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St Nicholas Pre-school

Pre-School Playgroup

We are a pre-school running 3 hour sessions, accepting children from age 2 to 5. We are in receipt of government funding for 2 and 3 year olds. We are an inclusive setting and work closely with Suffolk Childcare team to meet the needs of all children. We have a maximum of 24 children per session and work within Government guidelines for staffing levels. One staff member has a BA degrees in CCLD and 4 members have level 3 qualifications. Our last OFSTED rating was "GOOD". Highlighting that children are happy and well settled, and a well lead team who work well together. We are expierenced with children with a range of extra needs in physical and developmental as well as English as an additional language.Two of our staff are trained SENCO's and work with numerous outside agencies. 

Please contact us to check availability.

Who to contact

Mobile
07528 714535
Email
stnicholaspreschool@btinternet.com

Venue Details

Venue
St. Nicholas Church
Address
Morton Road
Pakefield
LOWESTOFT
Suffolk
Postcode
NR33 0JQ
Venue Email
stnicholaspreschool@btinternet.com
Parking available
No

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
05/09/2018
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
St Nicholas Pre-school has spaces on all AM and PM sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10.00 Per session
Details
£10.00per session

Other Details

Facilities
Arts and crafts, Enclosed outdoor play area, Healthy eating, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Sleeping area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Notes

We cater for all abilities and have experience with both physical and developmental disabilies.

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
28/10/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY371259
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
26/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
13/01/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
14/03/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
04/10/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We cater for all needs with the support of the Suffolk Childcare team and work with outside agencies such as SALT, educational psychology and physiotherapists. We have an accredited SENCO and another staff member in training. The setting has done MAKETON training as a group and has experience with PECS. We have supported parents through the MDA process and do full transitions as children leave the setting. We have experience of Autistic Disorder, speech delay, gross global delay, physical disability and syndromic conditions. We have experience with challenging behaviour.

Contact
Maria Cotter
Telephone
07528 714535
Email
stnicholaspreschool@btinternet.com
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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A great pre-school
Our daughter has been attending St.Nicholas Pre-School for the last year and absolutely loves it. She has learnt so much, in all aspects, since she started and looks looks forward to attending each day. The setting itself and facilities are great, with plenty of toys, games and learning aids. There is also a secured garden space and plenty of equipment for outdoor play. The satff are all lovely and helpful, always keeping you up to date with information regarding your child and events or changes taking place within the setting.
Perfect preschool
My daughter has attended the preschool since she was 2 and she has loved it from start to finish. The staff are amazing and they arrange lots of trips for the children and fun days/activities. The communication between parent and teacher is brilliant. I have spent some time during sessions and seen first hand how much they teach the little ones and the facilities are great. They encourage children to be children and have a lovely outdoor area for them to play in whatever the weather. Thank you st Nicholas for being amazing and giving my Lily the best start I could have asked for. I highly recommend this preschool for your little ones.  
A happy place for my child
Our son has attended St Nicholas pre-school for the last year 3 days per week.  He has thoroughly enjoyed his time there and has progressed well in his development. The staff are all friendly and he always come home happy after a day at pre-school.  He enjoyed the variety of the acticities and the ability to play indoors and outdoors. The staff made a real effort with the Christmas nativity play which was fantastic, and they regularly made items/gifts for the kids to take home, which was really cute. From the outside the setting may not look that attractive (but I understand they will move to new premises soon), but inside is a wonderful team to looking after the children, with lots of toys and educational materials. Would thoroughly recommend.
Brilliant PreSchool
My son has been at St Nicholas Preschool for a year and he has come on so much. He struggled with his speech, the staff were really supportive and worked hard to encourage him to talk. His confidence has grown so much and the staff are all friendly and a brilliant with the children. I would highly recommend this school to all parents.. kids love them! Submitted: 23/07/2019
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