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The First Stop Pre-School

PreSchool

First Stop Pre School is situated within the grounds of Trimley St Mary Primary School. First Stop has been open since 1982 operating originally in a converted double decker bus. The pre school moved into the current purpose built building in 1986. Which offers wheelchair friendly access and toilet facilities. The setting has its own secure enclosed garden with a large undercover area. Providing all children with outdoor play based learning opportunities whatever the weather. We are open during term time Monday to Friday 8.45-11.45 and 12.20-3.20. We provide drinks and a healthy snack morning and afternoon.

We have 8 permanent staff members who are all highly qualified and experienced in their role. All staff are regularly trained in first aid and safeguarding. First Stop has a trained SENCo and who holds an Elkan speech and language qualification enhancing the support available to the children. We offer a warm welcoming environment to all and support our parents and children alike in what for many is their first transition into a setting.

The Pre School is managed by a committee elected by and from the parents. Therefore major decision making is in the hands of those who use the group.

We welcome all children from all backgrounds regardless of social economic status, religion or culture. We welcome and encourage parent/carer involvement in various ways. Through a rota where parents/carers are welcome to participate in whole sessions with their children. We engage in fundraising whenever the need arises which parents are actively involved in. First Stop enter a float in the yearly village carnival which is solely down to the parents, planning and bringing their ideas together. 

Our aims are: To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age in a parent-involving, community-based group. To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment. To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.

'We help children achieve their full potential through nurturing relationships and create an active learning environment'

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Name
Sharon Bennett
Position
Manager
Telephone
01394 270007
Email
manager@firststoppreschool.org.uk
Website
http://www.firststoppreschool.org.uk
Charity Commissioning Number
292446

Venue Details

Venue
First Stop Pre School
Address
154 High Road
Trimley St Mary
Felixstowe
Suffolk
Postcode
IP11 0ST
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Venue Email
manager@firststoppreschool.org.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Parking for parents and visitors is on Trimley High Road at the front of the school
Transport
The setting is on a regular bus route and train station is a few minutes walk away.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
Childminders and other settings the parent/carer chooses to use

Vacancies

Last updated
24/06/2022
Immediate vacancies
No
Other information
We do not expect to have any vacancies until September 2023, please visit our website to place your child's name onto our waiting list.

Days & times

Monday to Friday AM: 8.45 - 11.45
Monday to Friday PM: 12.20 - 3.20

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes
Downs syndrome
Eczema
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Tracheotomy
Visual impairment
Williams Syndrome

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.50 Per session
Details
We provide a healthy snack and water or milk at no extra cost

Other Details

Facilities
Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Private changing area, Sensory play equipment, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
No
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 4 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Notes

 All staff are experienced in caring for children with severe food allergies.

All staff are first aid trained.

We have Pecs & Makaton trained staff.

 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
251484
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
15/06/2007IntegratedGood
10/09/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/05/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/06/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

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

We have a NASEN level 3 SENCo.

We can create and implement SEN Plans, EHCPs & Health plans. 

Contact
Terri Churchill
Telephone
01394 270007
Email
manager@firststoppreschool.org.uk
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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