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Thurston Preschool and Before and After School Club

Pre-School Playgroup

Are you looking for a preschool to care for your child with love and all-round personal attention? Then you've come to the right place! We provide a caring and warm-hearted family atmosphere for all children with fantastic facilities.  We have an all weather outside classroom together with an open and natural space, including the use of the Primary School grounds next door.  We aim to support your child's personal development and prepare him or her for the future. Visitors are always welcome, so please come and take a look for yourself. 

Thurston Preschool welcomes children from age two to rising five years olds and is situated in a large playing field next to Thurston Primary School. We have been established for over 10 years and we have our own purpose built premises, together with a wonderful outside space.

We are currently a committee organised registered charity, with our committee overseeing the management of the preschool. 

The preschool has good links with Thurston Primary School which ensures a smooth transition from preschool to school.  If you are coming from farther afield, we will also liaise with your child’s chosen school and provide support for an efficient transition.

As a charity our aim is to benefit our children, not to make money.  All monies raised from fees and fundraising goes directly back into the preschool.

Our intention is to make our preschool genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of both the local community and from farther afield.  We are Ofsted registered and our last inspection is September 2016 rating is Good.

It is our policy to ensure that our provision meets the needs of each individual child and family. As such, we take into account any special need that a child or family member may have.  We will support children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and those for whom English is an additional language.

Who to contact

Name
Sarah Simmons
Position
Preschool Manager
Address
Church Road
Thurston
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP31 3RU
Venue Notes

We are a purpose built setting located on a large playing field opposite St Peters Church, and next to the Cavendish Hall.

Bus route: Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket.

Nearest train station is Thurston.

 

 

 

Telephone
01359 234993
07743 134734
Email
thurstonpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
Website
https://www.thurston-preschool.co.uk/
Charity Commissioning Number
1144602

Venue Details

Venue
Thurston Preschool
Address
Church Road
Thurston
BURY ST. EDMUNDS
Suffolk
Postcode
IP31 3RU
Venue Email
thurstonpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
Venue Website
http://www.thurston-preschool.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Parking available at the Cavendish hall car park.
Notes

We are a purpose built setting located on a large playing field opposite St Peters Church, and next to the Cavendish Hall.

Bus route: Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket.

Nearest train station is Thurston.

 

 

 

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?
Yes

Vacancies

Last updated
01/10/2018
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Other information
Please contact Thurston Preschool for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 5.30pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes
Cultural provisions
Yes
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Cultural and dietary needs are respected at the setting. All children are offered a wide variety of foods (excluding nuts and any other allergies or preferences are catered for)
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)
Aspergers Syndrome
Asthma
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Eczema
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Hypermobility
Learning difficulties
Mentally Disabled
Motor impairment
Muscular dystrophy
Physical impairment
Reflux
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
Visual impairment
Williams Syndrome

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per session
£3.80 Breakfast club - Per day
£2.50 Lunch Club - Per day
£6 for 3.20pm - 4.30pm After School Club - Per day
£10 for 3.20pm - 5.30pm After School Club - Per day

Other Details

Facilities
Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, CCTV, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Games consoles, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Slide, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Village walks
School pickups
Thurston Church of England Primary Academy
Further information about pick-ups
Drop off at the Primary School after Breakfast club and collect from the Primary School after school.
Cater for over 8s
Yes
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 11 Year(s) 11 month(s)
Notes

Makaton friendly setting level 1- 4

Index for inclusion

We are diverse and inclusive setting, the needs of the children are paramount and would be able to cater for any additional needs or requirements.

 

 

Offers Tax Free Childcare
Yes
Last Updated
01/10/2018

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY442936
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/09/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
29/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Makaton training stages 1 to 4

Index for Inclusion

Designated SENDCo

Advanced Speech and Language training

ADHD training

Autism, Asperger's semantic disorders

Anaphylaxis Awareness

Transition/passport training

Signs of Safety

Mental Health and Wellbeing training

Promote positive behaviour

Equality and Inclusion

Child Neglect Level 2

 

 

 

Contact
Lauran Collins or Sarah Simmons
Telephone
01359234993
Email
thurstonpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
Links
https://www.thurston-preschool.co.uk/
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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