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Knodishall & District Playgroup

Pre-School Playgroup

Knodishall and District Playgroup aims to provide a variety of stimulating educational opportunities for your child in a safe, supportive and caring environment. We believe that each child is unique and deserves to have every opportunity to develop at their own pace, while having fun and feeling safe. We offer a free taster session taster so that you and your child can come and visit playgroup during a session with no obligation and join in some messy fun! Leave the clearing up to us. The Playgroup is run from the Mission Rooms in School Road, we can have up to 20 children in a session. The space on offer includes a large activity room, cloakroom, child size tables and chairs,child size toilets, separate kitchen and a hall attached to the activity room. There is an outdoor play area with a safety surface used every day for a wide range of wheeled toys, climbing equipment, slides, trampoline, water play and many more outdoor toys and equipment. We have an outside shelter so children can still play outside in all weathers safely. Disabled toilet and ramp for a wheel chair access. The main activity room is equipped for art and craft activities, role play, construction, table activities, floor toys, sand and water play, computing and music. There is also a cosy book corner with cushions, a large selection of books for dual language which allows the children to sit quietly and enjoy a book. Knodishall and District Playgroup is a registered charity managed by a voluntary committee of parents and carers. We believe that a trusting partnership between the playgroup, the parents and the child is the most effective springboard to a happy and successful development. We will encourage this partnership to flourish by operating an open policy of consultation. We work closely with all primary Schools around around our village during the transition from playgroup to school. The reception teacher from Coldfair Green Primary school visits playgroup regularly  for the last half term to get to know the children who will be in her class. These are just a few comments that we have been sent in letters thanking our staff: ‘Thank you very much for making my daughter feel so welcome at playgroup. Ever since day one, she has adored, all of you. She is definitely ready for big school.’ ‘My husband and I can certainly see what a difference playgroup can make. From our child being a shy, nervous little boy to a confident fun loving boy at the end!!’ ‘Thank you so much for having me come to your playgroup for my work experience. I really enjoyed helping out and being with the children. I will miss you all.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to contact

Name
Jess Kersey
Position
Manager
Address
The Mission Rooms
School Road
Knodishall
Saxmundham
Suffolk
Postcode
IP17 1UD
Venue Notes

There is a bus route through the village. The bus stop is just a short distance away from the playgroup. Hall hire for functions & children's parties, Kitchen facilities.  

Telephone
01728 831328
Mobile
‭07754 216760‬
Email
knodishallplaygroup@outlook.com
Charity Commissioning Number
1023626

Venue Details

Venue
The Mission Rooms
Address
Saxmundham
Suffolk
Postcode
IP17 1UD
Parking available
No
Parking details
Parking across the road form the building.
Notes

There is a bus route through the village. The bus stop is just a short distance away from the playgroup. Hall hire for functions & children's parties, Kitchen facilities.  

Additional contact

Name
Tim Haxell
Position
Chairperson of Committee
Telephone
01728831328
Email
t.haxell@btinternet.com
Address
The mission rooms
School Road
Knodishall
Saxmundham
Suffolk
IP17 1UD

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
30/07/2018
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Knodishall & District Playgroup have places available for most sessions. We have up to 20 children in a session.

Days & times

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 or 3.00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00 or 3:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00 or 3:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 or 3:00
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 or 3:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises
Cultural provisions
Yes - We celebrate different cultures through trying different foods and dressing up celebrating other countries and culture.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - All requirements will be respected and catered for.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Our staff have training in Makaton use daily, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and have a fully trained Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) member of staff in the sessions.ECAT
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Reflux
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 for Morning session (3 hour session) 2 years plus - Per session
Details
£12.00 per afternoon session Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ( 12pm - 3pm)

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Equipment for all ages, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Slide, Swings, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 4 Year(s) 7 month(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
30/07/2018

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
251545
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/05/2006IntegratedGood
12/03/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
15/12/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
27/09/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Our setting is always over ratio child to adult. Jess Kersey, joined our setting in 2013. Trained SENCO with up to date training. Jess is a qualified Early Years Teacher rated “outstanding” and holds a degree in Early years practice and Early Years development. Early Year and Child Care Development NVQ 4. Makaton trained level 1.First aid for adults. Paediatric level 3 for children. Roles and responsibilities - Safeguarding children.Deputy lead for the setting. Food safety. Makaton trained level 1.Experience of working with children with Autism & Autistic spectrum, Global delay, speech & language, Behaviour, Aspergers syndrome. Debbie Godbold - Now Play Assistant, joined the setting in 1996. Was our SENCO for 16 years, experience of working with 10 children with SEN. Qualified in Early years and child care development level 3. Makaton trained level 1.First aid. Safe guarding children.  PECKS & visuals used daily.  Food safety. Behaviour understanding why. Experience of working with children with Autism & Autistic spectrum, Global delay, speech & language, Downes syndrome, Behaviour, Aspergers syndrome.

 

 

 

Contact
Jess Kersey
Telephone
01728 831328
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties

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