Blofield Preschool Playgroup believes that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met. We aim to provide an inclusive, stimulating range of experiences and activities within the setting and beyond, for the children to make sense of their world and become valued members of their community, through play.
By providing a happy, well-managed environment the children will be encouraged to develop the social skills needed to become accepted and welcome in society as they grow up. Working within Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, we plan activities to be challenging but not so frustrating that children become angry or bored and children learn through playing.
We have the use of the whole hall which is set up into a variety of areas, such as construction, role play, creative, literacy, problem solving, there is even a cosy corner where children have access to their own Learning stories and books. The outside play area is fenced off and is completely secure, allowing children the opportunity to play with our wide range of outdoor toys including balance bikes, tractors, sandpits, balls, hoops and cars.
We are open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during school terms and offer two sessions per day, 9.10 am-12.10 and 12.10 - 3.10 pm, or children can stay with us across both sessions. We have four full-time members of staff who are all fully qualified in child care. The team is supported by two lunchtime assistants and an admin assistant as well. We have capacity to take 26 children per session ranging from 2 1/2 years up to 4 years when children begin school. Within the team we have SENDCO specialists ensuring that all types of childrens' educational and special needs are catered for.
Funded places are available - please contact us for further details about this. Fees are payable half termly in advance, the rate is £13.50 per session or (£15.50 per session for 2-3 year olds).
We do have a uniform, although this is not compulsory. If you wish to order some uniform please download the form here.
If you wish to find out more about our preschool or to arrange a visit to meet us and see the setting for yourself, please click here.
If you wish to register your child to be put on our waiting list please complete this form and either email or post it back to us.