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Stowupland Pre-school


Stowupland Pre-School provides high quality care and education for children aged two to school starting age. The Pre-school is an established purpose built provision, serving the community of Stowupland and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We are a registered charity (Charity Number: 1128585) and as such we must be run by a voluntary Management Committee comprising of a Committee Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

We are registered for 27 children at any one time, and offer a variety of sessions throughout the week to meet the needs of our families and community. We regularly consult with parents regarding their childcare requirements, and adapt our service offer whenever possible.

At Stowupland Pre-School we are committed to promoting high quality learning through a genuine partnership with the child at the centre. We recognise that emotional and social development are vital to children’s future successes, and believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment.

We provide an exciting and stimulating environment where children and their families feel safe, secure and comfortable and with people around them, free from pressure, where they are given time and space to be themselves. We believe that by feeling valued and respected we all develop the self-esteem to accept others and ourselves.

We provide opportunities for children to develop new skills and understanding, the chance to explore and experiment within our inspiring indoor space, as well as our large natural outdoor environment. We build on what the child already knows, and aim to provide creative and challenging learning opportunities for discovery, exploration, problem solving and self-expression, which help the children and the team, develop a passion for learning. We ensure that children have plentiful opportunities to access the surrounding countryside and community spaces through planning regular visits and experiences.

We ensure each child feels special and included and has the right to be listened to and their opinion respected. We help each other to care for the environment and to know that each of us has a role and can make a difference in our community and in the wider world. We support each individual to gain the confidence to make the most of their abilities and to be aware of opportunities available to them.

The Pre-School team is highly experienced and qualified, and is led by a Manager who holds Early Year Teacher Status, and Deputy Manager who holds Level 5 in Children’s Care Learning and development . All members of our team hold relevant qualifications in childcare to Level 3 or above.

We strive to provide exciting and motivational learning experiences for children, enabling them to achieve to their fullest potential.

3 & 4 year old funding

Who to contact

Kayleigh Simpson
Church rd
IP14 4BQ
01449 678550

Venue Details

Church Road
IP14 4BQ
View IP14 4BQ on a map
Parking available
Parking details
Parking available at the adjacent village hall, access to the Pre-School via a path.

The setting is situated behind Freeman Primary School on the main road.


Bus route running to Stowupland Village hourly (closest stop near to the High School).

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact us for further details as we have a waiting list

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 4.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Staff are fully trained in Equal Opportunities, we have a trained Inclusion Officer. We also have a wide range of resources and cover multi cultural topics and celebrations.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - We ensure that all children’s dietary requirements are met. We require parents/carers to provide us with details of their child’s dietary needs before they start with us. Staff are made aware of all allergies/dietary requirements via a central record which is kept in the Kitchen area. Separate foods are provided for children where necessary, these foods are stored separately from others to avoid cross contamination. We are a not Nut setting – and we make parents/carers aware of this during children’s inductions.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - We have experience of a range of needs.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
*Parents will need to provide their child with a packed lunch if they attend an afternoon session.

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pets, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 4 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
12/03/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Support for people with disabilities

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Identifying when a child needs support
Our setting initially assigns every child with a key person who makes regular observations on the child. These observations are used for planning for the child and can identify areas in which the child may need extra support. These observations and assessments are then shared with the settings Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENcO) and the child’s parents. Once information is shared, the parents and keyperson can work together and complete a One Page Profile on the child which helps to identify any concerns.

Supporting Children with Special Needs
Our SENCo has completed relevant Suffolk Accredited SENCo training. Another member of staff is also trained at SEN (Level 3). Staff members have experience working with children with special needs including speech and language delay, cerebral  palsy, Autism and Asperger’s, and dealing with challenging behaviour. All staff are also trained in Paediatric First Aid.

Our Policies and Procedures support our practice and are reviewed regularly to ensure that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all.
We ensure that the keyperson and the SENCO work closely to ensure that the setting provides activities which supports the child and that IEP’s and plans are put in place.
The pre-school SENCO will also liaise with other professionals, with signed permission from the child’s parents/carers. These include Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Health Visitors and attend TAC meetings, which ensures that we gain advice and guidance to help support the child.

Parental Involvement
Our setting values all parent’s views and ensures that they are always included within their child’s support and learning within the group. Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s) are reviewed half termly to discuss progress and changes to the plan. Observations are shared and discussed, with parents encouraged to add views and comments.

The pre-school building was built 10 years ago and designed for wheelchair use, with wide doorways, one level flooring and a disabled toilet. The outside environment is again one level, with different learning areas. We assess the different areas to ensure that they are accessible to all the children.

The pre-school is aware that transitions are an important time for any child. When a child begins pre-school, we ensure that information is shared between parents and their key person via their ‘All About Me’ booklet, visits to the pre-school where information can be discussed or a home visit can be arranged with the manager/SENCO. We ensure that we gain information on the child’s interests and needs before they start pre-school to help them settle in.


Lisa Brough
01449 678550
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties

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