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The Playstation Pre-School


The Playstation Pre-school group is a well-established group, which has been running for many years. We are fortunate enough to have use of secure premises situated within Hadleigh Community Primary School, but with the benefit of having a building separate from the main school, therefore remaining our independence. We follow Ofsted recommendations and are regularly inspected by them. We are a non-profitable organisation, with charitable status, run by a voluntary committee. We are dedicated in our policy and aim to provide a safe, secure and happy environment, where pre-school children can learn through play and socialise and enjoy a wide variety of resources and activities. These will broaden their experiences and awareness of the world around them.  We are open term time only from 8.30 am - 3.30 pm and offer 15 hours funded sessions for all 3 & 4 years old's (the term after their 3rd birthday) and for those 2 year old's who meet the eligibility criteria.  We also offer the extra 15 hours for eligible 3 & 4 years old's. 

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Stella Simpkin
Playstation Preschool, The Studio, C/O HCP school
Station Road
01473 824271
Contact Notes

We are only open during term time.  Coinciding with Hadleigh Community Primary School.  However, we do regularly check our emails and messages throughout the holiday period.  You can also contact us via our facebook page.

Charity Commissioning Number

Venue Details

Hadleigh CP School
Station Road
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Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
There is limited road side parking near the School, but there are also 2 car parks within a 5 minute walk, which are free of charge.

We accommodate children from 2 years old to rising 5's in the Hadleigh area and community.  If you live outside the Hadleigh area and we have space to accommodate you, you are very welcome to bring your child to PlayStation.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
We are able to share funding with other provisions offering the service, including Hadleigh Community Primary School Nursery


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Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact The Playstation Pre-School for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 15:30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Our registration process ensures we speak to parents and carers about their culture and any special requirements we need to meet regarding their religion, beliefs, language or celebrations.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We provide a healthy snack throughout the day, and vary what we offer; from fruit, vegetables, meat, toast, crackers, cheese etc. Some children bring in cakes or sweets on their birthday or special occasions, to share with their peers. An allergy list is on view for all staff and students/volunteers to see and they are made aware of this on their induction. We have had children with varying allergies, from severe nut, dairy and wheat allergy to lactose intolerant. Staff have all received Epipen training.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Throughout the years we have dealt with a range of needs and have a good relationship with other professionals in all areas - health visitor, paediatrician, other schools/settings, SALT and we have the support of The Early Years Team. We use our experience but are very aware that each child is individual as are their needs. We therefore taylor their learning to suit their individual needs and adapt the premises to accommodate them. We have a dedicated staff member who has SEN training, who also attends regular update meetings and shares all information with staff on a regular basis.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Emotional needs
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.75 2 years - Per hour
£14.25 2 years - Per session
£4.25 3 years plus - Per hour
£12.75 3 years plus - Per session
Early Education funding for 3 and 4 year olds. 2 year old funding is available for families who meet the funding criteria. Lunch clubs can be included in your funding claim

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, TV - DVD, Village walks
Further information about pick-ups
Children from Hadleigh Community Primary School Nursery can attend PlayStation in the morning and are collected at 11.30 to attend their lunch club and those who attend Nursery in the morning, can attend lunch club and then are brought through to PlayStation for the afternoon session.
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)

Although a majority of children who attend PlayStation move on to Hadleigh Community primary School, we are pleased that a percentage who attend also go on to the other local schools.  We act as a feeder group to Whatfield Primary school, Bildeston Primary School, Hintlesham and Chattisham primary school, Kersey Primary School, St Mary;s. Hadleigh and Beaumont Primary School,  Hadleigh.  We are also proud of our connection and working relationship with other settings and child minder's in the area.  PlayStation work as a team with these other professionals to ensure continuity of care for your children.  We have and still do, cater for children with English as a second language and have built up substantial resources to support a range of different languages - recently; Polish, Russian, German and Italian.

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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/03/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
14/03/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
12/11/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/02/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Local Offer
Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We offer an all inclusive service and will adapt to suit individual needs.  We have in the past and currently cater for children with physical disabilities, such as hypermobility, cerabal palsy and hip dyspraxia.  We also have experience with children on the autisic spectrum and those with delayed speech and development.  As well as children with severe allergies.  We have recent experience with children with EAL.  All staff members are first aid trained and have received epipen training and we have one member of staff who holds her SENCo qualification and level 1 and 2 makaton. Another member of the team is currently doing her SENCO training to provide extra support.  Most staff have also received pecs training, stages 1-4.  We work closely with other settings and professionals to ensure continuity of care and development for your children.  We provide a stimulating environment and offer a wide range of resources and activities to ensure that all children are motivated and have a range of choices to suit their needs.  Our policies and procedures are regularly monitored and reviewed to ensure we offer high, effective standards.  All staff attend regular training to ensure their skills and confidence levels are maintained.  PlayStation has a strong Keyworker system in place, which promotes not only children's individual development, but a highly successful parent partnership, which is key to ensuring all children's needs are met and that we are consistent with their care and development.  Our planning process is robust to ensure we promote independence, confidence, high self esteem and give the children the opportunity to reflect their differences and similarities.  We provide a diverse curriciulm to reflect individual needs and differences - offering a range of activities to teach these effectively and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.  Our adult;child ratio is continuously monitored and additional staff are recruited to ensure a high ratio if needed.  Our Learning Journeys are regularly updated and reviewed so that we can monitor your child's progress and seek support in any area that shows is needed.  PlayStation is committed to ensuring we are an all inclusive practice and where possible will adapt/train to maintain this standard.

Louise White, SENCo or Stella Simpkin, Manager
01473 824271
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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