Acton Playgroup is dedicated to the care and education of pre-school children and the principles of learning through play. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure and when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. At Acton Playgroup we strive to create an outstanding setting where everyone is welcome and included.
Who to contact
- Mrs Kim Farley
- Lead Practitioner
- CO10 0US
- Contact Notes
Number is checked periodically during this time. Email is checked daily.
- Charity Commissioning Number
- Acton Playgroup
Acton Primary School
- CO10 0US
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- Parking available
30 Hours Extended Entitlements
- Registered to provide 30 Hours?
- Last updated
- Immediate vacancies
- Other information
- Please contact Acton Playgroup for vacancy information.
Days & times
Monday to Friday: 08.45 - 15.30
- Wheelchair access
- Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
- Cultural provisions
- Individual dietary needs
- Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
- Yes - Use of Makaton signing language.
- Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Speech and language difficulties
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £18.00 Per session £4.00 Lunch Club - Per day
- Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Forest school, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sleeping area
- Cater for over 8s
- Age Range
- From 2 Year(s) 0 month(s)
- To 5 Year(s) 0 month(s)
- Offers Tax Free Childcare
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 03/03/2008 Integrated Good 10/02/2011 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 18/05/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding 22/07/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Outstanding
- Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities
We provide an environment in which all children including those with special educational needs and disabilities are supported to reach their full potential. Acton Playgroup is completely accessible to all and includes an accessible toilet, changing facilities, wide doors to gain access to school area for lunch time and main hall activities. We have disabled parking areas for which permits are issued.
We comply to all guidelines in the Dept.for education(DfE, Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or SENCO - Rebecca Ridgeon, monitors the needs and progress of children who have special educational needs.
A system of observation operates in partnership with parents and other professionals to enable us to identify and monitor children's individual needs and progress.
We have and will continue to: apply for any specific equipment required; adapt the learning environment; complete risk assessments; attend ongoing staff training; hold regular meetings to discuss progress and targets; use provision mapping to show how the children are supported and the allocation of funding.
We provide information for parents for additional support from the children centre, home start, parent partnership, social communication groups and 1-1 support, PSED Intervention Groups.
Staff additional training includes:
SENCO - Rebecca Ridgeon/Deputy SENCO Kim Farley
- Dynavox Communication Aid
- Widget Symbols
- Autisum Courses
- SENCO level 3
- Experience in managing behaviour
- ECERS trained - an understanding os the learning environment.
- PTLLS trained - enables sessions to be provided for parents to support speech development - one of the prime areas of learning.
- Understanding physical development training.
The WELLCOM Pack is used to assess children's communication and activities from this are used to support those with communication and language difficulties.
- Every child a talker
- A positive approach to behaviour
Acton Playgroup have an Inclusion Award and the ECAT Standard.
- Rebecca Ridgeon/Kim Farley
- 01787 464270
- Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Mental health conditions
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Fantastic learning environment Rated 5 out of 5
Our toddler has settled very well into Acton playgroup. He has a great relationship with his key worker Kim and the other members of the team. There is so much support and everyone is frendly and welcoming. It's a fantastic evvironmrnt for playing and learning. The tapestry online learning journal is fantastic, it gives an insight into what our toddler gets up to I his sessions and monitors his progress. We love Acton playgroup!
Review submitted on 29/01/2016
Fantastic Setting Rated 5 out of 5
Both of my children have attended this setting and loved it. They offer an exciting range of activities and experiences, while also engaging in children's interest. The staff develop excellent relationships with both children and parents. They both support and challenge children to encourage good development in all areas of learning. Communication with parents is excellent. I have also worked with this setting in a professional capacity when children from Acton Playgroup have transferred to my Reception class. I have been impressed with their expert knowledge of the children in their care and the support they offer for transition. As a mother and an early years teacher I highly recommend Acton Playgroup.
Review submitted on 08/02/2016
A really lovely playgroup Rated 5 out of 5
Acton Playgorup is a brilliant playgroup which treats all children individually. Both my children have attended here and we would highly recommend them. They have a professional approach and nuture the children to become their own characters while providing them with great life skills and foundations for school. Preparation for school is excellent and the transitions from playgroup to reception class is seamless. Submitted: 20/07/2019
Review submitted on 20/07/2019