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Westgate Whirlybirds Pre-School

Pre-School Playgroup

Westgate Whirlybirds Pre-school offers sessional childcare for 2 to 5 year olds. We provide quality care for your child, following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to develop your child's early learning. Our Staff are fully qualified and have experience of caring for children with special educational needs. 

Staff plan activities around children's needs and interests as well as linking these to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children have free flow access indoors and outdoors and can take part in a variety of activities such as cooking, music and P.E as well as child initiated and adult focused activities.

We also offer a lunch club for children attending the pre-school sessions, packed lunch is required or a hot meal can be offered for an additional cost.

During pre-school children are also offered a healthy snack and a drink. Water is available at all times.

We also run a breakfast, after school and holiday club for 3 to 13 year olds. Our provision is open planned with wheelchair access both indoors and outdoors.

To discuss our current vacancies or arrange a visit, please contact us on 01284 754 014.

Who to contact

Name
Penny
Position
Manager
Address
Westgate Whirlybirds
Brooklands Close
Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP33 3JX
Venue Notes

Now in a purpose built building with disability access.

Telephone
01284 754014
Email
penny.whirlybirds@btconnect.com
Social Media
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Charity Commissioning Number
1053558

Venue Details

Venue
Westgate Whirlybirds
Address
Brooklands Close
Hospital Road
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP33 3JX
Venue Email
penny.whirlybirds@btconnect.com
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Limited parking available and can get busy.
Notes

Now in a purpose built building with disability access.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes
30 Hours Partner Summary
We offer 30 hours childcare with all other providers if required.

Vacancies

Last updated
05/06/2015
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Westgate Whirlybirds has limited spaces for pre-school, please contact us for more information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12.00
Monday to Friday: 12.00 - 12.30
Monday to Friday: 12.30 - 3.30

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Please contact to discuss your child's needs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Staff will sometimes be required to undertake training to meet individual children's needs.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Eczema
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Serious allergy
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£9.00 Per session
£1.50 Lunch Club - Per day
Details
Prices may change

Other Details

Facilities
Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Playroom, Quiet area, TV - DVD
School pickups
Westgate CP School (Bury St Edmunds)
Cater for over 8s
Yes
Age Range
From 2 Year(s)
To 13 Year(s)
Last Updated
23/01/2019

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
251714
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
16/10/2007IntegratedSatisfactory
09/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
18/09/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
18/06/2014Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

If children attend whom have specific needs we will do our best to cater for their needs. We have qualified staff experienced with the Autistic Spectrum, ADHD and Speech and Language difficulties. Our staff recieve training to ensure the children can get the best outcome whilst in our care.

Please contact us to discuss any further information which may be required.

Contact
Penny
Telephone
01284 754014
Email
penny.whirlybirds@btconnect.com
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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