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St Helens Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup

St Helen's Playgroup has been providing high quality care for pre-school children in Ipswich for more than 30 years. We work in partnership with parents and carers to help children develop a love for learning that will enable them to reach their full potential.

We cater for children aged between two and five years.

Our sessions run from 9.15am to 12.15pm Monday to Friday during normal term time at St Helens Church on St Helens Street in Ipswich.

Please feel free to contact us on 07507 455185 for more information. To download our brochures and see our latest Ofsted inspection report please visit our website http://sthelensplaygroup.co.uk/

If you have any questions you can also visit our Facebook page for all the latest news at www.facebook.com/St-Helens-Playgroup-196059560933706

Who to contact

Name
Carol Pickering
Position
Manager
Address
St Helen's Church
St Helen's Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP4 2LS
Venue Notes

Ipswich bus routes stop near by

Telephone
07507 455185
Email
mail@sthelensplaygroup.co.uk
Website
http://sthelensplaygroup.co.uk/
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Charity Commissioning Number
1029698

Venue Details

Venue
St Helen's Church
Address
St Helen's Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP4 2LS
Parking available
Parking details
0
Notes

Ipswich bus routes stop near by

Additional contact

Name
Sue Way
Position
Lead Practitioner
Telephone
07507 455185

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
No

Vacancies

Last updated
26/01/2019
Immediate vacancies
No
Other information
Please contact us on 07507 455185 or by email: mail@sthelensplaygroup.co.uk for more information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09:15 - 12:15

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - We welcome all children to our setting irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background. Our resources reflect this diversity.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We respect all of the dietary needs of our children.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have a qualified Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator (SENDCo) who will work with the child and their family, other staff members and specialists supporting the child to ensure that their particular needs are met.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Speech and language difficulties

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 if your child does not qualify for early years funding Per session
Details
These costs only apply to any child not in receipt of Early Education Funding, if and when we have spaces to accept under 3s

Other Details

Facilities
Arts and crafts, Enclosed outdoor play area, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Slide, Take children on outings, Trampoline
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 2 month(s)
To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Notes

Each child has a Key Person who works closely with the child and their family to ensure that they are happy and settled. The Key Person will monitor and support the child's development creating a unique Learning Journey which the child will take with them when they move on to school.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with the emphasis being on learning through play.

Children are encouraged to ask questions, develop skills, explore the world around them and use their imagination both inside and in our unique outdoor space. Supported play enables staff to extend a child's knowledge and understanding, improve their communication skills and grow in confidence.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
No
Last Updated
26/01/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
251649
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/01/2006IntegratedSatisfactory
09/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator, Carol Pickering, works closely with our children who have a special educational need or disability, their families and outside agencies to ensure that their individual needs are fully met. Carol is supported by Sue Way who has many years experience of working with children with additional needs.

We aim to provide an inclusive environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, a medical condition or a disability are supported to reach their full potential.

We work within the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the Equality Act 2010 and in line with our Admissions, Safeguarding and Behaviour Policies. We constantly monitor and review our SEND policy, practice and provision.

 

Contact
Carol Pickering
Telephone
07507 455185
Email
mail@sthelensplaygroup.co.uk

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