities are planned around each individual child's interests and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, which lays the foundation for children's future learning. We are fully inclusive of all children's needs, ensuring they are supported individually to make progress at their own pace.
There is level access to the premises.
We offer 15 and 30 hours funded childcare for eligible parents.
Who to contact
- Gina Peacher
The Hall, Trimley Methodist Church
Trimley St. Martin
- IP11 0RN
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- Contact Notes
Deputy Manager is Claire Kyle, based at Twinkletoes Pre-School. Tel: 07763 816224
- The Hall
Trimley Methodist Church
Trimley St Martin
- IP11 0RN
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- Venue Email
- Parking available
- Parking details
- Please park on the High Road, or nearby, with consideration for local residents.
- There is a bus stop in close proximity to the setting and buses are approx. every 20 minutes
- Louise Walker
- Manager at Kirton Kites
- 07395 045606
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Registered to provide 30 Hours?
- 30 Hours Partner Summary
- As requested
- Last updated
- Immediate vacancies
- Other information
- Please contact Twinkletoes Preschool (Felixstowe) for current or future vacancy information.
Days & times
Monday to Friday: 8.00 - 4.00
Tuesday: Closed -
- Wheelchair access
- Cultural provisions
- Individual dietary needs
- Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
- Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £7.50
- Funded sessions for eligible 2 and 3yr olds = Consumable charge per session for funded children - £3. Per nappy provided by us - £1
- Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Village walks
- Cater for over 8s
- Age Range
- From 2 Year(s)
- To 5 Year(s)
Twinkletoes Pre-school has achieved the following Quality Assurance standards:
* ECaT Standard
* Food Hygiene Awarded L5 from EHO
* Ofsted Good 2023
* RHS Schools Gardening Award at Level 3.
Two of our staff are trained Mental Health First Aiders and we are a Communication Counts setting.
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 02/11/2005 Integrated Good 11/12/2008 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 06/05/2015 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 30/06/2017 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 23/01/2023 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good
- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
Our SENCO is Martha Versey who is an accredited Level 3 Qualified SEN Advisor, with many years of experience. All staff are fully briefed on all of our children’s additional needs, use Makaton sign language and are monitored by Martha and the Manager.
All conditions are supported including Autism, physical disabilities and sight needs. We hold the ECaT (Every Child a Talker Award) and Communication Counts Award. We use specialist equipment when required.
We adjust the room layout to accommodate the children's individual needs.
Specific SEN resources to meet individual needs i.e. visual timetables, PECS cards, now and next boards.
1 to 1 support when needed.
Planning for each child's individual needs.
Social communication and interaction groups.
SENCO on hand at all times with training updated regularly.
Relationships: Supportive relationships are the key to our success. Parents are involved in planning support and any learning developmental needs are addressed in partnership with the relevant professional. We provide adult support with appropriate interaction with other children, including both structured activities and child led play.
Coping and support, stress and strategies: Parents and professionals work together recognising each other's expert knowledge. Informed decisions are made together in the best interest of the family.
Behaviour - developing understanding and strategies: Parents can help pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with children with additional needs and this knowledge is used in partnership to meet our families needs.
Money matters, benefits and funding: We seek to help all our families and helping to source help and advice is one of our additional services. For an additional helpline call 0808 8083555
- Martha Versey
- 07763 816224
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
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